Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Group Announces Alliance with Software Developer Genetec, Inc.


Alliance calls for Integration of Toshiba IP Network Surveillance Cameras into Genetec Omnicast®, Synergis®, and Autovu® Security Solutions for seamless management of digital video, audio and data

IRVINE, CA, JANUARY 29, 2007 -- Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., announced today a new technological alliance with Genetec, Inc., a pioneer in IP video surveillance solutions and a leader within the physical security industry. The ongoing collaboration calls for the two companies to jointly develop software that seamlessly integrates Toshiba IP Network cameras with Genetec IP Video Surveillance, IP Access Control and License Plate Recognition solutions.

"We are excited to announce this strategic alliance with Genetec to integrate our cameras into their security solutions," said Sergio Collazo, Director of Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group. "This move gives Genetec and Toshiba customers the best of both worlds in a platform that is scalable, reliable and intuitive."

"Integrating to Toshiba's line of IP cameras represents Genetec's continual commitment to providing its customers with the option of choosing best-of-breed hardware. The combined Toshiba-Genetec solution delivers a unique and comprehensive security solution," says Stephan Kaiser, Genetec's Director of Business Development.

New API Available

An Application Programming Interface (API) software module, developed by Toshiba and Genetec, is now available that adds powerful verification features and consolidated management control for Toshiba IP cameras to Genetec IP video surveillance and access control solutions, including its robust Omnicast® enterprise solution, Synergis® advanced IP access control systems, and Autovu® sophisticated license plate recognition technology.

"The new API brings together video surveillance and access control -- two related but individually different technologies - into a more easy-to-use, management effective, fully-integrated, IP system with superior capabilities," says Toshiba's Collazo. "This is an important milestone for Genetec and Toshiba, as well as for our customers, and the distributors, integrators and dealers who have the confidence in us to recommend our products."

For more information and the name of a local Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products distributor, call 1-877-696-3822. Or visit www.ipvideo.toshiba.com. For the name of a local Genetec Dealer, contact sales at 514-332-4000 or e-mail sales@genetec.com

ABOUT TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS) provides mobile products and solutions, communications, storage and imaging products and services. Products include industry-leading portable computers, projectors, hard disk drives, telephony products, and digital imaging systems. TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independently operated company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems. Toshiba has worldwide forecasted sales of about $60 billion this fiscal year and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

Website: www.ipvideo.toshiba.com

ABOUT GENETEC, INC.

Genetec Inc., incorporated in 1997, is recognized as a pioneer in IP video surveillance and a technology leader within the physical security industry. With headquarters in Montreal and offices located in Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and the United States, Genetec provides a complete line of innovative IP security products globally. Genetec's success is built on its dynamic team of highly skilled individuals dedicated to the development of tomorrow's cutting edge security technologies and its commitment to customer care. Thousands of organizations worldwide trust Genetec's solutions to safeguard their assets and personnel.

Website: www.genetec.com

Dan O'Connell,

O'Connell Communications,

email: dan@oconnellpr.com,

phone: 708-482-0212

Lee Muratori,

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products,

email: Lee.Muratori@tais.toshiba.com,

phone: 949-461-4206

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