Sharp Announces biometric technology for Smart Card Initiative

Thursday 29 April 2004 08:59 CET | News

OmniPerception has made its the OmniPerception face recognition technology compatible with Sharp Smart Card technology. Sharps Smart Card is a high performance "one card" solution with built-in 1MB Flash memory that has the ability to store a greater variety of data within an extremely secure environment.This relationship supports each companys initiatives to bring application engineers the fastest, most secure platform for high security applications. As the focus on critical identification technologies for homeland security and access control is increasing, having the ability to integrate technology like OmniPerceptions facial biometrics software and verification algorithms onto Sharps Smart Card gives engineers access to the ideal solution for robust security applications. Through this collaboration, Sharps high performance Smart Card technology now has the capability to easily integrate OmniPerceptions FacialPIN software to facilitate fast, reliable and accurate facial biometric solutions. The OmniPerception face recognition technology is a patent pending technology that incorporates facial biometrics with digital images and which runs at the fastest two seconds or under on only the smallest platforms utilizing 6Kb of code. Unique to this technology are the FacialPIN and verification algorithms that together enable higher accuracy in which the data is secure and never leaves the card. Sharps 16-bit and 32-bit Smart Card technology with embedded 1MB Flash memory is being developed with Sharps 0.18 µm process and five metal-layer connection process to meet the rapidly growing demand for a solution that has the ability to store a great variety of data within an extremely secure environment. Sharps Smart Card technology is capable of storing greater amounts of information, including vector data and biometric identification as well as required recognition algorithms. Applications for these new Smart Cards include high security uses such as physical access control cards, logical access control cards, national identity cards, driver licenses, entitlement cards and bank cards.

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