Datacard Group reveals secure indent module for government credentials
Datacard’s new MX Series Secure Indent Module promises to deliver high-quality indent printing that adds tactile elements to national IDs, driver’s licenses and other card credentials.
The new Secure Indent Module is designed to operate in alignment with the Datacard MX Series card issuance system as well as provide variable and tactile elements that physically alter the card adding security at time of personalization, helping with tamper resistance, fraud deterrence, alteration and counterfeiting.
The Secure Indent Module can be used with numerous card types as well as various card overlays and protective coatings. Secure tactile features include a wide variety of alpha numeric and custom characters along with the ability to indent vertically or horizontally on the front or back of the card. Also designed as a cost-effective solution, the new module also offers several scalable configurations to meet a wide range of performance requirements.
Precise releases fingerprint software for Android
Precise Biometrics Inc. launched a new software product designed and optimized for embedding fingerprint verification on smart phones and tablets. Precise BioMatch Mobile supports Android and in the future will also support other mobile operating systems.
The new product will be offered to mobile device manufacturers and component providers worldwide. Fingerprint Cards, manufacturer of fingerprint sensors for mobile devices, have already licensed the product.
Precise BioMatch Mobile works with all major sensors in the market, both swipe and area sensors, and has been enhanced for mobile usage to allow for handset specific performance optimization beyond the recorded MINEX test performance.
Ingersoll Rand details biometrics at Critical Facilities Summit
With an increasing number of applications moving to the cloud , the number of data centers and critical infrastructures has seen exponential growth around the globe. Whether at the front door, throughout the facility or at independent cages, data centers are putting biometric readers to work, assuring only authorized individuals gain entry. The Critical Facilities Summit in the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center, October 21-23, 2013, will see Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies lead a discussion on using biometrics for physical access.
The panel discussion, entitled “Protecting Data Centers with Biometrics,” will feature an educational session to be held at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 22. Leading the discussion will be Raj Venkat, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ vice president and general manager of readers and credentials.
According to Venkat, the challenge with offsite storage and data management facilities has been how best to provide employees, customers and maintenance personnel with immediate access while also producing a level of security appropriate for the value of the data being protected.
Data-dependent companies need a solution that accommodates a large number of infrequent users, and simple card-based systems are no longer proving a viable solution. Forgotten and misplaced cards degrade the effectiveness of a security system, and offsite data facilities cannot rely on customers to remember their card each time they visit and reissuing takes too much time — it’s expensive and can lead to breeches.