Burnaby, British Columbia â€“ Wednesday, September 13, 2006 - Viscount Systems Inc. announced today the company has released its complete MESH Automated Facility Protection platform. The release of the MESH Automated Facility Protection System includes all modules previously released for future construction projects as well as a large number of enhancements available for immediate sale and retrofit applications. Accompanying the product introduction the company has released comprehensive new MESH literature that can be viewed at www.viscount.com/meshinfo.html.
"MESH is a revolutionary and disruptive technology shift for security that is hard to encapsulate," noted Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. "A 48 page single product brochure is uncommon but there are so many benefits for physical access control, voice, video and software that consultants and end users requested this document to understand the platform and keep from being overwhelmed. It is also designed as a sales manual to assist our own and industry sales people in closing the increasing number of leads we are developing. There are also several sections that differentiate MESH from the costly control panel approach that are also of interest to investors.â€
"MESH has been difficult to design and this represents our final stage full commercial product launch after several years of early commercial applications. As a software platform the current and future possibilities of MESH are endless and we will be adding many industry related white papers to our website since the capabilities of the system expand beyond the scope of what is normally considered to be physical security.â€
"The US government HSPD-12 smart card standard that begins deployment this year is a perfect example of how the platform has created unforeseen opportunities. This new standard is based on IT principles that are not generally compatible with any existing physical access system and in the past few years multinationals have invested heavily to acquire control panel suppliers. The industry is now struggling with the government to find a compromise. Fortunately, we have entered full commercial release with MESH at the perfect time to demonstrate how panels are obsolete and cannot compete. The MESH IT platform simply sees HSPD-12 as a different data format and we can implement fully functional and more secure systems at incredible savings to agencies."
Viscount Systems Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of telecommunications and electronic door control access systems for the security industry. From 1969-1997 Viscount was an R&D affiliate of Telus, itself a controlled subsidiary of GTE, now Verizon Communications. The company's diverse line of products are designed to improve safety and manage security for property owners and users. Viscount's products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries and are sold through a 500-member, North America-wide dealer network comprised of security equipment vendors.