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ProfitScout   Thursday, 08/25/05 09:14:21 AM
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Genex Technologies Provides Innovative 3D Facial Recognition Biometrics to Homeland Security Marketplace; SureMatch(TM) 3D Suite of Innovative Facial Recognition Tools Provide Robust Detection Capabilities

BOSTON, Aug 25, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB:MRKL.OB - News) and Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:TCNH.OB - News), defense and homeland security companies transforming advanced laboratory technology into real-world products, announced today that Genex Technologies Inc. ( www.genextech.com) is providing new advanced capabilities to the global market for facial biometrics products via its integrated SureMatch ( TM ) 3D suite of facial recognition tools.

Presently the US government is depending on big improvements in biometric technologies as part of its homeland security strategy. For example biometrics is poised to play a key role in the US Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program (USVISIT). The USVISIT program calls for the use of numerous technologies to better track foreigners entering and leaving the United States.

Facial biometrics offers the advantage of non intrusive identification of humans at a distance, non-cooperatively. Unlike finger prints or iris scan technologies, facial recognition can be performed in environments where passive identification of potential terrorists or criminals is required. Much of today's facial recognition technology has difficulty in providing sufficiently adequate performance because of the fundamental limitations of 2D technology. Pose, lighting, and expression have historically prevented 2D facial recognition from working well. The potential answer lies in 3D technology. Genex has addressed these problems by drawing upon its extensive research into 3D imaging and 2D-to-3D facial structure conversion.

SureMatch(TM) 3D is a suite of facial recognition tools that provides more robust detection capabilities through 3D enhancement. By partnering with leading biometrics companies, Genex has created a suite of facial recognition tools that provides both an enhancement for existing biometrics users and market-leading performance for new deployments. At the core Genex utilizes a recognition engine based upon next-generation 3D-to-3D face matching. The suite also has tools that allow seamless integration with existing 2D systems and databases to improve 2D facial recognition.

Robert Tarini, Markland Chairman and CEO stated, "We believe that SureMatch(TM) technology can be inserted into existing application areas such as federal and state issued photo ID's, military and federal facilities security systems and many domestic and international ports of entry. 3D technology will be key to over coming the present limitations of 2D facial recognition performance."

About Markland Technologies
Markland Technologies, Inc. is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. The Company is engaged in the identification of advanced technologies currently under development in laboratories, universities and in private industry, and in the transformation of those technologies into next-generation products. Markland's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel to protect the nation's citizens, borders and critical infrastructure assets from the threat of terrorism and other dangers. Through strategic development, Markland focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields. The Company is a Board Member of the Homeland Security Industries Association, and is a featured Company on HomelandDefenseStocks.com; additional details can be viewed at http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/MarklandTech. For more information about the Company and its products, please visit the Markland home page at http://www.marklandtech.com.

About Technest Holdings, Inc.
Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:TCNH.OB - News), is a provider of intelligent surveillance and advanced 3D imaging technology solutions to the defense and homeland security marketplaces. Technest is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. Technest's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel. Through strategic development, Technest focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields.

Markland Technologies, Inc. is a featured Company on http://www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com, a service for which Markland compensates the provider.

For full details, click here: http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/MarklandTech/ Default.asp (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

SOURCE: Markland Technologies, Inc.
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