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Caracas, September 23, 2002.- HomeWatch, the residential video-surveillance and security solution based on the device-networking platform developed by Smartmatic, will be marketed in Venezuela by CANTV, the most important telecommunications company of this country.

The agreement signed between both companies contemplates Smartmatic's delivery of the solution ready to be used by Smartmatic. CANTV, a telecommunications service provider, will market HomeWatch among its clients and the public in general.

For CANTV, the alliance allows the company to widen its offer with novel services based on Internet, giving the final consumers an easy-to-use technology for home or office surveillance, from any part of the world, in real time, and at a reasonable cost.

According to Alfredo Anzola, VP of Business Development of Smartmatic, "the beginning of the marketing of HomeWatch marks the penetration of the device-networking paradigm in the Latin American mass market, and represents a new impulse for Smartmatic to consolidate its vision: Everything Connected".

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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