Optelecom-NKF Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results

GERMANTOWN, Md. , March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global provider of Siqura(R) advanced IP-video network solutions, today announced fourth quarter and full year 2008 results. Strong IP product sales in...

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About Optelecom-NKF

Optelecom-NKF, Inc., developer of Siqura(R) advanced IP video network solutions, 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 .

About Siqura(R)

All Optelecom-NKF IP surveillance solutions are marketed under the Siqura(R) brand. Siqura(R) is a total IP surveillance solution and includes IP cameras, video servers/codecs, network video recorders, video management, and video analytics software. Siqura(R) can be used in hybrid installations and is compatible with all Optelecom-NKF fiber transmission equipment.

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

Non-GAAP Earnings Addendum

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income or net loss plus interest expense, income taxes, foreign exchange losses, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of cash flow or liquidity as determined by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). We have included Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental disclosure because we believe that it is widely used by investors, industry analysts and others as a useful supplemental measure. Optelecom-NKF calculates and uses Adjusted EBITDA as an indicator of its ability to generate cash from reported operating results.

Adjusted EBITDA does not represent funds available for our discretionary use and is not intended to represent or to be used as a substitute for net income or cash flows from operations data as measured under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). The items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA but included in the calculation of Optelecom-NKF's reported net income are significant components of the accompanying unaudited consolidated statements of operations, and must be considered in performing a comprehensive assessment of overall financial performance. Other companies may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, which may limit its usefulness as a comparative measure.

The table below presents a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA:

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