CoVi Receives Lenel Certification for Security Camera Area Network

CoVI joins Lenel OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance Program, provides IP networking to high-definition video surveillance system management


AUSTIN, TX, Feb. 1, 2007 - CoVi Technologies, the high-definition video surveillance company, today announced that CoVi's Security Camera Area Network (SCAN) has received Lenel certification. CoVi is an existing member of the Lenel OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP).

"The Lenel certification ensures that the significant advantages of CoVi's network-based HD video surveillance systems are now accessible to thousands of organizations worldwide," said Barry Walker, CEO of CoVi Technologies. "For security-conscious organizations this news accelerates the opportunity to move rapidly from traditional low-resolution video to high-performance IP-based security networks."

Lenel OnGuard is a total security management solution designed to integrate synergistic technologies using an open architecture platform. OnGuard offers access control, alarm monitoring, digital video, intrusion detection, asset tracking, information security integration, credential production, and employee and visitor management functionality. Through the OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance Program, Lenel and participating companies are committed to providing system users with a total solution based on open architecture and seamless interoperability.

"CoVi Technologies has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard. We look forward to their continued involvement in the OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance Program," said Joshua E. Phillips, director of strategic alliances for Lenel.

CoVi's SCAN version 2.2 with added OnGuardR translator 1.1 has been certified by Lenel for use with the three most recent releases of OnGuard. CoVi's SCAN is available through CoVi Crystal Certified Solution Providers (CSPs), and OnGuard solutions are available through OnGuard Authorized Value Added Resellers.

CoVi Technologies is focused on building complete video surveillance solutions that transcend the capabilities of today's CCTV products. Through the innovative application of High Definition (HD) video technologies, CoVi provides dramatically improved image quality and operational flexibility that delivers maximum protection of personnel and assets. CoVi is the only US-based manufacturer to approach high definition video solutions from a total system perspective, including optics, image processing, IP networking, and display technologies. The result: extraordinarily powerful solutions that meet the needs of today's world-wide security community. For more information visit www.covitechnologies.com/.

Lenel is part of UTC Fire & Security, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) business unit. Lenel is a global leader in development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market, with nearly 13,000 system implementations in more than 75 countries. Lenel is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., with sales and support coverage in all major world markets. More information about Lenel can be found at www.lenel.com.