L-1 Identity Solutions releases 4G FingerVein Station

L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc., a provider of identity solutions and services, announced a new access control solution based on finger vein recognition technology, the 4G FingerVein Station.
According to a release, the L-1 solution incorporates vein recognition and now the Company's line of access control devices now support vein, finger and face recognition.

The company said very dry, dirty or worn fingers pose a challenge for standard fingerprint readers and the 4G FingerVein Station offers an alternative for these conditions found commonly in industrial and manufacturing environments. The use of near-infrared light to gather biometric data means that the condition of the skin surface does not affect accurate processing. Vein patterns are extremely difficult to forge and impossible to manipulate because veins are inside the body and invisible to the eye, making this a secure biometric modality.

The 4G FingerVein Station utilizes finger vein sensor technology from Hitachi and is built on the 4G access control technology platform from L-1. The platform supports a range of security requirements, offering options for single, two or three factor authentication and integration of proximity and smart card readers. It also includes added safety measures with a duress finger option. The platform enables the devices to scale, storing half a million templates for 1:1 verification, a template capacity in the industry.

Lower cost of ownership and reduced maintenance costs are another benefit afforded by the platform. The devices leverage the latest communication standards including Wireless LAN
(WiFi) and take full advantage of IP connectivity for remote device management. They also use replaceable sensor modules for efficient maintenance in the field. Biometric-enabled time and attendance capabilities in the 4G access control devices increase workforce management efficiency. The units include programmable function keys and can send real-time workforce notifications as well as store two million transaction logs.

"With nearly half a million of our access control solutions in use today around the world, our customers have come to rely upon L-1 to deliver a faster and more accurate means of granting employee access to buildings and secure areas using multiple modalities without compromising security," said Rich Agostinelli, President of the Biometrics / Enterprise Access Division.

The 4G FingerVein Station can be used with other 4G access control devices from L-1 to create a mixed installation to meet various requirements. All of the units can be administered through a single management application, SecureAdmin, which monitors and controls any 4G device. The units will be available through third party partners and suppliers beginning in June 2010.