The use of biometrics has come a long way in recent years, and the release of a new fingerprint reader for rugged conditions from HID is a prime example. The iCLASS SE RB25F reader was recognized as a winner in the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) program, earlier this year.
The reader can work well in rough conditions — increasingly important as fingerprint biometrics finds more uses outside of relatively clean, dry environments
According to HID, the reader increases “image capture performance and fingerprint matching in under a second, significantly reducing delays that were previously symptomatic of biometric solutions.” More specifically, the reader works well in rough conditions — increasingly important as fingerprint biometrics find more uses outside of clean, dry environments.
Multispectral tech powers fingerprint reader for rugged conditions
According to HID, the device’s “multispectral imaging technology captures images from both the surface and sub-surface of the skin so that all types of fingerprints, from people of any age, can be read quickly and reliably in cold, dry, dirty, wet and other challenging environmental conditions.”
Not only that, HID says that when “coupled with trusted liveness detection for spoof prevention, the iCLASS SE RB25F reader provides real-time validation that fingerprints are genuine and belong to a living person who is physically present at the authentication point.”
Additionally, the fingerprint reader also includes built-in optical tamper protection, and supports the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), along with HID’s Seos technology for multi-layered authentication between the reader and credentials.
At the SIA New Product Showcase program earlier this year, the fingerprint reader for rugged conditions was announced as the winner in the user authentication, identification, credentialing and management category.
“This is a major validation of our fingerprint reader from the industry’s leading trade association for global security solution providers,” said Harm Radstaak, vice president and managing director of Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global. “Our new reader has been singled out from a very large group of hardware and software products that use biometric and other authentication technologies along with credential management solutions across a wide variety of use cases. It is uniquely positioned to help bring biometrics to a wide range of real-life physical access control applications and environments.”