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DigitalPersona Introduces Fingerprint Sensors for Battery-Driven Mobile ID Solutions

An endpoint protection and authentication solutions provider, DigitalPersona has launched advanced biometric fingerprint sensors catering to the growing demands of mobile identification devices that are battery-powered.

The U.are.U 5100 Series of fingerprint readers and PIV-standard embeddable modules from DigitalPersona involve high-efficiency biometrics that has been designed for use at handheld ID terminals.

DigitalPersona will showcase the U.are.U 5100 Fingerprint Module along with mobile ID terminals at the Biometrics 2011 Exhibition being held at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre at stand number 411 from 19 - 20, October 2011.

Biometric fingerprint devices are being used in Civil ID applications all across the globe, such as micro-finance, voting and benefits-checking. Emerging countries are also favoring the use of biometric mobile identification terminals in order to deal with fraudulence in services such as banking, pensions, voting and benefits. Although the biometric identification systems were originally developed for use by law enforcement and military, Civil ID programs also increasingly require affordable and smaller identification solutions that provide high-quality identification. Handheld terminals provide a more reliable and cost effective verification process especially in harsh environments.

Available in a hard glass casing, this series of fingerprint sensors is IP64-rated to protect the device against liquids and dust. They are compact devices that consume low power and offer greater usability. The U.are.U 5100 provides fine-grained control over the operations thus extending the battery life of the mobile device. The device has blue ergonomic landing lights that help to direct the user for precise and convenient fingerprint scans. The green and red status lights present in the sensor helps provide instant feedback without the necessity of a separate display screen. The embeddable fingerprint module is a highly compact optical fingerprint sensor measuring only 52 x 31.4 x 15.8mm. This small form allows the design of smaller and lighter mobile ID devices. , enabling new generations of mobile ID devices to be smaller and lighter. The sensor meets the FIPS 201 PIV image quality specification and produces 500 / 1000 dpi fingerprint images in ISO/IEC and ANSI formats.

Source: http://www.digitalpersona.com

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