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JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY AND MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA - October 17, 2001 -
Visionics Corporation (NASDAQ:VSNX), the worldwide leader in identification
technologies and systems, and Loronix Information Systems, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Comverse Infosys, Inc., which is a unit of Comverse
Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT), and a global leader in digital video
management solutions for security and surveillance, today announced a
strategic alliance to provide integrated FaceIt® technology capabilities on
the Loronix CCTVware platform.





The Loronix CCTVware digital video platform provides access to advanced
digital video capabilities from any live or recorded video source via a
networked workstation. The integration of Visionics’ FaceIt® technology onto
this platform will enable facial recognition to be conducted from anywhere
throughout an enterprise.





“We are very pleased to be the first networked digital video company in the
world to offer users a proven and well respected set of facial recognition
capabilities by partnering with Visionics,” commented Dave Tynan, vice
president of sales and marketing for Loronix. “This partnership is further
proof that Loronix’s open and flexible system architecture was specially
designed to support a variety of proactive and intelligent security and
surveillance applications for unlimited use within multiple industries. Both
Loronix and Visionics have been well accepted and widely deployed in
industries such as government, transportation, gaming, retail, and many
others,” concluded Mr. Tynan.





FaceIt® is a core enabling technology that allows computers to recognize
human faces and that has been incorporated into a variety of solutions and
applications by Visionics’ business partners. It adds a powerful dimension
to CCTV in that it automates functions that are otherwise extremely
difficult for people to perform, i.e., watching video streams for extended
periods and remembering large numbers of unfamiliar faces. In addition,
FaceIt® improves the deterrence and investigative capabilities of CCTV
systems and provides proactive monitoring capabilities which in the past did
not exist.





“Facial recognition technology is an important enhancement to CCTV. We
remain committed to maintaining the state-of-the-art and to working with
other market leaders in bringing the capabilities of FaceIt® to the end-user
level. Loronix has demonstrated itself to be both a pioneer within the
digital video recording and data management market,” said Dr. Joseph J.
Atick, president and CEO of Visionics Corporation. “We welcome them into
our family of partners and look forward to working together on this
unprecedented integration of technologies.”





About Loronix Information Systems, Inc.





Loronix Information Systems, Inc., headquartered in Durango, Colorado, is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Comverse Infosys, Inc., which is a unit of
Comverse Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMVT). Loronix is a world leader in
networked digital video management systems used primarily for security and
surveillance applications worldwide. Loronix's technical solutions
automatically capture, digitize, compress, and store large quantities of
digital video. This enables customers to manage, control, and integrate
digital video data throughout their enterprise in a cost-effective and
easy-to-use manner. For more information, visit www.loronix.com or contact
Allison Gapter, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager at 303-450-5910.





About Visionics Corporation




Visionics Corporation (Nasdaq:VSNX) is the worldwide leader in
identification technologies and systems. The Company is uniquely positioned
with a comprehensive set of biometric identification product offerings:
FaceIt®, live scan, IBIS and BNP. The award-winning core FaceIt® technology
enables a broad range of products and applications built by partners (OEMs,
VARs and system integrators). These include enhanced CCTV systems, identity
fraud applications and identity verification systems for physical and
network security, travel and banking. The TENPRINTER and FingerPrinter CMS
live scan systems are the most widely used by government agencies, law
enforcement, airports, banks and other commercial institutions in the US.
IBIS is a revolutionary mobile identification system capable of capturing
both forensic quality fingerprints and photographs for transmission and
wireless transmitting the data to law enforcement and other legacy databases
for real-time identification. Finally, the BNP is the only commercially
available platform for delivering scalable biometric solutions. It
incorporates FaceIt® technology for implementation over large-scale networks
and real-time identification. The product offerings are reflective of
Visionics’ leadership position in the biometric industry and commitment to
the innovation of identification technologies.





More information on Visionics can be accessed via the Company web site at
http://www.visionics.com or by calling Frances Zelazny, Director of
Corporate Communications at +1 201-332-9213. Alternatively call Bluegrass,
Visionics European PR Consultants:





Nick Barrance
Account Manager
Bluegrass Communications
Tel: +44 (0)1264 323141
Fax: +44 (0)1264 323251




This news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to
certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected on the basis of such forward-looking
statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management's
beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available
to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For a more complete description
of these and other risk factors which may affect the future performance of
Visionics Corporation, see “Risk Factors” in Digital Biometrics’ Annual
Report on Form 10-K for the period ended September 30, 2000 and its
quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2001, Form 8-K
dated February 15, 2001 and the related Form 8-K/A, all of which have been
filed with the SEC.




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