NW_20060110_en_VASCO Launches Speech Enabled Digipass 300 Comfort Voice

January 10, 2006

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 10, 2005 – VASCO Data Security, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), the global number one vendor of strong user authentication products to the financial sector, today announced that it has launched Digipass 300 Comfort Voice, in order to make secure Internet banking possible for the blind and visually impaired.

Digipass 300 Comfort Voice is a further development of VASCO’s Digipass 300 Comfort, a product with extra-large buttons and LCD-display. 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

The calcultated codes will be read to the user through a built-in speaker or via a headset. The number 5-button of Digipass 300 Comfort Voice will have orientation marks, allowing the user to select the right functionality and to type his/her PIN-code into the Digipass. Every key press by the user will be followed by an acoustic feedback.
Languages supported by Digipass Comfort 300 Voice are customizable, allowing banks to offer to their end-users a Digipass that speaks their mother tongue.

VASCO’s mission is to be the full-option authentication company. This means that strong authentication has to be available for everyone. The launch of Digipass 300 Comfort Voice fits perfectly in this logic. A person with reduced eyesight will now be able to have the same high level Digipass security as other e-bank account holders.

“With Digipass 300 Comfort Voice, VASCO proves its claim of being a trendsetter in its sector,” said Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO. “Blind and visually impaired people very often manage their own financials. With Digipass 300 Comfort Voice, they can securely perform transactions and check their balances.”


About VASCO: 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 18 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, +32 2 456 9810, [email protected]