Viscount Systems Receives Canadian Government Support to Enhance Its Freedom Access Control Platform

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Viscount Systems Receives Canadian Government Support to Enhance Its Freedom Access Control Platform and Expand System Capabilities

BURNABY, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viscount Systems (OTCQB:VSYS), a leading-edge, high technology supplier of security systems and software, is pleased to announce that the company has received conditional funding of up to $150,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).

IRAP support will be used to further the development of Viscount's Freedom access control platform and to expand system capabilities to a number of key areas, including mobile devices, enhancing the Freedom Microsoft Active Directory platform, preparing for U.S. Government full FICAM compliance, and enhanced encryption.

"We are very pleased to have the support of the Industrial Research Assistance Program," noted Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. "The past several months have seen a dramatic increase in the interest in Freedom for projects that will require additional engineering resources as we improve our technology to meet the stringent compliance and other requirements of our clients. This contribution will also improve our ability to develop new applications. Viscount aims to continue to expand its presence in the U.S. Federal Government space including agency clients within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Such high-profile clients mean we need to accelerate the development of our core technology with a view to readying it for their specific commercial applications".

About Viscount's Freedom Access Control Solution

Freedom Encryption Bridge is the first and only access control system that allows entry devices (ID cards, RFID readers, biometrics etc.) to be connected to standard building IT networks without requiring expensive control panels that are programmed from a PC. Freedom changes the paradigm of IT friendly access control. It eliminates up to 80% of the cost of traditional systems that require the installation of control panels. And, it utilizes existing logical IT security software (LDAP) to replace both the control panel component and the software component of traditional systems. Freedom drastically reduces system costs while providing a much more secure software solution.

About Viscount Systems

Viscount Systems Inc., designs unified IT and physical security software platforms for building security and emergency planning. Recent awards include SIA Convergence Solution of the Year 2011 and Homeland Securities Platinum Award for Emergency Response and Gold Award for Access Control at GOVSEC 2011.


Investor Relations: Foothills Group, San Jose, CA, 888-516-7415.

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Investor Relations:
Foothills Group,
San Jose, CA, 888-516-7415

KEYWORDS:   North America  Canada


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