Now you won't have to take off your gloves to get a fingerprint reading on cold days anymore.
According to officials of Lumidigm, i-Evo, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is using the company’s multispectral imaging sensors "to produce a line of extremely versatile fingerprint readers that can be used both indoors and outdoors, including in harsh environments that render most biometric readers inoperable."
The i-Evo team "has kept the design of the biometric fingerprint readers simple," Lumidigm officials say, "aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, vandal-resistant and available in a range of colors."
In November, TMCnet reported that Albuquerque, N.M.-based Lumidigm ?officials said research firm Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) found Lumidigm to be at the top of its class in fingerprint biometrics product innovations. The 50-year old research firm awarded the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, Fingerprint Biometrics, North America, 2010, to Lumidigm. According to Frost & Sullivan, Lumidigm's "innovative technology allows Lumidigm fingerprint sensors to provide highly accurate biometric data even in adverse conditions where traditional fingerprint sensors fail."
Shaun Oakes, managing director of i-Evo, notes that ?“Biometrics has been proven time and time again to overcome all of the security issues found with card and fob systems. However, the cost of biometric systems coupled with their reliability issues has, until now, curtailed profits and industry growth. Lumidigm’s multispectral imaging sensors eradicate these issues and provide us with a product for our integrators to promote to their users.”
Bill Spence, Lumidigm vice president of transaction systems, said “Probably nothing better exemplifies how our multispectral imaging fingerprint sensors complement i-Evo’s products and help i-Evo customers get reliable reads than a video that i-Evo has on their website, demonstrating how their readers continue to operate submerged in snow or under water, work in -20 C degree temperatures, read through layers of cream, oil and dust, match fingerprints wearing latex gloves and work while fingers are wet.”
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Edited by Tammy Wolf