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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.
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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as for use in self-storage facilities and residences.Access codes, keys, and electronic cards are becoming outdated.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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JAD Communication & Safety Systems (JADCS), the security products division of JAD Corporation of America, unveiled an entirely new line of biometric security products at the Wall Street Journal Transcript Security Conference that was held at The Harvard Club January 26, 2005.
Columbia, Md.; Raytheon Technical Services Company, Reston, Va.; Boeing Autometric, Springfield, Va.; CSC, El Segundo, Calif.; ENSCO Inc., Springfield, Va.; Flaherty Technical Services Inc., San Antonio, Texas; and Advanced Biometric Security, Littleton, Mass.
According to the company, the functional enhancements inherent in Fette's i Series include a semi-automated die table removal for less physical exertion, an automatic die table clamp for reduced set-up and removal downtime, increased levels of sound dampening for a quieter environment, a standard 15" touch screen for easier viewing and operation, remote Fette diagnostics to optimize up-time, optional stainless steel FOM for easier and more thorough cleaning and biometric security in addition to password login.
(based in Minnetonka, Minn.), a provider of multi-biometric security technology, announced June 9 that the Government-run Central Bank of Costa Rica has deployed Identix' fingerprint biometric security solutions to secure access to its databases by member banks.
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IBM will be extending the biometric security features of the system and, with Schiphol Group, will market the new solution.
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