Frost & Sullivan recently recognized Recognition Systems, Inc. with awards in two independent studies. Recognition Systems was named recipient of the 2004 Application Market Penetration Leadership Award for access control and time and attendance applications in Frost & Sullivan’s study, World Biometrics Market, and received the 2004 Technology Leadership Award in Frost & Sullivan’s Technical Insights study, Advances in Aviation Security Technologies. Recognition Systems is part of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited’s (NYSE: IR) Security and Safety Group, Electronic Access Control Division.
The Application Market Penetration Leadership Award recognized Recognition Systems’ strong market presence in the biometrics industry and its effective penetration into the physical access/time and attendance segment.
“Recognition Systems is not only a global pioneer and leader in the hand geometry biometrics segment, but has also successfully leveraged its diverse expertise to offer fingerprint products for access control applications,” notes Prianka Chopra, industry manager with Frost & Sullivan.
The physical access control/time and attendance segment has been the largest revenue generating application for the total biometrics market and its value is expected to continue rising. Recognition Systems is the world’s largest biometric supplier for access control/time and attendance applications thereby ensuring its future as one of the principal biometric companies.
Recognition Systems has successfully demonstrated its leadership in the physical control/time and attendance biometrics market through an unparalleled list of successful implementations across the world. Recognition Systems’ varied expertise is reflected in the diversity of its users. Its projects have helped government agencies, universities, airports, nuclear power plants, retail chain stores, financial institutions, hospitals, and other users to cut costs and simultaneously increase security level.
“The reliability of Recognition System’s hand geometry technology coupled with its ability to meet the ever changing demands of its customers is reflected in the high degree of awareness and acceptance for its biometric solutions,” concludes Chopra.
Award for Technology Innovation
Recognition Systems also received the 2004 Technology Leadership Award in recognition of its pioneering role in the development of hand recognition technology and in particular for its development of innovative HandKey and FingerKey systems that are now installed in high profile locations across the world, including airports in the United States, Israel and the Republic of Korea.
For instance, the San Francisco International Airport, which has used the HandKeys to increase security since 1993, added more of the same to its additional international terminal in 1999. The HandKey product line is used at the Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, OH. Handreaders were installed in September 2003 to monitor and control the movement of employees in secure areas.
“San Francisco International Airport controls access to over 180 doors and has more than 18,000 individuals enrolled in its system, which performs more than 25,000 biometric checks daily,” notes Frost & Sullivan’s industry analyst Michael Valenti. “No other biometric technology has demonstrated this impressive long-term reliability in the aviation environment.”
Recognition Systems handreaders are also used to speed security for pre-screened travelers through the immigration and security checks at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
About Recognition Systems
Founded in 1986, Recognition Systems, Inc. is a pioneer in the use of Hand Geometry biometrics across several vertical and application segments. With over 75,000 hand geometry units throughout the world, Recognition System’s hand recognition technology is used in access control, time and attendance, and identification applications. The company is a leader in biometric verification devices and serves an international clientele from its headquarters in Campbell, Calif. The hand geometry website is www.handreader.com and the phone number is 408-341-4100. Recognition Systems is the biometric component of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited’s (NYSE: IR) Security & Safety Group’s Electronic Access Control Division. For more information, please visit the Ingersoll-Rand web site www.irco.com.
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