SuperCom Announces Sale of Homeland Security SmartDSMS™ System to Columbus, Ohio, Authority
Mobile, Smart cardCard Solution Meets Growing Demand for Homeland Security Disaster Site Management Tools
New York, NY, and Ra’anana, Israel, April 5, 2005–SuperCom, Ltd. (OTCBB: SPCBF.OB; Euronext: SUP), a leading provider of smart card and electronic identification (e-ID) solutions, today announced that the City of Columbus, Ohio, has selected SuperCom’s Smart Disaster Site Management System™ (“SmartDSMS™”)(SmartDSMS) to help bring control to disaster recovery operations. The system is a major component that meets the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5 and 8 for management of domestic incidents and national preparedness. SuperCom’s distributor, Identiphoto Company, Ltd., instrumented the sale to the City of Columbus.
SmartDSMS™, a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for access control and personnel tracking, will be deployed in stages beginning May, 2005. It is expected that the Columbus authorities will issue several thousand smart cards containing fingerprint biometrics and biographical data to first responder emergency personnel. Additional smart cards will be issued at the on-site Enrollment Center to non-enrolled personnel for access control and management at the disaster site. The system features wireless-enabled, mobile units designed for rapid installation in the field based on SuperCom’s patented “DynaGate™” technology. Once deployed, these units monitor the movement of personnel through access points and facilitate 24/7, real-time communication between the command center, disaster managers and on-site forces. SuperCom will introduce the SmartDSMS™ at ISC west in Vegas, April 6-8, 2005.
“With Homeland Security budgets finally available on a city and county level, demand is rising for a variety of intelligent security systems,” commented Avi Schechter, CEO of SuperCom. “This sale demonstrates that our robust DynaGate-based solution, with its ability to positively identify, authenticate and track emergency personnel, to control access and document personnel movement, is ideal for this significant and growing market. We are currently marketing this system aggressively to regional agencies at all levels throughout the US and elsewhere.”