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The Verifi P6000 provides a perfect biometric tool to the government sector for quickly incorporating biometrics to PIV, FRAC and HSPD-12 initiatives.

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2009

Best-in-class fingerprint authentication hardware manufacturer and network security solution provider Zvetco Biometrics today announced the FIPS-201 approved Verifi™P6000 USB Fingerprint Reader. The Verifi™P6000 is a logical addition to their P5000 product line, further expanding the capabilities of Zvetco's award-winning Verifi™ fingerprint readers. The Verifi™P6000 provides increased grey-scale detail and contrast for superior image quality making it ideal for the most demanding large scale government projects. Certified to meet FIPS-201 standards and using AuthenTec's TouchChip® TCS1 Fingerprint Sensor with Enhanced Image Mode (EIM) technology, the Verifi™ P6000 leverages the same award-winning silicon fingerprint technologies that have made AuthenTec and Zvetco the leading biometric suppliers in the world today.

"With the simple addition of Zvetco's P6000 to existing smart card users government can realize significantly increased security by verifying the identity of the card holders. Given that the biometric information is already stored on the PIV card, this makes for a logical next step in the evolution of their system and network security. This is particularly useful within the Federal, State and Local Government, PIV (Personal Identity Verification) and FRAC (First Responder Authentication Card) applications," said Zavi Cohen, CZvetco Biometrics EO of Zvetco Biometrics. "Moreover, Zvetco's new Verifi™ P6000 fingerprint reader is also suitable for large scale enterprise deployments where a premium is placed on the ability to enroll a wide variety of users. This technology complements FIPS-201 deployments with quick and accurate identification of an individual fingerprint, which enables us to fulfill the vision and directives of HSPD-12"

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) approval will enable government-wide acquisition through GSA's Approved Products List (APL) for FIPS 201 implementations and achieves compliance with the image quality requirements for single finger capture devices used for the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employee and Contractors defined by FIPS 201 and mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12).

The GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List may be viewed at http://fips201ep.cio.gov/apl.php. With an Zvetco approval number of # 420.

"AuthenTec is pleased Zvetco has selected the TouchChip TCEFB1C USB fingerprint module for their P6000 solution. AuthenTec developed the TCEFB1C module to simplify the integration of the TouchChip TCS1 Fingerprint Sensor, the only FBI and FIPS-201 certified silicon fingerprint sensor, into USB peripherals, notebook computers, handheld devices and other embedded devices where the size, power and cost advantages of the TCS1 deliver value for our customers." stated Mike Chaudoin, Director of the Biometric Business Unit at AuthenTec.

Zvetco's Verifi™ P6000 is an especially ideal solution for protecting government desktops and networks everywhere. The P6000 is designed to facilitate government logical access -- the protection of personal computers and electronic data to help prevent the inside threat. The Verifi™ P6000 is also compatible with most fingerprint enterprise software solutions such as BioCert®, Bioscrypt™ , ActivIdentity, and other applications that support AuthenTec TouchChip fingerprint sensors. In addition, we are also compatible with several of the leading fingerprint SDK's such as Griaule Biometrics and Neurotechnology.

Zvetco's Verifi™ P6000 fingerprint reader stands out from competing products with its solid aluminum construction and commercial grade powder coat finishing for unparalleled durability and ESD (Electro-Static Discharge) immunity. This is a first step in our growing Verifi™ P6000 line of readers. Look for waterproof and mountable versions for outdoor and rugged environments soon! For specifications of the Verifi™ P6000 Fingerprint Reader and the AuthenTec TouchChip sensors, please view the data sheet at Zvetco Biometrics' Website.

Pricing and Availability

The Verifi™ P6000 is available immediately as a stand-alone USB fingerprint reader for $259 U.S. MSRP. Reseller pricing and quantity discounts are available for all Zvetco products. Zvetco offers private labeling for all hardware and a variety of software solutions for both client/server and desktop deployments. For more information or to purchase online, visit www.zvetcobiometrics.com or contact an authorized Zvetco Biometrics reseller or retail partner.

About Zvetco Biometrics

Zvetco Biometrics is a manufacturer of best-in-class identity authentication hardware and provider of identity management solutions. Founded in 1999, Zvetco provides its customers in corporate enterprise, government, financial services, healthcare, gaming, food services and point-of-sale with cost-effective network security tools that prevent identity theft, increase accountability and eliminate the cost and inconvenience of password-based access. Zvetco Biometrics' Verifi™ line of biometric products incorporates precision fingerprint-sensing technology into ergonomic computer peripherals that deliver unparalleled performance, reliability and convenience. Available in multiple form factors, Verifi™ products use proven AuthenTec and AuthenTec sensor technology, offer a rugged, elegant design, a standard USB interface, enhanced security and convenience, private labeling and other custom options.

Verifi is a trademark of Zvetco Biometrics. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact: Christy Elliott Zvetco Media Director Phone: (407) 681-0111 Extension: 804