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IQ Biometrix Announces Launch of Next Generation Software Faces 4.0

FREMONT, Calif., July 17, 2003
IQ Biometrix Inc. IQBM, worldwide provider of law enforcement and security technology solutions, announced today the release of FACES 4.0, the latest and most-advanced version of its award-winning composite image technology.

Building on a five-year track record as a proven, effective crime-fighting tool, FACES 4.0 includes an expanded database of 4,400 facial features, allowing the creation of millions of different images. The new database includes: three-tone hair features; facial markings such as piercings, moles, scars and tattoos; and new Latin, Africa-American and Asian components.

FACES 4.0 also offers an improved interface and ability to export images in JPEG format to use in police bulletins, advisories and websites. Zoom and position tools and age progression have also been enhanced.

Thousands of law enforcement agencies around the world -- including the CIA, FBI and US Military -- have successfully used FACES technology to identify, track and apprehend criminal suspects. It is the only composite sketch software used by America's Most Wanted, television's most popular crime-fighting show.

"FACES gives police an important advantage in fighting crime," said John Walsh, host of America's Most Wanted. "The sooner police can distribute an accurate composite of a suspect, the better their chance of cracking the case."

FACES has recently been used in several high-profile criminal investigations. In May, a FACES composite was cited as a significant factor in the arrest of a serial killer in South Louisiana. The technology is currently being used by America's Most Wanted and the Miami-Dade Police Department in pursuit of a serial rapist targeting school aged children.

FACES technology automatically generates a 56-digit Biometric Alphanumeric Code (BAC) for each facial composite developed. Each BAC code is a unique "fingerprint" of facial features and can be used to instantly recreate photo-quality composite images, exact in every detail. BAC code transmission -- less than 1KB -- is ideal for wireless communication between police cars and stations. Codes can also be transmitted by email, phone, fax or radio.

FACES images can be exported to police bulletins and websites for public alerts. FACES 4.0 includes integration capability with TRAK from SocialTech. TRAK is an emergency alert solution that is used by more than 1400 police agencies and other authorities to rapidly and securely distribute time-critical information such as child abduction notifications.

FACES 4.0 is also included in Video Analyst Solution from Intergraph Solutions Group (NasdaqNM:INGR). VAS provides cutting-edge tools to enhance video surveillance. The FACES/VAS solution allows law enforcement agencies to better identify and track suspects by creating facial composites from surveillance evidence.

For further information about FACES please go to www.iqbiometrix.com.

About IQ Biometrix, Inc.

IQ Biometrix, Inc. (IQBM) provides law enforcement and security technology solutions for government and private industry. IQ Biometrix, an innovative California-based company is a leading provider of facial composite technology for law enforcement agencies in North America. FACES is currently used by thousands of policing agencies worldwide, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. IQB is currently developing new applications based on this foundation technology tailored to meet the needs of national, business and personal security. Its solutions practice is focused on integrating IQB and partner technologies to provide customized responses to client needs. Further information about IQB can be found at www.iqbiometrix.com.

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To the extent that any of the statements contained herein are forward-looking, such statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks. Such uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, growth in the NAS market, market acceptance of products, the development of new products, the enhancement of existing products, manufacturing delays, dependence on principal customers, competitive pricing pressures, product volume and mix, global economic conditions, dependence on international operations, availability of key components, timing of orders received, and introduction of competitor products having technological and/or pricing advantages. As a result, the Company's operating results may fluctuate, especially when measured on a quarterly basis. Actual results may differ materially from such expectations. Investors are directed to consider other risks and uncertainties in documents, including forms 8K and 10QSB, filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, www.sec.gov. On March 7, 2003, and ending on September 6, 2004, Liviakis Financial Communications, Inc. ("LFC") was retained by IQ Biometrix in various consulting capacities including strategic management planning, investor relations and other business development responsibilities. In lieu of paid expenses, salaries or commissions, LFC was compensated in restricted shares of stock totaling 714,000. Officers and employees of LFC may buy or sell shares in IQ Biometrix from time to time. LFC advises IQ Biometrix but does not provide investment advice. LFC is not a registered investment advisor or broker-dealer.

Contact Information:
Liviakis Financial Communications (IQ Biometrix)
John Liviakis, 415/389-4670
info@liviakis.com


 


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