M2SYS – Biometric Identification Management for Over a Decade

M2SYS has been active in the biometric identification management industry for over a decade.

We look back at the last decade of our accomplishments in biometric identification management on our latest video.

Like most companies, there are times when we pause to take a look back and reflect on our accomplishments in order to help keep our perspective and frame our vision and strategy moving forward. We created a short video that encapsulates the past 11 years of our history in biometric identification management and how we have helped to pioneer advancements in the biometric industry through creativity, innovation, and perseverance.

We have been instrumental in the effort to help spread the use of biometric identification management across all corners of the globe through both large and small scale deployments and take pride in our ability to use a strategic blend of ingenuity and science to ensure that our biometric identification management solutions address real world problems and are designed in a user-friendly way using techniques such as human factor engineering that advance it’s acceptance. Plus, at M2SYS Technology we are consistently working hard to help educate the public about the benefits of biometric identification and address concerns about privacy, irrecovability, and safe storage of biometric profile information.

We are proud of our accomplishments and optimistic about the future possibilities of biometric identification management. Please take a moment to watch this video and share in our success!

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Honors M2SYS as One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia

M2SYS Technology receives award as one of the top 10 most innovative companies in the State of Georgia

M2SYS Technology was named one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies” in the state of Georgia.

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG – @TagThink on Twitter) bestowed the honor of naming us as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Georgia” this week! We are excited, humbled, and proud of this distinguishing honor from the TAG team and see it as a direct reflection of our commitment to pioneer innovation in the biometric identification technology industry.

We take a lot of pride in emulating our innovative spirit each and every day – directly reflected in the solutions we develop for the biometric identification management industry. Over the years, the team at M2SYS has been at the forefront of innovation, leading the charge to make biometrics more adaptable to real world conditions by using specific scientific multidisciplinary fields such as human factor engineering as a platform for engineering and design. We have shepherded many new concepts from ideas to reality that broke traditional molds and increased the security and convenience of biometrics as a practical solution to identity management. Here are a few innovation highlights:

  • We built and released Hybrid Biometric Platform™ – a client/server biometric software system that supports several types of biometric devices, including fingerprint, finger vein, palm vein, iris, and facial recognition. Using our patent-pending Bio-Plugin™ integration methodology, end users can implement Hybrid Biometrics™ in a matter of hours and immediately have the ability to deploy the form of biometric technology that best neutralizes varying user, demographic, and environmental conditions.
  • Sensing the need to develop a biometric hardware device that simultaneously captures both multiple biometric credentials in a single scan equipped with some of the most sophisticated liveness detection protection on the market and able to perform both 1:1 and 1:N matching for both fingerprint and finger vein templates in a PC-based environment we designed and built the M2-FuseID™ fused fingerprint and finger vein reader. When coupled with our Hybrid Biometric matching systems, the M2-FuseID™ biometric hardware device allows customers to perform one-to-many matching of millions of fingerprint and finger vein templates in seconds.
  • Identifying an opportunity to build a mobile biometric identification device that has the ability to simultaneously capture fingerprints, iris, and facial images and data from contact and contactless smart cards plus offers a lightweight, ergonomic design that can fit in your hand and slip into your pocket, we engineered the M2-RapidCheck™ multimodal mobile biometric system. A break from the mold, this device works seamlessly with our Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) and is compatible with any smart phone or tablet.

We continue to lead and innovate in the field of biometrics and continually push ourselves to design and develop unique, practical solutions that increase security and convenience and help to perpetuate the use of the technology for identification management. Additionally, M2SYS has been an early adopter of using social media to help educate, enlighten, engage, and inform others about the value of biometrics using several platforms, techniques, and methodologies to spread our message. We are proud to be a leader in the field and grateful to be headquartered in what is arguably the “Silicon Valley of the East” – Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is not only a hotbed of technological innovation but it also possess some of the deepest IT talent which we were able to leverage through the years as we continue to build our team of engineers and designers.

Proud of the chance to be recognized as an innovative leader. Excited at our prospects to continue developing some of the most practical and scalable products and solutions in the industry. Humbled to be singled out by TAG as a company worth watching. Grateful for our community and those that support us.

Thanks TAG!

 

M2SYS Announces Support for Integrated Biometrics’ “Sherlock LES Fingerprint Sensor

The M2-RapdiCheck mobile biometric identification device uses the Sherlock fingerprint sensor

Mobile biometric devices, such as our RapidCheck™10-29 multimodal biometric device, require flexible, modern sensor technology to meet market demands.

Today we announced support in our Hybrid Biometric Platform™ multi-modal biometrics system for the innovative “Sherlock” Light Emitting Sensor (LES) fingerprint sensor, designed and produced by Integrated Biometrics. Why is this important?

The marked increase in mobile biometric identification management deployments demands innovative hardware that is capable of capturing moist or dry fingerprints in any type of weather conditions, even extreme in nature. The evolution of biometric identification deployments from a brick and mortar setting to mobile deployments in the field that allow system administrators to bring equipment directly to the end user for identification necessitates flexible, secure, lightweight, and durable hardware requiring low power requirements and fast, accurate results. The LES fingerprint sensors are perfectly geared towards mobile and pocket-sized smart devices which are quickly becoming mainstream for modern deployments.

One of the core tenets at M2SYS is to invest in the prosperity and success of our partners and end users by offering the most innovative, efficient, and results-oriented biometric identification solutions easily adaptable to any environment or conditions. We understand that success is determined by customizing our solutions to meet the unique needs of our end users and adapting to their environment. The steady rise in mobile biometric deployments is largely based on the ability to quickly and accurately capture fingerprints regardless of the conditions or physical environment. Support of the LES “Sherlock” sensor fits into our commitment to continue offering the most innovative, accurate, and user-friendly biometric identification tools on the market.

In what ways do you see the “Sherlock” fingerprint sensor having an immediate impact on the biometric identification market?

M2SYS Wins Award for “Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia”

M2SYS Technology, an identity management solutions firm specializing in biometric technology wins award as one of the top 40 innovative technology companies in Georgia.

M2SYS named one of “Top 40 Innovative technology Companies in Georgia”

We are pleased to announce that the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has named us as one of the “Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia.” TAG’s Top 40 awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

The opportunity to be recognized by this award is an honor for our team and we are proud to be selected as part of an elite group of innovators in Georgia. Our efforts as an identity management solutions firm specializing in biometric technology have seen our deployments spread to all corners of the globe helping to foster higher security and increased convenience in many different market segments including healthcare biometric patient identification, workforce management biometric time clocks, and automated biometric identification systems (ABIS) for large scale, mulit-modal projects in areas such as law enforcement, national ID, and border control.

Thank you to everyone at TAG for the prestigious award and for all of our team here at M2SYS for working together to passionately support the growth and development of biometric technology.

For more details on the award, please read our news release in our corporate press room.

Topics for March’s #biometricchat with Cyrille Bataller from Accenture

March's biometric tweet chat will discuss biometrics deployments in large scale capacities.

March #biometricchat to discuss biometrics for border control, voter registration, and visa application processing.

Here are the list of questions that we will cover in our tweet chat on large biometric technology deployments (read this post on March’s #biometricchat for details) with Cyrille Bataller (@CyrilleBataller) from Accenture (@Accenture):

  1. How essential are multiple biometrics for accurate identification on ultra-large reference databases? What are the mechanisms used for multi-modal biometric fusion and can you discuss the importance of fusing biographic attributes and fuzzy matching into the fusion equation?
  2. What are some of the different challenges associated with large scale deployments? With clients of different pre-existing tech investments, is it easier to start fresh with a client that doesn’t have as much legacy IT or is it easier to integrate a biometric capability into a highly developed IT environment?
  3. Recently, the European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs awarded a consortium of Accenture, Morpho (Safran) and HP a contract to maintain the European Visa Information System (VIS). What does the program entail and what does the European Commission hope to accomplish with it?
  4. Will mobile biometric identification devices eventually be deployed as part of the European Visa Information System project?
  5. To what degree are some non-governmental entities contemplating deployments that might properly be described as “large-scale”?
  6. Interoperability is important in some deployments (passports) and less so in others (national elections). Where it is important, and how is that evolving?
  7. Do you believe that civil liberties hold up large biometric identification deployments in places like the US, UK and other commonwealth type countries (with the exception of India)?

The chat will take place on March the 28th at 11 am EDT, 8:00 am PST, 16:00 pm BST, 17:00 pm (CEST), 23:00 pm (SGT), 0:00 (JST). Please join us and follow the discussion using tweetchat.com. This site will automatically fill in the chat hashtag at the end of all your tweets, no need to type #biometricchat for each tweet you send.

Don’t worry if you can’t make the chat on March the 28th. We will be archiving the discussion and posting it here shortly afterwards. If you have any additional questions you would like to ask Cyrille, please send an email to: marketing @m2sys.com

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on today’s chat!

M2SYS Hires Steve Runyan as VP of Sales for Workforce Solutions Division

The M2SYS Workforce Solutions Division is dedicated to providing innovative identity management solutions to help employers reduce cost, maximize efficiency, and improve productivity. The business unit’s flagship product is RightPunch™ a multi-lingual PC-based biometric time clock software solution that seamlessly integrates with leading workforce management platforms.

RightPunch™ is a PC-based biometric time clock that helps employers reduce unnecessary labor costs, ensure compliance, and increase employee productivity.

We are proud to announce that Steve Runyan has joined the M2SYS team as VP of Sales for our Workforce Solutions Division. Steve brings over 25 years of experience in domestic and international sales, most recently in the workforce management industry focusing on enterprise sales in the retail vertical for Kronos, Inc.

Steve will be in charge of leading the continued growth of the M2SYS Workforce Solutions Division, highlighted by its flagship product RightPunch™, a affordable and flexible PC-based biometric time clock software solution designed to help reduce payroll error rates, reduce unnecessary labor costs, ensure compliance, and increase employee productivity by eliminating buddy punching.

Founder and CEO Mizan Rahman along with President Michael Trader praised Steve for the depth of his experience and proven track record of building relationships and managing enterprise solutions. He will be a welcome addition to the M2SYS team and we are excited to have him leading the expansion of our Workforce Solutions division which is dedicated to providing identity management solutions to help reduce expenses, increase employee accountability, maximize efficiency and ensure compliance with labor tracking laws.

For more information on our announcement, please visit the M2SYS Corporate Press Room.

U.S. Vision Adopts RightPunch™ Biometric Time Clock to Increase Workforce Optimization

A biometric time clock for labor tracking, preventing time theft and lowering costs.

RightPunch™ PC-based biometric time clock

We are happy to announce today that U.S. Vision has adopted our RightPunch™ PC-based biometric time clock to help increase workforce optimization by; eliminating buddy punching, strengthening labor tracking, establishing a concrete audit trail, and reducing payroll inflation. Seamlessly interfacing with U.S. Vision’s existing Kronos timekeeping software and supporting multiple languages, RightPunch™ allows employees to clock in and out through fingerprint biometric authentication to help optimize labor tacking performance. The biometric time clock also supports offline punch storage and schedule enforcement in addition to alterate punch submission tools like personal identification number (PIN) entry.

RightPunch™ is now installed on servers at each of U.S. Vision’s over 700 locations throughout the country which connect to the M2SYS Central Data Management System (CDMS) that synchronizes data like biometric templates and employee schedules between site locations. All an employee has to do is scan their finger on a biometric hardware device and their timestamp is recorded then automatically reconciled with Kronos’ Workforce Timekeeper software.

U.S. Vision CFO Carmen Nepa is pleased with the decision to invest in the RigthPunch™ PC-based biometric time clock to help boost employee accountability and productivity.  Reducing payroll inflation to achieve lower labor costs is an important initiative for U.S. Vision. The afforable, flexible PC-based RightPunch™ biometric time clock fits perfectly in the U.S. Vision strategy to ensure compliance with labor tracking laws.

For a link to the full release, please visit the M2SYS Technology press room by clicking here.

@Fresno_State using @M2SYS @Right_Punch Biometric Time Clock for Employee Time & Attendance

RightPunch is a PC-based biometric time clock used to help create efficiencies for employee time and attendance

RightPunch™ PC-based biometric time clock

Today, M2SYS announced that another California State University campus has incorporated their RightPunch™ biometric time clock using palm vein technology to keep track of employee time and attendance. California State University, Fresno Association, Inc. has implemented the M2SYS RightPunch™ palm vein biometric employee identification technology with Kronos Time and Attendance Software to help optimize labor tracking performance. Click here for a copy of the news release.

Joining with Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc. who currently uses palm vein biometrics with the RightPunch™ biometric time clock, California State University, Fresno Association, Inc. chose to implement a PC-based biometric time clock with their Kronos Time and Attendance software to more efficiently manage and track labor costs and reduce employee time theft. In addition, California State University, Fresno Association, Inc. also sought to speed punch times and avoid costly legal expenses and legal fees which can often be a tremendous financial and resource burden.

RightPunch™ drastically reduces payroll error rates and helps expedite the clock in/clock out process to boost employee productivity and increase accountability. Plus, RightPunch™ is a more affordable alternative to a wall mounted biometric time clock and is powered by the M2SYS Hybrid Biometric Platform™ which offers support for fingerprint, finger vein, palm vein and iris recognition, ensuring that 100% of employees are reliably and consistently identified.

We welcome California State University, Fresno Association, Inc. into the M2SYS family of RightPunch™ users and look forward to working with more institutes of higher education and all others to help implement biometric time clocks to efficiently track employee time and attendance.

 

The Growing Importance of Accurate Patient Identification in Healthcare – #biometricchat November 3rd, 11a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

M2SYS is hosting a tweet chat on the importance of patient identification in health care.are.

Tweet chat on patient ID in healthcare

It comes as no surprise that accurate patient identification has been number one on the list of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’ (JCAHO) National Patient Safety Goals since 2003. Medical identity fraud and inaccurate patient identification continue to be a growing problem in healthcare, causing a precipitous drop in the quality of patient care along with rising liability and litigation costs. The problem of duplicate medical records alone due to inadequate and outdated patient identification systems is frustrating healthcare through medication errors, transfusion errors, testing errors, wrong patient procedures and the discharge of infants to the wrong families.

The call to adopt digitization of medical records and stringent patient identification standards through the use of new technologies have recently increased by authorities that provide leadership on global health matters such as the World Health Organization. So how is the healthcare industry faring to adopt more accurate patient identification procedures? Is medical identity theft still a growing concern within the healthcare industry? What can be done to prevent duplicate medical records? What other issues are at stake?

Join us on Thursday November 3rd from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST for a tweet chat about patient identification in healthcare. Our guest will be Jim St. Clair (@jstclair1), Senior Director, Interoperability and Standards at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) who will be sharing his knowledge and answering questions on the topic. We will also ask Jim about his thoughts on using biometric technology for patient identification.

Just in case you are interested in participating, but are new to Tweet chats, please read this post which outlines the instructions and procedures. We hope that you will join us for the discussion, and please spread the word among your colleagues and friends.

Do you have any questions that you would like to ask Jim? Please send them to: john@m2sys.com or come prepared with your questions, comments and feedback next Thursday!

M2SYS Launches White Paper Library on Web site

M2SYS releases a library of White papers on biometric technology

M2SYS White Papers

Recently, we launched a new page on our Web site for current and future M2SYS biometric research White papers written on a variety of topics. Separated by tabs that categorize the White papers based on the vertical markets to which they apply, currently you can find the following research:

1. Patient Misidentification in Healthcare  – “Eliminate Patient Fraud and Increase Patient Identification Accuracy with Vascular and Iris Recognition Biometric Identification Technology” – this White paper examines the growing concern of medical identity theft and patient misidentification, measuring the negative impact they have on patient care and how healthcare facilities can use palm vein and iris recognition biometric technology to correctly identify patients.

 

2. Retail Point of Sale (POS)/Workforce Mangement“Eliminating Time Theft and Increasing Profits with PC-Based Biometrics” – This White paper details the effect that time theft, manual labor tracking methods, and non-compliance can have on employee productivity and the corporate bottom line. It then studies how PC-based biometric identification technology is a smart solution to halting these productivity and profit killers and why companies should consider incorporating biometrics for employee identification.

 

3. U.S. Biometrics“The Perception of Biometrics in the United States” (co-written by Ravi Das from biometricnews.net) – Biometric technology is quickly being adopted across the globe for a multitude of purposes ranging from border security to voter registration to benefit entitlement parity. Despite the wide scale adoption of biometrics in other countries, it has been slow to catch on here in the U.S. This White paper studies theories as to why biometrics has not been embraced in this country, fear about how biometrics affects privacy and civil liberties, what steps biometric vendors can take to educate the public on the technology and a conclusion explaining what can possibly be done to increase U.S. adoption rates.

 

4. Global Biometrics – (White paper forthcoming) – Due to be released within the next month, this White paper will focus on future applications and growth areas of biometric technology as seen through the eyes of biometric vendors from all over the world.

We hope that you enjoy our collection of White papers and welcome any comments or feedback on the content. Have a suggestion for a White paper topic? Let us know in the comments section below.