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Wake County of Raleigh, North Carolina Selects M2SYS’ e-Vigilance Biometrics System

Advanced Technology Verifies Inmate and Visitor Identities at County Detention Center Using Single Fingerprint Capture and Matching Process

Atlanta, June 1, 2004 – M2SYS Technology, a global leader in offering cost-effective, innovative, quality-assured technology solutions for law enforcement, military and private entities, today announced that it has executed a long-term customer partnership with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office to implement its e-Vigilanceä biometrics technology. The technology will be utilized by the Sheriff’s Office at their detention center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The detention center version of e-Vigilanceä provides an airtight method to verify inmate and visitor identities at various checkpoints throughout a facility. During the enrollment process for new entries, booking officers follow an intuitive, user-friendly interface to enter simple profile information, add digital photographs, and capture two electronic fingerprint images from the individual. e-Vigilanceä then extracts the unique minutiae data from each print and stores all the information in a central intelligence repository.

Using a compact fingerprint sensor, officers can capture an individual’s single fingerprint from any workstation running the e-Vigilanceä desktop application. Through a state-of-the-art biometrics engine and optimized system design, e-Vigilanceä then conducts a one-to-many comparison search of the fingerprint against those stored in the central intelligence repository. Within seconds, the system displays the profile information of the matching individual or indicates that no match has been found. Officers are also immediately alerted of critical information pertaining to the individual, such as potential inmate threats or visitors that have outstanding warrants.

Mizan Rahman, CEO and Chief Architect for M2SYS, commented, “Wake County joins a growing customer list of forward-thinking agencies that recognize the immediate impact e-Vigilanceä has on jail security and operations. We look forward to serving their continuing needs with new and exciting biometrics solutions that enhance their law enforcement capabilities, increase efficiencies, improve productivity, and create a safer community.”

About M2SYS Technology

M2SYS Technology is a leading global provider of enterprise technology solutions and professional services. Leveraging its global resource model and technology expertise, M2SYS pursues continual research and development across various market segments to deliver cost effective, high-quality solutions and services to global enterprises and government agencies. M2SYS has developed innovative solutions in the fields of Biometrics, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Application Integration, and continues to explore new areas of advanced technology to benefit global welfare and economics.


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Kevin James
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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About the Wake County Sheriff’s Office

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office employs 480 personnel working in five divisions including Patrol, Investigative, Judicial Services, Detention and Administrative. Through these divisions the Wake County Sheriff’s Office provides patrol and investigative services as well as crime prevention, service of civil process and courtroom security. The detention division operates three separate detention facilities, which safely and securely house all persons committed to custody from anywhere in Wake County. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office, including the main Wake County Detention Center, is located in the Wake County Public Safety Center in downtown Raleigh. The Wake County Sheriff’s Office also serves as host for the Civil/Criminal Justice Automation System, which provides advanced, modern computerized criminal justice information, photos and document imaging for all law enforcement agencies in Wake County.

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