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Lenel and Bioscrypt Team to Deliver Fingerprint Biometrics Solutions for Access Control

CampusIDNews Staff   ||   Oct 16, 2002  ||   , , ,

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ – Lenel(R)Systems International, Inc. and Bioscrypt Inc. announced today the

availability of a new family of fully integrated fingerprint biometrics
solutions for facility access control. Called Bioscrypt OnGuard, the new line
up integrates Bioscrypt’s awarding-winning fingerprint biometrics technology
and Veri-Series readers with Lenel’s OnGuard Total Security Knowledge
Management Solutions(TM) portfolio. Through a co-marketing agreement with
Bioscrypt Inc., Lenel will seamlessly integrate and resell the Bioscrypt
readers, and the two leaders will jointly promote the new family of products.

“Our agreement with Bioscrypt is significant because it addresses the
growing demand we see for biometrics in access systems, and gives our
customers immediate access to the most reliable and accurate technology
available,” said Rudy Prokupets, chief technology officer and executive vice
president of Research & Development at Lenel Systems International, Inc.

Bioscrypt OnGuard is a fully integrated fingerprint biometric solution for
facility access. Here’s how it works. When facility access is desired, the
individual presents a smart card, proximity card or pin number, depending on
the type of reader being utilized, and the device will prompt the individual
to present his or her fingerprint; the fingerprint is then verified in real
time against the biometric data on record. If there is a match, access is
granted by the OnGuard system based on the cardholder’s permission levels.
Based on the customer’s needs, options are available to securely store access
fingerprint records on smart cards or at the OnGuard intelligent access

The actual devices that scan the finger, known collectively as Bioscrypt’s
Veri-Series, are a diverse line of integrated fingerprint readers that

– V-Smart iCLASS(TM), integrated fingerprint reader with HID iCLASS smart
card technology
– V-Smart, integrated MIFARE(R) smart card and fingerprint readers
– V-Flex, add-on fingerprint solutions for existing Wiegand based readers

With Bioscrypt OnGuard, these readers are now seamlessly integrated with a

total security management solution that combines the power of access control,
alarm monitoring, ID card production and personnel management. This means
customers have one system to administer, one user interface, one cardholder
enrollment process and one database to manage for all of these functions.
Designed for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP, Lenel OnGuard features an open
systems architecture, client/server design, support of multiple access control
hardware devices, and unlimited capacities for cardholders, card readers, PC
workstations and alarm inputs.

“Lenel’s decision to add our readers into their family of solutions
presents a great opportunity for their existing customers to step up to
biometrics for access control,” said Julia Webb, vice president of global
sales and marketing for Bioscrypt.

In August Bioscrypt dominated the international FVC 2002, Fingerprint
Verification Competition, the largest independent evaluation of fingerprint
matching technologies ever conducted with 31 entrants. Bioscrypt won the
overall event with the best algorithm, and won 19 of the 24 available gold
medals awarded for both accuracy and speed between its two entries. In May,
Frost & Sullivan named Bioscrypt as the global leader in the rapidly growing
fingerprint scanning biometrics market for 2001.

About Lenel Systems International

Lenel Systems International, headquartered in Rochester, New York, is the
world’s leading provider of security software solutions for global enterprises
in technology, transportation, finance, petrochemicals, communication,
pharmaceuticals, government, education and manufacturing. With more than
4,000 systems implemented in 50 countries throughout six continents, Lenel’s
OnGuard(R) Total Security Knowledge Management Solutions(TM) have become the
preferred choice for such security-conscious organizations as Cisco Systems,
LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark Airports, Microsoft and the United
States Navy. OnGuard’s scalable and customizable open-architecture systems
enable both remote (Internet) and on-site management of data security,
premises security, ID/credential management, alarm monitoring, intrusion
detection, visitor management, physical asset management and digital
surveillance video. More information about Lenel and its products can be found
on its corporate website at

About Bioscrypt Inc.

Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT) is a leading provider of advanced fingerprint
technology. The company’s solutions combine the convenience of touch with the
high security of fingerprint-based biometrics for simple and secure access to
facilities, equipment and information. Using the “bioscrypt on board(TM)”
brand, the company offers packaged products, OEM components and software
licensing to leading security solution manufacturers and integrators worldwide
for physical, wireless and network security applications. Among the many
cutting-edge companies and partners using Bioscrypt technology are the U.S.
Army, NASA, Continental Airlines, Intel, Atmel, and HID Corporation.
Bioscrypt’s patented technology is interoperable with leading fingerprint
sensors and is both platform and operating system independent. Bioscrypt is
traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BYT. For more
information, visit the Bioscrypt Web site at

Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events
or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words
such as “believes”, “plans”, “expects” or “intends” and other statements which
are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and
these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current
expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the
expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements.
Bioscrypt Inc., Bioscrypt, V-Smart, V-Flex and bioscrypt on board are
trademarks of Bioscrypt Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
referenced herein are properties of their respective owners.

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