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National Geographic Channel's Explorer Taps Animetrics for 3D Facial Imaging

JACKSON, NH - June 27, 2005 - Animetrics Inc., a leading developer of next generation 3D image analysis and facial recognition systems, announced today that the National Geographic Channel (NGC) selected Animetrics 3-Dimensional face imaging software in the making of the EXPLORER: "Search for Adam". Search for Adam joins renowned scientists as they follow the genetic DNA trail of our ancestors in a quest to solve one of the greatest questions of all time: was there actually an Adam, an ancient man that all men today are descended from?

"National Geographic selected Animetrics for its proven ability to provide accurate 3D facial images based on 2D input of photographs of faces and skulls", says Simon Boyce, NGC producer. "Based on scientific mathematical algorithms that calculate the anatomic structure of the face, Animetrics 2D-to-3D imaging software provided National Geographic a visual reference of what this genetic Adam is likely to have looked like", says Dr. Michael Miller, Animetrics Chief Scientist. "We are delighted to have taken part in contributing to a very exciting program", added Miller.
National Geographic Channel's (NGC's) signature series EXPLORER: Search for Adam premiered June 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. More information about the show: http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/

About Animetrics Inc.
Animetrics Inc. is a leading developer of 3D imaging for facial biometric systems. Utilizing breakthrough technology, Animetrics products solve critical issues associated with facial recognition including variations in pose and lighting. Powered by Animetrics FACEngine® technology the company's core algorithms are comprised of five patent-pending technologies forming the basis for next-generation 3-dimensional facial recognition applications. Given the accuracy of its patented 3D imaging technology, Animetrics is driving market acceptance of facial recognition biometrics in government, homeland security and law enforcement applications. Animetrics is headquartered in Conway, N.H. For more information visit www.animetrics.com
About National Geographic Channel
Based at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel is a joint venture between National Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F) and Fox Cable Networks. National Geographic Channel debuted to an initial 10 million homes in January 2001, and has been one of the fastest growing networks in history. The Channel has carriage with all of the nation's major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available to more than 54 million homes. For more information, please visit www.nationalgeographic.com/channel.
Media Contacts
Lisa Ludwig, 603-383-4200, [email protected]
National Geographic Channel
Russell Howard, 202-912-6652, [email protected]


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