VISIONICS AND LORONIX INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENTER INTO STRATEGIC ALLIANCE - FIRST TO INTEGRATE FACIAL RECOGNITION CAPABILITIES ON DIGITAL CCTV PLATFORM Wednesday 17 October 2001 PDF Print 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. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Bluegrass Marketing Communications in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.