Aware is a leading global provider of biometrics software products, services, and solutions. Our products include all the software components necessary to rapidly and cost-effectively build a solution to collect, manage, and utilize identity data for biometric identification and verification: SDKs, controls and applets; user interface applications for biometric enrollment and forensic analysis; fingerprint, face, and iris matching SDKs; text search and identity analytics SDKs; a middleware and workflow platform; and a cluster computing platform. These products fulfill critical biometric functionality for a variety of applications including border management, law enforcement, defense, intelligence, banking, and payments. Aware is a publicly held company (NASDAQ: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts. Aware has provided COTS biometrics software products since 1993, when it helped the FBI to design and optimize the “WSQ” fingerprint image compression algorithm for the first large-scale fingerprint digitization effort. Over the following twenty-plus years, Aware has consistently employed a “true COTS” product model, introducing a diverse array of OEM software products used to quickly and easily integrate advanced biometric functionality into solutions for a variety of applications. Aware software has been used by hundreds of customers and is currently in daily operation on many thousands of workstations, servers, and mobile devices globally. Aware provides a comprehensive offering of biometric software products, services, and solutions as an independent supplier; that is, independent from hardware vendors, AFIS suppliers, multinationals, and system integrators. This independence ensures that using Aware products not only incorporates high-quality, reliable, best-of-breed functionality into a solution, but also enables a modular, flexible, extensible architecture that delivers substantial long-term benefits to the system owner.