Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

AcSys Biometrics To Integrate HID’s iCLASS 13.56 Read/Write Contactless Technology Into Advanced Facial Recognition Reader

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Irvine, CA (October 17, 2002) - HID Corporation and AcSys Biometrics are developing a practical and affordable new solution for access control that combines the high security of biometrics with iCLASS, a new generation of 13.56 MHz read/write contactless smart card technology from HID.

AcSys Biometrics will integrate iCLASS contactless smart card technology into its facial recognition reader. iCLASS, optimized for access control, delivers the security and versatility of smart cards, yet retains the affordability and convenience of proximity. This new access control solution offers one-to-one biometric template authentication (one security credential and only one person who can use it).

In the new system, facial templates will be securely stored on the cards, making iCLASS smart cards portable databases that are well-suited for installations spanning multiple sites. Storing the template on the card simplifies system start-up and enables the support of unlimited populations. It also eliminates the redundant wiring requirement for biometric template management, lowering implementation costs significantly.

“One of the qualities that make iCLASS technology unique is its open architecture, which enables us to partner so easily with cutting-edge companies like AcSys Biometrics,” said Mark Scaparro, executive vice president of sales and marketing for HID.

HID Corporation, AcSys Biometrics, and LumeraCom Inc. (a licensed dealer and integrator of AcSys Biometrics facial recognition technology) have partnered to install the Intelligent Identification & Access System (IIAS) at the General Aviation and Flight Training School facility of Bill Law Aviation, located at the Greater Rochester International Airport. iCLASS technology will be integrated into a seamless, multi-dimensional security solution for general aviation and flight training operations.

This new aviation security system will provide an automated means to register and badge individuals seeking tarmac access, control vital entry and exit points to secure areas, and monitor access to those areas around-the-clock. LumeraCom will install AcSys Biometrics’ biometric facial recognition functionality with secure barrier management, as well as automated administrative, auditing, and law-enforcement notification processes.

“With strong partner technologies and companies like HID, AcSys Biometrics can enhance security solutions that provide the ultimate in personal identity authentication and employee protection,” said Barry Hodge, President of AcSys Biometrics.

Jeff Black, CEO of LumeraCom, adds, “As an FAA licensed pilot, I am well aware of the necessity for very effective and scalable security solutions for the General Aviation and Flight Training Industry. AcSys Biometrics offers the best facial recognition technology on the market today. We have combined that with a secure smart card badging system based on registered government IDs (i.e. Driver’s Licenses), to meet the needs of this vital aviation segment.”

About HID Corporation
As interest in IT secure authentication and other smart chip applications increases, HID’s credential remains the platform of choice to carry multiple applications. HID multi-technology credentials can be used throughout organizations to leverage the investment in existing systems, while providing for enhanced functionality in other areas. As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, HID has shipped over 150 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for security. Their experience in developing card technologies enables HID to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of smart card technology. For more information on HID, visit their website at

About AcSys Biometrics
AcSys Biometrics is a joint venture between NEXUS Group International Inc. and AND Corporation, the inventor and developer of Holographic/Quantum Neural Technology (HNeT). AcSys is the leading-edge provider of facial recognition through its exclusive worldwide license for face and speech recognition based on patented proprietary core software - HNeT - with applications for the financial, manufacturing, security, and medical sectors. Based in Burlington, Ontario, NEXUS is an organization focused on leading-edge technologies. Its goal is to position itself as the leader in biometric technology and other advanced fields. NEXUS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange as NXS. For more information, visit

About LumeraCom
LumeraCom is a high-technology company that provides compelling products and solutions for personal identification and security. LumeraCom is dedicated to applying the latest in technology and innovation to meet the growing need for security and mobile applications and systems. Based in Rochester, New York, LumeraCom’s solutions balance the need for biometric authorization and surveillance with a respect for personal privacy and individual integrity. For more information, please visit

HID Contact:
Nathan Cummings
Phone: 949-598-1713
Fax: 949-598-1690
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