LEESBURG, VA/BOULDER, CO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catcher Holdings, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: CTHH), (www.catcherinc.com) announced today Secure Network Systems, LLC (www.securenetworksystems.com) has entered into a strategic alliance to optimize mobile computing systems and better serve emergency management and preparedness initiatives from the nation's first responders and emergency workers. Additionally, each company will expand each other's distribution channels.
Catcher is a leading developer of robust mobile computing solutions that enable security and operations professionals to survey, assess and communicate information in real time. Secure Network Systems develops and manufactures converged security solutions, focused on vertical markets including emergency management.
"We looked very carefully at the synergies between our companies before engaging Secure Network Systems," said Hal Turner , Chief Executive, Catcher Inc. "Clearly we see the world the same way. Since their systems are built on defense-in-depth principles, Secure Network Systems guarantee the highest levels of encryption before accessing sensitive, personal data as well as authentication of identity prior to granting privileged access for first responders. This mirrors our vision in that our Platform's encryption levels and ruggedness for the first responder market are unparalled in the industry."
Secure Network Systems' NIMS-IMPACT(R) solution is a proven field-deployable identity management and personnel tracking system, integrated with video surveillance and hazardous environmental sensors. Catcher's mobile handheld system blends smoothly with NIMS-IMPACT to provide untethered reach for identity verification, GPS functionality, and streaming video at incident sites. The power of the united systems expands SNS's GSA FIPS 201 approved solution and Catcher's existing military presence to result in a highly-effective, cost-conscious solution that can be utilized by jurisdictions spanning Federal through municipalities.
"Solidifying a relationship with Catcher Holdings is strategic to our short and medium-term deployment planning," said Howard Schmidt , Chairman of the SNS Advisory Board. "The ability to leverage our mobile physical access control system (PACS) with hardened handhelds that provide authentication, tracking, and streaming video wirelessly will allow incident commanders to choose how first responders are deployed, appropriate to the threats inherent in different types of events. Together, the solutions can protect first responders, alert them to changing incident parameters, and result in a more effective response and recovery overall."
The CATCHER(TM) Command and Control Application Platform delivers breakthrough performance for everything from digital audio/video capture to biometric sensors, fingerprint scanning and rapid communication technologies. Its light-weight rugged construction makes it the ideal "all-in-one" unit for command and control situations in emergency conditions. This unique, rugged, mobile, convergent computer includes every feature necessary to bring command and control capabilities to the field while eliminating the need to carry multiple devices.
"We searched long and hard for a partner with Catcher's competencies, understanding and proven-in-the-field expertise," added Melani Hernoud, CEO of Secure Network Systems. "There are clear synergies between our organizations that we'll capitalize on in the future. We are looking to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship."
In a separate announcement last month, Catcher released the second generation of its flagship product, the CATCHER(TM) Command and Control Application Platform. Developed using proven hardware from Intel, Catcher developed its newest version based on market feedback from its first generation device. The second generation of the CATCHER(TM) units will be used to test various software and hardware applications in laboratory and field conditions.