Montreal: ImmerVision, the expert in 360° panoramic imaging technology and developer of the IMV1-1/3 Panomorph lens for video surveillance, announced today that the Petards, Inc., the leading international supplier of advanced security, surveillance, and public safety systems, has successfully certified that all its Network Video Recorders (NVRs) are ImmerVision Enables. The ImmerVision Enables certification allows users of Petards IP video surveillance systems to access panoramic functionality. This means that by using ImmerVision’s IMV1 1/3 Panomorph lens, Petards NVRs will now have the ability to survey a 360 degree area, live or in playback. ImmerVision’s Panomorph lens is the only optic technology, in the world, that can enable standard analog and IP video surveillance systems, with panoramic capabilities without any blind spots or downtime. For Petards, this capability is particularly important as its surveillance systems are used to protect high-risk areas such as, mass transit systems, casinos, government and other public areas where security is critical.

Petards and ImmerVision will host a live demonstration to show Petard’s ImmerVision Enables NVR panoramic functionality, when connected to a network of analog and IP video surveillance cameras equipped with the IMV1-1/3 panomorph lens, March 28 – 30, 2007, Booth 7041 at the ISC West show in Las Vegas, the largest security show in the world.

“We’re pleased to include Petards as the first worldwide developer of NVR solutions to become ImmerVision Enables as it’s one of the most trusted and respected names in security,” said Alessandro Gasparini, Chief Commercial Officer of ImmerVision. “They are world-renowned for designing and installing some of the most sophisticated and advanced surveillance systems available in the market today,” he added.

The IMV1-1/3 Panomorph lens is a major discovery for today’s security/surveillance industry because of its panoramic functionality and its implementation cost is not expensive like the older panoramic technologies such as the fisheye and mirror lens. “Our customers have become accustomed to the benefits of a 360-degree panoramic solution, and ImmerVision’s approach offers tremendous flexibility across analog and IP cameras,” said Frank Baitman, President of Petards, Inc. “ImmerVision’s innovative panomorph technology combined with Petards’ NVRs addresses the need to see everything, everywhere at anytime.”

About Petards

Petards, Inc. is one of the most trusted and respected security partners in the world, with installations in 40 countries. We design, manufacture, supply and support digital surveillance and security systems for environments where there is no room for error. Clients select Petards for its’ unique combination of flexible, user-friendly technology and rock-solid experience in critical security environments. Our solutions include integrated control systems; smart CCTV for automatic threat identification including automatic number plate recognition; in-car video evidence and enforcement systems; and mobile, wireless surveillance solutions. For more information, please go to