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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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At the University of Utah, technologists have signed up for an application of biometric technology that combines the conventional applications of smart cards with innovative fingerprint scanning technology to deliver a multifactor authentication process.
Iris recognition biometric technology positively determines the identity of an individual by capturing a high-resolution digitally encrypted photograph of an individual's iris.
Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Integrated Biometric Technology, formerly Fingerprinting Services LLC, provides electronic fingerprint products and service to the applicant fingerprint industry.
In a healthcare setting, the blended technologies will form a complete identity management solution, which will feature Ultra-Scan's ultrasonic fingerprint biometric technology at the point of enrollment and UPEK's high-quality fingerprint sensor at each client workstation throughout the facility.
com), a leading provider of biometric technology and services, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive distribution and manufacturing agreement with CJCC (http://www.
com), a leading provider of biometric technology and services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the global rights to Tacoma Technology, Inc.
the leading brand for fingerprint authentication solutions, today announced that its biometric technology has been used by MXI Security(TM) in its new MXP product family.
Iceland is taking a holistic view in adopting biometric technology to manage the identity of its citizens," said Thorsteinn Helgi Steinarsson of Asverk Consulting, consultant to the Ministry of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs in Iceland.