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Biometrics selection guide
July 2010, Identity Management

Accsys

www.accsys.co.za

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PeopleWare on: Accsys BioClock

Summary

Accsys PeopleWare is an integrated time and attendance, access control, payroll, HR and ESS solution. Also develops biometric, proximity, PIN, Mag stripe and Dallas chip clocks. Software runs on both Accsys and Suprema clocks as well as interfacing to OEM clocks. Features include bi-directional clocking, managing doors, booms, turnstiles, interfacing to payrolls.

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PeopleWare on: BioLite, BioLite Net, SupreMobile

Summary

Accsys PeopleWare, a fully integrated time and attendance, access control, payroll, HR and ESS solution. Also develops biometric, proximity, PIN, mag stripe and Dallas chip clocks. Software runs on both Accsys and Suprema clocks as well as interfacing to OEM clocks. Features include bi-directional clocking, managing doors, booms, turnstiles, interfacing to payrolls.

Axitech

www.axitech.co.za

Iris

IrisAccess 4000

Summary

The LG IrisAccess 4000 Series has features no other Iris system offers. An auto-focus lens enabled iris acquisition process that ensures rapid, high quality iris images for enrolment and recognition. An automatic motor-driven targeting aid is just part of an intuitive and interactive voice and visual user interface.

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SF-3000

Summary

Fingerprint recognition access control device using 'Ultra Speed Algorithms'. SF-3000 is a state of the art access control system with the highest performance in fingerprint recognition, access control management and efficient time and attendance, Built-in 2,5-inch LCD screen, any direction fingerprint recognition, supports USB memory stick, Wiegand protocol.

Brand New Technologies

www.bntech.co.za

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Futronic Desktop Scanner

Summary

Futronic’s fingerprint scanner uses advanced CMOS sensor technology and precise optics to deliver quality fingerprint images. They capture almost undistorted raw fingerprint images and are suitable for any fingerprint recognition application. The scanning window is made of crown glass with a thickness of 14 mm. These Futronic products come with Live Finger Detection (LFD).

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Futronic FS50 Dual Finger Scanners

Summary

Futronic’s FS50 biometric fingerprint scanner is capable of single, dual and roll finger imaging. The device is FBI certified and each unit can be traced through a unique serial number. This makes it ideal for government identity management projects.

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Lumidigm Mercury Sensor

Summary

The new Mercury desktop fingerprint sensor is a fully integrated reader that can be easily attached to a host PC or intelligent controller via a standard USB cable. It uses Multi Spectral Imaging to provide world-class performance at an affordable price. The unit delivers 500 dpi images. OEM module available.

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Lumidigm Venus Sensor

Summary

Lumidigm Venus Series biometric sensors capture accurate and high-quality images by exposing the fingerprint surface and subsurface at the same time, using Multi Spectral Imaging technology. Packaged for your desktop, this sensor will solve failure to enrol (FTE) and failure to acquire (FTA) issues. OEM module available.

Datanet Infrastructure Group

www.datanet.co.za

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Virdi AC2500RF

Summary

The AC 2500 is an access control and time recording fingerprint terminal. It has an IPX3 rated weatherproof enclosure, backlit LCD, Virdi’s biometric scanner with live and fake finger detection and auto scan, RFID or Mifare card reader, Wiegand interface, lock relay, door status monitor, RS485/RS232 port and TCP/IP interface.

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Virdi AC4000RF

Summary

The AC 4000 is an access control and time recording fingerprint terminal. It has a backlit LCD, live + fake finger detection and auto scan, RFID or Mifare card reader, Wiegand interface (both IN and OUT), lock relay, door status monitor, alarm interface, RS485/RS232 port and TCP/IP interface, intercom interface, can handle 30 000 users.

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Virdi AC6000RF

Summary

The AC 6000 is a high-end access control and time recording fingerprint terminal. It has 4,8-inch full colour touch LCD, live + fake finger detection and auto scan, RFID or Mifare card reader, onboard colour camera, four function keys, Wiegand interface, RS485/RS232 port, USB I/F and TCP/IP interface, can handle 50 000 users.

Fingertec

www.fingertec.co.za

Face

FACE ID 2

Summary

FingerTec is taking a step forward in biometrics business by introducing the latest face recognition technology product to the worldwide market with FingerTec Face ID 2. This product can identify in seconds without any contact. The FingerTec Face ID 2 only requires the user to look at the machine to verify identities.

HID Global

www.hidglobal.com

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BioCLASS RKLB57

Summary

The BioCLASS RKLB57 is a read-only, contactless smartcard reader (operating with 13,56 MHz iCLASS technology) with a keypad and biometric sensor that provides access control verification and fingerprint enrolment all in one reader. It provides three levels of security, including card/biometric fingerprint, card/PIN and card/fingerprint/PIN.

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SmartTOUCH ISO 14443

Summary

SmartTOUCH is a flexible, secure and stylish contactless smartcard reader for customers that require a customisable reader. Designed for a wide variety of applications from entry level access control to secure ID management, its unique capabilities, such as reading any MIFARE sector and/or DESFire application data file, meet all installation requirements.

Ideco

www.ideco.co.za

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AFISwitch

Summary

AFISwitch offers fully automated checks through the South African Police Service’s Criminal Record Centre. Checks can be performed on-site through electronic capture of fingerprints via the MorphoSmart terminal with results being returned within 48 hours. Encrypted links ensure secure data transfer and privacy.

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EVIM

Summary

The EVIM (electronic visitor identity management) is a handheld visitor identification unit. Visitor ID number and any required customised data is captured. The visitor then digitally signs off the entry with his fingerprint. This data is transmitted to the EVIM server for verification of the ID number against the proprietary EVIM database.

Safran Morpho, from Ideco

www.ideco.co.za

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MorphoAccess 100

Summary

The MorphoAccess 100 fingerprint identification solution for physical access control operates exclusively in identification mode and offers two biometric templates per person for up to 500 individuals. The database can be downloaded via the network or via a USB interface.

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MorphoAccess 110

Summary

The MorphoAccess 110 terminal provides you the same functionality as the MA100 with the added HID iClass contactless card support. This allows for both identification and verification matching.

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MorphoAccess 120

Summary

The MorphoAccess 120 terminal provides you the same functionality as the MA100 with the added MIFARE contactless card support. This allows for both identification and verification matching. The MorphoAccess 120W has a larger scanner surface area (23mmx23mm) to cater for harsh environments.

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MorphoAccess 500+

Summary

The MorphoAccess 500+ terminal is a biometric fingerprint solution for controlling access and T&A. The MA 500+ terminal operates in identification mode and can store two biometric templates per person for up to 50 000 individuals. Identification against a database of 10 000 users is done in less than 1,8 seconds.

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MorphoAccess 520+ D

Summary

The MorphoAccess 520+ D terminal provides the same functionality as the MA500+ with additional card support for MIFARE and DESFire contactless smartcards. The reader can operate in multifactor mode (fingerprint, PIN, PIN + fingerprint, card + PIN, card + fingerprint, card, card + bioPIN, card + PIN + fingerprint, card + PIN + bioPIN).

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Outdoor MorphoAccess 520 D

Summary

Outdoor MorphoAccess 520 D terminal allows for both identification and verification matching and features a built-in contactless MIFARE and DESFire card reader. The OMA520 D terminal can operate in multifactor mode. It is IP65 rated for outdoor applications.

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MorphoSmart 300

Summary

The MorphoSmart 300 is a high-end optical scanner for market-leading fingerprint enrolment and online fingerprint verification services. The MSO 300 offers a USB interface for PC applications. Additional available options include an integrated smartcard reader and fake finger detection using an electro-optic sensor.

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MorphoSmart 1300

Summary

The MorphoSmart 1300 is suited for logical access, secure sign on and point of sale applications with advanced embedded software for 1:1 verification and 1:N identification.

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Safran Morpho MEMS

Summary

The Morpho Enrolment and Management System (MEMS) is designed for efficient fingerprint enrolment and terminal management. The powerful world-leading algorithms ensure true minutiae extraction for optimum enrolment in any environment. MEMS manages the complete range of MorphoAccess terminals via the TCP/IP network. Duplicate search capability is also available (dongle specific).

Impro Technologies

www.impro.net

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B-Sho

Summary

Supports distribution of templates. Up to 1000 users per reader. Connected via RS485 avoiding unnecessary TCP/IP network infrastructure. Standard with Mifare tag support. Optical sensor with 500 dpi resolution supports multiple modes, including: fingerprint only, fingerprint or tag, fingerprint and tag.

Interoptic Networks

www.interoptic.co.za

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Face2Face Handheld Device

Summary

The small portable unit can be used to verify or identify individuals. It is used in applications requiring mobile availability. This touch screen unit can enrol fingerprints, a facial image or a card reader, and then search through a reference database stored on the unit’s memory card or external database server.

Face

Face2Face Access

Summary

Facial recognition access control system for large databases (thousands of individuals) to verify their identity at an access point to a work facility or other places. Before the doors are opened the station camera takes a picture of the person requiring access and the image is recognised within a fraction of a second.

Powell Tronics

www.powelltronics.com

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Safran MorphoSmart 300

Summary

MorphoSmart 300 is a high-end optical scanner for high-volume fingerprint enrolment in harsh environments. The MSO 300 offers a USB interface for PC applications and integrates two LEDs to guide and inform users about ongoing operations.

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Safran Morpho MA120W

Summary

The MorphoAccess 120W is PI53 rated for a variety of access control applications, including those where damaged fingerprints are likely. It has an FBI-approved, large surface-area sensor. Allows for both identification and verification and features a built-in contactless card reader.

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Safran Morpho OMA 520

Summary

MorphoAccess 520 has the same features as the MA 500 but has been developed specifically for outdoor applications, with a ruggedised, weatherproof case, and is IP65 rated for access control and time and attendance applications.

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ImproTouch

Summary

ImproTouch is a software package that makes a variety of Safran Morpho fingerprint readers compatible with Impro’s IXP software range. ImproTouch is designed to be integrated and user friendly. The package is embedded within the ImproNet Software suite and is designed for easy access to enable the user to manage biometric templates.

Regal Security

www.regalsecurity.co.za

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ZKSoftware/LK188

Summary

The LK188 Facial scanner employs ZKSoftware’s iFace technology. The LK188 can scan face and fingerprint and a combination of the two can be used for increased security. Built-in relay for control of electronic locks, and Weigand output for interface to third-party access control. 500 face templates, 10 000 fingerprint templates, 80 000 logs.

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ZKSoftware/LK180

Summary

The LK180 is an easy to use USB fingerprint reader. It is ideally suited to enrolling people on ZKSoftware fingerprint systems. Just plug it into the USB port on your PC, install the driver and enrol people at your desk. It is fully compatible with all ZKSoftware fingerprint hardware and software.

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ZKSoftware/LK173

Summary

The LK173 is a weather resistant housing making it suitable for outdoor applications. It is suited to both access control and T&A applications. An internal relay can control electronic locks. Wiegand output for easy connection to third-party access control systems. Stores up to 1500 fingerprint templates and 30 000 logs.

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ZKSoftware/LK170

Summary

The LK170 is a fingerprint reader for the access control and time and attendance markets. It can be used standalone or connected to a PC. Internal relay can control an electronic lock. Wiegand output allows for easy interface to third-party access control. Capacity for 1500 fingerprint templates and 30 000 logs.

Space Security Systems

www.spacetv.co.za

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F7

Summary

The F7 Biometric Reader is a reliable unit with 1500 user capacity and 30 000 transaction capacity. This unit has the ability to operate as a standalone device or as a networkable device. Available with EM reader.

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F4

Summary

Professional access control and T&A unit. The F4 has a user capacity of 2800 and a transaction record of 100 000. Communications is via RS232, RS485, TCP/IP. Available in Mifare with Wiegand interface, WiFi, and GPRS.

Face

Face302

Summary

iFace302’s multibiometric identification T&A terminal adopts the latest ZEM600 platform with large capacity memory. It’s integrated 630 MHz high-speed Multi-Bio processor and HD infrared camera enables user identification in a dark environment. Reads both facial and fingerprint biometrics. Multimodel communications includes RS232/485, TCP/IP, optional WiFi/GPRS.

Suprema/neaMetrics

www.suprema.co.za

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Suprema BioMini

Summary

A high performance USB fingerprint scanner for fingerprint enrolment and authentication. Features include 500 dpi optical fingerprint sensor, scratch free sensor surface and fast matching speed: 1:100 000 within a second. BioMini SDK provides for easy application software development. It supports Windows and Linux as well as multiple programming languages.

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Suprema Xpass

Summary

An IP-based card only access control terminal, which can be used to build more affordable hybrid solutions. Features include TCP/IP, PoE, IP65 weatherproof structure and Wiegand/RS485 interfaces. It is a door controller with distributed intelligence and offers extra flexibility to biometric IP access control systems to meet different requirements.

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Suprema BioEntry Plus

Summary

An IP-based fingerprint access control terminal catering for simple standalone door control to complex networked architectures. It is user-friendly and easy to install, can be integrated with both fingerprint and/or proximity card, has a configurable I/O that can be connected to a switch, tamper alarm or relay and supports anti-pass back.

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Suprema BioLite Net

Summary

An IP-based fingerprint terminal for time attendance and access control which can be used in/outdoors for simple door control or in complex networked environments. Features include rugged IP65 rated waterproof structure, built-in keypad and RF card reader for multimodal authentication, TCP/IP or RS485, internal relay for direct lock interface and easy-to-use software.

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Suprema SupreMobile

Summary

A compact portable biometric terminal sealed to keep out dust, dirt and rain. Suitable for rugged environments. It has an extended battery and a power switch to ensure that one charge gives up to 16 hours uptime. It is fitted with Suprema’s BioLite Net Outdoor Fingerprint Terminal and weighs 1,82 kg.

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Suprema BioStation

Summary

An IP-based fingerprint terminal for time attendance and access control featuring colour LCD, high quality sound with wireless LAN option and USB memory slot enabling easy data transfer. It can store 400 000 templates and 1 000 000 log events. It can identify 3000 templates a second, has various operation modes and supports multiple RF card options.

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Suprema DStation

Summary

DStation’s Multi-Biometric Fusion Technology blends fingerprint and facial recognition, delivering matching accuracy and speed unlike any other biometric device (1:10 000 matches in 1 second). Innovative features include ultra-wide touch screen LCD, dual finger sensors, 1,3 megapixel camera, powerful tri-CPU parallel processing and max 0,001% EER with face + finger fusion.

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Suprema RealScanD

Summary

A portable dual fingerprint live scanner for single rolls/flats and dual flats with FBI certification for civil ID and AFIS applications. Features include built-in buttons for on-device operation, 500 dpi (256 grey), image capturing for wet/dry fingers, auto capture, slippage detection, halo effect and ghost image elimination, quality check, auto segmentation, and sequence check.

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Suprema RealScan10

Summary

A compact live-scanner for capturing single finger flats, rolls and four finger slaps. FBI certification for civil ID and AFIS applications. Suitable for indoor and mobile environments. Features include IP53 rating, Kensington lock point, anti-shock and vibration structure, auto capture, slippage detection, halo effect and ghost image elimination, quality check, auto segmentation, and sequence check.

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Suprema RealScanF

Summary

A compact palm-print scanner for capturing single finger flats, rolls, four finger slaps, upper and lower palm prints and writer’s palms. FBI certification for civil ID and AFIS applications, anti-shock and vibration structure, mobile operation through car power supply, auto capture, slippage detection, ghost image elimination, quality check, auto segmentation, and sequence check.

Uniclox Technologies

www.uniclox.co.za

Hand geometry

HandKey II

Summary

Advanced hand geometry access control terminal with time and attendance functionality. 512 users (expandable to 32 512), 5120 transactions. RS232/485, TCP/IP, RS232 printer support. One to 10 digits from keypad or RFID card, door and turnstile control. Alarm monitoring. Outdoor version available. Anti-microbial platen provides a hygienic finish. Transacting protocol: hand plus PIN.

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LA2000

Summary

Fingerprint access control terminal in ABS housing material (IP65 rated). 1500 users, 50 000 transactions. RS232, RS485, TCP/IP and built-in USB port. Multispectral sensors capture surface and deep tissue data (reads inner skin patterns) to ensure greater accuracy if fingerprint ridges are hard to distinguish due to genetics, age, finger placement or environmental conditions.

Face

Facial ID

Summary

Embedded facial recognition system with 3-dimensional facial recognition algorithm. Access control and time and attendance functionality. Can be used as a standalone access control application. 500 face templates, 200 000 transactions. TCP/IP connection or USB. Handles low lighting conditions. Hygienic contactless authentication. Audio and visual verification: Face, face plus PIN, face plus RFID or RFID.

Virdi Distribution SA

www.virditech.co.za

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Virdi AC 2100/2500

Summary

Live and fake finger detection, no.1 commercial fingerprint algorithm – FVC on-going 2009 and 2010. Siren Driver when in TNA mode. IPX3 rating, weatherproof. 125 KHz RFID or optional 13,65 MHz Mifare card reader. Optional robust enclosure. AC 2100: 100 users, 200 templates, 5000 transactions. AC 2500: 500 users, 1000 templates, 5000 transactions.

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Virdi AC 4000

Summary

Live and fake finger detection, 30 000 users, 60 000 templates, 250 000 transactions. Motion sensor, keypad, intercom door station emulation, siren driver when in TNA mode. 125 KHz RFID or optional 13,65 MHz Mifare card reader. Optional weatherproof enclosure.

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Virdi AC 6000

Summary

Live and fake finger detection, 50 000 users, 100 000 templates, 500 000 transactions. Fast fingerprint identification, 10 000 templates in less than 2,5 seconds; 1,3 mega pixel camera, records and stores 12 000 images; face detection; motion sensor. 4,8-inch colour touch LCD, customisable graphic interface. 125 KHz RFIS or optional 13,65 MHz Mifare card reader.

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Virdi V Terminal + FOH 02

Summary

Turns a Windows PC and Virdi USB biometric reader (FOH02/ RF/SC) into a virtual terminal. Live and fake finger detection. Local and server template management. Replicates functionality of a biometric terminal. MS Access/MS SQL Database. Networked or standalone operation.

ZKSoftware

www.zksoftware.com

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L4000

Summary

The L4000 fingerprint lock offers a state-of-the-art single door management solution that comes with OLED display and standard USB interface. You can verify a person and open the door with fingerprint, password or RFID/Mifare (optional) cards. The lock can cater for 500 fingerprint templates and 30 000 clocking transactions.

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L5000

Summary

The L5000 fingerprint lock offers a state-of-the-art single door management solution that comes with OLED display and standard USB interface. You can verify a person and open the door with fingerprint, password or RFID/Mifare (optional) cards. The lock can cater for 500 fingerprint templates and 30 000 clocking transactions.

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iClock 260

Summary

The iClock260 is a terminal for time and attendance applications. The 3,5-inch TFT can display a user photo, fingerprint image quality and verification result etc. Eight function keys are available and can be defined as required. Standard 8000 fingerprint templates and 200 000 transactions can be stored on the unit.

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F9

Summary

The F9 unit is suitable for access control and T&A. The unit can store 1500 fingerprint templates and 30 000 transactions. The unit can operate standalone or can be connected to a network. Communications are via USB, RS232, RS485 or TCP/IP. Wiegand I/O ports are also available.


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