Lightspeed Technology launches face and iris biometric camera with drastically reduced form factor

Lightspeed Technology launches face and iris biometric camera with drastically reduced form factor

Lightspeed Technology has reduced the physical footprint of its combined facial and iris biometric camera to one third of its previous size with innovative lighting and miniaturized optical technology. This makes it about the size of a smart watch face, many times smaller than traditional fusion cameras, according to an announcement.

The new cameras dimensions are 1.9” X 1.9” X 1.8” D. (4.8 cm X 4.8 cm X 4.6 cm D.), which makes it easier and cheaper for OEM’s to integrate with products including monitor clip-ons, tablets, and touchpads.

“This is a true case of market demand,” said Michael Braithwaite, founder and president of Lightspeed. “Biometric real estate is at an all-time premium. Achieving this level of industry-leading accuracy and security in such a tiny footprint finally removes the two biggest challenges of biometrics all at once: size and cost.”

As with the larger, original version, which was launched earlier this year, the Lightspeed camera captures a single high-quality face and dual iris image within 3 to 5 seconds of “cooperative” video at a distance of 14 to 20 inches with a single illuminator and military-grade optics, according to the company. It also reports typical fusion FAR scores between 10E-20 and 10E-60, which surpasses the national FAR standard of 10E-17 for errorless ID, with an FRR of less than 0.5 percent. The camera confirms liveness without any additional user effort, and the images it captures meet and exceed ISO/IEC standards. Lightspeed digital packets are isolated from personal data following verification, and expire within seconds to reduce privacy risk. It can be deployed to legacy systems, embedded via USB, and is compatible with third-party 2FA verification software.

The company notes the accuracy, size, and price of the camera compare favorably to other multibiometric fusion solutions, and can suit market applications including patient identification, SSO/logon, and physical and logical access control.

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