Optelecom-NKF Teams with Imtech for Dutch Transportation Projects

GERMANTOWN, Md. , April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, today announced it has been awarded two projects totalling in excess of euro 1.1 million ($1.7 million) by Imtech, N.V., a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical engineering, IT, and mechanical engineering. The orders support the delivery of IP (internet protocol) and optical fiber transmission solutions for the Dutch Ministry of Transportation's fast-growing national video network.

Optelecom-NKF and business partner Imtech are working closely to meet the needs of the Dutch Ministry of Transportation. Imtech will serve as the prime contractor with the active technical support of Optelecom-NKF for video network design and deployment.

The first project involves the deployment of more than 200 MPEG-2 video encoders for the "De Wijde Blik" Traffic Management Center located in the northern part of the Netherlands . The second project designated "No-Regret 2007" by the Dutch Ministry of Transportation networks 200 cameras located along a 120Km stretch of roads running north-to-south within the Netherlands . The Optelecom-NKF solution for "No-Regret 2007" combines video and PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) transmission over fiber connecting cameras in the field with multiple hubs and utilizes MPEG-2 video over IP transmission for the broadband connection from the hubs to the Dutch Ministry's Traffic Management Center.

"These contract awards through Imtech highlight our long-standing commitment to both our key business partners and the Dutch Ministry of Transportation," said Edmund Ludwig , Optelecom-NKF's President and CEO. "We're pleased to demonstrate the performance and value of our transportation video solutions to partners and customers as the global transportation industry migrates from video transmission over dedicated fiber to networked video over IP."

About Optelecom-NKF

Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), is a global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, including IP cameras, video servers/codecs, network video recorders, fiber transmission equipment, video management and video analytics software. We deliver complete solutions for traffic monitoring and security of airports, seaports, casinos, prisons, utilities, public transit, city centers, hospitals, and corporate campuses.

Founded in 1972, Optelecom-NKF is committed to providing its customers with expert technical advice and support in addition to products that are developed and tested for professional and mission critical applications. All Optelecom-NKF IP surveillance solutions are marketed under the Siqura(R) name.

The Optelecom-NKF corporate headquarters is in Germantown, Maryland , USA, with European corporate offices in Gouda, the Netherlands , and sales offices or support covering Latin America , France , Spain , the UK, Germany , Italy , Dubai , and Singapore .

Investor inquiries should be directed to Mr. Rick Alpert at 301-948-7872.

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