Control Module Announces The Genus PC; the Powerful PC-Based Addition to Its Genus Line of Workforce Management Terminals

Genus PC Provides a Seamless Transition Between Human Resource Needs and IT Implementation

ENFIELD, Conn., Oct. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Control Module Inc. (CMI), the leading workforce management solutions provider for time and attendance, secure access control and data collection, today announced a new addition to its Genus product line: the Genus PC. The Genus PC adds the full power of a PC into a traditional workforce management terminal, providing the infrastructure necessary for easy application development and deployment, faster processing speeds and enhanced memory power.

The Genus PC runs on a license-free Linux operating system with full Java programmability (J2SE), providing tools and interfaces based on open standards, enabling a seamless transition between HR needs and IT implementation. Control Module will be demonstrating the Genus PC at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago, from October 19 - 21(Booth No. 321).

"Control Module is committed to meeting the complex and diverse workforce management needs of HR professionals in a variety of industries," said Jana Moak, President & CEO, Control Module. "The ability to leverage the power of the PC enables human resource professionals to more effectively engage their Information Technology counterparts, cost-effectively build solutions that meet their needs and realize the full potential of their workforce management systems."

"The Genus PC is an important product for the fulfillment of Control Module's aggressive growth strategy," said Steve Jacob, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Control Module. "This advanced terminal provides a compelling solution for what our customers have been telling us they need: a sophisticated workforce management terminal, with increased speed and memory capacity, and the ability to easily build customized applications that easily integrate into their existing HRMS systems."

This new entry to Control Module's comprehensive suite of workforce management solutions, offers the power and flexibility of a PC, packaged with the company's advanced technology features, including the highest performing biometrics, as well as Control Module's trademark reliability and support. Control Module also offers a variety of display options and communications protocols, including WIFI, modem with PPP/dialup, http support, built-in web-server support, web services and Java database connectivity (jdbc).

The Genus PC provides a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

 -- Ease of Integration: With the Genus PC's open Linux architecture,
    workforce management systems easily integrate with existing HRMS
 -- Ease of Development: Leveraging this device's unique J2SE full-
    Java support, IT professionals can easily build and deploy the
    applications that meet a variety of human resource needs
 -- Greater Processing Speed: Using the power of a PC, speed for
    identification and verification is handled instantaneously
 -- Additional Memory / Storage Capacity: Building upon the Genus PC's
    computer infrastructure, this device achieves greater memory and
    storage capacity
 -- Advanced, Fingerprint Biometrics: Enabling companies to leverage
    the security and authentication power that comes with fingerprint
    biometrics, from the company that brought biometric technology to
    the workforce management category; first
 -- A Variety of Employee Self-Service Options: Using fingerprint
    biometrics, secure retrieval of employee data, including work
    schedules, vacation requests, FMLA information, time balances,
    etc.; is made easy

The Genus PC is backward compatible with Control Module's Genus I and Genus II terminals, providing a smooth migration for existing installations. Additionally, enterprises that want to integrate different Genus terminals into their systems to meet diverse needs, can rest assured that they can choose from the entire Genus line and run the devices they select on the same platform. The Genus line was introduced last year and has been successfully deployed in enterprises in the United States and internationally.

About Control Module

Control Module is the leading biometric workforce management provider, offering leading edge technology solutions for enabling the secure automation of time and attendance and access control. With over 30 years of experience, continuous financial growth and a strong history of innovation, Control Module delivers workforce management technology to companies around the world, including 160 of the Fortune 500, as well as small-to-medium sized enterprises across a variety of industries.


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