Lightspeed Technology Shrinks Biometric Camera to a Third of Previous Size

“Lightspeed says the camera can capture a dual face and iris image within three to five seconds of video, and from a distance of 14-20 inches.”

Lightspeed Technology Shrinks Biometric Camera to a Third of Previous SizeLightspeed Technology has significantly reduced the footprint of its biometric camera solution, announcing that it’s now only a third of its previous size.

First announced this past spring, the camera is designed for facial and iris recognition, with Lightspeed aiming it at healthcare industry applications in particular. Lightspeed says the camera can capture a dual face and iris image within three to five seconds of video, and from a distance of 14-20 inches. And with the camera now only coming in at 1.9″ by 1.9″ by 1.8″, it’s about the size of a smartwatch face, making it ideal for integration into other devices and products.

In a statement announcing the improved solution, Lightspeed president Michael Braithwaite said it’s a response to customer demand. “Biometric real estate is at an all-time premium,” he explained. “Achieving this level of industry-leading accuracy and security in such a tiny footprint finally removes the two biggest challenges of biometrics all at once: size and cost.”

While the camera’s smaller form factor enhances its applicability for integration into other devices, it also makes it even easier for the camera to be clipped onto a computer monitor, or inserted into a USB drive, allowing for immediate implementation wherever facial and iris biometric authentication is needed.

August 28, 2018 – by Alex Perala