IDEX enters into cooperation agreement with Identita
IDEX ASA has entered into a cooperation agreement with Identita Technologies Inc. for a biometric powered card using SmartFinger Film.
Oslo, Norway, 30 March 2011: IDEX ASA has entered into a cooperation agreement with Identita Technologies Inc. (“Identita”).
Identita creates identity management solutions involving hardware tokens and client server application software. The company has research and development facilities in Canada and its international offices in Barbados.
“We are thrilled to work with Identita, which is a recognized company in the industry, and we consider that this agreement confirms the potential of SmartFinger Film to become the preferred swipe fingerprint sensor for powered card integration” says Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO at IDEX.
The agreement defines specific cooperation milestones for the qualification of the IDEX SmartFinger® Film fingerprint sensor and biometric software algorithms for use in a biometric powered card. The qualification of the SmartFinger Film sensor is expected in the second half of 2011.
After a successful qualification, it is the intent of Identita and IDEX to enter into a commercial agreement under which IDEX will supply SmartFinger Film sensor technology to Identita.
With research and development facilities in Canada and its international offices in Barbados, Identita creates identity management solutions involving hardware tokens and client server application software. Identita’s EchoSystem platform is a multi-token aware identity management back-end with a complete suite of application modules to meet the requirements of virtually all verticals. Identita has developed unique proprietary handshake protocols to counter phishing, man-in-the-middle and man-in-the-browser attacks, using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificates. Identita currently manufactures an acoustic one-time password (OTP) smart card with an embedded, flexible display on the front of the smart card. The credit card-sized format enables the inclusion of other technologies such as magnetic stripe, proximity chips, EMV chips, bar code, RFID and picture ID. Identita is privately held. www.identita.com
IDEX ASA is a Norwegian public company specializing in fingerprint imaging and recognition technology. IDEX’ vision is to ensure individuals a safe, secure, and user-friendly use of personal ID. IDEX has developed the award-winning SmartFinger Film technology platform including the patented fingerprint imaging principle, sensing scheme and chip design. Combined with core software solutions for imaging and authentication SmartFinger Film enables on-device enrollment, template storage and verification within the very same module. The SmartFinger Film sensor is thin and bendable and can be customized for a variety of applications such as One Time Password devices, Smartcards, ID cards, access control devices and biometric tokens. The SmartFinger technology is available to customers under an intellectual property licensing scheme or as SmartFinger Film sensor assemblies for integration into customers’ products. IDEX ASA (ticker IDEX) is listed at the Oslo Axess market place on the Oslo Børs (Oslo stock exchange). For more information, please visit www.idexbiometrics.com or contact IDEX at: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDEX press contact
Dr. Ralph W. Bernstein, CEO, IDEX ASA, +47 930 59 303, email@example.com