MDI Announces 'One Unified Technology' System

April 5, 2006
Company debuts open architecture command and control operating system

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - April 4, 2006 - MDI, Inc. today announced that MDI Security Systems will formally launch its ONE UNIFIED TECHNOLOGY platform at the ISC West Security Product Show in Las Vegas, NV on April 5th. ONE is the only open architecture command and control operating system available on the market today.

A Revolutionary Open Architecture Security Operating System -

The ONE platform is the framework that unifies security point products, systems and subsystems into a common management platform. Far beyond the capabilities of the integrated security management software promoted by industry competitors, the ONE platform delivers an open architecture environment that adapts each individual application and device into its structure - promoting global collaboration as a single system.

Revolutionary Adaptive Intelligence -

As the only open architecture command and control operating system for the security industry, ONE standardizes the functionality and user interface of applications and devices that are hosted on its platform. In a virtual "plug-and-play" adaptive environment, ONE learns over time and grows more intelligent as additional capabilities are added to it.

Automatically Scaleable -

When challenged by complex high-security integration environments, traditional second generation integrated security systems become overwhelmed and impossible to manage. According to leading security industry analysts, the second generation integration systems available on the market today have failed to provide the framework needed for true unification. The ONE platform automatically adapts to the entire enterprise security infrastructure under its control and delivers the ability to seamlessly add modules and scale to larger or smaller systems as required.

Besides its ability to unify systems, ONE delivers unprecedented situational awareness, visualization, storage and redundancy - while empowering security teams to prioritize and manage critical events in real-time.

The Development of ONE -

For over two decades, MDI has developed customized security management solutions for many of the nation's highest security organizations and largest commercial enterprises. MDI created the ONE platform by recognizing the advantages of a unified operating system and by incorporating the technical advances learned from some of the highest security organizations in the world. The ONE platform allows organizations to develop software code that meets their needs by using the ONE development SDK, using a concept similar to the Linux platform. The ONE platform allows MDI to customize applications faster and more efficiently than any other security company.

Auto Adaptive Driver Technology -

New Auto Adaptive(tm) driver technology allows MDI to unify any required technology into the ONE platform seamlessly and with less effort than any of its competitors. This Auto Adaptive driver technology is used to synthesize data and communicate with classified government systems and other legacy systems that cannot otherwise be handled without costly customization and integration.

"Based on market research, analyst feedback and customer interviews, we intend to use the capabilities of our ONE platform to revolutionize the security industry as we know it," stated J. Collier Sparks, President and CEO of MDI. "The industry has been in constant search of an enabling technology, similar to a computer operating system, which can unify and control their entire global security infrastructure while protecting their security investments from obsolescence. They have been searching for a system where everything functions as one; the glue that brings and holds together the entire enterprise. I am exited to state that after two long years of development, we have accomplished our product goals and delivered a solution that is capable of taking MDI to a market leadership position. I would like to invite everyone in the industry to visit us at ISC West this year for a preview of our team's groundbreaking accomplishment," he concluded.

More Information on ONE -

For more information on ONE, including interactive demonstrations and diagrams, please visit the MDI home page at .

MDI to Highlight Dell Case Study -

Dell has announced a new case study based on the ONE platform and MDI's open architecture operating system C2OS(tm). Dell representatives will be at the MDI booth at the ISC West show to speak about the Dell hardware solutions incorporated into the ONE platform and C2OS. To access this case study online, please visit, or you may visit the Dell website at

About MDI Security Systems

For over 25 years, MDI (NASDAQ: MDII) has been protecting its clients' people, facilities and assets by manufacturing unified security software and video surveillance solutions that can be comprehensively managed across an enterprise from a central point of command and control. The MDI product family currently protects over 8 million alarm points across the globe for many of the world's most recognized organizations including Microsoft, MBNA Worldwide, John Deere, Pepsi, FBI, US Secret Service, Fidelity Investments, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Southwestern Bell, Department of Defense, IRS, NASA, Disney, Smithsonian Institution and MIT to name a few. For more information on MDI Security Systems including its award-winning SAFEnet, iTRUST, ViewPoint and nTEGRITY product lines, please visit