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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Animetrics Facial Imaging Software Selected for AmberView

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JACKSON , N.H., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Animetrics, Inc., aleading developer of 3-D imaging and facial recognition software, announcedtoday that it has been selected to provide its Forensica(TM) 2-D to 3-D facialimaging software to the West Virginia High Technology Foundation (WVHTF) forthe AmberView program. Developed to speed the recovery of missing or abductedchildren, the AmberView program has received approximately $1 million infederal funding. Animetrics software will be used to convert 2-D schoolphotographs to 3-D images for video files or galleries. These video files andgalleries may then be added to Amber Alerts that are issued to law enforcementagencies, television stations and other sources to facilitate identificationof a child.

"Statistics show that the first three hours from when an abduction occursare the most critical," said Robert Chico , AmberView Program Manager."Having a 3-D view available to the public enables the child to be viewed fromvaried angles, making positive identification easier and faster. Afterevaluating several solutions, we found Animetrics 2-D to 3-D technology to bethe most effective," added Chico.

"We are thrilled that our software has been selected for AmberView. It isa wonderful opportunity to unite leading-edge technology with a beneficialcause -- the recovery of missing children," said Lisa Ludwig , Animetrics VicePresident of Marketing and Business Development.

Forensica is a Microsoft Windows based facial imaging tool designed to"solve" faces. It utilizes up to three photographs, or just a singlephotograph, from 2-D snapshot cameras or video frames to create a veryrealistic 3-D view of a person's head. On screen, the face can be rotated andenlarged. The 3D view can be output into a video file and a gallery withmultiple views of a person's face.

About Animetrics

Animetrics Inc. is a leading developer of 3-D imaging facial imaging andrecognition software. Utilizing breakthrough technology, Animetrics productssolve critical issues associated with facial recognition including variationsin pose and lighting. Animetrics core algorithms are comprised of threepatent-pending technologies forming the basis for next-generation3-dimensional facial recognition applications. Animetrics technology isdriving market acceptance of facial recognition biometrics in government,homeland security and law enforcement applications. Animetrics isheadquartered in Jackson , NH. For more information visithttp://www.animetrics.com.

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