ePortID™ leverages the power
of the Fujitsu PalmSecure® technology to provide the
best biometric solutions on the market.
A Review Of Biometrics.
A biometric is a unique physical attribute belonging to an individual and is used for identity verification. It can be a fingerprint, an iris, facial characteristics or the pattern of veins under the skin.
After extensive experience of deploying biometrics and practical experience in the field, ePortID decided palm vein scanning was the best, most effective, least intrusive and easiest biometric to deploy. The following is a review of our reasons.
With the exception of palm vein scanning, all other biometric measures are external and can be copied and cloned.
Why Palm Vein Scanning?
Palm vein scanning is the only internal measure of identity that cannot be copied or cloned and, as such, is unbeatable.
Palm vein scanning uses a near infrared light (about the same strength as your TV remote) to illuminate the vein pattern under the skin. From more than five million reference points an encrypted template is created and used for rapid identification (about one (1) second).
An individual is accurately identified using the complex vein pattern in the palm of their hand. The technology is incredibly secure – only granting access if blood is flowing through the circulatory system.
The image capture and matching processes is contactless with no need to touch the sensor’s surface, making it very hygienic. A person’s palm-vein pattern remains the same throughout their life.
Every palm-vein pattern is unique. Individuals have different patterns in their left and their right hands, and even identical twins have different patterns.
Age, the work you do, medical conditions, manual labor, hand lotion, dirt or grease on the fingers all negatively impact fingerprint scan accuracy.
A major concern is the transmission of Covid 19, flu or other viruses from fingerprint contact.
Fingerprints can be faked !
Iris or retina scans
It was thought eyes never change and the pattern an iris or retina scanner uses for identification is always constant. However over time there are subtle changes which affects successful pattern recognition.
In addition iris scanners can be tricked.
People don't like their eyes being bathed by infra-red light believing it damages their eyes. Right or wrong, perception is reality.
Facial recognition is increasingly perceived as invasive technology. There is broadening legislation to put limitations on facial recognition technology.
There is an expanding body of evidence showing failures and mis-identification of people. A recent study by NIST has shown that masks interfere with facial recognition system to the point of failure.