Cognitec Announces Major Contract Award from Government of Estonia for Face Recognition Software

Dresden, January 8, 2007 - Cognitec Systems, the leading provider of
face recognition technology and systems, announced an important deal
with IBM Estonia. IBM Estonia has won a contract from the Estonian
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Citizenship and Migration Board, for a large
ID Management system.

The main goal of the new system is to establish effective and objective criteria
for person identification as well as the detection of misused identities. The
system is based on Cognitec's FaceVACS-SDK software that allows the
implementation of various use cases of facial verification and identification.
Starting in March 2007, Estonia will also include biometric information in newly
issued travel documents.

"This project is a great example of international co-operation" said Stanislav
Ivanov, Manager of Global Technology Services at IBM Estonia. "Together
with Cognitec we are able to provide Estonian Citizenship and Migration
Board globally proven very dedicated hi-tech solution. Customer values IBM
as a local partner who will provide them support in implementation project and
helps in communication with foreign vendor."

Alfredo Herrera, Managing Director of Cognitec Systems, said "We are proud
that we have been selected to provide our face recognition technology to the
Estonian Government. We are happy to cooperate with IBM Estonia and to be
able to deliver our high-performance software as part of the ID Management

About Cognitec
Cognitec Systems, with headquarters in Dresden, Germany, and offices in Herndon, VA;
Miami, FL; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Hong Kong, develops and markets the well-established
and world-leading FaceVACS® face recognition software. Cognitec's software experts have
been developing face recognition technology since 1995. In various independent evaluation
tests including the Face Recognition Vendor Test 2002, FaceVACS® has proven to be the
leading technology available on the market. With its products,
o FaceVACS-Entry for access and border control,
o FaceVACS-DBScan for database search,
o FaceVACS-Acquisition for ID photo capturing,
o FaceVACS-Alert for video surveillance, and
o FaceVACS-SDK as a software developer's kit for integrators

Cognitec has deployed numerous systems for customers from government and industry all
over the world.

For more information, please contact:

Cognitec Systems GmbH
An der Flutrinne 12, D-01139 Dresden, Germany
Jurgen Pampus, VP Sales & Marketing
Phone: +49-351-862-9212

About IBM Estonia
IBM is the biggest IT company in the world the 2005 turnover of which was 96,5 billion
dollars. IBM offers hardware and software and different IT services; over 320 000 people work
for the company all over the world.
IBM Eesti OU is operating since 1992; there are 58 employees in the company. Local
subsidiary is capable to provide full range of IBM global products and services to Estonian
customers. As in all other countries IBM is selling its products via wide business partners
network. Estonian services team is concentrating on infrastructure implementation,
management and support services.
The IBM international services' monitoring centre is situated in Estonia that also provides
services for the Nordic countries. In the Baltic States and the Nordic countries the customers
of the IBM administrative service are e.g. ABB, Electrolux, Nordea, Nokia.

For more information, please contact:,
IBM Eesti OU
Toompuiestee 33A, 10149 Tallinn, Estonia
Valdo Randpere, Managing Director, Tel.: +372 6 600 800

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