Biometric Screening: The Future of Food Processing Technology?

biometric identification managementThis post comes from the writing team at Viking Food Solutions, Australia’s leading supplier of Butcher Shop and Meat Processing Machinery.

Foodborne Illness

We have had many unintentional foodborne illnesses transmitted to consumers this past year. For example, these have come through such companies as Chipolte’s, Wegmans, Dove candies, Trader Joe’s, and a host of others with less notoriety. Foodborne illness is a complex problem involving the producer, the land, equipment used to nurture, harves, and prepare food for transportation, processing and packaging, maintaining product integrity on its way to market, and actual consumer use of the product once received. Continue reading →

5 Reasons Why Integrating a Biometric Time Clock Saves Money

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Biometric time clock saves money by eliminating time theft and increasing productivity.

Managing employee time and attendance is a vital part of any businesses and since it is directly associated with measuring productivity, weaknesses and vulnerabilities could have serious negative consequences to the bottom line. Productivity declines that impact profits force companies to look for a more secure, accurate, and cost effective way of managing employee time and attendance. Often times, the answer to increasing employee productivity can be found through the use of a biometric time clock.

Although there is very little argument regarding the security and convenience of using biometric time clocks, many people question the cost effectiveness of this cutting edge technology. In today’s post we will discuss why we think integrating a biometric time clock for employee time and attendance saves you money. Continue reading →

Biometrics for Workforce Management: Skip the Expensive Maintenance Contracts

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These tools are actually not necessary for the maintenance of biometric workforce management solutions

Biometric technology plays a vital role when it comes to workforce management by providing a foolproof mechanism to accurately track employee time and attendance and process payroll. Biometric time and attendance systems have become more of a necessity in environments such as manufacturing plants, transport and distribution, retail operations, corporate management, schools and universities, government offices – essentially, nearly all workforce environments.

A lot of organizations are implementing biometric workforce management systems to eliminate employee time theft. Biometric workforce management systems can be configured with a variety of hardware modalities including; fingerprint, finger vein, iris, facial, and voice recognition and are easily integrated into workforce management software. The use of biometrics for employee time and attendance has the potential to pay multiple dividends to employers including the elimination of altering manual time sheets that can lead to productivity losses.

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Fingerprint vs Vascular biometrics – What are the differences?

Fingerprint vs Vascular biometrics – Are they different?

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Fingerprint vs Vascular Biometrics – How are they different?

In biometrics, fingerprint technology is by far the most popular and widely used modality. However, due to the evolving nature of the technology, many other biometric modalities have emerged such as vascular biometrics.  Even though they both share parts of the hand for identification purposes, these biometric modalities are quite different in how they work and their effectiveness in different environments. Continue reading →

Answers to Our Facebook Quiz on Biometrics in Workforce Management with Answers & Explanations

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Biometric technology in workforce management quiz on Facebook

We have launched our first Facebook quiz on the use of biometrics for employee time and attendance workforce management. If you haven’t taken the quiz yet, please visit here to take the quiz and then you can come back here to find the correct answers with explanations.

After we launched our 2nd biometric quiz on Facebook, we had several requests to launch another quiz specifically about the use of biometric technology in workforce management leading to our decision to design and launch a new one! One of the ideas behind the quiz is to test your knowledge of biometric technology in workforce management while educating you on certain aspects of the technology at the same time. Any suggestions, feedback or future quiz ideas are always welcome. Leave us a note in the comments section of this post with your ideas!

Listed below is the list of all quiz answers with detailed explanations:

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Iris recognition Vs. Palm Vein Biometrics – How do they compare?

The biometric technology used in iris recognition takes a digital photograph of the iris using safe, non-visible near-infrared technology, capturing more than 250 data points for identification

The biometric technology used in iris recognition takes a digital photograph of the iris using safe, non-visible near-infrared technology, capturing more than 250 data points for identification

If you are somewhat familiar with biometric technology and its use around the world, you probably recognize that iris recognition and palm vein biometrics are two completely different modalities, but did you know that they share some common characteristics? To begin with, both iris recognition and palm vein biometrics are biometric modalities used in identification and authentication of an individual. Iris recognition biometrics uses a detailed photographic image of the iris for identification whereas palm vein biometrics captures an image of the pattern of the veins under the skin of the palm for identification. Both of these biometric modalities are very effective and their implementations are determined by the environments each one is most suitable for.

Let’s take a look at these modalities and how they compare to each other in terms of functionality:
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2015 Biometric Technology Industry Year-End Review

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Looking back at the development in the field of biometric technology in 20152015 Biometric Technology Industry Year-End Review

2015 is quickly coming to an end which means it’s time look back at some influential events that took place in the field of biometric identification technology during the past year. We have seen quite a few major developments in 2015 both in the government and private sector. In today’s post, we provide a quick recap of selected events we feel are notable and how they have affected the adoption of biometrics in major verticals. Continue reading →

5 Ways Biometric Technology Impacts Our Everyday Life: A Statistical Representation

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Biometric technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives

Did you know that biometric identification management technology has been around since the 19th century when police began to use it to track criminals? The implementation of biometric technology is around us and expanding fast, quickly becoming a part of everyday life.

A number of biological characteristics such as fingerprints, finger and palm vein patterns, and iris and voice recognition have proven to be useful in the evolution of biometrics and biometric identification capabilities are now becoming standard on many devices we use each day.

Listed here are 5 ways biometric technology is impacting your everyday life:
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Biometrics in Banking: Are Customers Buying In?

Banks and financial services are shifting towards biometrics to ensure security and customer convenience.

Banks and financial services are shifting towards biometrics to ensure security and customer convenience.

As the volume of financial service security breaches, transaction fraud, and identity theft increases, the need for highly secure customer identification systems is becoming extremely important. As a result, in the banking and finance sectors, the “Know your customer” (KYC) initiative is getting more traction to prevent fraud and identity theft. One technology that is getting a lot of attention to help increase security and customer convenience is biometrics in banking for customer identification. Continue reading →

New Technology to Tighten Bank Security – Voice Biometrics

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Voice biometrics is playing a larger role to help better secure transactions in the financial services industry.

When it comes to banks, there is a constant need to update security measures to ensure the safety of bank accounts. Biometric voice recognition technology now enables bank customers to use their voice as an added layer of protection for their bank accounts.

Voice biometrics is a very promising innovation that will protect accounts from call-in center scams, wherein felons call a bank’s customer service hotline pretending to be in a situation that will move the assisting representative to give them access to confidential data and inevitably, to the account’s funds. Continue reading →