Biometrics Unplugged
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American Barcode and RFID Announces TETRAGATE, Which Links Biometric Facial Recognition and RFID, Creating Formidable Security Solution

Industry Innovators Unveil System Promising the Tracking of ‘Any Asset – One Network’

PHOENIX,- American Barcode and RFID (AB&R) is pleased to announce the creation of a new technology — TETRAGATE — which combines UHF RFID (radio frequency identification) technology inside an employee ID card with biometric facial recognition. TETRAGATE recognizes people approaching from 60 feet away in a fraction of a second, reading up to 60,000 faces in a single second — without people knowing their images are being scanned. In a world where security and surveillance issues create uneasiness on the best of days, a team of innovative security and technology experts have come together to create what is the most secure access control solution available for tracking human as well as physical assets on the same network.

TETRAGATE’s any asset – one network solution combines the technical expertise of global industry leaders, including Symbol Technologies, epcSolutions, Infinova, Fulcrum Biometrics, Zebra Technologies and American Barcode and RFID, to make this a reality.

“Imagine hundreds of people passing through a ‘portal’ as powerful long-range, unobtrusive cameras capture facial images that are matched against a data archive at a rate of 60,000 images per second,” explained Mike Stryczek, President of American Barcode and RFID. “Secondary identification is made as individuals’ RFID credentials are read and matched to biometric records. Any exception to the match-ups triggers a security situation, based on business rules in place, focusing on the specific individuals, while others continue on uninterrupted.”

All assets, human or physical, can be linked into and managed by a single, formidable database that provides effective and total flexibility of configuration and integration. Global standards for data synchronization, automatic identification, biometric technology and (RFID) ensure that TETRAGATE will scale to meet the specific needs of any organization.

Development on the system began five years ago, after the events of September 11, 2001, when an insurer emphasized the critical importance of knowing who the people are onsite at a particular location and time. What might seem like an uncomplicated task under normal circumstances had its problems. For example, employees and contractors politely holding a door open as other people pass through might not know if one or more of those “others” has the proper ID card or authorization.

The best methods of identifying people are retina scanning, fingerprinting, and face mapping, clearly methods not usually possible with large groups of people moving through entryways at once. Using an Infinova surveillance camera and Fulcrum biometric software, TETRAGATE focuses on the challenge, providing a solution in which even a laptop, iPod, or other RFID tagged assets can be tied to a human asset to match people who are authorized to be on the property at a given time.

Today, corporate, public and personal security, privacy, efficiency and cost effectiveness have all converged as a single issue. TETRAGATE believes it represents a single answer.

About American Barcode & RFID:

American Barcode & RFID (AB&R) is a nationally-recognized provider of Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) solutions for virtually any commercial, industrial, retail or governmental application. The company is a total solutions provider, specializing in barcode, RFID and access control technologies. Based in Phoenix and with sales offices throughout the U.S., AB&R helps medium-to-large companies realize cost savings, operational efficiency and increased security. The company is privately owned. To learn more, visit http://www.amerbar.com.

Source: American Barcode and RFID
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