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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Security Stocks; United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ) - Q1 RESULTS

EDMONTON - June 30, 2011 (InvestorIdeas.com Newswire) - F.V.Ramsoondar, Chief Executive Officer of United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V:UZZ) (UPSG or the Company) is pleased to announce that the Company has released its Q1- 2011 results.
F.V.Ramsoondar stated: "The results for the quarter do not reflect the results of the restructuring and cost management that the Company's new management has initiated. There were several significant changes made during the second quarter of 2011, which will impact the results of Q2 and the balance of 2011 in a significant way. I am confident that our shareholders will see positive changes in the results of the Company going forward."
Investorideas.com Newswire (1) EBIITDA = Earnings before interest, impairment, taxes, depreciation and amortization
(2) EBIITDAS = Earnings before interest, impairment, taxes, depreciation and amortization and share-based payments.
Revenues
Revenue for the first quarter was $7,977,759, compared to $8,813,176 for last year, a decrease of $(835,417) or (9.48)%. The overall decrease in revenues is largely attributable to the additional one time revenue the Company recognized in 2010 from the 2010 Winter Games.
Gross margin
Gross profit for the first quarter 2011 was $1,280,231 (16.05%), compared with $2,060,893 (23.38%) last year. The decrease in gross profit is directly related to the reduction in revenues relating to the 2010 Winter Games.
Operating costs
Operating costs were $6,697,528 compared with $6,752,283 last year, a decrease of $54,755 or 1%.
Selling and administrative expenses ("SGA")
SGA totalled $1,286,070 for the first quarter compared with $1,574,665 for last year, a decrease of $(288,595) or (18.33)%.
Operating activities
Cash provided by operating activities decreased mainly due to the increased net loss and decreased non-cash operating working capital. Decreases in non-cash operating working capital were primarily the result of increased receivables in Q1 2011.
Financing activities
Cash from financing activities amounted to $141,924 compared with cash of $267,431 last year. The revolving facility generated $231,140 during the quarter compared to $326,635 in the comparative quarter.
Property and equipment
Property and equipment amounted to $838,603 as at March 31, 2011, a decrease of $42,776 compared to December 31, 2010 mainly due to the Q1 2011 depreciation of $84,361 and additions of $41,585.
Intangible assets
Intangible assets primarily include customer relationships, which are amortized on a straight-line basis over periods varying between 5 and 8 years. Intangible assets amounted to $674,874 as at March 31, 2011, a reduction of $19,330 over intangible assets as at December 31, 2010, mainly due to customer lists purchased of $39,793 and Q1 2011 amortization of $59,123.
Stock Awareness Activities
To find out more about United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ), visit our website at www.unitedprotection.com. To join the 'request for information', go to the web page www.unitedprotection.com and click the tab 'request information' and follow the prompts.
Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks related to business development and retention, and risks related to the current economic and credit conditions. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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Defense and Security Stocks News Alert; Kratos (NasdaqGS: KTOS), Raytheon (NYSE:RTN), Visualant (OTC: VSUL)

Point Roberts, WA - June 30, 2011 � Investorideas.com, an investor research portal covering multiple stock sectors including defense and security stocks, presents a sector close up on defense and security stocks June 29th.
Visualant, Incorporated (OTC: VSUL) shares jumped 4.76% to $0.22. A week ago, the company said that it will be attending the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Government Summit on June 21-22, 2011, in Washington, DC.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received a new order for its Black Hawk Avionics Trainer (BHAT-M) to support the training of maintenance personnel for the UH-60M U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School in Ft. Eustis, VA
The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) a $36 million contract for the final phase of the Excalibur Ib development program. This phase concludes with warfighter tests and will qualify Excalibur Ib for fielding.
The Excalibur Ib is a long-range, precision-guided artillery projectile based on Raytheon's combat-proven Excalibur Ia. Excalibur Ib features a non-spinning fixed base, uses fewer parts and requires simpler manufacturing than Excalibur Ia resulting in increased reliability and a significantly reduced cost.
Defense and Security Stocks Snapshot
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NasdaqGS: KTOS) closed with a loss of 0.51% to $11.74.
  • L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc (NYSE: LLL ) rose 1.16 (1.35%) to end the day at $86.93.
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC ) surged 0.70 (1.03%) to $68.81.
  • Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) climbed 0.35 (0.72%) to $49.07
  • Visualant, Incorporated (OTC: VSUL) closed at $0.22 with a high of $0.24
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Market Snapshot
  • Dow 12,261.42 +72.73 +0.60%
  • Nasdaq 2,740.49 +11.18 +0.41%
  • S&P 500 1,307.41 +10.74 +0.83%
  • 10 Yr Bond (%) 3.1080% +0.0630
  • Oil 95.05 +2.16 +2.33%
Security Company Snapshot:
About Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL)
Visit the company profile on Investorideas.com
http://www.investorideas.com/CO/VSUL/
Visualant, Inc. develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Its patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching (SPM). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner. www.visulant.net
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States. www.ttsys.com
Contact Visualant, Inc.
Lynn Felsinger, 206-903-1341
lynn@visualant.net
Investor RelationsCore Consulting Group
Paul DeRiso, 925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Security Industry News; TransTech Systems, a Subsidiary of Visualant (OTCBB:VSUL), to Attend the Security Industry Association's Government Summit in Washington, DC

SEATTLE - June 22, 2011 (Investorideas.com Defense Newswire) - Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), a pioneer provider of industry-leading color-based identification and diagnostic solutions, an emerging leader in security and authentication systems technology and distributor of a wide variety of security solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce that TransTech Systems will be attending the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Government Summit on June 21-22, 2011, in Washington, DC.
The 2011 SIA Government Summit is one of the leading public policy conferences for the security industry. With a diverse audience including manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and end users, the summit is always an ideal place to learn about legislative and regulatory proposals. The two-day SIA Government Summit will consist of keynote speakers with diverse topics and a public policy dinner
. TransTech Systems (www.ttsys.com) will be attending the SIA Government Summit as a co-sponsor with Farpointe Data. Farpointe Data is the manufacturer of the DHSP-1000 field programmer, which allows for 26-bit Wiegand HID, AWID, and Pyramid-compatible credentials to be programmed onsite or in the field, and is designed specifically for use by the U.S. Government and Department of Homeland Security.
Jim Gingo, President of TransTech Systems, Inc. and serving as the Chairman of the Government Summit Planning Committee for 2011, states, “The SIA Government Summit is an unsurpassed event to gain valuable knowledge about the essential policies imperative to the security industry.” Jim Gingo, as well as other TransTech Systems Representatives, will be attending the SIA Government Summit this year.
Safe Harbor Statement
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27a of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21e of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) regarding us and our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects. Forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the good faith judgment of our management and are based on facts and factors currently known to us. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in the forward-looking statements as a result of either the matters set forth or incorporated in this press release generally or certain economic and business factors, some of which may be unknown to and/or beyond the control of Visualant, Inc. Specifically, we are exposed to various risks related to our need for additional financing to support our technology development, the sale of a significant number of our shares of common stock could depress the price of our common stock, acquiring or investing in new businesses and ongoing operations, we may incur losses in the future and the market price of our common stock may be volatile,. Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not undertake, and we expressly disclaim, any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of the press release.
About Visualant, Inc.
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Our patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching ("SPM"). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States.
Contact:
Visualant, Inc.:
Lynn Felsinger
206 903 1351
Lynn@visualant.net
Investor Relations
Paul DeRiso
Core Consulting Group
925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB:VSUL) Featured showcase company on Investorideas.com and related security portals and blogs
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Defense and Security Stocks Trading Alert; (NasdaqGS: KTOS), (NYSE: LLL), (NYSE: NOC), (OTCBB: VSUL)

Point Roberts, WA - June 21, 2011 – Investorideas.com, an investor research portal covering multiple stock sectors including defense and security stocks, presents a sector close up on defense and security stocks June 21, 2011. Defense stocks were mostly up in morning trading.
Defense and Security Stocks Snapshot
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NasdaqGS: KTOS) trading up at $11.62, up 0.43 (3.84%) 11:58AM EDT
  • L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc (NYSE: LLL ) trading at $82.41, up 0.04 (0.05%) 12:00PM EDT
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT ) trading at$ 80.71, up 0.37 (0.46%) 11:59AM EDT
  • Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC ) trading at $ 66.69, up 0.96 (1.46%) 11:55AM EDT
  • Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) trading at $49.64, up 0.62 (1.26%) 11:58AM EDT
  • Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) trading at $ 0.225
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Market Snapshot
  • Dow 12,183.62 +103.24 +0.85%
  • Nasdaq 2,678.64 +48.98 +1.86%
  • S&P 500 1,294.41 +16.05 +1.26%
  • 10 Yr Bond (%) 2.9890% +0.0026
  • Oil 93.56 +0.30 +0.32%
  • Gold 1,544.00 +2.50 +0.16%
Defense News:
Raytheon Awarded $24.7 Million Global Hawk Ground Station Sustainment Contract
PARIS, June 21, 2011 - Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has been awarded a one-year subcontract worth $24.7 million for support services of the ground station elements of the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system.
Full news: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Raytheon-Awarded-247-Million-prnews-1232330208.html?x=0&.v=1
Security Industry News; Visualant (OTCBB:VSUL) CEO Presents at Emerging Growth Equities Summit
SEATTLE - June 21, 2011 (Investorideas.com Defense Newswire) - Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), an emerging leader in authentication systems technology, announced today that Ron Erickson, Company Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 2011 Emerging Growth Equities Summit being held in New York City on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Ron Erickson, Visualant CEO, said, "We are pleased to present an overview of the Visualant Spectral Pattern Technology and Visualant's corporate strategy to the participants in the Emerging Growth Equities Summit."
Following the Summit, Erickson's presentation will be available to be viewed on the Visualant website at www.visualant.net.
Company Snapshot:
About Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL)
Visit the company profile on Investorideas.com
http://www.investorideas.com/CO/VSUL/
Visualant, Inc. develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Its patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching (SPM). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner. www.visulant.net
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States. www.ttsys.com
Contact Visualant, Inc.
Lynn Felsinger, 206-903-1341
lynn@visualant.net
Investor RelationsCore Consulting Group
Paul DeRiso, 925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
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Defense and Security Stocks News; Visualant (OTCBB:VSUL) CEO Presents at Emerging Growth Equities Summit

SEATTLE - June 21, 2011 (Investorideas.com Defense Newswire) - Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), an emerging leader in authentication systems technology, announced today that Ron Erickson, Company Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 2011 Emerging Growth Equities Summit being held in New York City on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Ron Erickson, Visualant CEO, said, "We are pleased to present an overview of the Visualant Spectral Pattern Technology and Visualant's corporate strategy to the participants in the Emerging Growth Equities Summit."
Following the Summit, Erickson's presentation will be available to be viewed on the Visualant website at www.visualant.net.
About Visualant, Inc.
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Our patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching ("SPM"). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States.
Contact:
Visualant, Inc.:
Lynn Felsinger
206 903 1351
Lynn@visualant.net
Investor Relations
Paul DeRiso
Core Consulting Group
925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB:VSUL) Featured showcase company on Investorideas.com and related security portals and blogs
Visit the showcase page: http://www.investorideas.com/CO/VSUL/
Disclosure and Disclaimer: Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB:VSUL) is a paid advertising featured showcase company on Investorideas.com and related security portals and blogs.
(1500 per month and $five thousand per month in restricted 144 shares)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Security Stocks; UPSG (TSX-V: UZZ) Executes Purchase Agreement

Edmonton, Alberta CANADA - June 14, 2011 (InvestorIdeas.com Newswire) - F.V.Ramsoondar, Chief Executive Officer of United Protection Security Group Inc. (UPSG or the Company), (TSX-V:UZZ) is pleased to announce that the Company has executed a Purchase Agreement with an Edmonton based Video Verification Security Systems company ("the Target").
The Company will acquire certain assets of the Target, which includes a customer list, and all of the equipment from its monitoring station for a consideration that will be calculated based on seventy percent (70%) times twenty four (24) times monthly revenue. The Company estimates that the purchase price will be approximately $330,000. The purchase price is subject to a possible downward adjustment on each of September 1, 2012 and September 13, 2013 by applying the above mentioned purchase price formula to the two months prior to the adjustment date. All calculation of monthly revenue shall be made and taken only in respect of the customers and video monitoring revenues of the Target on the closing date of the transaction.
Payment of the purchase price will be settled by the issuance of common shares of the Company at a price of six cents ($0.06) per common share to be issued to the Target as to: one third (1/3) on closing; one third (1/3) on September 1, 2012; and (1/3) on September 1, 2013. The target may also receive a bonus based on 50% of the gross margin on sales to certain designated accounts during the first year, to be paid by issuing shares at $0.10 per share. This transaction is schedule to close July 1, 2011.
Mr. Ramsoondar states, "This acquisition will give the Company the momentum required to continue to build its Electronic Security Segment and become one of the leaders in delivering specialized Electronic Security Nationally."
The transaction is subject to the Company conducting satisfactory due diligence, board of director approval and TSX Venture Exchange approval.
Stock Awareness Activities
To find out more about United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ), visit our website at www.unitedprotection.com. To join the 'request for information', go to the web page www.unitedprotection.com and click the tab 'request information' and follow the prompts.
For additional investor and media relations inquiries contact:
Fredy Ramsoondar CEO and Director
Email: fredy.ramsoondar@unitedprotection.com
Tel: 780-465-8101
Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks related to business development and retention, and risks related to the current economic and credit conditions. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.
The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.
To view this release as a web page, please click on the following link:
http://www.usetdas.com/pr/united06092011.htm
United Protection Security Group Inc.
#212, 8711A - 50th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 1E7
Telephone (780) 465-8101
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Security Stocks; UPSG (TSX-V: UZZ) Announces New Appointments

Edmonton, Alberta CANADA - June 9, 2011 (InvestorIdeas.com Newswire) - F.V.Ramsoondar, Chief Executive Officer of United Protection Security Group Inc. (UPSG or the Company), (TSX-V:UZZ) is pleased to announce the appointments of Andrew Clark as Senior Vice President of Operations, and Chris Guilbeault as Interim ChiefFinancial Officer.

Mr. Ramsoondar states "Mrs. Guilbeault is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta since 1991. She has over 15 years experience in public company auditing and reporting including holding the position of Manager of Financial Reporting for a public resource company. Chris has the required knowledge to assist the Company with the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards which is effective for the Company Q1 interim financial statements."Mr. Ramsoondar states "Mr. Clarke has been with the Company since 2006 and previously held the position of Director of Operations for Northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Andrew has demonstrated a broad understanding of all facets of our business and the security industry in general. Prior to joining the Company Andrew was General Manager of the Edmonton Branch Operations for one of Canada's largest security guard companies."
Stock Awareness Activities
To find out more about United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ), visit our website atwww.unitedprotection.com. To join the 'request for information', go to the web page www.unitedprotection.com and click the tab 'request information' and follow the prompts.
For additional investor and media relations inquiries contact:
Fredy Ramsoondar CEO and Director
Email: fredy.ramsoondar@unitedprotection.com
Tel: 780-465-8101
Statements in this press release other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including risks related to business development and retention, and risks related to the current economic and credit conditions. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.
The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.
To view this release as a web page, please click on the following link:
United Protection Security Group Inc.
#212, 8711A - 50th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6B 1E7
Telephone (780) 465-8101
Source: United Protection Security Group Inc. (TSX-V: UZZ) http://www.unitedprotection.com
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Security Industry News; Visualant (OTCBB:VSUL) Closes RATLab Acquisition; Consolidation of Intellectual Property and Scientific Leadership

SEATTLE - June 9, 2011 (Investorideas.com Defense Newswire) - Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), a pioneer provider of industry-leading identification solutions, announced today that it closed the acquisition of all Visualant related assets of the RATLab LLC.
The RATLab LLC is a Seattle based research and development laboratory created by Dr. Tom Furness, founder and Director of the HITLab International, with labs at Seattle, University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and the University of Tasmania in Australia. Guided by Dr. Tom Furness and Dr. Brian Schowengerdt, a research scientist in the field of optics and vision science, the RATLab LLC developed the Spectral Pattern Matching ("SPM") technology under contract for Visualant.
With this acquisition, Visualant consolidates all intellectual property relating to the SPM technology. In addition to its current authentication and security applications of SPM, Visualant now owns all other applications including the important fields of medicine, agriculture, and the environment and will begin the creation of its laboratory.
With the closing of this asset acquisition transaction, Dr. Tom Furness and Dr. Brian Schowengerdt will continue to provide technology leadership to Visualant under consulting agreements with the Company.
Dr. Furness stated, "We are very pleased to begin the process of moving all the Visualant intellectual property and scientific leadership to the Company. Coupled with the new innovations that will come out of Visualant Laboratory, we believe the applications of the SPM technology can grow rapidly, and we look forward to our active involvement in that effort."
Ron Erickson, Visualant CEO said, "We are thrilled to be able to bring all of these intellectual property and human assets together. Dr. Furness, Dr. Schowengerdt, and the wonderful research team at the RATLab have done brilliant work. With this acquisition, Visualant will build its own laboratory to continue the research and development of SPM technology."
About Visualant, Inc.
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Our patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching ("SPM"). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States.
Contact:
Visualant, Inc.:
Lynn Felsinger
206 903 1351
Lynn@visualant.net
Investor Relations
Paul DeRiso
Core Consulting Group
925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB:VSUL) Featured showcase company on Investorideas.com and related security portals and blogs
Visit the showcase page: http://www.investorideas.com/CO/VSUL/
Disclosure and Disclaimer: Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB:VSUL) is a paid advertising featured showcase company on Investorideas.com and related security portals and blogs.
(1500 per month and $five thousand per month in restricted 144 shares)
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Security Industry News; Visualant (OTCBB:VSUL) Subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Unveils BadgePros, New Technical Support Resource for Its Distribution Channel

SEATTLE - June 2, 2011 (Investorideas.com Defense Newswire) - Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL), a pioneer provider of industry-leading identification solutions, is pleased to announce today that its subsidiary, TransTech Systems, has launched a new online Support Center. The new technical support website, www.BadgePros.com, was developed by TransTech to provide immediate access to technical support information and expertise for its North American reseller network.
With BadgePros, TransTech aims to equip their resellers with the ability to provide valuable support to users in the field while attracting new customers to TransTech Systems� industry-leading identification solutions.
"With a virtual technical resource center providing advice on both common and difficult technical issues, we will be able to help our customers diagnose and repair problems they are experiencing any time of the day," said Bill Ceccoli, one of TransTech�s certified technicians. "We can share our expertise with our customers, giving them access to information we have gained over years of experience working with these printers. Using our BadgePros Support Center even a dealer working on his first printer can diagnose and repair a problem."
Through weekly updates, TransTech Systems will provide information on cleaning, adjusting, updating, and repairing all of the leading ID printer brands including Evolis, HID, Magicard, Datacard, and NiSCA. Readers can also submit questions to the BadgePros blog for address in future topics. For access to this resource, visit the Support Center on http://www.ttsys.com/.
About Visualant, Inc.
Visualant, Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Our patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching ("SPM"). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States.
Contact:
Visualant, Inc.:
Lynn Felsinger
206 903 1351
Lynn@visualant.net
Investor Relations
Paul DeRiso
Core Consulting Group
925-465-6088
paul@coreconsultingroup.com
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