SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan

September 27, 2011 05:52 ET

Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises Touchless Biometrics Systems for Exceptional Product Leadership in Biometrics

TBSGuard 3D Product Line Is Innovative, Cost-Effective, Function-Rich and User-Friendly

LONDON--(Marketwire - Sep 27, 2011) - The 2011 Frost & Sullivan European Product Leadership Award in Biometrics is presented to Touchless Biometrics Systems AG (TBS).

"TBS has developed products with greater innovative features, capability and functionality than competing vendors and products," notes Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Balaji Srimoolanathan. "Additionally, the company has developed a powerful technological capability making fingerprint access systems truly usable and convenient."

The completely restyled TBSGuard 3D product line offers a unique Touchless and 3D fingerprint imaging system that ensures enrolment with utmost quality and no failure to enrol. This reduces the need for exception handling and saves 5 to 10 per cent of costs related to managing exceptions.

"The reduction in effort and costs involved in dealing with and managing exceptions, provides great value to end users over the lifecycle of the system," remarks Srimoolanathan.

TBSGuard 3D provides the best output in a variety of applications including time and attendance, access control and civil and criminal ID. In all these applications, advanced technology allows the TBSGuard 3D solution to offer enhanced levels of protection to its users and customers.

"TBS's unique Touchless and 3D fingerprint capture technology facilitates touch-free processes, without any need for contact or any interaction with the individual who is to be identified," states Srimoolanathan. "Superior optical quality and coverage of a wider area of the finger allows capturing of bigger and more detailed finger images, leading to better matching results and, ultimately, a higher level of security."

TBS's solutions are modular and can be easily integrated with other legacy systems within a multimodal biometric system, without having to replace any existing system. This enhances the accuracy of the output of a system at an overall level.

Some of TBS's prestigious international clientele include the US Department of Justice, the World Economic Forum and the Abu Dhabi Police. Other customers include the Swiss police, the Swiss Army and companies of all sizes, from banks, insurance companies and data centers to well-known hotel groups.

Unlike all other biometrics providers, the TBSGuard system can accommodate practically any customer-specific modifications, from displaying the company logo on the terminal screen, through tailored time recording applications, to individual message displays for users. Most modifications can be made with minimum time and cost.

"TBSGuard systems do not just offer outstanding sensor technology, but also unmatched user-friendliness and customisation capability," says Srimoolanathan. "The costs are less than half of those of an iris system with similar recognition performance."

The Product Leadership Award is presented to the company that has excelled in the following criteria: product features/functionality, innovative element of the product, product acceptance in the marketplace, provides customer value enhancements, and product quality.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Touchless Biometrics Systems AG (TBS)
TBS was founded in 2003. The core team of development and field engineers is based at headquarters in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland. The mission of TBS from the very beginning was to capture fingerprints touchless at highest quality and without any failures to enrol even for the most difficult fingers. Following market launch of its new products beginning of 2009, TBS has become a leading provider of biometric systems. TBS systems were successfully deployed to protect world leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF 2010 and WEF 2011) in Davos.

The global reseller network of TBS comprises partners in some 20 countries including Brazil, China, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, as well as Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United States. In Switzerland, the products are sold by Kaba, Tyco and Unisys, among others. TBS is privately held. For more information visit:

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