SOURCE: Viscount Systems Inc.

April 27, 2005 09:00 ET

Viscount Releases MESH Handshake Servers

BURNABY, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 27, 2005 -- Viscount Systems Inc. (OTC BB: VSYS) today announced the Company has released the Handshake Redundancy Manager (HRM) version of its flagship MESH system for several upcoming projects. The MESH HRM provides full hardware redundancy backup for any device connected to a MESH server. This is a software application and does so without requiring costly RAID or controllers.

"Hardware redundancy for Wiegand card access systems has never been feasible," commented Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. "To put this in perspective, the largest facilities we are currently specifying involve up to 800 RFID readers. With a traditional Wiegand system, full redundancy would involve up to 800 additional circuit boards at an installed cost of close to $500,000. This was simply not practical. The MESH HRM accomplishes this with 2 computer motherboards. The value added in terms of reliability vastly exceeds our costs and this will be reflected in margins."

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

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    Nick Waddell
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Viscount Systems, Inc.
    Investor Relations
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