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Mexico City, October 10, 2002.- Unisys, the giant in information technology services and solutions, and world leader in electronic security, incorporates Smartmatic as a strategic partner for its new Infrastructure Security Program in the Americas.

Gabriel Leiva, vice-president of the Mexican division signed for Unisys, and Sue Watts, signed in representation of Unisys Americas. Says Watts: "With this agreement, SmartBank becomes an important part of Unisys' portfolio on physical security".

SmartBank is Smartmatic's bank security unified solution. Based on the new device-networking paradigm, SmartBank allows the management of all the security aspects for thousands of branch-offices connected to the network, in a centralized manner and in real time:

Edgar Zorrilla, VP of Sales of Smartmatic, was in charge of the negotiations. Zorrilla explains: "The agreement contemplates the training and education of the sales force and the support team of Unisys, in order to market and maintain Smartmatic's solutions for its clients in all the Americas."

"SmartBank's capacity in terms of the automation of security processes, automated alarm response, and automatic video transmission and recording, make it the most advanced unified security solution for banks available today in the market", states Zorrilla.

Says Zorrilla: "With this strategic alliance with Unisys, Smartmatic is aiming to consolidate its position as leader provider of security solutions and automation processes for the banking, industrial, and commercial sectors in the American continent".

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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