New Zealand Airport Improves Security and Operations with March Networks Command IP Video Solution

PR Newswire

OTTAWA, March 6, 2012

OTTAWA, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – March Networks® (TSX: MN), a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, today
announced that Christchurch International Airport Ltd. in New Zealand has standardized on the company's IP video surveillance
solution to support safety and security requirements across its
operations. The March Networks Command video management software and high-definition IP cameras have provided such a high return in operational efficiencies that the
solution is now a critical component of the airport's overall business.

Christchurch Airport's surveillance commitment has increased
considerably in recent years because of the worldwide focus on
transport security. The airport has expanded its coverage from a few
dozen to hundreds of cameras, including more than 200 March Networks'
MegaPX 1080p, CamPX MiniDome and PTZ IP cameras, to gain greater
visibility of its terminal, airfield and automated baggage system. It
is also using the solution for operational purposes, such as managing
gate allocations for incoming flights, directing taxis to where they
are most needed, and responding remotely to inquiries from unattended
carpark gates.

“We have grown to rely on the March Networks solution equally for
security and operations, and we're very pleased with its performance,”
said Tim Morris , Operations Manager, Christchurch International Airport
Ltd. “The system is user-friendly and has massive scale and
reliability, which keeps us prepared at all times – even during last
year's February earthquake, when we served as an emergency
transportation hub for rescue teams and medical evacuation flights.”

The March Networks system withstood a violent, 6.3 magnitude earthquake
that shook the city of Christchurch on February 22, 2011 . The city has
recorded more than 10,000 aftershocks since that time, but the system
has never gone down or lost video.

Christchurch Airport's security and IT teams engaged in a rigorous
evaluation process before selecting the Command solution, working with
certified March Networks provider ECL Security. As a next step, the airport is planning a complete integration with
its access control system. It is also assessing the use of video analytics available in the March Networks portfolio, such as loitering or left
baggage detection.

“The market for airport security solutions is expected to exceed $1.5
by 2015, with video surveillance representing the fastest
growing segment,” said Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March
Networks. “Our solutions provide airport authorities with
enterprise-class solutions that are scalable, highly reliable and
easily managed. In addition, they support a wide range of operational
applications that help airports work smarter and faster, and realize
better returns on their investment.”

About March Networks
March Networks® (TSX:MN) is a leading provider of intelligent IP video solutions. For
more than a decade, the company has helped some of the world's largest
commercial and government organizations transition from traditional
CCTV to advanced surveillance technologies used for security, loss
prevention, risk mitigation and operational efficiency. Its highly
scalable and easy to use Command video management platform incorporates a web-based client interface to
enable rapid system deployment and complete system control. It is
complemented by the company's portfolio of high-definition IP cameras,
encoders, video analytics and hybrid recorders, as well as outstanding
professional and managed services. March Networks systems are delivered
through an extensive distribution and partner network in more than 50
countries. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Stat ements
This release contains certain forward-looking information, including
expectations of future business. This information is based on the
Company's current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a
variety of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and
that may be beyond March Networks' control. Actual results could differ
materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements due
to factors such as customer demand and timing of purchasing decisions,
increased levels of competition, technological changes and the
successful development of new products, dependence on third-party
manufacturers, risks relating to intellectual property infringement
claims, and other risks and factors identified in March Networks'
public filings with regulatory authorities in Canada . March Networks
assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a
result of new information or future events.

*MARCH NETWORKS, March Networks Command and the MARCH NETWORKS logo are
trademarks of March Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.


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