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  • Biometric Data

    I am using Alpha Anywhere v12. Can it handle biometric data? does it need any other application for it to work? if yes, pls recommend

  • #2
    Re: Biometric Data

    The data will be stored in a database. I recommend using MYSQL or MS SQL.

    When you ask if it can handle biometric data, I guess I'm not sure what you are asking. You can use Alpha to store anything that a database can store, so I don't see why it couldn't handle it.

    COLLECTING the data may be another story. If you, for instance, want to scan someone's eyes and compare it for security purposes, you would need an eye scanner. You would have to know how the scanner collects the data and use an appropriate field type to store the data. But it would depend on the eye scanner.

    Alpha could store the results of the scan and you could also likely use it to compare the two data sets that are collected.

    What is your specific application needing to do?


    • #3
      Re: Biometric Data

      Thanks Larry. I thought there is need for another apps


      • #4
        Re: Biometric Data

        Without knowing more about what you are trying to do, I couldn't say whether you might need any other apps.


        • #5
          Re: Biometric Data

          Larry's on spot - we'd need some more specific information if you have specific concerns.

          The short answer is "yes" of course you can do this with Alpha Anywhere. We have a major zoological application with a substantial medical/health side and all the associated management tools you'd expect. And we interface with things like temperature sensors, lab results uploads, DICOM imagery and more.


          • #6
            Re: Biometric Data

            Thanks Larry. Actually i am using A5 for payroll system but now I want to incorporate biometric data into it ie fingerprint, photograph, etc.. and I want it to be able to compare or detect when necessary.


            • #7
              Re: Biometric Data

              Alpha would be able to store the fingerprint data and compare it, but I don't know that it would be a useful comparison.

              You could compare data point to data point and tell if there is an exact match. But it won't be able to look at two photographs, for instance, and tell you the likelihood that the photos are of the same person unless the photos are also exact matches.

              It doesn't have that type of analysis built in so far as I know.

              You could further analyze the data yourself in any way you want, or pass the data to a fingerprint or photo comparison program.

              So, yes, Alpha can store and process biometric data, but it doesn't have a function such as "fingerprint_compare()" which would analyze two fingerprints to say that they are 98% similar.

              Not that I know of anyway.