Viisage and Firstec form business alliance

AUGUST 11--Viisage Technology Inc. (Littleton, MA; www.viisage.com), a provider of identity-verification platforms, has formed a business alliance with Firstec, a Korean provider of facial-recognition technology.

Aug 11th, 2003

AUGUST 11--Viisage Technology Inc. (Littleton, MA;www.viisage.com), a provider of identity-verification platforms, has formed a business alliance with Firstec, a Korean provider of facial-recognition technology. For Viisage, the alliance extends its global presence and enables the company to penetrate the Korean and Asia-Pacific markets. Viisage's identify verification platforms have been installed at law-enforcement, government, and civil and commercial agencies worldwide.

Says Bernard Bailey, president and CEO of Viisage, "This alliance with Firstec underscores our commitment to strengthening a global network of direct and indirect channels capable of extending Viisage's position within the identity verification market." Asia-Pacific is among the fastest-growing regions for adoption of identity-verification platforms as new border security and criminal and civil identification requirements rapidly evolve.

"The demand for identity-verification solutions is quickly expanding beyond the Korean peninsula into other corners of the region," says Hong-Real Kang, vice president, Facial Recognition and Security Division at Firstec. "We will leverage Viisage's technology and expertise to meet the needs of this emerging marketplace."

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