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The process of recognizing a human being using one or more inherent physical traits. For example, one may identify a criminal using his/her fingerprints. Biometric products are used for a variety of government and commercial purposes, often for security.


Increasingly popular building security system technology that relies on automated identification of physical characteristics such as fingerprints or retinal scans in order to determine access rights.The technology and the cost have both reached the point that consumer-level biometric security devices are available,such as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated. Developers should bear this in mind when designing new construction and spend a minor amount of extra money necessary for wiring to accommodate biometric systems.

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Intel Centrino mobile technology * Up to 2GB 333MHz DDR SDRAM memory * Integrated Gigabit 10/100/1000 Ethernet * ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics solution (64MB or 128MB) * Integrated smart card reader and Touchchip fingerprint scanner for added security * Tool-less removable hard drive * Modular floppy drive or second battery * 2 PCMCIA card slots, 2 USB 2.
With most of the PC Card-based fingerprint scanners, you can only set the device up to recognize a single finger.
The New FBI PIV and Mobile ID FAP 20 Certified USB Fingerprint Scanners and an OEM Module are scheduled to be Launched at Cartes 2013 in Paris
The company said that the FS50 is a portable Fingerprint Scanner with 1.
Above, from left, nursery manager Charlotte Tims and Dr Eleanor Parker with baby Hannah trying out the new fingerprint scanner installed at Wonder Years Day Nursery in Foleshill, Coventry.
Software on the fingerprint scanner integrates with a Microsoft Active Directory server and authenticates the user against a local database.
The LF1 offers secure biometric identification in numerous stationary and mobile applications with physical and logical access, point-of-sale terminals or vending machines as well as printers, mobile devices, safes or even door locks: the cost-effective fingerprint scanner of choice - fast, accurate and reliable.
Second, people can also see a better and more accurate fingerprint scanner.
According to the BBC, the HTC One Max also has a fingerprint scanner, which makes it set to be the first Android handset to go on sale with the facility in the UK since Apple's launch of the iPhone 5S in September, which included a similar component.
In addition, RealPass-V passport reader provides higher level of security on issuance of electronic passports and BioMini fingerprint scanner enables biometric sign-on using pre-registered fingerprint at SRE's nationwide passport issuance stations.
According to the company, the fingerprint scanner can be controlled by Futronic's proprietary Fingerprint Authentication Server (FAS) via an intranet or the Internet for user data and access log synchronisation, making it possible to use the FS22 to form a web-enable, large scale and multi location access and attendance control system under the control of one FAS.
Law enforcement agencies with the necessary equipment (personal computer, laser printer, document scanner, single fingerprint scanner, and digital camera) can take advantage of these enhanced capabilities.