Optelecom-NKF and Traficon Co-Develop TrafficServer(TM)

GERMANTOWN, Md. , Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, today announced its official co-development agreement with Traficon, the worldwide market...


GERMANTOWN, Md. , Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, today announced its official co-development agreement with Traficon, the worldwide market leader in traffic video detection.

Traficon and Optelecom-NKF have been working together much of 2008 to develop the Siqura(R) TrafficServer(TM), an IP-based Automatic Incident Detection (AID) solution for the traffic monitoring market to be commercially released in the second quarter of 2009. The integration of Traficon's AID algorithm into Optelecom-NKF's video server technology will result in an industry leading, robust, and compact video detection platform. The TrafficServer(TM) will detect major incidents within seconds, including stopped vehicles, smoke in tunnels, wrong-way drivers, fallen objects, and slow moving vehicles. TrafficServer(TM) displays incident verification data on-screen and provides real-time DVD-quality video content for accurate verification and recording at the Traffic Management Center.

"Our collaboration with Traficon supports our comprehensive strategy to provide customers with solutions that meet their application-specific needs," said Roland Hooghiemstra, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Optelecom-NKF. "The Siqura(R) TrafficServer(TM) provides traffic authorities moving towards IP solutions with a sophisticated instrument to improve traffic flows and safety."

Jo Versavel , Managing Director of Traficon, added, "We constantly look for partners that can help us improve our video detection products. This strategic partnership is a perfect example of a collaboration that definitely will lead to a more powerful Automatic Incident Detection system beneficial for the whole ITS industry."

Optelecom-NKF will preview the Siqura(R) TrafficServer(TM) at the 15th World Congress on ITS, November 17-20 , New York, NY , at the Jacob Javits Center. Please make a point of visiting both companies at the show: Optelecom-NKF Booth #755 and Traficon USA Booth #629.

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 +1 301-948-7872.

About Traficon

Traficon is the global leader in video image processing for traffic analysis: producers of technology for traffic data acquisition and automatic incident detection, directors of intersection vehicle presence detection and management, creators of safe, smooth-flowing traffic.

As an ISO9001 certified company, Traficon strives to meet customer requirements by delivering reliable high quality products. Traficon's reputation is backed by 25 years' proven field experience and more than 60,000 video detection sensors operational worldwide.

SOURCE Optelecom-NKF, Inc.