A4Vision 3D Face Reader with Multiple Factor Authentication Recognized as Best Biometric Product at ISC-West

Multiple Consecutive Years’ Awards Emphasize A4Vision’s Preeminent Position for Widespread Global Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition

Apr 10, 2006 - For the second year running, A4Vision has taken the top award in the biometric category at ISC-West. The A4 Vision Access 3D Face Reader took Best of Show and Best Biometric Product at the 2005 event. Adding multiple factor authentication to the reader, A4Vision again claims the best new biometric product of 2006.

At ISC-West A4Vision first demonstrated its Vision Access 3D Face Reader, the world’s first sub-second facial identification/verification reader, now with a touch screen option that accommodates PIN and 3D facial biometric access in a single device. The reader’s LCD screen provides active feedback to users, indicating optimal positioning for fast identification; the same screen may double as a touch screen pad for entering PINs in verification mode applications.

More than 90 new products and services were entered in the ISC-West new product competition, which was established more than a decade ago to identify and showcase innovation in electronic security products and services. Judges base decisions on innovative technology and methodology, originality of concept and design, level of performance, and market impact. The panel of judges comprises security professionals with industry experience ranging from casino gaming to manufacturing and government.

“A4Vision has a well established and award-winning record of raising the bar in security through advanced 3D facial biometric identification,” said A4Vision CEO Grant Evans. “By accommodating multiple factor authentication in a single reader we raise security while enhancing economy and efficiency for users. We are ready with product, volume manufacturing, international standards compliance, and global distribution capabilities to meet the imminent demand for biometric security in the ever-widening range of applications emerging now. We applaud the judges’ insight to the value A4Vision continues to deliver to the security industry.”

The Vision Access 3D Face Reader is available now and will be available by April 30 with the touch screen option.

A4Vision offers 3D face recognition products through companies such as IDLink, NTT Communications, Singapore Technologies, Sagem, 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 has recently been 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.

Bioscrypt is an enterprise access control solution provider, enabling the unification of physical and logical access with its Door to Desktop® products. Bioscrypt’s hardware and software solutions deliver strong authentication processes to facilities, equipment, IT networks and computer applications and allow organizations to administer unified identities across the enterprise. Building on its proven expertise in biometric technology and its unique multi-factor authentication platform,

Bioscrypt integrates all major secure authentication standards, transforming how organizations are bridging the gap between physical and logical access to create secure working environments. More information is available at www.bioscrypt.com.

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