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Boca Raton, November 17, 2000.- Founded in April of this year, in Boca Raton, Fl., Smartmatic a provider of technological solutions based on device-networking, opened a new office to carry out its financial, sales, manufacturing quality control, and support activities.

From 6400 Congress Avenue, "...we will continue using this important location as a contact and business center with companies, universities, and research institutes around the State, as we have been doing", says Georgina Sorensen, office manager of the firm in Boca Raton.

Boca Raton is famous in the technology sector because it was the place where IBM invented the first PC. Presently, South Florida is recognized as one of the most important poles for the development of Internet and Telecommunications services in the United States.

Florida has a strong industry, with more than 11,000 high technology companies that employ more than 230,000 workers. It is the third state in volume of exports of high technology products and services of the United States, and has many high-speed data transmission centers for Europe, Latin America, Africa, and the rest of the United States.

"The fact that it is close to Miami is a strategic value, because it is a center of permanent transit and contact, to connect with any point of the Americas: from the United States and the Caribbean, to Patagonia", adds Sorensen.

About Smartmatic
Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in the design and end-to-end deployment of complex purpose-specific technology solutions. With an unsurpassed technology base, continuous innovation, and quality in processes and results, Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, intelligent and integrated security systems for large enterprises and governments, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.

Smartmatic is a privately held company with offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.  It has more than 200 employees worldwide.  Its capacity for innovation and wide range of products and services have earned Smartmatic extensive recognition in the technology community worldwide.

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