April 29, 2003

LynuxWorks Powers Advanced Biometric Security Solutions From Cogent Identification Systems

Julie Crabill writes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, April 23, 2003 LynuxWorks™, Inc., today announced that its real-time operating system (RTOS), LynxOS®, has been chosen as a preferred software platform for Cogent Systems® high-performance biometric identification products and services. LynxOS will provide the high levels of determinism and interoperability required by Cogents unique security systems for customers in law enforcement, civil government, and commercial markets.

Cogents products perform biometric comparisons of a persons specific physiological or behavioral characteristics through a process of image flow processing, data flow computing, and information fusion. This process is used in applications such as finger and palm print authentication and verification systems, and requires a high level of determinism to ensure reliable and timely results. The LynxOS kernel not only provides hard real-time determinism, but also a POSIX-, UNIX- and Linux-compatible API that allows for the interoperability necessary to rapidly integrate Cogents systems into a wide variety of existing security infrastructures. Cogent customers are then able to more quickly build and deploy their systems into high-security environments.

"We now live in a world where security systems are much more prevalent, and much more complex," said Henry Xue, chief engineer of Cogent. "LynxOS is a very reliable hard real-time operating system. We are very happy to have selected it for one of our current products."

"Complex security systems are a perfect application for LynxOS, where real-time performance and reliability are absolutely essential," said Bob Morris, vice president of sales and marketing for LynuxWorks. "LynuxWorks is proud to be entering the burgeoning biometric security market with a leading provider like Cogent, whose identification solutions represent some of the most cutting-edge technologies in the industry."

About Cogent Systems

Cogent Systems, Inc. is the worlds leading supplier of reliable, high-speed and fully integrated automated palm and fingerprint identification solutions. From advanced law enforcement identification systems to real-time border control systems to web-based identification solutions to hand-held and complete biometric identification systems on a single chip, Cogent Systems offers the most accurate, most reliable and most cost-effective systems available today. Headquartered in South Pasadena, California Cogent has offices in Washington, D.C.; London, Ohio; London, England; Vienna, Austria and Taipei, Taiwan. More information on Cogent Systems, Inc. can be accessed via the Company web site at http://www.cogentsystems.com or by calling Gerry Schmidt, Director of Sales and Marketing at +1 626-799-8090.

About LynuxWorks

LynuxWorks is a world leader in the embedded software market, providing operating systems, software development products and consulting services for the worlds most successful communications, aerospace/defense, and consumer products companies. Established in 1988, the company is a founding member of the real-time operating systems (RTOS) industry, and a leading participant in the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC). LynuxWorks headquarters are located in San Jose, California. The companys products include the open-source BlueCatâ
Linux and the scalable, Linux-compatible LynxOS real-time operating system. World class companies use LynuxWorks products, including: 3Com, Alcatel, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC USA, Raytheon, TRW and Xerox. For more information, please visit www.lynuxworks.com.



LynuxWorks is a trademark and LynxOS and BlueCat are registered trademarks of LynuxWorks, Inc. Other brand or product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective holders. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.


For more information contact:

Kirsten Long

LynuxWorks Inc.



Jodi Baumann

Weber Shandwick



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