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Oplink Offers Mobile Interactive Security Solutions for Homes and Businesses on the Verizon Wireless Network

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Oplink Offers Mobile Interactive Security Solutions for Homes and Businesses on the Verizon Wireless Network

11:00 EDT Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Machine-to-machine solution provides mobile integrated alarm and surveillance services

FREMONT and WALNUT CREEK, Calif, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Oplink Mobile Interactive (mi) Security and Verizon Wireless are collaborating to provide security solutions to Verizon Wireless business customers.

The Oplink Security system is a total solution-in-a-box home and business security alert platform that provides real-time and remote video alert and surveillance services via the Oplink mi Security app (iOS and Android).  The system is self-configured and can be installed within minutes of connecting to the Internet.

Oplink's Plug-Activate-N-Play? home and business security system notifies customers of security sensor triggers from multiple home and business locations through smartphone alerts.  The platform includes optional power solutions for extra protection and also accommodates multiple users and emergency contacts.

"Our collaboration with Verizon Wireless is an important step in making Oplink's mobile cloud-based security and automation platform available to mobile consumers and businesses.  Oplink has successfully leveraged our terabit optical transport, switching and amplification technology leadership to launch an important mobile interactive security and automation solution," said Joe Liu, CEO of Oplink Communications.

Oplink offers three different home security packages that can be paired with a Verizon Wireless connection:

  • Oplink AlarmShield? Intrusion Alert System ($299) provides peace of mind to homeowners by using motion and contact sensors to monitor the home when it's unoccupied.  Users can receive an email or text when alarm events happen at home as well as when the children arrive home from school.  The kit includes an Oplink Processing Unit (OPU), a siren, motion, door, window and cabinet contact sensors.
  • Oplink VideoShield ? 2-Camera Surveillance System ($399) provides real-time video streaming and surveillance functions.  Users can simultaneously watch live video, anywhere and at different locations, of family and pets at home, vacation homes or businesses and receive a recorded video alert when motion is detected.  The kit includes an Oplink OPU and two cameras with the motion-detection feature.
  • Oplink TripleShield? 1-Camera Intrusion & Surveillance Alert System ($399) seamlessly integrates Oplink AlarmShield? and VideoShield? systems, providing the protection of home sensor security with real-time video streaming and surveillance functions.

Oplink Security decided in the early stages that Verizon Wireless was the best choice for coverage and network reliability. For $9.99 per month plus $49.99 for the cellular modem, Oplink customers have the option to add a Verizon Wireless connection to keep the system up and running in the case of a power outage or landline failure.  Now, customers in many rural areas ? without access to traditional broadband internet services ? can get a dependable, robust security system with live video.

"Oplink's home security system is an ideal complement to our existing business offerings," said Russ Preite, region president for Verizon Wireless. "Teaming up with Oplink provides our customers with leading edge mobile security products and services, while also giving users the reliability of our network."

About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

About Oplink mi SecurityOplink Mobile Interactive (mi) Security, a division of Oplink Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPLK), is a mobile interactive security (mi Security) industry leader, offering Smartphone users an innovative mobile solution to protect home or business. Oplink's highly integrated system provides burglar, fire, senior alert protection services and multiple-video surveillance. Oplink's revolutionary device cloud collaboration system integrates various wireless security sensors, IP cameras, storage devices, and Smartphones/tablets. With simultaneous multi-site viewing, you can easily access and monitor each device from anywhere in the world. The primary owner of the system can also determine the hierarchy of users who can gain access to the system and who will receive alarm notifications after a sensor triggered event. Conventional security systems require in-home technicians for installation and maintenance of equipment, which is a costly procedure and introduces security risks into your private residence or place of business. Oplink Security is world's first and only Plug-N-Play solution that features automatic installation, one-click activation, and automatic device add-on for any new future Oplink Security devices. Multiple joint-account owners can all download the free Oplink Mobile App (available for iOS, Android & Windows Phone) to enjoy Oplink privileges. The system is equipped with optional WiFi battery power backup and 3G/4G communication redundancy protection that meets alarm industry standards. Oplink's in-a-box security solution includes wireless sensor modules, IP CAMs, network storage and other wireless devices, available in various combinations. Boxed solutions, components, and services can be purchased from the Oplink Security Webstore at http://www.oplinksecurity.com.

SOURCE Verizon Wireless; Oplink Mobile Interactive

For further information: Fanny Chen, Oplink Security, 510-933-7468, QingC@oplink.com; Heidi Flato, Verizon Wireless, 925-279-6545, Heidi.Flato@verizonwireless.com

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