Vein Pattern Recognition – Next Level of Authentication

Those days have gone when people used to put in their long and complex passwords for Login procedures, now with the advent of Technology, Biometrics Authentication is gaining more and more popularity worldwide. Basically, one of the Body parts is used for human Authentication instead of typed passwords, numbers or codes. In fact, the biometrics market is expected to reach a value of $30 billion by 2021. They are more secure and used in almost every new gadget that’s come into the market in recent times. Even in the mobile market, earlier iPhones exclusively had built in fingerprint lock screen feature, but now every latest mobile set coming out, even the budget phones under 15k are providing the public with the same kind of features. That itself proves how much this trend has evolved in the Technological market.

Seeking to leverage the Technology, a range of banks have turned to testing biometrics on limited audiences. It may not take long till the industry makes biometric authentication a mainstream and ditches passwords once and forever. The prominence and acceptance of Biometric technologies such as fingerprinting, facial recognition, hand geometry and iris recognition may little demand for other modalities. Yet there have been many new and emerging technologies including the vein, DNA, ear, and body odor recognition. Yet, vein-pattern recognition due to its unique features and advantages has maintained its position against the others. Not so new in the mainstream biometrics yet it has been gaining good momentum since past few years moving from research labs to commercial deployment.

How does it work?

The Technology works by identifying the subcutaneous (beneath the skin) vein patterns in an individual’s hand. A user is supposed to place his hand on a scanner, a near-infrared light maps the locations of the veins. The red blood cells present in the vein absorbs the rays and show up on the map as black lines, whereas the remaining hand structure shows up as white. After the vein template is extracted, it is compared with the previously stored patterns and a match is made.

There is a different type of vein recognition technology, which includes finger vein, wrist vein, palm and backhand vein recognition.  The underlying concept of scanning remains with each of these techniques. There are many companies that have been heavily investing in this new rising technology, let’s have a look some of the companies that are putting vein recognition on the map.

Safran is a leading international high Technology group with its headquarters in Paris, France. It offers vein and print access control terminals to bring the benefit of finger vein/fingerprint multi modeling Technology to physical access control systems, in any kind of environment.

BioGuard is also one of those companies that offer palm vein authentication Technology along with other solutions. The firm has three products for providing vein recognition services: BioGate, Kee-Pod, and BioID Server.

IdentyTech Solutions, founded in 2010 and based in America, offers PalmSecure Sensor, a biometric authentication device that promises to provide the highest level of security using palm vein authentication Technology. The contactless device utilizes the algorithm that creates several tens of thousands of Minutia points, encrypting each image before converting into a template allowing for unique encryption keys for specific solutions.

Hitachi’s Biometric security solutions provide finger vein authentication technology that is used in logical access applications, applications for physical access through finger vein authentication systems, vein pattern applications for ATM and Banking and embedded applications.

PalmSecure offers a palm vein device that captures an individual’s palm image with near-infrared rays. The contactless device is promised to have a high accuracy of a false rejection rate of 0.01% and a false acceptance rate of less than 0.00008%. The device can be easily integrated with any external devices and work in almost any conditions.

IDLink Systems offers idLink Palm Vein V2 Reader with the latest PalmSecure vein scanner from Fujitsu. IDLink Palm vein II Reader enables a secure and reliable way of verifying the identity of a person for access control or time attendance.

Fujitsu provides a highly reliable biometric Authentication system based on palm vein pattern recognition technology. PalmSecure is claimed to feature industry-leading authentication accuracy with extremely low false rates and the non-intrusive and contactless reader device provides ease of use with virtually no physiological restriction for all users. Devices can be applied for physical access control, time and attendance tracking, user authentication for PCs or Servers, Government/Commercial identity management systems and more.

Mantra Softech, a manufacturer of palm vein biometric time attendance system in India. The company’s PV 1000 Terminal is high-end attendance Terminal utilizing palm vein patterns. There is also an industrial alternative solution – PV 2000 – that can be used to labor management, contract worker management, canteen management, work management, etc.

These are the companies that are getting involved in the development of this new age Technology. Besides them, there are many other players in the market with software and hardware solutions for vein Recognition solutions. This recognition solution is easy to use, is applicable, completely secure and has high authentication accuracy, and that’s the reason it’s gaining so much of popularity in the market.

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