Viisage Technology Selected to Provide Face-Recognition Technology to Logicon For GSA Smart Card Program.
LITTLETON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2000
Viisage Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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Logicon was one of the five prime contractors selected for the ten-year, $1.5 billion program to provide smart cards Example of widely used contactless smart cards are Hong Kong's Octopus card, Paris' Calypso/Navigo card and Lisbon' LisboaViva card, which predate the ISO/IEC 14443 standard. The following tables list smart cards used for public transportation and other electronic purse applications. to the U.S. Government. As a subcontractor to Logicon, Viisage will provide their MIT-developed, patented, face-recognition biometric technology for identification, authentication, physical and virtual access-control applications.
James J. Perriello, President, Logicon Information Systems and Services, said, "We are pleased to have Viisage on our winning team. Viisage's biometric expertise and capability are well recognized in the industry and position us well for success to open up the federal government smart card market."
Thomas J. Colatosti, Viisage President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , said, "Logicon is a premier provider of technology to the federal government. We are delighted to work with them to provide the U.S. Government the best and most convenient biometric technology available."
Colatosti added, "We believe the leadership from GSA will help raise the level of awareness in the marketplace for the advantages of face biometrics to deliver personal and convenient physical and virtual security."
Viisage Technology is a world leader in biometric technology and in digital identification solutions. Originally developed at MIT MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Viisage's reliable non-invasive and cost-effective face-recognition technology is widely recognized for its leadership performance in real-time and large database applications. Responding to the emerging market need for e-commerce convenience and security, Viisage's patented technology, systems integration and software design capabilities improve personal convenience, privacy and security while deterring identity theft and fraud. Viisage's family of face-recognition applications includes: e-commerce (FaceNET(TM)), point-of-sale (FacePIN(TM)), access control (FacePASS(TM)), surveillance (FaceFINDER(TM)) and image database analysis (FaceEXPLORER(TM)). Viisage's systems annually produce more than 20 million digital identification documents at more than 1,500 U.S. locations in 13 states.
Logicon, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a leader in advanced information technologies, systems and services. Areas of expertise include command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance may refer to:
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C4ISR Command Control Communications Computers Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance ); weapon systems; information systems; training and simulation; science and technology; base and range support; and commercial information services See Information Systems. . Learn more about Logicon on the Web at www.logicon.com.
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