VEREX Supplies DVRs to South African Airways

July 20, 2006
DVRs to be used at SAA facilities at airports throughout South Africa

MIAMI, Fla., Americas Fire & Security Expo, July 18, 2006 — VEREX Technology announced today that it was recently chosen to supply 39 NetVision digital video recorders (DVRs) to South African Airways (SAA) for a video surveillance program that will help deter crime and better protect SAA facilities at airports throughout South Africa. VEREX is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

The new VEREX 16-way, 1.5TB NetVision DVRs have been installed at airports across South Africa to provide video image capture and transmission back to the airline’s central security control room at SAA headquarters in Johannesburg International Airport.

The SiteWatch remote maintenance technology, also provided by VEREX, allows for maximum uptime of the DVRs at near 100 percent and enables efficient planning of any maintenance required at outlying locations, some of which are several hours flying time from Johannesburg.

“The customer chose NetVision DVRs because they needed a proven and reliable solution with large storage capacity. NetVision DVRs have the added benefit of being highly flexible permitting remote configuration management and downloading of video clips using any PC from anywhere in the world,” said Jim Moran, digital video product manager at VEREX.

VEREX Technology designs, produces and markets integrated security systems for small commercial to enterprise-wide applications around the world. In business since 1981 and ISO 9002 registered since 1984, VEREX operates at the leading edge of the electronic security business, providing customers with high quality, technically advanced solutions in more than 75 countries. UTC Fire & Security provides fire safety and security solutions to more than one million customers throughout the world and is headquartered in Connecticut, USA. More information can be found at