SOURCE: IDS Worldwide, Inc.

April 10, 2006 09:26 ET

IDS Worldwide, Inc. HLS Division Receives Major Security Contract Requests at ISC West Security Convention

HLS Met With Major Government, Police and Fortune 500 Companies During ISC West

ORLANDO, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- IDS Worldwide, Inc. (OTC: IDWD) today announced that IDS Homeland Security Divisions (HLS) introduction of HLS Biometric 384-Bit Encryption USB Flash Drive was an overwhelming success at the ISC West Security Convention. Although the security show was closed to the public HLS executives met with several key sectors leaders which the Biometric Encryption Flash Drive was developed to protect. HLS executives met with Government Agencies such as the Army and private sector company executives from Martin Marietta.

HLS was also pleasantly surprised that one of the huge sectors that this proprietary technology was created for, police and sheriff departments, and the field laptops in patrol cars was a huge success. HLS received an immediate request for contract from a Major City Police Department for all 800 of the departments patrol cars. HLS will release the name of the police agency after HLS lawyers complete the contract request in the coming days. The contract also calls for customization of HLS technology to interface with the entire police department administration software to protect both laptops in all patrol cars and communication from those laptops to police headquarters. HLS is hiring retired FBI and Police Commanders from Major Cities to present HLS Biometric 384-Bit Encryption USB Flash Drives to Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol and Fire Department agencies to enable these agencies to have the highest level of IT Security available in the world. With well over 5 Million patrol and fire rescue vehicles needing this high level field security, this represents a very large market for HLS Leading Biometric Encryption technology.

HLS Biometric Encryption technology was further endorsed at ISC West with requests from numerous experts in the security industry ranging from security companies to security system integrators requesting to immediately become dealers and/or distributors of the highest level of IT Security in the world created by HLS.

HLS also reached several joint venture agreements with industry leaders to add additional microwave, thermal and barrier intrusion products to the HLS line of security. HLS continues to be the fastest growing security company in Asia and will introduce these new products to the security industry at the Asia Security show in Karachi, Pakistan beginning May 17.

HLS recently contracted with NEC, Cisco and Arc Solutions to build the most advanced VOIP and Video Security Monitoring Center in the world. The monitoring is projected to be completed by these 3 vendors on May 25, 2006 with an initial operation of 100 monitoring stations capable of monitoring over 100,000 accounts worldwide simultaneously. This state of the art monitoring center is part of HLS overall business model making it a world-class leader in both perimeter and IT security with its proprietary biometric technology.

HLS has already received $50 Million in orders for the Biometric Encrypted USB Flash Drive for the healthcare industry. HLS proprietary 384-Bit Encryption is the most advanced encryption available in the world and HLS is the 1st company in the world to develop a Biometric USB Flash Drive imbedded with this level of encryption technology. Making it impossible for anyone to hack into a client's desktop, laptop or server and in the event the hardware is stolen the computer cannot be turned on and the hard drive cannot be accessed without the "live beating" fingerprint of the authorized user and the encryption key associated with that user.

HLS is projecting $250 Million in 1st year sales of the Biometric Encrypted USB Flash Drive Worldwide which will result in an increase of approximately $1.50 EPS for the HLS Division. Each unit sold by HLS will also generate approximately $10.00 per year in annual maintenance fees producing additional revenue in year 2 of the product launch.

IDS will release the company's decision regarding the minority equity purchase in pre-market tomorrow.

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