Visual Defence Wins Intelligent Transport System Contract for the Societe de Transport de Laval

    System to Improve Overall Operational Efficiency and Quality of Service
    Public Transportation System

    RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, June 4 /CNW/ -- Visual Defence Inc. (LSE: VDI),
the security convergence company, today announced that following a competitive
bidding process it has been awarded a $CAD 2.6 million dollar project to
provide the Societe de transport de Laval (STL) with an intelligent transport
system.  The system is designed to improve operations, communications and
service quality through the integration of multiple streams of traffic data
into a common management system.  The project encompasses system design and
installation, as well as a 10-year data communications contract worth an
additional $CAD 1.5 million.
    STL services the City of Laval, the third largest city in the province of
Quebec, with a fleet of 230 buses and an annual ridership of more than 18.8
million passengers.  The intelligent transport system will utilize
sophisticated convergence technology from Visual Defence to provide STL with
the ability to monitor vehicle routes, status and schedule adherence in
    "We believe the Visual Defence solution will provide us with easy-to-use
data enabling us not only to meet our current objectives of reduced manual
processing time, improved accuracy and timeliness of bus schedule information
and improved quality of service for our passengers, but also allow us the
flexibility to add new functionality to meet future demands," says Pierre
Giard, General Manager for STL.
    The system will combine Automatic Vehicle Locating (AVL), passenger
counting, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and voice communication systems, as
well as integrate the city's existing scheduling software. Data from the
integrated system will generate alarms at the central monitoring center
according to parameters defined by STL.  For example, the central monitoring
center will be notified if the number of passengers or vehicle speed exceeds a
specified capacity, vehicle fuel drops below a specified threshold, vehicles
are idle for an extended period of time or if buses are running behind
schedule.  The central monitoring center will also be notified of emergencies
on the bus through the on-board integrated emergency system.
    "Visual Defence is pleased to have been selected to design and implement
STL's intelligent transportation system," said Dagan Sadeh, CEO for Visual
Defence.  "This new solution, coupled with the improvements to the voice
communication system, will provide STL with the tools it needs to improve
overall operational efficiency leading to customer satisfaction and increased

    System installation will begin in June 2007 and is scheduled for
completion by April 2008.

    About Visual Defence
    Visual Defence, the security convergence company, provides advanced
solutions that manage mission critical systems for leading organizations
around the world.  The Canadian company provides government, airport, public
transportation and commercial customers with public safety and security
solutions that increase management efficiency while leveraging existing
security infrastructure. With its Common Management Platform, Visual Defence
provides customers with customizable and scaleable solutions that meet their
business goals. Additional information about Visual Defence is available at:

    Claire Barton                            Bethany Moir
    Nadel Phelan, Inc.                       Visual Defence Inc.
    831-440-2406                             905-731-1254 x226         


For further information:

For further information: Bethany Moir of Visual Defence Inc., 
+1-905-731-1254, ext. 226,; or Claire Barton 
of Nadel Phelan, Inc., +1-831-440-2402,, for Visual 
Defence Inc. Web Site:

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