Heineken USA Has Affiliated with Graphic Security Systems to Provide D-7C Units to the Connecticut State Police

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In an effort to promote responsible drinking, including efforts to help prevent underage drinking and driving, Graphic Security Systems Corporation (GSSC) announced today it has provided Connecticut law enforcement with its Decoding Lens in a program sponsored by Heineken USA.

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In an effort to promote responsible drinking, including efforts to help prevent underage drinking and driving, Graphic Security Systems Corporation (GSSC) announced today it has provided Connecticut law enforcement with its Decoding Lens in a program sponsored by Heineken USA. With the device, a clear credit card sized plastic lens, Law Enforcement Officers can read GSSC’s Scrambled Indicia feature that is embedded in the Connecticut driver license and detect any fake or tampered licenses.

See attached article published on Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2006/04/18/police_uconn_officials_get_ready_for_spring_weekend/

GSSC’s SI VIP Technology has been used on the Connecticut States Driver License Since 2002. However, for security reasons, it has been GSSC’s practice to keep their technology confidential unless instructed by DMV or the Integrators to divulge the technology. The VIP Technology is also used in the state of Oklahoma.

The Tool dubbed the “Verifier” is actually GSSC's SI Decoder D-7C. It reveals hidden information embedded into the Driver's License, which is covert to the naked eye and is only viewable with the SI Decoder. Please see the published demonstration in the newsreel that was recently aired, News Video clipping: http://www.nbc30.com/video/8805353/detail.html

GSSC’s SI VIP Technology will aide in cutting down on the volume of under age drinking that has drastically increased over the years, which in turn may possibly help save lives that could have resulted in fatalities due to underage drinking. In an article published by MADD on April 13, 2005, Senator Lautenberg commented that an estimated 21,000 lives have been saved since the inception and passing of the 21 minimum drinking age legislation. Back on July 17th 1984, when President Ronald Reagan signed the National 21 Minimum drinking age legislation into law to eliminate the deadly “Blood Borders” between states that had different minimum drinking age laws. We at GSSC are trying to get all 50 states on board with our Technology together with our SI Decoders to aide and assist the Law Enforcers, Restaurants, Night Clubs, Liquor Stores and any facility that serves alcohol in spotting fictitious identifications more quickly & effectively.

Please read the attached article in full for further information: http://www.madd.org/Heineken/news/9675

Heineken USA

As part of its continued commitment to responsible use of its products, Heineken USA has affiliated with Graphic Security Systems to provide D-7C units to the Connecticut State Police. The project, announced in April, offers the CT State Police the ability to identify fraudulent licenses in its fight against underage drinking.

About GSSC

Graphic Security Systems Corporation has provided its patented security technology to government-authorized security printers and major corporations for more than 25 years. Its graphics based image solutions protect numerous travel documents, State ID documents and corporate brands around the world. The company is headquartered in Lake Worth, Florida. For more information please visit http://www.graphicsecurity.com

Scrambled Indicia, VIPhoto, VIP, Doc-U-Lok, Indigram, Stealth SI, SI Digital Decoder, and SI Web Decoder are trademarks of GSSC.

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Document Security, Driver Licenses and Passports

Lars Gabel

Sales Director                

Brand Protection

Terry Sigler

Marketing Director

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