SOURCE: DigitalPersona

November 15, 2007 08:00 ET

DigitalPersona Supports Industry-Compliant Retail POS Systems

DigitalPersona U.are.U® Fingerprint Reader and Module Are Plug-and-Play Compatible With Unified Point-Of-Service (UPOS) Supported Terminals and Systems

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) - DigitalPersona, Inc., the leading provider of fingerprint authentication solutions for enterprise networks and commercial applications, today announced the availability of a fingerprint reader and associated software targeting a range of retail point-of-sale applications. DigitalPersona's well recognized U.are.U Fingerprint Reader and software now support unified point-of-service (UPOS) operating systems that include OPOS (OLE Point of Service) for Windows and Windows Embedded for Point of Service compliant systems. These UPOS compliant devices are being deployed by the world's leading retail, restaurant and hospitality VARs and application vendors, along with large retail point-of-sale equipment and device manufacturers.

The new DigitalPersona products allow retailers to quickly and easily add DigitalPersona fingerprint readers or modules to their standards-based compliant POS terminals. Fingerprint biometrics enables retailers to deploy cost-saving applications at the register such as employee time and attendance, theft and fraud prevention, and cash drawer loss control.

"In the retail industry, fingerprint biometrics are increasingly being integrated into a variety of point-of-sale systems, so it's important that we keep a step ahead of market demands for cross-platform solutions," said Chip Mesec, senior product marketing manager at DigitalPersona. "By adding the convenience of plug-and-play compatibility, we enable the industries' largest retail developers to easily and securely deploy fingerprint biometrics to their POS terminals and applications."

Along with the support of the UPOS standard, the U.are.U UPOS for OPOS product works with the Windows XP Pro, XP Embedded and the latest version of the Microsoft Windows Embedded operating system, Windows Embedded for Point of Service, which was designed to support retail POS systems and terminals. Windows Embedded for Point of Service is UPOS compliant and has evolved from a long Microsoft involvement in POS systems.

"We are pleased that DigitalPersona's U.are.U Fingerprint Reader and software now support Windows Embedded for Point of Service compliant systems," said Eunice Shin, senior product manager with Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. "With support for Windows Embedded for Point of Service, leading retailers and point of sale terminal manufacturers will have access to the benefits of a powerful, flexible and scalable retail solution, enabling transformation of POS systems into next generation 'smart' solutions that ultimately deliver enhanced experiences for customers."

The new U.are.U UPOS for OPOS product feature set includes:

--  OPOS compliant reader and module that will work with any UPOS
    compliant POS terminal.
--  Plug-and-play fingerprint biometric compatibility with the UPOS 1.11
    standard
--  Plug-and-play fingerprint biometric compatibility with Windows
    Embedded for Point of Service systems.
--  The industry's most accurate and highest performing fingerprint
    verification and identification system.
    

Pricing and Availability

The DigitalPersona U.are.U UPOS for OPOS product is available immediately. The U.are.U UPOS for OPOS 4000B Reader is priced at $99. The U.are.U UPOS for OPOS software that accompanies the reader includes one OPOS wrapper, one RunTime Environment, documentation and DPOPOSDemo file.

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona is the leading provider of biometric authentication solutions for enterprise networks, developers and consumer OEMs. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at +1 650.474.4000, or visit www.digitalpersona.com.

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