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Lumidigm’s new Windows PC-based biometrics application provides upto 20% more reliability

Published on 3 November, 2011

Lumidigm announced that its new Mariner fingerprint reader extends the reliable reading accuracy of multispectral imaging to popular, value-conscious, Windows PC-based biometrics applications. The new Mariner sensors make biometric authentication simple and affordable for real business applications in industries ranging from healthcare to transportation, logistics, passenger ID, heavy industry, construction and others that require the durability and reliability that have been unavailable until now. Up to 20 percent more reliable than conventional sensors, the Mariner sensor quickly and easily delivers a high-quality fingerprint to Windows PC for authentication.

"With Mariner, we are able to bring the field-proven Lumidigm Advantage to more users in more markets," emphasises Phil Scarfo, Lumidigm senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "Disappointed in conventional fingerprint sensors to date, serious business customers have been looking for a biometric sensor that doesn't require them to compromise durability, reliability or convenience. With Mariner, we are offering extremely fast, durable and reliable business-class biometric readers for desktop user authentication and other Windows PC-based applications, even special mission-critical healthcare applications."

According to Scarfo, unlike conventional biometrics technologies which rely on ideal conditions and clean surface contact alone, Mariner's multispectral imaging reads both surface and subsurface fingerprints in the cold, hot, wet, dirty and dry conditions that impede traditional biometric sensors.

As a result, the new Mariner fingerprint sensor brings the Lumidigm Advantage to a wide range of business opportunities such as secure data access to multi-user workstations, electronic medical records, enterprise single sign on, point of sale applications, time and attendance data collection, quality control and standards compliance, laboratory equipment sign-on, data network access and other Windows-based applications in which organisations need to get a fast fingerprint read on the first try. Mariner now brings these benefits to the desktop and Windows-powered devices in a small, easy-to-use, durable package that produces a rapid return on investment.

The Mariner sensor is also available as an OEM package, enabling easy integration into PC keyboards, kiosks, handheld devices or virtually any Windows PC-hosted application. This further extends the Lumidigm Advantage to applications requiring strong user authentication and/or non-repudiated audit trails in a world that is wet, dry and dirty. Convenient, lightening fast and easy-to-use, Mariner sensors authenticate quickly and reliably, no matter the person or whether or not their fingers are clean. As a result, Mariner biometric readers facilitate workflow and truly make biometrics a practical and robust reality for more organisations.

The new Mariner fingerprint reader is available now.  It will be showcased at the ASIS Exhibition in Orlando, Fla, September 19-21 in Lumidigm Booth 2937.

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