UPEK Provides NEC Computers International with Biometric Fingerprint Authentication for Latest Generation Corporate Notebook Platforms.BERKELEY, Calif. -- NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. Offers UPEK UPEK User Password Encryption Key TouchStrip Fingerprint Authentication (1) Verifying the integrity of a transmitted message. See message integrity, e-mail authentication and MAC.
(2) Verifying the identity of a user logging into a network. Security on Range of New Versa Versa Versatile System Architecture (Genrad) Series Notebooks
UPEK(R), Inc., the worldwide leader in biometric fingerprint security solutions, today announced that NEC(R) Computers International (CI) is offering the UPEK TouchStrip(TM) fingerprint authentication solution in the entire range of the new Versa series notebook platforms. The Versa C250, M350, and P550 utilize UPEK's biometric fingerprint security to enable faster and more secure access to critical data for law enforcement, healthcare, corporate and government users.
"We are excited to announce this new relationship with NEC CI to serve the pan-European market and support the initiatives of local public service providers, large enterprises and governments to protect sensitive information," stated Greg Goelz, vice president of marketing at UPEK. "In addition to the enhanced security offered on the Versa series platforms, these professionals require mobility and convenience to effectively serve the needs of their clientele."
"NEC CI chose UPEK for our biometric security needs as part of our focus on security in 2005," stated Herve Gaignard, Mobile Product Marketing Manager, of NEC. "We believe that biometric security performance coupled with the highest level of user convenience for notebook PC platforms is a key factor for success in the corporate IT environment."
UPEK, Inc., the global leader in biometric fingerprint security solutions, offers integrated end-to-end solutions including comprehensive design & integration services to the world's leading consumer and industrial products companies. UPEK solutions enable the strongest fingerprint authentication security available and effortless user convenience. UPEK security solutions are easy to deploy and integrate with existing infrastructure and network architectures.
UPEK biometric security products enable a wide range of applications including password replacement for PCs and applications, centralized cen·tral·ize
v. cen·tral·ized, cen·tral·iz·ing, cen·tral·iz·es
1. To draw into or toward a center; consolidate.
2. management for corporate network security, secure mobile transactions, protection of portable data, identity verification Noun 1. identity verification - the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics; "negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification"; "if a pin or password is lost or for government and military applications, and physical access control.
UPEK has been pioneering biometric fingerprint technology since 1996 and shipping product in volume since 1999. UPEK is headquartered near Berkeley, California Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. Its neighbors to the south are the cities of Oakland and Emeryville. To the north is the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington. with offices in Prague, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.
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About NEC Computers
NEC Computers, a division of NEC Corporation, is present on the commercial market with the NEC brand.
NEC Computers conceives, manufactures, markets and supports PCs, mobile solutions, Servers and Storage and tailored solutions for enterprise businesses and administrations. NEC's technological site provides design, manufacturing, marketing, support and systems integration.
NEC Computers aims to provide optimal solutions to its customers in Europe, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Refers to that region of the world. For example, one might see products packaged differently for the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific markets. , Africa and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. .
NEC Computers website: http://www.nec-computers.com
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