Biometrix Announces Launch of Next Generation Software Faces
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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
further information about FACES please go to www.iqbiometrix.com.
IQ Biometrix, Inc.
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
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.
Liviakis Financial Communications (IQ Biometrix)
John Liviakis, 415/389-4670
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