Biometrics refers to metrics related to human characteristics Biometrics authentication is used in computer science as a form of identification and access control. It is also used to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance.
Biometric identifiers are the distinctive, measurable characteristics used to label and describe individuals. Biometric identifiers are often categorized as physiological versus behavioral characteristics. Physiological characteristics are related to the shape of the body. Examples include, but are not limited to fingerprint, palm veins, face recognition, DNA, palm print, hand geometry, iris recognition, retina and odour/scent. Behavioral characteristics are related to the pattern of behavior of a person, including but not limited to typing rhythm, gait, and voice.[note 2] Some researchers have coined the term behaviometrics to describe the latter class of biometrics.
More traditional means of access control include token-based identification systems, such as a driver's license or passport, and knowledge-based identification systems, such as a password or personal identification number. Since biometric identifiers are unique to individuals, they are more reliable in verifying identity than token and knowledge-based methods; however, the collection of biometric identifiers raises privacy concerns about the ultimate use of this information.
Designed for companies with less than 50 employees needing a simple time and attendance system, the Timesoft HandPunch 1000 features:
We now offer the accuracy and convenience of biometric technology easily within reach of any time and attendance application. In operations that range from the corner deli to franchise chains, our systems have proven themselves to be a practical and precise solution. Our terminals are so affordable, card-based systems seem obsolete.
There are no cards to create, administer, carry - or lose. The HandPunch 1000 verifies employees' identities in less than one second, based on the unique size and shape of their hands. For small companies, the HandPunch 1000 provides a quick return on investment by eliminating the cost associated with administrating and managing cards. For companies that have small multiple locations, minimal supervision leaves opportunity for buddy punching and time fraud. With the HandPunch 1000 one employee can't punch for the other. Time fraud is eliminated thereby reducing payroll costs and increasing the company's bottom line.
The HandPunch 1000 uses RSI's field-proven hand geometry biometrics technology. The terminal captures a three-dimensional image of the hand each time the employee punches. The hand's size and the shape are used to verify their identity with unparalleled accuracy. No fingerprints or palm prints are utilized. Green and red lights notify the employee of the status of each punch. There's no question any more; employees have to be there to punch.
The HandPunch 1000 provides a new solution for companies with 50 employees or less per terminal or location. The HandPunch 1000 terminal allows for collection of in and out punches plus allows easy connectivity to any time and attendance application. With the HandPunch 1000 small companies no longer need to worry about lost timecards, making new cards, or employees punching for another employee.
The HandPunch 1000 comes standard with user capacity for 50 users. As your business grows, so can the user capacity of the HandPunch 1000. Memory upgrades are available to expand to 100 or even up to 512 users. The upgrade can be easily performed in the field without removing the unit from the wall. With a built in transaction memory to store over 5,000 punches the HandPunch 1000 ensures your employees' data is safe.
The HandPunch 1000 connects quickly to the time and attendance PC via a provided 50-foot RS-232 communications cable. An optional internal 14.4 K baud dial-up modem is available for remote sites.
Designed to grow with your business, the user capacity of the HandPunch 1000 can be easily expanded in the field. Standard user memory provides for up to 50 employees with expandability to grow to 512 users.