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Fingerprint Cards’ biometric sensor and software chosen by Sentry for converged access control

Fingerprint Cards’ biometric sensor and software chosen by Sentry for converged access control

Fingerprint Cards will supply its FPC T-Shape biometric sensor module, along with access control software for a combined physical and logical access control security credential.

Sentry Enterprises, a Chicago-based maker of converged biometric identification solutions, has reached a volume agreement for T-Shape sensor modules, and will integrate FPC-BEP software with its SentryCard credential to address market demand for enhanced security in various industries, including financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

SentryCard leverages existing physical access control infrastructure, replacing standalone biometric solutions. It supports multiple industry standard protocols, along with GDPR and CCPA regulatory compliance and broader privacy standards with on-card biometric data storage and matching.

“We chose biometric technology from Fingerprints as it is the leading biometrics company with proven and cutting-edge biometric performance. Our collaboration is wide ranging from product design and integration to system design and manufacturing,” says Sentry Enterprises President and CEO Mark Bennett.

The new integrated access control credential is intended to provide more seamless and secure authentication than PINs and passwords for large multinational enterprises. The companies say it can provide a convenient and cost-effective way to keep workplaces safe with controlled building access and logins to corporate systems and applications. Biometrics can also enable convenience, time savings and flexibility, such as for remote working, while also avoiding contact with shared surfaces in office environments.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Sentry Enterprises and to see our sensors and software continuing to gain new ground with the access control market, where there is an increased demand for secure, convenient and trusted biometric solutions,” comments Michel Roig, SVP Business Line Payment & Access at Fingerprint Cards.

SentryCard is expected to reach general availability in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Fingerprint Cards has taken on physical and logical access control as a focus area, with Global Marketing Manager Maria Pihlström recently arguing for a reappraisal of the infrastructure currently used by businesses in light of the threat environment.

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