VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions Inc.

March 27, 2007 09:08 ET

VIQ Solutions' Subsidiary Awarded Contract by New South Wales Police

MARKHAM, ONTARIO—-(Marketwire – March 27, 2007) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) announced today that Spark & Cannon Australasia Pty Limited ("Spark & Cannon"), the Corporation's wholly-owned Australian subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the State Contracts Control Board on behalf of the New South Wales Police and the Crown ("NSW Police") for the provision of transcription services.

Spark & Cannon will be a participant on a panel of five contractors appointed by NSW Police. The contract's estimated value to Spark & Cannon is AUS $640,000 per annum based on the historical workflow supplied by NSW Police in the tender documents and the expected workflow available to Spark & Cannon. The contract, which commences on April 2nd, 2007, has a term of three years with two options to extend for an additional year each.

NSW Police is Australia's oldest and largest police organization and one of the largest in the English speaking world with 17,000 employees and 13,300 police serving a population of seven million in New South Wales from more than 500 police stations. The contract covers the provision of High Security Transcription of police recordings.

"The awarding of the NSW Police contract demonstrates Spark & Cannon's leadership in providing reliable, secure transcription services in Australia," said Gregory Farmer, General Manager of Spark & Cannon. "We are committed to providing the NSW Police with the same high level of quality service for which Spark & Cannon is renowned."

The Corporation recently announced the awarding of two additional transcription contracts to Spark & Cannon for the provision of court reporting and transcription services, being the Western Australia Department of the Attorney General ("DotAG") and the Western Australia Industrial Relations Commission ("WAIRC").

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is recognized as a global provider in the digital audio industry with innovative product and service-based solutions for voice-driven systems in the legal, medical, business, and government industries. VIQ Solutions provides an integrated range of digital record workflow solutions, including digital audio and video capture, workflow management software, transcription services, interactive electronic scheduling, and case management integration, all from one central, secure database.

About Spark & Cannon Australasia Pty Limited

A court reporting industry leader for over 40 years, Spark & Cannon offers efficient verbatim transcription to the courts. With a network of offices throughout Australia, Spark & Cannon serves legal customers in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania. Spark & Cannon boasts a growing list of satisfied customers, including the WA Ministry of Justice, Federal Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and numerous state-based courts and tribunals. For more information visit the Spark & Cannon website at

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