U. S. Department of Homeland Security Adopts A4Vision 3D Facial Recognition Technology

Federal Protective Service Secures GSA Building while Assessing A4Vision for Federal Agency Deployments

Jan 30, 2006 - A4Vision Inc. today announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Protective Service (FPS) has implemented A4Vision’s 3D biometric facial recognition technology at their Region 10 headquarters. A4Vision’s Vision Access 3D Face Reader, the world’s first three-dimensional (3D) facial identification/verification reader with active feedback, has been securing access to the Regional Director’s entrance of their DHS FPS Headquarters building since October 2005. The implementation serves both to access and secure the building’s second floor entrance and as an assessment site for A4Vision’s facial recognition products.

“FPS evaluates electronic security products, which at times include biometric products, because some of our client government agencies require biometric identity verification. These agencies rely on our security assessments,” said FPS’ acting regional director, Don Bowman. “Our evaluations of biometric security had been disappointing until we implemented A4Vision.”

FPS provides security and law enforcement to GSA buildings in 11 regions covering facilities throughout the United States. FPS physical security programs establish practices and implement security countermeasures for their designated regions and share information and practices across all regions. FPS recommends security practices and enhancements to many Federal agencies leasing space in GSA buildings. GSA Buildings and their individually housed agencies require varied security levels, ranging from a level 5 building, such as the Pentagon or the National Archives, to a level 1, being a small government leased office space in a remote town, for example.

“We are proud to be so highly regarded by the uncompromising security experts in the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Protective Service. We look forward to supporting FPS and the agencies it serves,” said Grant Evans, CEO of A4Vision. “Scrutiny and testing continue to prove A4Vision’s technology performance in real-world applications for identification access at the highest levels of use and security.”

A4Vision innovations in 3D data capturing and processing have produced renowned industry-leading accuracy in real-time facial recognition and tracking. A4Vision readers perform both verification and identification in real-time; accommodate variable angles, motion, and changing light conditions, including night; and provide a completely passive, non-invasive mode of identification with consistently high rates of accuracy. The Vision Access 3D Face Reader applied and assessed by FPS achieves unmatched sub-second processing speeds in biometric scanning.

A4Vision offers 3D face recognition products through companies such as IDLink, Logitech, NTT Communications, Singapore Technologies, Securitas, SITA, Thales, and global partners Motorola, Siemens, and Unisys. For more information or to purchase A4Vision’s 3D products, interested parties may visit the website: www.a4vision.com or call A4Vision headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, 408-446-1133, or Geneva, Switzerland, +41 22 849 1050.

About A4Vision
A4Vision (Applications for Vision) develops and licenses advanced identification systems and tracking solutions using 3D facial imaging and recognition technology. 4Vision is headquartered in California (USA) with offices in Geneva(Switzerland) and Moscow (Russia).

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