Banks Across the United States Deploy Fingerprint Authentication Systems from Omni Identity™

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Omni Identity, Inc. announced today the deployment of its fingerprint authentication systems for optimal information security and employee efficiency with several community banks across the United States. New additions to Omni Identity’s community bank client base include Wauchula State Bank, Wauchula, FL, Charlotte State Bank, Port Charlotte, FL, and First Coastal Bank, Manhattan Beach, CA. Through tight integration with Microsoft® Active Directory, the installations resulted in virtually all employee passwords being eliminated with considerable ease and cost-efficiency.

Omni Identity, Inc. announced today the deployment of its fingerprint authentication systems for optimal information security and employee efficiency with several community banks across the United States. New additions to Omni Identity’s community bank client base include Wauchula State Bank, Wauchula, FL, Charlotte State Bank, Port Charlotte, FL, and First Coastal Bank, Manhattan Beach, CA. Through tight integration with Microsoft® Active Directory, the installations resulted in virtually all employee passwords being eliminated with considerable ease and cost-efficiency.

According to Charles Brown, President of Charlotte State Bank, “Keeping track of complex passwords that support regulatory compliance and protect our customers’ important data became burdensome for our employees, so we were compelled to find a practical solution that could add significant security and help us be more efficient. With one total solution, Omni Identity facilitated both objectives.”

Neil Benson, VP of Information Technology at First Coastal Bank, added, “Having to reset and unlock passwords took up a significant amount of time, but now that we have Omni Identity’s fingerprint readers on all workstations our valuable time is spent on more constructive tasks which allow us to provide better service to our customers.”

“As Wauchula State Bank searched for a new authentication solution, we wanted to select a company that shared our long-term vision and understood the importance of seamless integration,” said Robert Hanchey, President of Wauchula State Bank. “Omni Identity’s suite of authentication products and solid record of successful roll-outs with financial institutions around the country made us confident that we chose the right vendor partner with best-in-breed technology,”

“Our banking clients have rigorous authentication requirements so it’s important that our solutions effectively and efficiently support these demands,” said Eric Stotz, Principal of Omni Identity. "By partnering with leading global providers of banking software and biometric technology we can offer integrated biometric solutions that are second-to-none, not only in financial services, but in most other vertical markets as well. We will continue to maintain our commitment to quality and further strengthen our position as a leading provider of fingerprint systems to financial institutions.”

About Crews Banking Corporation

Crews Banking Corporation, established in 1929, is a bank holding company comprised of 4 separate banks with 19 branches and combined total assets of $1 Billion. Crews Banking Corporation’s family owned, locally managed banks have provided consumers and businesses alike with highly personalized banking products and services throughout the Florida Heartland for generations. Additional information is available at http://www.wauchulastatebank.com & http://www.charlottestatebank.com.

About First Coastal Bank

First Coastal Bank, N.A., established in 1984, specializes in serving small and mid-sized businesses in LAX coastal communities through its 4 full-service branches. First Coastal is able to offer customers a breadth of product choices and a nationwide delivery system not typically available from a customer-focused $240 million community bank. Additional information is available at http://www.firstcoastalbank.com.

About Omni Identity, Inc.

Omni Identity™ is a leading provider of integrated biometric security solutions, specializing in fingerprint-based authentication and simplified secure sign-on for Financial, Healthcare, E-Commerce and Technology companies. Headquartered in Torrance, California, Omni Identity supplies its products directly to enterprise customers and through partners worldwide. Additional information about Omni Identity and its array of security products and services is available at http://www.omniidentity.com.

Contact:

Robert Hanchey

Wauchula State Bank

Phone: (863) 773-4151

Fax: (863) 773-0419

or

Neil Benson

First Coastal Bank

Phone: (888) 296-2250

Fax: (310)-540-0645

or

Eric Stotz

Omni Identity, Inc.

Phone: (310) 540-6636

Fax: (310)-540-0645

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