Hirsch's Verification Station Earns Top Products Award


Buildings magazine recognizes the innovation of Hirsch's multipurpose biometric

SANTA ANA, CA, July 8, 2008 - The Verification Station, manufactured by Hirsch Electronics, a
leading supplier of access control and security management solutions, has been selected by Buildings
magazine as a 2008 Editors' Choice Top Product Pick. The winning product is featured in the June
issue of Buildings Magazine. Buildings magazine is the leading publication targeting commercial
building owners and operators in North America.

"Finally...a high-end, cost-effective biometric system for more
stringent security needs," stated the editors of Buildings magazine.
Throughout the year, the Buildings editorial staff takes note of
intriguing and innovative products that can help building owners and
operators. After reviewing information on thousands of products,
visiting with industry suppliers and experiencing many products
firsthand, the editorial team picked the top 100 products they felt
were worthy of recognition in their respective categories. These elite
products were selected based on a number of factors including
innovation, functionality, ease of use, aesthetics, durability/lifecycle
and universal appeal.

The Hirsch Electronics Verification Station--General Purpose (Model RUU-GEN) is a high-security,
multi-purpose biometric system. The RUU captures fingerprints, encodes smart cards, and enables the
administrator to manage users and biometric devices. The RUU also controls access to a door or gate
and verifies claimed identities at a guard or visitor checkpoint. Administrators can chose from twelve
modes (e.g., finger-only, card+finger, card+code+finger, etc.), and change the combination of
authentication factors as the need or situation changes. The unit is IP addressable and Power over
Ethernet- (PoE) ready.

The Hirsch Verification Station also received the Security Industry Association's (SIA) New Product
Showcase Award, and the RUU's biometric technology recently passed the Transportation Security
Administration's (TSA) rigorous testing to be placed on the TSA's "Biometrics for Access Control"
Qualified Products List (QPL).

About Buildings magazine

Buildings is a 102-year-old publication that reaches 72,000 commercial building owners and professional facilities managers.
Its readers are responsible for over 4.4 million commercial and institutional buildings nationwide. Buildings provides
information on the development, construction, modernization, management and operation of buildings, as well as the products
and services needed to support such facilities. Website: www.Buildings.com

About Hirsch Electronics

Hirsch Electronics manufactures physical security systems for worldwide markets. Hirsch is a recognized leader in IP-based
security solutions that interoperate with other networked databases, devices and systems. Hirsch's award-winning role-based
access control (RBAC), identity management, and security management systems integrate access control, digital video, alarm
monitoring, smart cards and biometrics. Hirsch security solutions are IT-centric, highly secure, and scalable to even the
largest organizations.

Website: www.HirschElectronics.com .

Contact: Scott Howell, Hirsch Electronics, 949-250-8888 ext. 130, marketing@hirschelectronics.com

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