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Fujitsu and ImageWare Systems Enter Into Contract to Enable the Delivery of Cloud-Based Biometric Multi-Modal Solutions

Target Large Enterprise Business and Emerging Applications by Delivering Identity and Access Management Solutions Over the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform (FGCP)

Fujitsu America Inc.

SUNNYVALE, CA (Marketwire), March 25, 2013

Fujitsu  today announced a contract with ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY), a leader in multi-modal biometric security management solutions, to enable the deployment of a new multi-modal biometric identity management solution and model. The cloud-based offering is built on the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform (FGCP) and features ImageWare's CloudIDTM product suite, anchored by ImageWare's patented multi-modal Biometric Engine®. The products will be licensed on a service or transactional basis.

The solution is expected to be introduced in North America in April, which will make it possible to collaborate on a global expansion model in the near future. "This collaboration illustrates the ability for Fujitsu and ImageWare to respond to market needs and growth opportunity from technology and service delivery perspectives," said Joel O'Halloran, Executive Vice President IT Services and Retail at Fujitsu America. "Also, we anticipate this will serve as a model for other leading technology companies to define their solutions in the cloud by following the features and capabilities offered by our Global Cloud Platform."

ImageWare's IWS CloudID Product Suite is designed to deliver enterprise class, real-world solutions to meet current biometric identity management, enrollment, authentication and verification needs. This adaptable, modular structure can be scaled, modified, and enhanced as business requirements evolve. The CloudIDTM product suite provides for rapid adoption of any biometrics needs across various markets including healthcare, retail, facilities management, energy and power and law enforcement.

The Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform addresses performance, security, agility and reliability needs required by the enterprise. The solution allows companies to choose their own cloud system, control their own architecture and customize applications. In addition, the Fujitsu Global Cloud Platform ensures ease of access and portability of data, is cost effective, and allows the enterprise to scale its IT environment.

"Working with Fujitsu and its Global Cloud Platform solution brings ImageWare to the cloud with a recognized best-in-class global partner and a leading innovator in the IT space," said Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems. "We are proud to collaborate with Fujitsu by bringing our cloud-ready patented biometric solutions directly to large enterprise, and emerging applications over Fujitsu's Global Cloud Platform."

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

Fujitsu America

Fujitsu America, Inc., is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.

About ImageWare Systems, Inc.

ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) is a leading developer of identity management solutions, providing biometric, secure credential and law enforcement technologies. Scalable for worldwide deployment, ImageWare's biometric product line includes a multi-biometric engine that is hardware and algorithm independent, enabling the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. ImageWare's identification products are used to manage and issue secure credentials, including national IDs, passports, driver's licenses, smart cards and access control credentials. ImageWare's digital booking products provide law enforcement with integrated mug shot, fingerprint livescan and investigative capabilities. ImageWare is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Portland, OR, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa, Ontario. For more information on ImageWare Systems, Inc., visit www.iwsinc.com.

For additional information about ImageWare Systems, contact Liolios Group at 949-574-3860 or email IWSY@liolios.com.

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Date: March 25, 2013
City: SUNNYVALE, CA (Marketwire)