ImageWare Participates at 6th Annual Smart Cards in Government Conference

SAN DIEGO -- ImageWare Systems, Inc., a leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, is exhibiting at the 6th Annual Smart Cards in Government Conference, where the company will showcase its award-winning IWS Biometric Engine along with its Federal Information Processing 201 (FIPS-201) Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Solution and related identity management products in Booth #22. The 6th Annual Smart Cards in Government Conference, an industry event focused on the business and technical requirements of government smart cards, is hosted by the Smart Card Alliance and held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington DC on April 10-13.

In addition, ImageWare's executive vice president, Bill Willis, will be speaking on a panel entitled Card Issuance topics for HSPD-12 on April 12 at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Willis will focus on cardholder credentialing middleware as it relates to FIPS 201.

The ImageWare PIV solution, which incorporates the company's award-winning IWS Biometric Engine and secure credentialing product suite, offers a complete solution to support PIV-I and PIV-II business processes, technical requirements, as well as the ability to partner with leading physical and logical access control vendors for logistics and deployment considerations.

The IWS Biometric Engine is a biometric identity management platform for multi-biometric searching and matching that is scalable, technology agnostic and allows organizations to manage population databases of unlimited sizes. The IWS Biometric Engine's multi-biometric enrollment, management and authentication platform allows users to search and match tens of millions of biometrics for identity confirmation. Searches can be 1:1 (verification), 1:N (identification), X:N (investigative) and N:N (enrollment integrity).

The IWS Biometric Engine has previously been available as a Software Development Kit (SDK), as well as a platform for custom configurations developed to meet specific customer requirements. The added suite of products provides government, law enforcement, border management and enterprise businesses a wide variety of application-specific solutions that address specific government mandates and technology standards. It also provides the ability to integrate into existing legacy systems and expand based upon specific customer requirements. The new application suite of products includes complete packaged solutions for:

- HSPD-12 Personal Identity Verification (PIV)

- Border Management

- ePassport & eVisa

- Applicant Identity Vetting

- Mobile Acquisition

- Disaster Management

- Physical Access Control

- Single-Sign-On and Logical Access Control