UK Biometrics offers new finger print reader

Published 15 April 2008

Newcastle-based biometric company introduces its Evolution product; company says Evolution can scan one million records per second

Newcastle United is experiencing a revival under manager Kevin Keegan, and Newcastle-based UK Biometrics said it would introduce its Evolution range — its fastest and most robust fingerprint reader - at the security industry’s IFSEC annual exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham next month. The new product will create six jobs at the company’s Newcastle headquarters — three in technical support and three in sales and administration — and nine in its regional sales franchise offices in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, North West and South West London, Thames Valley, Swansea, and Bournemouth. Biometrics UK was set up in 2000, collaborated with New Mexico-based Lumidigm to develop the equipment. UK Biometrics project managed the development, while Lumidigm created the biometric reader (Lumidigm has just completed a $7 million funding round). The company says the Evolution product can scan one million records in one second.