- Built-in fingerprint sensing
- On-board image processing, storage and matching
- Can be configured to encrypt/decrypt data using standard cryptography algorithms
- Bluetooth and RFID compatible
The Biometric Personal Identification Device is a multi-function handheld unit designed to be compatible with contactless physical and logical access applications. Its system of built in processors and flash memory allows multiple biometric profiles such as fingerprint images to be stored and transmitted. The system is capable of creating a “Biometric PIN” for authentication and user access to anything from airport checkpoints to computer networks.
In order to bring the BPID design to its final commercial form, PPI had to answer the challenge of completely miniaturizing a high-performance embedded system and all aspects of is performance to a size format no larger than a small set of keys. Initial design strategies were quickly analyzed and refined quickly due in no small part to PPI’s Rapid Prototyping facilities. After the design concept was approved, every detail of the design underwent continuous evolution to meet the client’s engineering and marketing requirements.
The BPID in its current form now fulfills all of its preset design goals. It has evolved through a series of successively miniaturized formats. Through each revision, the design has kept all of its original functionality and computational power. After the final format was reached the expensive Rapid Prototyping process was effectively replicated and replaced by more traditional assembly and production methods such as injection molding. This allows for a high volume of BPIDs to be produced cheaply and competitively.
With the successful development of the BPID, personal security and identity protection may reach a new level. The BPID’s Bluetood and RFID compatibility allow for its adaptation into any kind of security system imaginable. A person’s identity can be established through on on-site fingerprint recording and analysis that occurs in seconds. Controlled access and network logins could become nearly flawless as arbitrary indentifiers such as passwords or keycards are replaced with biometric data bound inextricably to the user.