SAN DIEGO, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – XTec Incorporated andImageWare Systems, Inc. (Amex: IW) today announced the successful issuance of
more than 17,000 employee badges to date for the U.S. Department of State
(DoS) using an integrated secure credentialing solution developed with XTec
and ImageWare technologies.
XTec employed ImageWare’s identification technologies to incorporate image
capture, badge design and print functionality into the Company’s SmartBadge
2000(TM) card issuance, credentialing and badging software used by the DoS.
“We are very pleased to support the DoS project by providing the
credential system,” said Albert Fernandez, president and CEO of XTec. “In our
quest to provide our public and private sector clients with the best image
capture, badge design, and print functionality for SmartBadge, it became
obvious early on that ImageWare’s technology was the best solution for our
As a subcontractor of Northrop Grumman Information Technology, XTec was
selected to provide a smart card issuance and production solution along with
secured smart card access control readers.
“ImageWare’s identification solutions are readily integrated with a
variety of applications and can be used not only to incorporate advanced card
design capabilities, but can also support the capture of virtually any
biometric and encode that data into a barcode, magnetic stripe or smart chip,”
said Jim Miller, ImageWare’s chairman and CEO. “We are proud to add the State
Department to the list of fine government agencies such as FEMA, U.S. Senate &
U.S. House, and United Nations, which all employ ImageWare solutions.”
XTec is supporting the rollout of the DoS project to more than 35,000
State Department employees. The completion of the project will make them one
of the first federal agencies to comply with the Government Smart Card
Interoperability Specification (GSC-IS). According to the General Services
Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the
primary goal of the Government Smart Card Program is to build a framework for
smart card interoperability, enabling broad adoption of this critical
technology by the public and private sectors.
About XTec, Incorporated
XTec is an independent developer, producer, and licensor of security
solutions for a wide range of government and commercial uses. The Company’s
breakthrough technology, Mediametrics(TM) is a peerless, non-finite state
based, security solution that enables business and organizations in the public
and private sectors to securely process, store, and manage proprietary
information. Key areas of focus for XTec include electronic commerce, point
of sales systems, domain and key management, transaction and data processing,
access control, communications, and information systems.
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 Greenville, Canada, Germany and
Singapore. For more information, please visit http://www.iwsinc.com .
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For further information, please contact:
or Andrea Alfonso,
[email protected], both of ImageWare Systems, Inc.,
or George Moneo of XTec Incorporated, +1-305-342-8823,