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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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Cogent is a leading provider of Automated Fingerprint/Palmprint Identification Systems, or AFIS, and other biometric identification solutions to governments, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations worldwide.
This solution will help government agencies and private enterprises address the provisions for deploying fully integrated biometrics and smart card solutions for their organizations.
The IWS Background Check Server is a software application designed specifically for government and law enforcement organizations to support the first stage of biometric identity management functions such as identity proofing and vetting.
Sagem Morpho continues to be a biometric industry leader as confirmed by its string of FIPS-201 certifications and its pool of GSA Approved and soon to be approved Products.
ActivIdentity has integrated a key component of ImageWare's PIV solution, IWS(TM) EPI(TM) Builder, as part of its FIPS 201 PIV solutions, providing all aspects of ID functionality from image and biometric capture to the enrollment, issuance and management of PIV cards.
JASDAQ:6679), a 30-year developer of systems, developer of external and embedded device-device connectivity products and biometric readers and software.
Equipping first responders and emergency agencies with the ability to collect and enroll biometric and biographical data on missing and deceased victims along with providing effective means of sharing this data with the global community is paramount towards achieving closure for those searching for lost loved ones.
plusID eliminates the enterprise's liability and maintenance costs associated with implementing and securing a biometric database.
With the appointment of Alain Jutant as the division's managing director, we are confident that the introduction of NANOIDENT biometric sensors will lead the way for the future of mobile devices and smart cards by significantly improving their security, reliability and user interface.
At JADCS, our goal is not to replace a property's existing security structure, but to build on to it, incorporating the latest innovations in biometric technology and real time security management.
Biometric technology uses unique biological properties to identify individual users in a confined group.
CBEFF is described in detail in NISTIR 6529, Common Biometric Exchange File Format (CBEFF).