IR Recognition Systems, the biometric component of Ingersoll-Rand's (IR) Security & Safety Group's Electronic Access Control (EACD) has integrated its hand geometry readers with HID's new iCLASS 13,56 MHz read/write contactless smartcard technology. Hand geometry technology positively identifies users by the shape and size of their hands.
The HID iCLASS contactless smartcard stores both the user's ID number and hand geometry template on the card. Because of this, there is no need to distribute hand templates across a network of HandReaders or require the access control system to manage biometric templates. This means integration to any existing access control application is greatly simplified and additional network infrastructure costs are eliminated. Since the template only resides on the card, the solution also eases individual privacy concerns.
The solution provides dual authentication by requesting both the right card and the right person. An iCLASS contactless smartcard reader is embedded into an IR Recognition Systems HandReader. A plastic card holder is affixed to the side of the unit, enabling single hand operation. The verification process takes approximately one second and is virtually foolproof.
With IR Recognition Systems' HandKey II HandReader, the hand template requires only nine bytes to define the hand. This ensures that response times are fast and that the smartcard can maximise its benefits by offering users increased room for other applications. In addition, the implementation supports multiple secure applications on the iCLASS cards.
For more information contact IR Recognition Systems, firstname.lastname@example.org
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