VidSys Creates Interoperability Partner Program

Partner program designed to help select products that will integrate into VidSys VidShield operations center platform

Steelbox Networks is an Atlanta-based developer of video switching software and equipment, including network video recording (NVRs) and real-time retrieval systems. Using VidShield, customers have complete control of NVR functionality plus other related equipment in an operations center.

"Working with partners like VidSys and Barco allows customers to seamlessly integrate best-of-breed workflow," said Chip Howes, CEO, Steelbox Networks. "Through VidShield's ability to control Steelbox Networks' Digital Matrix Storage Switch (DMSS), our customers can now integrate our solution with their other security and surveillance technology to get true situational awareness in mission critical surveillance environments."

About VidSys

For security, safety, military and transportation organizations, VidSys is the only operations center software company that provides truly collaborative situational awareness. Through its open, hybrid architecture that uses data from any video source, as well as any detection, monitoring or control system, the VidSys platform lets public safety and security personnel focus exclusively on awareness, assessment and action. Founded in 2005, the company's solutions are deployed in transportation, federal government, enterprise and state and local government organizations, including some of the largest state and city command and control centers in the U.S. Privately funded by IDG Ventures Boston, the company has offices in Marlborough, Mass. and Alexandria, Va.

About Barco

Barco, a global technology company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. For fiscal year 2005, Barco posted net sales of euro 712.0 million. Barco's ordinary shares are listed on the Brussels/Euronext stock exchange. Barco is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company. Share information may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbol BAR BB and on Reuters under BARBt.BR.

About SteelBox Networks

SteelBox Networks, Inc., is a three-year old software developer and manufacturer of video-over-IP switching equipment. Initial strong demand for this application has been for large-scale surveillance networks in terminals and mass transit venues. SteelBox has installations in the US, Europe and Asia where systems have been deployed to monitor highway and subway systems, and to help guard high security areas at seaports.

SteelBox Networks was founded in 2003 by executive and engineering veterans of Cisco Systems, Scientific Atlanta and Nortel Networks. The company is committed to developing scalable, open architecture solutions for live and recorded streaming media over IP networks. For more information, go to