has launched WEB-key version 3.1 that can quickly and seamlessly integrate in virtually any application. The new version expands on the solution’s ability to support every major fingerprint reader manufacturer.
First launched in 2001 as a Web-based authentication system, BIO-key’s WEB-key fingerprint biometric identification solution has evolved into a broad and comprehensive identification solution that can be deployed in applications ranging from large scale national ID systems to simple time and attendance solutions.
Mira LaCous, VP Technology and Development at BIO-key International said that WEB-key 3.1 boasts a number of new features including streamlined configuration and operation, as well as advanced new biometric processing functions for broader back-end server utilization.
Noting that BIO-key is known for providing flexible and cost effective biometric solutions that deliver superior accuracy, Michael DePasquale, BIO-key’s chief executive officer expressed their excitement about this release. Solution architects, integrators and application developers can now quickly integrate BIO-key’s convenient and secure biometric user identification into practically any application, he added.
BIO-key International, Inc., develops and delivers advanced identification solutions and information services to law enforcement departments, public safety agencies, government and private sector customers. Last month, the company landed contracts from three law enforcement customers for its PocketCop mobile data solution for BlackBerry (News
) smartphones from Research In Motion
The company believes these three awards underscore the different ways in which BIO-key’s customers are leveraging PocketCop’s to meet their unique operational needs and serve their patrol officers, investigators and command staff.
According to the Biometrics Market and Industry Report
2009-2014, global biometric revenues will grow from $3.42b in 2009 to $9.37b in 2014. The report says that the fingerprint will gain 45.9 percent of the non-AFIS biometrics market in 2009, followed by face recognition at 18.5 percent and iris recognition at 8.3 percent.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi