Aware Supplies Saudi Arabia with Biometrics Software to Help Facilitate Pilgrimage Travel

   Aware Supplies Saudi Arabia with Biometrics Software to Help Facilitate
                              Pilgrimage Travel

Aware-based solution uses biometrics to improve management of temporary visits
to the Kingdom for the Hajj and other purposes

PR Newswire

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 4, 2013

BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE), a
leading global provider of biometrics software and services, today announced
that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has begun
deployment of several of Aware's COTS biometrics software products as part of
an update to their visa issuance management process. The new system utilizes
Aware's Biometric Services Platform (BioSP™), as well as Universal
Registration Client (URC) and related APIs. BioSP is a modular, centralized,
service-oriented application used to implement workflows and manage data
exchange between various government departments. URC is a biometric enrollment
application that will operate on hundreds of workstations at consulates and
visa service centers globally to collect biometrics from potential visitors to
Saudi Arabia. Aware served as the principal subcontractor to Fujitsu Arabia
Ltd. on the project. Aware also recently announced that it supplied products
and services to Fujitsu for a similarly-scoped biometric visa applicant
screening system deployed in Canada.

"The new system in Saudi Arabia highlights the scalability of Aware's
biometric services platform, designed to handle as many as sixteen thousand
biometric enrollments in a single hour," commented Rob Mungovan, Vice
President at Aware. "The deployment serves as yet another example of Aware's
COTS products and subcontracted services being used by an integrator to
successfully field an advanced, biometrics-enabled visa issuance solution."

About Aware
Aware is a leading provider of biometrics software products and development
services to governments, system integrators, and solution providers globally.
Our products include SDKs, software components, workstation applications, and
a modular, centralized, service-oriented platform. They fulfill a broad range
of functions critical to biometric authentication and search, including face,
fingerprint, and iris autocapture, image quality assurance, data compliance,
capture hardware peripheral abstraction, centralized data processing and
workflow, subsystem connectivity, and biometric matching algorithms. The
products are used to enable identity-centric security solutions with
biometrics for applications including border management, credentialing and
access control, intelligence and defense, and law enforcement. Aware is a
publicly held company (Nasdaq: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

See Aware's website for more information about our biometrics software
products.

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.

Aware and BioSP are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aware, Inc.
Any other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective
owners.

SOURCE Aware, Inc.

Website: http://www.aware.com
Contact: David Benini, Aware, Inc., 781-276-4000, dbenini@aware.com
 
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