L-1 Identity Solutions Receives $8.3 Million Order for Handheld Biometric Devices

L-1 Identity Solutions, a provider of identity solutions and services, received an US$8.3 million order for HIIDE 4.0 (Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment) biometric enrollment and recognition devices. This order is part of an existing requirements contract with the U.S. Army's Space Program Office (ASPO) and was first announced by L-1 in April 2007. Delivery will begin in the first quarter of 2009 and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2009.

"Our HIIDE devices are pervasive in areas of conflict around the world and are in high demand by the warfighter and peacekeeper alike,” said Robert LaPenta, Chairman, President and CEO of L-1 Identity Solutions. “The performance of the HIIDE in the field has made it an indispensible tool for preventing our enemies from hiding behind false identities, a disguise that enables them to move easily across borders in order to perpetuate terrorism and crime.”

HIIDE is the world's first rugged hand-held biometric enrollment and recognition device providing real-time identification using iris, finger and face biometrics. More than 7,500 devices are currently fielded into areas of conflict around the world. The device uses the highly accurate Daugman algorithm for biometric matching.

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