Optelecom-NKF Debuts New Siqura(R) Camera Line at ISC West

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, today announced the launch of its new comprehensive line of video cameras at the 2008 ISC West Show in Las Vegas , NV ( April 2nd through 4th).

The introduction of these cameras strengthens Optelecom-NKF's position as a leading force in the global IP Surveillance market, enhancing the Company's reputation as an innovator of networked video solutions and game-changing video codecs and network video recorders.

The new Siqura(R) Camera Line spans 20 new offerings, available in both IP and analog versions including box cameras, fixed dome cameras, and PTZ dome cameras for both indoor and outdoor applications. The cameras feature an extensive menu of operational functions including backlight compensation, day/night operation, wide dynamic range for difficult light situations, image stabilization, megapixel versions, dual streaming, and POE (Power-over- Ethernet.)

"The successful introduction of our first IP-camera in 2007, the OpteliDome(TM), confirmed our belief that today's customers want to work with companies that can deliver complete IP-surveillance solutions, from camera to control room," said Edmund Ludwig , Optelecom-NKF's president and CEO. "That's why we're bringing the Siqura(R) Camera Line to market; to give customers the best possible solutions for every type of application."

"While we're at a key inflection point in the video surveillance market, which is moving from an analog-based industry to a digital one, we recognize that clients will continue to use analog video cameras," added Wilco Schouten, Product Line Manager for Cameras. "We plan to meet their needs with total network-based solutions, as well as with enhanced hybrid solutions, where, for instance we can also deploy our video codecs and fiber transmission systems. We expect solid sales of our new cameras to existing customers, but the performance and capabilities of our new camera line will definitely be eye- openers for many new prospects."

About Optelecom-NKF

Optelecom-NKF, Inc., is a global supplier of IP video and fiber transmission equipment, including IP cameras, video servers, network video recorders, video management, and video analytics software. We deliver complete solutions for traffic management and security of airports, seaports, casinos, prisons, utilities, public transport, 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. Our R&D centers have accumulated extensive knowledge of fiber optic and IP/Ethernet network technologies. This knowledge has enabled Optelecom-NKF to develop a broad range of innovative network products from high-grade fiber optic transmission products to sophisticated IP surveillance solutions. These solutions include powerful software tools to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of today's video surveillance applications.

Optelecom-NKF has offices in the US, The Netherlands , Germany , France , Spain , Dubai, the UK, and Singapore , and expertise centers in the US and Europe .

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

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