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Viscount Systems gets new U.S. federal contract for access control


Viscount Systems has announced another contract with a U.S. government agency for its Freedom access control.

“We are pleased to continue to make progress in the U.S. Federal Government market, as we are seeing real revenue opportunities emerge from the success of our original pilot projects,” Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount said. “The scope of these initial projects is dwarfed by the opportunities for nationwide agency deployments we expect entering the coming year. With the recent release of the new U.S. Government Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management requirements the advantages of Freedom over traditional panel based access control systems will only increase.”

The terms of this new contract, as well as the agency with which the company is providing its access control have not been disclosed.

Viscount’s freedom access control technology is based on its Freedom Encryption Bridge, which allows entry device, including biometrics, to be connected to standard building IT networks.

The company’s Freedom access control system, has also been deployed at a couple of federal government facilities in the U.S., including a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital facility and a U.S. department of labor facility in Atlanta

Reported previously, Viscount was recently awarded FIPS 201 certification for its Freedom VeriCert software, which is used to monitor PIV and federal employee ID cards. 

Viscount also recently announced the results for its second quarter 2013, and has shown both an increase in revenue as well as a net loss decline. According to the company, revenues for the second quarter of 2013 were $1,041,088, an increase of 25.7% as compared to the first quarter of 2013 and a 15.5% increase as compared to the second quarter of 2012.

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