3D desk camera for computer authentification

Toronto – Bioscrypt announced what it said is the world’s first 3D face recognition camera for use in authenticating individuals accessing a computer.

The VisionAccess 3D DeskCam performs both verification and identification operations. It also accommodates varying poses of the head, as well as a wide range of lighting conditions, to provide a convenient, non-contact method of authentication with a high level of accuracy.

The company said the 3D DeskCam meets the market demand for a hands free and secure authentication solution that does not require users to remember passwords, tokens or cards to log on to their computer. Integrated with Bioscrypt VeriSoft SSO, authentication with the camera can automatically initiate network logon and/or single sign-on to pre-registered web-based or Microsoft Windows applications.

A single enrolment will create a template that can be used for authentication at both the physical access reader and the logical access reader, providing what it calls a door to desktop biometric authentication solution.

The 3D DeskCam comes in a 3-inch tall, half inch wide desktop form factor. The camera connects via a single USB interface to a PC or laptop, and provides sub-second authentication using advanced 3D facial surface recognition.

The 3D DeskCam provides an intuitive, contactless recognition system using 40,000 points in a 3D mesh. It will be shipping to customers, integrators and partners in the second half of 2007.

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