“With the integration of our LifePass biometric platform into Siemens’ SIPORT system, users can enjoy the benefits of both technologies in one solution.” – Péter Györgydeák, CEO, BioSec Group
BioSec technology is being integrated into a time and access platform from a prominent vendor: the biometrics specialist has announced that Siemens will be leveraging BioSec’s LifePass authentication solution into its SIPORT platform.
LifePass is based on palm vein biometrics. According to BioSec, it is capable of scanning about 5 million reference points in under a second. What’s more, it supports contactless scanning, enabling authentication with the wave of a hand – a capability that will likely be especially appreciated in the age of COVID-19 and attendant concerns about touching shared surfaces.
SIPORT, meanwhile, is pitched by Siemens as a comprehensive and highly customizable access and time management solution for high-security environments. The industrial engineering giant emphasizes SIPORT’s high-speed, realtime communications, asserting that a SIPORT server can process 100,000 events per second, and that changes made to the system can take immediate effect across a given SIPORT network.
The integration of LifePass will, of course, add biometrics to the mix. “With the integration of our LifePass biometric platform into Siemens’ SIPORT system, users can enjoy the benefits of both technologies in one solution,” explained BioSec Group CEO Péter Györgydeák in a statement announcing the integration.
BioSec has not offered a timeframe for the launch of the combined solution, but asserted that the integration of LifePass into SIPORT is “currently underway.”
The news arrives just a couple of weeks after BioSec’s announcement that LifePass is now its own full-fledged biometric platform, rather than the middleware solution it had been before. The solution is offered alongside GateKeeper, another BioSec solution based on palm vein recognition that is specifically aimed at access control applications.
December 3, 2020 – by Alex Perala