MDI’s iTRUST Integrated Access Control & Video Security Solution Nominated for 2005 Security Technology Award by Secure Convergence Journal

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS June 29, 2005, MDI Security Systems, the foundation of MDI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDII), a recognized leader in delivering open, integrated security management and video security solutions, today announced that the company has been nominated for the 2005 Security Technology Award by the Secure Convergence Journal. The Secure Convergence Journal and an independent panel of industry judges will determine and present the winner for the 2005 Security Technology Award at the 51st annual ASIS International Conference on September 12th in Orlando, Florida.

In 2005, MDI developed a simplified, feature-rich integrated security management product for entry-level commercial and small to mid-sized government systems based on SAFEnetĀ®, MDI’s award-winning enterprise-level security platform. The company’s new product, iTRUST, integrates access control, alarm management, video management, and facility systems. The application simply connects to MDI’s DDCII hardware (fully distributed IP Dual Door Controller) and within minutes it automatically identifies and configures all access points. MDI’s iTRUST software can be installed to handle as few as 2 doors and as many as 64 doors, with a dealer cost of under $1,000.

“We are honored to have been nominated by Secure Convergence for the 2005 Security Technology Award,” said Collier Sparks, CEO and President for MDI. “This nomination is especially gratifying because we are the only access control and video management software solution to have been selected. We believe that our iTRUST product is the industry’s first intermediate sized business solution to combine the power of centralized enterprise management and integration with virtually limitless future system expansion capabilities for small to mid-sized organizations.”

“The Secure Convergence Journal Security Technology Award is an opportunity for companies to showcase their ability to meet the demanding and evolving need of IT, network security and physical security,” said Curt Blakeney, Secure Convergence Publisher.

Secure Convergence focuses on bridging the gap between IT security and network security in addition to the convergence of IT and physical security. The full product write-up and award winner will appear in August’s printed publication, for additional information please visit

About MDI, Inc.
For over 25 years, MDI (NASDAQ: MDII) has been protecting their clients’ people, facilities and assets by manufacturing innovative and dependable integrated security software and hardware solutions that can be comprehensively managed from a centralized point of command and control. The MDI product family currently protects over 8 million alarm points across the globe for many of the world’s most recognized organizations including Microsoft, MBNA Worldwide, John Deere, Pepsi, FBI, US Secret Service, Fidelity Investments, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Southwestern Bell, Department of Defense, IRS, NASA, Disney and the Smithsonian Institution to name a few. For more information on MDI Security Systems including its SAFEnet, iTRUST, ViewPoint and nTEGRITY product lines, please visit

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