Hand geometry readers dominate biometric market

December 2002 Access Control & Identity Management

IR Recognition Systems was recently confirmed as the world's largest supplier of biometric readers for access control and time and attendance applications by Frost & Sullivan's World Biometric Report 2002.

The report shows that, in 2001, hand geometry readers continued to be the dominant biometric technology for access control and time and attendance applications. Hand geometry readers positively identify users by the shape and size of their hands.

"HandReaders from Recognition Systems have shown themselves to be easy to use, accepted more readily by users, more accurate and much harder to deceive than other biometric technologies," reports Martin Huddart, IR Recognition Systems' general manager. "It only makes sense that hand geometry is the number one biometric technology for access control and time and attendance applications."

Over 70 000 IR Recognition Systems HandReaders are installed throughout the world in a wide variety of applications.

The 1996 Olympic Games utilised HandReaders to protect access to the Olympic Village. More than 65 000 people were enrolled and over 1 million transactions were handled in 28 days.

For more information contact IR Recognition Systems, lockneticsinfo@irco.com




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