January 19, 2010

Fulcrum Biometrics announces distribution agreement with UPEK®.

Fulcrum will offer the full line of UPEK® products including the OEM Sensor Line and the new TouchChip USB Sensors.

San Antonio, Texas – Fulcrum Biometrics (http://www.fulcrumbiometrics.com), a global distributor of biometric identification technologies and provider to the US Government, today announced that it is now an approved reseller of UPEK® award-winning biometric fingerprint readers and modules, including the new EikonTouch USB fingerprint reader product line. EikonTouch fingerprint readers utilize one-touch placement sensors to deliver a simple, user-friendly experience while providing precise image quality for highly accurate fingerprint authentication. The new EikonTouch 700 provides FIPS 201 certified image quality for use in government applications and multi-user solutions that require both high biometric performance and ease-of-use. The EikonTouch 300 with SteelCoat™ protective coating is designed for use in rugged environments and for cost-sensitive applications requiring one-touch authentication. Both EikonTouch products, as well Eikon® swipe USB readers and other fingerprint modules, are available now from Fulcrum Biometrics.

“We are pleased to offer the proven, high-quality UPEK product line to our customers in the US and around the world,” said Ken Nosker, President of Fulcrum Biometrics. “The new EikonTouch fingerprint readers offer the level of quality and usability required by our customers in both government and the private sector. And with the new SteelCoat™ option, UPEK offers a more rugged sensor for tougher environments.”

Since its inception in 2002, Fulcrum Biometrics has provided biometric hardware, software development tools and custom integration services, partnering with numerous companies, government agencies and prime contractors on the development and deployment of small and large scale biometric solutions. By adding the UPEK product line, Fulcrum Biometrics can now offer customers an even wider range of biometric fingerprint hardware options – from UPEK’s low-cost, widely-compatible Eikon swipe sensor devices to highly-secure, government-certified, one-touch fingerprint readers.

“UPEK is pleased to have Fulcrum Biometrics as an approved reseller for the new EikonTouch USB fingerprint readers,” said Mike Chaudoin, director of business development for UPEK, Inc. “With the only FBI-certified FIPS-201 silicon fingerprint sensor technology and UPEK’s high durability SteelCoat™ protective coating, these readers deliver excellent image quality, durability, ergonomics and security improvements over previous UPEK TouchChip® USB readers, returning UPEK to a leadership position in the touch-based USB fingerprint reader marketplace.”

UPEK biometric products, including the new EikonTouch 300 and EikonTouch 700, are available now from Fulcrum Biometrics. For more information, go to: http://www.fulcrumbiometrics.com.

About Fulcrum Biometrics

Fulcrum Biometrics is a leading international provider, distributor and integrator of biometric identification technologies and devices for commercial, civil and military customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. Fulcrum’s sole business concern is assisting enterprises and government agencies alike with the selection, integration and deployment of biometrics solutions. The company’s offerings include industry-leading biometric software development tools, fingerprint scanners and other biometric sensors as well as custom integration and implementation of identity management applications and access control systems.

Fulcrum Biometrics is based in San Antonio, Texas, USA. In January of 2009 Fulcrum opened its first international sales and distribution office in the city of Gurgaon, India. Fulcrum Biometrics India Pvt. Ltd. serves as the regional sales, distribution and support hub for India and surrounding countries.

UPEK, TouchChip, Eikon, EikonTouch and SteelCoat are registered trademarks or trademarks of UPEK, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Jennifer Allen Newton
Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc.
Jennifer (at) bluehousecg.com