PR Newswire, via EarthTimes.org
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
VASCO Offers Smart Card Based e-Security to the Blind and Visually Impaired
With Digipass 840 Comfort Voice
Posted : Tue, 12 Jun 2007 07:02:01 GMT
Author : VASCO Data Security International, Inc.
Category : PressRelease
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and ZURICH, Switzerland, June 12
/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — VASCO Data Security International, Inc.
(http://www.vasco.com/), the leading software security company specializing
in authentication products, today announced that it has strengthened its
Digipass product line with Digipass 840 Comfort Voice (CV). This "speaking"
Digipass card reader is especially designed for blind and visually impaired
Internet users. The product is immediately available.
VASCO's mission is to be the Full Option, All-Terrain Authentication
company. This means that strong authentication has to be available for
everyone. The launch of Digipass 840 Comfort Voice fits perfectly with this
logic, as did the launch of Digipass 300 Comfort Voice in 2006. A person
with reduced eyesight will now be able to have the same high level of
Digipass security as other e-bank account holders or e-commerce users. All
Digipass client authentication products are supported by one and unique core
authentication engine, VACMAN Controller. This means that companies can
choose which type of client authentication device they offer to their
different user/customer segments.
Digipass 840 Comfort Voice Features: — speech based user interface; —
speech based feedback of entered data and selected functions; — e-signature
and one-time password functionality, converted into voice; — use of
built-in speaker or headset; — large display and keypad, with oversized
tactile keys; — supports Digipass standard, EMV-CAP, VISA dynamic password
authentication 1.1, German Sm@rt TAN, Belgian eID Card "Accessibility is one
of the most important success factors for any e-commerce application," said
Jan Valcke, VASCO's President and COO. "Unfortunately, few technology
vendors have an eye for the needs of visually impaired consumers. As a
consequence, this user segment doesn't reach the e-commerce vendors'
offering. By offering speech enabled Digipass client authentication
products, VASCO makes e-banking and e-commerce accessible for the blind and
visually impaired. Worldwide, over 20 leading banks already offer speech
enabled Digipasses to a part of their customer base."
About VASCO: VASCO is the number one supplier of strong authentication and
e-signature solutions and services. VASCO has established itself as the
world's leading software company specialized in Internet Security, with a
customer base of over 4,800 companies in more than 100 countries, including
close to 750 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are
the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
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performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words
such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," and similar words, is
forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and
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Reference is made to the Company's public filings with the US Securities and
Exchange Commission for further information regarding the Company and its
For more information contact:
Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 40, firstname.lastname@example.org VASCO Data Security
CONTACT: Jochem Binst of VASCO Data Security International, Inc.,
Web site: http://www.vasco.com/