<< Back
GVI Security Solutions Announces Acquisition

CARROLLTON, Texas, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GVI Security Solutions, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: GVSS), a leading provider of video security surveillance solutions featuring the complete Samsung Electronics line of products, has acquired a suite of Video Management Systems (VMS) software and related technology from software provider PacketNVR, LLP. The acquisition was effected through GVI's wholly-owned subsidiary, GVI Video Management Solutions.

"We are pleased to announce a major step towards our goal of enhancing shareholder value with the acquisition of a superb VMS product suite, as well as the supporting technology and intellectual property, at far less than the cost of developing comparable technology," said GVI Chairman Steven Walin. "We expect the cost of acquiring the technology to be fully amortized by incremental cash flow, and there is no dilution to existing shareholders. Moreover, we believe that the new VMS offerings will greatly enhance our ability to drive sales growth of our Samsung IP cameras and other companion products."

"With the acquisition of this product suite, GVI will be able to provide proprietary value-added system management solutions that complement Samsung's growing IP video camera line," said GVI Chief Operating Officer Joseph Restivo. "The GVI Video Management Solutions suite of products will significantly enhance our solutions for the growing IP video surveillance markets by providing a platform to support Samsung IP cameras across the full range of applications from small retail chains to larger and more complex projects."

"We believe that we will now be able to provide a VMS solution with features that are easy to use and reduce the complexity of IP video security. These features are particularly well suited to our existing distribution channels and to new channels and customers, which are becoming more important as the video surveillance markets continue to transition from analog to digital and IP," added Mr. Restivo. "This positions GVI to significantly increase our overall market penetration in IP video surveillance."

"GVI also gains the benefit of the extensive experience and expertise of Tom Galvin, who was instrumental in developing the VMS technology for PacketNVR and who will be leading GVI Video Management Solutions," continued Mr. Walin. "Tom brings the skills and knowledge that he developed over a stellar technology career where he has held senior positions at some of the largest technology companies, including General Electric, where he served as Vice President of Engineering and Director of Video Product Management; Verint, where he was Vice President of Product Development; and MCI Telecommunications, where he was Director of Engineering. His joining us in-house at GVI will assist us in developing new VMS offerings to support our current range of Samsung IP products as well as other new products we anticipate introducing in the future."

About GVI Security Solutions, Inc.

GVI Security Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GVSS) is a leading provider of video surveillance and security solutions, with sales and service representation throughout North, Central and South America. The company provides Samsung Electronics and GVI branded products, software and services to the Homeland Security and Commercial markets. Their customers include governments, major retail chains, leading financial institutions and public and private school systems.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Some of the statements made by GVI Security Solutions, Inc. in this press release are forward looking in nature. Forward-looking statements in this press release are not promises or guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These statements are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. GVI Security Solutions, Inc. believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: reliance on primary supplier; concentration of customers; credit limits imposed by primary supplier; changes in the overall economy; outstanding indebtedness; rapid change in technology; the number and size of competitors in its markets; effective integration of recently acquired operations and personnel; expansion risks; effective internal processes and systems; the ability to attract and retain high quality employees; control of the Company by principal stockholders; law and regulatory policy; the mix of products and services offered in the Company's target markets; and other factors detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 currently on file, as well as the risk that projected business opportunities will fail to materialize or will be delayed.

SOURCE  GVI Security Solutions, Inc.

    -0-                           05/21/2009
    /CONTACT:  Leon Hamerling, Investor Media Group, +1-877-725-2500, or
Company Contact: Esra Pope, GVI Security Solutions, +1-972-245-7353/
    /Web Site:  http://www.gviss.com /
    (GVSS GVSS.OB)

CO:  GVI Security Solutions, Inc.; PacketNVR, LLP; GVI Video Management
     Solutions
ST:  Texas
IN:  OTC CPR STW HTS
SU:  PER TNM

PR
-- NY20993 --
0993 05/21/2009 10:21 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com
Could not find file '\\aws.nasdaqomx.com\irwebpro\content3\IRXMLDATA\19\191877\Disclaimers.xml'.