Imageware and TECH5 Announce Global Partnership and Provide New Biometric Solution for SISCO
Imageware Integrates TECH5’s Solutions into its Product Portfolio as a Value Added Reseller and Offers its Upgraded Identity Platform to SISCO
San Diego – September 13, 2021 – Imageware® (OTCQB: IWSY) (“Imageware” or “the Company”), a leader in biometric identification and authentication, today announced a global partnership with TECH5®, an innovator in the field of identity management solutions, to become a value-added reseller (“VAR”) for its solutions. Through this agreement, all TECH5 offerings will be available through integration with the existing Imageware product portfolio.
TECH5 provides top-rated biometric algorithms and matching platforms for face, iris, and fingerprint recognition for use in both government and commercial enterprise solutions. TECH5 also provides innovative technology such as contactless fingerprint capture and Digital ID solutions protected by biometrics. As a VAR, Imageware will be integrating TECH5’s biometric technology across its products, which includes Imageware Proof, Imageware Authenticate, Imageware Identify, and the Imageware Biometric Engine, and others.
Imageware also announced today that it will be providing SISCO, Inc. (“SISCO”), a leader in visitor management systems, with the Imageware Identity Platform, powered by TECH5 technologies, to enhance its product portfolio for the marine and visitor management industries. The Imageware Identity Platform adds facial recognition to SISCO’s mobile solutions for the cruise line industry through the Identity Platform powered by TECH5’s facial recognition biometric algorithm. As the provider of hardware and software solutions for approximately 40% of the cruise line industry, SISCO will offer this product as an upgrade to existing customers and a differentiator for attracting new ones. Cruise lines using this solution can now leverage facial recognition technology for onboarding passengers and for emergency situations at muster stations, which greatly increases the convenience, security, and speed of both processes. Creating a versatile biometric platform to be used throughout the marine sector (e.g. military vessels, container ships, oil rigs, barges, ferries, and Ro-Ro) is critical to the safety and security of people, ports and countries.
“This strategic partnership with TECH5 enables Imageware to include accurate and fast biometric algorithms and technology into our products and augments our offerings for both the private and public sectors,” said AJ Naddell, SVP of Product Management & Sales. “TECH5’s suite of algorithms is highly-rated by NIST in several categories, and we appreciate the opportunity to work with their innovative team. Our strategic partnership with SISCO will serve as a calling card to highlight our joint capabilities with TECH5, and it enables us to provide leading biometric identity management solutions to new industries and use cases, including the marine safety and security industries and corporate visitor management solutions. We look forward to increasing our addressable market in the cruise line and marine industry and to further expanding our footprint across different verticals.”
Rahul Parthe, Co-founder, Chairman, and CTO of TECH5 added: “TECH5 focuses on providing leading and innovative biometric technologies, thereby enabling our key strategic partners like Imageware to provide industry-specific solutions. We are very excited to work with Imageware as they can apply our technologies to many use cases in federal, state, and local governments, as well as a multitude of private sector verticals. Using TECH5’s facial recognition technology as part of the Imageware Identity Platform to provide solutions for the cruise line industry and for enterprise visitor management systems demonstrates how Imageware can extend our solutions to even more markets.”
Imageware identifies, verifies, and authenticates who people are, not just what keys and codes they have. Our Cloud-based, multimodal biometric solutions provide faster, accurate identification to better secure communities, data, and assets. Imageware solutions are trusted globally by government agencies, law enforcement, and private enterprises. Imageware: Identity with Biometric Certainty.
TECH5 is an international technology company which focuses on developing disruptive biometric and digital ID solutions through the application of AI and Machine Learning technologies. Its dedication and efforts in continuously investing in the research and development to take advantage of AI in all biometric modalities has resulted TECH5’s algorithms being consistently ranked top in NIST ranking for its face, fingerprint, and iris recognition technologies. The company was founded by a team of seasoned industry professionals, who have been innovating in the field of multi-modal biometrics for more than 20 years. Target markets include both Government and Private sectors with products powering Civil ID, Digital ID, as well as Authentication solutions that deliver Identity assurance for various use cases. For more information please visit www.tech5.ai
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