SOURCE: FacePrint Global Solutions

July 31, 2006 06:30 ET

EZ-FACE Technological Development Is an International Effort

FRESNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- The technology that is going into EZ-FACE, an Internet-based state-of-the-art 3D facial imagery software currently developed by FacePrint Global Solutions (FGS) (OTCBB: FCPG), is turning into an international collaborative effort involving the United States, Canada and Thailand.

"Our numerous contacts made overseas have allowed us to turn to Thailand's expertise in the final phase of the development of EZ-FACE," said FGS Chief Operating Officer Serge Carrier, adding that a small team of graphic designers is working on completing the facial-elements phase of the project.

Headquartered in Fresno, California, FGS is into the final developmental phase of the company's EZ-FACE software, which is being developed in Montreal, Canada by a team of award-winning developers. "Now, with Thailand involved, EZ-FACE is turning into an international collaboration," said Carrier.

EZ-FACE allows users to generate and codify faces directly from a single picture or a database of facial elements. EZ-FACE is also the world's first Internet-accessible law enforcement-dedicated composite picture software.

With the core of the technology completed in Canada, the Bangkok-based team is now working on the meticulous task of creating 3D add-on facial elements that will go into the massive EZ-FACE database.

"Our goal is to have a database of between 1,500 and 2,000 3D images," said Carrier. "We will have male and female hairstyles, beards, moustaches, moles, scars, hats, piercings and glasses."

The Thailand connection was made by FGS President Pierre Cote, who said the Asian market is a vital target for FGS when EZ-FACE is released. Last April, police officers with the Thai city of Ubon Ratchathani's Tourist Police were shown a Beta version of EZ-FACE by two members of FGS's Montreal-based team.

About FacePrint Global Solutions, Inc.: FGS marshals the considerable talent and experience of its high-tech team of professionals towards the creation of imaginative technology solutions to address the critical needs in facial recognition related to identity verification, crime-prevention and worldwide efforts against terrorism. FGS is developing a new methodology and industry standard called the "E-DNA Bioprint Coding System™" for the transmission of data related to individual faces. Grounded in biometrics, FGS's solutions encompass a unique composite-picture driven facial recognition system, as presently demanded by both the private and public sectors. FGS's goal is to become a major provider of technologies, applications and products for identity authentication and validation. FGS is headquartered in Fresno, California

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