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Fifth Third Bank Standardizes on March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs

April 10, 2013

System-Wide Deployment Expands IP Camera Capacity, Optimizes Image
Quality and Supports Intelligent Applications to Reduce Fraud and
Improve Operations

OTTAWA, ON and LAS VEGAS, NV, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Today at the ISC
West International Security Conference and Exposition, March Networks(®), the # 1 supplier of video surveillance solutions to banks in the
Americas, is pleased to announce that Fifth Third Bancorp has launched an upgrade program to replace more than 1,600 of its
existing March Networks network video recorders (NVRs) with new,
high-performance March Networks 8000 Series Hybrid NVRs. One of the top 15 banks in the U.S., Fifth Third Bank has already
initiated the deployment, which reaches across its 1,300 full-service
retail banking branches, data centers, corporate offices, operations
and cash handling facilities in the United States.

“We’re very pleased to advance our video surveillance capabilities with
this new platform from our long-time partner March Networks,” said Mike
Neugebauer, Vice President and Senior Manager, Safety and Security at
Fifth Third Bank. “With the 8000 Series NVRs, we gain expanded IP
camera capacity, dramatically improved image quality from existing
analog cameras, and support for a range of software options that we
hope to adopt in the future to combat losses from fraudulent

Fifth Third Bank is currently evaluating the March Networks Searchlight((TM)) suite of intelligent video applications, which is fully supported by
the high-performance 8000 Series platforms. The software is proven to
help banks and credit unions significantly reduce fraudulent losses
through centralized searches on correlated surveillance video,
transaction data, license plate numbers, colors, and facial images.
Searchlight proactively detects ATM skimming and cash harvesting,
speeds investigations and helps financial institutions deliver clear
and compelling case evidence to law enforcement. In addition, Fifth
Third Bank is assessing the use of Searchlight’s queue-monitoring and
loitering analytics enabled on the 8000 Series recorders to gather
valuable operational data, such as how customers are interacting with
new self-serve kiosks it is introducing in select banking branches.

Fifth Third Bank will realize numerous benefits with its 8000 Series
upgrade. The NVRs’ crystal-clear video for example, offers the improved
image quality critical to identifying bill denominations and other
detail. Advanced H.264 video compression – uniquely optimized by March
Networks – ensures that the noticeably sharper video quality is
captured without increasing bandwidth or storage requirements. In
addition, the recorders’ ability to support as many as 32 IP cameras in
an all IP video deployment, or any hybrid combination up to 16 analog
and 16 IP cameras, will enable Fifth Third Bank to continue adding
high-definition IP video capabilities, while taking full advantage of
its existing analog surveillance investments.

“With more than 450 financial customers worldwide using our video
surveillance solutions, we are keenly aware of our customers’ need to
continually improve their defenses against fraud, migrate to IP
technologies, and realize the best possible return on investment,” said
Net Payne, Chief Marketing Officer, March Networks. “We’re pleased that
Fifth Third Bank is upgrading to our 8000 Series platform to
cost-effectively advance its immediate and longer-term video
surveillance and business intelligence capabilities.”

March Networks will demonstrate its next-generation video surveillance
platform for banks and credit unions in Booth 25041 at the ISC West
International Security Conference and Exposition, April 10-12, at the
Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more
information, please visit www.marchnetworks.com/iscwest13 or view video demonstrations of the technology at www.youtube.com/marchnetworks.

About March Networks

March Networks(®), an independent subsidiary of Infinova(®), is a leading provider of intelligent IP video solutions. For more than
a decade, the company has helped some of the world’s largest commercial
and government organizations transition from traditional CCTV to
advanced surveillance technologies used for security, loss prevention,
risk mitigation and operational efficiency. Its highly scalable and
easy to use Command((TM)) video management platform incorporates a web-based client interface to
enable rapid system deployment and complete system control. It is
complemented by the company’s portfolio of high-definition IP cameras,
encoders, video analytics and hybrid recorders, as well as outstanding
professional and managed services. March Networks systems are delivered
through an extensive distribution and partner network in more than 50
countries. For more information, please visit www.marchnetworks.com.

March Networks, March Networks Command, Mach Networks Searchlight and
the March Networks logo are trademarks of March Networks Corporation.
Infinova is a trademark of Infinova Corporation.


Source: PR Newswire