Honeywell Installs AXCESS I.D. Technology for Military Base Entry to Provide Real Time Personnel and Vehicle I.D. While Vehicle Is Moving
Long Traffic Line Problem Exists at Hundreds of Military Bases Worldwide
DALLAS, TX, April 23, 2003 -- AXCESS Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXSI) was selected by Honeywell and the U.S. Marine Corps to provide wireless identification credentials to speed up base access for authorized base personnel. The system at MCBH Camp H.M. Smith will allow real-time personnel and vehicle verification or rejection while the vehicle is moving. The system is now being evaluated by the Naval Surface Warfare Center as a common approach to reducing the long wait times for base entry. A final report is expected to be available to all of the Department of Defense by October.
According to an article published in the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division's newspaper Flash Point, "Project S-Gate -- Improving Base Security", the previous approach to base access was "manpower intensive and lacked the flexibility required during increased force protection condition levels" post 9/11. Long traffic lines for base entry, with wait-times lasting more than an hour, have had a negative impact on the local community and raised force protection concerns outside the base".
"This problem exists at hundreds of bases worldwide, so we are very interested in providing a remedy here and one that can be replicated elsewhere", commented Jennifer Fortner, the Project Manager from the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Indian Head, Maryland. "The AXCESS system gives us the necessary high speed access while identifying both the car and the driver in a single solution. Results from our testing to date have been very encouraging."
As the vehicle approaches the base's gate, the AXCESS activation antenna automatically wakes up the I.D. credentials for both the person and the car they are driving. A new tri-band imaging camera from Honeywell does a facial scan remotely and the system determines if there is a match. A positive match means the system matched the database picture from the AXCESS I.D. tag with the facial scan. "The system will be tuned to perform at a 0% false acceptance rate, while minimizing the fault rejection rate. This will significantly enhance the flow of traffic onto the base and reduce the manpower requirement," according to the article.
The AXCESS I.D. is based on patented radio frequency identification (RFID) tagging technology, sold under the ActiveTagTM label. When activated, the wireless I.D.'s transmit automatically over long distances enabling faster access for personnel and vehicles. The I.D.'s contain embedded batteries (which characterize them as "active" tags) that transmit a unique identifier that can be easily linked into existing access systems and enhance biometric access technologies.
More information is available on the company's web site at http://www.axsi.com.
About AXCESS Inc.
AXCESS Inc., headquartered in greater Dallas, Texas, provides intelligent electronic security surveillance systems that locate, identify, track, monitor, count, and protect people, assets, and vehicles. The network-based systems reduce loss, liability, and security system costs, while boosting effectiveness and extending system coverage. AXCESS utilizes two patented and integrated technologies: battery-powered wireless tagging (commonly referred to as Active-Radio Frequency Identification or RFID) and network-based, streaming digital video (or CCTV). A particular focus is on automatic incident detection, recording, and notification. The main applications are network-based security video recording and surveillance, automatic personnel and vehicle access control, and automatic electronic article surveillance (EAS) asset management and protection. AXCESS is a VennWorks LLC partner company.
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The Company has no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this news release.
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