US Navy Deploys Mobile Biometric Solution Provided by Aware
A multi-year project initiated as a SBIR yields a ground-breaking software
application powering a DoD "Program of Record" for a mobile biometric solution
BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2013
BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a
leading global provider of biometrics software and services, today announced
that the US Navy has deployed a mobile biometric solution supplied by Aware as
part of the Navy's Identity Dominance program. The solution includes a
hardware-agnostic software application developed by Aware to operate on
third-party ruggedized biometric capture devices. The application uses
software APIs that are part of Aware's COTS SDK product offerings, and
provides a user interface designed specifically for use by military personnel
in challenging environments. Aware also supplies the Navy with its Biometric
Services Platform (BioSP), which is used by the Navy to centrally manage and
update the software on the devices.
The development of the software application was funded through multiple phases
of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award initially won by Aware in
2010. As a key supplier to the program, Aware procures third-party hardware,
installs and tests the software on the devices, and delivers a complete
solution to the US Navy. The effort was an SBIR success story. This project
led to the procurement of the first mobile biometric solution in the
Department of Defense to achieve the status of "Program of Record," and is one
of a small number of Programs of Record for biometric solutions. Less than 5%
of SBIR awards lead to a "Phase III" production stage, and many fewer lead to
Programs of Record.
"The successful Navy deployment represents a major achievement for our team,
and demonstrates Aware's ability to execute at several levels on large,
complex projects," commented Rob Mungovan, Vice President of Aware's
Biometrics and Imaging group. "We're pleased to see the solution at work in
the field, and look forward to future opportunities to leverage our deep
expertise in mobile biometrics."
Aware will provide demonstrations of its software products in its booth at the
Biometrics Consortium Conference and Technology Expo taking place September
17-19 in Tampa.
Aware is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development
services to governments, system integrators, and product suppliers globally.
Aware's software is used to enable identity-focused security solutions with
advanced image and data processing functionality for applications including
border management, credentialing and access control, intelligence and defense,
and law enforcement. Aware also provides medical imaging software products to
the healthcare industry, as well as several advanced imaging solutions in
other vertical markets. Aware is a publicly held company (Nasdaq: AWRE) based
in Bedford, Massachusetts.
See Aware's website for more information about our biometrics software
Safe Harbor Warning
Portions of this release contain forward-looking statements regarding future
events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as estimates or
projections of future revenue and earnings and the growth of the biometrics
markets. Aware wishes to caution you that there are factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the results indicated by such
statements. Biometric factors include, but are not limited to: market
acceptance of our biometric technologies and products; changes in contracting
practices of government or law enforcement agencies; the failure of the
biometrics market to experience continued growth; announcements or
introductions of new technologies or products by our competitors; failures or
problems in our biometric software products; delays in the adoption of new
industry biometric standards; growth of proprietary biometric systems which do
not conform to industry standards; our ability to sell services contracts in a
manner that is consistent with our business model; our ability to deliver
service contract milestones; and our dependence on third party contractors and
consultants to deliver certain services contract milestones. We refer you to
the documents Aware files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in our annual report
on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 and other reports and
filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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