Visionics Airport Security Systems In High Demand

18th Apr 2002

Visionics Corporation
has received new orders for live scan systems at the following airports across the U.S. - John Wayne, Costa Mesa, CA; Capitol City, Lansing, MI; Cherry Capitol, Traverse City, MI; Reno/Tahoe International, Reno, NV; Tucson International, Tucson, AZ; Corpus Christi International, Corpus Christi, TX; La Crosse Municipal, La Crosse, WI; and Rapid City Regional, Rapid City, SD.

In addition, Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, ordered an additional system adding to the two systems it had previously purchased. Installation on all these orders, valued in total at approximately $285,000 is expected to be complete by the end of next month.

Dr. Joseph J. Atick, chairman and CEO of Visionics Corporation stated, “Fingerprint background checks are the first step to ensuring a comprehensive security framework for the airport community. As providers of other biometric solutions and components, we are well-positioned with a unique ability to provide the platform on which the new security framework will reside. These new orders are a first step to achieving our goal.”

Visionics offers a series of integrated live-scan management systems that capture, print and transmit fingerprints electronically. The systems - available in stand-alone, desktop and portable configurations - capture fingerprints of applicants and transmit the images to the Office of Personnel Management, which then submits the image for search against the FBI`s IAFIS (Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System) database. The systems serve to assist the airports in complying with the Transportation and Aviation Security Act of 2001, which mandates fingerprint background checks for all airport employees to be implemented by the end of October 2002.

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