CPI, Zwipe partner on easy biometric upgrade for data center cabinets

Chatsworth Products (CPI) has partnered with Zwipe on a highly secure, easy-to-deploy, dual-factor biometric access control system for data center cabinets using Zwipe Access Cards and CPI Electronic Access Control (EAC) Solutions. Zwipe Access offers contactless, biometric authentication in a fingerprint-activated card. By touching the sensor on the card, the card owner verifies their identity, and the positive fingerprint authentication allows the card to communicate with the reader. The fingerprint data is registered and securely encrypted and stored on the

Bioconnect releases dual-factor fingerprint plus card lock for data centers

BioConnect has released CabinetShield, a dual-factor fingerprint plus card lock designed to fit onto the most common server cabinets in a data center. The product has an HID multiCLASS read head with a fingerprint sensor, allowing it to support finger only, and card plus finger deployments. CabinetShield was designed to provide a secure solution for server cabinets in the data center , providing colocation providers and their customers with greater visibility into access events throughout the entire facility. Depending on

UIDAI raising authentication capacity

The Unique Identification Authority of India, the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, is acquiring new hardware to raise its authentication capacity to 100 million transactions a day, according to a report by the Economic Times. “Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is in process of procurement of necessary hardware for enhancing its authentication capacity to 10 crore transactions a day,” P.P. Chaudhary, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, told Parliament in a response to an inquiry about how


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EMKA and Digitus Biometrics using BioConnect platform for data center access control solution

EMKA and Digitus Biometrics have announced a new technology partnership using the BioConnect identity management platform to provide a new, fully-integrated biometric access control solution that synchronizes with major access control management (ACM) solutions. “Biometric technology at the cabinet is meeting the need for high level security at customer server cabinet enclosures, but the customer often wants the option of seamlessly tying it into their entry system and building management system as well,” explains EMKA M.D. Andy Billingham. “Until recently

BioConnect biometric ID solution provides secure access to London data center

BioConnect has successfully deployed its BioConnect Identity Platform and Suprema biometric hardware for access control at Netwise Hosting Ltd’s colocation data center facility in London, UK. The move comes a couple weeks after Suprema launched the BioConnect Identity Platform. BioConnect’s platform eliminates the need to manage point-to-point integrations as it combines Suprema biometric readers with over 20 access control system providers. As Netwise Hosting looks to expand its offering with the development of an additional 11,000 square foot data center

Entertech releases white paper on deployment of biometric hardware for access control at London data center

Entertech Systems has released a new white paper discussing the deployment of Suprema biometric hardware for access control at City Lifeline, a data center in central London. Entertech is the official operating partner of biometrics firm Suprema Inc. in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Puerto Rico. City Lifeline is a secure provider of shared data center space with over 28,000 square feet and capacity for over 600 racks. The data center operates to tier 3 standards of

Biometrics in the data center, fingerprints, authentication and privacy concerns top this week’s news

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week Authentication A recent White House report has found that Federal agencies have been slow to adopt two factor authentication despite an order more than a decade ago that Federal agencies secure their information systems with strong authentication technologies. Biometrics in mobile devices will generate US$9 billion by 2018 for the biometrics industry through multi-factor authentication services and the approval of instant electronic

Digitus Biometrics releases combined smartcard and fingerprint access control solution

Digitus Biometrics announced it has released db DualLock, a solution the company refers to as the industry’s first access control swing-lock that enables dual-factor authentication at the cabinet door. Db DualLock combines advanced fingerprint biometrics technology with the latest innovations in RFID smartcard technology, enabling it to compare the probe biometric sample with the biometric reference on board the card. This so-called “match on card” technology is able to address privacy concerns, as well as some scalability and integration challenges.

Entertech, Digitus Biometrics launch enterprise access control system for data centers

In a new partnership, Entertech Systems and Digitus Biometrics have integrated Entertech’s BioConnect identity management platform with the Digitus db Bus and db Cabinet Sentry for server cabinet access control to launch a fully-integrated solution called db BioConnect. The new biometric access control system lets company data centers, colocation data centers and IT room customers simplify biometric implementation, enrollment and management for access control of perimeter doors, interior rooms, cages and now server racks all integrated into one identity platform.