Genetec Expands Custom Solutions Development Team with Acquisition of Sipelia

Montreal, Canada, December 15, 2010 - Genetec™, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a provider of world-class IP security solutions, announced the expansion of its custom solutions development team with the acquisition of Sipelia.

Sipelia is a privately-held software company based in Paris, France, that specializes in the development of custom software solutions. Sipelia’s co-founders will play pivotal roles in Genetec’s Professional Services offered to channel partners. Specifically, José Bréval will lead the development and management of the worldwide custom solutions team for Genetec. Rémi Bréval will lead the development efforts on Plan Manager, an interactive map-based command and control application built by Sipelia for use with Genetec’s IP video surveillance system, Omnicast, using the Omnicast software development kit (SDK). Rémi will also lead other future products and add-on modules with the new Paris team.

“We intend that these activities of Sipelia become an integral part of Genetec’s business,” says Pierre Racz, Genetec’s CEO. “With this acquisition, Genetec significantly expands its customs solutions capability, and acquires one of the best applications ever built using the Omnicast SDK.”

Sipelia’s Plan Manager has gained recognition in the physical security industry, already being installed in international sports stadium, airports and cities, amongst other places. In a stadium application for example, operators use an interactive map of the stadium layout to select a seat. Instantly, the closest cameras will pan, tilt and zoom to the requested seat and the videos will be displayed.

Currently, the Plan Manager application is offered to Genetec customers as an add-on module within Omnicast. Full integration within Genetec’s unified security platform, the Security Center, is planned to coincide with the release of Security Center 5.0.

“Working with Genetec’s solutions and team over the years as we developed Plan Manager has given us an appreciation for the innovation and flexibility of this organization,” says José Bréval, co-founder of Sipelia. “In many respects, our mission, culture and values are very similar. We look forward to sharing our expertise, exchanging ideas and merging our teams to continue developing industry-leading security solutions.”

About Sipelia

Sipelia is a customized consulting services and engineering firm. With a team of experienced engineers and a collaborative four-step development approach, Sipelia helps organizations optimize the management of information technology in all areas of business. Sipelia delivers custom-made solutions to global organizations from various industries including the physical security industry where Sipelia's interactive map application, Plan Manager, has been successfully implemented.

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company's flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com

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