VASCO Adds Voice To Authentication Tokens For The Visually Impaired

Woking, Surrey: 23rd February 2006 – VAD Wick Hill announces the UK launch
of VASCO’s Digipass 300 Comfort Voice. This new development brings speech to VASCO’s existing strong authentication Comfort tokens, which are designed to help the blind and visually impaired securely access corporate networks and secure web sites.

The ‘Voice’ version can read one-time passwords to the user via a speaker or headset and gives acoustic feedback whenever a key is pressed. Other features include extra large keys and an LCD display.

Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of Wick Hill Group, commented: “Identity management continues to fuel sales growth. The Digipass 300 Voice provides the channel with an authentication solution which is ideal for companies and public sector organisations needing to meet regulatory and access requirements.”

20 millionth sale

Other news from VASCO is that the company has sold its 20 millionth unit in the Digipass authentication product range. Jan Valcke, VASCO’s President and COO, said: “In 2005, Digipass clearly became the most popular authentication product all over the world.”.

About Wick Hill

Established in 1976, VAD (value added distributor) Wick Hill specialises in secure infrastructure solutions. The company’s portfolio covers security, performance, access, services and management. Wick Hill sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, providing customer support, implementation, training and technical services.


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.

For further press information, please contact Annabelle Brown on 0191 252 8548, e-mail For reader queries please contact Wick Hill on 01483 227600, web For pic of VASCO Comfort Voice, please contact Annabelle Brown or download from (search for Wick Hill).

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