NEC has unveiled a contact less hybrid finger sensor that can at one time capture both the finger print impressions and the finger vein images without needing to actually touch the sensing device.
This feature of the HS100-10 eliminates the risk of forgery and cheating when it is used in applications such as identification systems. The sensing device can easily and accurately track even minute details of even dry or excessively moist fingers and finger veins.
The sensing device’s USB interface can be linked to a central computer network to start operating, or alternatively, it can help users access the screensaver. The device is available in both the stand-alone and ActiveDirectory versions. The device can be used with other software that allows for access management such as IBM's Tivoli Access Manager for Enterprise Single Sign-On and Novell's SecureLogin. This minimizes excess user IDs and passwords.
The company has showcased the device at ‘Pulse 2011’ conference that was held in Las Vegas, USA that began on February 27, 2011.