PDS: Acquires Vision Controls Corporation

Contact: Chris Thorsen, Vice President, PDS

Direct: 262.569.5339

Oconomowoc-based IT firm acquires Hartland, Wis.-based developer of Hybrid Digital Video Recorders

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. – October 28, 2008 – Paragon Development Systems, Inc. (PDS) announced today that it has acquired Vision Controls Corporation of Hartland, Wis. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Vision Controls employees and products have transferred to PDS headquarters in Oconomowoc, where they will work with the PC Technologies Group. The transfer was completed October 24th, 2008.

With more than two decades of consecutive annual revenue growth, PDS Vice President Chris Thorsen noted that PDS consistently works to expand its service offerings, and the Vision Controls acquisition allows PDS to build on its expertise in the fast growing IP video security market place.

“Vision Controls is a world-leading designer and developer of video management systems that utilize IP infrastructure for security solutions,” Thorsen said. “The Vision Controls HVR & IVR product lines are known for high quality video capture, compression, storage and event retrieval capabilities. We are pleased to welcome the talent and technology of Vision Controls to the PDS team.”

About PDS

For more than 20 years, Paragon Development Systems, Inc. has been providing technology products, services and solutions to medium and large size organizations, improving the quality of life for IT departments in over 22 states.

As a technology services company, PDS architects, supplies, implements and manages IT for organizations in four primary markets: healthcare, government/higher-education, corporate, and professional services.

In addition to being a major Enterprise Tier product and service reseller (for manufacturers such as HP, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and others) PDS manufactures its own PDS-branded PCs in an ISO 9001:2000-certified 43,000-square-foot configuration center. PDS also offers clients a single-point-of-contact, ITIL-aware resource for service management with a 24×7 help desk.

Headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wis., PDS also has office locations in Brookfield, Madison, and Wausau, Wis., and Kansas City, Kan. With more than 250 employees, PDS holds more than 400 certifications in assembly, technology services, installation and support of computer systems and services. PDS has been assessed and approved by National Quality Assurance, USA., an accredited ISO 9000 auditor.