MissionMode Solutions Secures Second Round of Growth Capital from SilkRoad Equity; Funding Will Support MissionMode's Growth and Enable Greater Integration with Several of SilkRoad Equity's Leading Portfolio Companies

OAKDALE, Minn.--()--Dec. 20, 2005--MissionMode Solutions, a global leader in incident management and automated emergency notification and escalation, today announced that SilkRoad Equity, LLC has expanded its capital investment in the company.

"For every company, there comes a time to 'step on the gas,' and meet the market as it expands. For MissionMode, that time is right now," said Ted Collins, CEO of MissionMode. "The technology is rock-solid, and early customer success with companies like Lockheed Martin blessed us with excellent field experience. Now, it's time to ramp up sales and support personnel to meet additional customer demands."

The funding and access to SilkRoad Equity's other companies enables MissionMode to continue its growth in the crises preparedness and notification systems technology industry. MissionMode's integration with TrueSentry's digital video surveillance system as well as to public safety applications from InterAct Public Safety Systems, has created cutting edge, end-to-end solutions for law enforcement, first responders, and Homeland Security. Both TrueSentry and InterAct are majority owned by SilkRoad Equity.

"Companies and government agencies need quick, reliable means to notify large groups, and then easily coordinate those groups as they respond to urgent events," said Andrew J. "Flip" Filipowski, Executive Chairman and CEO of SilkRoad. "The demand for MissionMode is at an all-time high. It has become an essential component of how large commercial and government groups respond to both everyday notifications and true emergencies."

About MissionMode

MissionMode is a technology services company dedicated to streamlining urgent communications and facilitating team collaboration in a secure environment. The privately held company is based in Oakdale, MN with offices in strategic locations throughout the USA and Europe. The company focuses on the Global 5000, government agencies and other high-growth middle market firms. For more information on MissionMode, please visit www.missionmode.com.

About SilkRoad Equity, LLC

SilkRoad Equity, LLC is a private investment firm that acquires businesses in a broad range of industries and manages them for growth and profitability. SilkRoad Equity is located in Winston-Salem, NC and manages investments in the entertainment, public safety, life sciences, technology and telecommunications sectors. More information on SilkRoad Equity can be found at http://www.silkroadequity.com or by calling 336.201.5100.

Contacts

PAN Communications
Liz Erk, 978-474-1900
SilkRoad@pancomm.com

Contacts

PAN Communications
Liz Erk, 978-474-1900
SilkRoad@pancomm.com