Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a joint design and development agreement with March Networks of Canada for the launch of an advanced, on-board mobile security solution for the passenger rail market. The partnership combines Bombardier’s vast experience in passenger rail transportation and March Networks’ innovative video applications used for surveillance and monitoring.
March Networks’ contribution is part of the Bombardier SEKURFLO product family of transit security solutions. The SEKURFLO solution, the next generation of transit security and surveillance, helps to secure the safe, operational flow of passenger traffic. This purpose-built system will be designed for both passenger safety and for the efficiency of rail operators.
André Navarri, President of Bombardier Transportation said, “Bombardier’s SEKURFLO solution offers worldwide public transportation a highly reliable system that incorporates intelligent analytics and features that are designed to meet the most demanding transit performance requirements.” He added, “Our partnership with March Networks represents a viable collaboration of research and development with one of the security industry’s leading technology companies.”
Peter Strom, President and CEO of March Networks said, “The transportation sector represents a significant growth opportunity for March Networks. By partnering with a world class organization like Bombardier, we are continuing to secure our position as the leader in mobile video solutions.”
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany, with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of approximately 97,000 vehicles worldwide. The company offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2006 were $14.7 billion US and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
About March Networks
March NetworksTM (TSX:MN; AIM:MNW) is a leading provider of innovative video applications used for surveillance and monitoring. Its software and hardware solutions allow businesses to increase operational efficiencies, address risk, and manage assets with an integrated set of video-based intelligence tools that support enhanced decision-making. Today the ISO 9001:2000 certified company serves the needs of leading banks, retail organizations and transportation authorities in more than 40 countries throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.marchnetworks.com.
SEKURFLO is a trademark of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.
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