SAN DIEGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ – Security technology companyImageWare Systems, Inc. (Amex: IW) has partnered with Cross Match
Technologies, Inc. to produce biometric-based ID badges. Under the terms of
this agreement, Cross Match will use ImageWare’s EPIBUILDER(TM) software
development solution to design, configure and print ID badges that capture
real-time forensic quality fingerprints and demographic information. The
ability to embed biometric measurements, like fingerprints, into these ID
cards adds a second means of verification and greatly increases the security
benefit each card provides.
ImageWare’s EPIBUILDER software developer’s kit (SDK) is an easy-to-use
toolkit that allows developers to integrate ID badging into their software
applications. In addition to the ability to design and print professional ID
cards, the EPIBUILDER badging solution gives the end user advanced graphics
capabilities including the ability to resize, crop and enhance digital images.
“ImageWare’s EPIBUILDER SDK enables us to very quickly configure an ID
card, capture fingerprint information and print cards,” said Ted Johnson,
Cross Match chief executive officer. “It is feature-rich and complete,
allowing us to focus our efforts on biometrics to quickly produce a solution.”
According to the terms of the partnership, ImageWare will realize a
licensing fee with each Cross Match system that incorporates the EPIBUILDER
“This partnership with Cross Match is a strategic combination of
capabilities to continue to provide the market with innovative security
technology solutions,” said Jim Miller, ImageWare chief executive officer.
“We will continue to conclude partnerships that are a good complement to our
About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (Amex: IW) is the leader in software solutions for
digital imaging, biometrics, law enforcement and secure credentials. Through
its ID product line, ImageWare applies its core technology to create secure
identification systems for airports, universities, government agencies and
private businesses. ImageWare’s law enforcement product line empowers its
customers to quickly capture, search, retrieve and share digital photographs
and criminal history records on stand alone, networked or Web-based platforms.
ImageWare additionally leverages its imaging technology to create software and
Web-based solutions for professional photographers. ImageWare is
headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Boston, Costa Mesa, Greenville,
Canada, Germany and Singapore. For more information, please visit
About Cross Match Technologies, Inc.
Cross Match Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.,
is a leading global provider of state-of-the-art, forensic-quality fingerprint
and palm print capture devices and software. Cross Match designs and
manufactures forensic-quality system solutions for law enforcement, federal
government and commercial applications. Products include Live Scan Systems,
Single Finger Scanners and Mobile Scanners. Founded in 1996, the company is
recognized for setting new standards in fingerprint imaging components through
its intellectual properties, complete solutions and its commitment to quality.
Additional information on the company is available on the World Wide Web at:
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