SOURCE: Bluebear Network International, Inc.

November 14, 2006 08:00 ET

Officer Receives Award for His Work With LACE

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- BlueBear Network International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLBR) is pleased to announce that Detective Constable Phil Shrewsbury-Gee of York Regional Police Service received an award for his work piloting BlueBear's innovative new software product -- LACE -- that fights child exploitation. LACE (Law Enforcement Against Child Exploitation) provides child exploitation units with the ability to automatically categorize images found on seized computer hard drives in child exploitation cases.

The award from the Toronto Chapter of ASIS was presented to Shrewsbury-Gee at its law enforcement appreciation dinner, which was held in Toronto in late October.

It was at the request of Shrewsbury-Gee that BlueBear developed an exceptional image matching capability that is one of the key component modules of LACE. Shrewsbury-Gee was also instrumental in the development of user requirements that resulted in an automated image-categorization process that saves analysts and investigators enormous amounts of time and labour. Furthermore, LACE helps process the backlog of child exploitation cases awaiting analysis and investigation in most police agencies.

As envisioned by Shrewsbury-Gee, with its integrated distributed face identification and information-sharing module, LACE can identify faces of victims and suspects in linked facial image databases. "Never again, during a child exploitation investigation will I find myself saying, where have I seen that picture or face before, LACE will show me exactly where and when I have seen all similar images," Shrewsbury-Gee said.

At the awards dinner, York Regional Police Chief Armand La Barge stated that, "York Regional Police is proud to be at the forefront in state-of-the-art technology that will revolutionize the investigation of technological crime."

Sal Khan, CEO of BlueBear, acknowledged that, "Without Phil Shrewsbury-Gee's vision, LACE would not be a product today."

York Regional Police was the first police agency in the world to start using the alpha version of LACE. The alpha trial proved to be successful and York Regional Police has decided to evaluate the beta version of LACE in conjunction with other police agencies in Ontario and across Canada.

About BlueBear Network International, Inc.: BlueBear Network International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLBR) is a Nevada company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. BlueBear develops and markets the world's first system (LACE) that automatically processes and categorizes media-evidence files from seized computer hard drives in child exploitation cases. LACE can also search and identify victims, suspects, & witnesses in police facial images databases located worldwide. For more information, visit

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