ViaLogy plc: SAIC Executive to Head ViaLogy Marketing

PASADENA , Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaLogy a leading innovator of network-centric, real time signal processing platforms for sensor applications, today announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Kern as Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

This senior appointment reflects the transition of the Company's activities from research and development to the commercialisation of its products. Investment is being made to establish and develop a strong sales and marketing team to support the roll-out of ViaLogy's products, initially SPM(TM) - Sensor Policy Manager, MicroSPM(TM) and MPEX Electronic Eye(TM).

Bob Kern joins ViaLogy from the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a global systems integrator and technical services company where he was the Vice President and UK Strategic Account Manager. Previously, he had senior business development responsibility for SAIC's Defense Intelligence and Security business and ran an SAIC Business in Europe with several hundred employees in seven countries. Mr. Kern has also held senior sales and marketing positions with Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and Autometric in the intelligence and security business, serving both commercial and government markets. During a distinguished career as a US Air Force Officer, he led efforts to develop field intelligence and integrated security systems and architectures for battlespace management.

Commenting on his new position, Bob Kern said, "I am very excited by ViaLogy's potential, its technology and value proposition. I look forward to developing our sales channels and partnerships with system integrators to incorporate our sensor policy management software and hardware products, which are designed for safety, integrated security, surveillance and business continuity applications."

ViaLogy's CEO, Robert W. Dean, welcomed Bob Kern as the company's newest senior executive, saying, "Bob brings to ViaLogy a deep understanding of our customer and market base, and an on-the-ground appreciation of how ViaLogy's unique technologies will play in future government and commercial integrated security solutions.

"Today, in cooperation with a number of global blue-chip companies we are supporting multiple sensor integration field trials. Bob's international experience will be key in driving our sales growth."

About ViaLogy: Network Centric Signal Processing.

ViaLogy is a leading innovator of network-centric, real-time signal processing platforms for sensor applications. ViaLogy is currently deploying and designing computational systems, powered by its patented technologies, for applications in life sciences, public safety and security, surveillance, defense and geoseismology. ViaLogy focuses on market driven problems where automation, timeliness, quality and reliability of information processing are essential. ViaLogy's core competency incorporates rapidly and accurately detecting weak signals buried in high noise background and clutter. This technology can be employed to solve problems involving sensor integration and information overload challenges involving video, telephony and control sensors, as well as for enhancement of numerous signal processing applications. For more information, visit our website at

Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied.

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