Entertech FaceStation Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 05, 2012

Biometric credentials are more than just fingerprints. A growing trend in access control readers is face recognition, but is it dependable enough to be the primary credential for access control? Entertech Systems thinks so, and their FaceStation Access Terminal is designed around it. In this note, we examine the company, the terminal, and the face recognition technology behind it.

Authentication Process Overview

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Compared ** ***********

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