KEYWARE ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT SALES WINS Tuesday 11 September 2001 PDF Print Zaventem, Belgium — September 11, 2001—Keyware (NASDAQ Europe: KEYW), one of the world’s leading providers of biometric and centralised authentication solutions, today announced a variety of sales wins in both the United States and Europe that total over $4 million to be recognised over the coming quarters. The new contracts span Keyware’s product offering and include large corporations and government markets. “We are pleased that Keyware’s entire product line is showing value to the markets in both Europe and the United States,” said Francis Declercq, president and CEO of Keyware. “Our various families of products address important security and IT concerns for many organisations. Keyware is primed to become a major player in the biometric security market.” Technologies & Solutions Division Keyware’s Technologies and Solutions Division signed high profile government contracts as well as extending its relationship with Sony Computer Peripherals and Computer Components (CPCE). Cuyahoga County The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department in Cleveland, Ohio (US) is the first office using Keyware’s Fingerprint Communications Server (FCS), which brings to local and regional law enforcement the benefits of electronic transmission of fingerprints. Keyware’s FCS is an interface between a live-scan fingerprint device – which takes multiple fingerprint images during criminal or immigration checking used by law enforcement – and various reporting authorities. Electronic transmission dramatically reduces the time to get a response from a local, regional, state, or Federal automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS), and it reduces the clerical burden on states for sending arrest records to the FBI. More counties in the United States will be equipped with the FCS, based on an agreement Keyware has reached with US-based reseller BMS Integrated Office Technology. Lockheed Martin Keyware has had its contract with Lockheed Martin renewed for one year, plus a one year option. The contract is for Keyware to continue working on the successful IDENT project conducted by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The IDENT project by Keyware allows the U.S. Border Patrol to quickly run checks on suspects at sites across the nation. IDENT is an exclusive automated biometric identification system that uses advanced fingerprint and facial identification technologies to search for matches among over 400,000 “wanted person” files and more than 2,000,000 files for people who have been previously detained. Sony (CPCE) Keyware has enjoyed a long relationship with Sony, having equipped many of Sony’s laptops and web cameras with the Keyware biometric screensaver. Most recently, Keyware has signed an OEM agreement with Sony, to equip their three new web cameras with biometric technology. Applications Division Keyware’s Applications Division has made major sales wins after the recent introduction of the Smart-Universe Suite of products to the market. Ahold Supermercados Espana Keyware has entered into an agreement with Ahold Supermercados (AHO - NYSE) Espana, an international grocery franchise that includes Stop & Shop. As an extension to Ahold’s customer loyalty program, Keyware will roll out over one million cards to Ahold customers over a period of 18 months, and provide all related integration and support services. Delhaize Keyware expanded the contract with Delhaize, another international grocery franchise that includes Food Lion. The renewed contract includes the Smart-Shopper software, terminals and smart cards. The new terminal with the “Powered by Keyware”-logo will be used for Delhaize’s next generation loyalty platform, including e-loyalty and multi-application management. Partners of the Delhaize Point Plus Program include Q8, BBL, Avis, VTB-VAB, Europe Assistance, Hotels Mercure, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Sunparks and Free Record Shop. Delhaize expects to distribute 2 million smart cards to customers. Valor Valor, a loyalty system operator, has expanded its contract with Keyware. Valor will use Keyware’s Smart-Shopper solution with many of its retail customers and well-known city card programs, installing terminals with the software throughout the various franchises. Keyware’s Applications Division has also introduced or expanded installation of Keyfree and Keytime products for physical access solutions. Significant contracts include companies such as Novartis, Rolex, Nestlé, Zurich Insurances, Cap Gemini and Belgacom. About Keyware Keyware (NASDAQ Europe: KEYW) is one of the world’s leading providers of a broad range of authentication solutions for real-world business applications, and a pioneer in the field of biometrics, the technology of verifying an individual by means of personal characteristics such as voice, face and fingerprints. Keyware’s centralized authentication server (CAS) with LBV-technology allows companies to manage multiple authentication techniques, including biometrics, from one central server. CAS optimises security and convenience for physical locations, e-commerce, network, smart cards and telecommunications applications. Keyware’s award-winning technology is sold globally through an extended network of OEMs, system integrators and VARs. Co-headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) and Woburn (Mass., USA). You can find more information about Keyware at http://www.keyware.com Contact: Declan Waters Tel:01344 87344 Email: email@example.com Keyware plus the Keyware logo and LBV – Layered Biometric Verification are registered trademarks of Keyware. CAS, CAS Guard and aXs Guard are all trademarks of Keyware. All other company, brand or product names contained in this document may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. 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