Microvision and Robotic Vision Systems Team to Market Mobile Biometric Info-Sys.

„BOTHELL, Wash. & CANTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 7, 2002– Microvision, Inc. (Nasdaq:MVIS – news), the leader in light-scanning technologies, and Robotic Vision Systems, Inc. (RVSI) (Nasdaq:ROBV – news), the leader in machine vision and Data Matrix reading technologies, today agreed to co-market a mobile biometric identification system that offers unparalleled security features.\r\n
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\r\nThe two companies will jointly market a system-level solution incorporating Microvision’s Nomad(TM) Personal Display System and RVSI’s ID Trace biometric authentication technology to the U.S. Government for homeland defense as well as to other organizations for a variety of commercial security applications. The system addresses the heightened requirement for means to authenticate identities and to control access within buildings, naval vessels, military bases, and other installations. The combined capabilities of the Microvision and RVSI solution will provide users with a wearable display ID system to instantly verify the identity of an individual without losing visual contact with the person.\r\n
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\r\nMicrovision’s Nomad Personal Display has the capability to be fully readable in any kind of brightly lit environment, increasing the marketability of the identification tool for outdoor applications. RVSI’s ID Trace incorporates Data Matrix two-dimensional bar code technology to imbed a wide variety of biometric data into a compact space. Information stored in the tamper-resistant Data Matrix can be encrypted or changed frequently for even higher levels of security.\r\n
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\r\n\“We are pleased to team with RVSI and offer customers the benefits of our collective technologies,\“ said Andrew Lee, Microvision vice president of sales. \“The net result will extend the precision of biometric based identity checks to outdoor or brightly lit ambient environments by using Nomad with ID Trace.\“\r\n
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\r\nThe benefits of the integrated system include faster security screening in fixed locations and the capability to stage mobile security checkpoints at vital installations.\r\n
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