SOURCE: Viscount Systems Inc.

August 04, 2005 09:00 ET

Viscount Introduces MESH Datastream Security Modules

BURNABY, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 4, 2005 -- Viscount Systems Inc. (OTC BB: VSYS) today announced the company has begun introducing the MESH Datastream enhancement to its MESH product line. MESH Datastream modules can be remotely or centrally located using standard data cable to allow end-users to use legacy RFID and biometric readers when deploying networks of MESH enabled buildings. In addition, the modules allow Viscount to expand MESH to control a wide range of specialty devices not yet MESH enabled including Infrared, Radio Frequency, Barcode, Magstripe and Smartcard. The first system being installed will combine MESH RFID readers with MESH Datastream enabled long-range vehicle readers at gates.

"MESH Datastream dramatically increases the threat MESH to poses to traditional controller manufacturers," noted Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount.

"MESH Datastream modules will be expanded to connect up to 255 readers to a single server at a hardware cost less than half than our older controller technology. There is a 30-year investment in controllers and end-users cannot always afford to replace masses of systems. They can now gradually migrate to MESH readers but use MESH network software to manage existing devices in buildings."

About Viscount Systems

Viscount Systems Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of telecommunications and electronic door control access systems for the security industry. From 1969-1997 Viscount was an R&D affiliate of Telus, itself a controlled subsidiary of GTE, now Verizon Communications. The company's diverse line of products are designed to improve safety and manage security for property owners and users. Viscount's products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries and are sold through a 500-member, North America-wide dealer network comprised of security equipment vendors. Additional information on Viscount's products may be obtained on-line at http://www.viscount.com.

Financial statements are available from the company's registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 6, 2002, which may be viewed at www.sec.gov or the company's web site www.viscount.com under the heading "Investor Relations." For further information, or to be placed on email NEWS ALERT, please e-mail to ir@viscount.com or call toll free 1-866-252-9446.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Nick Waddell
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Viscount Systems, Inc.
    Investor Relations
    Toll Free 1-866-252-9446
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