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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

Ievo Fingerprint Reader with Lumidigm MSI Sensor Receives Raves from Benchmark

“…with regard to scan credibility, the MSI sensor is certainly the best we’ve seen!” —Benchmark magazine, May 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – May 15, 2012 – Lumidigm today announced that Benchmark magazine, after conducting a competitive test of fingerprint readers, concluded, “use of the MSI technology, and the consistency with which it performed in conditions that would see other units simply fail really does set the [Lumidigm] technology apart from its peers.

The May 2012 article in the British journal begins, “One of the biggest issues with biometrics-based fingerprint readers is that many models will struggle to obtain a clear and usable scan if the digit being presented is damp, dirty or damaged.  This is because most sensors rely on an optical scan only.  However, multispectral imaging (MSI) [from Lumidigm] can provide a more robust solution.

Lumidigm partner Ievo™ submitted its Ultimate™ reader with the Lumidigm sensor for the Benchmark test. Ievo Managing Director Shaun Oakes reports, “Benchmark is known for its rigorous testing methods and independent reviews. We welcomed the opportunity to show what the superior Lumidigm technology brings to our fingerprint reader and to our customers.”

“This review verifies for many people what we already knew from field experience,” asserts Lumidigm Vice President, Transaction Systems Bill Spence.  “Now, independent testing confirms the superior fingerprint reading capabilities that Lumidigm technology brings to any application.  Customers expect better performance now and Lumidigm is providing it.”

A video of the reviewed product, available at www.lumidigm.com/video-fingerprint-reader-put-to-the-test/, demonstrates the fingerprint reader being subjected to various real world conditions, including damp and wet, dry and dirty. Lumidigm technology extracts unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, allowing results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional technologies.

About Benchmark

Benchmark is a monthly publication dedicated to security technology. The only publication of its type, Benchmark is totally focused on delivering tests, assessments and reviews of products, systems and technologies. It has been designed solely for the needs of security installers, system integrators, specifiers, consultants and security managers involved in making buying decisions relating to products and systems. Benchmark is the fastest growing publication in the security market today!

About Ievo

Leveraging over a decade of biometric experience, Ievo develops biometric solutions for the access control market.  Their background has driven them to consider all aspects of biometric installation in the design of their products, from the specification process and installation all the way through to the end user experience. The newest offering delivers a minimalist, reliable and fit-for-purpose solution that allows seamless integration and works alongside currently installed systems using card/fob/PINs, as opposed to looking to replace whole systems.  Ievo ensures that the best sensor is used and all other components are of the highest quality possible, including the world’s leading algorithm.  Coupled with its low cost, the Ievo solution takes biometrics into new markets that have previously withdrawn from or have not been suitable for biometrics due to the low quality of traditional products.  Located in the United Kingdom, Ievo readers are currently available direct to trade customers in the UK and globally.

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm Inc., a global authentication solutions company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification of people, products and credentials.  Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging technology and innovative software work in real world applications for those customers that need to know “who” or “what” to a high degree of certainty.  Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm’s biometric fingerprint sensors and optically enhanced machine vision solutions have met the needs of customers across the globe for physical and logical access control in markets such as banking, healthcare, entertainment and theme parks, and government and civil ID.  Lumidigm and our strategic partners are working on solutions for industrial, commercial, and transportation applications.  For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

May 17, 2012 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

Lumidigm Highlighted in “TOP 300 STARTUPS”

Lumidigm has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 Edition of the fundedIDEAS publication – TOP 300 STARTUPS.  According to fundedIDEAS, inclusion in TOP 300 STARTUPS demonstrates Lumidigm’s commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence.  Lumidigm was specially selected by an eminent panel of business and industry leaders spanning the globe based on 14 parameters including strength of the management team, business model and execution strategy as well as industry and sector outlook.

Lumidigm selection based on strength of the management team, business model and execution strategy

 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – April 19, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that the company has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 edition of the fundedIDEAS publication TOP 300 STARTUPS.  Lumidigm develops and deploys biometric fingerprint sensors that use multispectral imaging to capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all environmental conditions.

TOP 300 STARTUPS features those startups that secured the highest overall rating across 14 parameters that were applied to over 2500 companies that secured venture funding in 2010. Lumidigm emerged near the top of that elite list — with a final ranking of 29 — on the strength of its management team, business model, execution strategy and technological innovations.

“From the start, Lumidigm was able to demonstrate how its new technological approach to biometric authentication could solve the performance problems plaguing the industry,” said Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). “Because Lumidigm had a highly differentiated solution and was led by a top-notch management team with the insight and capability to disrupt a market, we knew we had a winner.” DFJ was part of a strong group of initial venture capital investors in Lumidigm.

Lumidigm makes biometric authentication secure and convenient by using its patented multispectral imaging technology to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin. This enhanced data capture mitigates traditional system vulnerabilities and makes Lumidigm’s sensors more reliable, more inclusive and more tamper-resistant than conventional biometric readers.

“We are excited to feature Lumidigm as a TOP 300 STARTUP,” said Jonathon Marcus, Editor with fundedIDEAS. “We are extremely confident of their ability to innovate and adapt to changing market and customer needs while driving innovation in the sector.” The fundedIDEAS editorial team conducted a rigorous four-month selection process prior to selecting Lumidigm for inclusion.

“Lumidigm continues to innovate off of its extensively-patented multi-imaging technology platform as it identifies and meets market needs,” emphasized Jurvetson. “I am delighted to see an independent analysis concur with DFJ’s assessment of Lumidigm.”

The research firm of Frost & Sullivan recently awarded the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, Fingerprint Biometrics, North America, 2010, to Lumidigm.  According to Frost & Sullivan, Lumidigm’s “innovative technology allows Lumidigm fingerprint sensors to provide highly accurate biometric data even in adverse conditions where traditional fingerprint sensors fail.”

More information about Lumidigm is available at www.lumidigm.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.

About fundedIDEAS

9 out of 10 startups fail to achieve their stated business objectives. fundedIDEAS was established with the sole objective of discovering the ones that will. Rating each startup on 14 parameters, from strength of the management team, business model and execution strategy to industry and sector outlook – we deploy the most advanced methodology to establish the stability, sustainability and outlook of venture funded startups. To know more, please visit www.fundedIDEAS.com

April 25, 2011 I Written By

Lumidigm and Imprivata Partner to Deliver Multispectral Biometric Authentication to Hospitals

ALBUQUERQUE, NM and LEXINGTON, MA — February 21, 2011 — Lumidigm and Imprivata today announced a partnership to deliver an integrated solution for healthcare clinicians that require reliable and fast access to electronic medical record (EMR) applications when wearing surgical gloves. With Lumidigm’s award-winning biometric sensors integrated into the Imprivata OneSign® enterprise single sign-on (ESSO) and authentication platform, healthcare providers obtain fast and streamlined access to EMR applications with a simple touch of a finger — even when gloved.

Biometrics access has been proven to be the most simple and cost-effective way to maintain patient privacy and to manage the distribution of controlled substances as mandated by DEA regulations. Users that are biometrically enrolled in Imprivata’s OneSign platform will benefit from its central management and reporting capabilities which support secure access to pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and patient data.

“Lumidigm’s biometric sensors and OneSign give clinicians fast access to EMR applications regardless of environmental conditions,” said Ed Gaudet, chief marketing officer at Imprivata. “With support for Lumidigm devices, our customers can leverage their existing OneSign investments across clinician workflows that involve surgical gloves.”

“Using Imprivata’s OneSign solution in tandem with the security and superior performance of Lumidigm biometric sensors is essential in healthcare applications where security is a must but where security cannot interfere with critical-care technicians, doctors or nurses attending to their jobs,” explains Phil Scarfo, Lumidigm senior vice president of sales and marketing. “Enterprise single sign-on and biometric authentication eliminate clinician frustrations with multiple passwords, two-tier authentication and lost tokens. Imprivata OneSign consolidates multiple applications into a single access point and completes a healthcare provider’s investment by merging all authentication needs to a single finger.”

Lumidigm’s partnership with Imprivata allows doctors, nurses, staff and other employees to access multiple applications throughout a hospital with a single biometric enrollment. Lumidigm multispectral imaging 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, Lumidigm’s sensors provide results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers.

The Lumidigm fingerprint solution is being featured today through Wednesday in Booth #5242 at the HIMSS11 Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The Imprivata OneSign solution is being featured in Booth #3872.

The research firm of Frost & Sullivan recently awarded the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, Fingerprint Biometrics, North America, 2010, to Lumidigm. According to Frost & Sullivan, Lumidigm’s “innovative technology allows Lumidigm fingerprint sensors to provide highly accurate biometric data even in adverse conditions where traditional fingerprint sensors fail.”

More information on Lumidigm biometric solutions is available at www.lumidigm.com.

About Imprivata

With more than one million health care users, Imprivata is the #1 independent provider of single sign-on and access management solutions for health care, government, finance and other regulated industries.  By strengthening user authentication, streamlining application access and simplifying compliance reporting across multiple computing environments, customers realize improved workflows, increased security and compliance with government regulations.

Imprivata has received numerous product awards and top review ratings from leading industry publications and analysts, including a Strong Positive rating in Gartner’s 2010 ESSO Marketscope, the #1 ranking in the KLAS SSO Performance report and the #1 rating in 2010 Best in KLAS and Category Leaders report.   Headquartered in Lexington, Mass., Imprivata partners with over 200 resellers, and serves the access security needs of more than 1,100 customers around the world.  For more information, please visit www.imprivata.com or follow us on Twitter at @Imprivata.

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.

February 21, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John 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.

BIO-key and Lumidigm Bring Reliable E-Prescribing to Genesis HealthCare

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Single Sign-On (SSO) Applications Protected by BIO-key Fingerprint Identification and Lumidigm Multispectral Fingerprint Sensors

WALL, NJ, and ALBUQUERQUE, NM — February 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BIO-key International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI.OB), a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions and Lumidigm, Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, have partnered to provide a strong authentication solution for e-prescriptions at Genesis HealthCare System. Today, Genesis HealthCare is utilizing BIO-key’s biometric identification software with Lumidigmfingerprint sensors so staff may quickly, conveniently and securely establish identity when ordering, verifying or administering medications as required by Ohio law.

Genesis HealthCare System, based in Zanesville, Ohio, is a not-for-profit organization that operates two hospital sites — Genesis-Bethesda and Genesis-Good Samaritan — in Zanesville, Ohio, and several affiliated health care organizations across a six-county region of southeastern Ohio.  For years, doctors and pharmacists in Ohio have been required to use two-factor authentication when electronically prescribing controlled substances and as of June 2010, the DEA has also mandated two-factor authentication for electronically prescribing controlled substances nationwide. Genesis HealthCare is able to meet these requirements using BIO-key’s biometric fingerprint identification software and Lumidigm biometric sensors.

Currently, 2,000 clinicians and staff are using BIO-key fingerprint biometrics leveraging Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors to establish their identity in Genesis’s Epic software to order, verify or administer medications. In the next phase of this project, Genesis will be implementing fingerprint biometric user logon with Vergence, a single sign-on solution from Sentillion, a Microsoft company. With these solutions in place, Genesis staff members will instantly establish their identity with the simple touch of a finger, even when wearing latex gloves.

This BIO-key identification solution, in conjunction with Lumidigm readers, is integrated with all major electronic medical records (EMR) software suites, including Epic and Allscript’s Enterprise EHR as well as major single sign-on (SSO) providers, including Microsoft’s Sentillion, Evidian, IBM, Oracle, CA and more.

“With BIO-key as our partner, we were able to be up and running from the initial inception in less than five months. A lot of vendors talk about being our partner; BIO-key didn’t talk, they delivered,” said Ed Romito, vice president and CIO of Genesis HealthCare. “Additionally, BIO-key’s ability to operate with every major fingerprint reader manufacturer allowed us to evaluate a variety of readers to determine which would work best in our environment. As a result of our testing, we determined that Lumidigm’s Mercury sensor provided us with the best performance, including the ability for our staff working in isolation rooms to establish their identity when wearing latex gloves!”

“Individual physicians frequently sign tens if not hundreds of prescriptions daily. With BIO-key fingerprint identification and Lumidigm sensors, this process is more secure, faster and extremely convenient, compared to the other two-factor alternatives,” added Mike DePasquale, CEO of BIO-key International. “With BIO-key’s ability to operate on mobile platforms including tablets and smart phones combined with the capabilities and value that Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging technology brings to our customers, other markets will also be able to benefit from our partnership.”

“Because skin dryness is so prevalent in the healthcare industry, due in part to constant hand washing, traditional fingerprint sensors can produce up to a twenty percent failure rate,” explains Bill Spence, Lumidigm vice president of transaction systems. “In other situations, when the policy allows it, healthcare workers wearing latex gloves do not want to remove them to use the biometric reader. Lumidigm’s Mercury Series multispectral fingerprint sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or gloves create no problems for reliable reads.”

The Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances rule was issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as an amendment to the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, commonly known as the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). According to the rule, the doctor or pharmacist creating the prescription must authenticate with two of the following: “something you know (a knowledge factor), something you have (a hard token stored separately from the computer being accessed), and something you are (biometric information). The hard token, if used, must be a cryptographic device or a one-time-password device that meets Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 Security Level 1.” For increased security, less complicated management and ease of doctor/pharmacist use, most healthcare organizations prefer that one of the authentication factors be biometric.

A demonstration of the BIO-key / Lumidigm e-prescribing solution will be featured in Booth #5242 at the HIMSS11 Exhibition on February 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

The research firm of Frost & Sullivan recently awarded the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, Fingerprint Biometrics, North America, 2010, to Lumidigm. According to Frost & Sullivan, Lumidigm’s “innovative technology allows Lumidigm fingerprint sensors to provide highly accurate biometric data even in adverse conditions where traditional fingerprint sensors fail.”

About BIO-key

BIO-key International, Inc., headquartered in Wall, New Jersey, develops and delivers advanced identification solutions to commercial and government enterprises, integrators, and custom application developers. BIO-key’s award winning, high performance, scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy biometric finger identification technology accurately identifies and authenticates users of wireless and enterprise applications. Our solutions are used in local embedded OEM products as well as some of the world’s largest identification deployments to improve security, guarantee identity, and help reduce identity theft. BIO-key’s technology is offered directly or by market leading partners around the world. (http://www.bio-key.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 time and attendance, access control, large population ID programs, data access, mobile products including drug dispensing cabinets, forklifts and automobiles, and any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Website iswww.lumidigm.com.

BIO-key Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release may be construed as “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). The words “estimate,” “project,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are made based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management pursuant to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Act. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected on the basis of these statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our history of losses and limited revenue, our ability to develop new products and evolve existing ones, the impact on our business of the recent financial crisis in the global capital markets and negative global economic trends, and our ability to attract and retain key personnel. For a more complete description of these and other risk factors that may affect the future performance of BIO-key International, Inc., see “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company also undertakes no obligation to disclose any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

February 16, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John 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.

Lumidigm Showcasing Biometric Authentication that Ensures Meeting HIPPA / HITECH Requirements at HIMSS 11

Lumidigm biometrics products, which provide fingerprint access even when wearing clear surgical gloves, are the solution for hospitals that spend $100 to $200 per employee per year supporting password-based systems — and even more for token- or card-based systems — while trying to ensure the protection and safety of patient information. The Lumidigm fingerprint solution will be featured in Booth #5242 at the HIMSS 11 Exhibition to be held February 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

No Passwords, No Tokens…
Provides Secure Access Via the Touch of a Finger, Even When Gloved!

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – January 6, 2011 – Lumidigm today announced that its biometrics products, which provide fingerprint access even when wearing clear surgical gloves, are the solution for hospitals that spend $100 to $200 per employee per year supporting password-based systems — and even more for token- or card-based systems — while trying to ensure the protection and safety of patient information. The Lumidigm fingerprint solution will be featured in Booth #5242 at the HIMSS 11 Exhibition to be held February 21-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

Lumidigm Mercury multispectral imaging sensors capture fingerprint data beneath the surface of the skin so that dryness or gloves 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, Lumidigm’s sensors provide results that are more consistent, more inclusive and more tamper resistant than conventional biometric readers.

As a result, healthcare practitioners can more efficiently meet the new demands of secure healthcare IT as they navigate the world of electronic medical records and multiple systems, attempting to protect information for both patients and clinicians. Instead of each employee being issued a password, card or token, the Lumidigm biometric solution lets multiple users access the same workstation or medical device with nothing more than their finger.  In most cases, the Lumidigm Mercury fingerprint sensors can be deployed simply as the necessary infrastructure is typically already in place.

The research firm of Frost & Sullivan recently awarded the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, Fingerprint Biometrics, North America, 2010, to Lumidigm.  According to Frost & Sullivan, Lumidigm’s “innovative technology allows Lumidigm fingerprint sensors to provide highly accurate biometric data even in adverse conditions where traditional fingerprint sensors fail.”

More information on Lumidigm biometric solutions is available at www.lumidigm.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 FisherJurvetson, 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.

January 6, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 15 blogs containing almost 6000 articles with John having written over 3000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 14 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John 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.