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Axcess International announced the successful implementation of its asset management system at Universidad Regiomontana

July 10, 2007

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DALLAS -- Axcess International Inc.(BULLETIN BOARD: AXSI.OB) , a leading provider of Dual-Active(TM) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) solutions, and IDZ RFID Mexico, one of the most active RFID consulting and integration service providers in Latin America, today announced the successful implementation of its asset management system at Universidad Regiomontana, a premier Mexican academic institution. The University deployed Axcess' ActiveTag(TM) RFID physical computer asset protection solution in January 2006 with the goal of reversing asset theft and enhancing personnel tracking. Prior to implementation the university suffered a rate of 10-15 percent in laptop thefts on a regular basis; following the use of the system, the thefts have been reduced to zero.

"The Axcess system has provided our institution with a simple and powerful solution to help us address the issue of laptop theft," said Francisco Javier Hernandez of Universidad Regiomontana. "Since our deployment of Axcess' Active RFID System we have virtually eliminated the theft of employee laptops on our campus and can say with confidence that our students' and our employees' personal information is safe."

Identity theft is a growing problem for students and young adults domestically as well as abroad. According to the US Federal Trade Commission, reports of identity theft in the US increased 574 percent in three years, from 31,117 in 2000 to about 210,000 in 2003, with the majority of victims -- 28 percent -- between the ages of 18 and 29. The U.S.Department of Education also recognizes that identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, costing victims over $5 billion annually, and an estimated 9.9 million consumers were victims of identity theft in 2003. In the state of California for example, Senate Bill 1386 (SB 1386), which was passed on July 1, 2003 and became law under the California Civil Code 1798, also known as the "California Information Practices Act,"requires institutions, including universities such as the University of California, Santa Cruz, to notify individuals when their "personal identity information" (PII) has been stolen or inappropriately accessed. Examples of a breach included lost or stolen laptops.

"The successful deployment at Universidad Regiomontana further verifies that Axcess' ActiveTag solution is proven to deter and protect against the theft of assets which if stolen would compromise personal information," said Allan Griebenow, president and CEO of Axcess International. "We are pleased that our system has met the University's need to put an end to crime of this nature. Axcess is busy helping academic and institutions of all kinds protect the personal assets and data of employees and students."

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