Vuance awarded $1.4M contract by Wis. school district

VUANCE, a Subsidiary of VUANCE Ltd., a leading provider of innovative Radio Frequency Verification Solutions, including active RFID, electronic access control, credentialing, accountability and critical situation management, today announced that it has been awarded a $1.4 million contract from the Racine (Wis.) Unified School District to install its MASC (Managed Automated Security Controls) security solution into 31 school buildings, and two administrative buildings, in the district. The school district is contemplating additional buildings with the potential to expand this initial project.

VUANCE’s MASC solution offers scalable, integrated solutions for commercial enterprises for controlling access, detecting intrusions and providing alarm monitoring, intercom, video surveillance, DVR system, photo ID badges, Programmable Logic Controllers, with touch-screen convenience in a single seamless software package. The system provides for remote video viewing of alarm events via PDA’s, and enables local authorities to view alarm video from police vehicles. This system integrates and augments security technology already in place within the school district. MASC is capable of incorporating smart cards which meet NIMS/ICS specifications. The Company will recognize the revenues for the new contract award starting in June 2008 and over the next 12 months.

"We are responding to our clients’ growing needs with cutting-edge products that are smarter, smaller, faster, more flexible, more integrated and at a lower-cost than the competition," said VUANCE CEO Eyal Tuchman. "VUANCE's MASC solution vastly improves operational accountability and provides additional levels of protection by monitoring access where security and safety are important, such as school districts and university and hospital campuses."

Under terms of the contract, VUANCE will install security systems that provide card access to the Racine Unified Schools for staff as well as cameras to monitor school entrances and card readers on doors normally used by staff and students during the day. Cards will also function as staff IDs. The plan also calls for installing video phones at the main entrance to enable visitors to gain access to the school during the day while maintaining security and protecting students.

Tuchman concluded, "We are serious about security and are focused on providing seamless solutions for access control and credentialing. We value the trust that the Racine Unified School District has placed in us because we know that security measures are a priority to them."