MDI Expands Its ONE Unified Technology Platform With Air Force

Oct. 16, 2006
Palmer Electric Selects VIEWpoint system to secure six building complex at Peterson AFB

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - October 13, 2006 - MDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDII), the leading manufacturer of Unified Technology solutions for the security industry today announced that it's VIEWpoint Surveillance Management products, built on ONE Unified Technology, have been selected by integration partner Palmer Electric to secure six buildings at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

Peterson Air Force Base is home of the 21st Space Wing and Air Force Space Command. MDI's VIEWpoint products will be installed and supported by Palmer to provide surveillance management and pre-emptive video security across the complex. The initial product order is set to follow a phased distribution timeline, which is expected to cover a six month integration period. Palmer is also in the process of installing a fiber-optic network backbone to the development.

On May 22nd of this year, MDI announced the first installation of a multi-phased unified access control project with Palmer Electric at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado under the NETCENTS contract led by Multimax, Inc. The new Air Force project utilizes MDI's VIEWpoint digital video recorders, which are built on the ONE Unified Technology platform, and hundreds of VIEWpoint 20/20 dome security cameras.

"Palmer had many video sources available, but we chose the MDI solution because with the power of the ONE platform, we are able to scale the system to add access control and alarm management features for our customer as their security needs change. The uniqueness of this system is that additions can be accomplished by simply unlocking software from the platform that is already on the DVR, which is truly an investment for our client" stated Cary Gulsby, Manager of Access Control and Security for Palmer Electric. "As we complete our fibre optic network installation, we will have the capability of going base-wide with a complete and cost effective security command and control solution in the future," he added.

MDI re-entered the video security space in 2005 by launching its VIEWpoint Surveillance Management product line and strategically acquired California based Advanced Security Link in January of 2006 to expand this line. VIEWpoint is now a key module in the ONE Unified Technology platform.

Palmer Electric has been operating in Colorado Springs for over twenty-two years. Since then, they have been performing professional services for local and federal government organizations and providing quality craftsmanship while working hand-in-hand with the military to meet their specific needs.

Palmer has completed various projects at a variety of military bases and key customer sites including: United States Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, Fort Carson, and NORAD, El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, State of Colorado, and other state-funded construction projects including school districts. For more information on Palmer Electric, please visit

MDI manufactures security technology solutions designed to protect people, facilities and assets. These solutions are unified by ONE Technology. ONE Technology unifies security point products, systems and subsystems into a common management platform. Far beyond the Integrated Security Management software promoted by industry competitors, ONE delivers an open architecture environment that adapts each individual application and device into its platform - promoting global collaboration as ONE system. The MDI product family currently protects over 10 million alarm points across the globe for many of the world's most recognized organizations including Microsoft, MBNA Worldwide, John Deere, Pepsi, FBI, TSA, Fidelity Investments, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, American Express, Department of Defense, IRS, Disney, Smithsonian Institution and MIT to name a few. For more information on MDI or its diversified line of security products, visit