Optelecom-NKF, Southwest Surveillance Systems Partner for Casino Project

Sept. 19, 2007

GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTC), a leading global producer of advanced IP-video network solutions, announced today that it has won an award from leading gaming industry systems integrator Southwest Surveillance Systems to provide security solutions for a major Indian-owned casino located in Southern California. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The casino is one of Southern California's premier entertainment and gaming destinations, drawing millions of visitors each year and paying out nearly two billion dollars in cash, prizes, and giveaways.

Under the contract Optelecom-NKF will provide its chassis-mounted 9131 four-channel uncompressed digital video cards, 9591 multiformat digital data cards, and 9942 network management transmission technology solution for multimode fiber combining video, data, and audio. This fiber optic network solution enables the customer to consolidate video content streaming from cameras on the casino floor and cameras at their parking lots.

"We are excited to further strengthen our partnership with Southwest Surveillance Systems, one of the most successful system integrators serving the gaming industry," commented Ed Ludwig , Optelecom-NKF's President and CEO. "Optelecom-NKF is proud to be a part of Southwest's commitment to provide a secure, safe gaming environment to their customers."

About Southwest Surveillance Systems

Southwest Surveillance Systems was founded in 1991 and has been focused on providing video surveillance systems for the gaming industry since its inception. The company provides system design, installation, sales and service of CCTV video surveillance, digital video recording, and access control systems that comply with gaming requirements (NIGA) for video surveillance.

About Optelecom-NKF, Inc.

Optelecom-NKF, Inc., is a global supplier of network video equipment, including video servers, Ethernet switches, IP cameras, fiber optic systems, and video management software. It delivers complete solutions for traffic management and security in airports, seaports, public transport, public space, industry parks, and buildings.

Founded in 1972, the Company's R&D centers have accumulated extensive knowledge of fiber optic and IP/Ethernet network technologies. Optelecom-NKF supplies top-quality equipment and is committed to providing its customers with expert technical advice and support. All products are developed and tested for LAN and WAN applications.

Optelecom-NKF has offices in the US, the Netherlands , France , Spain , the UK, and Singapore , and expertise centers in the US and Europe .

Investor inquiries should be directed to Mr. Rick Alpert at 301-948-7872.

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