Visiphor Corporation
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Visiphor Corporation

September 12, 2005 07:00 ET

Visiphor Commences Second Contract With U.S. Department Of Homeland Security-Provides Further Details On North American Contracts Worth $1.9M

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 12, 2005) - Visiphor Corporation ("Visiphor") (TSX VENTURE:VIS)(OTCBB:VISRF)(DE:IGYA) announced today that it has been selected by the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a data integration and federated query capability for the Arizona Border Control Initiative (ABCI).

This seed project will offer new and streamlined accessibility to information currently maintained in separate, unconnected systems. These systems are used to track immigration and customs information, criminal and terrorism watch lists, and general border law enforcement data. Development and implementation activities have begun, with an end-user trial to begin during the fourth quarter of 2005 and lasting for a period of approximately 30 days.

For this initial project, Visiphor will provide professional services (development, training and implementation) and software licenses, totaling USD$340,000 (CDN$395,000).

This engagement follows a CDN$350,000 contract that the DHS Metadata Center of Excellence awarded to Visiphor in June of this year to design and deploy a metadata (data describing data) repository and a federated query/information sharing capability.

Visiphor currently has contracts underway with Irving Police Department in Texas; Fulton County in Georgia; Marin County and the San Leandro, Fullerton, and Fremont Police Departments in California. These are in addition to the two DHS contracts, the previously announced RAIN project in Washington State and the PRIME project with the Province of British Columbia. These combined contracts total the $1.9 million in sales orders announced in the news release dated August 11, 2005 that were not included in the company's June 30, 2005 quarterly financial statement revenues.

About Visiphor

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Visiphor specializes in providing solutions that enable data integration and information sharing. Through the use of widely accepted and adopted standards, Visiphor seamlessly links real-time information from many different systems into a single, understandable context. The core technology used to accomplish this is the Briyante Integration Environment (BIE). Numerous production deployments of BIE have demonstrated remarkable reductions in the time, complexity, and risk often associated with large scale integration projects. The broad ranging applicability of BIE into a variety of areas (health care, financial services, government services, telecommunications, etc.) has been clearly demonstrated by recent, highly successful deployments in the United States and Canada.

The company also provides applications to automate law enforcement procedures and evidence handling that often incorporate Visiphor's proprietary facial recognition algorithms and tools. Visiphor's law enforcement automation systems are deployed in Canada, the United Kingdom, United States, Mexico and the Far East.

Visiphor is a Microsoft Certified Partner.

For information about Imagis or the company's products and services, please refer to www.visiphor.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"Roy Trivett"

President and CEO, Visiphor Corporation

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