SRI rebrands as Princeton Identity
Princeton Identity Inc., formerly a line of business of SRI International marketed under the SRI Identity brand, launched operation today as an independent company. Princeton Identity will continue to build on SRI’s legacy of delivering biometric technologies for a wide range of government and commercial applications, as well as for mainstream physical identity access management applications.
Funding for the launch of Princeton Identity as an independent entity came primarily from Samsung Ventures, a longtime SRI International collaborator on iris biometric technology projects.
SecuGen unveils combined fingerprint, smart card reader
The Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV contains SecuGen’s U20, a FAP 20 certified fingerprint sensor combined with Advanced Card Systems’ ACR39U contact smart card reader.
This new product facilitates multi-factor authentication, increasing the degree of security for a wide variety of applications. Such applications include employee identification, physical access control, immigration clearance, patient and health care provider ID and national ID systems.
The Hamster Pro Duo SC/PIV is designed to be compatible with the U.S. FIPS 201 PIV program for government employees as well as the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card Next Generation and U.S. Transportation Worker Identification Credential.
AMAG updates visitor management
AMAG Technology’s has unveiled updates to the Symmetry GUEST visitor management system. Symmetry GUEST operates on most tablets, smart phones or PCs as well as most web browsers enabling pre-registration of visitors. GUEST provides the ability for roving lobby ambassadors or self-service kiosks to check-in visitors, contractors or visiting employees. The enterprise level solution fits any size organization.
Symmetry GUEST integrates with Symmetry Access Control software, which enables companies to assign temporary access to visitors or employees that have forgotten their badge that coincides with the visit length and status of the visit. Symmetry GUEST will automatically create bar code credentials and assign them to each visitor on the fly, as well as allows companies to assign their chosen credentials.
Companies can create default access levels based on visitor type and/or per building, simplifying employee involvement while increasing security. For VIPs and visitor’s needing access to sensitive areas, employees can duplicate their own access levels within the Symmetry access control system and provide their same level of access to their visitor. Symmetry GUEST creates a bar code on any chosen badge stock for the visitor to use throughout their stay.
The integration with Symmetry also lets GUEST administrators create reports on events, transactions and visitor status records. Sophisticated reporting capabilities allow companies to meet the strict audit and compliance requirements demanded by regulated industries.
Identity management data in GUEST allows for reception to easily confirm valid employees who have forgotten their badge and require temporary access for the day.
Symmetry GUEST now integrates with E-Seek driver’s license scanners to scan a visitor’s driver’s license. Scanning prompts Symmetry GUEST to automatically find pre-registered visitors and begins the check-in process automatically. If a visitor cannot be found, GUEST will utilize the visitor’s information collected from the scanned credential and automatically create a new visit in the system to begin the check in process.