AXCESS Adds Ammonia Detection Capability to RFID-based Sensor Tags

Meets Need for Enhanced Protection While Increasing ROI

Oct 21, 2004, 01:00 ET from AXCESS International Inc.

    DALLAS, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AXCESS International Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   AXSI.OB), a leading provider of Active Radio Frequency
 Identification (RFID) systems today announced the general availability of a
 unique, distributed ammonia detection and alerting system based upon its
 battery-powered RFID long range wireless tagging technology.  The RFID system
 provides constant monitoring of harmful gas levels from sources which would be
 potentially toxic or explosive, if undetected leaks occur.
     "To meet the industry's growing demand for identifying ammonia levels
 while reducing false alarms, we developed this new ammonia detection and
 alerting system," said Allan Griebenow President & CEO of AXCESS Inc.
 "Anhydrous Ammonia is commonly used as a refrigeration component in the frozen
 foods and poultry processing industries. When false positives occur in these
 industries, production lines are stopped, costing the companies involved a
 significant amount of revenue. The new solution allows for concentrated
 sensors which can corroborate events with several clustered sensors, thereby
 reducing the incidence of false positive readings and increasing customers
 ROI. Additionally, this solution meets the need for flexible, low cost,
 distributed sensing of hazardous material in virtually any environment and
 performs real time analysis, monitoring, and alerting, and supports immediate
 evidentiary investigation. The solution has been successfully demonstrated
 within the industry and has received positive feedback."
     The use of portable ammonia sensors and a wireless monitoring network
 provides an easily installed and cost effective blanket detection coverage
 area where expensive hard-wired systems fall short. The battery powered RFID
 architecture allows for sensors being easily populated in greater quantities
 at less cost, thereby increasing protective coverage. The TCP/IP transmission
 capability of the AXCESS ActiveTag(TM) receivers allows for transmission of
 sensor alerts to personnel in containment centers via email and pagers during
 an incident. The use of active RFID tags to transmit detection signals
 combines with the detectors for a very low cost wireless monitoring network,
 and is able to analyze critical data from a vast array of detectors and alerts
 responders immediately.
     The ActiveTag RFID unit is integrated into the ammonia detector to receive
 and transmit an alarm brought on by the presence of an increase in harmful
 ammonia around the device. The system can also detect the presence of methane,
 propane, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, and ethylene oxide. A single detection
 unit or multiple units networked together can be monitored by an
 infrastructure of RFID receivers connected to the network or the Internet
 using AXCESS' OnlineSupervisor(TM) (e/OLS) software or a third party control
 system, via links to the SQL database. The software can also correlate alerts
 from multiple sensors in an area, to help filter out false alarms.  Alarms are
 displayed visually and graphically on a map and the alert notifications
 include alarms, pages and emails to local personnel and authorities.
     AXCESS' OnlineSupervisor(TM) software can support multiple types of
 sensors including temperature, pressure, movement, intrusion, biological and
 radiation. The ActiveTag RFID system allows for sensor alerts to be sent to a
 host in serial (ASCII) format or in standard Wiegand to a control panel. The
 system is integrated with AXCESS' Prism Video(TM) line of network-based
 digital video products. This video verification of an alarm enables safety and
 security personnel to quickly view an actual event and allow them to provide
 quicker, more precise response and intervention.
     About AXCESS International Inc.
     AXCESS International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   AXSI), headquartered in
 greater Dallas, TX, provides Active RFID (radio frequency identification) and
 video surveillance systems for physical security and supply chain
 efficiencies. The battery-powered (active) RFID tags locate, identify, track,
 monitor, count, and protect people, assets, inventory, and vehicles. AXCESS'
 Active RFID solutions are supported by its integrated network-based, streaming
 digital video (or IPTV) technology. Both patented technologies enable
 applications including: automatic "hands-free" personnel access control,
 automatic vehicle access control, automatic electronic asset management,
 sensor management, and network-based security surveillance. AXCESS is a
 partner company of Amphion Capital Partners LLC.
     This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 21E
 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about future
 business operations, financial performance and market conditions.  Such
 forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties inherent in
 business forecasts.

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