NW_20060214_en_SNS Bank Rolls Out Digipass 300 Comfort Voice to Blind and Visually Impaired Customers
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and BRUSSELS, BELGIUM-- February 14, 2006 -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (www.vasco.com) (Nasdaq: VDSI), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication and e-signature products, today announced that the Dutch SNS Bank (www.snsbank.nl ) is the first bank in The Netherlands to provide Digipass 300 Comfort Voice to its blind and visually impaired customers. The Netherlands count 625,000 blind and visually impaired.
SNS Bank plans to start distribution of Digipass 300 Comfort Voice in June 2006.
Digipass 300 Comfort Voice adds speech to VASCO’s strong authentication range. Check out Digipass 300 Comfort Voice at http://demotoken.vasco.com/300C_voice.html .
“It is important that visually impaired people can manage their e-banking business in an independent way,” tells Geert Joosten, President of Federatie Slechtzienden en Blindenbelang (Dutch Federation for the Visually Impaired and the Blind). “A speaking Digipass would be step in the right direction. We are looking forward to the introduction of the device.”
“We congratulate SNS Bank with its choice for full accessibility of its services,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “SNS Bank shows that it is possible to offer all online customers an accessible, easy to use and secure e-banking service.”
VASCO designs, develops, markets and supports patented user authentication products for the financial world, remote access, e-business and e-commerce. VASCO’s user authentication software is delivered via its Digipass hardware and software security products. With over 20 million Digipass products sold and delivered, VASCO has established itself as a world-leader for strong User Authentication with over 420 international financial institutions and approximately 2,100 blue-chip corporations and governments located in more than 100 countries.
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Jochem Binst, Vasco Data Security Inc., +32 2 456 9810, [email protected]