VIQ Solutions Inc.
TSX VENTURE : VQS

VIQ Solutions Inc.

June 15, 2015 08:30 ET

VIQ and PESA Announce Joint Sales and Marketing Agreement for Bundled Audio-Video Solutions

MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) is pleased to announce that they have signed a joint sales and marketing agreement for a new line of bundled, integrated solutions with partners PESA. The agreement formalizes the joint marketing, sales, pricing and support responsibilities for a line of bundled solutions that integrate VIQ's evidence capture and management software with PESA's XSTREAM line of audio-video hardware solutions.

The bundled hardware and software solutions, to be known as PESA ACES, offer robust audio and video evidence capture and management features at competitive price points. PESA's XSTREAM multi-channel hardware solutions capture multiple streams of audio and video from a wide range of devices and formats and offer accurate time synchronization of voice and video elements. VIQ's flexible software controls the capture from a simple, user-friendly graphic user interface, and adds sophisticated features like multi-tiered secure file synchronization to redundant storage servers in real-time, indexed multimedia attachments and notes, advanced search functionality and powerful audit and analytics reporting.

PESA and VIQ have created all-in-one bundled solutions both for mobile use and for larger fixed networked opportunities. These bundles are specifically designed for diverse, high-growth markets such as law enforcement; public safety for body/dash cams or interview rooms; search and rescue operations; military operations for command and control (C2) and unmanned aerial drone (UAV) video capture and management; educational institutions for distance learning or flipped classes; and medical facilities for surgical training, procedure review and remote consultation. VIQ's versatile software includes multiple market-specific interface profiles to match the workflow of new customers with no additional development required.

Currently, VIQ and PESA are jointly pursuing multiple opportunities in these target markets, including some already in the pilot planning phase.

PESA and VIQ also recently exhibited at the world-renowned National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, showcasing body-worn and drone video applications to NAB's over 100,000 global attendees. VIQ also attended follow-up trade shows with PESA resellers in Seattle and San Francisco, beginning the process of introducing VIQ's software to PESA's existing world-wide reseller channel.

"We are delighted to take this formal next step with PESA, who is one of our most important partners and shares VIQ's vision of simple but sophisticated audio/video capture and management solutions with broad market appeal," said Sebastien Paré, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions Inc. "Sophisticated video management is a key component of VIQ's growth plan moving forward, and in PESA we have a partner that is world-renowned and recognized as a global leader in that field. I am very excited about the PESA/VIQ solution and the wide range of opportunities that are already being presented to us."

"PESA and VIQ have had a long relationship and now we are excited to move that to the next level," said Chris Thomas, President and Chief Technology Officer of PESA. "With the shared vision of secure audio/video capture, management and distribution, it is the right time and the right partnership to formalize the joint marketing of a powerful out-of-the-box solution. The bundling of PESA's premiere hardware with VIQ's sophisticated software provides customers, large or small, a ready-to-run solution. The capture of high-quality audio/video from a variety of sources without latency through a single interface saves customers money and resources. I am very excited about the ACES solution and the unprecedented interest these pre-configured bundles have generated."

For more information on what is making the news at VIQ Solutions, please visit our website at www.viqsolutions.com/news. Shareholders are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting being held on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:00 AM at the VIQ Sales and Marketing office in Markham.

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is the global expert in digital recording technology. With a better approach to the collection, storage and management of digital audio, video and files, we help increase efficiency, improve security and reduce costs for courts, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, health providers, and legislatures around the world. We've got the technology, the experience and the expertise to efficiently manage country-wide installations of hundreds of rooms, with hundreds of terabytes of data. For more information about VIQ Solutions, please visit www.viqsolutions.com.

About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Alabama, with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at www.pesa.com.

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