Validity, Cogent to Develop Low Cost Biometric Fingerprint Solutions

Validity Sensors, Inc., a privately held biometric company specializing in high quality durable fingerprint sensors, announced a strategic partnership with Cogent Systems (Nasdaq: COGT) to develop high performance, low cost fingerprint sensor solutions. Cogent Systems is a leading provider of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems, or AFIS, and other fingerprint biometric solutions to governments, law enforcement agencies and other organizations worldwide. The partnership has already yielded the integration of Validity’s LiveFlex(TM) Fingerprint Sensors with Cogent’s world-class fingerprint reconstruction and matching algorithms.

Validity’s ground breaking Dual-Line-Imager (DLI) sensor, VFS201, is the first result of the Validity/Cogent partnership. The sensor utilizes Cogent’s reconstruction technology and is also designed to work with Cogent’s matching algorithm. The VFS201 offers the same LiveFlex durability as Validity’s previous sensor, but in a significantly smaller exposed swipe area, comparable with more traditional swipe sensor dimensions.

“The combination of our patented technologies creates the world’s most durable, rugged, and reliable high performance fingerprint sensors,” said Jalil Shaikh, Validity’s CEO. “The VFS201 is already making strides in the PC Notebook market segment.”

“Our image reconstruction and matching algorithms have been specifically customized for optimal integration with Validity’s fingerprint sensors,” said Ming Hsieh, Cogent’s CEO. “Our partnership with Validity demonstrates how we can leverage and license our core biometric technology into new commercial markets.”

About the VFS201
The VFS201 integrates easily into PC market devices such as consumer and enterprise notebooks and peripherals. Users can easily swipe their finger over an extremely durable plastic surface for password replacement, authentication, identification, securing important data, and more.

Validity’s VFS201 is available today.

About Validity Sensors, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Validity Sensors, Inc. is a provider of the world’s most durable, high performance fingerprint sensors for the PC & Networking, Wireless, Portable Storage, and Access Control markets. Validity’s biometric security products enable a wide range of product enhancements across numerous market segments including password replacement for PCs and applications, centralized management for corporate network security, secure mobile transactions, protection of portable data, identity verification for government and military applications and physical access control.

About Cogent Systems
Cogent is a global biometric identification solutions provider to governments, law enforcement agencies, and commercial enterprises. Cogent provides the highest quality identification systems, products and services with leading technology, accuracy and speed. Cogent’s Automated Fingerprint/Palmprint Identification Systems, or AFIS, enable customers to capture fingerprint and palm print images electronically, encode prints into searchable files, and accurately compare a set of fingerprints/palm prints to a database containing potentially millions of prints in seconds.