SOURCE: DigitalPersona

October 02, 2007 08:00 ET

DigitalPersona Releases One Touch for Linux Software Development Kit

New SDK Enables Third-Party Developers to Build Fingerprint Biometric Applications Into Cost-Effective Linux Systems

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - DigitalPersona, Inc., the leading provider of biometric authentication solutions for enterprise networks and commercial applications, today announced the DigitalPersona® One Touch® for Linux SDK, their new software development kit that enables developers to create fingerprint-enabled applications for the Linux operating system. The new SDK is the first Linux product for DigitalPersona, which is expanding into the quickly evolving open-source space to enable fingerprint support for multiple Linux distributions.

The new One Touch for Linux SDK provides the same security, convenience, high performance recognition capability and unlimited programmer support as the company's industry leading Gold and Platinum fingerprint recognition SDKs. It is particularly well suited for Linux-based embedded platforms and standalone systems deployed in retail, financial, healthcare, and time & attendance applications.

"Linux is becoming increasingly adopted through embedded and dedicated computers because third-party developers can offer low-cost customer targeted solutions," said Chip Mesec, senior product marketing manager for DigitalPersona. "The One Touch for Linux SDK provides developers with the tools to integrate DigitalPersona's fingerprint biometric solutions into many of the new Linux-based mission-critical applications becoming available today."

Designed for 2.6 kernel versions of the Novell SUSE and Slackware Linux distributions, the One Touch for Linux SDK enables developers to work in familiar C and C++ development environments to integrate fingerprint authentication into applications that will run on PCs, embedded computers, POS terminals or server platforms. DigitalPersona also provides programmers with the source code for the kernel mode driver to enable development on Linux 2.6 distributions that are not on the list of tested distributions.

"The DigitalPersona One Touch Linux SDK will enable our customers on Linux to take advantage of biometric options featured on several of our products for hospitality and retail," said Mark Wallace, Product Line Director, NCR RealPOS Peripherals, for NCR Corporation.

Features include:

--  Support for image capture from the U.are.U® 4000B Fingerprint Reader
    and Module
--  Perform feature extraction and user enrollment
--  Perform matching of an enrolled fingerprint template to a supplied
--  Support for SUSE NLPOS v.9.0 SP 2/3, SUSE SLED 10 SP 1 and Slackware
    11 distributions

Pricing and Availability

The DigitalPersona One Touch for Linux SDK is priced at $999. The One Touch for Linux SDK v1.0.0 package includes one CD with One Touch for Linux SDK software, sample code, documentation, a freely distributable One Touch for Linux Runtime Environment (RTE), kernel mode driver source code and unlimited Programmer Support. DigitalPersona U.are.U 4000B Readers and U.are.U 4000B Modules are available separately. The product is available on October 2, 2007 from DigitalPersona and its resellers worldwide.

DigitalPersona is the leader in biometric deployments and large-scale fingerprint authentication solutions amongst developers because its solutions have been proven to be highly reliable and accurate. 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 developer's 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.

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona is the leading provider of biometric authentication solutions for enterprise networks, developers and consumer OEMs.

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