SAN ANTONIO, Texas - August 12, 2006 - MDI, Inc., the leading manufacturer of Unified Technology solutions for the security industry and RAE Systems, a leading global provider of rapidly deployable sensor networks that enable customers to identify safety and security threats in real time today announced the signing of a business partnership agreement.
Under the agreement, RAE Systems will integrate its industry-leading chemical and radiation product lines including AreaRAE, RAEWatch, RAEGuard, GammaRAE II (first responder personal device) and the new RAE Systems' Aegison video solutions into MDI's ONE Unified Technology platform. Together, the combined solution will allow clients to correlate chemical and radioactive threat data along with their global security command and control infrastructure that currently includes access, alarm, video, voice, identity management, facility controls, business applications and employee databases.
By increasing situational awareness on the ONE platform, events triggered by RAE Systems' state-of-the-art sensor technology can be collected, analyzed, and responded to preemptively from a centralized location to minimize risk and exposure levels.
"We are excited about our partnership with RAE Systems as it adds a new level of technical innovation and comprehensive protection to our enterprise security command and control offerings," stated J. Collier Sparks, president and CEO of MDI, Inc. "By adding RAE Systems' industry leading multi-sensor and video technologies into the ONE platform, we will create a unified high performance solution that meets the specific safety and security needs of public venues, nuclear medicine, petrochemical facilities, air and seaports, homeland security and military markets".
RAE Systems' patented, wireless, multi-sensor technology has been trusted to protect tens of thousands of attendees at such prestigious events as the Kentucky Derby and the Super Bowl. MDI Security Systems has provided unified security command and control solutions to high-security government and homeland security organizations for over twenty-five years. By combining the capabilities of both companies, the partnership will provide a centralized security management ecosystem that continuously monitors sensor data, associates it to specific locations and delivers real-time actionable alerts and intelligence that can be easily managed to facilitate secure access, decision support and video capture at the site.
"In the security industry, the individual technologies offered by RAE Systems and MDI have always been on separate sides of the fence," said Robert I Chen, president and chief executive officer of RAE Systems.
"Today, we have crossed that point and joined together two superior technologies into a unified platform where every point product and sub-system can operate as one. This partnership has created an environment where continuous monitoring and constant vigilance against seen and unseen threats is economically achievable and easily managed."