March Networks IP Video Solution Selected for Two Major South African Transportation Projects



    OTTAWA, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - March Networks(R) (TSX:MN), a leading
provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced
today that it will provide its VideoSphere(TM) Intelligent Video Management
solution for two significant transportation projects in South Africa, working
in conjunction with experienced security systems integrator Basix Technologies
(Pty) Ltd. Both projects are slated for completion in advance of the 2010 FIFA
World Cup, during which South Africa will play host to thousands of spectators
from around the world.
    The IP video solution will be deployed to enhance security at 14 rail
stations along the 80-kilometre Gautrain mass rapid transit system currently
under construction in the country's Gauteng Province. Security staff will use
VideoSphere Video Management System (VMS) and SiteManager software, integrated
with March Networks Edge Blade Encoders and industry-standard IT servers, to
monitor station activity in real-time and review video evidence captured by
more than 850 surveillance cameras. The fixed solution follows an earlier
decision to use March Networks mobile video recording technology on Gautrain
passenger rail cars as part of a jointly-developed offering from Bombardier
Transportation.
    The second project, for the City of Johannesburg Bus Rapid Transit (BRT),
will see Basix install more than 600 VideoSphere IP cameras and networked
recorders to support centralized live monitoring capabilities across the
agency's city-wide network of stations and depots. The solution also includes
powerful VideoSphere SiteManager software for remote management and
administration.
    Basix Technologies, a March Networks solutions provider, is recognized
for its expertise in the design and installation of intelligent transportation
systems. Most recently, the company provided South Africa's national roads
agency with a comprehensive highway surveillance solution that included
advanced March Networks digital video management and a state-of-the-art video
wall for live monitoring.
    "During this time of rapid development in South Africa, it is essential
that we provide our customers with reliable surveillance solutions that can
address immediate requirements and scale easily to support additional growth,"
said Jeff Groenewald, Managing Director, Basix Technologies. "March Networks'
VideoSphere portfolio delivers the flexibility and proven performance required
for transportation and other critical infrastructure environments, and we look
forward to partnering with them on these and future projects."
    "Transportation agencies around the world are beginning to invest in
advanced IP video solutions that can manage the diversity of their fixed and
mobile infrastructure," said Fabrizio Colciago, March Networks' Managing
Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "Through our VideoSphere
portfolio, and strong partnerships with solutions providers such as Basix,
March Networks is uniquely positioned to address this growing trend and we
expect to expand our global transportation business further in the months
ahead."

    About March Networks

    March Networks(R) (TSX:MN) is a leading provider of intelligent IP video
and business analysis applications that enable organizations to reduce losses,
mitigate risks and improve security and operational efficiency. The Company's
advanced software suite includes enterprise-class video management, powerful
analytics and comprehensive managed and professional services. Our software
and systems are used by leading financial institutions, retailers,
transportation authorities and other organizations 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, VideoSphere 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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For further information: Peter Wilenius, March Networks Corporation,
(613) 591-8181, pwilenius@marchnetworks.com

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