Phoenix LTC will be using SecuGen’s U20-A fingerprint sensor to ensure that only qualified care providers have access to certain medications in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The sensor will be integrated into Phoenix’s StatSafe medical cart, which is used to help store, organize, and distribute various controlled substances.
The U20-A USB sensor will simply give healthcare facilities a secure and reliable way to verify the identities of the nurses and care providers authorized to unlock the carts. The biometric technology is both convenient and resistant to spoofing, making it less likely that an unauthorized individual will be able to get their hands on the drugs. Phoenix cited the U20-A’s accuracy and affordable price point as key factors when making its decision.
“We needed to add biometric security into our existing product line, and SecuGen fit the need perfectly,” said Phoenix owner John Bergmann. “We appreciate their customer focus and attention on providing support and software development kits that were critical in the integration of the fingerprint sensor into our product.”
“It’s exciting to meet new customers with creative ideas for implementing our biometric technology into their applications,” added SecuGen President and CEO Won Lee. “Biometrics is a powerful tool, and we are glad to help them harness this power with our sensor products and development resources.”
SecuGen recently released a new standalone Unity 20 Serial fingerprint system built around SecuGen’s existing U20-ASF fingerprint module. Simprints also integrated a SecuGen sensor into its Vero 2.0 device in July to make sure that NGO and government resources go to those most in need of humanitarian assistance.
May 3, 2021 – by Eric Weiss