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MAR 25, 2011

Methode Expands its Automated Intelligence Solutions with Launch of Locktalk SM Biometric Security

RICHARDSON, TX: In an age of headline-making security breaches and expensive data loss, many enterprises are looking for a new approach to automate the physical security of their data centers. Methode Data Solutions Group, a unit of Methode Electronics, Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of its LockTalkSM Data Center Security Access Control System. This latest innovation in access authorization and control features the Methode-developed BioSigSM and door lock mapping technologies that integrate fingerprint biometric access authentication with electronically controlled locking and unlocking at the cabinet door level within the data center floor.

The LockTalkSM Data Center Security Access Control System features a touchscreen-driven mapping and access system to enable user interaction with the data center facilities. The LockTalkSM system is unique in that it uses Lumidigm Inc.’s Mercury Biometric Sensors to provide multispectral imaging that can capture biometric images from any person in any type of environmental conditions, whereas other fingerprint sensors are sometimes vulnerable to moisture, ambient light, and topical contaminants. Data center administrators can choose from a variety of electronically controlled lock systems to match the door types and styles in their facilities, whether they are access doors to data center rooms or doors on individual server, storage, or networking cabinetry. Additionally, Methode’s BioSigSM software allows administrators to integrate the various physical aspects of their security setups and provides security profiles with logs that detail time opened, latch states, and lock states.

For more technical information, please contact Jessica Adams, Marketing Manager of Methode Data Solutions Group, at +1 (469) 619-8516 or at jadams@methode.com.

Methode's Data Solutions Group provides a broad range of products including copper and fiber cable assemblies, high speed copper SFP’s, cages and direct attached cables, patch panels, cabinets, asset tracking enabled through RFID, biometric access control, optical test equipment, harsh environment network equipment and a wide array of custom solutions. Our highly qualified professional services team can engineer and install the best solution to fit your needs.

About Lumidigm
Lumidigm Inc., the multispectral imaging biometrics company, is dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm fingerprint sensors capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all conditions. Everyone can be enrolled. Everyone can be verified. Lumidigm’s sensors are quick and easy to use — perfect for any application in which speed, security and reliability are paramount. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm’s initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Epic Ventures, Intel Capital, International Venture Fund and Solstice Capital. Other investors include Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital. For more information, visit www.lumidigm.com.

About Methode Electronics
Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global manufacturer of component and subsystem devices with manufacturing, design and testing facilities located around the world. Methode designs and manufactures devices within a wide diversity of markets employing electrical, electronic, wireless, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, user-interfaces, interconnections and controls. Further information can be found at Methode's website at www.methode.com.





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