Identix Joins Fargo Technology Alliance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fargo Electronics, Inc. today announced that Identix Incorporated has been added to the Fargo Technology Alliance (FTA), a worldwide technology group that unites industry-leading solution providers with Fargo's integrators to create secure card identity options in the areas of biometrics, smart cards, systems integration and software. Identix is the world's leading multi-biometric technology company, providing fingerprint, facial and skin identification technologies. Fargo markets secure card identity systems that create personalized plastic identification cards complete with digital images, text, lamination and electronically encoded information.

"Identix is an established leader in multi-biometric technologies," says John Ekers, Fargo's Director of Systems and Software. "They have a wide breadth of core biometric technologies. With Identix as a part of the Fargo Technology Alliance, Fargo's worldwide distribution partners can access their proprietary face and fingerprint offerings for integration in sophisticated, secure card identity solutions that may require world-class biometric technology."

Elaine Bliss, Identix Vice President of Partner Programs said, "Making our technology accessible to Fargo's integrators and other FTA members has the potential to result in more secure, complete card solutions for end users. Identix welcomes the opportunity to participate in the Fargo Technology Alliance and looks forward to the prospect of providing our leading multi-biometric technologies to a variety of FTA members."

The Fargo Technology Alliance now unites over 30 technology providers with Fargo's international and domestic network of systems integrators. Together with the Alliance members - smart, biometric, optical, and proximity card application software developers and manufacturers - Fargo's integrators provide a wide range of secure solutions for end users.

"The Fargo Technology Alliance was created to combine the collective expertise of its members in developing complete e-card solutions to meet the growing demand for multiple application ID/IT card systems," Ekers added. "This has created a valuable network of relationships in which we can learn, understand and utilize one another's products."