A4Vision Partners with International Security Systems Leader Bell Group PLC

Partnership to Advance Applications for National ID, Bank Access Security Controls and CCTV Security Surveillance

May 19, 2003 - A4Vision, a global leader in advanced identification software and 3D facial imaging technology, backed by the international venture capital company myQube, announces today it has entered a partnership agreement with Bell Group plc, the international designer, supplier, installer and distributor of hi-tech security systems.

A4Vision and Bell Group’s Netherlands-based, smart card management systems subsidiary, Bell ID b.v., will work initially on combined applications and trials of national ID and bank/credit card access control security. Applications for digital CCTV security surveillance at national and blue chip corporate levels represent an additional opportunity for the partnership. In US markets Bell’s primary reseller partners are Diebold, Giesecke & Devrient and Siemens.

A4Vision’s Managing Director EMEA, Kelly Richdale commented, “We see this as an excellent relationship for both companies, building on Bell Group’s established market presence in high security areas, including national identity cards and banking. A4Vision adds Bell to a prestigious list of companies with which we work, including Siemens, Logitech and Bosch. We anticipate the partnership with Bell will broaden the use and applications of A4Vision’s 3D face recognition/ VisionAccess technology within Bell’s suite of security and identification solutions.”

Bell Group’s CEO, Pat Curran, said, “The integration of biometric techniques, such as A4Vision’s ground-breaking 3D approach, that are not only innovative but also highly accurate and reliable, is vital for the development of the new generation of access control and CCTV systems required in high security situations. There is a natural fit between the aspirations A4Vision has for the application of its technology and the markets we specialise in serving.”

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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