Diebold Opens D.C.-Area Office for Government Security Solutions

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Government agencies seeking comprehensive solutions to their homeland security needs can now find them at Diebold, Incorporated's (NYSE: DBD) new office in Sterling, Va. Diebold marks its official entry into the government security market by opening the office, which includes a government solutions exhibit hall.

"This new facility emphasizes Diebold's commitment to serving the government security market and allows us to broaden our product and services offerings," said V. John Stroia, recently named vice president of Government and Monitoring Solutions for Diebold. "Diebold is one of the few security companies with the ability to provide a complete range of integrated product, installation and service solutions for government applications across the country and around the globe."

Diebold has two very distinct differentiators that set it apart from competitors in the government security space: It's the only company of its kind that can install and service barrier, logical (IT) and physical security solutions to the marketplace. Diebold is also uniquely positioned to deliver a solution that meets the HSPD-12 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive).

The federal mandate, designed to improve security at government agencies, involves a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of ID issued by the federal government to employees and contractors. It covers physical and logical access to federally controlled facilities and information systems.

The Sterling exhibit hall showcases the following security applications: biometric access control; CCTV; smart cards, visitor enrollment and a photo I.D. badge system, network video recorders, UL 2050 alarm panel and central station receiver, intrusion detection and certified SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities) products and solutions.

With a growing list of more than 100 government agency and department customers, the opening of the Sterling office and exhibit hall will help Diebold better meet the needs of its current and future customers.

Founded in 1859 as a security equipment company, Diebold is a global leader in providing physical and electronic security systems, facility transaction products and automated teller machines (ATMs), providing total systems solutions to financial, government, retail and commercial markets. Over the past decade, Diebold has been the primary supplier for all of the country's federal reserve banks, which includes seven bank sites and more than 20 very large vault doors.

Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self- service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 14,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold reported revenue of $2.6 billion in 2005 and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DBD." For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.dieboldsecurity.com .

SOURCE Diebold, Incorporated

CONTACT: Media, Joseph Richardson, +1-330-490-5562, or richarj2@diebold.com, or Investors, John Kristoff, +1-330-490-5900, kristoj@diebold.com, both of Diebold, Incorporated

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