When it comes to identity management there is no single solution for every need. In the world of biometrics the number of ways to solve a problem are as numerous as a body's unique traits. Here you will find a list of biometric solutions organized by modality (fingerprint, iris, face, voice, etc.) as well as the companies that provide them.

Biometric Fingerprint Readers

 Biometric Fingerprint Readers Fingerprint readers do exactly what you’d think: they scan a user’s fingerprint and match it to a template either on a 1:1 or 1:n basis. With applications in access control, law enforcement, biometric registration, border control and beyond, fingerprint readers are a staple of identity management technology.  

Biometric Sensors and Detectors

Biometric Sensors & Detectors In order for a biometric measurement to be used for authentication, a specialized piece of hardware must be in place to scan a user’s body part. Every biometric modality requires a sensor of some kind. Biometric sensors can be a ubiquitous technology like a microphone for voice capture or a high definition…

Facial Recognition

Facial Recognition –Click here to see the facial recognition solutions directory– What is facial recognition? Like all biometrics solutions, face recognition technology measures and matches the unique characteristics for the purposes of identification or authentication. Often leveraging a digital or connected camera, facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match…

Hand Readers & Finger Scanners

Biometric Hand, Palm and Finger Scanners Sometimes a fingerprint is not enough, and when it comes down to it the whole surface of a human hand is unique. Palm, finger and hand scanners have a number of important uses, particularly in the world of law enforcement and forensics.  

Iris Recognition

Iris Recognition Iris recognition solutions measure the unique patterns in the colored circle around your pupil to identify and authenticate. Some of the best iris recognition technology out there is deployed in high throughput areas like large international airports. Fast and contactless, iris recognition is on the verge of becoming a consumer biometric modality too,…

Middleware and Software

Biometric Middleware & Software Software that can be applied to biometric technology is wide ranging. Biometric software can refer to the algorithm that, working in concert with a sensor or rich media (video, picture, voice recording) database, is used to measure and match biological traits. Additionally, some identity management software is designed to help in…

Multimodal Biometrics

Multimodal Biometrics Different biometric modalities are best suited for particular situations, and in the case of biometric security, adding an authentication factor (or two, or three) can bolster a lock by orders of magnitude. To fill this demand, some solutions come ready to capture and match many different kinds of biometrics.  

Signature and Keystroke

Digital Signature / Keystroke Biometrics Sometimes a biometric factor is an observed action rather than a manifested physical trait. These behavioral biometrics are just as unique as your voice, face and fingerprint, so when it comes to protecting against fraud signature and keystroke recognition is indispensable.  

Smart Cards

Biometric Smart Cards A smart card is, as the name suggests, a card that contains an integrated circuit that allows it to hold data. In terms of identity management, smart cards can be applied to a number of different situations. In national ID deployments, smart cards can be used as citizen cards which contain a…

Vein Recognition

Vein Recognition Vein recognition or vascular biometrics refers to identity management solutions that authenticate based on the unique patterns made by a user’s veins. Said veins can be in a user’s palm, in their finger. Though the technology used in most vascular biometrics solutions is still too big to be designed into a smartphone, the…

Voice and Speech Recognition

Voice and Speech Recognition The sound of your voice says a lot more about you than you might think. The number of unique biological traits that go into producing your signature sound are numerous. Voiceprint matching can be used in a wide variety of applications, especially those involving call center ID, personal mobile devices and…