Cogent Systems Lands $34 Million Contract in Morocco

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. -- Cogent Systems (Nasdaq:COGT) announced today it has been awarded a contract for approximately $34 million (28 million Euro) to install its Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for a national criminal and civil deployment supporting a national identification program in Morocco. The contract will consist of software and hardware, as well as services and maintenance which will extend beyond 2005.

"We are pleased to have received this new large contract award," commented Ming Hsieh, President and CEO of Cogent Systems. "This award is an example of how our technology and services can be used for civil initiatives such as national identification programs."