International Electronics Introduces BioRead 1000 for Biometrics-Based Access Control

CANTON, Mass. -- BioRead 1000 Eliminates Cards, PIN's or Keys International Electronics, Inc., (IEI) (NASDAQ:IEIBC), a leading manufacturer of electronic access control and asset management products for industrial and commercial applications, today announced availability of the BioRead 1000 Fingerprint Access System, a finger-only biometric solution specifically designed for small stand-alone applications.

The BioRead 1000 is suited for access control solutions requiring a higher level of security than provided by cards or PINS. Biometric authentication verifies individuals through a unique physical characteristic rather than the credential they carry or the PIN they enter at a keypad. The BioRead 1000 prevents unauthorized individuals from gaining access to a higher security area by using someone else's credential or PIN.

"The BioRead 1000 is a very attractive solution for specific environments," said John Waldstein, CEO of International Electronics. "By broadening our product line with a dependable and simple to use biometric solution, IEI is able to provide users with a full range of access control solutions, from single stand-alone doors to networked installations encompassing hundreds of doors. Like all our access control products, the BioRead 1000 is supported with a technical support staff and a minimum 2-year product warranty."

The BioRead 1000 stores fingerprint templates of up to 90 users. A hand-held programmer is used to initiate enrollment and other programming functions. It can be installed to send a Wiegand signal for each successful fingerprint authentication, allowing connection to an IEI Secured Series HubMax(TM) II, or MiniMax(TM) II controller for networked environments.

Key Features of the BioRead 1000 include:

-- Finger only - no card required

-- No PC or software needed

-- Separate door controller for increased security in stand alone applications

-- 90 templates

-- Add/delete users with a hand-held programmer

-- Authenticate in less than 2 seconds

-- Option for Wiegand output

The BioRead 1000 Fingerprint Access System is available immediately from most security distributors.