A4Vision Wins the 2006 Best Deployment Scenario Award Recognized by Info Security Products Guide

Award Emphasizes A4Vision’s Preeminent Position for Global Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition, Integration with Lenel’s OnGuard Platform provides superior Access Control.

Feb 8, 2007 - A4Vision announced today that Info Security Products Guide, a Silicon Valley Communications publication and the world’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, has named the Vision Access™ 3D Face recognition system, a winner of the 2006 Best Deployment Scenario award for the installation at Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver.

The Vision Access 3D Face Readers strenghten the security of RTD by verifying the individual using the access card is the designated, authorized owner of that card by performing a 3D face biometric match. RTD also uses A4Vision’s - Vision Access Enrolment Station to enroll authorized individuals in a 3D facial recognition database that stores and manages identity information and access parameters.

For the RTD program, the Vision Access 3D Face Readers are integrated with the Lenel OnGuard® security platform. The system is deployed with a man-trap preceding the Treasury area, with the access system opening doors into and out of the man-trap for authorized Treasury personnel only. “Lenel is continuously looking to support new and innovative identity verification and access control technologies,” said Michael Regelski, chief technology officer at Lenel. “We are pleased to be associated with a project that is achieving such tremendous recognition and industry acclaim.”

Grant Evans, A4Vision CEO said, “Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of the Vision Access™ 3D Facial biometric solution validates our products as first -in-class and ahead of the curve. The RTD project also provides further evidence of the potential for A4Vision’s technology considering the opportunity of 3D facial biometrics in mass transit security.” Denver RTD is a public transportation district that provides transit services to 8 counties and 44 municipalities, with 85 million annual passenger trips aboard light rail, bus, access-a-Ride and call-n-Ride services. With 1300 buses, 16 miles of light rail and another 19 miles to be added within a year, the RTD’s Treasury handles millions of dollars in collected transit fees per year.

Don Young, RTD Treasury manager said, “We have Treasury’s security access thresholds set very high on A4Vision’s new Vision Access 3D Face Reader, because Treasury cannot tolerate any false accepts, yet we experience a 99 percent throughput rate. A4Vision’s readers are serving us with fast speeds and high accuracy.” >p> “The Treasury application of A4Vision’s 3D facial recognition has been successful. We will continue evaluating the use of A4Vision’s 3D facial recognition for additional programs” said Michael Sinclair, RTD’s Security Systems administrator.

Denver RTD uses A4Vision’s - Vision Access 3D Face Reader, the world’s first three-dimensional (3D) facial identification/verification reader with active feedback. Designed to achieve the fastest processing speeds by easing optimal user positioning, the reader captures a biometric image to identify or verify subjects in less than one second! The Vision Access Enrolment Station performs enrolment and builds biometric 3D face templates. The Enrolment Station is designed with A4Vision’s advanced optical technology, structured light, and algorithms, utilizing a special projector and digital camera. The output of the Enrolment Station is both a 3D biometric template and a standard 2D color image of a subject. Enrolment processing is also very fast, between 6-8 seconds.

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 by RTD achieves unmatched sub-second processing speeds in biometric scanning. They are now able to offer this higher level of security without compromising employee convenience. A4Vision offers 3D face recognition products through companies such as Ingersoll Rand, ADI, NTT Communications, Singapore Technologies, Sagem, Securitas, SITA, Thales, and global partners Motorola, Siemens, and Unisys.

About Silicon Valley Communications Awards Info Security Products Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications, plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About Lenel Lenel is part of UTC Fire & Security, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) business unit. Lenel is a global leader in the development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market, with almost 13,000 system implementations in 75 countries. Lenel is headquartered in Rochester, New York, with sales and support coverage in all major world markets. More information about Lenel and UTC Fire & Security can be found on their Web sites at http://www.utcfireandsecurity.com or http://www.lenel.com.


About A4Vision
A4Vision (Applications for Vision) develops and licenses advanced identification systems and tracking solutions using 3D facial imaging and recognition technology. A4Vision offers products through companies such as Ingersoll Rand, ADI, NTT Communications, Singapore Technologies, Sagem, Securitas, SITA, Thales, and global partners Motorola, Siemens, and Unisys. A4Vision is headquartered in California (USA) with offices in Geneva (Switzerland) and Moscow (Russia).

A4Vision has recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Bioscrypt (BYT.T), a leading provider of enterprise access control technologies. The combined entities will be the only organization capable of offering a converged physical and logical solution that supports both finger and 3D face biometrics as authentication techniques for access control. More details about this and other corporate information can be found at www.a4vision.com www.Bioscrypt.com

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