Ingram Micro to Distribute New Biometric Login Products Developed by Fujitsu for Novell eDirectory

    Fingerprint Sensor Solution Can Replace Passwords or Tokens in Financial,
    Educational, Health Care and Government eDirectory Applications

    SAN FRANCISCO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 7 /CNW/ -- LinuxWorld -- Ingram
Micro, the world's largest technology distributor, has reached an agreement in
principle with Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) to distribute new
Fujitsu biometric login interface products for Novell(R) eDirectory(TM) and
Novell Access Manager. The contract will be effective in Canada, and the
parties intend to extend the relationship to the U.S. later this year.
    Fujitsu Microelectronics and 123ID, Inc. have developed biometric login
solutions to allow database users access to Novell eDirectory applications
running on Linux, NetWare and Windows. The biometric solution replaces
password authentication and verification in eDirectory by using a fingerprint
login. The authentication technology is designed for use in a wide range of
financial, educational, medical, and government applications that are served
by Novell eDirectory (see the accompanying press release dated August 7, 2007,
    Ingram Micro currently plans to begin distribution of the Fujitsu
biometric login products in fall 2007. One application for these products for
Novell eDirectory and Novell Access Manager is for use with Anne's Diary, a
new secure virtual community developed for children based on the world-famous
novel, "Anne of Green Gables." The Fujitsu biometric sensor is part of the
solution that provides optimal security for users in accessing Anne's Diary.
Users will be able to easily authenticate themselves and communicate with
their peers and friends around the world.
    "Ingram's global leadership in distribution, sales, and service of
technology products is well-established and widely recognized. We are pleased
to be working with them on this innovative new solution," said Keith Horn,
chief operating officer, Fujitsu Microelectronics America.
    "Biometrics represents one of the most important and fastest-growing
technologies, and is now being deployed in a wide range of commercial,
consumer, and government applications," said Mike Gazdic, vice president,
vendor management for Ingram Micro Canada. "This kind of advanced fingerprint
sensor solution delivers an unprecedented level of security, and is easy to
install and implement."
    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and
services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other
markets throughout North and South America. For more information about the
Fujitsu biometric login products please see
    All company and other product names mentioned may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics, Inc.,
 +1-408-737-5647,; or Dick Davies of Independent 
Public Relations Associates, +1-415-652-7515,, for 
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. Web Site:

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