Radios and finger prints
A new company called MOBILTRAK uses advanced-technology radio frequency scanning and detection, which logs the commercial frequencies being tuned into by passing cars through detecting emissions from the local oscillators in the car radios. The technology allows the company to monitor what radio station the vehicle driver is listening to and record the information quantitatively. The information can be used by both radio advertisers and radio stations to monitor their listeners in, what amounts to, nearly real-time. It helps the radio station know what to charge and the advertising client to know what they are paying for!
Advanced Precision Technology (APRE) Advanced Precision Technology (APRE) specializes in the holographic capture, recovery, and comparison of finger prints, and has technology available that cost under $600 for a device about the size of a fat pack of cigarettes. Finger print records of such high quality there are easily compared to ink based prints.
What does this mean? A great deal. Our research staff regularly looks to see what the trends are for the future of industries. The identification industry is going to go to biometrics for the recognition of individuals.
So you say, why do we care about the ease of the generation, storage, retrieval and recognition of a fingerprint? Biometrics is the only way to present proof of the ID of an individual without having anyone else there to double check the presentation. Other means, such as cards, passwords, and secret decoder keys can and do fail when someone else gets a hold of the key. The key in Biometrics is you! Now, imagine that your finger is your passkey. You place your finger on a glass pad, a buzzer rings and you now in you can enter your office, high technology lab, your apartment, your car, use your P.C., or that your smart card transaction has been authorized. It is coming and at under $600 the trend is going to accelerate rapidly. The potential markets include, passports, military, immigration, driver’s licenses, welfare benefits, law enforcement, local, state and national, and commercial markets for any location that uses an access system with pass key’s and pass words. While the error rates are too high at this stage for them to be used on large populations (you could use it to validate pilots at an airport, but not passengers), this will change as time goes by.