Each iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliance has a built-in Web Server enables all the computers in the corporate network to directly & simultaneously access the device using any Internet Browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer & Netscape Navigator. Different computer platforms such as Apple Macintosh, Microsoft Windows & Linux machines can access the device.
No additional software is required. So whether you are in an airport lounge or a hotel room, you can always check if your employees are already in the office or not, and you can even control, modify or disable their access rights to your office remotely via internet connection provided your iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliance is connected to an external IP address or your network is available through a VPN connection that is reachable from your location.
Optical Hardened SecuGen Fingerprint Sensor:
Using the latest in advanced optical technology the iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliance is the best Fingerprint Biometrics Security System that uses the most advanced SecuGen Optical reader.
SecuGen Corporation is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms. SecuGen has been serving the global biometrics industry since 1998 and strives to provide its customers with the highest quality products and service through continuous research & development and dedicated technical support.
SecuGen's core technologies include patented SEIR-based fingerprint sensors with 500 dpi resolution and proprietary extraction and matching algorithms. Known for their extreme durability, accuracy, and support for a wide range of platforms, SecuGen's fingerprint biometric products include FBI-certified fingerprint sensors and OEM components, developer kits, biometric software, MINEX-tested/NIST-compliant algorithms, and ready-to-use PC peripherals, including the popular Hamster™ brand of USB fingerprint readers.
Now the SecuGen readers are exclusive in the new iGuard LM520-FOSC series of readers which are compatible with the LM520-SC and iGuard SuperMasters on the same network for maximum flexibility.
Contactless Mifare Smart Card:
With this feature, your workforce can gain access to the iGuard faster and smarter, by using the Philips Mifare Contactless Smart Card. Each user would have his / her own smart card, which stores the user information including the name, company & branch code, and the fingerprint information. This feature is specially useful during high-traffic period, such as during the beginning and the end of the day, that most employees clock in and out for the day at almost the same time. Additionally, this method will also allow you to use Multi-Factor authentication to identify the individual. Using the smart card as the statement of user identity and as the matching medium increases security and lowers matching time on the server thus improving speed and performance.
Network integrity and security are ensured via SSL network encryption (optional).
Built-in Database Server:
The built-in Database Server allows obtaining the employee information and the access & attendance records easily, thus cutting the processing time for jobs like payroll calculation from days to minutes. All the information is real-time information, instead of week-old or day-old data. In contrast, other systems must use dedicated computers running special proprietary software to retrieve the information, and usually dedicated persons are required to perform the jobs.
As a company dedicated to innovation, design and engineering, Lucky Technology obtained the US patent for the iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliance's built-in web-interface in 2003 (US patent number 6,643,779). Our "pursuit of perfection" makes it possible for you to have the leading-edge technology of the iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliance in security and time-attendance systems --- easily.
Master/Slave Unit configuration:
Multiple iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliances can be setup as a Master/Slave network with up to a 20,000 user capability. Under this configuration, one iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliance or the iGuard Super Master would be assigned the role as the Master device, and all other iGuard Biometric / Smart Card Security Appliances are configured as slave devices.
When a user enroll in any one of these iGuard units, his / her user information, including the fingerprint information, would be replicated to all other iGuard units in the same master / slave network, so the same user does not need to enroll multiple times in order to have the access rights to all these units.