Mobile Biometrics, PDAs & Laptop Fingerprint Readers

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From law enforcement, to military, public transportation, border control, and commercial shipping authorities, mobile biometrics are quickly becoming a lifesaver to these industries in order to speed up processing of people and goods.

In a fast paced society of higher productivity, international competition, and just-in-time manufacturing, it is becoming a necessity to implement systems that can deliver the demands of our global economy. Governments and industry are turning towards mobile biometrics to meet this need.

Governments are implementing mobile biometric solutions for passport processing, voter registration, and SIN and SS cards to help reduce ID misrepresentation and lower the risk of human error.

Law enforcement are supporters of mobile biometrics, as it speeds up the identification of individuals in-the field, saving time, resources and quickly identifying threats.

Employee time-keeping, access control and security systems, are mobile biometric applications being used by commercial businesses to improve productivity, and reduce loss & waste. 

Mobile Biometrics

Biometric PDAs & Laptops

Portable computers have become a household item, and biometric PDA and laptop fingerprint readers are quickly becoming the most effective way to secure that portability.  Smart phones, laptops, PDAs, net books, cell phones – there aren’t many families left in the US that don’t have at least one of these, many of them more than one of each.  The relationship between these and biometrics is a natural partnership, with benefits for both.

Biometrics takes your unique physical characteristics and uses them for identification of your identity and verification that you are doing something you’ve been authorized to do.  Your vascular patterns, finger print, hand print, iris or retina patterns, and even your voice can be used to ensure that you are who you say you are, and to let people know that you’ve been given permission to do whatever it is you’re attempting to do.  Not only can this technology solve the ongoing problem of securing access to your laptop or PDA, but the portable devices can also solve the ongoing problem of security on the road.

People love the convenience of taking their computer or personal data with them.  Having your laptop with you enables you to have work or personal files on hand at any given point in time, and easy access to a computer that is now as powerful as a desktop, in increasingly smaller sizes.  PDAs enable you to check your email at the drop of a hat, have everyone’s address in an easily accessible and searchable form, and be able to instantly obtain the information you need.

The very portability of laptops and PDAs, however, presents a problem.  If you can take it with you, it can be taken from you.  You turn your head for two seconds, someone else has decided they’d like it, and it’s gone, along with your personal information, your email, and your photos – everything to which you wanted instant access.  For this reason, security of portable devices has been an online problem for as long as there have been portable computers.  We don’t want anyone getting at our personal data.

Fingerprint and iris readers offer the ideal solution to this problem.  Much better than even a very secure password, the need to match a finger or iris print before you gain access to the information on your computer makes it virtually impossible for someone who has stolen the laptop or PDA to get at your data.  How about needing the print before completing an online financial transaction, or sending an email?  That would ease the minds of those who are uneasy about completing such tasks on a wireless network where a password might be stolen.

As beneficial as biometrics fingerprint readers are for the security of a laptop or PDA, the advantages run both ways.  Imagine being able to have a database on a computer to which a specific set of physical characteristics has to be matched.  That computer can be a portable device, meaning that you are not limited to a specific place when it comes to security.  You can be as secure on the road as you are in your high level office building.

The advances in portable computers, such as laptops and PDAs, have changed the world of personal computing forever.  These advances have necessitated the introduction of new technology in security as well, since portable computers are easily stolen, and contain more and more of the personal information we need to work and function in today’s society.

Biometrics has formed an excellent partnership with portable devices.  They can now be more secure than ever, needing one of your unique physical markers to access sensitive data, and they are a portable method for those who wish to implement a biometric system of security for their own laptop or PDA systems.

Together they are changing the way we work with the electronic data that is becoming such a large part of our personal identity. If you need biometrics fingerprint or iris reader security for your laptop or PDA, you will probably find a great solution with one of these suppliers:

MOBILE BIOMETRIC Solution Providers

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secunet is one of Germany’s leading providers of superior IT security. In close dialogue with its customers – enterprises, public authorities and international organisations – secunet develops and implements high-performance products and state-of-the-art IT security solutions. Thus, secunet not only keeps IT infrastructures secure for its customers, but also achieves intelligent process optimisation and creates sustainable added value. Product & Services: Border Control/Airport, Justice/Law Enforcement, Physical Access, Mobile Biometrics, Middleware/Software


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manageID powers person-centric identity, credentialing and access management (ICAM) solutions worldwide. manageID Framework, a single open ecosystem, and add-on application modules are delivering significant discriminators and benefits to border management, law enforcement, military, intelligence, elections, and other customers. manageID is certified for classified networks and also operational in the cloud.

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SecuGen is a world-leading designer and developer of high quality, accurate, rugged, and affordable optical fingerprint recognition technology. We offer FBI- and STQC-certified fingerprint sensors, including the Hamster™ line of fingerprint readers, as well as MINEX-compliant biometric algorithms and developer kits for a wide range of applications. Products and Services: Border/Airport Control, Financial & Transactional, Logical Access, Physical Access, Mobile, Fingerprint Readers.

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EyeVerify is the exclusive provider of EyePrint Verification, a highly accurate biometric for mobile devices. Eyeprint Verification delivers a password-free mobile experience and secure authentication at a glance. This patented solution uses existing cameras on smartphones to image and pattern match the blood vessels in the whites of the eye. Products & Services: Financial and Transactional, HealthCare Biometrics, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics

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NEC has been at the forefront of defining leading-edge biometric identification solutions for over 40 years. NEC’s identification technologies include finger/palm print, DNA and face recognition solutions. NEC has developed some of the world’s largest and most complex identification infrastructure projects for government and law enforcement. Our mission is to help government and businesses use technology to build a safer environment for life and work. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Mobile Biometrics, Facial Recognition, Justice/Law Enforcement, Financial and Transactional, Border Control/Airports, Healthcare Biometrics, Multi-modal Biometrics, Logical Access Control, Physical Access Control

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SRI Sarnoff is an industry-leader in indoor/outdoor iris enrollment and recognition at a distance and on the move since 1995. SRI’s Iris on the Move® family of products perform fast, accurate identity authentication in all lighting conditions. These systems deliver unprecedented security without compromising throughput or ease of use. Products & Services: Iris Scanners & Recognition, Biometrics Security, Border Control/Airports, Healthcare, Mobile Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance

 
Daon is a leading provider of identity assurance and identification and verification software and services worldwide. Our solutions are designed for both enterprise and government, and are currently used to enrol more than 1 million people per day. Mobile Authentication & Cyber Security Identity Management Software Suite Full-Service Identity Management Daon supports customers and system integrators in building enterprise solutions requiring the highest level of security, performance, scalability, reliability and privacy. Our open standards-based software has been selected for use in programs worldwide including Australia, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. Products & Services: Border Control/Airports, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Middleware/Software

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Cognitec develops market-leading face recognition technology and applications for enterprise and government customers around the world. Various independent evaluation tests have proven the premier performance of our FaceVACS® software. Cognitec’s portfolio includes products for facial image database search, video screening and analytics, border control, and biometric photo capturing. Find out more at: www.cognitec.com Products & Services: Face Recognition, Physical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics & Border Control/Airports.


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FaceFirst provides a fully automated, user friendly, turnkey mobile and live-video surveillance facial recognition system which generates automated alerts whenever a face match above a user defined probability is reached. FaceFirst has a completely open and scalable, system architecture. FaceFirst technology excels in low resolution environments enabling real-world performance. Products and services: Facial recognition, Justice & Law Enforcement, Physical Access, Mobile Biometrics and Financial Transactional.


 

Cross Match Technologies is a leading global provider of biometric identity management systems, applications and enabling technologies to governments, law enforcement agencies and businesses around the world. Offerings include biometric technologies capable of wireless, mobile or stationary use that encompass fingerprint, palm and full-hand scanners, facial recognition systems, iris scanning technology, document readers, biometric software, and related services. Products & Services:Border Control, Facial Recognition, Financial/Transactional, Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers, Healthcare, Iris Scanners, Justice/Law Enforcement, Middleware Software, Mobile Biometrics, Other.


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3M Cogent is a leading provider of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems, or AFIS, and other fingerprint biometric solutions to governments, corporations, law enforcement agencies and other organizations worldwide. Our solutions enable customers to capture fingerprint images electronically, encode fingerprints into searchable files and accurately compare a set of fingerprints to a database containing potentially millions of fingerprints in seconds. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Smart Cards, Physical Access Control, Justice / Law Enforcement, Time and Attendance, HealthCare Biometrics, Border Control / Airports, Financial and Transactional, Mobile Biometrics, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics.


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At AGNITIO we are committed and passionate to working closely with our partners and customers worldwide to help them protect citizens in the fight against identity fraud, terrorism and criminal activity. We aim at providing the most unique and advanced voice biometrics technology that allows identification, surveillance and precise ID verification using the voice. Products & services: Voice / Speech Recognition, Justice / Law Enforcement, Financial and Transactional, Mobile Biometrics


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DigitalPersona – Replace passwords with your fingerprint. DigitalPersona Pro balances the need for strong security and user’s need for convenience. DigitalPersona’s fingerprint readers make logging in easy, fast and secure. With one touch, login to networks, applications and websites. Eliminates password issues. FREE test drives or SDKs available. Over 150 million users worldwide. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Mobile Biometrics, Border & Airport Control, Logical Access Control, Financial and Transactional, HealthCare Biometrics, Time and Attendance


 

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) develops fingerprint biometric components and technology that consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules. The advantages offered by FPC’s technology include superior image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric system knowledge. FPC’s technology is implemented in products, such as smart cards, IT, access control, etc. FPC is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm and operates from representations in over 15 countries worldwide. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers and Biometric Sensors & Detectors.


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Lumidigm has developed and deployed a fingerprint sensor that uses multispectral imaging to capture superior images quickly, on all people, in all environmental conditions. The Lumidigm platform also provides award-winning “liveness” protection. With commercial partners, venture funding, and government sponsors, Lumidigm provides identity management for civil identification, point-of-sale, physical and logical access, and portable electronic device applications. Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometric Locks, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.


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MorphoTrak, recently named Biometrics Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, driver licenses, civil identification, and facility/IT security. L-1 has been acquired by Morpho, and is now part of Morpho, Safran’s security division. Reporting to Morpho, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company and leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. For more information, visit www.morphotrak.com.   Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Scanners & Recognition, Smart Cards, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Middleware/Software, Vein Recognition. 


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BIO-key (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), provides biometric identification solutions that scale to any size application. Our superior matching technology is compatible with EVERY major fingerprint reader manufacturer. BIO-key application engineers are available to assist in identifying the most appropriate fingerprint reader(s) to meet you application needs. Partnering with vertical solution providers, OEMs, and integrators, BIO-key delivers convenient, cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solutions to identify and authenticate individuals. BIO-key’s strong authentication is the ideal choice to satisfy industry regulations including HIPAA and FSTC, or to establish user identities as part of an audit trail. NIST ranks BIO-key in the top tier of MINEX and SDK performers. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Logical Access Control, HealthCare Biometrics, Border Control / Airports, Financial and Transactional, Mobile Biometrics.


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Smart Sensors continues to innovate in technology for iris biometrics feature extraction, key creation and matching. We work closely with our customers to build iris recognition engines, both through collaborative development and by supplying development tools for various product, camera and processor platforms. Let us help you realise the benefits of highly competitive solutions.  Products & Services: Iris Scanners & Recognition, Financial and Transactional, HealthCare Biometrics, Mobile Biometrics


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Suprema Inc. is a leading global provider of biometrics technology and identity management solutions. The company’s range of products includes fingerprint modules, biometric access control systems, e-passport readers and live-scanners. Suprema’s solutions are featured by integration of the excellent embedded system design capability and the strong backgrounds in theories and algorithms backed by a number of experts having the rich experience and extensive knowledge in the field of biometric solutions, embedded system design and signal processing. Suprema has worldwide sales network in over 120 countries and also a listed company in stock exchange in South Korea (KOSDAQ). For further information, visit www.supremainc.com. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics


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ZKTeco is a leading global developer and manufacturer of security and time management solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. It is subdivided into 5 business segment/divisions–ZKSoftware, ZKAccess, ZKiVision, ZKBiolock and ZKAFIS. Its products range from Multi-biometric and RFTD identification Time & Attendance solutions to Access Control solutions like IP-based standalone access control, networked access control panel, readers, and tripod turnstile, from IP Cameras and total surveillance solutions to consumer products, such as intelligent biometric lock, RFID hotel lock. ZKAFIS is engaging in providing economic and reliable AFIS solutions. Products and Services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Facial Recognition, Middleware / Software, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometric Locks, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics , Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.


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