HID Global has introduced a new fingerprint reader in the Australian market, as biometric authentication becomes the fastest growing segment in the access control market.
The high-performance iCLASS SE RB25F fingerprint reader from HID Global is designed to capture fingerprints in less than one second, reducing the delays that used to affect traditional biometric solutions.
HID Global says that traditionally, biometric solutions for access control were often implemented with reduced security thresholds because their imaging technology, which generally gave false rejections of fingerprints, resulted in long authentication lines at the door .
HID Global's multispectral imaging technology captures images of the surface and subsurface of the skin so that all types of fingerprints, of people of any age, can be read quickly and reliably in cold, dry, dirty, damp environments and other difficult environmental conditions. .
This, together with the reliable detection of vitality for the prevention of forgeries, allows the iCLASS SE RB25F reader to provide a real-time validation that the fingerprints are authentic and belong to a living person who is physically present at the authentication point.
Recently, the Australian Law Reform Commission suggested that Australian organizations are increasingly using or at least considering biometric solutions, which are now used in ATMs, taxi reservation services, online banking and methadone programs.
According to Stephen Carney, vice president of product marketing and physical access control solutions at HID Global, organizations are increasingly facing threats to their security.
To maximize security, the reader includes optical protection against tampering, and is compatible with the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), as well as the HID Seos technology for multilayer authentication between the reader and credentials.
"The powerful combination of HID's highly reliable multispectral Lumidigm technology and the robust IP67 reader construction and IK09 vandal-proof classifications now allows customers to implement fingerprint authentication in a wide range of real-life environments," says Carney. .
"The reader can also be configured in the field through a network, and is designed to facilitate the migration of existing and traditional fingerprint reader solutions."
Security administrators can download complimentary HID Biometric Manager, a local software tool to configure and manage one or more iCLASS SE RB25F readers.
Based on a client architecture based on server and browser, HID Biometric Manager can record users' fingerprints (both for 1: 1 verification and for 1: N identification modes), assign access rights and perform many other functions.
The complete tool can also be used to securely record all door events where readers have been installed and to update readers in the field remotely via a TCP / IP connection.