UK Airports Group Selects Visual Defence for IP Video Surveillance Platform

Seven-year contract would service such airports as Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, others


RICHMOND HILL, ONTARIO -- Visual Defence Inc., a leading provider of integrated security solutions over IP networks to the security and defence markets, is pleased to announce that it has signed a seven year contract with BAA plc for the supply of software, hardware and support services for CCTV surveillance systems.

The agreement includes 24x7 support services for Visual Defence's Virtual Matrix System (VMS) valued at over $7M CAD. In addition to the support services portion, BAA plc will, on an ongoing 'standing offer' basis, procure video surveillance hardware and software directly from Visual Defence.

Visual Defence will provide software, hardware and associated technical services for BAA Airports in the United Kingdom including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow, Southampton, Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Visual Defence is working with BAA to provide an innovative, state-of-the-art, IP-based video platform that will support BAA's numerous facilities and continued expansion. The core management platform, Visual Defence's Virtual Matrix System (VMS), provides BAA with an open architecture that will support thousands of video device inputs, managed by hundreds of BAA users, with integration to BAA subsystems. The VMS platform works with multiple integration interfaces including Visual Defence's OPC interface, an open communications system that allows current BAA subsystems (i.e. Baggage Handling system) to interact with the video management platform.

Dagan Sadeh, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"We are pleased to have been chosen by BAA, the world's leading Airport company. Our advanced technical and professional services highlight VDI's commitment to the support of our enterprise clientele and solutions. Furthermore, this contract signifies VDI's focus on strategic, recurring revenue models to support our network-centric solution offerings."