Cross Match Technologies to Provide Next Generation Livescan Fingerprint Systems for the US-VISIT Program

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA., March 12 /CNW/ - Cross Match Technologies,
Inc., a leading global provider of high-quality interoperable biometric
identity applications and solutions, announced that it will provide up to
3,000 L SCAN(R) Guardian(TM) 10-fingerprint livescan units for the US
Department of Homeland Security's US-VISIT program. Cross Match will provide
the Guardian devices to DHS through its partner, CounterTrade Products, Inc.,
who received an initial task order for 25 units that will support a series of
operational tests scheduled to begin at US airports this summer.

    "Biometrics are the foundation of a reliable and proven identity
management system and we are honored to be part of strengthening our country's
border management systems," said James W. Ziglar, president and chief
executive officer of Cross Match Technologies, Inc. "The Guardian was
developed to meet DHS' operational requirements in demanding, high traffic
environments such as US Ports of Entry, where passengers must be processed
quickly and efficiently."

    Introduced in March 2006, the Guardian is a state-of-the-art livescan
10-fingerprint capture system designed to meet specifications issued by a US
government joint agency user group, including DHS. It is ideal for high-volume
biometric applications such as border control and visa issuance, and other
applications where the highest quality biometric devices are required to
establish and verify identity. Measuring only 6" x 6" x 4.7" and weighing only
4 pounds, the Guardian is lightweight, compact, durable, and designed to
facilitate fast capture of 10-fingerprints in a variety of demanding
operational environments.

    About Cross Match Technologies, Inc.

    Cross Match Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of
high-quality interoperable biometric identity management applications and
solutions. The company's offerings consist of a wide range of biometric
products and solutions which are used to capture and process the unique
physiological characteristics of individuals to establish and verify their
identity, such as fingerprint, palm scan and facial recognition systems and
solutions, enterprise and application software (including enterprise matching
software), document readers, access control systems, and related services.
Cross Match products are used around the world to conduct criminal bookings;
perform background checks for job applicants; verify identities at borders and
other checkpoints; register citizens for driver's license and national
identification programs; prevent identity fraud in large-scale government and
civilian programs; and control access to office buildings, government
facilities and other secure areas. Cross Match serves a broad range of
vertical markets including national, state and local governments, national and
local law enforcement, transportation and other critical infrastructure,
financial services, education, healthcare and other commercial enterprises.

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For further information:

For further information: Cross Match Technologies, Inc., Palm Beach
Gardens James W. Ziglar, President & CEO, 561-622-1650

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