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June 08, 2011

Cernium and Sprint to Offer CheckVideo|Sprint 3G Intelligent Video Surveillance and Alarm Verification Solution

 Breakthrough wireless video security solution transforms cameras into crime-foiling intelligent sensors and allows them to be placed virtually anywhere an intruder could enter

 Reston, Va. – June 8, 2011Cernium and Sprint (NYSE:S) announced today they will offer CheckVideo|Sprint 3G, the first intelligent, wireless mobile broadband video surveillance and alarm verification solution. CheckVideo|Sprint 3G is a powerful combination of Sprint’s secure and reliable nationwide wireless network and CheckVideo’s edge-based advanced video analytics technology and software as a service (SaaS).
 
CheckVideo|Sprint 3G transforms ordinary security cameras into a proactive solution that sends critical, real-time video alerts users can act on to verify and prioritize alarms, stop crimes in progress and reduce false-alarm fines. It “watches” every camera 24/7 for events of interest and extends the security perimeter, protecting outdoor and remote areas that are too cost-prohibitive to monitor with conventional video surveillance systems.
 
“CheckVideo’s advanced technology, together with Sprint’s expansive wireless mobile broadband network, means cameras can now be placed virtually anywhere at a fraction of the cost of conventional surveillance systems,” said Philip Robertson, vice president, Security and Alarm Division, Cernium Corporation. “CheckVideo|Sprint 3G also easily adds on to existing security systems, and Sprint’s proven anti-jamming and eavesdropping technology provides the added benefit of highly secure wireless transport.”
 
The Sprint 3G network provides multiple layers of enhanced security and protection against wireless jamming and eavesdropping, compared to the weaker air link security of legacy GSM technology used by many other carriers.
 
“Sprint is committed to M2M security, and we’re excited to expand our solutions portfolio with CheckVideo|Sprint 3G,” said Wayne Ward, vice president, Sprint Emerging Solutions Group. “CheckVideo|Sprint 3G surpasses traditional video surveillance by enabling customers to extend and reinforce the security perimeter and protect more effectively, while not disturbing their existing IT infrastructure.”
 
CheckVideo|Sprint 3G is remotely managed from the CheckVideo Web portal, making it easy to expand the system across geographic locations. Users can log on to the CheckVideo Web portal to view live, recorded or alarm video from any camera in the system, at any time and from anywhere within the Sprint 3G nationwide coverage area. Video alerts of user-defined events of interest are based on the presence of a person or vehicle, not just motion, and can be sent to email addresses, smartphones, the secure CheckVideo Web portal, or professional central monitoring services. For more information on CheckVideo and Sprint M2M solutions visit http://www.cernium.com/checkvideo.asp and http://www.sprint.com/m2m.
 
About Cernium Corporation
Cernium Corporation develops innovative, high-value products that employ video to deliver useful and timely information for better security, communications and lifestyle management. Cernium has brought advanced video technology to customers worldwide, from residential and business consumers to Fortune 100 manufacturers and government institutions. For more information, visit www.cernium.com.
 
About Sprint’s Emerging Solutions Group
Sprint Emerging Solutions Group (ESG) is an industry leader in machine-to-machine (M2M) and embedded solutions. Using its Sprint ONE (Open Network Execution) approach, ESG delivers a full complement of assets critical to successful M2M and embedded solutions deployments. These include network agnostic capabilities (including 3G, 4G, CDMA, iDEN and a reliable Tier 1 IP network); specialized industry solutions engineering teams, an open approach to devices and applications through the company’s Open Device Initiative, an expansive M2M partner ecosystem; and the ability to provide customers with customized solutions that can include distribution, branding, billing and customer care services. ESG is part of the Sprint Business unit, which delivers wireless, wireline and converged services to enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses and public sector customers. To learn more view this special “What if …” M2M video and visit www.sprint.com/m2m
 
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint
 
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