Cranbury, NJ July 14, 2009 LG Electronics USA Inc. Iris Technology Division (LG Iris) announced today that it has been selected by Imageware Systems Inc. IWSY:PK for an undisclosed country’s government project to deploy IWS’ Biometric Border Management Software integrated with LG Iris technology at points of entry along the country’s borders.

“This is a major business win for LG’s iris recognition technology and follows the projects deployed in several borders and immigration applications around the world”, said Mohammed Murad Vice President Iris Technology Division, LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc. “It further confirms LG Iris’ world leading position in iris recognition solutions, as well as its expertise in robust large scale iris recognition based systems.”

LG’s world class iris technology is completely integrated into the patented IWS Biometric Engine® “said Jim Miller, Imageware’s Chairman and CEO.” Our most recent successful collaboration with LG for the Canadian Air Transportation Safety Administration (CATSA), where we are providing a system utilizing biometrically enabled smart cards to provide secure access for all airport workers, made them a natural fit for this country’s major border project.”

LG Iris technology will enable IWS to integrate ICAO compliant iris images into its border management application. Once a person’s irises are enrolled they will be issued a card to authenticate identity of the individual and verify their privileges. The government will realize an extremely fast, accurate and reliable system infrastructure to check the identity of people entering their borders, when connected to the central iris database. The LG Iris IrisAccelerator® system can check the identity of individuals in real time.

About LG Electronics, Iris Technology Division

LG Electronics, a principal component of South Korea’s LG Corp. has been active in iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. Today the US-based LG Iris Technology Division has global responsibility for all of the Company’s iris recognition activities. LG IrisAccess® is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform and in thousands of locations authenticating the identities of millions and millions of persons. More people look to LG IrisAccess® for iris-based authentication than to all other iris recognition products combined. To find out more, visit