MDI Teams with Integrator to Provide School Security

San Diego awards $5M contract for Construction Electronics Inc. to unify IP video from OnSSI into MDI platform

“We are pleased to partner with MDI and CEI in the delivery of an integrated security solution for SDUSD. OnSSI’s video surveillance platform will provide security officials the ability to effectively and intelligently view, manage, and respond to events, as they transpire in the school environment,” said Gadi Piran, President and CTO of OnSSI. The unified solution will deliver an un-matched security command and control environment, which will automate: The identification and location of incidents within a district campus The notification of school & security personnel on & off campus Real-time incident management and response Decision support for access mitigation measures such as school lockdowns

Visual situational awareness support for law enforcement agencies and first responders

“The CEI technical security team are experts in integrating complex security systems across disperse school district environments,” stated J. Collier Sparks, President and CEO of MDI, Inc. “By adding state-of-the-art IP video capabilities from OnSSI into the MDI platform, CEI will take the San Diego School District to new levels of security and surveillance capabilities.” “Once again, MDI is proud to be partnering with Frank and his dedicated team of security professionals on this key school security project and we look forward to many more such engagements in the future” he concluded.

About Construction Electronics, Inc.

Construction Electronics Inc. (CEI), founded in 1975, is a professional services organization that provides a technical staff specializing in the design, engineering and project management of large complex security and communications systems. CEI has integrated electronic systems solutions over wide-area information networks for such organizations as Northrop Grumman, Intuit, Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Metropolitan Waste Water, SPAWAR, ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Veterans Administration and the San Diego City Police Department. For more information please visit

About OnSSI

On-Net Surveillance Systems Inc (OnSSI) provides the most advanced non-proprietary, open architecture, Intelligent IP Video Surveillance solutions. OnSSI's systems deliver feature-rich camera management, sophisticated recording and archiving, automatic Push Live Video on event, and a complete control-room video-wall management solution using the IP Network as a limitless virtual matrix. OnSSI's systems can be found in a wide range of municipalities, federal and local government agencies, as well as enterprise, industrial, and educational settings. For more information, visit:

About MDI, Inc.

MDI (NASDAQ: MDII) manufactures security technology solutions designed to protect people, facilities and assets. These solutions are unified by ONE Technology. ONE Technology unifies security point products, systems and subsystems into a common management platform. Far beyond the Integrated Security Management software promoted by industry competitors, ONE delivers an open architecture environment that adapts each individual application and device into its platform - promoting global collaboration as ONE system. The MDI product family currently protects over 8 million alarm points across the globe for many of the world’s most recognized organizations including Microsoft, MBNA Worldwide, John Deere, Pepsi, FBI, TSA, Fidelity Investments, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, American Express, Department of Defense, IRS, Disney, Smithsonian Institution and MIT to name a few. The company has received numerous industry awards for their security technology including Frost & Sullivan’s Security System Technology Leadership Award and the Security Industry Association’s Best Integrated Product Award for 2006. For more information on MDI or its diversified line of products and professional services, please visit