Cansec’s Zodiac fingerprint reader sets a new standard for fingerprint verification readers with its speed, small size and ease of implementation. Zodiac brings the cost of biometrics in line with conventional access control readers, according to Cansec. The Zodiac uses an optical sensor, which is physically stronger than semiconductor-based systems in terms of impact-resistance, scratch-resistance, weather-durability and corrosion-resistance. Physical strength is a key factor for versatile outdoor use. Cansec Systems Ltd.