New fingerprint biometric scanner announced in Japan

A new fingerprint biometric scanner in Japan recently was announced.

New fingerprint biometric scanner announced in Japan

As the world continues to look to biometric identification solutions to improve security, a Japanese technology company recently released a new system that can locate a person among millions of records in only two seconds, according to a recent Mainichi Daily News report.

The biometric system scans fingerprints, as well as blood vessel patterns of the subject's palm. This new technology is also the first to offer the ability to check 1 million records in a short period of time, the report stated.

Biometric information is generally associated with ID cards, but, according to the company, the latest technology may be used for security purposes without the need for plastic cards. The company also said it hopes to offer the technology to government services for increased security measures.

"We think it'll be possible to design a system that could cover about 100 million people, almost equal to the entire population of Japan, in the future," said the company.

Japan is not the only country looking to biometrics for security purposes. According to RNCOS, the worldwide biometrics market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 23 percent from 2011 to 2013.

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