Product News: Automatic ID
Fingerprint Sensors target battery-powered mobile ID devices.
Press Release Summary:
October 31, 2011 - Designed to meet and exceed FIPS 201 PIV Image Quality Specification, U.are.U® 5100 Series produces 500 and 1,000 dpi fingerprint images in ANSI and ISO/IEC standard formats. Optical technology has hard glass, IP64-rated imaging surface that is sealed against dust and liquids. As finger approaches sensors, blue landing lights help guide user for accurate scans. Measuring 52 x 31.4 x 15.8 mm, embeddable biometric modules are suited for voting, benefits-checking, and micro-finance applications.
Original Press Release
DigitalPersona Goes Mobile with New U.are.U® 5100 Fingerprint Sensors for Battery-Powered Mobile ID Devices
Press release date: October 18, 2011
-- Compact Size - The embeddable U.are.U 5100 fingerprint module is one of the most compact standards-compliant optical fingerprint sensors on the market, measuring only 52mm (L) x 31.4mm (W) x 15.8mm (H), enabling new generations of mobile ID devices to be smaller and lighter.
-- Landing Lights and Status LEDs - As a finger approaches the U.are.U 5100, ergonomic blue "landing lights" help guide the user for simple, accurate fingerprint scans; applications can also use red and green status lights built into the sensor itself to provide immediate feedback without the need for a separate display screen.
-- PIV Standards Compliance - The U.are.U 5100 is designed to meet and exceed the FIPS 201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Image Quality Specification, a key industry standard. It produces 500 and 1000 dot-per-inch (dpi) fingerprint images in ANSI and ISO/IEC standard formats.
-- High Durability - Built for use in demanding environments, the optical-technology U.are.U 5100 has a hard glass, IP64-rated imaging surface that is sealed against dust and liquids.
-- Easy to Program - DigitalPersona's new U.are.U software development kits (SDKs) for mobile and PC operating systems give application developers full control over the capabilities of both the new U.are.U 5100 series and the company's existing U.are.U 4500 series of fingerprint sensors. "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: -- Fast-ramp, high-volume manufacturing - DigitalPersona has delivered hundreds of thousands of fingerprint readers to customers and partners over timeframes as short as two months.
-- Deep Expertise in Biometrics Hardware and Software - DigitalPersona assists partners in responding to bids, providing insight into various issues such as fingerprint sensor integration, nuances of template formats and accuracy, and on-the-fly changes to evolving requirements and technical issues.
-- Industry-Leading Technology - Quick integration of U.are.U Fingerprint Readers is facilitated by high-quality 500 dpi images, support for international standards and compact size. In addition, ergonomic "cool blue" illumination can enhance the appearance of any system and new "landing lights" and built-in status indicators make biometrics easier to use.
-- Flexibility and Responsiveness - DigitalPersona provides rapid-response technical support that helps partners get from the design of the biometrics component to high-volume manufacturing in a matter of weeks. About DigitalPersona
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. Web Site: http://www.digitalpersona.com