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Optelecom-NKF wins video network contract with STESA

Published on 9 August, 2006

Optelecom-NKF, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced IP-video network solutions, today announced it has received a contract from Saudi Technical Engineering Associated (STESA) valued at approximately $800,000 for an advanced Video over IP (Internet Protocol) security and surveillance network to be deployed at an undisclosed location in Saudi Arabia.

Optelecom-NKF will provide system design services and, drawing on its new SiquraTM IP surveillance concept.  The company will deliver a mission critical, fault tolerant, Video over IP transmission network for installation by STESA.

The comprehensive system facilitates the transmission of multiple, high quality, MPEG-2 video streams over a robust Ethernet network.  Optelecom-NKF will use its CS-20 technology, combining direct on-fiber connectivity with Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP; IEEE 802.1w) to produce a ruggedized, highly resilient network for video, alarm data, and audio.

The system is capable of transmitting up to 256 MPEG-2 video streams and can accommodate approximately 2000 alarm and sensor inputs/outputs.  The system incorporates both a main control centre and a remote control room.

"Our technology helps protect facilities and, importantly, people from the many threats industry and governments the world over face today," commented Optelecom-NKF's president and CEO, Edmund Ludwig.  "The sensitive nature of providing security and surveillance solutions to customers often requires that we exercise the utmost discretion discussing contract awards.  Nevertheless, we look forward to working with STESA to help deliver the best real-time, broadcast quality security and surveillance network possible."

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