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Global Biometrics and Border Control Award for DERMALOG

HAMBURG, Germany, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The consultancy Frost & Sullivan presented its Customer Value Enhancement Award on Tuesday to Germany's largest biometrics manufacturer, DERMALOG Identification Systems, for its exceptional biometric border control system.

DERMALOG has been honored yesterday night by Frost & Sullivan with the Best Practices Award in the category Global Biometrics and Border Control  Customer Value Enhancement Award  for its cutting edge Biometric Border Control System. One of the decisive factors in selecting DERMALOG for the award was the performance of its new biometric border control system, which is particularly fast and efficient thanks to its high-end components - but also focuses on fulfilling customer requirements. DERMALOG's speed and flexibility in deploying the system also played a major role in deciding the winner. The award also recognizes this pioneering German biometrics company's focus on enhancing the value of its products for customers, providing competitive pricing for the performance delivered, and exceeding expectations with excellent customer service.

"We are very pleased and proud that Frost & Sullivan has recognized the innovation and customer focus embodied by our biometric border control system," commented DERMALOG's managing director Günther Mull on winning the Frost & Sullivan Award. "All of our products are based on a high quality standard and responding to individual customer requirements - that's our formula for success."

At the border, the pioneering biometric border control technology can scan and verify both biometric features and travel documents such as passports, visas, and other papers if desired. Biometric verification and identification can be completed in just one second thanks to DERMALOG's AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System). The fingerprints are scanned by the DERMALOG Fingerprint Live Scanner LF10, which has been certified by both the United States FBI and Germany's BSI. Optional features make it possible to verify the authenticity of document and check the information contained in a traveler's documents with the border control system. DERMALOG is easily able carry out these verifications because the company also supplies forgery-proof high-security documents with integrated biometric data itself including electronic ID cards and e-passports. The AFIS, which is also supplied by DERMALOG, guarantees that these documents can only be issued once to each applicant, stopping identity theft in its tracks. The biometric Border Control System is already being used at all border crossings in Malaysia (air, land and sea crossings) as well as in neighboring Brunei and in Kuwait. DERMALOG fingerprint sensors are also in use on Germany's borders and in several other European and Asian countries.

Thanks to DERMALOG's development of a continuous stream of innovative products, the company's biometric technologies are now being used at more than 80 large government installations in over 50 countries. That places the Hamburg manufacturer among the world's leading suppliers in the fields of fingerprint biometrics and AFIS. DERMALOG provides both the software and the world's most secure fingerprint scanners with state-of-the-art liveness detection for its systems, which have now made it the market leader in Europe and many other regions across the globe.

The wide range of products available combined with innovative technologies, high-end products and modular designs make DERMALOG systems easy to quickly adapt to the unique requirements of specific customers, ensuring fast and successful rollouts. DERMALOG is able to provide and integrate end-to-end solutions but also frequently works in cooperation with local system integrators.

The Biometric Middleware is an integral part of the system that enables quick and easy integration into existing software architectures for professional results. The are no limits on system scalability - depending on the country and population size, anything from large-scale deployments to small installations are possible.

In addition to national border control systems and biometric personal identification and passports, DERMALOG's technology is also being used for fingerprint payment (FingerPayment), as part of automated banking machines (ATM) as well as inside banks at the counter, and also, of course, for biometric authentication to access computer systems. DERMALOG's mission is to continue making its technology faster and easier to use while further enhancing security.

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is one of the world's leading biometric identification companies and the largest biometrics manufacturer in Germany. The company's team of top scientists and IT experts is continuously developing new and innovative products. The product portfolio ranges from highly-advanced biometric border checkpoint identification systems and secure biometric ID cards to the new FingerLogin and FingerPayment solutions. In addition to Germany and Europe, DERMALOG's key markets include Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

DERMALOG has supplied over 20,000 fingerprint scanners to Germany's national registration offices and immigration authorities. The devices are being used to embed fingerprints in the country's new electronic passports, ID cards, and residency permits. An additional 70,000 fingerprint scanners have now been delivered to over 50 other countries. Large AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) installations are now in operation at over 80 government agencies around the globe. DERMALOG also provides solutions to banks and cash machine manufacturers such as Wincor-Nixdorf, who have installed DERMALOG fingerprint scanners in over 1000 of their cash machines worldwide, allowing customers to use a fingerprint instead of less secure PINs. For further information, please visit

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DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH
Contact person: Oliver von Treuenfels
Mittelweg 120
20148 Hamburg, Germany
Tel: +49(40)413227-0
Fax: +49(40)413227-89

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