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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
You can find more information about Keyware at http://www.keyware.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
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