SAN-RAID Devices offer storage options for IP video systems.

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Designed for use in Storage Area Network, iSCSI SAN-RAID models do not need to be connected to and in close proximity to DVR or NVR. Instead, units exist as part of network and can store video from one or multiple network recording devices regardless of physical location. Devices utilize iSCSI protocol, which allows them to transmit and receive signals over regular Ethernet cabling. Available with 8, 14, or 42 bays, SAN-RAID models provide storage from 3.3-36 TB.



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Vicon's New iSCSI SAN-RAID Devices Offer Superior Storage Options for IP Video Systems



New units support "Storage Area Network" system topology and transmit via iSCSI protocol

Hauppauge, NY, June 26, 2009: Vicon Industries Inc., a leading designer and producer of integrated IP video surveillance and access control systems, is replacing its line of RAID storage devices with new iSCSI SAN-RAID models that make use of newer networking and storage technology. Like traditional RAID devices, the new models feature multiple, hot-swappable hard drives that provide highly secure storage of large quantities of recorded digital video. However, the new models are designed for use in a "Storage Area Network," meaning that they no longer need to be directly, physically connected to and in close proximity to a DVR or NVR. Instead the SAN-RAID units exist as part of a network and can store video from one or multiple network recording devices regardless of their physical location. Compared to the traditional "one-RAID-per-NVR" model, the SAN-RAID option therefore offers savings both in cost and physical space required by the units.

In addition, the new SAN-RAID devices make use of iSCSI protocol, allowing them to transmit and receive signals over regular Ethernet cabling (CAT-5 and other options). iSCSI protocol can transmit signals up to 25x farther than traditional SCSI connections used by the previous generation of RAIDs.

Vicon's new SAN-RAID devices are available with 8, 14 or 42 bays and provide varying amounts of usable storage, ranging from 3.3 to 36 TB. They will be available for shipment beginning mid July.

"Vicon's commitment to IP-based, open platform video management is clearly evidenced by the range of products we continue to bring to market, from megapixel cameras to NVRs to these state-of-the-art SAN-RAID storage solutions," stated Margie Gurwin, Vicon's Director of Marketing. "We are pleased to offer our customers the best that technology has to offer."

For more information on Vicon and its products, visit www.vicon-cctv.com.

About Vicon Industries Inc.

Vicon Industries Inc., listed on the NYSE under the symbol "VII," designs, manufactures and markets a broad line of products used in integrated video surveillance systems. Vicon's marketing and development efforts focus on today's leading edge security technologies, including digital recording and IP video solutions, access control, matrix controls, cameras, monitors, mounting accessories, remote positioning devices and fiber optic equipment. The Company's products are used in a variety of surveillance, security, safety and control applications, in banks, gaming casinos, traffic control, hospitals, retailing, multiple commercial and industrial installations, etc. For more information regarding Vicon, visit us at www.vicon-cctv.com.

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