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Zebra's Eltron Card Printers Selected to Produce Mississippi Driver's Licenses

Friday, May 31, 2002

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CAMARILLO, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Zebra Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a worldwide leader in bar code labeling solutions and card printers, today announced that Viisage Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: VISG) will enable the State of Mississippi to issue tamper-resistant, secure driver’s licenses and authorized state IDs at the point of issuance by installing Zebra’s Eltron brand card printers in 90 driver’s license stations throughout the state during 2002.

The license program specifies the new Eltron P520 printer and related supplies for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety offices. Viisage Technology, a leader in the emerging field of biometrics and in providing secure digital identification systems and solutions, is the systems integrator for the project.

To issue tamper-resistant, secure and authenticated credentials at offices throughout the state, Mississippi required a printer with dual-sided printing capability for digital photos, signatures, holograms, and bar codes, plus the ability to encode magnetic stripes and apply a protective overlaminate. The P520 meets all of these requirements. The tamper-resistant cards printed with P520 printers last five years or more and can withstand a variety of stresses including abrasion, UV exposure, temperature extremes, water, and chemicals, bending and folding.

Tom Colatosti, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viisage Technology, stated, “We are pleased to work closely with Zebra on this important project. Their unique understanding of Mississippi’s quality and reliability requirements made them our vendor of choice.”

Veraje Anjargolian, Zebra’s VP and General Manager of the Card Printer Business Unit, stated, “This is the third of three state driver’s license programs that we have announced in tandem with Viisage in the last two months. The quality of Zebra’s printing and service support is well matched with Viisage’s system integration and support capabilities to best serve the citizens of Maryland, South Carolina and, now, Mississippi.”

About Viisage Technology
Viisage Technology is the world leader in biometric face-recognition technology and identification systems and solutions that enhance consumer convenience, improve security and protect personal privacy. Originally developed at MIT, Viisage’s patented, accurate, non-intrusive and cost- effective face-recognition technology is widely acknowledged for its unmatched performance including speed in real-time applications, scalability for managing large image databases, and systems integration for complete customer solutions.

Viisage delivers annually through 1,500 U.S. systems in 1,200 locations in 15 states, more than 25 million high-quality and high-security digital- identification documents for government agencies responsible for issuing drivers’ licenses, social services cards and law enforcement credentials.

About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation delivers innovative and reliable on-demand printing solutions to businesses and governments in more than 90 countries around the world. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra(R)-brand thermal bar code label and receipt printers and Eltron(R)-brand plastic card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs and better customer service. Information about Zebra’s Eltron card printers can be found at . Information about Zebra Technologies can be found at .

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