January 22, 2007

Kiosks Case Studies - Biometric Kiosks

L-1 Identity Solutions Creates Fixed and Mobile Kiosks to Enable Fast, Secure and Simple Self-Enrollment for Biometric-Enabled Credentials


Kiosks Designed to Support Federal Credentialing Programs Set to Launch in 2007

STAMFORD, CT – January 22, 2007 – L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:ID) today announced the design of transportable kiosks that will make the process of applying for federally-mandated biometric credentials quicker, easier and more secure for all citizens. The new L-1 Verification and Identification Enrollment Work Stations (VIEWS) will be available through government agencies, systems integrators and leading providers of credentialing services as they support existing federal and commercial identification-related programs, as well as several new ones planned for launch in 2007. These include initiatives such as the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), commercial driver's license applications (such as HAZPRINT enrollment), Registered Traveler and many more.

"L-1 is not only providing the superior technology required to help meet our nation's growing emphasis on better protecting personal identities, but also packaging it in such a way that makes enrollment as simple, secure and easy as possible for our citizens," said Robert V. LaPenta, Chairman, President and CEO of L-1.

VIEWS is ideal for use by maritime workers, truckers, and others applying for TWIC cards; federal agency employees who must obtain new biometric-based identification cards per HSPD-12 regulations, and for private citizens who choose to enroll in the Registered Traveler program to speed their way through airport security checks.

VIEWS offers a simple and direct vehicle for quickly entering personal data, biometric imprints, and other information required for their application. For example, data can be taken directly off of the enrollee's passport, driver's license or I-9 card, minimizing the number of fields that need to be populated. This approach assures a level of accuracy and privacy not possible with other application methods. Face and fingerprint images are then scanned though an easy to use, step-by-step process that validates that the correct images have been captured and stored properly. In addition, these kiosks provide a means to cut the wait-time for federally-issued credentials as the files are validated and forwarded to the correct agencies at the time of enrollment.

VIEWS units are flexible, available as permanent stations or as a highly mobile "jump kit" that can be easily transported and set up in minutes, ideally suited for temporary enrollment needs. The kiosks can be branded in accordance with any federal agency requirement or organizational preference. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) also can be altered to fit each specific credentialing application.

The units are comprised of hardware components and software functionality that are tailored to meet each enrollment program's needs. They are powered by a full range of offerings from L-1 companies including:

* iA-thenticate Document authentication scanners and software
* Fingerprint live scan and AFIS solutions
* Integrated camera and facial recognition solutions
* Iris recognition cameras and software solutions
* ABIS-Architecture Workflow Manager for Integrated Data collection and retrieval
* Enrollment specialists, including disabled veterans per an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (see press release dated December 05, 2006)

About L-1 Identity Solutions

L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: ID) offers a comprehensive set of products and solutions for protecting and securing personal identities and assets. Leveraging the industry's most advanced multi-modal biometric platform for finger, face and iris recognition, our solutions provide a circle of trust around all aspects of an identity and the credentials assigned to it -- including proofing, enrollment, issuance and usage. With the trust and confidence in individual identities provided by L-1 Identity Solutions, government entities, law enforcement and border management agencies, and commercial enterprises can better guard the public against global terrorism, crime and identity theft fostered by fraudulent identity. L-1 Identity Solutions is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information, visit www.L1ID.com.

The L-1 Verification and Identification Enrollment Work Station (VIEWS) can be tailored to customer needs: biometric, identity management, and secure credentialing components, software integration, and ergonomic design.

Doni Fordyce
L-1 Identity Solutions
[email protected]

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Posted by staff at January 22, 2007 05:02 PM