Biocentric Solutions has unveiled its next generation of biometric technology for authentication with portable computing devices.
Biocentric also rolled out two products based on its next generation technology, the BioSentry for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC, and BioHub for portable computing devices that run in Windows CE.
A portable biometric fingerprint reader designed for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC, BioSentry is used in place of the iPAQ expansion pack to prevent unauthorised access to both the hardware and data on the Pocket PC.
The second version of the BioHub includes a portable fingerprint reader for the Compaq, HP and Casio handheld devices, where a user can choose authentication with or without a smartcard.
Biocentric also unveiled its CombiMemory authentication technology for time and attendance applications, which help companies combat payroll fraud through new fingerprint authentication technology that can be integrated into a company's existing time and attendance systems.
The new application is designed to eliminate the fraudulent payroll practice of 'buddy punching' in which employees punch timecards for associates who are not at work. Specifically, the application requires that employees verify their identity before accessing timekeeping systems.
"In the past, IT managers struggled to find ways to secure information on portable authentication devices," explained Martin Janiak, president and chief executive of Biocentric Solutions.
"Because our advanced technology now enables us to provide user authentication and identification with or without a card, we can help businesses develop stronger, more secure solutions."
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