In a recent article on Nextgov, Katherine McIntire Peters noted research firm Gartner’s report on 2011 Cool Vendors in IAM (Identity and Access Management). As part of the report, Gartner analysts flagged a handful of companies developing innovative identity management technologies.
|Lumidigm Biometric Technology can capture fingerprint images through gloves|
"These up-and-coming technology providers offer [identity and access management] products and services based on a broad range of technological approaches and delivery models. One trend clearly identifiable throughout their offerings is a serious attempt to deliver IAM components that enhance the user experience to support mission-critical business decisions," analysts wrote in an introduction to the firm's 2011 Cool Vendors in IAM.
Mitrefinch’s biometric technology partner, Lumidigm, was listed as one of the most interesting companies having developed a new kind of fingerprint sensor that employs multispectral imaging. According to Lumidigm, unlike other common biometric sensors, performance isn't affected by moisture, dry or dirty skin, or bright ambient light. Multispectral imaging captures surface and subsurface ridge patterns, and analyses the spectroscopic characteristics of the surface, thereby making it less vulnerable to spoof fingerprints.
The report also mentions that, “a client told Gartner that one particular advantage of the Lumidigm technology is its ability to capture a fingerprint image through a medical glove. Ultrasound sensors can also do this, but they are far bulkier and more expensive, which should make Lumidigm sensors appealing to healthcare delivery organisations”.
Other organisations in the market for fingerprint biometric devices can also benefit from Lumidigm's superior performance. Take for example; Meat Processors who operate in cold, refrigerated areas, or Construction workers with cuts and calluses on their hands, as well as dirt and dust.
In Australia, Mitrefinch is the only Time and Attendance system provider to integrate Lumidigm’s powerful multispectral imaging sensors into all their Biometric Time and Attendance units – from wall mounted clocking terminals to desktop USB devices.
For more information or to see the Lumidigm sensors is action contact Mitrefinch on +61 2 8762 7888 or firstname.lastname@example.org