Sonoma to Take Stake in Biometric Security Corp.

Sonoma Resource Corp., soon to be known as Biometric Security Corp., signed an
agreement to acquire 45% of Biometric
Identification Inc.
, which is developing fingerprint authorization and
verification technology.


Sonoma is investing $5 million (U.S.) in the venture. Arete Associates will
own the remaining
55%.


Meanwhile, BioId CEO Bob Kamm announced that his Sherman Oaks, CA-based
firm is collaborating with Hayward, CA-based Key Source International, to integrate
BioId silicon sensor fingerprint verification technology into Key Source
computer keyboards.


“Prior to the development of our Veriprint 1000/1100 (V1000/1100) technology,
fingerprint solutions were based solely on optical imaging technology and
required a PC for template storage and processing,” Kamm said. “By
integrating our
technology into their product line, Key Source will be able to offer keyboards
with the highest network security, and electronic commerce capabilities.”


“With our technology, the identity of an individual can be accurately verified
in seconds and provide access to corporate networks (LAN/WANs, VPNs and
Internets), or secure access to files, documents and printing to protect
corporate information and assets,” he added.


Key Source’s new line of biometric keyboards will be introduced at the Comdex
show in Las Vegas in November. The line will include a keyboard with a built-
in smart card and biometric verification unit.

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