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Biometrics

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.

biometrics

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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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With biometric identification solutions in place, doctors will no longer have to glean information from patients and can be confident that they are receiving truthful, accurate information.
As a major driving force in the information security industry, biometric identification is experiencing rapid growth owing to policy support.
This system further advances the FBI's biometric identification and investigation services, providing an incremental replacement of current IAFIS technical capabilities, while introducing new functionality.
Absa and FNB have introduced biometric identification and verification systems at their branches to allow banks to conduct online fingerprint verification of their clients, limiting identity fraud.
Iris recognition is an automated method of biometric identification that uses mathematical pattern-recognition techniques on video images of the irises of an individual's eyes, whose complex random patterns are unique and can be seen from some distance.
Ho Chang, the chief executive officer for BioID, said 'Biometric identification has been driven by the growing impact of global terrorism and cross-border criminal activity.
Categories: November 22, 2010, Biometric identification, Container security, Entry security, Federal grants, Foreign governments, Grant award procedures, Homeland security, Identification cards, International Port Security Program, International relations, Maritime security, Port security, Port Security Grant Program, Risk management, Security threats, Strategic planning, Supply chain management, Terrorism, Transit Security Grant Program, Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program
Finger-based biometric identification solutions provider BIO-key International Inc.
"Aware's partnership with Lockheed Martin goes back to the earliest days of automated biometric identification, when we collaborated to enable advanced fingerprint capture and quality assurance," said Rob Mungovan, vice president at Aware.
(OTC:BKYI) (BULLETIN BOARD: BKYI) , Wall, N.J., a leader in finger-based biometric identification solutions, has announced the expansion of its biometric identity solutions to include support for Windows Terminal Services Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Citrix ICA Client platforms and for Wyse CE terminals.
This demonstration tested the Navy's new EMIO technologies for collecting biometric identification data and globally sharing the intelligence during maritime interdiction operations during visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) missions at sea.
The Biometric Identification System does away with PINs, personal lunch cards, or the need for students to carry lunch money.
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