videoNEXT Strengthens Management Team

CHANTILLY, Va. , Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- videoNEXT, a leading provider of video management and physical security information management (PSIM) solutions, today announced enhancements to its senior management team. The company appointed Christopher C. Gettings as president and CEO, and James Hunt as chairman of the board of directors, as well as made several other appointments. These changes will position the company for continued growth.

Mr. Gettings, videoNEXT's founder, has served most recently as chairman and vice president of Federal Sales. He doubled federal business over the past 18 months and greatly expanded videoNEXT's government footprint. The company's past president, Joseph Costa , will serve on the board of directors and lead a key, strategic initiative for videoNEXT with systems integrators.

"videoNEXT is in a great position, thanks to Mr. Costa's leadership. He increased the videoNEXT brand and awareness, and grew our commercial reseller channel with the finest partners in the industry. He also shaped our flagship product, SKM, to integrate with a broad range of access control technologies. With certified Lenel, GE, Diebold and Advantor integrations, we're a technological leader in the PSIM market. We look forward to Mr. Costa's continued contributions as we grow our business," said Mr. Gettings.

Mr. Hunt has served on videoNEXT's board for several years. He is a technologist as well as a successful entrepreneur and investor. He is founder and managing partner of the MITA Group, providing sales and technology advisory services to businesses serving the federal, DoD and intelligence communities. Previously, Mr. Hunt founded and served as president and CEO of Ernst & Young Technologies, Inc., leading it to $75 million in profitable sales after just three years of operation.

Mr. Gettings remarked "Jim has a unique and amazing background as an imaging scientist, entrepreneur and as an investor in several imaging and video businesses. He brings a lot of insight to all areas of our business. Jim is a hands-on executive, which is really valuable in our dynamic environment."

videoNEXT has made other significant enhancements to its senior management team:

videoNEXT now offers its flagship product, SKM (Security Knowledge Manager), in three solution levels; Stratus, Altus and Cirrus. SKM is an open, standards-based PSIM software solution that works with almost any IP, digital, analog, HD or mega pixel cameras. SKM solutions ingest data from video, audio, RFID, radar and many other sensors to capture organize, store and distribute security information and events across the entire network. The SKM family of products runs on any Intel-based server (including Apple) and transforms an organization's existing security and data infrastructure into a powerful, easy-to-use enterprise-class PSIM system.

About videoNEXT

videoNEXT is a founding leader and developer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) solutions for commercial, government and military organizations with installations worldwide. With leading-edge software and unparalleled customer support, videoNEXT is positioned to remain a market leader in PSIM innovation, quality and value. The growing family of videoNEXT enterprise-class products include: SKM-Stratus, SKM-Altus, SKM-Cirrus, v-AC (access control module), v-MX (video wall offering), v-IQ (video analytics), v-PS (point of sale module) and v-MB (the premiere mobile solution). Founded in 2002, the company is headquartered in metropolitan Washington, D.C. For more information on videoNEXT, visit or call +1.866.723.3077.

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