Fidus Systems Delivers Computer Anti-Theft Card for Barracuda Security Devices

    OTTAWA, Aug. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Fidus Systems Inc., an electronic product
development company, announced today that the Company has delivered a new
product design for its Montreal-based customer, Barracuda Security Devices
International (BSDI). BSDI is a recognized supplier of computer anti-theft
devices. The project valued at over $100,000 CAD is one of several expected
collaborations between the two companies.
    "We were impressed with the Barracuda product features and the market
potential of their anti-theft card. Working with the Barracuda team, Fidus
designed a sophisticated security platform on a PCI card, which will serve as
an anti-theft device for computers," said Michael Wakim, President of Fidus.
"This project reflects a growing opportunity for Fidus' product development in
the security market."
    "Fidus provided expert consultation and services superior to those of
other design firms we have engaged with," said Gordon MacLeod, President of
Barracuda. "The Fidus card design exceeded our expectations in terms of
quality, functionality and flexibility. Given the synergy developed on this
project, we are committed to a long-term partnership with Fidus as our design
    When installed in a computer, the Barracuda anti-theft device prevents
both tampering and theft. In addition to designing the PCI card hardware,
Windows-based software and PCI firmware, Fidus delivered working prototypes
compliant with the manufacturing and regulatory requirements.

    About Barracuda:

    Barracuda Security Devices International is a Canadian security systems
designer and developer. The company produces an anti-theft security card - a
security platform to protect computers, data and related components and
peripherals. Through proprietary technologies and joint-venture partnerships,
Barracuda develops, manufactures and markets its anti-theft devices from
offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa. Visit for
more information.

    About Fidus:

    Fidus Systems Inc. develops electronic products for a wide range of
industries including; telecommunications, aerospace/defence, video,
transportation and automotive, storage/memory, consumer products, biomedical
and industrial controls. Fidus specializes in complete, turn-key product
development and targeted design of architecture, hardware, FPGA, RF,
software/firmware, PCB board layout, signal integrity and EMC analysis. Fidus
has delivered on more than 500 products and projects for customers across
North America. For more information, please visit

    Fidus name and the Fidus logo are trademarks of Fidus Systems Inc. Other
    registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their
    respective owners.

    (C) Copyright 2007 Fidus Systems Inc. All rights reserved. Information
    subject to change without notice.

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