SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Identica Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of Johnson Controls Inc. to sell and integrate its Techsphere Hand Vascular Pattern Recognition (VPR) biometric solutions to its clients in the USA and Canada.
"Hand Vascular Pattern Recognition is a new paradigm in biometric solutions. This agreement is an example of our efforts to meet our customers expectations of us to provide expertise that includes innovative solutions for their applications," said Roy May, Fire and Security Systems Product Manager of Johnson Controls Inc. "We have chosen to work with Identica and their VPR biometric scanner as it is rapidly being accepted as a biometric method that leads the industry in speed, accuracy and ease of use while being hygienic, easy to integrate utilizing industry standards and provides a solution that protects users' privacy."
"Johnson Controls (JCI) have a large established and growing customer base that relies on JCI for their expert advice and integration of products to match their security requirements," said Terry Wheeler, President of Identica Corp. "A typical JCI client has sophisticated access control security challenges that require the undeniable user verification and the many other benefits that the Hand VPR biometric solutions provide. JCI has been a great solutions partner for us and we are excited about working closer with them and their customers."
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls, Inc. is a global market leader in automotive systems and facilities management and control. In the automotive market, it is a major supplier of seating and interior systems, and batteries. For nonresidential facilities, Johnson Controls provides control systems and services including comfort, energy management and security management. Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), founded in 1885, has headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its sales for 2004 totaled $25.4 billion. For more information on Johnson Controls, Inc., visit the company's web site at www.johnsoncontrols.com.
About Identica Corp.
Identica is a manufacturer and integrator of next-generation biometric security solutions, including partnering with Techsphere of Korea to supply the Hand Vascular Pattern Recognition biometric technology both with and without smart card integration. This technology, unlike other biometric products, offers superior performance by eliminating degradation typically found with other solutions as a result of dryness, scars and contamination of the hand. Identica's products and services have been designed to eliminate the threat of security breaches by protecting companies against unauthorized access and fraudulent activities. The identity security solutions offered by Identica are exclusively available through Identica resellers in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean Islands. Pursuant to an investment received from eRoomSystem Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ERMS) earlier this year, eRoom is the beneficial owner of 16% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Identica, on a fully-diluted basis. Simultaneous with the eRoom investment, an investment group purchased common stock representing 24% of the issued and outstanding common stock of Identica, on a fully-diluted basis. You can visit Identica at http://www.identicacorp.com.