OnSSI CCP participants eligible for BICSI credits

Pearl River, NY (April 23, 2009) – Participants in the Certified Channel Partner (CCP) Level I training course offered by On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) are now eligible for 14 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) from BICSI, a professional organization for the information transport systems (ITS) industry. The two-day course includes structured, hands-on lab and instructor-led training sessions related to OnSSI's industry-leading professional IP video surveillance software applications, including Ocularis, The Platform for IP Video Management.

CECs awarded by BICSI can be applied to the organization's certification programs, which are recognized internationally as designations of an individual's knowledge and expertise in an area of ITS design or installation, including voice, data and video technologies. Participants in OnSSI's CCP Level I course are required to have been employed for three months by an OnSSI channel partner company.

“Now that our first training course has been recognized for BICSI continuing education credits, the time and effort our channel partners spend learning about our technologies brings them closer to earning or renewing their professional credentials,” said Julio Montalvo, Director of Technical Services at OnSSI. “We have joined BICSI as a corporate member because we recognize the value of ongoing professional development of our channel partners, especially critical as it relates to our cutting-edge product suite.”

OnSSI has expanded its channel partner training from a single two-day course into Level I and Level II courses, each two days. The Level I course has received approval to count as 14 CECs, and approval is pending to offer additional CECs for the Level II course. Level I is required for an OnSSI Channel Partner (CP) to become a Certified Channel Partner (CCP). A new Strategic Training Partner (STP) program will expand the scope of OnSSI's training, with approved CCPs conducting the training nationwide. Session topics include the evolution of video surveillance, IP technology, optimized network topology, image resolution terminology, video database storage and archiving considerations, and in-depth hands-on training on OnSSI's products.

Ocularis from OnSSI is a non-proprietary, open architecture video-centric PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) platform that provides the user with complete control of all aspects of video detection, analysis, delivery and response.

Founded in 1977 as Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc. (BICSI), the professional organization has grown to include nearly 23,000 ITS professionals in North America and internationally. BICSI's mission is to provide excellent educational resources, promote skills sharing and assess knowledge with professional registration programs recognized worldwide. Educational programs cover telecommunications infrastructure design courses including data distribution design, outside plant design, low-voltage cable installation, residential cabling and wireless design. BICSI is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Registered Continuing Education Providers Program (RCEPP).

For more information on OnSSI, call 845-732-7900, e-mail info@onssi.com or visit www.onssi.com.