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Suprema Launches RFID-enabled Access-Control DeviceSuprema, a provider of biometrics and security technologies, has announced the launch of its BioEntry W2 outdoor fingerprint access-control device. The BioEntry W2 comes with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU with a matching speed of up to 150,000 matches per second. With its 2 GB memory, the company reports, the BioEntry W2 can store and manage up to 500,000 users, providing instant matching results with minimal lag time.
The device combines an enhanced fingerprint algorithm, a new fingerprint sensor and live finger-detection technology. According to the company, the algorithm is more accurate than its predecessor, reduces false rejection rates to improve security level, and compensates for unsatisfactory fingerprint captures, such as direct sunlight conditions or distorted finger images. The BioEntry W2 features Suprema's patented live fingerprint detection technology, which is designed to eliminate possible fraud using various fake fingerprint materials, including clay, rubber, silicon, paper and film.
The BioEntry W2 sports dual-frequency multi-card reading technology. Supporting all HID multiCLASS-compatible RFID standards, the device features both low-frequency (125 Khz) and high-frequency (13.56 MHz) RFID technology, and can read most types of RFID card standards with a single device, including Mifare, HID iCLASS, DESFire, FeliCa, HID Prox, EM and Near Field Communication (NFC).
"From the designing stage of BioEntry W2, we aimed to bring the most versatile biometric access-control solution, regardless of environment, RFID standards and size of the projects it covers," said Young S. Moon, Suprema's VP, in a prepared statement. "Our target markets for BioEntry W2 are U.K. and E.U. countries, where there is significant demand for biometric solution with outdoor-ready structure and future-proof technology to cope with fast evolving authentication methods. The new BioEntry W2 provides IP67-rated dust and water protection and IK08-rated vandal-proof structure for outdoor installation. Its innovative multi-RFID reading covers almost every RFID standard in the market and will benefits users with effective integration with legacy systems, as well as provide users with the capability of adopting new authentication methods into their existing system, including RFID, mobile and biometrics."
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