DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- July 11, 1996 -- href="chap11.fingermatrix.html">Fingermatrix
Inc. (NASDAQ/EBB:FINX), inventors of electronic fingerprinting,
Thursday introduced an advanced access control system based on its
newest patented live-finger scanning technology.
Called the CHEK/ONE, the system is a single-finger scanner
intended for use in controlling personal access to data networks or
sensitive physical areas and in other identity verification
applications, according to Thomas T. Harding, president.
The system is the first major electronic fingerprinting product
to be offered by the "new" Fingermatrix since it came out of Chapter
11 bankruptcy with a new management and board of directors last
First public showing of the CHEK/ONE will occur at the
International Association for Identification conference and exhibit
in Greenboro, N.C., July 22-25, Harding said. Arrangements have
already been made with several prospective users for in-the-field
testing after the show, he added.
The system scans a single finger, digitizes the high resolution
image, matches it against a reference file and verifies the
subject's identity in less than two seconds, Harding explained,
making it suitable for a growing variety of electronic
With its patented liquid platen scanner, 600 dots-per-inch
resolution, proprietary access control software and pyramid shape,
the CHEK/ONE is unique in both performance and appearance, Harding
Its use of symbols for control, making it easy to use even by
persons without language or reading skills, is another feature of
the system. Also, a single CHEK/ONE access control unit can handle
input from as many as 16 terminals at remote locations.
Applications for CHEK/ONE include access control in banks, wire-
transfer centers and government facilities. The station can also be
used to verify identity and attendance in industrial facilities,
social programs, immigration and voting systems.
CONTACT: Molesworth Associates Inc., Green Valley, Ariz.
Gordon Molesworth, 520/625-0035