M2SYS forms strategic partnership with CSI Software to fulfill surging biometrics demand in fitness industry
Fitness club software provider integrates M2SYS fingerprint recognition technology for immediate distribution to global customer base
Atlanta, January 19, 2005 – M2SYS Technology, a global leader in biometric technology research and development, today announced that it has executed a long-term partnership agreement with CSI Software to integrate and support the sale of its patent-pending fingerprint recognition solution called Bio-Pluginä and its M2-Sä fingerprint reader. The technology will be added to CSI’s Spectrumä membership management software and made available to its growing customer base of fitness clubs throughout the U.S.
Bio-Pluginä enables software companies to adopt a complete, seamless fingerprint recognition system, including a robust 1:N identification engine, within hours and without the headache of system dependencies, extensive development, and having to manage the complexities of fingerprint technology. Relieving these burdens enables software companies to remain focused on supporting their core product, while instantly enhancing its value and establishing a new revenue channel.
The M2-Sä optical, USB fingerprint reader is engineered for use in high throughput environments where reliability and ruggedness are critical success factors. Its patent-pending, ergonomic design guides finger placement to produce consistently high-quality images necessary for accurate fingerprint identification. The low maintenance device also works well with rough, dry or moist prints, and automatically encrypts all image data.
CSI was able to quickly integrate the innovative solution into its membership management software and immediately enable its fitness club customers to leverage the security, ease, and efficiency of a robust fingerprint identification system. M2SYS even enabled use of the system by MVP Sportsplex, a $17 million, 96,000 square foot facility located on 10 acres in Grand Rapids, MI, which distributes the Spectrumä software to multiple workstations through a CITRIX metaframe server.
“This partnership is yet another testimony to the power and revolutionizing impact of our Bio-Pluginä solution,” commented Michael Trader, President of M2SYS. “With its selection of Bio-Pluginä, CSI was able to add immediate value to its software without having to hamper internal development resources and endure the strain of supporting a system outside of its core competency. We look forward to seeing CSI and its customers help realize our dream of making biometrics technology simple to integrate, affordable, and available for mainstream use.”
“As our customers have increased their awareness of the benefits of fingerprint recognition, demand for this functionality has followed suit,” noted Jonathan Ross, Business Development Director for CSI Software. “M2SYS has enabled us to immediately meet this need with a powerful, accurate, and complete system, accelerating time to market by eliminating extensive internal development. And, their flexible partnership model has enabled us to lower the barrier to entry for this advanced technology so that all of our customers can capitalize on its value.”
About M2SYS Technology
M2SYS Technology is a proven innovator in the field of biometric software engineering, research and development. Its portfolio includes Bio-Pluginä, a patent-pending, biometrics “plug-in” solution that software providers can use to quickly adopt a seamless fingerprint recognition module with minimal development effort. Leveraging its core biometric processing server, the technology facilitates one-to-one verification and one-to-many identification, enabling fast, secure, and highly accurate human recognition processing.
About CSI Software
CSI Software was incorporated in 1978 and began writing Health and Fitness related programs for health clubs such as General Fitness Assessment and Exerlog. The company creates integrated software packages that help clubs keep track of their memberships and facility usage, make payments via EFT or credit card, and provide touch screen point-of-sale systems for food and beverage sales. Other programs allow clubs to schedule classes and equipment, create contracts, sell services, track commissions for employees, accounts payable, inventory, general ledgers and reporting functions.
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