Market Report - High Profile Tech Companies in the news today are Viscount Systems, Microsoft, Cisco, United Technologies,

  Market Report - High Profile Tech Companies in the news today are Viscount
          Systems, Microsoft, Cisco, United Technologies, Honeywell

  PR Newswire

  CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, January 23, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Active Tech Companies to Watch" for today: Viscount
Systems, Inc. ( OTC: VSYS ), Microsoft Corp. ( NASDAQ: MSFT ), Cisco ( NASDAQ:
CSCO ), United Technologies Corp. ( NYSE: UTX ), Honeywell International (

Headline News: Viscount Systems ( OTC: VSYS ) Receives Microsoft "Be What's
Next" Award.  

Viscount Systems, Inc. ( OTC: VSYS ), a leading-edge, high technology supplier
of security systems and software, is pleased to announce that it has received
a "Be What's Next" award from Microsoft Corporation ( NASDAQ: MSFT ) for its
participation in Microsoft Global Security's Good Samaritan Project that was
submitted to the Microsoft "What's Next" competition. The Good Samaritan
Project was designed to create a social network of employees to reply to and
assist in the event of emergencies by using the Freedom security platform to
integrate Microsoft Kinect software with Microsoft Windows phones through an
Azure Cloud application. When the Kinect software identifies an emergency
condition, Freedom Cloud software is used to identify staff in the relevant
Freedom access control zone to send an emergency assistance message on their
Windows phone.

"We were very pleased to have the opportunity to work on this project with
Microsoft Global Security and to share in this honor," noted Stephen Pineau,
President and CEO of Viscount. "Viscount's part of the Good Samaritan project
focused on applying Microsoft's leading edge Cloud and mobile platforms to the
security industry. This project and our other R&D initiatives have resulted in
the company filing numerous patents in the past year that relate to the Cloud
, mobile devices, NFC, converged logical/physical identity management, smart
cards, identity management and visitor management . As we begin to
commercialize these products we believe that we are well positioned to become
the leading provider of mobile and cloud solutions to the physical security

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Viscount Systems also released news late last week regarding it had received
an order for its Freedom access control technology from a  U.S.  Government
owned high-security facility in the Western part of the  United States . In
keeping with government requests the nature of the facility and agency
involved cannot be identified. "We expect the number of Federal Government
sites using our Freedom Encryption Bridge platform to accelerate throughout
2013," noted Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. "Our initial and pilot
installations for government agencies have tended to be in the Northeast and
this is the first Western facility migrating to Freedom, so we are happy to
see clients beginning to move to a national scale."  For more information
regarding Viscount Systems, Inc. please visit

Other Active Tech Leaders in the news are:

Microsoft Corp. ( NASDAQ: MSFT ) is reportedly in discussions to help finance
a buyout of struggling computer maker Dell Inc. According to the Wall Street
Journal, which cited a person familiar with the talks, Microsoft's investment
"would likely be in the range of a couple of billion dollars." CNBC reported a
range of $1 billion to $3 billion, citing sources close to the matter.
"Recent press reports point to a potential buyout by PE firms and founder
Michael Dell for $13-$14 per share," Wu wrote in a note to investors Tuesday.
"While we believe a deal in that price range is possible, we believe a
materially higher price is less likely. The reason is that attractive returns
could prove difficult."

Highlighting the increasing use of high-quality video traffic over the
network, Cisco ( NASDAQ: CSCO ) announced the release of the Cisco(R) CCNA(R)
Video and Cisco Video Network Specialist certifications. CCNA Video is
designed for video professionals who design, install and support video
solutions on Video-Voice-over-IP networks. The new Cisco Video Network
Specialist certification enables traditional analog audiovisual (Pro A/V)
specialists, as well as other networking professionals, to extend their skills
to meet the growing demand for networked video job roles.

United Technologies Corp. ( NYSE: UTX ) unit UTC Aerospace Systems has been
selected by Aeroflot, Russia's flagship airline, to supply the wheels and
carbon brakes for its new fleet of 16 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The company
will provide the equipment through its Wheels & Brakes business in Troy, Ohio.
The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in January, 2013. United
Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company
providing high-technology products and services to the building and aerospace

Honeywell International ( NYSE: HON ) will unveil its latest earnings on
Friday, January 25, 2013. Honeywell International is a technology and
manufacturing company which offers aerospace products and services, control,
sensing and security technologies for buildings, homes and industry,
turbochargers and automotive products. Jim Cramer the host of CNBC's Mad
Money and co-founder of has ranked HON a Buy. Cramer previously
ranked this stock a Buy on January 17, 2013. The stock's 52-week high is
$67.81, and its 52-week low is $52.21.

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