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Redrock Biometrics introduces palm-based authentication solution


PalmID, a market-ready, palm-based authentication solution by Redrock Biometrics is now available commercially. PalmID features enrollment portability, so when users enroll with PalmID on one device, they are automatically enrolled on other devices with PalmID installed.

Redrock also revealed that it joined the Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator program to speed development of the PalmID solution. Redrock will work closely with Wells Fargo business and technology leaders through the program, exploring use cases and experimenting with the PalmID biometric solution.

“We see numerous applications for PalmID biometric authentication in payments, banking, and other financial institutions,” said Bipin Sahni, head of Innovation Research & Development for the Wells Fargo Innovation Group. “We are excited to collaborate with Redrock Biometrics on new ways to keep critical information safe and secure.”

PalmID SDK is available for sign-in authentication for Windows, Android, iOS, Mac OS, and Linux, as well as configurable for stand-alone and client-server architectures. The solution can be integrated into any device with an RGB or IR camera and CPU. According to a company statement, end use applications include point-of-sale systems and ATMs, as well as consumer electronics, AR/VR, medical equipment, IOT and automotive.

PalmID converts the palm image into a unique signature and authenticates the user in 10-100 milliseconds depending on CPU speed. The Palm ID Capture Module uses machine vision techniques to detect the palm in a video stream and pass its descriptor for enrollment or verification. The PalmID Matching Module can run server side or locally and matches the verification request against the enrollment template, using proprietary algorithms tested against tens of thousands of palms.

“Palm-based biometrics are an ideal authentication solution for the payments, banking and e-commerce markets due to ease of deployment by POS providers, consumer electronics and ATM manufacturers, as well as ease of use by consumers,” said Hua Yang, co-founder and CEO of Redrock Biometrics. “The portability feature designed into PalmID is likely to increase consumer acceptance of biometrics as an authentication solution.”

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