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Speed Identity and Xsense Receive Honourable Mention in the Red Dot Design Award 2011

Stockholm- Scandinavian industrial design can hold its own against international competition, as was confirmed when the winners of the Red Dot Design Award 2011 were announced. In the category Product Design, Speed Identity received a coveted Honourable Mention for its new product, the Speed Capture G3, an integrated solution for biometric data capture. The product was designed by the Swedish design agency Xsense.

The future is here and it has already won a design award! 140 countries worldwide have already introduced "e-passports" containing biometric information stored on a computer chip. The passports in Sweden store a digital facial image and fingerprints that can be used to make a computer-aided comparison at the passport control. But the new rules require new technologies for the collection of biometric information, enrollment. In Sweden, enrollment systems from Speed Identity are found at passport offices around the country. As more people come in contact with the systems, design and ease of use will become increasingly important, something which is addressed by Speed Identity's new Speed Capture G3.

"We are very pleased to have received this award", says John Stangdell, Xsense. "The Red Dot Design Award is a very well known design award and receiving it shows that Scandinavian industrial design is among the best in the world."

Dating back since 1955 and with previous winners such as Apple, Mercedes-Benz and Maserati, the Red Dot Design Award is considered the world's most renowned and prestigious design competition. The prize laureates distinguish themselves with good design, innovative solutions and proven quality.

"Design might not be on the top of your mind when you think about biometric data capture", says Magnus Svenningsson, CEO, Speed Identity. "But as more and more people come into contact with these systems, design becomes increasingly important. The systems should not only be convenient, secure and cost efficient for the authorities, but also user-friendly."

The Red Dot 2011 Design Awards will be presented on July 4 at a ceremony in Essen, Germany. The winning products will be displayed for a full year at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, the world's largest permanent exhibition of contemporary design.

About Speed Identity
Speed Identity is a leading global provider of solutions for biometric data capture and enrollment. Our systems capture and provide quality assurance for biometric facial images, signatures and fingerprints for passports and other identity documents, and meet the standards set by ISO and ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization. To date, Speed Identity has delivered secure, reliable and user-friendly systems in more than 100 countries worldwide, making Speed Identity the partner of choice for both public and private sectors. www.speed-identity.com

About Xsense Design
Xsense Design is a consultancy firm known for their creativity and dedication when creating unique and successful products and brands. With the mindset; "design for the future, inspired by people" they create products ready for the future and with the most possible customer value. Xsense Designs expertise lies in design of products, interfaces and graphic communication. www.xsense.se

About Red Dot
The accolade of the Red Dot Design award, the "Red Dot", is an internationally recognized quality label for excellent design. Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. Our international design competition, the "red dot design award", is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. The distinction is based on the principle of selection and presentation. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts. www.red-dot.de

For more information, please contact:
Magnus Svenningson
CEO, Speed Identity
+46 8 448 70 00, +46 70 941 45 82
Magnus.Svenningson@speed-identity.com

John Stangdell
Design Manager, Xsense
+46 8 120 00 300, +46 70 440 07 26
John.stangdell@xsense.se

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