Vumii is Finalist for Red Herring’s Global 100

December 24, 2009 Atlanta, GA USA – Vumii announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Global 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from around the world.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of 1,200. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

“This year was especially difficult,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “Despite the global economic situation, there were many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. Now we’re faced with the arduous task of selecting the final 100 winners of the award. We know that this year’s crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far.”

“It’s truly amazing for Vumii to be a member of such a select group of emerging technology companies from around the globe” stated Randall Foster, Vumii’s President and CEO. We have so many internal accomplishments that are often not recognized by the outside world. And this award provides my team with some well-deserved accolades for their tenacity in these economic times.”

Finalists for the 2009 edition of the Red Herring Global 100 award are selected from the regional recipients or finalists of the Red Herring 100 awards in 2007, 2008, or 2009 ranging from Asia, Europe, and North America. For the past three years, the award has been given to the top 100 global technology companies based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, and clean tech industries sent in their submissions to qualify for the award.

The CEOs of the 200 finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global Conference in Laguna Niguel, California, January 12-14, 2010. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at the event.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best high-technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision-makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe.

About Vumii
Vumii Inc. (“Vumii”) helps its customers dramatically improve their ability to assess and react to risks to their environments. Vumii leverages electro-optics and image processing disciplines to develop and market long-range LED and Laser night vision surveillance, perimeter protection, and graphical user control systems which enable users to prevent and rapidly respond to terrorism, theft, vandalism, asset damage and other physical security threats. Vumii’s versatile visualization hardware and software technologies are deployed within the defense and physical security markets in more than 20 countries. Vumii solutions are affordable and easily integrate with existing security architectures. Founded in 2004, Vumii is a privately-held company headquartered in Atlanta, GA US.

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Vumii’s Newest Long-Range Cameras Punctuate The Difference Between Thermal Cameras for Threat Detection versus Cameras Optimized for Threat Assessment

Sept 18, 2009 — For decades, there has been incredible progress in the ability to detect threats at the perimeter of a site, a border of a country, or on a body of water. This spans technologies from radar to fence sensors, and thermal cameras to video motion detection. And much more. But once a threat is detected, especially a threat that is detected in the dark, it’s important to assess that threat effectively. This is important in order to be able to respond faster if the potential threat is a real danger. If it’s just an animal or false alarm, then it’s important to ignore it so that security forces aren’t distracted from real dangers. And if something bad happens, there are various important reasons to record the details of what happened in the dark, whether for finding the perpetrator — or for prosecuting the perpetrator.

For years, Vumii has been developing cameras that can do all of those things. But now, Vumii has pioneered a new line of long-range day/night threat assessment cameras, cameras that are more economical, making them accessible to a much larger set of companies, government agencies, and military forces.

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Former US Defense Secretary Partners with Vumii

Sep 15, 2009 — Former Defense Secretary William S. Cohen to Chair Vumii’s Advisory Board. The Cohen Group to support and increase expansion opportunities for Vumii’s innovative laser and LED day and nightvision systems designed to enhance security of borders, strategic resources and critical infrastructure. Vumii announced it has formed a strategic partnership with The Cohen Group to provide global advisory services and business development resources to meet the growth in demand for Vumii’s award-winning, advanced threat assessment technologies. See the news release and related information on:

Security Systems News
Government Security News: GSN Magazine
CNBC
Reuters
USA Today

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Vumii Comments on Nuclear Power Plant Security Regulation

When the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) approved 10 CFR 73.55, one critical element was threat assessment.

At Vumii, our award-winning camera systems can provide this capability more effectively / economically than anyone.

In the “Detection and Assessment” section of the regulation, it states explicitly:

The licensee’s intrusion detection and assessment systems must be designed to…[p]rovide a visual display from which assessment of the detected activity can be made.

We believe that most of today’s popular night time camera systems are incapable of doing this adequately.

The NRC’s website goes even further on http://www.nrc.gov/security/assessment.html, indicating that intrusion assessment is an integral part of protecting nuclear power plants.

“Intrusion detection systems can falsely alarm because of environmental or other factors; therefore, the licensee must assess whether an alarm is genuine or not. The assessment also provides information to the security force about the number, location, and weapons of the intruders [and] speed of individuals through the isolation zone… Intrusion Alarm Assessment performance should be adequate to correctly identify actual intrusions despite adversary use of such techniques as:
• camouflage of persons in the isolation zone
• shadows or other lighting conditions in the
isolation zone
• alarm stacking, that is, causing a large number of
alarms over a short period of time…

One thing is particularly intriguing about this requirement. There is a major oil and gas refinery in the US where the security people had decided to use thermal cameras for threat detection and other thermal cameras on a PTZ for threat assessment. After some analysis – and conversations with our trained staff – they then realized that you cannot do proper threat assessment at a distance with uncooled thermal IR cameras. In the end, they chose Vumii for their
threat assessment cameras.

From Vumii’s perspective, one cannot adequately perform threat assessment with traditional, thermal IR cameras, and the choice is clear: Discoverii and Claritii, if true threat assessment is the goal. Why is this such an important issue? According to one prominent nuclear power industry professional:
• By using a great threat assessment camera, you can assess threats without turning your
guard into a potential hostage (or casualty)
• A great threat assessment camera can help your security forces do more with less
• A great threat assessment camera can provide an “eye in the sky” to help you assess
activities throughout the far reaches of your site.

Learn more about Vumii’s unique threat assessment cameras below, by clicking on one or more of these options:
• Learn about our extraordinary long-range surveillance cameras
• Watch amazing video footage captured by our cameras
• Contact us for additional information

Vumii Participating at Major Security Exhibition, ASIS 2009

Aug 15, 2009 — Vumii will be participating in one of the world’s most popular and reputable events for security professionals, ASIS 2009. The event will take place in Anaheim, California during the week of September 21. Vumii will be accepting visitors at the booth of one of its international business partners, Nasatka Barrier, BOOTH 1655. To schedule a time to meet with a Vumii representative, please submit a request via info@vumii.com or our contact form.

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Red Herring 2009 Award Winner

Atlanta, GA, May 15, 2009. Vumii, a developer of unique surveillance technology products including the innovative Discoverii laserillumination long-range camera system capable of seeing faces from a quarter mile away in total darkness and seeing some objects as far as 10 miles during the day has received Red Herring magazine’s Red Herring 100 North America award, a prestigious award honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures in North America.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of more than 1,200 submissions. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of
management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of each company’s potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of each company, which allows Red Herring to see through hype, and makes the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

“This year was especially difficult,” said Alex Vieux, Publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “There were so many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products that we had a difficult time selecting the top 100. We know that this year’s crop
will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to go far.”

For over 10 years, the Red Herring 100 North America award, open to private technology companies headquartered in North America, has been given to the top 100 tech companies based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecom, communications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, and clean tech industries sent in their submissions to qualify for the award.

The CEOs of the 200 finalists presented their winning strategies at the Red Herring Conference in San Diego (May 11-13), where the Red Herring Top 100 was announced at the final evening banquet. Vumii’s CEO, Randall Foster, accepted the award on behalf of the company. This award validates the strenuous effort and countless hours/days/weeks/months the Vumii team has invested in accomplishing its many goals?.

About Red Herring: Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service;
technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation ecosystem, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.

For more information, visit www.redherring.com Media Contact: Yvonne Caprini, ycaprini@redherring.com, call Phone +1 (650) 428 2900 x410

About Vumii: Vumii delivers advanced night vision surveillance and graphical user control systems which enable users to prevent and rapidly respond to terrorism, theft, vandalism, asset damage and other physical security threats. Vumii leverages advanced electro-optics and image processing expertise to create high performance, versatile visualization hardware and software technologies for the defense and physical security markets. Vumii solutions are affordable and easily integrate with existing security architectures. Founded in 2004, Vumii is a privately held company headquartered in Atlanta, GA US. For more information, visit
vumii.com.

Media Contact: Stevi Barber, stevibarber@vumii.com, call Phone +1 (678) 578 4702.

Vumii’s CEO to Speak at ISC West

Mar 3, 2009 — Randall Foster, CEO of Vumii, will be presenting the topic “Moving from Threat Detection to Assessment for Improved Perimeter and Border Security” at ISC West (April 1-3, 2009) in Las Vegas. Vumii representatives will be available by appointment to discuss perimeter security challenges, border security challenges, and port security challenges, and provide helpful pointers on solving those challenges. To schedule an appointment, please email sales@vumii.com