Relationship Will Improve Emergency Management and Preparedness.
Distribution Channels Broaden for Both Companies.
LEESBURG, VA/BOULDER, CO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Catcher Holdings, Inc., (OTC
Bulletin Board: CTHH), (www.catcherinc.com) announced today Secure Network
Systems, LLC (www.securenetworksystems.com) has entered into a strategic
alliance to optimize mobile computing systems and better serve emergency
management and preparedness initiatives from the nation's first responders and
emergency workers. Additionally, each company will expand each other's
Catcher is a leading developer of robust mobile computing solutions that
enable security and operations professionals to survey, assess and communicate
information in real time. Secure Network Systems develops and manufactures
converged security solutions, focused on vertical markets including emergency
"We looked very carefully at the synergies between our companies before
engaging Secure Network Systems," said Hal Turner, Chief Executive, Catcher
Inc. "Clearly we see the world the same way. Since their systems are built on
defense-in-depth principles, Secure Network Systems guarantee the highest
levels of encryption before accessing sensitive, personal data as well as
authentication of identity prior to granting privileged access for first
responders. This mirrors our vision in that our Platform's encryption levels
and ruggedness for the first responder market are unparalled in the industry."
Secure Network Systems' NIMS-IMPACT(R) solution is a proven
field-deployable identity management and personnel tracking system, integrated
with video surveillance and hazardous environmental sensors. Catcher's mobile
handheld system blends smoothly with NIMS-IMPACT to provide untethered reach
for identity verification, GPS functionality, and streaming video at incident
sites. The power of the united systems expands SNS's GSA FIPS 201 approved
solution and Catcher's existing military presence to result in a
highly-effective, cost-conscious solution that can be utilized by
jurisdictions spanning Federal through municipalities.
"Solidifying a relationship with Catcher Holdings is strategic to our
short and medium-term deployment planning," said Howard Schmidt, Chairman of
the SNS Advisory Board. "The ability to leverage our mobile physical access
control system (PACS) with hardened handhelds that provide authentication,
tracking, and streaming video wirelessly will allow incident commanders to
choose how first responders are deployed, appropriate to the threats inherent
in different types of events. Together, the solutions can protect first
responders, alert them to changing incident parameters, and result in a more
effective response and recovery overall."
The CATCHER(TM) Command and Control Application Platform delivers
breakthrough performance for everything from digital audio/video capture to
biometric sensors, fingerprint scanning and rapid communication technologies.
Its light-weight rugged construction makes it the ideal "all-in-one" unit for
command and control situations in emergency conditions. This unique, rugged,
mobile, convergent computer includes every feature necessary to bring command
and control capabilities to the field while eliminating the need to carry
"We searched long and hard for a partner with Catcher's competencies,
understanding and proven-in-the-field expertise," added Melani Hernoud, CEO of
Secure Network Systems. "There are clear synergies between our organizations
that we'll capitalize on in the future. We are looking to a long and mutually
beneficial business relationship."
In a separate announcement last month, Catcher released the second
generation of its flagship product, the CATCHER(TM) Command and Control
Application Platform. Developed using proven hardware from Intel, Catcher
developed its newest version based on market feedback from its first
generation device. The second generation of the CATCHER(TM) units will be used
to test various software and hardware applications in laboratory and field
About Catcher Holdings, Inc.
Catcher Holdings, Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Catcher, Inc., is the
developer of the CATCHER(TM) CCAP, Command and Control Application Platform.
The CATCHER(TM) is the culmination of new technology breakthroughs, extensive
research and product development that the Company believes will meet the needs
of many government agencies and commercial entities for a ruggedized,
portable, handheld computer, communications and telemetry control device. The
unit was designed and engineered to provide field personnel and "First
Responders" access to mission-critical information in the form of wireless or
wired, real-time bi-directional voice, video, text, telemetry and
data-enabling command center personnel to remotely view an incident or job
site. Photographs and detailed descriptions of the new CATCHER(TM) device are
available on the company's website at http://www.catcherinc.com.
About Secure Network Systems
Secure Network Systems (SNS) is an emerging leader in the converged
IT/network and physical security market with a strong background in solving
difficult problems and delivering world-class solutions. SNS has distinguished
itself through delivery of innovative results that encompass people,
processes, and technologies, improving the overall security posture. SNS
employees are dedicated to providing products and services that help protect
and defend the American way of life.
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For further information: Catcher Holdings - Investors: Jeff Salzwedel,
email@example.com, (503) 722-7300; Media: John Sacke, Sacke & Associates Inc.,
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