Having demonstrated the utility of its biometric authentication technologies in heavy-duty industrial deployments, Invixium is now setting its sights on the academic market. In a new blog post, the company has outlined three key areas where its biometric access control solutions could prove highly beneficial.
A fairly obvious one is in academic laboratory facilities. It’s not uncommon for major universities and colleges to feature lab research involving biological and radiological materials. But the sensitivity of handling such materials poses some clear technical challenges. That’s where something like the IXM Titan solution can really have an impact: The terminal can authenticate users based on fingerprints, PINs, access cards, and even facial recognition, allowing for multimodal security configurations or contactless sign-in.
Then there are less sensitive environments that could nevertheless benefit from Invixium’s biometric security. Locker rooms and athletic facilities, for example, often contain expensive equipment that is vulnerable to theft, and at the same time can be subject to heavy traffic. But with its ability to scan a fingerprint in less than a second, and to match against a database of 20,000 users, the IXM Sense 2 reader can deliver strong yet low-friction security.
Invixium’s biometric technology can even offer benefits beyond secure access control, the company adds. For example, linking a student’s facial profile or fingerprints to their meal plan can allow for nearly frictionless transactions in the cafeteria, and eliminate the hassles associated with lost meal plan cards. This is in fact an emerging trend around the world, and given Invixium’s proven demonstrations of the durability and speed of solutions like the IXM Titan, it’s an area in which the company could become a significant solutions provider.