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Motorola’s Biometric Technology Integral to the Registered Traveler Program


Voluntary program provides expedited airport security clearance at U.S. airports

ANAHEIM, Calif. - 03 January 2007 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced successful deployment of its biometric technology to be used by the Transportation Security Clearinghouse (TSC) for the Registered Traveler Program. The Registered Traveler Program provides expedited security screening processes and an extra layer of security for passengers who volunteer biometric and biographic information and who successfully complete a security assessment.

Motorola’s technology is based an open and scaleable Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that will perform multi-modal biometric matching to ensure participants have their information securely stored and quickly retrieved when they pass through airport security checkpoints. Participating travelers will benefit from quick passage through identity checks while upholding security polices.

“Motorola’s biometric solution offered the pricing and system design that best suited the requirements of the Registered Traveler Program. Motorola’s technology in matching accuracy and speed, as well as system longevity and interoperability made them the preferred choice for the TSC,” stated Carter Morris, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) senior vice president for Transportation Security Policy.

Motorola delivered its latest identity management matching server built on commercial off the shelf products with open system architecture which allows TSC to expand and upgrade the system as needed. Furthermore, this off the shelf strategy provides TSC with flexibility to drive system functionality as future demand requires. Motorola’s identity management solutions are optimized to function with all standards compliant formats, ensuring system interoperability on a national level.

“Motorola successfully deployed the initial system in only three weeks. The system is designed to be easily expanded to meet future demands as the Registered Traveler program expands in popularity,” stated Darrin Reilly, general manager, Motorola Biometrics Business Unit. “We are committed to teaming with our customers to develop flexible solutions that meet their current and future demands and to deploy solutions in the time frames they require.”

Motorola is a leading provider of mission critical communication technologies, including identity management biometric solutions and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) to help government and enterprise agencies accurately identify individuals. Motorola is one of the world’s leading biometric companies, with trusted biometric solutions deployed in nearly 40 countries.

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $35.3 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

About the TSC
In 2001, AAAE created the Transportation Security Clearinghouse, a wholly-owned non-for-profit subsidiary, which has become the nation’s largest civilian clearinghouse, processing both biometric and name-based background vetting requests. The Transportation Security Clearinghouse created a new model in providing one central location where the mandated task of checking the backgrounds of over two million airport, airline, general aviation and TSA employees can begin and end. The TSC has established a quick and secure method to collect employee fingerprints, biographical data, and user payments and offer customer service for over 500 airports and multiple airlines across the country for further processing by the FBI and multiple DHS vetting databases. AAAE, founded in 1928, is made up of over 5,000 members who are responsible for managing and operating the nation’s airports.

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