Irvine, CA, May 17, 2002 – CardLogix, a leading smart card company, today announced it is supplying smart cards for promoter Omega Events in a series of music festivals for the Southern California area. These events feature premier music acts such as B.B. King, Los Lobos and the Rippingtons The festivals are the Fifth Annual Doheny Blues Festival, the 7th Old Pasadena Jazz Fest, and the 6thDoheny Days Music Festival. The “Event Card” is purchased at admission for a preset value and used throughout the event venue instead of cash. Purchases of food, beverages, and event merchandise are transacted quickly, securely and conveniently with the card. Any amount of value can be purchased and any unused balance is refunded to the purchaser.

CardLogix smart cards work with Omega Events software developed by Smart Systems and Solutions, storing and executing value and identification directly on the smart card, instead of relying on outside credit card processing. On-card processing improves transaction times and security.

The scheduled events are: Doheny Blues Festival on May 18-19 in Dana Point, California, the Old Pasadena Jazz Fest on July 13-14, and the Doheny Days Music Festival on September 14-15.

About CardLogix

CardLogix develops smart card platforms for the secure transaction of data and value. The CardLogix smart card technology platform is the basis for innovative applications throughout the world in retail POS, healthcare, security, finance and entertainment. For more information, contact CardLogix at or 949-380-1312.

About Omega Events

Based in Orange County California, Omega Events is a leading producer of outdoor music festivals. In addition, Omega has developed a cashless payment solution for special events called the Event Card. For more information, contact Omega Events at or 949-362-3366.