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Suprema Wins AFIS Contract with National Police Agency of South Korea.

Seoul, July 30, 2008 - (ACN Newswire) - Suprema, Inc., a leading global supplier of fingerprint recognition technology and systems, announced today that its algorithm for automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) has been chosen by South Korea's National Police Agency (KNPA).

KNPA's 3-year phased AFIS project focuses on improving the quality of fingerprint images in its legacy database and upgrading administration software for the database. The project aims to update the database of 400 million fingerprint images in total and already updated the database for 140 million fingerprint images during last year's phase I. Suprema has been awarded this year's phase II of the project and will establish an upgraded database for an additional 140 million fingerprint images.

While most other country's AFIS only focus on criminals' fingerprint indexing, KNPA's extensive AFIS database is made of ten-fingerprints from the country's entire population of over 40 million citizens, makeing up over 400 million fingerprint images. For this massive fingerprint database, Suprema's 'new-generation' algorithm plays a critical role in upgrading the system's performance. According to KNPA's test results, Suprema's new algorithm shows significant improvement in matching speed and accuracy especially for identifying latent fingerprints and rolled fingerprints. Hence, with the new algorithm, the agency expects improved efficiency in criminal identifications and background checks.

James Lee, the CEO of Suprema, said "Unlike civil AFIS, national police's AFIS requires high-performance matching technology for its larger database. And our recent success on National Police Agency Japan (NPA, Japan) and Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) reflects our technological leadership in the region. Furthermore, we are confident that our new-generation AFIS technology exceeds international standards and requirements." The company has plan for developing ultra-high-speed matching algorithm, and expanding its sales scope to the global market.

About Suprema

Suprema Inc. is a leading global provider fingerprint recognition and identity management solutions and systems. Our range of products includes fingerprint modules, fingerprint systems, e-passport readers and livescanners. The company has worldwide sales network over 100 countries and also a listed company in KOSDAQ (KQ:094840). For more information, please visit

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