SOURCE: Identica

December 13, 2007 10:11 ET

Identica Recognized as an Industry Innovator for Biometric Technology

SC Magazine Selects Identica's Vascular Biometric Technology as a Leading Product for Access Control

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Identica Holdings Corporation, a leader in next-generation biometric identification and security solutions, today announced that its vascular biometric technology has been recognized by SC Magazine as a leading security product within the Biometrics/Access Control industry. Featured in the magazine's December issue, Identica's VP-II scanner was among multiple entries that were rigorously tested and evaluated over the past 11 months. The testing included features, product usablility, performance, integration, accuracy and value.

"The biometrics industry is experiencing tremendous growth with vascular recognition rapidly emerging as an industry standard for biometric verification," said Terry Wheeler, President and COO of Identica Holdings Corp. "We are excited about SC Magazine recognizing Identica for our vascular recognition technology, specifically their acknowledgement of the ease of enrollment, user acceptance and integration with TCP/IP-based IT applications that is inherent in our solutions."

In its new annual column, "Look Ahead," dedicated to cutting-edge technologies in the information security market, SC Magazine selected the industry's most innovative products for 2007. This year's column included products and applications in access control, analysis and testing, perimeter defense, data protection and security infrastructure. Testing criteria for "Look Ahead" included shelf life, innovation, usefulness and comprehensiveness.

"Biometrics is gaining rapid acceptance and integration in IT security," said Dr. Peter Stephenson, technology editor of SC Magazine. "Identica's vascular scanner represents the future of the security industry, offering new and unique ways of meeting day-to-day security challenges for many organizations and various applications."

Identica's VP-II scanner utilizes patented recognition algorithms to capture and encrypt individuals' unique vascular patterns on the back of the human hand. An individual presents his or her hand to the scanner and their live vascular pattern is matched to a stored template, identifying the individual in the blink of an eye (0.1 sec/person). With the option of storing the encrypted unique personal template on media such as a smart card, the scanner communicates with Identica's proprietary Universal Controller (the UC-2) and biometrically verifies the user with the stored template on the media.

About Identica Holdings Corporation

Identica Holdings Corporation is the premier provider of next-generation biometric security solutions. Identica's superior vascular pattern recognition technology verifies and recognizes human users by utilizing a near infrared camera and proprietary algorithms to capture images of veins, arteries and capillaries found on the back of the human hand. The identity security solutions offered by Identica's operating subsidiaries are provided by resellers and security integrators throughout the Americas; Western and Eastern Europe; and Israel. Identica is currently privately held. Major Investors include eRoomSystems Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:ERMS.OB). Please visit Identica at http://www.identicacorp.com.

About SC Magazine

Since 1989, SC Magazine, a monthly global publication of Haymarket Media, Inc., has provided IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and an extensive collection of product reviews. SC Magazine gives its readers the knowledge they need on IT security strategies, best practices, government regulations and current information security tools. By offering a consolidated view of the IT security space through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content, SC Magazine enables IT security professionals to make informed security decisions for their companies.

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