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elitecrete1 68 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 11, 2014 10:49 AM Member since: Jan 11, 2002
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  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 Apr 11, 2014 10:49 AM Flag

    Apparently they don't have telephones at Aware. Or, The former CEO dos not speak with the company anymore.

    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to clarify this on a conference call?

    Percentage of beneficial ownership is based on 22,627,375 shares of common stock outstanding as of April 1, 2014

    Michael A. Tzannes (5) 565,847... 781,004... 1,346,851... 5.8%

    (5) The number of shares beneficially owned by Michael A. Tzannes is based on information in a Schedule 13G filed by Michael A.Tzannes on February 14, 2012 and Aware’s own stock option records. The number of shares beneficially owned includes 20,000 shares held by a private charitable foundation, of which Mr. Tzannes and his wife are trustees.

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    Lack of Growth and Disconnected from Reality

    by fd_rox Oct 30, 2013 6:10 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 8, 2014 5:48 PM Flag

    Clearly we are not part of this movement...You were way ahead of me on this FD...

    FD wrote Back on Oct 30, 2013...Aware has not demonstrated consistent growth either in the short or long term. There are countless applications integrating biometrics into securing mobile transactions for all industries that are underway. ***Clearly we are not part of this movement.*** Those systems either have been or are being tested now. Platforms are growing revenues are growing. Aware is stuck in a market that is a small, low margin #$%$-ant and missing the ground swell that is happening all around them. This should not be a surprise. We have seen this type of miscalculation before from them. Its time Russberg and Goose step down . This ain't the options business, nor a lemonaide stand. This one requires skills you obviously do not have.

  • The Samsung S5 will utilise Fast Identity Online (FIDO). In practice this means that you would authenticate to your phone and then attach to a network using super-strong encryption coding. This means no cloud storage, which rings true to Apple’s rival philosophy, but also allows for potential authentication to third parties.
    Why isn't AWRE involved in this market. If they were, they would be members of FIDO(a standards setting org). They are not..

    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to ask someone who actually worked at the company that simple question? Is that asking too much?

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 8, 2014 12:42 PM Flag

    Johnny, Thanks for the info about the FIDO Alliance Membership levels. I just checked to see if my biometric stock was a member and it is not.

    I gather from their non-participation that they are not involved in Mobile verification at all. This despite doing paid R&D and contract work for the DOD and foreign Govts for security purposes. One would think commercial, mobile, military, and law enforcement biometric standards would be transferable and interchangeable but they are not.

    I noticed from the FIDO membership page that the highest sponsor level were companies like Google, MSFT, Discover, Mastercard, Blackberry and Lenovo. Nok Nok is a founding member. I have never heard of them. One correction though, IDEX is listed as a sponsor level member. One step below the others mentioned.

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Apr 3, 2014 12:20 PM Flag

    PACER has the actual complaint available online. You need to register for an account.

    Shareholders may actually learn something watching Management defend the company in this suit if it goes to trial in Freehold. In any event, PACER will have the depositions and discovery posted as the case progresses. Remember, all testimony will be under oath, there is no safe harbor statement to hide behind in US court other than pleading the 5th.

    Let's leave the merits of the case for the court to decide.
    On or about March 13, 2014, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Company in the Superior Court of Monmouth County, New Jersey based on an alleged breach of a license agreement seeking return of all amounts paid under the license in the amount of $718,500. The Company has not been formally served and intends to vigorously defend the action and pursue all available counterclaims.

  • ITEM 3.


    In the normal course of business, the Company periodically becomes involved in litigation. The Company is not a party to any material pending litigation except as follows:

    On or about March 13, 2014, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Company in the Superior Court of Monmouth County, New Jersey based on an alleged breach of a license agreement seeking return of all amounts paid under the license in the amount of $718,500. The Company has not been formally served and intends to vigorously defend the action and pursue all available counterclaims.

  • What fund wants to show this dog in their next Q1 filing? Price at beginning of quarter 6.14/sh price today 5.75/sh. That's a drop of 6.5%.

    The good news is there's a buyer for all they can sell at 5.75 for the last month. Who is that buyer and what does he know that the rest of us don't?

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    by elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 5:14 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 20, 2014 3:41 PM Flag

    Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

    On March 13, 2014, the Board of Directors of BIO-key International, Inc. (the "Company") granted options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock to certain employees and members of the Board of Directors. The table below sets forth the grants to the Company's current executive officers who were identified as named executive officers in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012.

    Number of
    Shares Option
    Underlying Exercise Option Vesting
    Name Options Price Expiration Date Period
    Michael DePasquale 500,000 $0.205 March 12, 2021 Three Years
    Mira Lacous 300,000 $0.205 March 12, 2021 Three Years
    Scott Mahnken 200,000 $0.205 March 12, 2021 Three Years

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 19, 2014 1:45 PM Flag

    Toobad writes: Purchase would be a great idea. There is more potential here than you realize.
    Great for who? Potential for who? Not us, that's for share. Not unless they tip us off to the target beforehand so we can front run it like they will.

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 19, 2014 1:16 PM Flag

    Radio, I considered that possibility as well. But then I can't explain why he didn't give Ariel a heads up prior to the Intel sale. That was the source of the two sizable subsequent special dividends. A nice and unexpected, payday for me for sure.

    I sat holding this stock eagerly anticipating a windfall from the secret Hybrid Audio settlement, which turned out to be a non-event so far. Then, out of nowhere the Intel sale gets announced. So far, I've made money here. But not for the reason I thought. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than smart.

    The only reasons I have left for optimism at this point are majority insider ownership, bullet proof balance sheet, positive cash flow, biometric credibility gained with Government agencies through recent program announcements, efforts in rightsizing the business for sale, faint possibility of further royalties from the patents that went out the back door.

    The one thing that keeps me up at night is their stated possibility of using the cash hoard to buy another company. IMO, that would be a disaster. Corporate suicide in fact.

  • In addition to
    demonstrating significant shortfalls with ABIS
    1.2, testing during the August 2013 deployment also revealed
    problems with ABIS supportability.
    ABIS 1.0 authority to operate
    will be at risk due to its
    dependence on Windows XP®, which is being phased out.
    Significant Information Assurance vulnerabilities will not
    be patched if support for the Windows XP® product is
    curtailed by the vendor. Accordingly, ABIS 1.0 should be
    modernized to eliminate its dependency on Windows XP®
    and other hardware or software reaching end-of-life.
    ABIS 1.0 be baselined, an assessment is needed of
    the ABIS 1.0 system, to include the definition of external
    interfaces to the current system and customers. Any script
    utilities that exist to enable end-to-end exchange should
    be defined, documented, and consolidated to the extent
    possible so that each interface can be maintained even as
    changes continue to be made to the core system.
    ABIS 1.2 system is also dependent upon
    XP® and utilizes the same search core
    employed by the ABIS
    1.0 system. For ABIS 1.2, both
    the Windows® operating system and the search core are
    planned to be updated starting in 1QFY14.

    Based on nearly five years of development and testing,
    ABIS 1.2 continues to experience a significant number of
    high-priority defects, which have not yet been addressed ...

  • Reply to

    ImageWare Systems Issues Corporate Update

    by elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 4:08 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 8:58 PM Flag

    All we have from them scant information amount the Saudi Pilgrim, Canadian visa, and Navy Ruggedized capture/search device programs. Details are few, growth forecasts and earnings guidance is non-existent. I'm not happy about it, but I agree with Mush that I'd rather have hard facts than pie in the sky hype.

    The good news is that there are in fact programs in progress and they seem to be a trusted vendor to the Feds. That has to be worth something someday.

    That's all I can offer as a counterpoint to the paragraph you pulled from the market risk section. Which, BTW is a legitimate risk.

  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 5:14 PM Flag

    Just thought of you when I opened the Form 4 and saw that the CEO just awarded himself another 500,000 options @.205/share. I just knew how pleased you'd be. /sarc

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    ImageWare Systems Issues Corporate Update

    by elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 4:08 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 5:07 PM Flag

    Listen FD, we're all #$%$ about Awares information embargo, at least those of us with half a brain, but pulling paragraphs from the 'market risk' section of the 10K is a bit over the top. That really doesn't do any of us any good.

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    ImageWare Systems Issues Corporate Update

    by elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 4:08 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 4:14 PM Flag

    "2013 was a pivotal year for ImageWare, as we formed partnerships with two of the world's largest IT services providers, ***Fujitsu*** and T-Systems," said Jim Miller, chairman and CEO of ImageWare. "We are starting to see a shift in companies evangelizing biometrics, moving from the small biometric companies trying to prove their practical application in the commercial and consumer markets, to many large corporations understanding the real-world benefits of bringing biometrics to the mainstream public. This shift has created an attractive opportunity for ImageWare and we plan to leverage our large partners' sales and marketing power to capitalize on it.

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    ImageWare Systems Issues Corporate Update

    by elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 4:08 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 17, 2014 4:10 PM Flag

    Aware? Aware?? Hello Anybody there?? Hello!

  • SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2014) - ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: IWSY) (ImageWare), a leader in mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, has issued financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013, as well as provided a corporate update to highlight the company's progress since its last update on November 14, 2013.

    Key Milestones and Events

    Initiated a pilot with T-Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom AG. The partnership will start with a pilot in T-Systems' labs in Germany to integrate ImageWare's patented, multi-modal biometric, cloud-based identity management and credential technology into T-Systems' products.
    Completed delivery of ImageWare's QuickCapture application in connection with a U.S. federally sponsored pilot program for iris recognition with 20 state and local law enforcement agencies.
    Recognized as 2014 Innovation and Design Award Winner for its Biometric Engine 2.0® by industry research firm Envisioneering at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
    Settled patent litigation with WCC Services US (WCC) and Creative Information Technology (CITI) that resulted in WCC and CITI obtaining royalty bearing licenses from IWSY for the patents at issue. These patents cover IWSY's multi-modal biometric platform and fusion of biometric modalities.

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    New Product Line Released without any PR

    by fd_rox Mar 14, 2014 7:44 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 14, 2014 12:12 PM Flag

    'hidden motives'? That phrase perfectly describes Aware management, BOD, you, and the rest of the boys in the Yahoo ba-troom Socks.

    Since when is asking a public company to act like one a 'hidden motive'?

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    Where was Aware on this contract award?

    by elitecrete1 Mar 10, 2014 2:10 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Mar 11, 2014 1:23 PM Flag

    Socks, if you can positively connect Accurate Biometrics, to Ariel, to Stafford, other than all being from Chicagoland, you might convince me there is something to your nattering. Otherwise, nothing more than your usual baseless innuendo.

    I'm very long Aware and I'm looking for reasons to hold other than opaque, off balance sheet IP value and majority insider ownership. Your mindless bio pumping isn't help me at all. Now get back in the ba-troom Mush.

  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 Mar 10, 2014 2:11 PM Flag

    Solicitation Number:
    Notice Type:
    Award Notice
    Contract Award Date:
    February 7, 2014
    Contract Award Number:
    Contract Award Dollar Amount:
    Contractor Awarded Name:
    Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation
    Contractor Awarded DUNS:

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