New Bioscrypt V-Station Fingerprint Reader Features 500dpi Optical Sensor

Optical reader interoperable with other Bioscrypt readers featuring silicon sensors


Toronto, ON (November 7, 2007) – Bioscrypt Inc., a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, today announced the V-Station (Optical), a fingerprint reader for physical access control featuring a 500 DPI optical sensor. The reader is immediately available for purchase.

With the introduction of the V-Station (Optical), Bioscrypt has added SecuGen's optical sensor technology to its award-winning line of readers for physical access control. Bioscrypt's patented fingerprint pattern matching algorithm and supporting firmware are the foundation for the identity verification performance of the new reader.

Because of the common algorithm platform, the V-Station (Optical) is interoperable with the entire range of Veri-Series readers, with the exception of the PIV-Station, which was specifically designed for use with FIPS 201 minutia templates. This enables companies already using Bioscrypt's industry-leading fingerprint readers to introduce the V-Station (Optical) without having to reenroll employees in order to verify their fingerprint template or to implement a new project and have the flexibility of using both optical and silicon sensor based readers.

"Bioscrypt is recognized as the world leader in innovation and performance when it comes to fingerprint biometric access control readers, which, by extension, has made the Company the most important in the market to work with," said Won Lee, President and CEO of SecuGen. "We're pleased to provide them with our industry-leading optical sensor technology."

The V-Station (Optical) can be used for dual- or multi-factor authentication by supporting not only fingerprint biometric verification but personal identification numbers, proximity cards, tokens and smart cards.

"Bioscrypt believes organizations should have the power to choose between a variety of hardware systems and that's why we created our fingerprint matching algorithm to be interoperable with a variety of sensors," said Robert M. Douglas, President and CEO of Bioscrypt. "Organizations may choose to deploy different types of sensors in order to meet various needs and the V-Station (Optical) provides them with another robust option from Bioscrypt."

Bioscrypt is an enterprise access control solution provider, enabling the unification of physical and logical access with its Door to Desktop® products. Bioscrypt's hardware and software solutions deliver strong authentication processes to facilities, equipment, IT networks and computer applications and allow organizations to administer unified identities across the enterprise.

Building on its proven expertise in biometric technology and its unique multi-factor authentication platform, Bioscrypt integrates all major secure authentication standards, transforming how organizations are bridging the gap between physical and logical access to create secure working environments. More information is available at www.bioscrypt.com.

SecuGen Corporation (www.secugen.com) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

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