Posted in Biometric Information on March 1st, 2011 by Andy – Be the first to comment
Introducing the D100 time and attendance unit from Anviz! – This is the low cost and simple time & attendance product our customers have been waiting for!
The D100 requires absolutely no installation, just plug it in and put it on a desk!
You can enrol users directly onto the unit and then allow them to sign themselves in and out using just their fingerprint (OR an ID number and password!).
The D100 connects to any PC using a USB cable, and works just like a memory stick with no driver installation… You can then use the browser based software to import the information from the D100 and run reporting against it! Simple.
The unit can store up to 50,000 events, and up to 2,000 fingerprints (up to 1,000 users enrolling each index finger recommended).
The D100 is available now for just £139.99 + VAT. – Click here to buy online now
Posted in Information Security on January 13th, 2011 by Andy – Be the first to comment
Introducing the Integral Crypto 140-2 USB drive.
Possibly one of the most secure memory sticks on the market today, US MILLITARY level security in terms of hardware AND AES encryption! This product offers a highly suitable replacement for the Sandisc Cruzer secure memory stick.
- Military level security with AES 256-bit hardware encryption
- More secure than a software-only solution.
- FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Validated – Certificate No. 1424
- Multi-lingual interface – in 24 languages and a simple user
- interface for “out of the box” use*
From just £49.99 on Eyenetwatch.com
Posted in Biometric Information on January 13th, 2011 by Andy – Be the first to comment
Always forgetting / losing your access card? Or have a high security area you’d like to add biometric authentication to?
The Anviz T5 is a low cost (Just £99.99 + VAT, and bulk discounts available!) – fingerprint + mifare card terminal. It has a wiegand26 output which allows it to be used to integrate seamlessly into existing access control systems.
The unit is high quality and can be mounted on most door frames, and comes with a highly durable scratchproof fingerprint sensor.
Users can be enrolled on the unit itself using the administrator card, or using the management software on a PC connected by mini USB or RS232
Check out the full user manual here!
Posted in Biometric Information on December 8th, 2010 by Andy – Be the first to comment
Introducing the latest state-of-the-art fingerprint terminal from Anviz – the OA1000.
This terminal can be used stand-alone for access control purposes or used with the included software for a full time & attendance solution… and can be set to require any combination of identification including fingerprint, password, access card – or simply secure fingerprint-only entry – all within an elegant and easy to use interface.
With a fingerprint capacity of 3,000 fingerprints : You can add 1,500 hundred users with both index fingers enrolled, or even enrol more fingers on less users – the choice is yours.
The inbuilt camera allows you to assign photographs to each user, but can also be set to record snap-shots of people as they clock-in on the device. The software allows you to assign “allowed” working hours to each user, as well as generate reports of useage.
The OA1000 can be setup or accessed from your computer using USB, or over the network using TCP/IP ethernet connection.
This product also has options for Wifi connectivity, MiFare card reader and HID card reader.
Eyenetwatch are happy to offer this amazing looking and highly advanced terminal to our range of products!
Posted in Biometric Information on November 10th, 2010 by Andy – Be the first to comment
Microsoft has added a framework to it’s latest version of the Windows operating system ‘Windows 7′ to deal with common biometric requirements. Microsoft’s website says;
Biometrics is an increasingly popular technology that provides convenient access to systems, services, and resources. Biometrics relies on measuring an unchanging physical characteristic of a person to uniquely identify that person. Fingerprints are one of the most frequently used biometric characteristics, with millions of fingerprint biometric devices that are embedded in personal computers and peripherals.
In Windows® 7, the Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) provides support for fingerprint biometric devices through a new set of components. These components improve the quality, reliability, and consistency of the user experience for customers who have fingerprint biometric devices.
The Windows Biometric Framework supports the Secugen Hamster Plus scanner! Which means our best value USB scanner can be purchased to use on Windows 7 systems without the need for additional software.
The Secugen Hamster plus can be purchased online from our website here.
Posted in Information Security on August 6th, 2010 by Andy – Be the first to comment
With biometric solutions for attendance making their way into schools, many parents are beginning to express concerns about information which is kept on record about their children. However contrary to common belief, these systems do not actually store any biometric information– not even a fingerprint image! And cannot be used externally to identify individuals, as this article explains…
How Eyenetwatch fingerprint systems work:
When your fingerprint is first scanned, the image itself is actually never actually saved or recorded – Instead, the image is analysed for unique and distinctive points across the fingerprint which then creates a string of computer information.
This information is then passed through an encryption algorithm. This means that it undergoes a complex process, which cannot be reverse engineered to re-create an image or any other data which would identify an individual. The encrypted data is equivalent to a 60 digit password and is completely useless and indecipherable by itself. This is the information that is then stored.
As this process is one way only, the only way in which a user can be identified is to re-create the process and compare the new result with the one previously achieved. If the results are deemed to be similar, then the user can be identified.
This means that the encrypted information by itself is both meaningless and useless in any other system, and can only be used where it is directly compared to a new result which is run through the same encryption process.
The result is a system which can accurately ensure that your child is attending school appropriately, without directly storing any biometric personal information or infringing any personal rights.
Posted in Network Security on July 23rd, 2010 by Andy – Be the first to comment
Novell’s NMAS (Novell Modular Authentication Service) is a component of eDirectory which provides advanced options regarding login methods and user rights to protect your networks most valuable information.
The Secugen Enterprise NMAS method is a software package which adds fingerprint security to your eDirectory service via NMAS. You can replace a login password with a fingerprint – thus requiring users to prove their identity rather than their knowledge of a password which could have been lost, stolen, forgotten or shared.
Administration of all fingerprint profiles are managed through the existing ConsoleOne utility that manages all network resources – so no new training is required. The login process takes place in Secugens highly intuitive and easy-to-use UI.
Adding this functionality to your network will save administration costs as passwords will no longer need to be reset. This solution integrates seamlessly and requires no coding what-so-ever. Administrators can choose to do monitored enrolment or provide an automated service to users, and up-to 10 fingerprints per person can be added to prevent any problems caused by finger or hand injury.
The Secugen NMAS login method starter pack comes in at only £169.99 (excl. VAT & delivery) and is compatible with all Secugen hardware. You can either add a USB fingerprint scanner like the Secugen Hamster Plus to each terminal, or why not consider replacing the keyboard or mouse with a built-in fingerprint version? EG/ The Secugen Optimouse Plus or the Secugen Keyboard Plus.
For more information about the Secugen NMAS login method and to buy, visit the product page here.
The Starter pack comes with 10 user licenses, additional licenses can also be purchased here.
Posted in Biometric Information on July 22nd, 2010 by Andy – Be the first to comment
By Developing your own applications with fingerprints you open up this means of identification for a whole range of uses… For example secure login method or identification for a website or online applications, creation of your own terminals to be used anywhere that keyless identification is useful – and many more!
If you have any experience with programming or application development, then developing your own biometric solutions might be easier than you think.
This article will focus on the FREE software development kits available through Eyenetwatch for use with Secugen hardware – Although please be aware Sagem and other brands also offer high quality SDKs and integration packages.
Secugen’s Software Development Kit (SDK) makes it easy to make your own applications. The FDx and SDK pro series offers low-level APIs and a small / simple library making it easy to create applications compatible with your UI.
On the more advanced end the SecuBSP comes with optimized enrolment and verification wizards, and extensive device functions.
Platforms supported include Windows, CE.NET, Java, Linux, X86 and SPARC Solaris 10
For a full technical overview with all the specifications and nerdy stuff, get in touch to request a full overview. Remember, the Secugen SDKs are FREE of charge with the purchase of Secugen Hardware from Eyenetwatch.
Posted in Information Security on July 21st, 2010 by Andy – Be the first to comment
Information security is paramount for any business, especially those which typically handle sensitive or personal information. Our customers often represent schools, colleges, NHS trusts, healthcare institutions or surgeries – Looking for a way to secure this information as it is used and transferred by staff.
One of the best practises for eliminating the possibility of data loss or theft is issuing staff each with a secure USB memory stick. Our best selling stick for this purpose – the Integral Courier 256 bit AES drive comes with a whole host of security features. The 256 bit AES algorithm is considered to be military standard in its security integrity, along with additional features including prevention of “brute force” password guessing techniques.
For Mac users, we also supply a Mac compatible edition – the Integral Cryptodrive 256 bit Mac Edition
Want to know more? – Why not get in touch?
Posted in Biometric Information on July 20th, 2010 by Andy – Be the first to comment
This article is about how to capture and save a fingerprint image using the Secugen Hamster Plus fingerprint scanner.
Although our fingerprint scanners are usually used for PC security, employee time and attendance, access control etc… Some of our customers represent custom jewellery makers, craftsmen, law enforcement, pawn brokers or artists – who want to scan a fingerprint image and save the image itself for various uses.
Saving a fingerprint scan:
Step 1 – Unbox the Hamster Plus and install the appropriate driver from the CD before you connect the device..
Step 2 – When prompted, connect the Hamster Plus to your PC with the attached USB cable – Then complete your installation
Step 3 – Click Start > Run – and type “SGDX” and select OK
Step 4 – This will load the diagnostic utility – select “Capture” to scan your fingerprint.. Then select “file” and “save to BMP”
Step 5 – Your image has been saved! Use any graphics program like paint or photoshop if you wish to convert it to another file type (eg/ JPG)
The image shown on this page was captured using the Secugen Hamster Plus scanner and converted to JPG for internet use. The Secugen Plus fingerprint scanner is available for just £69.95 (excl. VAT & delivery) from Eyenetwatch. Click here to view the product