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SuperCom Launches New $1 Million Project in Central Coast California

SuperCom | January 18, 2022

SuperCom , a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, IOT and Cybersecurity sectors, announces today that its fully-owned subsidiary, Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA), has launched a new project with a probation department in Central Coast California to provide rehabilitative services. This launch reflects the progression of an award in this county previously announced, and the successful completion of county approval process well as contract negotiations and execution.

This project, which also has an emphasis on employment services for women, supports those reentering the community from periods of incarceration by providing evidence-based and individualized services that contribute to a reduction in recidivism. This new project is valued at approximately $1 million over a term of three years, or approximately $340,000 per year.

"We are pleased to continue our momentum into 2022 with another new project launch, this time in California with an existing customer, further validating the value of our offerings and the strength of our long-term customer relationships. We attribute this new project also to our successful track record of creating customized programs that best suit the needs of public agencies related to reducing recidivism, improving outcomes, and ultimately changing behavior," commented Ordan Trabelsi, President and CEO of SuperCom.

"Looking forward, we expect to win more multi-year government projects with both new and existing customers globally which will add on to our annual recurring revenues."

Ordan Trabelsi, President and CEO of SuperCom

About SuperCom
Since 1988, SuperCom has been a global provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing advanced safety, identification and security solutions to governments and organizations, both private and public, throughout the world. Through its proprietary e-Government platforms and innovative solutions for traditional and biometrics enrollment, personalization, issuance and border control services, SuperCom has inspired governments and national agencies to design and issue secure Multi-ID documents and robust digital identity solutions to its citizens and visitors. SuperCom offers a unique all-in-one field-proven RFID & mobile technology and product suite, accompanied by advanced complementary services for various industries including healthcare and homecare, security and safety, community public safety, law enforcement, electronic monitoring, livestock monitoring, and building and access automation.

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