Advanced Precision Technology Inc., a San Francisco based developer of innovative personal authentication systems using biometrics, today announced that it has received notice of allowance on an additional patent application covering their innovative holographic fingerprint capture optics. Advanced Precision received Notice of Allowance on June 19, 1998, from the US Patent Office, on a continuation-in-part patent application, Miniature Fingerprint Sensor using a Trapezoidal Prism and a Holographic Optical Element, filed August 8, 1996. APT was previously issued a U.S. Patent on May 13, 1997 for Prism Fingerprint Sensor Using a Holographic Optical Element, filed July 7, 1995.
“These patents reflect our commitment to continue to put the science into the art of fingerprint imaging and help make real-time fingerprint identification a cost-effective, reliable, and acceptable way for you to protect and verify your identity,” stated Bruce A. Pastorius, President/CEO of Advanced Precision.
Advanced Precision has already incorporated this technology in their previously announced APrinT HoloPass which already has multiple installations in the government and commercial sectors. The company is planning volume production of the HoloPass to support the anticipated demand from system integrators, channel partners, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s).
APT is planning to release multiple packaging options ranging from a small integratable unit, to larger desktop or wall mount versions with built in smart card readers as an option. The company has been demonstrating the successful implementation of using fingerprints as unique “PIN” codes to protect smart cards at major trade conferences. The new HoloPass family of devices are targeted for September 1998.
“The addition of the smart cards stored value and information capabilities along with our HoloPass offerings will allow Advanced Precision to offer cost-effective, forensic quality fingerprint identity verification solutions to meet the many needs of the personal identification, banking/financial services, security, and access control marketplaces,” concluded Pastorius.
For more information, contact Advanced Precision Technology, Inc., Bruce A. Pastorius, President/CEO, via telephone at 415/397-1545, fax at 415/397-1546 or visit their web site at [http://www.aprint.com/>www.aprint.com].