BI2 Technologies of Plymouth, Mass. Begins Implementation of MORIS(TM)

Biometric Intelligence & Identification Technologies (BI2 Technologies) of Plymouth, Massachusetts announced that they have implemented MORIS™, the company's patent-pending, first-of-its-kind in the world iPhone-based Mobile and Wireless Multi-Modal Biometric Offender Recognition and Information device and system.

MORIS™ ( is being implemented at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department (MA) and City of Brockton Police Department (MA) in addition to a new facial recognition system that is part of a Statewide Facial Recognition contract award from the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association (MSA). Under the MSA award, BI2 will be implementing a new facial recognition system in all fourteen (14) County Sheriffs' Departments and up to twenty-eight (28) individual police departments across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

BI2 Technologies' iris biometric technologies are already being used by state and local law enforcement agencies in forty-seven (47) states and have been officially endorsed by the National Sheriffs' Association.

City of Brockton Police Chief, William K. Conlon said, "This is the wave of the future. It will complement and enhance the capabilities of our existing fingerprint and iris recognition biometric systems. And, with the addition MORIS™, our officers will be able to enroll and compare the unique descriptive features contained in the face against a database of individuals to determine identity and criminal information in seconds, out in the community, using the wireless multi-modal biometric capability on the iPhone."

Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, Jr. said, "The ability to provide law enforcement with this kind of wireless biometric capability on a device like the iPhone is simply amazing. I liken it to an iPhone on steroids. MORIS™ provides mobile and wireless multi-modal biometric capability on an iPhone. Initially, MORIS™ has a full facial recognition system and, over the next couple of months, we will begin to activate and use the iris recognition, and then fingerprint matching capabilities, in the field on an iPhone."

Sean G. Mullin, president and CEO of BI2 Technologies said, "Our secure and encrypted, web-based iris biometric network currently enables law enforcement agencies to positively identify offenders, suspects, gang members, convicted sex offenders and illegal aliens in seconds. With the combination of iris, facial and fingerprint biometric capabilities - on an exceptional platform like the iPhone - law enforcement finally has the capabilities that, until now, has been the stuff of science fiction novels, futuristic movies and entertaining but unrealistic prime-time crime shows. MORIS™ is about to change all that."

Mullin continued, "As the nation's leading provider of iris biometric technology to state and local law enforcement, this award and first of-its-kind project in the nation represents the next step in the enhancement in our suite of public safety biometric solutions. Our solutions are multi-modal. Each of the leading biometric technologies - fingerprint, iris and facial - have specific strengths and weaknesses. We believe the ability to harness and combine the strength of each biometric ensures that law enforcement has the accurate and timely information they need to better protect the public. That's why we developed MORIS™ (Mobile Offender Recognition and Identification System) and that's why the response from the federal, state and local law enforcement community to our hand-held, wireless, multi-modal biometric capability on the iPhone has been so overwhelming."

BI2 Technologies' will be implementing the biometric industry's leading provider of facial recognition technologies, Animetrics, Inc., of Conway, New Hampshire. Animetrics, Inc. is the de facto world leader in 2D-3D Face technologies with patented 2D-3D face recognition technologies. Animetrics' vision is highly accurate identification of natural and uncontrolled face images acquired from all camera forms.

Paul Schuepp, president of Animetrics said, "With our unique technologies and proven performance within the U.S. Department of Defense, Animetrics' has created the next generation face identification capability using complete and natural information of the face in a three dimensional view. Animetrics matching algorithms uses their 2D and 3D face biometric templates that are unsurpassed in the world and address precisely the issues faced in the intensely challenging environmental conditions in which Sheriffs, state and local police departments, jails and prisons operate. Having our FaceR™ application running on MORIS™ and the iPhone puts this capability where it is most needed - in law enforcement's hands on the streets."

Mullin concluded, "We expect to have the new facial recognition system completely implemented across the Commonwealth by the fall of 2010. But, we are implementing MORIS™ now because the demand and need for this remarkable technology is overwhelming."

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