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December 8, 2014


Finger Vein Authentication Technology for Smooth and Accurate Walkthrough-style Personal Verification

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Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of walkthrough-style finger vein authentication technology for security gates in large-scale facilities where people congregate. The technology developed overcomes issues which have previously hindered the application of high precision finger vein technology to walkthrough-style gates, and now enables accurate verification preventing identity fraud just by scanning the fingers as individuals walk through a gate.

Convention centers or sports stadiums, etc., where a large number of people congregate, can easily become the target of criminal activity, and greater security is called for to ensure the safety of the facility. In particular, personal identification is critical to preventing suspicious persons from entering a premise, and therefore interest is growing in biometric identification methods which are relatively difficult to forge.

Hitachi has advanced its original finger vein authentication technology to enable instant detection of the finger veins in various positions and orientations. Through this development, it is now possible to realize high-throughput and high verification accuracy in large-scale facilities where people congregate, simply by having individuals’ scan their fingers as they walk through a security gate.

Walkthrough style finger vein authentication gate developed

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