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ImageWare Systems Granted Patents in Canada and Australia for Multi-Modal Biometric Platform

SAN DIEGO, California – June 30, 2015 – ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has been awarded patent number 2,588,078 by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and patent number 2005307863 by the Patent Office of Australia for technology used in the company’s multi-modal biometric ID and authorization system. This technology is marketed by ImageWare as the Biometric Engine®. Imageware had also been previously awarded the patent on this technology in the United States.

The ImageWare Biometric Engine® is a real-time, highly scalable, high performance database supporting enrollment and multiple kinds of biometrics. It is algorithm independent and protects a user’s technology investment by allowing new and improved biometric algorithms as well as new biometric modalities to be added without impacting the rest of an identity solution.

“Our unique and patented biometric technology offers users customizable security solutions to support population databases of unlimited sizes, as well as a wide variety of biometric types,” said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. “As the need for security continues to rise with the evolution of technology, these patents, along with the rest of our technology portfolio, enable us to capitalize on this fast-growing industry and affirms our position as a leader in multi-modal biometrics in our home market as well as abroad.”

The ImageWare Biometric Engine is a scalable technology that enables government and commercial enterprises to biometrically search and match populations for identity confirmation. The platform is a hardware and algorithm agnostic system that allows users to achieve identity confirmation through an array of enrolled biometric types, including: finger, face, iris, hand geometry, palm, signature, DNA, voice, 3D face, and retina.

The ImageWare Biometric Engine is available as a web-based solution, as well as a software developer’s kit that enables system integrators to build custom applications or incorporate the functionality into existing applications.

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) is a leading developer of mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare’s biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare’s identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials, including national IDs, passports, driver’s licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare’s digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint livescan and investigative capabilities.

ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario. For more information on ImageWare Systems, Inc., please visit

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