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SMO MULTIMEDIA USES IMAGIS BIOMETRIC FACIAL IMAGING ID-2000
SMO to Install Biometrics in U.S. Airport Kiosks
October 9, 2001//Everson, WA// SMO Multimedia (Pink sheets: SKLK) announces that it has entered into a business alliance with Imagis Technologies Inc. ("Imagis") OTCBB:IGSTF; CDNX: NAB; Germany: IGY) that will incorporate Imagis biometric facial imaging technology in airport kiosk installations in the United States. SMO is working toward relationships with many security and Biometric Facial recognition companies to create an array of services available to its potential clients.
In addition, SMO has launched a new Security Division to its Airport Information Systems to support SMO's airport kiosk expansion. SMO has been aggressively pursuing new technologies to expand services to the traveling public in airline terminals throughout the United. States.
SMO's new Security Division plans to integrate fingerprint and facial recognition technologies in a fully functioning unit or as a stand-alone system marketed to airports and office buildings. Imagis specializes in biometric facial recognition technologies that have been successfully installed in the United States, Canada's Pearson International Airport as well as abroad. Imagis has developed an extremely advanced technology and boasts a highly sophisticated management team, including Chairman Oliver "Buck" Revell, who served for over 30 years in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and during his career advanced to the number-two career post as Associate Deputy Director. President and CEO Iain Drummond has over 25 years' experience in high-tech sales, marketing, and general management in North American and major international markets.
SMO Multimedia is also proud to announce the addition of Roni Trehy, VP of Airport Operations to the SMO Board of Directors.
In an interview Ms. Trehy stated, " These new developments in our Airport Service offerings are very encouraging and we believe that we can integrate these technologies for the benefit of travelers everywhere. Being a former El AL employee, I know where the transitions are needed to strengthen our domestic airports. This is just the first step we are taking to build a dynamic system that offers a host of technologies for all security and service needs."
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Imagis is a developer and marketer of advanced biometric-based software applications for customs and immigration, law enforcement, airports, criminal justice, access control and individual identification. Imagis has installations of its biometric facial recognition technology at Toronto's Pearson Airport, in several RCMP detachments in Canada and in numerous cities in the state of California, and Mexico. Imagis markets its products through a network of Business Partners located in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Imagis' Chairman is Oliver "Buck" Revell, who served for over 30 years in the FBI and during his career advanced to the number two-career post of Associate Deputy Director. To learn more, please visit www.imagistechnologies.com or contact Sandra Buschau at 604 684-2449 or email:
About SMO Multi Media Corp.
SMO Multimedia Corp. (Formerly Shopping Mall Online) will be deploying a network of technologically advanced E-Stations (Kiosks) in Airports, Shopping Centers, and other high traffic areas throughout the United States. SMO recently announced the addition of security systems to the unit and its airport service offerings. SMO received extensive press coverage as a result of the changes and was featured on King5 (NBC, Seattle) and NWCN in Seattle. The E Stations replace traditional directories and include advanced systems for retailers and consumers alike. Through these E-Stations travelers/consumers can find store directions through a proprietary, dynamic mapping system. It also offers product coupons, mall loyalty point systems, wish lists, and gift cards. The system is mirror imaged on web sites where customers can view or shop at SMO's affiliate Internet sites such as TheGap.com (NYSE:GPS - news), and Esprit.com. The kiosk (E-Station) technology provides unique search capabilities and software-tracking technologies that benefit the mall/airport developer, retailer and consumer. The facial imaging market is growing significantly and companies like Imagis Technologies, and Viisage (OTC-BB: VISG) are sure to lead the way. SMO recently announced a merger with Skytalk Communications, Inc. (SKLK-OTC Pink Sheets) and plans to file appropriate financial documentation to be fully reporting and be trading over the counter immediately after the completion of the merger.
NOTE: Safe Harbor statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This announcement may contain "forward looking" statements. Although we believe that statements contained in the announcement are reasonable, we can give no assurances that such statements will prove correct.
Robert J. Pratt Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
SMO Multimedia Corp.