Pearson VUE Announces Major Enhancements to Its Secure Testing Framework(TM)

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. , July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson VUE, the leader in secure high-stakes testing, announced today that it is introducing several key enhancements to its Secure Testing Framework(TM), including the implementation of palm vein...


"Pearson VUE is committed to continually improving our security offerings, because exam scores -- and the credentials they lead to -- are only as valid as the security measures we use," explained Robert Whelan , president of Pearson VUE. "When we introduced fingerprinting in our Pearson Professional Centers in 2002, it was the best option available to us -- and it's still a great way to verify a single individual," he added. "However, to stay ahead of those who would cheat the system, we need to compare a biometric scan across an entire database of test takers very quickly and our move to palm vein recognition will help us accomplish that. As we implement these new security measures, more perpetrators of exam fraud will be exposed and prosecuted. Credentialing organizations, employers and others will all benefit from this technology. But the greatest beneficiary will be those who studied hard and gave their best effort, because those individuals can rest assured that they are competing on a level playing field."

About Pearson VUE

Pearson VUE (http://www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world's largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company's innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers with an unmatched testing experience.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

About IBG

As a vendor-independent, technology-neutral company, IBG designs and integrates identification solutions across multiple platforms in complex, mission-critical environments. IBG has 12 years of experience in biometric applications spanning network access, identification systems, surveillance, multimodal, and fusion systems. IBG conducts custom, next-generation R&D, supporting governments in to advance the state of the art in the deployment of large-scale systems. IBG is headquartered in New York City , with additional locations in London, UK ; Washington, DC ; Arlington, VA ; Herndon, VA ; and San Francisco, CA.

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States . Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA , 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services,

call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.

For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa.

SOURCE Pearson VUE