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Bioscrypt Announces New Access-Control Fingerprint Reader

November 8, 2007

The V-Station includes SecuGen's 500 dpi optical sensor and is interoperable with other Bioscrypt readers featuring silicon sensors.


TORONTO /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioscrypt Inc., a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, announced the V-Station (Optical), a fingerprint reader for physical access control, featuring a 500 dpi optical sensor. The reader is immediately available for purchase.

With the introduction of the V-Station (Optical), Bioscrypt has added SecuGen's optical sensor technology to its award-winning line of readers for physical access control. Bioscrypt's patented fingerprint pattern-matching algorithm and supporting firmware are the foundation for the identity-verification performance of the new reader.

Because of the common algorithm platform, the V-Station (Optical) is interoperable with the entire range of Veri-Series readers, with the exception of the PIV-Station, which was specifically designed for use with FIPS 201 minutia templates. This enables companies already using Bioscrypt's fingerprint readers to introduce the V-Station (Optical) without having to reenroll employees to verify their fingerprint template and to implement a new project and have the flexibility of using both optical and silicon sensor based readers.

"Bioscrypt is recognized as the world leader in innovation and performance when it comes to fingerprint biometric access-control readers, which by extension has made the company the most important in the market to work with," said Won Lee, President and CEO of SecuGen. "We're pleased to provide them with our industry-leading optical sensor technology."

The V-Station (Optical) can be used for dual- or multi-factor authentication by supporting not only fingerprint biometric verification but personal identification numbers, proximity cards, tokens, and smart cards.

"Bioscrypt believes organizations should have the power to choose between a variety of hardware systems and that's why we created our fingerprint matching algorithm to be interoperable with a variety of sensors," said Robert M. Douglas, President and CEO of Bioscrypt. "Organizations may choose to deploy different types of sensors in order to meet various needs, and the V-Station (Optical) provides them with another robust option from Bioscrypt."

About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt is an enterprise access-control solution provider, enabling the unification of physical and logical access with its Door to Desktop products. Bioscrypt's hardware and software solutions deliver strong authentication processes to facilities, equipment, IT networks, and computer applications and allow organizations to administer unified identities across the enterprise.

Building on its proven expertise in biometric technology and its unique multi-factor authentication platform, Bioscrypt integrates all major secure authentication standards, transforming how organizations are bridging the gap between physical and logical access to create secure working environments.

About SecuGen
SecuGen Corp. is the world's leading provider of advanced optical fingerprint-recognition technology, products, tools, and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits, and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational, and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the U.S. and other countries.

Bioscrypt and Door to Desktop are registered trademarks and Veri-Series and VeriSoft are trademarks of Bioscrypt Inc. All other product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.


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