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fingerprint

an impression taken of the indents present on the finger tips. These have been used in the detection of crime since before the Fingerprint Bureau at Scotland Yard was established in 1901, relying on the hypothesis that no two people have the same fingerprint. The first conviction was secured in 1902. The process works by comparing distinctive features of the suspect print with a print found at the scene of the crime. Palm prints were used in 1931. In 2002 it was accepted that ear print evidence might be admissible but that scientific misgiving meant that it could be subject to critical cross-examination. The process is now computerized. See e.g. AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AFIS). While the roots of the use of fingerprints are in criminal investigation, computerization means that the same concept and technology can be used for basic civilian identification purposes, even secure use of personal equipment.
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Unlike other USB fingerprint readers that are on a memory key or include a lengthy cable and are designed for desktops, Eikon mini can remain plugged into a notebook indefinitely, providing ultra-portable convenience and security for users in the office or on the road.
Unfortunately, latest leaks and reports about the S9 also strongly suggest that it won't have an in-display fingerprint reader, leading many fans to pass on the expectation to the Galaxy Note 9.
Guatemala's Banrural has experimented with the technology in one of its branches and is now committed to a three-year plan to issue smart cards to its clients and install the fingerprint readers and cash machines in all its branches.
The new Eikon offering further simplifies the use of VIP solution as a second factor for authentication while making use of hardware features embedded in the fingerprint reader to bolster security.
com/iphone-11-features-release-date-everything-we-know-so-far-2626315) iPhone 11 with in-display fingerprint reader, or the company's patent was approved a little too late.
The M2-FuseID device is the only smart fingerprint reader that can perform both 1:1 and 1:N server-side matching of both fingerprint and finger vein templates.
The airport has installed Bioscrypt V-Smart fingerprint readers to control personnel access at the facility, which serves private and business aircraft.
Sagem has unveiled what it claims to be the world's first dual-band GSM mobile phone that includes a fingerprint reader on the back for enhanced user security.
Precise Biometrics and SecuGen will be demonstrating a fingerprint reader with anti-spoofing capabilities at Connect:ID, being held May 1-3, 2017 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
MasterCard is testing a bank card that includes an embedded fingerprint reader that would act as a layer of biometric authentication for card payments in place of a PIN, (https://techcrunch.
The BioPointe Fingerprint Reader with Wiegand output from Keri Systems of San Jose, California, has been designed for use on the PXL-500W Tiger Controller or other Wiegand-compatible controller.
Only requires a fingerprint reader or sensor, no smart card or token is needed.