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NCR Embeds DigitalPersona Fingerprint Sensor In New POS Workstations

Fingerprint sensor, which is embedded in the top of the NCR RealPOS 70XRT touchscreen, enables POS applications to quickly identify users
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that NCR Corporation is now offering DigitalPersona's U.are.U 4500HD "heavy duty" fingerprint sensor as an option on NCR's next-generation integrated point-of-sale (POS) workstation, the NCR RealPOS 70XRT.

The fingerprint sensor, which is embedded in the top of the NCR RealPOS 70XRTtouchscreen, enables POS applications to quickly and easily identify users so that they can be linked to the specific transactions they perform. Biometrics is increasingly being used in POS environments to boost accountability, reduce provisioning hassles and help get customers through checkout processes quickly.

"As a pioneer in offering biometrics with POS solutions, we've seen fingerprint sensors evolve from being a feature for custom applications to being a mainstream capability," said NCR Vice President for Retail and Hospitality Solution Management Greg Egan. "By integrating DigitalPersona's sensor into the NCR RealPOS 70XRT, we're able to give retailers and restaurateurs a state-of-the-art platform with a wide range of choices in biometrically-enabled application software."

NCR is using the embedded version of DigitalPersona's U.are.U 4500HD fingerprint sensor. This heavy-duty, ergonomically designed fingerprint sensor offers a powerful combination of size, accuracy and performance for handling hard-to-read fingerprints, and is resistant to physical and chemical abuse in commercial environments. In addition, its unobtrusive, blue illumination provides a professional appearance for restaurants and retail stores.

The NCR RealPOS 70XRT is available through NCR's global sales organization as well as from NCR Authorized Resellers. POS applications that support biometrics on the NCR RealPOS 70XRT are available from NCR or a variety of independent software vendors. Software development kits for adding fingerprint biometrics to custom applications on Windows and Linux are available from DigitalPersona at www.digitalpersona.com/sdk.

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona, Inc. is the leading provider of fingerprint authentication products for point-of-sale and embedded solution developers, enterprises and consumers. The company offers software and hardware that protects people and businesses by enabling them to control their digital identities. For end users, DigitalPersona provides strong identity protection that's uniquely easy to use; the company's business solutions help organizations address growing security, compliance and loss prevention demands. DigitalPersona's award-winning technology has been used worldwide by over 95 million people, and its solutions are offered by market-leading manufacturers such as HP, Dell, IBM and NCR. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at +1 650.474.4000, or visit www.digitalpersona.com.