US and Israeli officials use biometric hand readers for increased security

SEPTEMBER 26--Biometric hand readers from Recognition Systems Inc. (RSI; Campbell, CA) are being used in many airports around the world, including those in San Francisco, CA, and Tel Aviv, Israel, to provide access to restricted areas such as ground operations areas, protecting these areas from criminals who may steal or copy employee access cards. The employee's identity is verified by measuring the size and shape of his/her hand and comparing it to a template stored in the reader or on a card. For a case study, go to www.handreader.com/news/casestudies/sanfran-air.shtml.

At Ben Gurion International Airport, RSI hand readers in 21 automatic inspection kiosks monitor who is crossing the country's borders. The hand readers verify 50,000 passengers per month. Israel plans to extend the use of biometric verification to the Israeli/Palestinian land border. For a case study, go to www.handreader.com/news/casestudies/bengurion.shtml.

In total, more than 60,000 RSI hand readers are currently being used in various applications around the world. Recognition Systems is a member of the Ingersoll-Rand Security & Safety Sector. IR Security & Safety provides market hardware, systems, and service solutions to maintain security and safety in facilities such as airports, government buildings, financial institutions, prisons, universities, laboratories, health-care facilities, and day-care centers worldwide.

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