Florida School District Turns to March Networks for Advanced Video Surveillance and Emergency Response

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - March Networks® (TSX: MN), a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, today announced that Escambia County School District - which oversees 60 schools serving more than 40,000 students in Pensacola, Florida - has standardized on the company's video surveillance system to enhance school safety. Equipped with March Networks Command video management software and 4000 C Series hybrid NVRs, the school district now has an easy-to-use, IP-based surveillance solution that allows it to resolve incidents quickly and better respond to potential threats.

"At the moment, we have a mixture of March Networks hybrid recorders in some schools and the server-based Command software in others," said Brian Johnson, a network systems analyst with the school district. "The solution is ideal, because it allows us to continue using analog cameras where they are already installed, and eventually transition all of our schools to IP surveillance as our budget permits."

The fact that the Command software is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems was another key consideration for the school district, as most of its administrators use Macintosh computers. In addition, Command's web-based client interface eliminates the need to install and maintain new software on each individual system, saving the school district both time and resources. The web-based software also makes it easier for Escambia to open the surveillance system to law enforcement and other first responders if needed - providing them with a real-time view into a school in an emergency situation.

"Security is a top priority for school communities worldwide, with video surveillance playing an increasingly important role," said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. "Our solutions offer the ease-of-use and management capabilities needed to efficiently oversee large school districts and campus environments, as well as the proven reliability educators, students and their families demand."

About March Networks
March Networks® (TSX: MN) is a leading provider of intelligent IP video solutions. For more than a decade, the company has helped some of the world's largest commercial and government organizations transition from traditional CCTV to advanced surveillance technologies used for security, loss prevention, risk mitigation and operational efficiency. Its highly scalable and easy to use Command video management platform incorporates a web-based client interface to enable rapid system deployment and complete system control. It is complemented by the company's portfolio of high-definition IP cameras, encoders, video analytics and hybrid recorders, as well as outstanding professional and managed services. March Networks systems are delivered through an extensive distribution and partner network in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.marchnetworks.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains certain forward-looking information, including expectations of future business. This information is based on the Company's current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and that may be beyond March Networks' control. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements due to factors such as customer demand and timing of purchasing decisions, increased levels of competition, technological changes and the successful development of new products, dependence on third-party manufacturers, risks relating to intellectual property infringement claims, and other risks and factors identified in March Networks' public filings with regulatory authorities in Canada. March Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events.

*MARCH NETWORKS, March Networks Command and the MARCH NETWORKS logo are trademarks of March Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

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