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SAN DIEGO, California – November 10, 2017 – ImageWare Systems, Inc. (ImageWare or IWS) (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has been awarded patent numbers 2870254 & 2600388 by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for the ImageWare Biometric Engine®. This patent brings the total issued patents for IWS to 22 and conveys intellectual property rights to the creation of a multi-modal, agnostic biometric authentication system to ImageWare in the country of Canada.

ImageWare’s ImageWare Biometric Engine® is the first and only truly multi-modal, device and algorithm independent, biometric software platform. It is a highly scalable technology that enables government, commercial enterprises, and consumers to biometrically search and match populations for identity authentication. The platform is a hardware and algorithm-agnostic system that allows users to achieve identity authentication through an array of enrolled biometric types, including: finger, face, iris, palm, signature, DNA, voice, 3D face, and retina.

“ImageWare’s history and passion for innovation in the biometric field continues and we are gratified by the issuance of such a foundational patent in the country of Canada on our groundbreaking ImageWare Biometric Engine” said Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare. “Now, more than ever, it is critical to protect our data and our identities by using biometric authentication that verifies our identity as legitimate and that is precisely what our patented products supply.”

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.
ImageWare Systems 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 patented biometric product line includes a highly scalable, multi-modal biometric engine capable of working with a wide array of sensors, modalities, and algorithms. ImageWare’s identity management products are used for secure credentials, national IDs, passports, driver’s licenses, and smart cards as well as both application and physical access control systems. ImageWare products support a wide range of biometric modalities including face, voice, fingerprint, eye, DNA, and more.

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

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