Visualant Inc. (OTCBB: VSUL) is a publicly-traded company focused on the development of proprietary technology that captures the signature of a wide spectrum of light; color that is visible by humans, but also wavelengths just outside the humanly-visible portion of the light spectrum.
Visualant, Inc. develops low-cost, high speed, light-based security and quality control solutions for use in homeland security, anti-counterfeiting, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection and process control applications. Its patent-pending technology uses controlled illumination with specific bands of light, to establish a unique spectral signature for both individual and classes of items. When matched against existing databases, these spectral signatures allow precise identification and authentication of any item or substance. This breakthrough optical sensing and data capture technology is called Spectral Pattern Matching (SPM). SPM technology can be miniaturized and is easily integrated into a variety of hand-held or fixed mount configurations, and can be combined in the same package as a bar-code or biometric scanner.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, TransTech Systems, Inc., the Company provides security and authentication solutions to security and law enforcement markets throughout the United States.
Now you can see the future of security and authentication with Visualant
Visualant, Incorporated is a publicly-traded company focused on the development of proprietary technology that captures the signature of a wide spectrum of light; color that is visible by humans, but also wavelengths just outside the humanly-visible portion of the light spectrum.
With Visualant's patent-pending technology, you can see color that is otherwise invisible; color that is nature's inherent fingerprint. Our technology maps color from a surface then enters this spectral map into a proprietary database. This light spectrum snapshot becomes the template for a myriad of applications; from authentication to diagnostics.
Counterfeiters cannot counterfeit what they cannot see
Visualant technology can defeat counterfeiting of everything from currency to documents to pharmaceuticals to branded products of all varieties - by recording the inherent non-visible signature of such items and comparing this signature to a known baseline.
The global political climate demands solutions that will increase the safety and security of our country, its citizens and the world. Visualant is capitalizing on the extensive business opportunities in
Each of these segments has security vulnerabilities, costing businesses billions of dollars per year in losses.
A transformative technology with unlimited potential
Visualant actively seeks working partners to deploy its technology in the security and authentication fields. While the core focus of Visualant is on authentication and security-related activities, the Company is licensing its transformative technology for applications in areas outside of this core focus as well.
Visualant offers the simplest, fastest and most inexpensive means to document unique non-visible signatures from nearly any kind of product or surface. With Visualant, you can see the future of security and authentication.
The Visualant management team is comprised of seasoned professionals with many years of relevant experience in building international businesses, deploying technology, introducing new products to market and accessing the capital markets.
Ronald Erickson CEO, President and Chairman of the Board.
A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in the high technology, telecommunications, micro-computer, and digital media industries, Mr. Erickson was the founder of Visualant. In addition to his Visualant responsibilities he also serves as Chairman of ivi, Inc. a streaming media company and eCharge Corporation an Internet based transaction processing company. He is formerly Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Frog Media, a mobile media and entertainment company; Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of GlobalTel Resources, a provider of telecommunications services; Chairman, Interim President and CEO of Egghead Software, Inc. the large software reseller where he was an original investor; Chairman and CEO of NBI, Inc.; and Co-ounder of MicroRim, Inc. the database software developer. Earlier, Mr. Erickson practiced law in Seattle and worked in public policy in Washington, DC and New York, NY. Additionally, Mr. Erickson has been an angel investor and board member of a number of public and private technology companies. Mr. Erickson has a BA from Central Washington University, a MA from the University of Wyoming and a JD from the University of California, Davis. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington and the District of Columbia.
Mark Scott Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Scott has served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since May 2010. He has significant financial, capital market and relations experience in public microcap companies. Mr. Scott continues to serve as Chief Financial Officer of IA Global, Inc., a position he has held since October 2003. Previously, he held executive financial positions with Digital Lightwave; Network Access Solutions; and Teltronics, Inc. He has also held senior financial positions at Protel, Inc., Crystals International, Inc., Ranks Hovis McDougall, LLP and Brittania Sportswear, and worked at Arthur Andersen. As a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, Mr. Scott is a certified corporate director. Mr. Scott is also a certified public accountant.
Yoshitami Arai Visualant Board of Directors.
Mr. Arai brings strategic experience, a broad global business network, and sophisticated business acumen to the Visualant Board of Directors. He has performed in many professional and civic capacities throughout Japan and abroad, and has served as Director and Senior Executive of international organizations including 7-Eleven, Tokyu Hotels, Systems International, Catalina Marketing and Sony.
Paul Bonderson Visualant Board of Directors.
Mr. Bonderson has more than 30 years of technical experience in the computer industry, spanning both hardware and software engineering, engineering management, and product development. Prior to co-founding Brocade, Bonderson held engineering management positions at industry leading companies including Intel Corporation and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Since retiring from Brocade, Bonderson has been an active philanthropist. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Wetlands America Trust, Inc., the organization responsible for managing the endowment and land holdings of Ducks Unlimited. He is also a Senior Advisory Vice President and Board Member of Ducks Unlimited. Additionally, Mr. Bonderson serves on the Advisory Committee of the School of Engineering and the Foundation Board of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.
Jim Gingo Visualant Board of Directors.
TransTech founded in 1994, and led by President Jim Gingo is a distributor of access control and authentication systems serving the security and law enforcement markets. Jim's guidance, experience and great depth of knowledge combined to make TransTech a respected national reputation for outstanding product knowledge, sales and service excellence. Their management team is lead by TransTech founder, Jim Gingo, a highly regarded industry veteran and one of the early members of the Document Security Alliance, an organization co-founded by the United States Secret Service and concerned industry representatives after the events of 9/11. He sits on the Board of the Security Industry Association.
Marco Hegyi Visualant Board of Directors.
Marco Hegyi is a principal with the Chasm Group, where he combines his expertise in, and passion for helping companies expand their businesses with innovative technologies and collaborative partnership strategies using mobile and wireless platforms, service business models and Internet marketing programs.
Prior to working as a strategic advisor, Mr. Hegyi served as Senior Director, Global Product Management, at Yahoo Search Marketing. Prior to Yahoo, Mr. Hegyi was at Microsoft leading program management for Microsoft Windows and Office beta releases aimed at software developers. While at Microsoft, he formed new service concepts and created operating programs to extend the depth and breadth of the company's unparalleled developer eco-system, including managing offshore, outsource teams in China and India, and being the named inventor of a filed Microsoft patent for a business process in service delivery.
Mr. Hegyi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Information and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and has completed advanced studies in innovation marketing, advanced management, and strategy at Harvard Business School, Stanford University, UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, and MIT Sloan School of Management.
Dr. Masahiro Kawahata, Ph.D. Chair of Scientific Advisory Committee. Visualant Board of Directors.
Dr. Kawahata is the former Director of the Fujitsu Research Institute. He is known in Japan as "the father of multimedia" for his work as National Program Director in developing the nationwide fiber optic network. Early in 2005, the U.S. Government officially acknowledged him as "Non-U.S. Scientist of Extraordinary Ability". Dr. Kawahata has taught at Tokai University, is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, Provost's Distinguished Professor at the University of Southern California and Visiting Professor at the University of Washington. He has served as a Director of numerous technology companies, and has received several prestigious awards in the United States and Japan.
Jon Pepper Visualant Board of Directors.
Jon Pepper is the co-founder of Pepcom [www.pepcom.com], an industry leader at producing press-only technology showcase events around the country. Prior to that Pepper started the DigitalFocus newsletter, a ground-breaking newsletter on digital imaging that went to leading influencers worldwide. Pepper has been closely involved with the high technology revolution since the beginning of the personal computer era. He was formerly a well-regarded journalist and columnist; his work on technology subjects appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, PC Magazine, Men's Journal, Working Woman, PC Week, Popular Science and many other well known publications. Pepper was educated at Union College in Schenectady, New York and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Bradley E. Sparks Visualant Board of Directors.
With over 30 years of high-tech and related industry experience, Sparks expertise ranges from guiding high-tech start up companies through IPO's to serving in senior financial positions for major public companies.
Mr. Sparks was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. which was recently acquired by a private equity group. Prior to that position, he served as CFO for several telecommunications and high-tech companies, including Omnipoint Corp., Digex, Inc., eSpire Communications, and WAM!NET. He also served as vice president and treasurer of MCI Communications from 1988-1993 and as vice president and controller of MCI Communications from 1993-1995. He currently serves on the boards of Global IP Sound, a software company supporting VOIP applications over the internet, and iCIMS, a software company providing applicant tracking systems. He serves on the Listings Qualifications Review Panel of NASDAQ where he previously chaired the Issuers Affairs Committee.
Visualant's breakthrough sensor technology offers the simplest, fastest and most inexpensive means to document unique non-visible signatures from nearly any kind of product or surface. Visualant's solutions offer customers easy-to-use, fast, accurate, voluntary and non-intrusive methods that over time provide a significant return on investment.
Visualant is actively seeking working partners through acquisition, joint venture and/or licensing opportunities to deploy its technology in the security and authentication fields. While the core focus of Visualant is on authentication and security-related activities, the Company is also licensing its transformative technology for new and practical applications in areas outside of this core focus. For example, Visualant's technology could be used to enhance current biometrics and legacy security solutions, help define and diagnose disease, and determine the health of a plant or the environmental quality of a substance.
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The Visualant Solution
Visualant has developed a revolutionary patent-pending technology providing spectral-based pattern file creation and matching. Patterns of a light spectrum signature, from near ultra-violet through the visible spectrum and into the near infra-red, are collected from our proprietary sensing devices. These pattern files can be created from any material or object. Such pattern files are then matched against baseline pattern files in the Visualant database. As a consequence, the Visualant technology can serve as:
An authenticator to guard against and detect identity crime, forgery, counterfeiting, and other frauds
A diagnostic device with application in medical, agricultural and environmental diagnostics
A reliable information source
Visualant's technology provides accurate and rapid detection for a range of critical applications, including national security, forgery/fraud prevention, brand protection, and product-tampering protection. While some of the same functions can be performed with competing technologies (e.g., facial, retinal, and fingerprint scans; placement of barcodes or holograms on the material; and examination under ultraviolet light), none offer the attractive and valuable combination of attributes provided by Visualant's technology.
Reading full spectrum color patterns, as well as signatures just outside the visible color spectrum, means the Visualant system is more robust and accurate when compared to the competition which use black and white readings. In addition to its accuracy, it is faster, easier, and less costly to use.
Visualant technology solutions complement and enhance current biometrics and legacy security solutions - while trail-blazing new and practical applications. They offer customers easy to use, fast, accurate, voluntary and non-intrusive methods that over time provide a significant return on investment.
Imagine being able to search a pattern database of passport photos of every U.S. citizen within seconds to confirm their identity or to confirm whether or not the driver's license being presented to a law enforcement agent is authentic or a fake. Now add that capability to multiple other forms of identity such as Government-issued identification documents, state identification cards, military identification, birth certificates, National ID Cards; virtually anything that includes a photograph and/or physical description of the holder.
Imagine a technology capable of identifying counterfeit currency without adding new layers of ink, watermarks, holograms, or other methods of security that sophisticated criminals always seem to beat.
Imagine a barcode you cannot see which contains far more information than current barcode technology can deliver. Consider a single, invisible small dot carrying pieces of coded identity information, located on a security pass, passport, or shipping container.
Imagine a technology that can help define and diagnose disease; determine the health of a plant or the environmental quality of a substance.
Imagine a small device the size of a pen used to identify illicit substances.
The possibilities and practical applications for Visualant's transformative technology are nearly unlimited.
Visualant welcomes your ideas for other applications of our breakthrough technology.
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