Wincor Nixdorf, a retail solutions provider, has announced that its product suite for the retail industry now includes technology for safe and easy fingerprint payments as well as additional fingerprint applications such as cashier authorization and access control.
In addition to POS payments, the biometric solution can also be used to identify cashiers and thus replace the key system. The solution makes unauthorized access to the register extremely difficult and can easily detect manipulation as only authorized users have access and each entry clearly refers to a certain individual.
The Fingerprint Reader SFR-3000UA records fingerprints at the POS terminal. The Upek TouchChip fingerprint sensor (TCS1) ensures a high-quality recording of the fingerprint regardless of skin type and other factors that could affect quality. A biometric server compiles and stores the biometric data, and checks all impressions. With the help of a sophisticated algorithm, the system analyzes the topographical relationships between the minutiae and line, and generates geometric comparisons, ensuring a high-quality, secure identification.