DigitalPersona Announces Epicor to Add U.are.U Fingerprint Biometrics to Upcoming Retail Store POS Solution

Fingerprint Authentication to Aid Retailers in Combating Fraud and Shrink

Jan 06, 2010, 08:00 ET from DigitalPersona, Inc.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalPersona, Inc., a leader in fingerprint identity and authentication solutions, today announced that the company's U.are.U® fingerprint biometrics solution was selected by Epicor® Software Corporation (Nasdaq: EPIC), a leading provider of enterprise business software to midmarket and Global 1000 companies. Epicor plans to add "touch-and-go" identification to its upcoming Retail Store Point-of-Sale (POS) solution, using DigitalPersona's OneTouch® I.D. SDK. This Software Development Kit (SDK) will enable Epicor to provide retailers with fast fingerprint identification for manager authorization of transactions and staff time clock activities, reducing unauthorized overrides and "buddy punching." Epicor will be demonstrating its biometrically-enabled application in booth #2105 at the National Retail Federation tradeshow.

"Cash register shrink plagues retailers around the world and can eat up almost six percent of total annual revenue," said Duncan Taylor, Director of Product Management, Store Solutions for Epicor. "U.are.U fingerprint biometrics from DigitalPersona was an obvious solution to this problem. Our customers recognize that fingerprint biometrics is a proven way of reducing both transaction time and fraud within their organizations, and can quickly complement a retailer's efforts to comply with security requirements around user authentication."

Many of the world's leading retailers use Epicor Retail solutions and services to become more profitable, productive and competitive. Delivering comprehensive retail management solutions to enterprises in all tiers--from regional chains to multichannel global brands--Epicor Retail Store software solutions offer robust retail POS and in-store systems. These POS solutions perform functions from returns and merchandise credits, to credit/debit card handling and manager dashboards. The integration of fingerprint identification into the upcoming Epicor Retail Store POS solution will enable retailers to increase accountability and decrease fraud, providing a quick return on investment.

"Retailers worldwide are in need of solutions that not only provide security, but positively impact their bottom line," said Jim Fulton, vice president of marketing at DigitalPersona. "DigitalPersona's U.are.U solutions provide a natural interface to security, increasing accountability within the organization and decreasing costs associated with the deployment and management of PINs, passwords or swipe cards."

DigitalPersona fingerprint authentication SDKs provide developers with a fast and easy way to make their applications identity-aware. This enables applications to rapidly identify employees, resulting in reduced fraud and improving the bottom line. For additional information on DigitalPersona products, please visit:

About DigitalPersona

DigitalPersona, Inc. is the leading provider of fingerprint authentication products for point-of-sale and embedded solution developers, enterprises and consumers. The company offers software and hardware that protects people and businesses by enabling them to control their digital identities. For end users, DigitalPersona provides strong identity protection that's uniquely easy to use; the company's business solutions help organizations address growing security, compliance and loss prevention demands. DigitalPersona's award-winning technology has been used worldwide by over 95 million people, and its solutions are offered by market-leading manufacturers such as HP, Dell, IBM and NCR. For more information contact DigitalPersona, Inc. at +1 650.474.4000, or visit

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