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Zoeticx Offers Medical Professionals Hands-Free Access to its Software Applications by Integrating Nuance’s Speech Recognition Technology

Caregivers on the Go can Conveniently Access Any Zoeticx Application with Simple Voice Commands 

Orlando, Fla. – February 23, 2014 – Zoeticx, Inc., the developer of medical software that improves patient outcomes by bridging the gap between medical data and quality care, announced its integration of Nuance’s SpeechAnywhere technology into its mobile app today at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Nuance Booth #3675, in the Cloud and Mobility Solutions pavilion.

Zoeticx has added Nuance’s voice recognition capability to its cloud-based Patient-Clarity collaborative platform to enable caregivers to use their voice to expand screen panels, scroll left and right, access images, bring up documents and make other screen changes that previously required finger contact.

A dictionary of medical terms and phrases also streamlines use along with the convenience of setting voice recording levels. This hands-free environment enables Zoeticx to provide medical professionals with yet another point of convenience and helps make delivering patient care the top priority.

Recognizing voice data is another benefit Zoeticx offers to help medical professionals make record keeping easier. Other key information facilitators include integration with any EMR database, use of SOA technology, and accessibility over any iOS device.  This integration furthers Zoeticxs’ goal of software innovation with a patient-centric approach.

“Our integration of Nuance’s SpeechAnywhere is another example of our determination to provide medical organizations with the most comprehensive, easy to use set of solutions designed to improve patient outcomes,” said Thanh Tran, CEO, Zoeticx, Inc.

About Zoeticx

Zoeticx offers software solutions for the healthcare industry which are dedicated to improving patient outcomes, enhancing the quality of care, containing costs, and simplifying administration. These solutions offer an immediate increase in the quality of care by delivering the right information to the right caregiver at the right time, in a manner that can be easily understood.  Additionally, as the Affordable Care Act continues to roll out, healthcare providers will face new challenges which arise whenever there is a transition from an old system of doing business to a new one. Zoeticx helps solve those challenges, allowing care providers to focus on what is most important, the patient. www.Zoeticx.com

For additional information contact Glass Lantern PR at contact@glasslanternpr.com .

February 7, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 5000 articles with John having written over 2000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 9.3 million times. John also recently launched two new companies: InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com, and is an advisor to docBeat. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and Google Plus.

Authasas Adds the Lumidigm Advantage to Its Advanced Authentication Platform

Solution delivers reliable, convenient, secure, and compliant authentication at all points of access across the enterprise

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — October 30, 2012 — Lumidigm today announced that enterprises can now authenticate users with Lumidigm multispectral imaging biometrics as part of an integrated authentication platform from Authasas. With the addition of Lumidigm’s unique capabilities, the Authasas Advanced Authentication® solution is more secure, more convenient, and strongly spoof-resistant. This combined solution delivers the high levels of security, accountability and compliance that organizations are demanding with the single-touch convenience they expect.

“Because of Lumidigm’s success in bringing higher levels of performance to border crossings, thousands upon thousands of ATMs and even the gates of major amusement parks, we felt it was important to bring the power of their technology to our customers,” emphasizes Reiner van der Drift, Authasas CEO. “Together we provide a very powerful combination of authentication methods, seamlessly delivered at all points of access, to replace the fragmented array of point solutions that is regrettably the common, makeshift response to today’s complex requirements.”

“With our large-scale successes in the banking and healthcare industries, we know our fingerprint sensors offer convenience and security wherever they are deployed,” says Phil Scarfo, Lumidigm Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “Today, in partnership with Authasas, we are expanding our no-compromises approach into comprehensive authentication solutions where multispectral imaging will play an important role in streamlining compliant access for large enterprises requiring seamless transactional authentication.”

The Authasas Advanced Authentication platform lets an enterprise optimize authentication for every transaction by balancing the right level of certainty based on “who” is requesting access with the right level of convenience for the actual user, resulting in a secure, compliant transaction. This flexible, scalable approach meets the size and complexity requirements of any enterprise with authentication methods such as multispectral imaging biometrics, smart cards, NFC, cell phone OTP tokens, USB authenticators and user ID/passwords integrated with a wide variety of SSO and identity management vendors such as NetIQ/Novell, HID ActivIdentity, Oracle, Computer Associates and HealthCast.

About Authasas

With our HQ, Research & Development in The Netherlands and offices in London and Austin, TX, Authasas® delivers strong authentication to Windows networks. Authasas® Advanced Authentication is distributed across the globe via a network of value added distributors and resellers. Authasas is a subsidiary of BioXS International BV. For more information please visit http://www.authasas.com.

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., a global leader in authentication solutions is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification of people, products and credentials. Developed with “real world” performance as a priority, Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging technology, innovative software and biometric fingerprint sensors allow customers to know “who” or “what” to a high degree of certainty. Lumidigm and its strategic partners have met challenging authentication requirements in markets such as banking, healthcare, entertainment, and government services. The Lumidigm Advantage is also suitable for industrial, commercial, and transportation applications. Lumidigm is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

November 21, 2012 I Written By

Critical Health Information at Your Fingertips: Low-Cost Technology Turns Smartphones and Mobile Devices into Medical Monitors

Affordable, Accessible, Real-Time Measurement of Blood Oxygen Levels, Blood Pressure and Temperature Through Mobile Devices

Vancouver, B.C. – October 18, 2012 – Lionsgate Technologies Inc. (LGTmedical), a leading provider of mobile health (mHealth) technology, will launch a revolutionary universal interface that transforms smartphones, tablets and laptops into mobile medical diagnostic tools capable of real-time vital signs monitoring.

Using standard medical sensors connected directly through the universal audio port of virtually any mobile device, the proprietary interface, called the Vital Signs DSP™ (Digital Signal Processor), provides precise monitoring of blood oxygen levels, blood pressure and body temperature which are displayed on the mobile device’s monitor.

The availability of an accurate, affordable mobile medical diagnostic tool has sweeping applications in the medical/clinical and consumer markets as well as in the developing world where 64 per cent of mobile phone users are found.

“Pairing medical diagnostics with mobile phones will greatly advance the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of critical diseases in developing countries,” said Dr. Mark Ansermino, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, at the University of British Columbia (UBC), whose team developed the technology.  “The availability of portable, easy-to-use and affordable mobile health monitoring technology will move medical diagnostics from the hospital to non-hospital settings, helping reduce global health inequities and improving health outcomes worldwide.”

LGTmedical’s technology, which includes applications for pulse oximetry, temperature and blood pressure monitoring, requires no external signal processors, microcontrollers, power sources or displays. Users just download a proprietary app that allows their mobile device to drive a low-cost standard medical sensor.

The company plans to launch its flagship product, the Phone Oximeter™, into clinical markets in 2013, with blood pressure and temperature applications to follow. This new technology platform supports ultra-low cost product design, which will make these applications affordable for everyone.  LGTmedical’s mHealth devices are expected to cost between $10 and $40, which is significantly less than competing products on the market today.

The Phone Oximeter™ will enable mobile devices to provide non-invasive measurements of blood oxygen levels. After downloading the app, a standard medical sensor attached to the patient’s finger is connected to the audio port of any phone, tablet or laptop.  The sensor detects concentrations of oxygen in the blood and displays the readings in colorful symbols on the mobile device’s monitor making pulse oximetry easy to use and accessible. (http://www.youtube.com/user/LGTmedical)

The World Health Organization recognizes the importance of making pulse oximetry available and affordable to the developing world.  The diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases like pneumonia, which claims the lives of two million children under five years of age every year, can be greatly enhanced by affordable pulse oximetry.  There are also large consumer market for mHealth vital signs applications in the areas of chronic disease management, personal care management, sleep apnea and fitness.

Driven by the explosive growth of mobile phones and tablets and the pressing need to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, the global mHealth market is projected to reach US$ 23 billion by 2017, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mobile monitoring services will account for the largest share of the global market (approximately 65 per cent), expected to reach US$ 15 billion in 2017.

“Mobile vital signs technology will serve as a valuable tool in assisting with medical diagnosis, decision support, chronic disease management and patient engagement in the coming years,”said Tom Walker, President and CEO of LGTmedical.  “We are proud of our innovations which mark a significant shift in the evolution of mHealth. From headphones to healthcare, making affordable health monitoring tools available to clinicians and consumers will help improve the quality of care, save lives and reduce healthcare costs.”

The Vital Signs DSP™ technology was developed by a research team at the University of British Columbia, the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital known as Electrical & Computer Engineering in Medicine (ECEM).  Dr. Mark Ansermino and Guy Dumont, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC and a CFRI Scientist, who led the team, received the prestigious Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering from the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada in 2010 for their work on the Phone Oximeter.

R&D and field testing of the Phone Oximeter™ has been conducted in both North America and emerging markets, such as Uganda, through the generous support of UBC, BC Children’s Hospital, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and other sponsoring foundations and government agencies.

About LGTmedical

LionsGate Technologies (LGTmedical) is a spin-off company out of the University of British Columbia, the Child & Family Research Institute and BC Children’s Hospital. The Vital Signs DSP™ is the company’s proprietary signal processing platform for the development and commercialization of ultra-low cost vital signs monitoring applications in mHealth.  LGTmedical is developing a suite of mHealth technologies to meet the important global need for accurate, accessible and affordable medical diagnostics. For more information, please visit http://lgtmedical.com

November 19, 2012 I Written By

Indigo Identityware Announces Password-free Strong Authentication for Mobile Clinicians

Password-free strong authentication for all clinical computing platforms 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 13, 2012 - Indigo Identityware announces that its password-free strong authentication product, iDNA, has been expanded to address all clinical computing environments. Whether it’s thick, thin or zero client desktops, virtual desktops with VMware™ or Citrix®, or mobile tablets such as iPad®, Android® or Win7®, Indigo’s iDNA™ offers clinicians quick, secure log on without the hassles of passwords.  The user simply has their unique 4-digit PIN, and he or she can utilize any or all of the following environments.

Mobile
iDNA works with any mobile solution including the iPad, Android devices and Win 7 platforms. Clinicians who like to use their iPad or other mobile devices to access their clinical desktop and/or applications can do so without security concerns. Whether they are managed or unmanaged devices, Indigo securely and simply logs users in with a four-digit personal identification number (PIN).

Managed Desktops
Most clinicians’ work gets done within the enterprise. And, just like Indigo works with mobile and independent desktops, iDNA also works within a managed desktop environment. In fact, Indigo’s solution eliminates help desk calls as a result of forgotten passwords as iDNA does not use complicated passwords to securely log users in. Whether it’s Indigo’s next-generation biometric solution or its proximity card and PIN, Indigo quickly and safely logs users in and out of their desktops.

Virtual Desktops

Many clinical establishments are moving to virtual platforms, with the use of Citrix, VMware or Terminal Services®, to help with the overall management and administration of complex clinical environments that include multitudes of clinical applications and EMRs. Virtual environments also enable clinicians the flexibility to roam about within their enterprise and access their desktop from any location. Indigo iDNA works with all virtual platforms and ensures users complete security for HIPAA compliance.

Independent Desktops
iDNA is compatible with independent desktops outside of the domain and not requiring access control, such as Win 7, Win XP® and soon to include Linux® and Mac®. Users access their desktop outside of their managed enterprise, and then securely log in using iDNA.

To learn more about Indigo Identityware and its revolutionary strong authentication solution, iDNA, please visit us at HIMSS12 (Health Information Management Systems Society) in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 21-23, in Booth 4059.

About Indigo

Indigo Identityware, a leader in the identity and access management industry, distinguishes itself by providing password-free mobile and virtual strong authentication. Indigo’s software-only architecture was built from the ground up for mobile, virtual and clinical cloud computing. This differentiates Indigo from all other identity management solutions. Indigo’s solution works in any virtual environment and has been certified as Citrix Ready. Its flexible design supports multiple strong authentication methods, including next generation biometrics, providing users with secure and fast access to information. Indigo’s software-only solution increases workflow productivity while helping customers ensure regulatory compliance. To learn more, visit www.indigoidware.com.

February 14, 2012 I Written By

Lumidigm Names Mark Shermetaro Chief Executive Officer

Bob Harbour to Stay on as Executive Chairman

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — February 2, 2012 — Lumidigm Inc., the multi-imaging biometric identity management company, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Lumidigm Board member Mark Shermetaro as CEO. Lumidigm Co-founder, Chairman and CEO Bob Harbour will stay on as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective February 1.

“We are fortunate to be able to bring someone with Mark Shermetaro’s market-focused business development skills and experience to Lumidigm during this period of rapid revenue growth and ambitious product development,” said Harbour. “After three successive years of sustained growth and record revenues, the stage is set to accelerate the maturation of this company with someone with Mark’s skills and experience at the helm.”

Shermetaro said, “As a Board member I have been impressed by Lumidigm’s development into a profitable enterprise with industry-leading products and a rich portfolio of intellectual property. I am excited to join the Lumidigm executive team during this dynamic time in the company’s development and to continue my close working relationship with Bob and the rest of the Board and Investor Group.”

Shermetaro comes to Lumidigm from his position as Vice President of Business Development at Methode Electronics, where he was responsible for leading corporate M&A activity. Shermetaro served on the Lumidigm Board of Directors for two years.

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

February 5, 2012 I Written By

Independa Unveils Health Measures at CES 2012 Digital Health Summit– An Easy, Affordable Option for Home Health Monitoring

Independa announced, during the Consumer Electronics Show, Health Measures– a simple, affordable option to enhance remote health monitoring of the elderly that doesn’t require wireless infrastructure in a home.

The new service will integrate conventional telephony with Independa’s cloud-based services to enable professional and family caregivers to easily record biometric information using only a wireline or mobile phone and have it merged with other data presented on the Independa Caregiver Web app.

This announcement will follow Independa’s announcement of a collaboration with LG to offer an industry-first suite of TV-based services specifically for long-term care facilities. That offering will provide Independa’s cloud-based Angela™ application on LG Electronics’ Pro:Centric™-enabled commercial televisions designed for the unique needs of communities for the elderly.

Cloud-Based Service Works with Any Wireline or Mobile Phone, Allowing Convenient Monitoring of the Elderly

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2012Independa today announced plans during the 2012 International CES for Health Measures – a platform combining conventional telephony with existing Independa cloud-based services to improve remote care for the elderly.

Simple, affordable Health Measures doesn’t require cellular coverage, broadband service or wireless devices in the home, making it ideal for care recipients who live in rural areas with poor cellular coverage, have limited funds to invest in wireless health devices, or have limited time to implement wireless health monitoring solutions immediately after leaving the hospital.

Health Measures allows home-health and home-care professionals, as well as senior-living facilities and family caregivers, to easily record a multitude of crucial biometric data, including weight, blood pressure, glucose level, temperature, pulse and heart rate. Information entered using a wireline or mobile phone is converted to digital form and delivered to Independa’s cloud-based telecare solution. All information collected is merged with other data to provide a complete and perpetual view of a person’s body telemetry and bio-informatics. The information is presented on the Independa Caregiver Web App, which also enables caregivers to create and follow responses to automatic reminders for those being cared for to take their medications, exercise, eat, hydrate and keep medical appointments.

“We have designed Health Measures to help mitigate expensive and often debilitating conditions that commonly arise during transitions in care,” said Independa CEO Kian Saneii. “Our new service will enable hospitals, other caregiving organizations and family caregivers to begin monitoring a care recipient’s biotelemetry as soon as the person returns to their residence. Professional and family caregivers will receive timely information, avoiding the need for time-consuming and costly routine home visits.

“Health Measures offers a convenient, intuitive way to provide better, more cost-effective care for elderly people who need remote observation but whose residences don’t have the technological infrastructure for sophisticated wireless health monitoring solutions,” said Dr. Richard Della Penna, Independa Chief Medical Officer and former Kaiser Permanente national eldercare lead. “Considering that most conditions requiring a return to the hospital emerge in the first three days after discharge, Health Measures provides hospitals and other healthcare organizations new opportunities to avoid readmissions and related Medicare and Medicaid penalties.”

Independa plans to make Health Measures available in February after a month of pilot testing. Health Measures offers a no-hardware, no-installation, lower-cost alternative to complement Independa’s Artemis™ solution, a wireless health and home sensor platform. The same alerts and thresholds apply, whether health information is received conveniently via a telephone or a wireless health device.

Health Measures and Artemis both build on the Caregiver Web App and on Independa’s touchscreen-based Angela™ offering, which focuses on social engagement for the care recipient. Angela provides single-touch access to games, puzzles, favorite websites, video Web chat, Facebook, email, a photo album and a calendar planner, as well as health-metrics reporting.

For more information about Health Measures, visit www.independa.com/health-measures.

About Independa, Inc.

Independa offers leading technology-enabled independent-living solutions. Independa’s best-of-breed cloud-based services enable organizations and individuals providing eldercare to cost-effectively allow the elderly to stay home longer, safer and more comfortably. Independa Integrated CloudCare services include medication and appointment reminders, support for activities of daily living, comprehensive social engagement benefits, and wireless health and safety monitoring.

January 15, 2012 I Written By

Lumidigm’s Multispectral Imaging Sensor Biometrically Enhances Innometriks’ Cheetah Reader

Innometriks has added Lumidigm’s Mercury multispectral biometric sensor to the Innometriks Cheetah card reader, which meets or exceeds credential authentication requirements as set forth by the U.S. Government identity programs including FIPS201/PIV, SP800-116 and the Transportation Worker’s Identity Credential (TWIC).  Mercury biometric sensors feature multispectral imaging, a sophisticated technology developed to overcome the fingerprint capture problems conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions.

Next Generation Card Reader Solution for Strong Identity Authentication and Smart Card Access Control Systems

To Be Showcased at Lumidigm ASIS Booth 2937 Biometric Consortium Conference – Lumidigm Booth 311 – September 27-29 

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – September 19, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that Innometriks has added Lumidigm’s Mercury multispectral biometric sensor to the Innometriks Cheetah card reader, which meets or exceeds credential authentication requirements as set forth by U.S. Government identity programs including FIPS201/PIV, SP800-116 and the Transportation Worker’s Identity Credential (TWIC).  Mercury biometric sensors feature multispectral fingerprint imaging, a sophisticated technology developed to overcome the capture problems conventional imaging systems have in less-than-ideal conditions.

“Multispectral imaging from Lumidigm lets our Cheetah reader capture superior fingerprint images quickly on all people in all environmental conditions,” emphasizes John Cassise, Innometriks CEO.  “The Mercury sensors incorporate this field-proven technology into a reliable platform that allows for a smaller form factor and a lower cost.”

“Our Mercury multispectral sensors coupled with the Cheetah’s strong credential authentication provide a truly cost-effective reader for those who are serious about the entire security process,” adds Bill Spence, Lumidigm vice president, transaction services.  “Security professionals now have a reader that seamlessly connects the next generation of credentials with the next generation of reliable fingerprint technology.”

Lumidigm Mercury multispectral fingerprint sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or even damaged or worn fingers create no problems for reliable reads.  Using multiple wavelengths of light and advanced polarization techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, the sensors provide Cheetah users with results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers using an optical technology.

The Innometriks Cheetah reader and Lumidigm’s new Mariner fingerprint reader will be showcased at ASIS in Orlando, September 19-21 in Lumidigm booth 2937 and at Biometrics Consortium Conference in Tampa, September 27-29 in Lumidigm booth 311.

About Innometriks

Innometriks develops and manufactures a suite of hardware and software products that provide strong identity authentication for mission critical environments.  Strong identity authentication verifies an individual’s identity using technologies including biometrics, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital signatures, providing greater protection of critical assets and sensitive information.  Innometriks innovative and comprehensive application suite offers credential validation and registration on a platform that is open, scalable and extensible.  www.innometriks.com

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

September 28, 2011 I Written By

ZK Software’s New Lumidigm Mercury-Enabled LA2000 Fingerprint Terminal – High Reliability at Lower Cost

ZK Software has added Lumidigm’s Mercury multispectral biometric sensor to the LA2000 fingerprint terminal, which previously has been available only with Lumidigm’s Venus sensor.  Compact and cost-effective, the Mercury sensor is a lower-cost alternative to the highly successful Lumidigm Venus sensor in the ZK LA2000, a fingerprint biometric terminal that has been providing award-winning multispectral imaging capabilities to fingerprint applications worldwide.

LA2000 Now Available with Either Lumidigm Venus or Mercury Multispectral Biometric Sensors

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – September 16, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that ZK Software has added Lumidigm’s Mercury multispectral biometric sensor to the LA2000 fingerprint terminal, which previously has been available only with Lumidigm’s Venus sensor.  Compact and cost-effective, the Mercury sensor is a lower-cost alternative to the highly successful Lumidigm Venus sensor in the ZK LA2000, a fingerprint biometric terminal that has been providing award-winning multispectral imaging capabilities to fingerprint applications worldwide.

“Adding the Lumidigm Mercury option to our LA2000 represents an important breakthrough in our ability to deliver the multispectral imaging value proposition to more customers, more applications and more markets,” emphasizes Jaimin Shah, CEO of ZK Technology. “The Mercury sensor greatly enhances our ability to address applications where reliability and cost are major drivers.”

“Multispectral imaging assures LA2000 users that they will get a read on their first try,” adds Bill Spence, Lumidigm vice president, transaction systems.  “Lumidigm provides a more effective fingerprint solution that is based on using multiple wavelengths of light and advanced polarization techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, providing results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper-resistant — regardless if the finger is wet, dry, chaffed or dirty.”

The ZK LA2000 terminal supports 50 time zones, five groups and ten unlock combinations to make it a truly stand-alone access control reader.  TCP/IP, serial and Wiegand communication are available for connecting the terminal to a network or third party access control panel.  The terminal provides 1-touch 1-second employee recognition and has the capacity to store 8,000 templates and 200,000 transactions.  Multi-language firmware supports English and Spanish by default.  Optional French and Portuguese language support is available.  Multi-factor authentication options include card/PIN or password. The LA2000’s ABS housing is durable and elegant in appearance. It is available in two versions.

The ZK LA2000 terminal and Lumidigm’s new Mariner fingerprint reader will be showcased at ASIS, Lumidigm booth 2937 in Orlando, September 19-21.

About ZK Software

ZK Software is the world’s largest manufacturer and developer of biometric, RFID, magnetic and barcode readers used in any application that requires verifying people.  ZK controls the product design, casing, SMT, optics, assembly, testing and logistics at its 700,000 sq. feet manufacturing and R&D facilities — all under one roof.  ZK is known for having the industry’s fastest patented biometric matching algorithm, which is utilized in over 5 million readers and used by over 200 million people.  ZK’s broad lines of readers are available with many features, screen options, communication methods, development platforms and tools to meet any of your unique requirements.  ZK’s comprehensive research and manufacturing capabilities, as well as price, performance, customization, reliability and speed to market are why OEMs, software developers, integrators, distributors and dealers worldwide turn to ZK Software. www.zktechnology.com

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

September 27, 2011 I Written By

New Mariner Fingerprint Reader Extends Lumidigm Advantage to Windows®-Based Applications

Lumidigm’s new Mariner fingerprint reader extends the reliable reading accuracy of multispectral imaging to popular value-conscious, Windows® PC-based biometric applications. The new Mariner sensors make biometric authentication simple and affordable for real business applications in industries ranging from healthcare to transportation, logistics, passenger ID, heavy industry, construction and others that require the durability and reliability that have been unavailable until now. Up to 20 percent more reliable than conventional sensors, the Mariner sensor quickly and easily delivers a high-quality fingerprint to your Windows PC for authentication.

Multispectral Biometrics “First Try” Readability Now Available for Windows PCs

First Major Showing at ASIS in Orlando, Fla. September 19 – Booth 2937

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – July 26, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that its new Mariner fingerprint reader extends the reliable reading accuracy of multispectral imaging to popular, value-conscious, Windows PC-based biometrics applications. The new Mariner sensors make biometric authentication simple and affordable for real business applications in industries ranging from healthcare to transportation, logistics, passenger ID, heavy industry, construction and others that require the durability and reliability that have been unavailable until now. Up to 20 percent more reliable than conventional sensors, the Mariner sensor quickly and easily delivers a high-quality fingerprint to Windows PC for authentication.

“With Mariner, we are able to bring the field-proven Lumidigm Advantage to more users in more markets,” emphasizes Phil Scarfo, Lumidigm senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. “Disappointed in conventional fingerprint sensors to date, serious business customers have been looking for a biometric sensor that doesn’t require them to compromise durability, reliability or convenience. With Mariner, we are offering extremely fast, durable and reliable business-class biometric readers for desktop user authentication and other Windows PC-based applications, even special mission-critical healthcare applications.”

According to Scarfo, unlike conventional biometrics technologies which rely on ideal conditions and clean surface contact alone, Mariner’s multispectral imaging reads both surface and subsurface fingerprints in the cold, hot, wet, dirty and dry conditions that impede traditional biometric sensors.

As a result, the new Mariner fingerprint sensor brings the Lumidigm Advantage to a wide range of business opportunities such as secure data access to multi-user workstations, electronic medical records, enterprise single sign on, point of sale applications, time and attendance data collection, quality control and standards compliance, laboratory equipment sign-on, data network access and other Windows-based applications in which organizations need to get a fast fingerprint read on the first try. Mariner now brings these benefits to the desktop and Windows-powered devices in a small, easy-to-use, durable package that produces a rapid return on investment.

The Mariner sensor is also available as an OEM package, enabling easy integration into PC keyboards, kiosks, handheld devices or virtually any Windows PC-hosted application. This further extends the Lumidigm Advantage to applications requiring strong user authentication and/or non repudiated audit trails in a world that is wet, dry and dirty. Convenient, lightening fast and easy to use, Mariner sensors authenticate quickly and reliably, no matter the person or whether or not their fingers are clean. As a result, Mariner biometric readers facilitate workflow and truly make biometrics a practical and robust reality for more organizations.

The new Mariner fingerprint reader is available now.  It will be showcased at the ASIS Exhibition in Orlando, Fla, September 19-21 in Lumidigm Booth 2937.

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

July 28, 2011 I Written By

Indigo Identityware Announces Strong Authentication E-Prescribe Functionality

Minneapolis, MN - June 21, 2011 - Indigo Identityware, Inc, a rapidly-growing leader in the Identity & Access Management industry, announced strong authentication electronic prescription (e-prescribe) functionality for physicians in clinical and hospital settings.
Indigo Identityware’s e-Prescribe Functionality

Indigo’s eSign capabilities allow physicians to electronically sign prescriptions utilizing finger biometrics or proximity cards. As a secondary form of authentication, a four digit PIN (personal identification number) can be used, similar to the process used for accessing a bank account from an ATM. Indigo, unlike other solution providers who use ‘passwords’ as a secondary form of authentication, uses a PIN which is easier to remember and implement. Indigo’s exclusive solution design stores, manages, and changes passwords automatically.

“Indigo Identityware’s advanced session management capabilities allow physicians to perform ‘two factor authentication’ using the touch of a finger or the tap of a card in combination with a PIN as a ‘secondary’ factor, fulfilling the requirements set forth by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for electronic prescription of controlled substances.” said Tom Rheineck, CEO and President of Indigo Identityware.

“As a result of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), which was implemented to ensure the health, safety and well-being of consumers, medical providers are incentivized to implement electronic health record (EHR) systems that include electronic prescribing. Physicians are required to write 40% of their overall prescriptions electronically in order to qualify for meaningful use rewards. Indigo’s solution allows physicians a secure and simple way to meet the HITECH specifications,” said Mr. Rheineck.

About Indigo Identityware
Indigo Identityware, a leader in the identity and access management industry, offers the first and only Behavioral Strong Authentication and Single Sign-on (SSO) for the extended enterprise. Indigo’s flexible design supports multiple strong authentication methods, including next-generation biometrics, providing users with secure and fast access to information. It increases workflow productivity while helping customers ensure regulatory compliance. The software-only solution is cost-effective and deploys quickly with its unique, lightweight “snap-in” design. For more information, visit www.indigoidware.com.
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