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Page 4 of Silicon Valley Business News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



15-Percent Decline in Home Remodeling Activity in 2008 – Biggest Decline in Areas Where Homeowners Have Less Home Equity

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Remodelormove.com fall 2008 Remodeling Sentiment Report, an online publication of ABCD Publishing LLC, the amount of equity homeowners have is influencing their remodeling plans. Homeowners participating in this most recent survey reported an average of more than $190,000 of home equity and average home values of $390,000.

FBI Certifies SecuGen’s SDA04 OEM Fingerprint Sensor Module as FIPS 201/PIV Compliant

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that the SDA04, an advanced single finger capture device, has been certified by the FBI as compliant with the U.S. Government’s FIPS 201/PIV requirements. FIPS 201 places stringent requirements on the image quality of fingerprint devices as established by the FBI’s Image Quality Specifications. The SDA04 is an OEM module consisting of a fingerprint sensor and processing board that can store and perform fast 1:N search on up to 10,000 users.

Authernative Granted U.S. Patent For Private and Secure Financial Transactions Method

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user and transaction authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark Office has granted the company a patent for a private and secure financial transactions method.

As San Jose and Bay Area Gas Prices Exceed $4.00 a Gallon, Many Californians Turn to Mobile Auto Repair Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While gas prices throughout San Jose, Silicon Valley and the Bay Area top the $4 a gallon mark – and the government warns daily of even higher prices to come this summer – many Bay Area consumers are finding lifestyle changes are necessary. ‘As gas prices skyrocket, so do our customer inquires for mobile dent removal, paintless dent repair, plastic bumper repair, and windshield repair,’ said Mark Carpenter, Owner of Dings Plus Paintless Dent Removal.

SecuGen Hamster IV, FIPS 201/PIV Fingerprint Reader, Now Listed on AC Technology’s GSA Schedule

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation is pleased to announce that it has chosen AC Technology, Inc. as its primary GSA holder for the SecuGen Hamster(TM) IV and SecuDesktop(R) Pro line of FIPS 201 certified fingerprint scanners and software. The two companies have been working together on several biometric projects within the Department of Defense.

New and Improved SecuGen Hamster(TM) Plus Fingerprint Reader with Smart Capture(TM) is Now Faster, Better, Cheaper

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce the immediate availability of an improved version of the Hamster Plus fingerprint reader. This newly upgraded device captures fingerprint images much faster than previously. In addition, the Hamster Plus now makes the Smart Capture feature available. Smart Capture automatically adjusts the sensor brightness to capture fingerprints from dry and moist fingers.

Club Sentry Selects SecuGen(R) Hamster(TM) Fingerprint Readers for Use with Biometric Check-in Software

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that Club Sentry, Inc. has chosen SecuGen’s Hamster fingerprint readers for integration with Club Sentry’s club management software. The Hamster readers will be used to scan fingerprints of members when they check-in and check-out through Club Sentry’s Biometric ID software module.

SecuGen Fingerprint Readers Now Work with Tutis Biometric Logon Software to Authenticate Users to Active Directory

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Feb. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading fingerprint technology company, announced today that its well-known Hamster(TM) line of fingerprint readers is now available with Tutis Biometric Logon, an Active Directory compatible network authentication application.

SecuGen Fingerprint Technology Now Supported on WCC’s Multi-Modal Fusion Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen Corporation, a world leading fingerprint technology company, today announced its collaboration with WCC Smart Search & Match, a leading provider of high-performance search and match software. ‘Our partnership with SecuGen brings together two key technologies to deliver on the promise of multi-modal fusion,’ said Peter Went, CEO of WCC.

Bromba Biometrics’ BioIDENTICA(R) SDK Toolkit Now Supports SecuGen(R) Hamster(TM) Line of Fingerprint Readers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that Bromba Biometrics BioIDENTICA SDK is now compatible with SecuGen Hamster III, Hamster Plus and Hamster IV fingerprint readers. The BioIDENTICA SDK allows a simple integration of fingerprint technology into any existing or new software application that can benefit from biometric authentication.

SecuGen Fingerprint Readers Now Compatible with realtime’s bioLock Software for Authentication of SAP Applications, Transactions and Data

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that realtime has integrated SecuGen fingerprint readers with realtime’s bioLock Software to provide biometric authentication and fraud mitigation for SAP applications. To date, bioLock is the only certified technology available for ERP market leader, SAP, that offers biometric access and function control.

FunCaster: Sharing on Web 2.0 No Longer Means Having to Upload

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Purplenova has announced the release of FunCaster – A widget that allows users to make selective PC content directly accessible from popular social networking sites, forums and portals. The FunCaster, says the company, was developed in response to concern among Internet users about having to upload photos, videos and other personal content on to third-party servers to be able to share them with friends.

ZK Software Selects SecuGen Sensor for S900 Access Control and Time and Attendance Terminal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Dec. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world-leading provider of fingerprint recognition technology, is pleased to announce that ZK Software has selected SecuGen’s FDU02 fingerprint sensor for integration with its newly released S900 access control and time and attendance terminal.

Bioscrypt Integrates SecuGen’s Fingerprint Sensor into the V-Station (Optical) Reader

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is proud to announce that Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider of identity and access management solutions, has chosen to integrate SecuGen’s fingerprint sensor into their V-Station (Optical) reader.

Falling Home Prices Cause Homeowners to Focus on Cost Savings When Remodeling

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While interest in remodeling remains high, the most recent survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners by remodelestimates.com reveals that cost savings is now a key consideration as U.S. home prices continue to decline. The ‘Fall 2007 Remodelestimates.com Remodeling Sentiment Report,’ a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners, shows a continuing trend among homeowners toward minimizing remodeling costs.

SecuGen Partners with M2SYS’ Award Winning Bio-Plugin(TM) Solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Aug. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen, a world leading optical fingerprint recognition technology company, announced today its partnership with M2SYS Technology, a biometric technology research and development firm, to support their award winning Bio-Plugin(TM) software that allows software developers to rapidly integrate a complete, server-based, turn-key fingerprint software system with hardly any development effort.

Napatech Receives $5 Million Venture Capital Funding

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Mar. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Napatech today announced the investment of $5 million from Ferd Venture, Northzone Ventures and DTU Innovation. Napatech is the leader in programmable high speed Ethernet network adapters. The investment coincides with Napatech’s acquisition of the network adapter business of storage solution leader Xyratex.

Napatech Acquires Programmable Network Adapter Business and IP from Xyratex

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Mar. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Napatech today announced the acquisition of key intellectual property and business access from Xyratex, a leading provider of enterprise data storage subsystems and network technology, listed on Nasdaq.