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Florida School District Turns To March Networks For Advanced Video Surveillance And Emergency Response

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - March Networks ® (TSX: MN), a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, today announced that Escambia County School District - which oversees 60 schools serving more than 40,000 students in Pensacola, Florida - has standardized on the company's video surveillance system to enhance school safety. Equipped with March Networks Command video management software and 4000 C Series hybrid NVRs, the school district now has an easy-to-use, IP-based surveillance solution that allows it to resolve incidents quickly and better respond to potential threats.

"At the moment, we have a mixture of March Networks hybrid recorders in some schools and the server-based Command software in others," said Brian Johnson, a network systems analyst with the school district. "The solution is ideal, because it allows us to continue using analog cameras where they are already installed, and eventually transition all of our schools to IP surveillance as our budget permits."

The fact that the Command software is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems was another key consideration for the school district, as most of its administrators use Macintosh computers. In addition, Command's web-based client interface eliminates the need to install and maintain new software on each individual system, saving the school district both time and resources. The web-based software also makes it easier for Escambia to open the surveillance system to law enforcement and other first responders if needed - providing them with a real-time view into a school in an emergency situation.

"Security is a top priority for school communities worldwide, with video surveillance playing an increasingly important role," said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. "Our solutions offer the ease-of-use and management capabilities needed to efficiently oversee large school districts and campus environments, as well as the proven reliability educators, students and their families demand."

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