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DigitalPersona Fingerprint Readers Receive STQC Certification for UIDAI Program in India

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a trusted partner for biometric identity verification solutions, today announced that the DigitalPersona®Eikon® Touch 500 with TouchChip® TCS1 Sensor and U.are.U® 4500 Reader UID edition USB based single fingerprint scanners have been certified by the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate, an office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India.  This certification was obtained in cooperation with DigitalPersona's partner in India, Smart Identity Devices Pvt. Ltd. (Smart ID).  

DigitalPersona is the first and only supplier to pass the rigorous accuracy, durability, safety and usability tests conducted at STQC laboratories for both optical and silicon fingerprint scanners. The addition of DigitalPersona's Eikon Touch 500 with TouchChip TCS1 Sensor and U.are.U 4500 Reader UID edition fingerprint scanners to the list of approved biometric devices for India's Unique Identification (UID) project provides integrators and OEMs unique and proven technology choices.

"We are very pleased to have worked with Smart ID to receive STQC certification," said Richard Agostinelli , president and CEO at DigitalPersona.  "We now look forward to supporting the commendable goals of the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) program and working in close partnership with Smart ID to integrate our proven fingerprint identity solutions throughout India."

DigitalPersona biometric verification solutions are used by thousands of organizations and over a hundred and fifty million users across multiple industries worldwide to identify and authenticate people. These STQC certified scanners are the latest addition to the DigitalPersona line designed to meet the growing need for standards-based solutions.  They join the U.are.U 5100 product family and the TouchChip TCS1 family which were previously certified as FIPS 201/PIV compliant.

"Through our close partnership with DigitalPersona, we have received STQC certification which is critical to participate in the historic UIDAI program.  This is also a very important achievement towards the Govt. of India's Direct Cash Transfer scheme that launched 1st January 2013 using an Aadhaar number and finger authentication," says Nirmal Prakash , managing director at Smart Identity Devices Pvt. Ltd.  "We are excited to combine the skills and resources of both companies to offer world class fingerprint biometric solutions throughout India."

About Smart ID

Smart ID provides technology products, services and solutions in the domain of Identity Management using Smart Cards, Biometrics, RFID and Information Technology. It offers cost effective solutions to the market segments like e-Governance, Banking & Payment, Telecommunication, Transportation and IT security. Founded in 2004, the company is headquartered in Noida, India (near New Delhi), with business offices across India. For more information contact or visit

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, Eikon, TouchChip and U.are.U are trademarks of DigitalPersona, Inc. registered 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 and SmartID are independent contractors, and nothing herein shall be construed to create an agency, joint venture, partnership or other form of business association between the parties.  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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