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Lenel and Bioscrypt Team to Deliver Fingerprint Biometrics Solutions for Access Control

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and TORONTO, Oct. 9 /CNW/ – Lenel(R)Systems International, Inc. and Bioscrypt Inc. announced today the


availability of a new family of fully integrated fingerprint biometrics solutions for facility access control. Called Bioscrypt OnGuard, the new line up integrates Bioscrypt’s awarding-winning fingerprint biometrics technology and Veri-Series readers with Lenel’s OnGuard Total Security Knowledge Management Solutions(TM) portfolio. Through a co-marketing agreement with Bioscrypt Inc., Lenel will seamlessly integrate and resell the Bioscrypt readers, and the two leaders will jointly promote the new family of products.

“Our agreement with Bioscrypt is significant because it addresses the growing demand we see for biometrics in access systems, and gives our customers immediate access to the most reliable and accurate technology available,” said Rudy Prokupets, chief technology officer and executive vice president of Research & Development at Lenel Systems International, Inc.

Bioscrypt OnGuard is a fully integrated fingerprint biometric solution for facility access. Here’s how it works. When facility access is desired, the individual presents a smart card, proximity card or pin number, depending on the type of reader being utilized, and the device will prompt the individual to present his or her fingerprint; the fingerprint is then verified in real time against the biometric data on record. If there is a match, access is granted by the OnGuard system based on the cardholder’s permission levels. Based on the customer’s needs, options are available to securely store access fingerprint records on smart cards or at the OnGuard intelligent access controller.

The actual devices that scan the finger, known collectively as Bioscrypt’s Veri-Series, are a diverse line of integrated fingerprint readers that includes:


– V-Smart iCLASS(TM), integrated fingerprint reader with HID iCLASS smart card technology
– V-Smart, integrated MIFARE(R) smart card and fingerprint readers
– V-Flex, add-on fingerprint solutions for existing Wiegand based readers

With Bioscrypt OnGuard, these readers are now seamlessly integrated with a

total security management solution that combines the power of access control, alarm monitoring, ID card production and personnel management. This means customers have one system to administer, one user interface, one cardholder enrollment process and one database to manage for all of these functions. Designed for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP, Lenel OnGuard features an open systems architecture, client/server design, support of multiple access control hardware devices, and unlimited capacities for cardholders, card readers, PC workstations and alarm inputs.

“Lenel’s decision to add our readers into their family of solutions presents a great opportunity for their existing customers to step up to biometrics for access control,” said Julia Webb, vice president of global sales and marketing for Bioscrypt.

In August Bioscrypt dominated the international FVC 2002, Fingerprint Verification Competition, the largest independent evaluation of fingerprint matching technologies ever conducted with 31 entrants. Bioscrypt won the overall event with the best algorithm, and won 19 of the 24 available gold medals awarded for both accuracy and speed between its two entries. In May, Frost & Sullivan named Bioscrypt as the global leader in the rapidly growing fingerprint scanning biometrics market for 2001.

About Lenel Systems International
Lenel Systems International, headquartered in Rochester, New York, is the world’s leading provider of security software solutions for global enterprises in technology, transportation, finance, petrochemicals, communication, pharmaceuticals, government, education and manufacturing. With more than 4,000 systems implemented in 50 countries throughout six continents, Lenel’s OnGuard(R) Total Security Knowledge Management Solutions(TM) have become the preferred choice for such security-conscious organizations as Cisco Systems, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark Airports, Microsoft and the United States Navy. OnGuard’s scalable and customizable open-architecture systems enable both remote (Internet) and on-site management of data security, premises security, ID/credential management, alarm monitoring, intrusion detection, visitor management, physical asset management and digital surveillance video. More information about Lenel and its products can be found on its corporate website at www.lenel.com.

About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT) is a leading provider of advanced fingerprint technology. The company’s solutions combine the convenience of touch with the high security of fingerprint-based biometrics for simple and secure access to facilities, equipment and information. Using the “bioscrypt on board(TM)” brand, the company offers packaged products, OEM components and software licensing to leading security solution manufacturers and integrators worldwide for physical, wireless and network security applications. Among the many cutting-edge companies and partners using Bioscrypt technology are the U.S. Army, NASA, Continental Airlines, Intel, Atmel, and HID Corporation. Bioscrypt’s patented technology is interoperable with leading fingerprint sensors and is both platform and operating system independent. Bioscrypt is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BYT. For more information, visit the Bioscrypt Web site at www.bioscrypt.com.


Forward-looking (safe harbour) statement Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as “believes”, “plans”, “expects” or “intends” and other statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. Bioscrypt Inc., Bioscrypt, V-Smart, V-Flex and bioscrypt on board are trademarks of Bioscrypt Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks referenced herein are properties of their respective owners.

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