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Amazon’s One palm biometrics readers for businesses get a lukewarm introduction

Biometric Update

A contactless palm biometric service from Amazon reportedly is being adopted by a few organizations, one of which is an Amazon unit.

One Enterprise, an expansion of Amazon‘s retail-centric One palm ID authentication hardware and software, is “in preview in the U.S.,” according to the company’s announcement. It is not clear what “in preview” means, but it doesn’t sound like the service is being gobbled up by the market.

The service is designed for single-business and campus use. People entering a controlled space or needing to access restricted software and data would hold their palms over a One reader. Palm and vein templates would be scanned and compared to offer or withhold rights.

One Enterprise supports access control protocols including the SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol and Wiegand, according to Amazon. The company claims it is 99.999 percent accurate but does not offer information supporting that statistic.


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