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Intergraph Video Analyst System Showcased on "The John Walsh Show"

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. & FREMONT, Calif, May 23, 2003
Intergraph Chief Scientist Highlights Video Enhancement Capabilities Instrumental to Recovering Lost or Kidnapped Children

Intergraph Corporation INGR announced today that their Video AnalystA(R) System will be featured on "The John Walsh Show" on May 23, 2003. The Intergraph Video Analyst System is a state-of-the-art forensic analysis workstation that delivers tools necessary to capture, analyze, enhance and edit all major video formats. The Intergraph Video Analyst System comes pre-loaded with IQ Biometrix's IQBM facial composite software. "The John Walsh Show" focuses on issues affecting the safety of America's children and teenagers and is hosted by John Walsh, a strong advocate for victims' rights and missing children. Friday's episode highlights examples of cutting-edge technology - global positioning systems, DNA and video enhancement - that provides capabilities influential to recovering lost or kidnapped children.

Gene Grindstaff, Intergraph's chief scientist and principal software design engineer for the Video Analyst System, will represent Intergraph on Walsh's show. He will highlight Intergraph's recent partnership with IQ Biometrix Inc. and SocialTech Inc. Together, the three companies provide a national emergency alert solution built on Biometrix FACES LE(TM), SocialTech TRAK II and Intergraph Video Analyst System.

FACES LE software is a composite sketch artist tool that helps to identify and encode the faces of missing children or their captors. TRAK II is a powerful system that allows users to capture images and distribute alerts over a secure communications network to designated authorities and to the public. Video Analyst captures and stores analog video in a digital video format and clarifies illegible video frames without changing the underlying footage. Combined, these technologies serve as a turnkey emergency response system - providing law enforcement officials and the public with specific, visual details of kidnapped children and possible suspects. Video Analyst captures and enhances video of possible suspects and abducted children, FACES LE creates facial composite sketches of the persons involved and TRAK II distributes the images and related data to targeted law enforcement agencies and to the public. Grindstaff will also demonstrate how LightSurf Multimedia Messaging can distribute pictures or composite sketches of missing children or suspects directly to mobile phones or PCs. This high-tech solution will hopefully result in the recovery and rescue of children across the country.

"Intergraph is pleased that our Video Analyst System can be used to support such an important and worthwhile cause," Grindstaff commented. "If our system helps to save just one child's life - it will be worth all the time and effort spent on its development."

Intergraph Solutions Group Background Information

Intergraph Solutions Group (ISG), a division of Intergraph Corporation INGR, is a systems integration and management consulting company that provides leading-edge business and technical solutions to a diverse portfolio of government and commercial clients. Backed by more than 30 years of technology innovation, ISG partners with clients to help them achieve their vision, mission and goals through intelligent deployment of best practices and information technology. ISG is headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, and has strategically positioned offices nationwide.

Intergraph is a registered trademark of Intergraph Corporation. Other brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information about Intergraph Solutions Group, please call 1-800-747-2232 or visit http://solutions.intergraph.com. For more information about SocialTech Inc., call 1-800-724-8725 or visit www.socialtech.trak.org. For more information about IQ Biometrix Inc., visit www.iqbiometrix.com/company_contact_us.html. For more information about LightSurf, visit www.lightsurf.com. For more information about "The John Walsh Show," visit www.johnwalsh.tv/.

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-- For questions about IQBM call Robert Schechter, Equity Communications 212-499-6809 or e-mail rschechter@iqbiometrix.com.

Contact Information:
IQ Biometrix Inc.
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