ImageWare Systems Receives Orders For Its IWS Biometric Engine

SAN DIEGO – ImageWare Systems, Inc. (AMEX: IW), a world leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, today announced that it has received new orders for its IWSâ„? Biometric Engine, which will be used for an undisclosed multi-phase Federal government security project. The IWS Biometric Engine is a next-generation biometric identity management platform designed specifically for multi-biometric searching and matching. The Biometric Engine operates with all current biometric capture devices and is highly scalable, allowing organizations to manage population databases of unlimited sizes.

This initial phase of this project valued at over $500,000, will leverage the IWS Biometric Engine as an enrollment, management and authentication platform utilizing multiple biometric identifiers including face, LiveScan fingerprints, iris, writer’s palm, voice and signature.

“The awards of these contracts illustrates our commitment to providing the best biometric and identity management technologies and highlights the Federal governments confidence in ImageWare Systems to continually provide high quality solutions for the management of their mission-critical security programs,” said Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO, ImageWare Systems.

The IWS Biometric Engine can be integrated into a variety of large-scale applications such as national ID, border control, watch list, voter registration, driver license, and airport security, among others. The IWS Biometric Engine’s multi-biometric enrollment, management and authentication platform allows users to search and match tens of millions of biometrics including but not limited to LiveScan fingerprints, face, iris, hand geometry, palm, DNA, signature, voice, 3D face and retina for identity confirmation. Searches can be 1:1 (verification), 1:N (identification) and X:N (investigative).

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc. (AMEX:IW) is a world leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential, law enforcement and digital imaging technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, the Company’s biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare’s identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials including national IDs, passports, driver licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare’s digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint LiveScan and investigative capabilities. The Company also provides comprehensive digital workflow solutions for the professional photography industry. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Canada and Germany. For more information visit

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