Nortel Government Solutions Selects VIQ Solutions for U.S. Department Of Justice, Executive Office For Immigration Review Digital Recording Implementation



    Encompass, CourtFLOW solutions will be installed in approximately
    375 locations.

    MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 12 /CNW/ - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions"
or the "Corporation") (TSX Venture: VQS) announced today that the Corporation
has been selected by Nortel Government Solutions(*), a U.S. company wholly owned
by Nortel(*) (NYSE/TSX: NT), to provide Digital Recording software for the
United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review
("EOIR"). In September 2004, Nortel Government Solutions was awarded the
contract for the project, known as eWorld, to build a new system for
streamlining the immigration review appeals process.
    The project calls for VIQ to provide a complete digital audio recording
solution for approximately 375 EOIR fixed and portable locations across the
United States. Higdon Inc., a long-standing, value-added reseller of the
Corporation, will provide on-going support as required. A pilot for this
project is currently underway.
    To provide the digital audio recording and management service, VIQ's
Encompass product and enterprise-level CourtFLOW solution will be implemented
in EOIR courtrooms. Also key to the project is the ICM Tool, a proprietary
utility that interfaces third-party case management systems to the Encompass
and CourtFLOW solutions. The VIQ suite will provide EOIR with a fully
integrated digital recording solution to replace their antiquated tape-based
recording machines.
    "A reliable and secure database with case management connectivity is
critical for this project," said Roy Carter, Sector President of Enterprise
Applications and Support Sector at Nortel Government Solutions. "VIQ's product
offering addresses our need for a robust and proven solution, and is ideally
suited for a project of this magnitude."
    "We are extremely pleased that Nortel Government Solutions recognized
VIQ's experience and expertise related to integrated digital recording
solutions," said David Outhwaite, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions. "We
believe this partnership will provide EOIR with a feature-rich solution that
effectively addresses their unique digital recording requirements," added Mr.
Outhwaite.

    About VIQ Solutions Inc.

    VIQ Solutions is recognized as a global provider in the digital audio
industry with innovative product and service-based solutions for voice-driven
systems in the legal, medical, business, and government industries. VIQ
Solutions provides an integrated range of digital record workflow solutions,
including digital audio and video capture, workflow management software,
transcription services, interactive electronic scheduling, and case management
integration, all from one central, secure database.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from
the statements made. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate,"
"believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "will," and
"would" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements. Such statements reflect VIQ Solutions Inc.'s current views with
respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many
factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the
statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings
made by VIQ Solutions Inc. with Canadian securities regulatory authorities.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should
assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual
results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned,
anticipated or expected. VIQ Solutions Inc. does not intend and does not
assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the
    contents of this press release.

    (*) Nortel Government Solutions is a trademark of Nortel Government
    Solutions Incorporated. Nortel is a trademark of Nortel Networks.

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For further information:

For further information: David Outhwaite, President & CEO, VIQ
Solutions, (905) 948-8266 ext. 250, email: douthwaite@viqsolutions.com; or
Karen Hersh, Chief Financial Officer, VIQ Solutions, (905) 948-8266 ext. 240,
email: khersh@viqsolutions.com

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