June 26, 2006 09:00 ET

BioFoundry® Announces BioAPI 2.0 Linux Reference Implementation

SOMERSET, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 26, 2006 -- BioFoundry®, a division of OSS Nokalva, Inc., announced today the immediate availability of a BioAPI 2.0 Linux Reference Implementation.

The BioFoundry® BioAPI 2.0 Reference Implementation which fully implements the ISO BioAPI specification, ISO/IEC 19784-1, is now available for Windows and Linux. BioAPI 2.0 introduced several important new features, while extending the component model of BioAPI 1.1. BioAPI 2.0 is the result of a series of simplifications and enhancements made to BioAPI 1.1, taking into account feedback received from the users of BioAPI 1.1. The Linux implementation now makes available to Linux developers the important new features and benefits introduced by BioAPI 2.0.

"Our development of a BioAPI 2.0 Linux Reference Implementation demonstrates OSS' continuing commitment to the biometrics community and its use of standards," commented Alexandru Czimbor, BioFoundry® Program Director.

The BioFoundry® BioAPI 2.0 Linux Reference Implementation, a complete, high quality development kit, includes:

--  BioAPI 2.0 framework implementation
--  Template BSP
--  Sample password BSP
--  Sample application
--  User documentation
The BioFoundry® BioAPI 2.0 Linux Reference Implementation has many benefits, which add up to lowering the cost and risk of biometrics adoption for Linux developers, integrators, and end-users. Benefits include:
--  Facilitating BioAPI 2.0 Linux application and BSP development
--  Promoting BioAPI component interoperability through rapid adoption of
    the standard
--  Increasing confidence in the correctness of the specification
--  Reducing the risk of ad-hoc biometrics "standards" being developed
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About BioFoundry®

BioFoundry®, a division of OSS Nokalva, Inc., provides standards-based biometric solutions and professional services, and is a leading contributor to biometrics standards development at both the national and the international level. Since 1988, OSS Nokalva has been instrumental in shaping and developing both standards and technologies.

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