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March 12, 2003

DMP, Springfield, MO, announces that it has optimized its revolutionary iCOM Internet Alarm Router, which communicates alarm data via the Internet, LAN or WAN. The optimized iCOM-E now incorporates the newly approved Federal Information Processing Standard 197 (FIPS 197) Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) using the RIJNDAEL encryption algorithm. This further strengthens the transmission security implementation that the Patented DMP iCOM used to receive its UL Grade AA Listing in February of 2001 for Network alarm data transmission. This and other inherent design features make the iCOM, along with the DMP XR200 Command Processor Panel, the best and most logical solution for any Intrusion or Integrated Intrusion/Access Control System installed in a High Security environment. Recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce announced that it had approved FIPS 197, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and makes it compulsory and binding for Federal agencies in the protection of sensitive unclassified information. As a result of numerous requests from various government agencies and private sector companies, DMP enhanced the iCOM by incorporating RIJNDAEL encryption algorithm to meet the new and stringent DCID 6/9 IDS requirements. The DMP encrypted iCOM (model number iCOM-E) will immediately provide the necessary solution for those agencies with a requirement to protect their high security areas, said Pat Allen, Director of Market Development Government Solutions. The iCOM is a task-specific hardware device that does not use any re-routing servers, third-party hardware or software (like a Windows PC), and does not require sensitive alarm data to leave your network like other solutions. The iCOM is currently undergoing FIPS 197 validation by an authorized testing laboratory, and expects full validation within 30 days. Now with the addition of AES encryption, the iCOM-E (with its inherent immunity to would be attackers and security risks) becomes the most secure way to transmit intrusion alarm data over a network. This solidifies our position as the most effective solution available for Government Agencies, Financial Institutions, Nationwide Retailers, or any application where intrusion system security may be a concern. said Gary Kallman, VP Marketing and Sales for DMP. DMP is a privately held independent manufacturer of advanced alarm products that are designed and made in the United States of America and available through professional alarm installing companies worldwide. For more information, contact Mark Hillenburg, Marketing Manager at (800) 641-4282, or visit