HID Global adds liveness detection to Lumidigm M-Series fingerprint solutions

February 10, 2017 - 

HID Global has made several improvements to its compact Lumidigm M-Series fingerprint solutions with liveness detection, enabling OEMs and IT security integrators to deliver cost-effective authentication solutions.

The newly-improved fingerprint solutions deliver the ease-of-use and reliability of multispectral imaging technology to a range of applications including time and attendance, physical access control, banking, and healthcare.

“The M-Series family delivers proven biometric identity protection that outperforms competitors with reliable image capture for users in all conditions and high-performance liveness detection that prevents fraudulent use of fake or stolen biometric data,” said Mike Chaudoin, HID Global’s senior director of product marketing. “M‑Series solutions combine enhanced accuracy with a simple user experience that increases productivity while reducing threats from cyber criminals looking to impersonate legitimate users.”

Equipped with patented Lumidigm multispectral imaging technology, the M-Series captures the user’s fingerprint data from the skin’s surface and subsurface and matches it across all demographic groups in diverse operating conditions.

While other devices often use soft coatings or materials that can be easily scratched or damaged, M-Series has a durable hard glass surface that reduces field repairs.

Enhanced M-Series sensors and modules are available in embedded (M32x) or streaming (M31x) operating modes.

The solution has several features including M32x embedded devices process biometric data on-device, with updated image capture firmware for 2x or better usability, double the 1:N search capacity, high-performance liveness detection, and a top MINEX III algorithm with ANSI 378 and ISO 19794-2 template support, along with Lumidigm SDK 6.1 which includes improved 1:1 and 1:N performance on compatible USB hosts.

HID Global is also offering a new developer kit to provide the tools required to integrate these devices into existing M-Series applications, as well as to create new designs and applications.

Last month, HID Global launched what it calls the industry’s first end-to-end identity access management solution that enables government agencies and other organizations requiring higher security to use a single credential for accessing doors, IT systems, networks and data.

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