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Animetrics Releases FaceR CredentialMETM, a Facial Recognition App for Smart Phone Security Now Available in the iPhoneTM App Store and Google's Android Market

Conway, NH (February 14, 2011) - Animetrics Inc. developer of next generation 3D imaging technologies for facial biometric systems announced today that they have begun offering FaceR CredentialMETM in Apple's iPhone App store and FaceR CredentialME AppLock in Google's Android Market.
The Android App - CredentialME AppLock FaceR CredentialME AppLock enables the Android smart phone user to use Facial Recognition as the biometric authentication to unlock any application installed on the user's Android device. CME AppLock provides the options of either letting the device camera automatically take a picture of your face and thereby verify via Face Recognition the user or use a password to secure the user's choice of applications on the handset. FaceR CredentialME is the most impressive and accurate face recognition platform. Based on the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, FaceR CredentialME accurately verifies your identity using only your face. CredentialME demonstrates real facial recognition authentication utilizing cloud-based web service facial search and retrieval applications.
The iPhone App - CredentialME FaceR CredentialME for the iPhone does the same face recognition and authentication as the Android CredentialME AppLock only it does not control securing individual applications on the iPhone.
Both applications can be used as a second factor authentication via bundling with third party applications.
With the advancement of smartphones and the projected increase in usage for handheld computers, especially with the introduction of 4G, end users are going to be doing things that they just couldn't do before. More data and personal information is going to be stored and accessed directly from the end user's mobile phone. Paul Schuepp, President and CEO for Animetrics said, "We're carrying in our pocket now full functioning powerful computing and communications devices with integrated applications that run our businesses, our social networks, our life. It has become most important to protect our applications so that only I can use my private and personal apps. FaceR CredentialME provides the powerful security of an easy to use biometric. Your face is your credential and only your credential. Enterprises and consumers can use this powerful tool to secure their mobile systems via a wireless connection to a cloud-based security solution".
Both versions of the FaceR applications are based on Animetrics Patented 2D-3D FACEngineTM Facial Recognition Technology. CredentialME is also offered for use to smartphone application developers to embed for primary or two factor authentication in securing their app.
About Animetrics
Headquartered in Conway, N.H., Animetrics is a leading developer of cloud-based web service facial search and retrieval applications. The Animetrics90 and Animetrics180 product family is the first come-to-market 2D-3D enabled full 90 degree and 180 degree facial search engine. Based on three patents, the 2D-3D FACEngineTM technology allows for pose and lighting invariant facial search across a broad range of operating conditions. Animetrics is driving market acceptance of facial recognition biometrics in government, homeland security, law enforcement, and now with its recent consumer release of its FaceRTM line, mobile platforms as well, including iPhone and Windows Mobile devices. For more information visit http://www.animetrics.com.