LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a global provider of authentication and endpoint protection solutions, today launched a new generation of biometric fingerprint sensors designed specifically for the growing market of battery-powered mobile identification devices. The new DigitalPersona® U.are.U® 5100 series of fingerprint modules and readers make high-efficiency, standards-compliant biometrics practical for handheld ID terminals. These devices are increasingly being used around the world in Civil ID applications such as voting, benefits-checking and micro-finance. DigitalPersona is demonstrating the new PIV-standard* embeddable U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Module, along with mobile ID terminals from multiple partners that use DigitalPersona fingerprint sensors, at the Biometrics 2011 Exhibition, Stand #411, being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London, UK, on October 19-20, 2011.
Many emerging countries are turning to biometrically-enabled mobile ID terminals in an effort to combat fraud in delivering essential services such as voting, benefits, pensions and banking. These devices were initially used for military and law enforcement, but the rapid growth of Civil ID programs is creating demand for smaller, more affordable versions that deliver high-quality identification. Such handheld terminals, which are typically battery-powered and used in harsh environments, provide a reliable and cost-effective way for verifying a person's identity wherever services are accessed. The new U.are.U 5100 family of touch-style fingerprint sensors is specifically tailored to fit the unique form-factor, power, usability and durability requirements of these devices, including:
"MaxID is pleased to demonstrate our iDL 300 Mobile ID terminal with DigitalPersona's new PIV fingerprint reader," said Brian Skiba, chief strategy officer at MaxID Corp. "DigitalPersona's high-volume manufacturing experience in the commercial marketplace makes them the ideal supplier of high performance, low cost PIV fingerprint readers."
"Mobile device vendors previously had to choose between power consumption, size, durability and standards compliance when incorporating biometrics," said Jim Fulton, vice president at DigitalPersona. "The new U.are.U 5100 is the first fingerprint sensor to break this conflict, enabling standards-based biometric mobile ID solutions to be smaller, longer-lasting and more affordable."
The new U.are.U 5100 family of fingerprint modules and readers is available through DigitalPersona's global network of solution providers. For more information, visit digitalpersona.com/biometrics.
An Undisputed Leader In Fingerprint Biometrics
DigitalPersona fingerprint biometrics solutions are used worldwide in voting, benefits-checking, micro-finance and other Civil ID programs. Over the past 15 years, DigitalPersona has supplied authentication products to governments, multi-national banks and leading technology companies such as IBM®, NCR® and Microsoft®. DigitalPersona stands apart in both the commercial and Civil ID markets for the company's unmatched combination of manufacturing, biometric technology expertise and product breadth, including:
DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of strong authentication and endpoint protection solutions that close the gap between people and security for enterprises, government agencies and commercial embedded-solution developers. The company's fingerprint biometrics technology helps organizations prevent fraud and increase accountability; it is incorporated into multiple national voting systems, almost all brands of biometrically-enabled point-of-sale (POS) stations, as well as many commercial applications in the retail, healthcare, and financial industries. DigitalPersona's data and access protection software is shipped by computer manufacturers on millions of notebooks and desktop computers per year; its cloud- and Active Directory-managed solutions for full disk encryption, multi-factor/strong authentication and single sign-on (SSO) password management simplify compliance and cut IT costs. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at: +1 650.474.4000, or visit www.digitalpersona.com.
© 2011 DigitalPersona, Inc. All rights reserved. DigitalPersona® 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.
(*) Posting of final PIV certification is pending.
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