Posts Tagged ‘palm vein’

Intel’s new technology to replace passwords with wave of hand

September 14, 2012 1 comment


The end of passwords?

Intel has developed a new prototype technology which claimed to do away with password for online banking, social networks and email, and instead provide access to them by just waving of hands.

The prototype technology, known as Client Based Authentication Technology, will replace passwords as well as enhance the process for accessing bank accounts, stock portfolios and other cloud-based personal data, Intel said.

Intel researchers have employed the technology in a tablet with new software and a biometric sensor that can recognise the patterns of veins on a person’s palm to access these services.

Claimed to enhance security, the new technology will Read more…

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Fla. schools use palm vein for lunch payments

January 26, 2012 1 comment

By Ross Mathis, Contributing Editor, AVISIAN Publications

The Pinellas County School Board District in Clearwater, Fla. has paired up with technology provider Fujitsu Frontech North America to provide a reliable and secure method of handling school food service program transactions.

With more than 102,000 students, the district is the seventh largest in the state and the 24th largest in the nation. Efficiently serving this large population has, at times, proven challenging for the district, particularly in the school cafeteria snack and lunch lines.

Officials have tried everything from swipe cards to PINs, none of which seemed to help. The district even tested a fingerprint scanning system but it proved unreliable. “Students would place their finger on the scanner and leave behind oil, dirt, and residues. This would cause the system to malfunction or freeze up delaying the cafeteria lunch lines,” said Art Dunham, director of Food Service Department at Pinellas County Schools.

Then the district learned about vascular biometrics. Unlike other biometrics, Read more…

St. Joseph takes lunchtime high tech

August 18, 2011 Comments off


Drake Aymond reaches out to use a palm scanner that relays information to the cafeteria computer at St. Joseph Catholic School. The new system provides a secure way to keep track of lunch balances, decreases the amount of time in lunch lines and provides security for each student’s account. / Jim Hudelson/The Times

Students at St. Joseph Catholic School are moving through the lunch line faster than ever thanks to biometric hand scanners.

The school, which houses more than 500 prekindergarten through eighth-grade students, this week began using new palm scanners in its cafeteria as a means for students to purchase lunch. The scanner creates an image of the student’s palm and relays that information to a database where the student’s account information is stored.

With the scan of a palm, the scanner is able to show medical and allergy information, as well as keep a running account balance that can notify parents when it becomes low.

Previously, the school used lunch identification numbers for students, but Principal Susan Belanger said the new technology makes lunchtime seamless.

“This technology not only expedites Read more…

Biometric access could control South Africa schools

July 13, 2011 Comments off


Liam Terblanche, CIO at Accsys

Many schools in South Africa may have considered biometric access control as a means of combating truancy and ensuring learner safety and security.

In the UK, an estimated 30% of all schools use biometric access control.  Although concerns have been raised over privacy and the collection of fingerprints into national data sets, the Data Protection Act (1998) of that country allows schools to record fingerprint biometrics without the consent of the parents.

In South Africa, however, the almost to be promulgated Protection of Personal Information (POPI) bill prevents the collection of personal information without the written consent of the individual, or that of a legal guardian in the case of minors.  (See section 25 – Prohibition on processing of special personal information).

This would imply that, even if a school’s governing body agrees to the implementation of biometric access control at a school, the individual learners would still be able to Read more…