SOURCE: Viscount Systems Inc.

August 26, 2005 09:00 ET

Viscount, Senior Government Officials Attend E-Justice Seminar in Brunei

BURNABY, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 26, 2005 -- Representatives from Viscount Systems (OTC BB: VSYS) have returned from the Canadian E-justice seminar launched at The Public Service Institute, Tungku Gadong, Brunei.

Jointly organized by the Civil Service Institute and E-Prime Networks Sdn Bhd, and supported by the Canadian High Commission in the country, the purpose of the program is to modernize the administration and delivery of justice in Brunei through re-engineering work processes, usage of enabling technologies, strengthening of strategic planning and management capability, and organizational development and human resource interventions.

Steve Pineau, Viscount President and CEO commented: "This project is an excellent example of how MESH can be used to converge physical and IT security. We already have prison applications using our readers, voice stations and servers. This would also involve biometric facial recognition, license plate tracking, video camera hosting and even using card tags to track weapons. The other companies involved with the project specialize in IT and database integration and as a server based architecture, MESH has a much more robust ability to provide key physical security elements than older controller type systems."

In the event's opening remarks, president of E-Prime Networks Pg Hj Mohd Suhaimi bin PPLBIDDI Pg Hj Alauddin said the seminar is about using the latest technology to deliver government services -- where and when it is needed.

The guest of honour, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office Awang Haji Ahmad bin Haji Abdul Rahman, in his speech, said, "We are today facing the challenge of providing public sector services to citizens and businesses through the use of information and communication technology. The justice sector is no exception. The citizens and businesses require the public services in the field of justice that are accessible, efficient, reliable, and is able to comply with their needs and expectations. The challenge of implementing a solution such as an e-justice system is a task of gargantuan proportion. An e-justice system, if successfully implemented, will be an invaluable tool for the attainment of justice for the country and society in which it is developed."

Canadian High Commissioner in Brunei, Mr. Paul SH Lau also presented his remarks before a keynote address was made by Don Rose from the Justice Development International Ltd on "Effecting Change: Easing the Impact on Justice Organizations.

Bill Devey from Among International Consulting Ltd, Shaun Caldwell from OA Solutions, and Rich Allan from Sierra Systems Group Inc., delivered their presentations on "The Canadian e-Justice Experience: Empowering the Justice System."

Also present at the event were senior government officials and Canadian representatives from Forensic Logic Inc., Response Biomedical Corporation, and Scintrex Trace Corporation.

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.

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