IDenticard, a leading producer of biometric security identification, asset tracking and access control systems, and Bioscrypt Inc., a leading provider of advanced fingerprint technology, announced today they are working together to meet the growing worldwide demand for the increased security provided by coupling smart cards with biometrics. These industry leaders have paired IDenticard’s IDentiSMART(TM) family of patented contactless smart card solutions with Bioscrypt’s V-Smart(TM), an integrated MIFARE(R) smart card and fingerprint reader for access control.
“Security professionals across the globe are voicing the need for access control systems that offer the added protection of biometrics combined with smart card technology,” said Tim Schroeder, IDentiSMART product manager at IDenticard. “Through our relationship with Bioscrypt, our clients can benefit immediately from an access control system with the most technologically advanced means of authenticating an individual’s identity.”
“IDentiSMART cards are an ideal complement to fingerprint biometrics,” said Julia Webb, vice president of global sales and marketing for Bioscrypt Inc. “The V-Smart brings the convenience of the touch of a finger to access control and combines biometrics with the security and versatility of smart card technology.”
V-Smart interfaces with IDentiPASS(TM), IDenticard’s premier access security system, and accommodates the IDentiSMART family of contactless smart card solutions that use the MIFARE architecture platform. When using V-Smart, the fingerprint template is stored on the IDentiSMART card, so there is no remote processing and no need to network the readers for managing the population of biometric templates. To gain access to a secured door, the cardholder presents the smart card and places the preregistered finger on the reader. V-Smart creates a template from the live fingerprint sample and compares it to the enrollment template stored on the smart card to verify identity before granting access.
The IDentiSMART/V-Smart solution provides simple, fast, accurate and private verification that the person using the card is its legitimate owner.
“Privacy is a critical issue in security today,” said Schroeder. “Because the template is written to the smart card, the user essentially owns that information and carries it with him or her.”
About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt Inc. is a leading provider of advanced fingerprint technology. The company’s solutions combine the convenience of touch with the high security of fingerprint-based biometrics for simple and secure access to facilities, equipment and information. Under the “Bioscrypt on Board(TM)” brand, the company offers packaged products, OEM components and software licensing to leading security solution manufacturers and integrators worldwide for physical, wireless and network security applications. Among the many cutting-edge companies and partners using Bioscrypt technology are the U.S. Army, NASA, Continental Airlines, Intel, Atmel, HID Corporation, Honeywell and Northern Computers. Bioscrypt’s patented technology is interoperable with leading fingerprint sensors and is both platform and operating system independent. Bioscrypt is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol BYT. For more information, visit the Bioscrypt Web site at www.bioscrypt.com.
Established in 1970 and with corporate offices located in Lancaster, PA (USA), IDenticard maintains field sales offices with direct sales representatives in 29 major U.S. cities as well as a Canadian affiliate headquartered near Toronto with local sales offices in six Canadian provinces. For more information about IDentiSMART, IDentiPASS or IDenticard’s other security identification or access control systems, call IDenticard Systems, Inc. at 800-233-0298 or visit the company website at http://www.identicard.com.
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SOURCE Bioscrypt Inc.
CONTACT: Robert Gailing, Bioscrypt Inc., (818) 304-7150, [email protected]; Debra Montner, Montner and Associates, (203) 226-9290, [email protected]; Bruce MacInnis, Bioscrypt Inc., (905) 624-7700, [email protected]