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New York, June 10, 2000.- The Security Industry Association of the United States (SIA) gave its Security Industry's Finest award for technological innovation for the east coast of the country, to the technological solutions provider Smartmatic, for its applications server, SAS.

The automation server has facility management applications for fire detection, control elevators, security, alarms management, video-surveillance, automation and access controls for buildings and parking lots.

"In order to make the fullest use of the installed resources of a facility or a facility network, SAS uses Smartmatic device-networking technology, connecting all types of electronic devices through existing networks", says Paul Babic, Product and Marketing Manager of the firm.

He adds that: "SAS is hosted in a server, so the solution can be accessed from any web browser anywhere in the world. It also works through public and private networks, using safe communication protocols both for monitoring as well as for access control".

Marc Mineau, President, and Ron Spiller, Executive Director of SIA, gave the annual award during the ISC Expo of New York, and event that gathers the most important security companies of the east coast of the United States.

Founded in 1969, SIA has more than 300 member companies. Its award, Security Industry's Finest, is reserved for new industry security products, which are prominent for the efficient use of leading technologies, to establish the best practices of the industry.

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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