BSI2000 Acquires Rights to Market Homeland Security Product for Access Control

Company expands with scalable security system targeted to commercial customers; established security product to include patented optical card technology


DENVER -- BSI2000, Inc., a leading developer of integrated optical card- based security systems and technology for the homeland security market, announced today that it has acquired the rights to market an enhanced version of a widely used entry access control system under its own name to the homeland security markets.

The new enhanced product now available from BSI2000 is SECURUS2000, which marries the security of Denver-based DPI International's well- established Maxx-Net product with BSI2000's secure optical card top-layer. Maxx-Net has been on the market for several years and has a large installed base.

Jack Harper, president and CEO of BSI2000, said, "By acquiring marketing rights to this widely used entry access control system and enhancing it with our optical card and encryption technology, I believe the result will be the most secure and flexible system of its kind available anywhere. We are combining a proven access control system that contains on the order of 1 million lines of source code and that is controlling and monitoring thousands of doors in the government and commercial markets with the most secure ID card technology in the industry. The optical card integration has been completed, and the combined SECURUS2000 product is now ready for the market."

Large government installations using the Maxx-Net technology include the Denver International Airport, where the system controls and monitors access to approximately 2,000 doors, elevators and access points. Other installations include the Anchorage International Airport, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Federal Reserve, INS detention centers, Sterling Correctional Facility, San Francisco Water Management, St. Thomas/St. Croix Airports, Riverside Justice Center, Missoula Detention Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, Walker Field/Grand Junction, Vail Colorado Airport and others.

Commercial installations include Kmart headquarters, Papa John's headquarters, Network Access Point/Miami and others.

Harper said, "The enhanced system is protected by our patent (No. 6,775,774) that covers biometric access control optical card systems. We are quite enthusiastic about the prospects for SECURUS2000. I believe there are extensive markets throughout the government and commercial areas -- airports, water treatment facilities, nuclear and hydroelectric installations and, of course, commercial sites. These are all high-value economic and government assets that need top-level but not overly expensive security. That's what SECURUS2000 will provide.

"In addition, with the new secure entry access control software, we are expanding our product offerings to include fully upgradeable, lower-cost magnetic stripe, smart cards and proximity cards, which appeal to a greater customer base in commercial facilities. This approach provides an easy upgrade path for customers. They can start small with magnetic stripe or smart cards and then move up to the intense security provided by optical cards as the threats or their needs increase. This approach also enables SECURUS2000 to be installed in a controlled manner over an older legacy system by providing backward-compatible hybrid combination cards during the changeover process to magnetic stripe/optical, proximity/optical, smart card/optical or even a combination of all four card technologies. The design approach is to make installation of SECURUS2000 seamless and simple," Harper said.

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