SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/13 -- ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has been awarded a contract for software and services in support of a paid pilot from an undisclosed United States federal agency to implement iris recognition throughout 20 state and local law enforcement agencies.
Acting as a subcontractor to Iris ID, ImageWare will supply its QuickCapture application to public safety agencies participating in the one-year iris recognition pilot. ImageWare's QuickCapture will be used to manage multiple types of Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification (EBTS) transactions, including enrollment, identity verification and investigative searches. During the course of the pilot, ImageWare's solution will be implemented in over 20 agencies to evaluate the use of iris recognition, primarily in correction facilities.
"Although much of our attention has turned towards the mobile and cloud markets, significant opportunities still exist within our installed base of government and law enforcement clients," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. "The solutions we are providing, which are in compliance with U.S. government standards, serve as a working model for commercial sector standards and adoption."
Under the terms of the agreement, ImageWare will complete the delivery of its QuickCapture application in the fourth quarter of 2013.
About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare's identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials, including national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare's digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario. For more information on ImageWare Systems, Inc., visit www.iwsinc.com.
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