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Palm scanners get thumbs up in schools, hospitals

Posted By admin On November 26, 2012 @ 5:23 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Brian Shane
USA TODAY [1]
November 26, 2012

At schools in Pinellas County, Fla., students aren’t paying for lunch with cash or a card, but with a wave of their hand over a palm scanner.

“It’s so quick that a child could be standing in line, call mom and say, ‘I forgot my lunch money today.’ She’s by her computer, runs her card, and by the time the child is at the front of the line, it’s already recorded,” says Art Dunham, director of food services for Pinellas County Schools.

Students take about four seconds to swipe and pay for lunch, Dunham says, and they’re doing it with 99% accuracy.

“We just love it. No one wants to go back,” Dunham says.

Palm-scanning technology is popping up nationwide as a bona fide biometric tracker of identities, and it appears poised to make the jump from schools and hospitals to other sectors of the economy including ATM usage and retail. It also has applications as a secure identifier for cloud computing.

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[1] USA TODAY: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/11/25/palm-scanners-technology-schools/1726175/

[2] Children Forced to Palm Scan For School Lunches: http://www.prisonplanet.com/children-forced-to-palm-scan-for-school-lunches.html

[3] Schools scanned students’ irises without permission: http://www.prisonplanet.com/schools-scanned-students-irises-without-permission.html

[4] Thousands seeking mortgage help line up at Palm Beach County Convention Center this morning: http://www.prisonplanet.com/thousands-seeking-mortgage-help-line-up-at-palm-beach-county-convention-center-this-morning.html

[5] Invasion of the Vein Scanners for Cashless Society: http://www.prisonplanet.com/invasion-of-the-vein-scanners-for-cashless-society.html

[6] Winning banned in two thirds of schools: http://www.prisonplanet.com/winning-banned-in-two-thirds-of-schools.html

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