September 15, 2008 08:00 ET

VidSys Joins the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance

Alliance to Promote the Interoperability of IP-Enabled Security Devices

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, today announced that it has joined the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), an open-membership organization founded in February 2008. As a member of this alliance, VidSys will join other participating companies in promoting the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices.

"The physical security industry to date has been characterized by a lack of standards causing an infinite number of interoperability challenges as new technologies are introduced to the marketplace to tackle evolving security threats," explained Dave Rosenlund, vice president product marketing and management, VidSys. "The PSIA is a major step forward in addressing this major issue head-on and we look forward to being a part of the process in establishing crucial standards that will positively impact the physical security industry."

Members of the PSIA have joined together to identify existing and emerging standards relevant to the physical security industry, work to enhance them to support industry requirements and encourage their adoption by member companies and the industry. In addition, the group will review and vet specifications that are submitted for consideration as open standards.

"VidSys has long been a proponent of establishing standards to enable interoperability among physical security solutions, making the company a welcome addition to our alliance," said David Bunzel, executive director of the PSIA. "Adding the VidSys perspective will enable us to continue to deliver on our mission to define, recommend and promote standards for IP-enabled security."

The PSIA recently announced its first standard, a new IP Media Device Application Programming Interface (API) specification to improve the interoperability of physical security products using standards-based IP networks. It enables physical security and video management systems to recognize and change the configurations of various IP media devices and control their behaviors.

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About the PSIA

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) is an open-membership organization founded in February 2008 to promote the interoperability of IP-enabled security devices. For further information on PSIA initiatives and participation, please visit

About VidSys

VidSys is the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time. Its Situation Management and Video Management applications, RiskShield™ and VidShield™ respectively, are built upon its Open PSIM Platform™, which provides out of the box integration and analysis of alarms and events from a variety of security or surveillance devices (such as access control, RFID, video cameras/recorders, CBRNE systems, Fire Alarms and other sensors and security systems). VidSys has focused on federal, state and local government applications as well as enterprise settings in the transportation, gaming and financial services industries, where the software is being used in a number of the world's largest unified command & control centers. Privately funded by Flybridge Capital Partners, Motorola Ventures, and JVax Investment Group, principal offices are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Vienna, Virginia. For more information, please visit

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