Covadis, a developer of biometric solutions, has launched its latest reader that uses encryption and chip cards in addition to fingerprints.
The reader, called Auriga, can be used for either logical or physical access control and is designed for use in commercial, financial or government applications.
Specifically, Covadis touts the Auriga’s ability to store up to 50,000 fingerprint templates and compare up to 20,000 for authentication as being particularly suitable for government purposes such as identity documents.
Other touted aspects of the new reader include its compatibility with most smart cards, match-on-card technology and match-on-device technology. Additionally, the reader operates by authenticating on the device itself ensuring that a user’s biometric data not travel in less secure communication methods to be allowed access to a program, device or area.