SOURCE: ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc.

May 05, 2016 08:30 ET

FEMSA Selects ImageWare's Cloud-Based Biometric Authentication to Validate Future Service

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - May 5, 2016) - ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) has signed an agreement with FEMSA, S.A.B. (NYSE: FMX) of Monterey, Mexico to provide the company its CloudID® multi-modal biometric authentication system.

FEMSA will be evaluating the biometric technology to improve its overall security in identity, credential and access control management (ICAM) in its highly complex and competitive environment. The paid pilot will commence implementation in May 2016. The agreement allows FEMSA to define suppliers for the different components of its ICAM roadmap that can fully leverage the benefits of ImageWare's state-of-the-art cloud-based technology.

The GoCloudID® Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering provides multi-modal biometric identity verification (i.e., 1:1 matching) and identification (i.e., 1:N searching) cloud services that are accessible from fixed workstations. Anchored by IWS' patented Biometric Engine®, which provides highly scalable, real-time search and matching, CloudID also features front-end applications for the capture of biometrics and biographic information, search and query of that information, and the ability, when desired, to print biometric-enabled identification cards, documents, or driver's licenses.

CloudID is currently deployed in the State of Baja California Driver's License program where it has created over 262,000 biometric-based driver's licenses to date.

"We are honored to be selected by FEMSA to validate the technology," said Jim Miller, IWS Chairman and CEO. "CloudID is a modular software platform that supports rapid development and large scale deployment of highly secure yet flexible identity management solutions, allowing unlimited population sizes as well as adding additional biometric modalities and devices-quite simply solving the big data issue for biometric deployments."

About FEMSA
FEMSA is a leading company participating in the beverage industry with Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world; and in the beer industry, through its ownership of the second largest equity stake in Heineken, one of the world's leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. FEMSA participates in the retail sector with FEMSA Comercio, which operates various small-format chain stores, including OXXO. Through FEMSA Negocios Estratégicos, the company offers logistic services, point-of-sales cooling solutions, and plastic solutions for FEMSA's companies and external customers.

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's patented biometric product line includes a highly scalable, multi-modal biometric engine capable of working with a wide array of sensors, modalities, and algorithms. ImageWare's identity management products are used for secure credentials, national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, and smart cards as well as both application and physical access control systems. ImageWare products support a wide range of biometric modalities including face, voice, fingerprint, eye, DNA, and more.

ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Ontario, and Mexico. For more information about ImageWare Systems, Inc., please visit www.iwsinc.com.

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