Optelecom-NKF is Awarded Contract From Electricite de France

GERMANTOWN, Md. , June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global manufacturer of advanced IP video solutions, announced today that it has been recently awarded a major contract from Electricite de France (EDF).

EDF, a Global Fortune 100 firm and the dominant electricity generation and distribution utility in France , selected Optelecom-NKF for surveillance solutions. The multi-year contract extends out to 2011. EDF will deploy Optelecom-NKF's Siqura(R) Surveillance Solution which combines IP video encoding, networking, and storage of over 4000 DVD-quality video streams to enhance infrastructure security.

"This important project win is a testament to the fact that Optelecom-NKF is gaining a reputation in the security industry for providing complete solutions," said Edmund Ludwig , President and CEO of the company. "The Siqura(R) Solution is a reliable integrated systems approach that includes specific products from codecs to storage as well as an Optelecom-NKF guarantee that Siqura(R) network components and those from 3rd party vendors will work together in a standards-based environment."

Siqura(R) is the brand name under which Optelecom-NKF is offering IP Surveillance Solutions. The Siqura(R) product line includes IP Cameras, video codecs / servers, recording solutions, switches, and software management solutions.

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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