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July 25, 1990

TOSHIBA CLAIMS WORLD’S FASTEST PERSONAL VERIFICATION SYSTEM

By CBR Staff Writer

Toshiba Corp has developed what it claims is the world’s fastest personal verification system: the system uses the black and white density pattern on the side of the person’s finger, matching it in 0.1 seconds with a claimed 99.9% accuracy where most verification machines systems currently in use take three to five seconds because of the time taken to sift through a vast amount of information on fingerprints or hand geometry; the new device is expected to sell commercially for less than 1 million yen – that’s $6,500.

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