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HID Global Acquires Biometric Leader Lumidigm
Austin, TX — HID Global® has acquired Lumidigm®, a provider of authentication solutions that use multispectral imaging technology, software, and biometric fingerprint sensors to authenticate identities with a high degree of certainty. The acquisition extends HID Global's authentication portfolio while positioning the company to deliver a variety of new secure identity solutions.

Lumidigm's technology solves problems with traditional biometric technology, whose contact-based measurement accuracy is degraded by non-ideal skin condition, poorly-defined or damaged fingerprints, and adverse environmental conditions. In contrast, multispectral imaging technology uses multiple light spectrums and advanced polarization techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin. This additional data enables multispectral imaging-based solutions to deliver the highest-quality fingerprint image and to more effectively discriminate real from imposter or "spoof" fingerprints.

Contact: HID Global, 611 Center Ridge Drive, Austin, TX 78753 800-237-7769 or 949-732-2000 fax: 949-732-2120 Web:

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