Biometric Sensors and Detectors
What are biometric sensors?
In order to capture images of the unique biological traits used to identify, verify, and authenticate via biometric technology, specialized hardware is often required. Biometric sensors are made to do just that. Whether they are high definition cameras for capturing face biometrics, infrared cameras for scanning irises, ultrasound devices for picturing multiple layers of a fingerprint, or sub-dermal imaging devices for mapping palm and finger veins, sensors and detectors are an essential aspect of a full biometric ecosystem.
The sensor is the part of a biometric solution that a user interacts with. It could mean touching the home button on her phone to have her fingerprint scanned, or it could mean looking into a mirror for iris-protected border control, but no matter how the image capture occurs, it will involve a sensor and a user.
Where can I find biometric sensors?
Technically, anywhere you can find biometric technology you can also find a sensor. New developments in biometric software, combined with the proliferation of connected cameras and microphones on mobile devices, have created a scenario in which even the basic components of a smartphone can be considered sensors in certain contexts. That said, there is an increasingly good chance that your own smartphone has a specialized fingerprint sensor, either embedded into the device’s rear or integrated into the home button.
Iris scanning cameras can be found in physical access and border control deployments around the world. Finger vein sensors can be found in online corporate banking scenarios where authentication is paramount. Fingerprint sensors can be found used in law enforcement, healthcare, and an increasing number of enterprise and consumer deployments. Fingerprint sensors will even likely be found on smart cards in the near future, giving them further purchase in the financial and access control markets.
How are biometric sensors making a difference?
Thanks to Windows 10’s biometric security platform, Windows Hello, users and businesses can easily add biometric sensors to their machines. Plug and play USB sensors are available right now for this purpose, ready to replace your password with strong authentication.
Iris scanners and fingerprint sensors are enabling biometric capture in India for its ambitious national ID program, Aadhaar.
The boom in mobile fingerprint biometrics lead to a fingerprint sensor manufacturer being Europe’s best performing stock of 2015.
Read on to meet the leading providers of Biometric Sensors and Detectors solutions.
Crossmatch® solutions solve security and identity management challenges for hundreds of millions of users around the world. Our proven DigitalPersona® composite authentication software is designed to provide the optimal set of authentication factors to meet today’s unique risk requirements and afford complete enterprise authentication coverage. Crossmatch identity management solutions include trusted biometric identity management hardware and software that deliver the highest quality and performance required for critical applications. Our solutions support the financial, retail, commercial, government, law enforcement and military markets. With 300 employees and customers in more than 80 countries, Crossmatch sets the standard for innovation and reliability. Learn more: Crossmatch.com Products & Services: Biometric Security, Border Control, Financial, Healthcare, Justice/Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers, Iris Scanners, Middleware & Software.
Lumidigm is now HID Biometrics! Lumidigm® multispectral imaging technology revolutionized the biometrics industry by addressing common, real-world performance problems head-on to enable convenient, secure and reliable authentication solutions. The Lumidigm platform also delivers state-of-the art, field-updatable liveness detection. HID Biometrics offers Lumidigm® solutions to markets such as healthcare, banking, citizen ID, time & attendance, and access control. Products & Services: Border Control/Airports, Financial, Healthcare, Justice/Law Enforcement, Physical Access Control, Biometric Sensors & Detectors
Enabled by its patented NEXT Active Thermal principle, NEXT Biometrics (www.nextbiometrics.com) offers high quality area fingerprint sensors at a fraction of the prices of comparable competitors. A wide range of product formats including Smartphones, Tablets, PC’s, Doors, Time registration systems, Wearables, Payment terminals, Flashdrives, USB-tokens, Key fobs and many more are targeted. Products & Services: Financial, Mobile Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Biometric Sensors & Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Smart Cards
Aerendir Mobile Inc. is the pioneer provider of a novel physiologic biometric authentication technology called Neuro-Finger Print™ (NFP). This identification technology, called “Touch Technology™” captures signals from the individual’s unique proprioceptive neurophysiology. These unique Neuro-Finger Print™ (NFP) signals can be sensed by hardware that already exists in smartphones and tablets.