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elitecrete1 36 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 11, 2014 9:16 AM Member since: Jan 11, 2002
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    Aware issues a PR for new product. That's special!

    by fd_rox Sep 11, 2014 9:06 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Sep 11, 2014 9:16 AM Flag

    I just read the PR and really have no idea what inquire does. Text based integration into search? #$%$? Does that mean attaching DL, Credit card, Passport, Visa, addresses, phone numbers, etc into Identity templates? I thought this already existed.

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    Intel buying up patents of others

    by elitecrete1 Sep 11, 2014 8:43 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Sep 11, 2014 8:45 AM Flag

    Intel today announced that it has acquired 1,400 telecommunications patents and patent applications registered by Powerwave Technologies. The patent portfolio was purchased by Intel through the Gores Group private equity firm, which obtained the patents when Powerwave Technologies went bankrupt and shut down in 2013.

    It’s not yet clear exactly why Intel decided to purchase the patent portfolio, but in the age of mobile, arming yourself with mobile infrastructure patents sounds like a more than an ounce of prevention.

    According to Intel, “Powerwave was a pioneer in telecommunications infrastructure products, including antennas and base stations. The patents relate to, among other things, telecommunications infrastructure technologies, including tower-mounted amplifiers, antenna structures, power amplifier configurations, crest factor reduction and digital pre-distortion circuitry.”

    This isn’t Intel’s first telecommunications-centric patent deal. In 2012, Intel paid $375 million for 1,700 patents from InterDigital. According to Intel, the InterDigital portfolio involved “patents primarily related to 3G, LTE, and 802.11 technologies.”

  • Maybe that is what's spiking the Aware volume over the last two days. We know they've already bought some from Aware and maybe now they're looking at the rest. Just speculation on my part but something is definitely in the works.

    Volume usually precedes price. I bought some January 3.25 calls for $1.10 on Tuesday. I am ridiculously over weight this stock in my portfolio.

  • Reply to

    Center for Identification Research

    by elitecrete1 Aug 22, 2014 12:03 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 26, 2014 8:44 AM Flag

    I didn't notice that Sandy. Interesting that Aware and Leidos are on the Clarkson list together and both missing from the WVU list. Maybe others as well. What it means? Who knows, but nice catch.

  • Reply to

    Center for Identification Research

    by elitecrete1 Aug 22, 2014 12:03 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 22, 2014 1:28 PM Flag

    For the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014, the dollar increase in hardware sales was due to an increase in units ordered by our
    U.S. government hardware customer.
    We are unable to predict future hardware sales with any degree of certainty because: i) our contract with the government provides pricing, but
    does not obligate it to purchase any products until it provides us with purchase orders; and ii) forecasting our customer’s demand is difficult.
    It seems to me that things got a bit clearer on 8/15. How about an update?

  • Reply to

    Center for Identification Research

    by elitecrete1 Aug 22, 2014 12:03 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 22, 2014 12:54 PM Flag

    Aware, Leidos, and DOD. Is there any news from Aug 15 that you'd like to share with us Mr Russberg?

  • Affiliates

    CITeR Affiliates

    Organizations which sign on as Center Affiliates, fund, drive, and shape the shared research portfolio of the Center. Affiliates work cooperatively as a group to advance their common interests and are best positioned to continuously and effectively reap the benefits of research outcomes from the shared portfolio. As such they are then ideally positioned to transfer the results to their own efforts and initiate leveraged projects which stem from shared portfolio project results but meet their specific needs.

    CITeR Affiliate Organizations

  • Reply to

    AWRe mentioned in recent SA article

    by callmybluffyou2 Aug 21, 2014 3:23 PM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 22, 2014 10:03 AM Flag

    We do *expect* they have 2 mil already this Q in the bank. It would be unlikely there would be a change with Fujitsu/Aware in Canada, Saudi Arabia or the VFS Global deployments using the Fujitsu/Aware solutions. What we do not know is the about the current US government contract out there.

    There. I fixed it for you Nutz. BTW, FD has been saying that for 9 months now. Welcome to the club. Tell us how we get past $6.5 mil in sales this quarter. Wouldn't it be nice for AWRE mgt to give us a clue instead of leave us guessing all the time?

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    More lies or 'half truths' from BKYI?

    by elitecrete1 Aug 20, 2014 10:04 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 22, 2014 9:26 AM Flag

    B...B...B...But I thought Mike said Biokey was the only publicly traded pure play?

    The Next Biometric Takeover Target?

    As I shared earlier this week, in the wake of Apple's acquisition of Authentec in July 2012, Imageware represents one of the only pure-play biometrics stocks left in the market today.

    Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) is another player in the space. But in recent years, it has monetized most of its valuable patents and distributed excess cash via special dividends, which is never a good sign for future growth if the best use of cash is to return it to shareholders.

    Not to mention, Aware's management keeps touting "new product development initiatives." Yet details remain extremely scarce since management doesn't hold quarterly conference calls or attend investor conferences.

    Regardless, I'm convinced Imageware offers a superior solution thanks to its multi-modal approach. And with a market cap of only $212 million and foundational intellectual property, I don't believe Imageware will remain independent much longer if the customer wins start piling up.

    Just like Apple did with Authentec, it makes most sense for a larger company to acquire Imageware and own the technology outright, instead of licensing it and allowing competitors to do the same.

    Here are three of Imageware's patents of particular note for those interested:
    Check out IWSY on Seeking Alpha website for yesterdays entire write up.

  • Reply to

    Think about this.

    by stargazer376 Aug 21, 2014 10:22 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 21, 2014 11:29 AM Flag

    BTT writes...'I mean even look at CeCe? She is the CFO and I can't see for the life of me what she must be doing everyday... how does she bring value to this company?'

    She signs the Sarb Ox documents as does Mike. You think it's easy trying to find people willing to trade their integrity for a paycheck? Just because Jon Corzine got off scott free doesn't mean they will. I doubt they have friends with as much juice as that #$%$.

  • Reply to

    Major 'under' and 'mis' statements FYI

    by elitecrete1 Aug 20, 2014 9:36 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 20, 2014 3:36 PM Flag

    I can't speak to Imageware as I have not followed them other than having them on my watch list. But after following Biokey for over 13 years I can assure you that the only 'urgency' they have is to keep their scam of a company alive by any means necessary. Half truths that run a very fine line to out right lies is their stock and trade. Mgt has done a marvelous job of cashing outsized paychecks while losing boatloads of money every single year of their miserable existence.

    AWRE management are paragons of integrity compared to that of BKYI.

  • 'BIO-key has survived to be the only stand-alone publicly traded biometric *software* company in the market.'

    Check out AWRE and IWSY just off the top off my head.

    'It has come to the Board's attention that there is a shareholder concern that BIO-key's performance is due to the result of poor executive leadership.'...LOL. Talk about an understatement.

  • BIO-key has been through many iterations in structure, including acquisitions and divestitures, and through all of those changes BIO-key has survived to be the only stand-alone publicly traded biometric software company in the market.

    It has come to the Board's attention that there is a shareholder concern that BIO-key's performance is due to the result of poor executive leadership. While there is always room for improvement, we believe BIO-key is in a good position for success and the leadership team is making the changes to adapt to the evolving market opportunities.

    Since the new Board formation, we have recommended and management has launched modern web marketing programs with a new Search Engine Optimization campaign and instituted a 30 day sales pipeline forecast review process to insure tighter management of our business. As we review the product development and business growth opportunities, we will continue to make suggestions to management to dominate the biometrics market and maximize shareholder value. Also, with regard to our capitalization, we plan to affect a reverse split in the third or early fourth quarter to reduce the number of shares outstanding and ultimately attract new institutional investors.

    Many of our investors and followers have a lengthy history with the Company. We appreciate and thank you for your loyalty and commitment and look forward to sharing additional information after the close of the fiscal year.


    Board of Directors
    BIO-key International, Inc.

  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 Aug 7, 2014 10:35 AM Flag

    Eamon Javers did a story on the most recent password thefts and how biometrics are being considered as an antidote. Stock took a jump right after.

    Bio industry is going to start attracting attention again it appears.

  • elitecrete1 by elitecrete1 Aug 6, 2014 1:24 PM Flag

    Apple could launch a mobile wallet as soon as next month, when the company will reportedly announce the iPhone 6. Experts have speculated that an Apple mobile wallet, which would allow iPhone users to pay in stores with their phone, will likely build on Passbook and use the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint scanner to authorize transactions.

    The new patent filing suggests that those theories are on target. An accompanying picture (see above) shows a mobile wallet that revolves around "digital cards

  • Reply to

    AWRE We just hit the low for the year ouch!!

    by robshemanski Aug 1, 2014 11:52 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 5, 2014 10:04 AM Flag

    I look at it this way. The stock traded at 5.60/share before the 1.75 special divi announcement. Most of us here owned a boatload at the time. 5.60-1.75 = 3.85. All things being equal, that is where the stock should be trading ex-div. I'm still holding all my shares until this enigma of a company is finally sold. Blather on all you want. We're not going anywhere until Staffords make their move.

  • elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Aug 5, 2014 9:46 AM Flag

    Toobad writes...'What you fail to understand FD is the significance of this known fact as it relates to the market'

    Being as how everyone here also fails, why don't you explain it to us? While you're at it, quantify it to us in terms of potential revenue Toobad/Savedone/etc

  • Reply to

    Details of deal to sell DSL patents TQ Delta?

    by elitecrete1 Jul 21, 2014 8:34 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Jul 21, 2014 11:02 AM Flag

    Actually 3 out of 3 resulted in payments to Aware. My objection is to the asymmetric nature of material information that chronically exists between the insiders, their friends, and the rest of us.

  • Reply to

    Details of deal to sell DSL patents TQ Delta?

    by elitecrete1 Jul 21, 2014 8:34 AM
    elitecrete1 elitecrete1 Jul 21, 2014 8:48 AM Flag

    Who are the principals of TQDelta, Daphimo, Hybrid Audio? Wouldn't it be nice to know?

  • AdTran being sued for infringement of certain of those patents. July 17, 2014 suit filed. Do Aware shareholders have a dog in that fight? Wouldn't it be nice to know?

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