Optelecom-NKF Wins Contract With Roiret Transport for Le Mans Tramway

GERMANTOWN, Md. , Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, today announced it has been awarded a surveillance solutions contract from Roiret Transport for the Tramway du Mans in Le Mans, France .

The contract, currently in the implementation phase, calls for the deployment of Optelecom-NKF's Siqura(R) Surveillance Solution, which combines video encoding and storage for more than 100 high-quality video streams. The Optelecom-NKF Siqura(R) solution will be fully integrated with Roiret's Scada system to enhance the existing security infrastructure. The Siqura(R) Systems network components approach includes IP products ranging from cameras to control room, all guaranteed to seemlessly integrate with offerings from third-party vendors to work together in a standards-based environment.

Roiret Transport specializes in transportation systems. It is a subsidiary of Vinci Energies, a leading energy and information technology company in France . Vinci Energies, in turn, is a specialty subsidiary of Vinci, the world's leading concessions and construction group.

"This project award highlights the strong position we've established in the French market, particularly in critical environment applications such as public transit," said Edmund Ludwig , President and CEO of Optelecom-NKF. "Our team in Paris is leading the way, bringing together expertise in design and implementation of large projects supported by our comprehensive Siqura(R) line of high grade IP products."

The Le Mans tramway now totals 18 km (11.1 miles) in length, including trackage to serve the carbarn-- maintenance and storage facility. About 10 km (6 miles) of its route alignment consists of track embedded in grass - increasingly preferred as a streetscaping embellishment in new French Light Rail Transport systems. Le Mans transport planners project ridership eventually will reach 50,000 passenger-trips per day

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.

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