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Sean Wong, Roosevelt High School principal, and Emi Tajima, an incoming 11th-grader, demonstrated Tuesday the school’s biometric ID system, which allows students to pay for lunches with a finger scan. The system, which does not involve fingerprints, uses a scanner that is hooked up to a laptop computer.
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IdentiMetrics, a company based in Jenkins, Pa., developed the technology. Its machines capture numerous specific points of a student’s fingertip using a scanner. Those points are translated into a binary number that is saved in an encrypted database and linked to the student’s school ID number.