MARKHAM, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 21, 2016) - VIQ Solutions Inc. ("VIQ", "VIQ Solutions" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:VQS) is pleased to announce that VIQ and our partners at PESA have been awarded the "Best of Show" Award from NewBay Media publication's Sound & Video Contractor during the 2016 NAB convention, held this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the PESA ACES - Collaborative Content Manager ("CCM") solution.

The NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital capture and digital content. The Best of Show award recognizes outstanding new products exhibited at the show and is selected by a panel of professional technologists and editors specialized in digital capture, workflow, content, collaboration and cybersecurity.

"This is a key milestone for this innovative new VIQ and PESA product and very timely recognition from one of the most respected and prestigious digital capture and content authorities on a global platform like the NAB Show," said Sebastien Paré, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions Inc. "This product is already being deployed among an increasing number of our existing customers and prospects in medical, law enforcement, military and emergency response where the secured capture of multiple streams of video and audio is being leveraged to generate intelligent digital content and enable our customers to truly collaborate in a very cost effective matter."

"The PESA ACES - CCM provides unmatched privacy, security and digital collaboration in a complete integrated bundle. With the solution already in the pilot phase at multiple medical and law enforcement customers, we expect this bundled PESA and VIQ solution to be a key differentiator in 2016 as we continue to diversify our customer base and leverage VIQ and PESA's stellar reputations for security and privacy," said Chris Thomas, President and CTO of PESA.

The PESA ACES - Collaborative Content Manager solution is an affordable, multi-channel capture and playback system for synchronized live event recording and playback that simplifies collaboration when working with recordings by leveraging secure, browser-based access and indexed multimedia annotations. Built around the PESA XSTREAM C58 or C22 multi-channel streaming media appliance and the VIQ Satellite software for sophisticated file capture and management, the CCM is a comprehensive two or five-channel video and audio content management system that provides secure access to files synchronized across multiple network tiers. When working remotely, CCM users can access and index footage, as well as share comments through a customizable interface, which improves efficiency by allowing easy access to preferred tools and terminology.

CCM simultaneously supports multiple compressed and uncompressed formats at resolutions up to 1080p/60 without sync or latency issues. Sources can be monitored in real time using the local HDMI or optional BNC outputs and streamed simultaneously through the Gig-E interface. Files are protected by industry-leading security protocols and encryption that are compliant with privacy and usability standards such as HIPAA and Section 508.

The flexible CCM architecture offers an optional regional server fed by fixed and/or mobile recording stations that automatically synchronize files. Systems can also include a fixed or cloud-based optional central repository. Along with on-site commissioning and installation, PESA CCM can also include customized user interfaces, online training, and transcription services.

Housed in a compact, 1 RU appliance, the C58 encodes up to five independent video and eight audio sources for H.264 distribution. The C22 supports two video and two audio streams. VIQ's software offers advanced database technology to simplify logging, searching, and annotations, and allows integration with third-party case management systems (for law enforcement applications). The searchable database includes detailed, administrator-level audit logs that track all system activities for data integrity and authenticity.

"For a number of vertical markets, the new CCM represents a reliable option for recording multiple video feeds simultaneously, then playing, sharing, and storing that footage," said John T. Wright, Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at PESA. "It's an affordable live event recording option for hospitals and law enforcement as well as an ideal video collaborative tool for e-learning platforms, command and control environments, research and development, test and evaluation, and law enforcement and justice applications."

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About PESA

As a leading provider of audio/video (A/V) Baseband and IP connectivity products, PESA offers a wide selection of multi-path streaming products, routing switchers, matrix switchers, extenders, converters, media extenders, and signal processing gear to support government, military, industrial, commercial, medical, broadcast, and mobile truck applications. From large to small-scale A/V routing and extender products to multiple IP streaming appliances, PESA offers a diverse suite of AV products, all of which are supported by 24/7 technical support. PESA is located in Huntsville, Ala., with regional sales offices throughout North America and China. Our cost effective solutions are available around the world through our industry leading team of Channel Partners offering local support and installation. All products mentioned herein are trademarked property. Learn more about us at Follow us on Twitter: @PESA_ONLINE.

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is the leading technology and service platform provider for digital evidence capture and content management. Our secure modular software allows customers to onboard the VIQ platform at any stage of their organization's digitization, from the capture of digital content from video and audio devices through to online collaboration, mobility, data analytics and integration with sensors, facial recognition, speech recognition and case management or patient record systems. VIQ's technology leads the industry in security, meeting the highest international standards for digital/cyber security and privacy, including military and medical regulations.

Our solutions are in use in over 20 countries with tens of thousands of users in over 200 government and private agencies including law enforcement, immigration, medical, legal, insurance, courts, and transportation and transcription services. VIQ also provides end to end transcription services to several large government agencies through our Australia-based reporting and transcription partners. VIQ operates worldwide with partners like security integrators, audio-video specialists, and hardware and data storage suppliers. Managing digital media evidence is what we do, and we do it better than anyone else.
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Contact Information:

VIQ Solutions
Sebastien Paré
President and Chief Executive Officer
(905) 948-8266 ext. 221