BIO-key International, a developer of biometric systems and solutions, has announced the launch of a fingerprint-based system called TruDonor ID. TruDonor ID is designed as a biometric solution for blood banks and others in the blood collection industry and serves as a means of positive identification of blood donors.
The new system is meant to replace the manual system that required a worker at one of the blood collection centers to record a donor’s ID number or information from an official ID.
Both of these old standards for identifying donors is prone to mistakes and can take time, however, BIO-key asserts that their new system solves these issues by replacing all of it with a simple fingerprint scan. Further, the TruDonor ID system is able to either interface with an existing donor management system or operate as a standalone solution.
In addition to simply selling the package as a software solution, however, it is also a service solution as it comes with an agreement to be serviced remotely by trained IT technicians. BIO-key officials are claiming this as the first software as a service solution for the biometrics industry and are elated with the promise the technology holds as experts have projected 20% growth in the software as a service industry over the coming years.