TO USE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY ILTS SUBSIDIARY
CARLSBAD, CA (May 2, 2006) -- INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY & TOTALIZATOR SYSTEMS, INC. (OTCBB:ITSI) announced today that Election Systems & Software, Inc. (“ES&S”) has signed an agreement with Los Angeles County, California that will use technology developed by ILTS’ wholly owned subsidiary, Unisyn Voting Solutions. ES&S will provide 4,900 InkaVote Precinct Ballot Counters (PBC) and related software and services for use in Los Angeles County.
ILTS entered into a license agreement with ES&S in May of 2005 for ES&S to manufacture and distribute the InkaVote Plus PBC developed by Unisyn. InkaVote Plus is an optical scan voting system that provides full compliance to the Help America Vote Act. It includes a ballot-scanner to check for overvotes and undervotes, and an accessible voting station, which provides audio assistance for visually impaired voters.
“Los Angeles County is the largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, and we are gratified by the confidence placed in InkaVote Plus to bring the County into compliance with requirements of the Help America Vote Act,” said ILTS acting President, Steve Schwickert. “Working with ES&S and County voting officials we are confident that InkaVote Plus will improve the voting process for all voters in Los Angeles.”
Unisyn Voting Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of computerized transaction processing systems to government sanctioned lotteries and racing organizations worldwide. ILTS systems have combined to process more than 500 billion secure transactions with 100% reliability and no loss of data.
Election Systems & Software, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most experienced providers of total election management solutions, with over 74,000 systems installed worldwide.The statements in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by forwardlooking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the absence of significant contract backlog, the dependence on business from foreign customers sometimes in politically unstable regions, political and governmental decisions as to the establishment of lotteries and other wagering industries in which the Registrant's products are marketed, fluctuations in quarter-by-quarter operating results and other factors described in the Registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2005.