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parvus Teams with Fujitsu to Implement New Biometrics Fingerprint Sensor Technologies

March 21, 2012 Jon 0 Comments

(PRWEB) June 8, 2002

SALT LAKE CITY and SAN JOSE – June 6, 2002 – parvus Corporation today announced that in cooperation with Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), parvus is developing modular fingerprint identification hardware for embedded computer applications.

Intended for biometrics-based security, parvus’ fingerprint sensor hardware implements Fujitsu’s MBF Solid-State Fingerprint Sensors on the stackable, compact PC/104 form factor (3.550″ x 3.775″). The embeddable board design also integrates a heart beat sensor (to prevent unauthorized access via a false finger) and direct ISA bus interface to the Fujitsu chip (versus only a parallel port connection).

“Embedded systems designers are now able to call upon parvus for building blocks and even complete biometrics systems based on the Fujitsu sensor, capable of securing sensitive areas and machine operations, as well as replacing cumbersome PIN numbers and passwords for electronic devices,” said Troy Takach, CEO of parvus Corporation.”

parvus is initially offering a stand-alone fingerprint sensor board (Part Number: PRV-1168X-01) and a biometrics systems development platform (APP-0148X-01) complete with CPU, hard drive, and power supply. Depending on industry needs, a variety of other biometrics board solutions will be rolled-out as standard product offerings.

“The fingerprint sensor market is truly only in its infancy, growing from an estimated $ 200 million last year to approximately $ 700 million worldwide by the end of 2004,” said Douglas McArthur, director of Fujitsu Microelectronics’ Biometric Sensor Product Group. “On a daily basis, systems developers inquire about available circuit boards implementing Fujitsu’s fingerprint sensor for potential integration into their products. parvus Corporation has quickly responded to the call and produced embedded biometrics hardware based on Fujitsu sensor technology that can be easily used by embedded designers for a variety of applications.”

Because parvus’ biometrics fingerprint sensor board can communicate directly with the Fujitsu sensor via the ISA bus or via a parallel port interface, it is capable of local fingerprint collection and matching. A local database search engine for authentication (versus a distributed or networked model) can reduce design costs and simplify system hardware requirements.


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