Posted: May 10, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

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Protocol Turns Smartphones Into Biometric Devices

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed and published a new protocol for communicating with biometric sensors over wired and wireless networks—using some of the same technologies that underpin the web.

The new protocol, called WS-Biometric Devices (WS-BD), allows desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones to access sensors that capture biometric data such as fingerprints, iris images and face images using web services. Web services themselves are not new; for example, video-on-demand services use web services to stream videos to mobile devices and televisions.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Protocol-Turns-Smartphones-Into-Biometric-Devices-050812.aspx

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