Singapore Land Transport Authority Expands Surveillance Solution with VideoSphere Intelligent Video Management

    OTTAWA, Feb. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - March Networks(R) (TSX:MN), a leading
provider of intelligent IP video and business analysis applications, announced
today that the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has selected the
Company's VideoSphere(TM) solution for enhanced passenger and staff security.
The authority will use the solution to expand its March Networks surveillance
system and support the centralized storage and management of IP video across
the North-South and East-West transit network operated SMRT Corporation Ltd
    LTA is the body responsible for all land transportation development in
the country, including the SMRT surveillance expansion. It will deploy
VideoSphere Video Management System (VMS) Software, hybrid video encoding
platforms, and health management software to support the installation of
additional cameras in 51 SMRT train stations. The VMS is high-performance
server software that runs on industry-standard host and storage platforms. It
enables organizations to deploy IP or hybrid video networks that are open,
scalable and fully distributed and realize significant infrastructure and
administrative cost-savings.
    SMRT currently serves more than 1.4 million passengers daily via the 89.4
kilometer (55.5 mile) North-South and East-West transit corridor, which
includes street-level, underground and above-ground stations linking light
rail and bus routes.
    Staff at SMRT will use the expanded surveillance system to quickly
retrieve and review archived video of transit station activity as required.
The VideoSphere management software also enables staff to remotely monitor the
health of the entire video network and address potential issues proactively to
ensure optimum system performance.
    Installation and support services will be provided by O'Connor's
Singapore Pte. Ltd., an experienced systems integrator and certified March
Networks provider.
    "Organizations such as LTA and SMRT continue to focus on providing a
secure environment for their passengers and staff," said Peter Strom,
President and CEO, March Networks. "Our VideoSphere solution enables them to
accomplish that goal by preserving their existing surveillance investments and
providing the latest IP video capabilities in one integrated, high-performance

    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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