March 1, 2011
Lumidigm’s Phil Scarfo wrote an article for Security Products Online, published March 1, 2011. In it, he describes how multispectral imaging works well in common conditions, opening the use of biometrics to many applications. He writes:
For some time, biometrics have been limited primarily to door types of applications — ingress/egress, time and attendance, and similar tasks — because of the problems of traditional biometric technologies. Some organizations have gone so far as to use a PIN bypass if the biometric reader is having problems, defeating the whole purpose of having a biometric.
On the contrary, multispectral fingerprint sensors capture high-quality images because the direct imaging process does not depend on a clean finger/sensor interface.
With this technology, biometrics finally can provide the same type of reliability as a card without all the negatives of the card, including the cost of the cards themselves and the greater cost of managing them. After all, nobody leaves his finger at home, nor does it wear out.
More importantly, biometrics, which determines that you are you, not what you carry, can now be used in more places and more applications.
Click here to read the full article at Security Products Online.