Bioscrypt, ImageWare Team

ImageWare has integrated Bioscrypt's ANSI 378 minutiae algorithm, into its IWST Biometric Engine

TORONTO -- Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity verification technology, announced today that ImageWareR Systems Inc. (AMEX: IW), a leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, has integrated Bioscrypt's General Service Administration (GSA) approved, Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201) qualified, ANSI 378 minutiae algorithm, into its IWST Biometric EngineT. The IWS Biometric Engine is a biometric identity management platform for multi-biometric searching and matching that is scalable and allows organizations to manage population databases of unlimited sizes.

"By integrating the Bioscrypt ANSI 378 algorithm, ImageWare continues to strengthen its position in offering the most extensive open architected biometric enrollment, management and authentication platform for multi-biometric identity management," said Jim Miller, ImageWare's chairman and CEO. "ImageWare has already seen value in the work that we have done with Bioscrypt and look forward to further including their algorithm across large-scale markets."

By offering Bioscrypt's ANSI 378 algorithm as an off-the-shelf component of the IWS Biometric Engine, ImageWare can deliver an enrollment and management application with the capability of issuing credentials with government certified fingerprint matching technology to current and prospective customers.

"ImageWare has industry-recognized strength when it comes to enrollment and management of biometric information," said Robert L. Williams, President and CEO, Bioscrypt Inc. "Having our ANSI

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