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DigitalPersona Announces U.are.U Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android Applications

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a trusted partner for biometric identity verification solutions, today announced the availability of the DigitalPersona® U.are.U® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android™. This DigitalPersona SDK now makes it possible to use high-performance, standards-based, FIPS 201 PIV-certified optical fingerprint readers from DigitalPersona with Android applications.  

In today's digital and mobile world, Android systems are used to access networks, conduct transactions and receive benefits.  Android applications require a strong, secure form of authentication beyond the use of passwords and PINs. Fingerprint biometrics provides positive identity that secures access and prevents fraud.  With the U.are.U SDK for Android, in only a few hours, developers can easily integrate fingerprint authentication into their Android applications.  Because the SDK was designed to use the same API as found in the DigitalPersona U.are.U SDKs for Windows and Linux, cross-platform development is easy and efficient.  The U.are.U SDK for Android includes sample code, a detailed developer's guide and a royalty-free license to distribute the DigitalPersona runtime engine with the developer's application.

"Our U.are.U SDK for Android gives developers the integration tools needed to use standards-based, optical fingerprint readers with their Android applications," said Chris Trytten, director of biometrics product management at DigitalPersona. "The addition of Android to our U.are.U SDK offering provides developers with the choice of platform that best fits their needs."

The U.are.U SDK for Android fully embraces image and template standards including ISO 19794:2005, ANSI/INCITS 381-2004, ISO/IEC 19794-2:2005 and ANSI INCITS 378-2004.  In addition, the DigitalPersona FingerJetTM biometric engine features a MINEX-certified extractor offering developers the flexibility to make unfettered choices of matching algorithms and the ability to comply with a growing customer requirement for standards support.

The new U.are.U SDK for Android is available now.  For more information, including detailed specifications, visit

For more information about DigitalPersona, please visit the company's website at, or find us on Twitter @DigitalPersona.

About DigitalPersona
Thousands of organizations across multiple industries rely on DigitalPersona to create and manage digital identities.  Our fingerprint biometric hardware, strong authentication software and developer tools provide the widest choice of solutions. DigitalPersona expertise and support capabilities make it easy for organizations and ISVs to add identity and authentication solutions to their environment and applications.  Our fingerprint biometrics ensures that only authorized persons are granted access to systems, data and services.  For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at: +1 650.474.4000, or visit

© 2013 DigitalPersona, Inc. All rights reserved. DigitalPersona and U.are.U are trademarks of DigitalPersona, Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.  Use of this trademark is subject to Google permissions.  Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  This information should not be relied upon as legal advice.  DigitalPersona specifically disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied.  Users must take full responsibility for their application of any products or compliance with any legal requirements.

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