SOURCE: FacePrint Global Solutions

February 13, 2006 06:30 ET

National Crime Victims' Group Hails EZ-FACE as a Breakthrough for Crime Victims Everywhere

FRESNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2006 -- A national crime victims' organization that led relief efforts immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City is hailing EZ-FACE as a breakthrough for crime victims and missing children, saying the 3D facial imagery software created by FacePrint Global Solutions (FGS) (OTC BB: FCPG) is a "technological breakthrough for crime victims everywhere."

"You've got our endorsement," said Gary Rosenfeldt, who, with his wife, Sharon, runs Victims of Violence (VOV), Canadian Centre for Missing Children -- one of Canada's most influential crime victims' groups. The Rosenfeldts were shown the Beta version of EZ-FACE in Ottawa, and after the presentation, Gary Rosenfeldt described the product as "absolutely amazing. The aging feature is unbelievable, and I see that as an extremely useful tool for the work we do in trying to find missing kids. EZ-FACE is really going to help us."

The EZ-FACE aging feature described by Rosenfeldt allows for facial composites to appear in various stages of aging -- a feature that police say is crucial when they are searching for a suspect, and the only mug shot they have is 20 years old.

The Rosenfeldts are no strangers to tragedy. In 1981, their 16-year-old son, Daryn, was one of 11 children abducted and murdered by a serial killer in British Columbia, Canada. This prompted the couple to launch VOV, after they saw that services to families of crime victims left a lot to be desired.

The day after the twin towers fell in New York City, the Rosenfeldts drove to Ground Zero, where they launched relief efforts with local authorities to help locate Canadian victims and assist families who needed information about their loved ones. They ended up as one of the main Canadian contacts between rescue teams, Canadian authorities and the families of missing victims, providing food, money, hotel accommodations and on-site trauma assistance.

VOV ( is already quite familiar with EZ-FACE creator Pierre Cote. Rosenfeldt was one of the first people to use Cote's inaugural facial imagery product in 1998, when FACES, The Ultimate Composite Picture was released and went on to be used by more than 150,000 police and forensic authorities around the world.

"I work with a lot of photographs when we deal with missing kids, and while FACES was amazing, EZ-FACE is outstanding. It's like an elastic FACES," said Rosenfeldt, who also is a regular lecturer at the Canadian Police College and Carleton University in Ottawa.

Cote said he was delighted to receive VOV's endorsement, adding that VOV is a respected organization that will be able to make good use of EZ-FACE.

EZ-FACE is the world's first Internet-access law enforcement-dedicated composite picture program. The product is currently in its final phase of development. The team at FGS is excited with the progress of its revolutionary product, which is on the verge of undergoing Beta testing and public endorsement by several top police departments across the United States.

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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