Lumidigm Signs Agreement with Brand New Technologies : Partnership Brings Lumidigm's Award-Winning Biometrics Technology to Africa

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Lumidigm, Inc., a provider of world-class biometric sensors, announced today that it has signed a reseller agreement with Brand New Technologies, a South African firm that specializes in biometrics security solutions.

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The Lumidigm sensors close a gap in our product offerings and make Brand New uniquely able to provide complete and robust biometric solutions.

"We are pleased that Brand New is introducing the benefits of Lumidigm's multispectral technology to their customer base in Africa," said Seth Miller, a business development specialist at Lumidigm. Under this agreement, Lumidigm and Brand New will jointly develop opportunities for biometric applications in multiple industries including mining, healthcare, finance, and civil identification. Cooperative marketing efforts are already underway.

"We became interested in Lumidigm's multispectral technology because of its real world capabilities," said Dave Crawshay-Hall, Chief Technology Officer at Brand New. "The Lumidigm sensors close a gap in our product offerings and make Brand New uniquely able to provide complete and robust biometric solutions."

Crawshay-Hall and Miller will attend the Biometrics Consortium Conference in Tampa, Florida today. Lumidigm will be demonstrating its products and technologies at the concurrent Technology Expo through September 25, 2008.

About Lumidigm

Lumidigm, Inc. deploys biometric systems that work quickly and effectively on all people in all environmental conditions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm's initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Epic Ventures, and International Venture Fund. Other investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Intel Capital, Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, Solstice Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital.

About Brand New Technologies

Brand New Technologies is a technology company based in South Africa with core competencies in the fields of biometrics, smartcards and various ID/ Payment related technologies. The company offers fully integrated security solutions or components of security solutions which can be plugged into existing technology infrastructures. Whether software integration or hardware devices are required, Brand New Technologies commits to delivering products and solutions which best address individual clients' needs. Based in South Africa, Brand New Technologies is privately owned and funded. To learn more, please visit

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