Biometric identity platform Keyo has launched a new hand scanner device that enables consumers to pay at stores, redeem a ticket or open doors with simply the wave of the hand.

In a statement, the firm said the Keyo Wave+ has kept the original Keyo Wave’s powerful biometric identification capabilities but can now operate via a smartphone-sized screen that consumers can use for payments, access control, time and attendance, ticketing and identification.

“Building a biometric hand scanner capable of scaling to billions of users is a huge milestone for us, and is critical for our large enterprise customers who need to support global footprints,” said Jaxon Klein, Co-Founder and CEO of Keyo.

He added: “I am so excited to see partners already developing innovative solutions leveraging the Keyo Wave+ and its customizable user interface for everything from processing payments, to redeeming tickets at arenas, to entering office complexes. The Wave+ is a game changer.”

The Keyo Wave+ allows users to design and implement bespoke applications to integrate biometric authentication into their own products and services. It has options for both hardwired or wireless network access and can be mounted to a countertop or wall, making it easier to integrate into a range of environments such as retail stores, resorts, hospitals, stadiums, offices, and airports.

Keyo said it will be releasing no-code integration tools, so partners without large technical teams can start integrating the technology into their products and services more quickly.

Member of Keyo Network’s global identity platform enroll only once to scan their palm at any participating business outlets globally. The technology is seen as particularly useful in alleviating minor inconveniences, such as forgetting a wallet or keys, to major crises, such as recovering the identity of people experiencing a natural disaster or political instability.

The human hand has millions of unique data points that differentiate individuals. Some of these data points, such as those of palm vein patterns, are internal to the body, which makes them virtually impossible to obtain without consent. Keyo’s selection of the palm for its biometric identity system is just one of the ways the company is protecting consumer privacy, Keyo said.

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