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CAMARILLO, Calif., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Zebra Technologies
Corporation (Nasdaq: ZBRA), a worldwide leader in bar code labeling solutions
and card printers, today announced that Viisage Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: VISG)
will enable the State of Mississippi to issue tamper-resistant, secure
driver’s licenses and authorized state IDs at the point of issuance by
installing Zebra’s Eltron brand card printers in 90 driver’s license stations
throughout the state during 2002.
The license program specifies the new Eltron P520 printer and related
supplies for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety offices. Viisage
Technology, a leader in the emerging field of biometrics and in providing
secure digital identification systems and solutions, is the systems integrator
for the project.
To issue tamper-resistant, secure and authenticated credentials at offices
throughout the state, Mississippi required a printer with dual-sided printing
capability for digital photos, signatures, holograms, and bar codes, plus the
ability to encode magnetic stripes and apply a protective overlaminate. The
P520 meets all of these requirements. The tamper-resistant cards printed with
P520 printers last five years or more and can withstand a variety of stresses
including abrasion, UV exposure, temperature extremes, water, and chemicals,
bending and folding.
Tom Colatosti, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viisage
Technology, stated, “We are pleased to work closely with Zebra on this
important project. Their unique understanding of Mississippi’s quality and
reliability requirements made them our vendor of choice.”
Veraje Anjargolian, Zebra’s VP and General Manager of the Card Printer
Business Unit, stated, “This is the third of three state driver’s license
programs that we have announced in tandem with Viisage in the last two months.
The quality of Zebra’s printing and service support is well matched with
Viisage’s system integration and support capabilities to best serve the
citizens of Maryland, South Carolina and, now, Mississippi.”
About Viisage Technology
Viisage Technology is the world leader in biometric face-recognition
technology and identification systems and solutions that enhance consumer
convenience, improve security and protect personal privacy. Originally
developed at MIT, Viisage’s patented, accurate, non-intrusive and cost-
effective face-recognition technology is widely acknowledged for its unmatched
performance including speed in real-time applications, scalability for
managing large image databases, and systems integration for complete customer
Viisage delivers annually through 1,500 U.S. systems in 1,200 locations in
15 states, more than 25 million high-quality and high-security digital-
identification documents for government agencies responsible for issuing
drivers’ licenses, social services cards and law enforcement credentials.
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation delivers innovative and reliable on-demand
printing solutions to businesses and governments in more than 90 countries
around the world. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra(R)-brand
thermal bar code label and receipt printers and Eltron(R)-brand plastic card
printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved
quality, lower costs and better customer service. Information about Zebra’s
Eltron card printers can be found at http://www.eltroncards.com . Information about
Zebra Technologies can be found at http://www.zebracorporation.com .
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