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Here you will find news on the biometric market and trends (specially fingerprint recognition). Along with the article title and a brief summary, you will see the date it was published. Be sure to come back often, as this page is going to be constantly updated!

Griaule Biometrics wins FVC2006 competition

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CAMPINAS, Brazil and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After winning the Fingerprint Verification Competition, FVC2006, the most important competition in biometrics, Griaule Biometrics, a provider of fingerprint recognition...

Campinas, Brazil and San Jose, CA - After winning the Fingerprint Verification Competition, FVC2006, the most important competition in biometrics, Griaule Biometrics, a provider of fingerprint recognition technology for integrators, is launching two new products: an integration software kit for Java developers and a biometric logon for Windows Active Directory.

Biometric recognition applications have traditionally required expensive, complicated products and multiple licenses. GrFinger Java is a new fingerprint recognition software development kit (SDK) that allows multiplatform program development which works on both Windows and Linux platforms. "This feature can reduce costs for companies because they will not have to invest in creating or adapting two versions of the same program," says Jose Alberto Canedo, Griaule's R&D director. It is also the first SDK that supports the high- quality, inexpensive Microsoft Fingerprint Reader.

Griaule's second new release is a biometric authentication solution, using fingerprint recognition for easy and secure access to Windows networks. According to a Gartner Consulting study (IT Security Summit, 2005), 30% of help desk calls are password-related. Biometric Network Logon increases network security, simplifies password management, eliminates password problems and reduces help desk support costs. One of the main benefits is that Network Logon supports the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader and can be used with small groups or the entire company, providing rapid return on investment.

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(05/07/2007 3:00 PM EDT)
CAMPINAS, Brazil and SAN JOSE, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- After winning the Fingerprint Verification Competition, FVC2006, the most important competition in biometrics, Griaule Biometrics, a provider of fingerprint recognition technology for integrators, is launching two new products: an integration software kit for Java developers and a biometric logon for Windows Active Directory.

Biometric recognition applications have traditionally required expensive, complicated products and multiple licenses. GrFinger Java is a new fingerprint recognition software development kit (SDK) that allows multiplatform program development which works on both Windows and Linux platforms. "This feature can reduce costs for companies because they will not have to invest in creating or adapting two versions of the same program," says Jose Alberto Canedo, Griaule's R&D director. It is also the first SDK that supports the high- quality, inexpensive Microsoft Fingerprint Reader.

Griaule's second new release is a biometric authentication solution, using fingerprint recognition for easy and secure access to Windows networks. According to a Gartner Consulting study (IT Security Summit, 2005), 30% of help desk calls are password-related. Biometric Network Logon increases network security, simplifies password management, eliminates password problems and reduces help desk support costs. One of the main benefits is that Network Logon supports the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader and can be used with small groups or the entire company, providing rapid return on investment.

About Griaule

Griaule specializes in biometric technologies focusing on fingerprint and face recognition used in conventional or public safety applications. It won the 4th biannual FVC2006 by creating the world's most accurate fingerprint recognition algorithm. More than 150 companies, developers and academics applied for the competition and just 53 were able to finish the tests. Griaule's algorithms were the most precise in the "open" category, with the lowest average error rate (EER) over all databases. Additional information on FVC2006 can be found at http://www.griaule.com/page/en-us/FVCFAQ

Griaule has R&D headquarters in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and offices in San Jose, California. It is also linked to State University of Campinas, one of the largest universities in the Americas. Griaule provides technology for companies like Intel, Eastman-Kodak, Diebold-Procomp and Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciare. It has received six certifications from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CONTACT: Patricia Mariuzzo, Griaule, +011-55-19-3289-2108,

Web site: http://www.griaule.com/