Bioscrypt Completes A4Vision Acquisition and Adds US$6.4 Million in New Capital



    Merger with A4Vision fortifies leadership in biometric access control;
    additional capital strengthens company's balance sheet

    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider
of enterprise access control technology, today announced that it has completed
its acquisition of A4Vision, a privately-held company headquartered in
Sunnyvale, California, that specializes in advanced identification systems
using 3D facial imaging and recognition technology.
    Bioscrypt is increasing its position as the recognized biometric access
control market share leader by adding to its range of biometric access control
products with A4's 3D face identification/verification solutions. The
introduction of the innovative 3D face matching products allows Bioscrypt to
extend its range of multi-factor authentication solutions and expand its
competitive advantage in biometric access control.
    "For many years Bioscrypt has been advancing its platform to support
strong authentication for physical and logical access control," said Robert L.
Williams, President and CEO of Bioscrypt. "We have established our place in
the market and are internationally known for our strength in fingerprint
biometric verification. This leadership position as well our goal to support
the many authentication techniques used within an enterprise have been
extended with the addition of A4's 3D face system."
    In association with the acquisition of A4, and following approval being
received at the special meeting of shareholders held yesterday, Bioscrypt also
completed a private placement, adding US$6.4 million in new capital to the
business. With the closing of the acquisition and the private placement,
institutional investors including EuroQube SA, In-Q-Tel, Menlo Ventures,
Motorola Ventures, NTT Leasing Co. Ltd., TAKO Ventures, and Wedge
International, will own, on a fully diluted basis, up to approximately 32% of
the pro forma company.
    "We are pleased to be adding experienced and knowledgeable new investors
to the company," said Bruce MacInnis, Chief Financial Officer of Bioscrypt.
"The capital infusion and institutional support provides the Company with a
solid foundation to consolidate our position as the leading vendor of
enterprise access control solutions."

    About Bioscrypt Inc.

    Bioscrypt is an enterprise access control solution provider, enabling the
unification of physical and logical access with its Door to Desktop(R)
products. Bioscrypt's hardware and software solutions deliver strong
authentication processes to facilities, equipment, IT networks and computer
applications and allow organizations to administer unified identities across
the enterprise.
    Building on its proven expertise in biometric technology and its unique
multi-factor authentication platform, Bioscrypt integrates all major secure
authentication standards, transforming how organizations are bridging the gap
between physical and logical access to create secure working environments.
More information is available at www.bioscrypt.com.

    Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement

    Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events
or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words
such as "believes", "plans", "expects" or "intends" and other statements which
are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and
these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current
expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the
expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements.

    Bioscrypt and Door to Desktop are registered trademarks and Veri-Series
    and VeriSoft are trademarks of Bioscrypt Inc. All other product and
    company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and
    are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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For further information:

For further information: Laura Slater, High Road Communications, (613)
236-0909 X 317, lslater@highroad.com; Matthew Bogart, Bioscrypt Inc., (905)
940-7771, matthew.bogart@bioscrypt.com

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