Precise Biometrics and Thursby Software Deliver Ergonomic Security Solution for Federal Government iPad® and iPhone® Users

ARLINGTON, Texas, September 28, 2012 --The Tactivo™ case and PKard® Reader app combined solution drives value for Department of Defense commands and Federal agencies as they seek to provide users with secure and convenient Web access from today’s ubiquitous Apple mobile devices.

Precise Biometrics, a leading provider of biometric authentication technology for mobile device security, announced today that it is releasing its innovative Tactivo smart casing for the iPhone and iPad in combination with the proven secure browsing software from industry veteran Thursby Software, a specialist in Apple enterprise integration, management, and security

The new Tactivo/PKard bundle combines the everyday usability of the Tactivo smart card reader and fingerprint sensor hardware with the PKard Reader v1.1 app for access to Web email, portals, and collaboration sites with two-factor CAC or PIV smart card authentication and FIPS 140-2 security.

Special introductory pricing of $249 for the iPhone bundle and $299 for the iPad bundle ($50 off the regular bundle price) creates breakthrough value for any Federal budget. The secure PKard Reader v1.1 app is currently available free on Apple’s App Store, and future releases will be available exclusively to bundle purchasers at no additional cost.

In this period of increasing need for secure mobility, the new bundle offers the possibility of upgrading functionality and/or retiring legacy laptops and/or older mobile devices in one simple and affordable step since existing cards, server infrastructure and processes are leveraged rather than replaced.

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About Precise Biometrics

Founded in 1997, Precise Biometrics is an innovative company providing secure, flexible, and cost-effective products to address the unique security requirements of the government and enterprise markets worldwide. Precise Biometrics’ technology has been deployed for national ID card programs by several governments including Thailand, Portugal, and Nigeria. In 2002, the U.S Department of Defense and the Department of State began using Precise Biometrics’ technology, and today continues to save millions of dollars every year on password administration. For more information, please visit

About Thursby Software Systems, Inc.

Thursby, based in Arlington, Texas, is celebrating over a quarter century of enterprise Apple integration, management and security specialization. With over 60,000 clients and over a million software licenses sold to-date, Thursby have been delivering two-factor smart card security from the mid 2000s to the US Government. Clients come from all seven continents and range from governments, to finance, healthcare, energy, global 2000 companies, education, research, media and OEMs. For more information about Thursby and its solutions, please visit

iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., and PKard a trademark of Thursby Software Systems, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Press Contact – Precise Biometrics

Meredith Esham, Director of Marketing & Communications

+1 (800) 609-0578

Press Contact – Thursby Software

Simon Hartley, Director of Sales and Marketing

+1 (817) 478-5070