Mexican Ministry of Public Security Selects Mobile Video Solution for 500-Vehicle Fleet

    OTTAWA, Aug. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - March Networks(R) (TSX:MN), a leading
provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced
today that the Ministry of Public Security for the Federal District of Mexico
City has selected the Company's mobile video management software and systems
for installation across its fleet of 500 tow trucks. The solution will help
the government authority resolve customer disputes more efficiently and ensure
that operational processes are properly followed.
    The Secretaria de Seguridad Pzblica del D.F. is responsible for policing
and road safety throughout the capital city. In 2007, its towing operations
generated more than U.S. $16 million in revenue through the removal of over
325,000 illegally-parked vehicles in the downtown core.
    The solution, which is already deployed in 175 trucks, enables the
authority to monitor towing operations in real-time by streaming video
automatically across a cellular network to a central monitoring station. It
also provides recorded video evidence to help the authority resolve customer
complaints quickly and identify false liability claims.
    The solution includes mobile recording systems and video management
software integrated with an existing Global Positioning System for
comprehensive vehicle tracking. In addition, customization done using the
March Networks Software Development Kit keeps towed vehicles locked in place
until an operator processes a credit card payment or tows the vehicle to a
secure, central depot. The solution is being provided by TMM Logistics, an
experienced systems integrator based in Mexico.
    "We recommended the March Networks mobile solution based on its rugged
design and its exceptional video management software," said Claudia Ramos, New
Projects Manager, TMM. "The ability to monitor video in real-time and download
recorded video automatically over a wireless network provides the Ministry
with outstanding efficiency, while the locking capability helps them ensure
compliance with operating processes and prevents revenue loss."
    "We are pleased to provide Mexico City's public safety ministry with an
innovative IP video solution that uniquely addresses its environmental and
operational challenges," said Peter Strom, President and CEO, March Networks.
"This new business further expands our existing customer base in the
high-growth Mexican market and demonstrates the networking expertise and core
video management functionality that differentiates our offering."

    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.

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