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February 20, 2014 — In addition to this week's NewsBreak(s), the editors have compiled the Weekly News Digest, featuring stories from the week just past that you should know about. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Identity Security and Authentication Companies Join Forces

HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, acquired Lumidigm, Inc., an authentication solutions company. Lumidigm’s services will strengthen HID Global’s authentication portfolio in fields such as healthcare and finance, as well as in South America and Africa, among other markets. HID Global will offer Lumidigm the benefit of its size, channels, and product development strengths.

“As part of HID Global, Lumidigm can expand its current business while also extending proven technology beyond finger- and hand-based applications into iris, facial and other smart imaging systems,” says Robert M. Harbour, Lumidigm’s executive director. “The combined company will also have the opportunity to apply multispectral imaging capabilities to credential acquisition and authentication, gesture recognition, and other image-based process control systems, making multi-factor authentication on a single, integrated device a reality.”

Source: HID Global

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