ioimage and BFi OPTiLAS Mark 1,000th Intelligent Video System Deployment

May 21, 2007
DiputaciĂł de Barcelona marks milestone in intelligent video surveillance

HERZLIYA, Israel. May 18th – ioimage, the pioneer of intelligent video appliances designed for simplicity, announced today that BFi OPTiLAS, a distributor of specialized products and services for Europe's electronics and photonics markets, has deployed over 1,000 of its systems. Serving as ioimage's distributor in Spain and Portugal, BFi has incorporated security and surveillance solutions at a myriad of public, government and private organizations. The partnership's rapid success was marked by its 1,000th system – with the placement of an intelligent video security and surveillance system at DiputaciĂł de Barcelona, the parliament offices serving Spain's Catalonia region.

Bringing together BFi's rich experience and ioimage's leading line of intelligent video products, the partnership caters to a wide range of residential, industrial and public-sector customers throughout Spain and Portugal. The multi-sized, simple-to-install deployments carried out by BFi cover diverse verticals including solar energy, power and government.

"Our collaboration with ioimage led to rapid results for both us and our customers," said Oscar Romero, Security Division Manager of BFi OPTiLAS. "Since ioimage products are so simple to install and maintain, we have smoothly completed the deployment of over 1,000 systems in a relatively short period of time. Just as important, our customers have been extremely satisfied with the results in the field. We're confident that the partnership will only strengthen in the upcoming period."

Founded over 50 years ago, BFi OPTiLAS provides a range of imaging solutions including high-speed video, progressive scan, and cooled digital CCD cameras; image processing software; and lighting for security and surveillance, military and industrial applications.

"Joining forces with BFi OPTiLAS entrenched our footprint in one of the most rapidly growing security markets in Europe," said Zeev Farkash, VP Sales and Customer Services. "BFi's experience and proven track record provide us with the leverage to further expand our position as the intelligent video appliance leader, and so far the results speak for themselves."

About BFi OPTiLAS BFi OPTiLAS is a provider of specialized products and services for the photonics and electronics markets across Europe. Headquartered near Paris, BFi specializes in several niche technologies classified in four business units – specialty components, communication, photonics, and imaging. Founded in 1955, the privately owned BFi operates in 14 countries and employs over 320 workers, including 250 technically-trained, product-focused employees who are directly involved in promoting and selling partners' products. For further information, visit

About ioimage ioimage, the pioneer of intelligent video appliances, provides high-performance video encoders and cameras with built-in analytics, designed and packaged for simplicity. ioimage offers a new approach to video security by transforming surveillance into a proactive, event-driven process. Founded in 2000, ioimage uses networked, DSP-based devices for real-time detection, alert and tracking of intruders, vehicles and other threats, leading to enhanced safety and security for government, public and commercial organizations. For further information, visit

ioimage will be presenting its intelligent video offerings at Booth #19120 at IFSEC on May 21-24, 2007, at the NEC (National Exhibition Center) Birmingham, UK.