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Precise Biometrics Joins GlobalPlatform

03 September 2008 – Precise Biometrics, one of the world’s leading specialists in fingerprint recognition technology, has joined GlobalPlatform, the international smart card specification body, in order to contribute to the association’s match-on-card* biometrics activity.

Joining as an Observer Member, Precise Biometrics’ experts will participate in GlobalPlatform’s Government Task Force, contributing to the development of a white paper which will discuss the current industry standardization effort for biometrics and GlobalPlatform’s value proposition for biometric match-on-card applications. Representatives from Precise Biometrics will also have the opportunity to participate in the association’s Advisory Council meetings and, in turn, track the work of GlobalPlatform’s technical committees and influence the direction of its Task Force initiatives.

Jonas Andersson, Vice President Business Development at Precise Biometrics, said: “As match-on-card becomes an established part of the smart card market it is clear that standardization is needed. Precise Biometrics regards GlobalPlatform as the most equipped organization to drive forward an efficient and successful program to achieve interoperability and standardization within this area. We believe working within the GlobalPlatform member framework will help us create a neutral, industry-wide infrastructure for biometric smart card deployment.”

Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “Precise Biometrics is a key player in the rapidly developing biometrics industry and a welcome addition to our growing membership. It is important to view biometrics as an integral part of the smart card infrastructure and its security architecture, which makes the smart card truly personal. Having the specialized knowledge of this team on board will enable us to remain a leading forum for exchanging and extending current knowledge in this area and provide further depth to our members’ understanding of the role biometrics can play in securing smart card applications.”

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* Match-on-card is the concept of both matching and storing fingerprints on a single token to establish the physical presence of an individual.

About Precise Biometrics

Precise Biometrics is an innovative company offering solutions for fingerprint recognition to prove people's identities. With top-of-the-line expertise in fingerprint verification, Precise Biometrics offers fast, accurate and secure authentication of a person. Its core product Precise BioMatch™ integrates into ID and bank card programs and secure chips, as well as systems for access control to buildings, computers and networks.

It acts on a global level with technology licensed to more than 78 million users all over the world. The Precise Biometrics group has subsidiaries in Sweden (with group headquarters in Lund), Great Britain, Hong Kong and USA, plus a joint venture agreement in China. Precise Biometrics is listed on the small cap list at the Nordic Exchange in Sweden (symbol: PREC). For more information, please visit www.precisebiometrics.com.

For further information on Precise Biometrics, please contact Karin Sveheim, Director, Markets at Precise Biometrics: karin.sveheim@precisebiometrics.com or on +46 46 31 11 50.

About GlobalPlatform

GlobalPlatform is the global leader in smart card infrastructure development and its proven, technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are known as the standard for smart card infrastructure. GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. For more information about GlobalPlatform, visit: www.globalplatform.org

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