SOURCE: DigitalPersona

June 06, 2007 08:00 ET

DigitalPersona Announces Microsoft Vista Support for Its Leading Fingerprint Biometric Software Development Kits

New Support Enables Developers to Add Fingerprint Authentication to Applications Running the Vista Operating System

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - DigitalPersona, Inc., a leading provider of biometric authentication solutions for enterprise networks and commercial applications, today announced it has added Microsoft Vista support for its industry leading DigitalPersona® Gold and Platinum Software Development Kits (SDKs). Vista support for the Gold and Platinum SDKs allows developer customers to add the security and convenience of fingerprint biometrics to their Microsoft Windows Vista applications.

"With the new support for Vista, DigitalPersona is continuing its mission to advance the innovation and adoption of fingerprint authentication in application development," said Chip Mesec, senior product marketing manager for DigitalPersona. "We want to make sure we provide our developers with the leading biometric tools they need to create commercial applications that deliver the security and convenience of fingerprint authentication across the full range of Windows environments."

DigitalPersona has also announced support for its new U.are.U® Fingerprint Keyboard with the Gold and Platinum SDKs which enable developers to create applications that can operate in desktop environments that require both a keyboard and fingerprint reader in one solution.

With the DigitalPersona Gold SDK, developers can quickly create basic fingerprint applications that capture a fingerprint image from a DigitalPersona fingerprint reader, convert the image to a fingerprint template, and then provide verification and registration functions. The Platinum SDK provides fingerprint verification with the advantage of storing templates into an Active Directory environment with the flexibility of using multiple development tools such as Visual Basic, Delphi, and Visual Studio for Microsoft Active X, COM, and .NET environments.

With the largest installed base of developer partners in the industry and the largest deployment of fingerprint biometrics in the world, DigitalPersona continues to advance the innovation and adoption of fingerprint authentication in application development with Vista support. Along with its award winning software and hardware technology, DigitalPersona continues to support its thousands of developer customers with additional programs such as its Developer Forum, an online fingerprint biometric developers resource and the Developer Summit, an annual conference designed to facilitate the sharing of information and ideas about fingerprint authentication technology between DigitalPersona developer and integrator customers and its researchers and scientists.

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