By selecting Zvetco's card readers, government agencies can realize significant savings in operating costs by greatly reducing the number one cause of smart card failure – ESD.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2012
Best-in-class fingerprint authentication hardware manufacturer and network security solution provider Zvetco Biometrics today announced the addition of ten new biometric and combination (biometric/smart card) devices; the largest single product introduction in Zvetco’s storied history. These feature new, AuthenTec SteelCoat™ technology that greatly increases durability and ruggedness of the fingerprint sensor. Designed for all types of use, the newest models deliver the same build quality and design that Zvetco customers have come to love but with a significantly more rugged sensor enabling users to enjoy even greater durabilty then they have come to expect with Zvetco products.
The Verifi™ P4600 and P5200 are desktop fingerprint readers that incorporate AuthenTec's proprietary SteelCoat™ technology in an elegant, slim design that is approximately 1/3 of an inch thick.
Zvetco’s industrial grade product line is also augmented with the addition of five mountable new readers: the P6000M and P6000 TPM, two more versions of the FIPS-201 approved P6000 but in a more rugged, mountable housing, and: P5100TPM, P4600TPM and P5200TPM which offer a choice of sensor size, feature set and price point. All Verifi™ mountable devices conceal the USB cable for ease of installation and to prevent tampering.
The new P5600 and P5400 combo readers add a smart card capability in addition to the biometric function, making them ideal for On Card Matching and any application where a smart card and biometric are required.
The above represent a logical addition to Zvetco’s FBI and FIPS-201 approved combination readers (smart card/biometric) product line, further expanding the capabilities of Zvetco's award-winning Verifi™ brand readers. The Verifi™ smart card and biometric devices provide for simple, one-hand operation in an all metal chassis that delivers unparalleled durability. The most demanding government users will be pleased with their rugged construction and increased electro-static discharge (ESD) protections. ESD has been known to kill embedded chips of smart cards in the field. Zvetco has applied its extensive knowledge of ESD protection to their devices making damaged chips due to ESD a thing of the past. This is a significant breakthrough as up-time is of the utmost importance and a “dead” smart card means lost productivity and significant expense.
"By selecting Zvetco's card readers, government agencies can realize significant savings in operating costs by significantly reducing the number one cause of smart card failure – ESD. Given that current budgets are frozen or reduced, having a rugged, all-metal reader lasting for years of heavy use, while reducing costly emergency smart card replacements, frees operational budget for use elsewhere. This is particularly important for Federal PIV and PIV-I (Personal Identity Verification interoperable), State and Local Government (CJIS requirements), and FRAC (First Responder Authentication Card) applications where millions of cards have been issued and are seeing greater use for logical access control," said Zavi Cohen, CEO of Zvetco Biometrics. "Moreover, Zvetco's new Verifi™ with SteelCoat™ readers are PCSC compliant; meaning drivers come standard with Windows and are available for other environments as well."
Pricing and Availability
The Verifi™ readers are available immediately. Reseller pricing and quantity discounts are also 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 http://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 UPEK 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.
SteelCoat is a trademark of Authentec, Inc.
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Phone: (407) 681-0111 Extension: 804