Biometrics System speeds identification process.

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MultiFinger Biometrics System scans 4 fingers simultaneously for border checkpoint, passenger boarding, and high security applications. In 1:1 verification mode, scanned fingers are linked with identification document that is read in by integrated document scanner. During 1:n identification process, no identification document is scanned, since person of interest is identified solely by comparing automated fingerprints with those in database.

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DERMALOG to Unveil MultiFinger Biometrics and eBorder Kiosk Solutions at CeBIT

HAMBURG, Germany, March 6/ --DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH will be unveiling two revolutionary new solutions at this year's CeBIT: a four finger identification system called MultiFinger Biometrics, and a biometric eBorder kiosk. These two products from the Hamburg-based market leader are completely new biometric identification systems that simultaneously scan four fingers with optimal security and speed for border checkpoint, passenger boarding and high security applications.

Hamburg-based DERMALOG Identification Systems is a world market leader in AFIS (automated fingerprint identification system) technology. Up until now, the software developer has specialised in public sector solutions. In 2005 the company's products were the top performer in the largest comparative European field study of biometric verification systems ever conducted. The test, called BiopII, was conducted at the Frankfurt airport by the German ministry of information technology security and the German FBI.

But now, with the development of the unique four-finger Multifinger Biometrics identification system, DERMALOG has taken a vanguard position in the field of automated fingerprint identification. The new system can be readily integrated into existing security applications such as the company's compact and user friendly eBorder kiosk, in which the MultiFinger solution will be presented at CeBIT.

Main advantages: optimal security and speed
The new DERMALOG MultiFinger Biometrics system scans four fingers simultaneously, thus providing the user with an extremely high level of security thanks to this multibiometric capability. "Because each human finger embodies a unique biometry, the capacity to scan four fingers at once provides the user, thanks to this multibiometry, with approximately ten times more security for each set of fingerprints," says DERMALOG CEO Gunther Mull.

"Moreover, the simultaneous capture of multiple fingerprints with a single scanning process expedites fingerprinting by several orders of magnitude relative to other technologies." This means that the DERMALOG MultiFinger Biometrics will soon make long lines at security checkpoints a thing of the past.

Improved security for border checkpoint and passenger boarding applications

MultiFinger Biometrics provides the border checkpoint and aircraft or ship boarding user with two different database search options: a 1:1 verification search or a 1:n identification search.

In 1:1 verification mode, the scanned fingers are linked with an identification document that is read in by the integrated DERMALOG document scanner. The process of scanning in the fingers and document takes less than one second, as does the automated comparison. At CeBIT, this application will be integrated into the DERMALOG eBorder kiosk.

No identification document is scanned in during the 1:n identification process, since the person of interest is identified solely by comparing their automated fingerprints with those in a database. This process is even quicker, since only the fingers need to be scanned. In addition to border check and passenger boarding applications, the DERMALOG MultiFinger Biometrics system can also be used at banks, government buildings,
conferences, trade shows, and casinos.

DERMALOG's presentation at CeBIT 2006 will feature more than just the revolutionary MultiFinger Biometrics system. Although this solution will undoubtedly be the highlight of the company's stand, DERMALOG will also be presenting its other highly reliable solutions. "We are of course very pleased to have the opportunity to unveil our revolutionary four-finger Multifinger Biometrics identification system," said Mr. Mull. "But at this year's CeBIT, we will also be showing the highly reliable and effective systems that have made us market leaders in the field of biometric
identification." For example, the DERMALOG stand will also feature the company's passport scanning system for border checkpoints, as well as other large scale biometric fingerprinting systems that DERMALOG has installed worldwide.

At this year's CeBIT (March 9-15), DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH can be found at stand C 44 in Hall 7.

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