Identity Management & Biometrics Expert Bill Willis of ImageWare Systems to Speak at Advanced Identification Systems 2006 Conference

SAN DIEGO-ImageWare Systems, Inc. (AMEX:IW – News), a leading developer of identity management solutions, today announced its Executive Vice President, Bill Willis, will be speaking at the Advanced Identification Systems 2006 conference being held December 6 – 8 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia.

As a recognized biometrics and identity management expert, Mr. Willis will present under the session entitled, “Embracing Next Generation Biometrics Today” on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Willis will provide a new outlook on how to achieve a cohesive biometric identity management solution while addressing the challenges of interoperability, integration and security within mission-critical applications. Whether it is government, public safety, transportation or corporate enterprises, these solutions and services should enable users to create a record of identity, identify and verify, and then use or manage that identity for specific purposes: secure access from doorway to desktop, speed investigations, conduct background checks, or create secure IDs.

ImageWare will also be demonstrating its flexible and scalable identity management solutions including its biometric and secure credential capabilities used worldwide by government, aviation, border control and law enforcement organizations for identification and verification purposes.

The company’s IWS(TM) Biometric Engine(TM) is a biometric identity management platform for multi-biometric searching and matching. Its multi-biometric enrollment, management and authentication platform allows users to biometrically search and match populations of unlimited sizes for identity confirmation. Searches can be 1:1 (Verification), 1:N (Identification), X:N (Investigative) and N:N (Population Management). IWS Biometric Engine is technology agnostic, enabling users to employ biometric devices and algorithms from virtually any vendor, as well as support the combination of the following biometric types, including: single fingerprint, Livescan fingerprint, 2D face, 3D face, iris, palm scan, finger vein, palm vein, hand geometry, palm, DNA, signature, voice, and retina. The IWS Biometric Engine currently supports more than 100 devices and methods of biometric acquisition and 70 biometric algorithms.

The Advanced Identification Systems 2006 conference is the leading international technical conference designed to break new ground in the discussion and advancement of identification systems, solutions, products, and document/ID technology by bringing together leading industry experts, government, investors, and technology-minded organizations. For more information on the event please visit:

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc. (AMEX:IW – News) is a leading developer and provider of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential, law enforcement and digital imaging technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, the Company’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 licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare’s digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint Livescan and investigative capabilities. The Company also provides comprehensive digital workflow solutions for the professional photography industry. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Washington DC and Canada. For more information visit

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