FC: Biometric news: U.K. cops nab teen, U.S. police try face recog

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 08:43:02 PDT

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    Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 22:38:02 -0500
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    From: Scott Schram <scottat_private>
    Subject: Boy's sentence enforced with face recognition
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    Joyrider, 14, is first tagging guinea pig
    A joyrider aged 14 became the first persistent young offender to be
    punished with a "Big Brother" surveillance programme yesterday.
    The advanced Home Office-funded computer system can recognise
    youths' faces if they appear on town-centre CCTV cameras. It also
    has a computerised voice recognition system that telephones the
    juvenile at various times of the day to check they are where they
    are supposed to be.
    Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 10:49:57 -0400
    To: Declan McCullagh <declanat_private>
    From: Chris Hoofnagle <hoofnagleat_private>
    Subject: Police purchase more biometric tech
    Dear Declan,
    This may be of interest to you and subscribers of Politechbot:
    PRN> Imagis and ORION Chosen to Install Biometric Solutions in Huntington Beach
    July 10, 2001 ~ 21:45:12 - CTX
    VANCOUVER, Jul 10, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Imagis Technologies Inc. 
    ("Imagis"), a global independent software developer of biometric solutions, 
    announced today that with its business partner, ORION Scientific Systems, 
    have been chosen to provide an integrated imaging-based law enforcement 
    solution to the Huntington Beach Police Department in California. IMAGIS 
    will provide a completely integrated law enforcement suite including the 
    CABS Computerized Arrest and Booking System, ID-2000 Facial Recognition 
    Software, Regional Data-Sharing, and CABS Cruiser for wireless transmission 
    of record and image information to patrol cars.
    The law enforcement system will provide the Huntington Beach Police 
    officers, beat-cops, and detectives with current arrest information and 
    photographs, available at any time and in any location by using laptops, 
    internet protocols and secure wireless delivery and communications. The 
    state-of-the-art products and services include biometric facial 
    recognition, image, and database management, giving officers invaluable 
    investigative tools in their law enforcement and surveillance work.
    The installation is expected to be operational this month. The Huntington 
    Beach Police Department is located in Orange County and has 240 sworn officers.
    About IMAGIS
    IMAGIS Technologies Inc. is a public company offering state-of-the-art 
    software technology for biometric facial recognition and image management. 
    Imagis systems can be found in numerous sites worldwide, including law 
    enforcement agencies, casinos, correctional institutions, international 
    airports, and government offices. Imagis' ID-2000 facial recognition 
    technology forms the basis of some of the world's largest digital imaging 
    Imagis' software is designed to work wherever possible with existing 
    hardware, while interfacing seamlessly with other software products to 
    provide clients with highly effective imaging solutions. It is marketed 
    through a global network of business partners.
    Imagis is committed to providing its customers and partners with high 
    performance imaging technology, created and supported by professionals, who 
    understand the increasing need in the market for advanced biometric-based 
    security. http://www.ImagisTechnologies.com.
    About ORION
    ORION Scientific Systems, an international software consulting firm located 
    in Sacramento, California, is a multidisciplinary research, analysis, 
    consulting, and software development firm that specializes in solving 
    complex, information processing based problems - particularly those 
    encountered by decision-makers, business managers, and operations or 
    support activities. Orion has been developing high-end state of the art 
    information processing and intelligence systems for the United States 
    Government for over 20 years. In addition, Orion has been a leader in the 
    Web based network systems adapting many of its existing systems to web 
    based technology as well as developing tools and applications to serve this 
    growing environment. http://www.orionsci.com.
    On behalf of the Board
    "Sandra Buschau"
    Corporate Secretary
    The Canadian Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept 
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
    SOURCE Imagis Technologies Inc.
    CONTACT: Sandra Buschau, VP Investor Relations of Imagis Technologies,
    604-684-4691, or sandyat_private
    URL: http://www.ImagisTechnologies.comhttp://www.prnewswire.com
    Copyright (C) 2001 PR Newswire. All rights reserved.
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