Hellenic Police Utilize Motorola Fingerprint and Palmprint Technology to Help Bolster Public Safety

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    - System Deployment Ahead of Schedule

    Motorola, Inc.(NYSE: MOT) announced today that the Hellenic Police, the national police force in Greece under the Ministry of Public Order, has installed Motorola's Printrak Biometrics Identification Solution (BIS) to help identify, process and manage individuals who have committed a crime.

    The Printrak BIS is a state-of-the art system that enables automated fingerprint and palmprint matching for fast and accurate suspect identification, which is designed to save the government agency valuable time and resources. The Hellenic Police protect a population of approximately 10.6 million people. The Printrak BIS was installed in Athens, Greece with remote sites in the cities of Patras, Piraeus, and Thessaloniki. The solution provides information sharing between different agencies and will ensure higher data integrity and consistency across the country in order to more easily identify criminals.

    "We have been a Motorola customer for 10 years. We trust its technology and believe in its vision for biometrics. Migrating from our older Motorola Series 2000 system to the new Motorola Printrak BIS has provided us significantly more functionality and accuracy in matching fingerprints and palmprints. The system is faster and we are making hits that we did not make on the Series 2000, which is helping us solve more crimes," said Assistant Director Yannis Yannakouris, Chief of the Investigation Department of the Hellenic Police's Forensic Division.

    Motorola delivered the system one month ahead of schedule and achieved system acceptance two months prior to the projected plan. The new system provides updated matching algorithms, such as Motorola's gray-scale matcher, which has already improved matching by 12 percent. The Motorola Printrak BIS also incorporates the latest technology available in the industry, such the recently released Oracle 10g database and XML.

    "Motorola is pleased with the smooth implementation of the Hellenic Police system. The Hellenic Police are solving crimes that have been open for years, and it is rewarding to see customers benefiting from Motorola's research and advancements in the field of biometrics," stated Darrin J. Reilly, Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc, Vice President and General Manager, Biometrics Business Unit.

    Motorola is a leading provider of Mission Critical Communications Solutions, including civil biometrics solutions and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) to help public safety agencies track and identify individuals. Motorola is one of the world's leading biometric companies with solutions in more than 37 countries.

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