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DigitalPersona Goes Mobile with New PIV Certified U.are.U 5100 Family of Fingerprint Sensors

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DigitalPersona, Inc.
720 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA, 94063

Press release date: October 29, 2012

Combines Low Power, Compact Size and PIV Standards Compliance for Voting, Benefits-Checking and Micro-Finance Applications

LONDON and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - DigitalPersona, Inc., a global provider of biometrically-enabled authentication and access management solutions, today announced a new generation of biometric fingerprint sensors designed specifically for the growing market of mobile identification devices. The new DigitalPersona® U.are.U® 5100 family of fingerprint modules and readers make high-efficiency, standards-compliant biometrics practical for handheld ID terminals. These handheld devices are increasingly being used around the world in Civil ID applications such as voting, benefits-checking and micro-finance where low power and a compact size are required.

"Smart ID is pleased to team up with DigitalPersona to bring their new PIV fingerprint reader to the Indian market," said Nirmal Prakash, managing director at Smart Identity Devices Pvt. Ltd. "DigitalPersona's high-volume manufacturing experience makes them the ideal supplier of high performance, low cost PIV fingerprint readers for India's UID project."

"Countries creating national biometric databases are turning to mobile ID terminals as a way to provide fraud-free distribution of entitlements and social services. Vendor options for integrating fingerprint biometrics have been limited because of power consumption, size, durability and standards compliance," said Chris Trytten, director of product management at DigitalPersona. "The U.are.U 5100 family of fingerprint sensors enables standards-based biometric mobile ID solutions to be smaller, power friendly, longer lasting and more affordable."

The new U.are.U 5100 family of fingerprint modules and readers will be available to order starting November 15, 2012. For more information, including detailed specifications, visit

DigitalPersona is demonstrating the new PIV-standard U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Module along with a desktop peripheral reader model at the Biometrics 2012 Exhibition, Stand #F240, being held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London, UK, on October 30-31, 2012.

About DigitalPersona
DigitalPersona, Inc. is a global provider of biometrically-enabled authentication and access management solutions that close the gap between end users 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 authentication and access management software is shipped by computer manufacturers on millions of notebooks and desktop computers per year; its cloud- and Active Directory-managed solutions, multi-factor/strong authentication, single sign-on (SSO), password management and emergency access recovery simplify compliance and cut IT costs. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at: +1 650.474.4000, or visit

© 2012 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. 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.

DigitalPersona, Inc

CONTACT: Lori Paxton, DigitalPersona, Inc., +1-650-474-4017,

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