March Networks and BT Redcare Offer Advanced Video Surveillance Solutions in the U.K. Market



    OTTAWA, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - March Networks(TM) (TSX:MN; AIM:MNW), a
leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP)-based digital video surveillance
solutions, announced today that it will work with BT Redcare Group, a division
of BT Group plc, to offer advanced digital video solutions to organizations in
the United Kingdom.
    Digital video surveillance and sophisticated video analytics are
important business applications that can be added to an organization's IP
network - allowing video services to extend beyond traditional physical
security and into asset management, risk mitigation, and operations
management. As leading network service providers continue to enhance their
product and service offerings, networked video and video analytics are logical
extensions that provide significant value to customers.
    BT Redcare and March Networks will jointly market and sell integrated
security, network, and business solutions in the U.K. Target customers will
initially include those in the retail, logistics and financial sectors.
    "Our aim is to enable clients to work in a more secure environment, as
well as make better business decisions, using world-class digital video
solutions," said Chet Patel, CEO of BT Redcare Group. "We look forward to
working with March Networks to drive further business value for our clients in
the U.K."
    "The emergence of a multi-billion dollar industry for IP-based digital
video solutions has seen a rise in the interest levels of network service
providers from around the world," said Peter Strom, President and CEO of March
Networks. "Combining industry-best networking video solutions from March
Networks with BT Redcare's extensive offerings will be of tremendous value to
our joint customers and prospects."

    About March Networks

    March Networks(TM) (TSX:MN; AIM:MNW) is a leading provider of innovative
video and data applications used for security surveillance, monitoring,
analysis, and business optimization. The company's software and IP-based
hardware solutions allow businesses to increase operational efficiencies,
address risk, and manage assets with an integrated set of video-based
intelligence tools and business intelligence applications. The ISO 9001:2000
certified company serves the needs of leading financial institutions,
retailers, transportation authorities, commercial/industrial organizations and
government/homeland security agencies in approximately 50 countries throughout
the world. For more information, please visit www.marchnetworks.com.

    About BT Redcare

    BT Redcare Group is a division of BT Group plc.
    BT Redcare provides a comprehensive range of secure monitoring and
tracking solutions to consumers, businesses, government and corporate
organizations. BT Redcare's capabilities includes single and dual path alarm
signaling; CCTV transmission (fixed and wireless); digital image storage and
retrieval; RFID tagging; vending and telemetry; and secure mobile data
networks.
    BT Redcare is a leader in the U.K. Fire & Security market. It currently
monitors and manages over 400,000 customer connections in the U.K., including
over 66,000 alarm connections using the BT Redcare GSM system. BT Redcare
works with the U.K.'s leading Alarm Receiving Centres and accredited
installers.
    BT Redcare is the U.K. leader in public space CCTV transmission services.
It has relationships with 80% of U.K. local authorities and police forces.
    BT Auto-ID (a division of BT Redcare) offers complete RFID solutions,
from consultancy to help customers establish a business case for introducing
RFID and estimate return on investment, to providing a fully managed service
to implement and run RFID systems. BT Auto-ID's customers include Marks &
Spencer.
    For more information on BT Redcare Group please visit www.redcare@bt.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 and the MARCH NETWORKS logo are trademarks of March
    Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their
    respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Peter Wilenius, March Networks Corporation,
(613) 591-8181, pwilenius@marchnetworks.com

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