The ability of our technology to perform under conditions where other technologies fail is precisely what makes a multispectral whole hand sensor of significant interest to the Army
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (PRWEB) September 17, 2008
A further advantage of Lumidigm's whole hand technology is that it is capable of capturing the thumbprint, four fingerprints and a palmprint all with a single placement of the user's hand on a single sensor. These prints may then be compared to data contained in a variety of standard biometric databases for a wide range of military and forensic applications. The same multispectral technology can also be implemented as a physical access device that can perform multibiometric matching to provide an extremely high level of accuracy and performance, enabling true single-factor 1:N security applications.
"Our robust multispectral imaging technology is a natural fit for whole hand biometrics," says Rob Rowe, chief technology officer and co-founder of Lumidigm. Lumidigm's initial whole hand R&D efforts were performed in collaboration with Biometrics Laboratory, Michigan State University, in response to the U.S. Army's call for multimodal biometrics systems under the SBIR program. "The ability of our technology to perform under conditions where other technologies fail is precisely what makes a multispectral whole hand sensor of significant interest to the Army," said Rowe.
Lumidigm will be demonstrating its multispectral and multimodal whole hand technology at the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Technology Expo in Tampa, Florida, from September 23-25, 2008. A portable form factor is planned for deployment in the field by government and commercial partners and could be available in early 2010.
Lumidigm, Inc. deploys biometric systems that work quickly and effectively on all people in all environmental conditions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lumidigm sensors are distributed worldwide. Lumidigm's initial venture capital investors are DFJ New England, Epic Ventures, and International Venture Fund. Other investors include Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Intel Capital, Methode Electronics, Motorola Ventures, New Mexico Co-Investment Partners managed by Fort Washington Capital, Solstice Capital, and Sun Mountain Capital.