Melbourne Airport Standardizes on VideoSphere Solution for Security, Monitoring and Strategic Transition to IP Video

    OTTAWA, Aug. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - March Networks(R) (TSX:MN), a leading
provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced
today that Australia Pacific Airports Melbourne Pty Ltd (APAM) is expanding
its existing March Networks CCTV system significantly and enhancing
surveillance and monitoring capabilities with the Company's VideoSphere(TM)
    Responsible for the security of more than 24 million domestic and
international travelers annually and over 30 percent of Australia's airfreight
market, Melbourne Airport staff are using the March Networks systems to
monitor activities in real-time and quickly access high-quality archived video
from a centralized control room. They are also using the IP video to maintain
customer service and operational excellence, through applications such as taxi
queue monitoring, luggage trolley tracking, and baggage handling oversight.
    Working with experienced March Networks solution provider Nedax Systems
(Australia) Pty Ltd, APAM is transitioning its hard-wired analog camera
infrastructure to the IP network with VideoSphere Edge Encoders connected to
March Networks IP recording platforms. The phased deployment also includes
VideoSphere Decode Stations, which facilitate the management and operational
interaction with the CCTV system from several different airport locations. In
addition, a large number of VideoSphere fixed and megapixel PTZ IP cameras
will be installed in strategic locations as part of a planned expansion of
terminal and gate facilities.
    Mid-way through a five-year $330 million expansion project, which will
add 25,000 square meters (269,098 square feet) of new space to its
international Terminal 2 facilities, APAM expects to more than double its
video surveillance capacity by 2011.
    "Our March Networks surveillance solution is a multi-faceted system
supporting many aspects of the business," said Darren Hatty, CCTV
Administrator, Melbourne Airport. "Its applications not only include security,
but also traffic and airside operations, passenger safety, and baggage
services. As demand for CCTV throughout the airport continues to increase, we
expect to recognize further operational benefits from the system."
    March Networks opened a regional office in Sydney, Australia, in June
2009 to better serve its expanding customer base and address new growth
opportunities in Asia Pacific. Existing March Networks customers in the region
include Singapore Land Transport Authority, the Bank of New Zealand,
Wellington Airport and several other large organizations in the
transportation, banking and retail sectors.
    "With the Company's successes to date securing high profile projects such
as Melbourne Airport, we are well positioned to establish ourselves as a key
supplier throughout the Asia Pacific region," said Peter Strom, President and
CEO, March Networks. "We see significant growth opportunities for the
VideoSphere portfolio across a wide range of sectors, and look forward to
partnering with experienced systems integrators to deliver our solutions to
this market."

    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.
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    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,

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