Many companies today automate their business processes and document workflow
procedures, leaving the approval stage as the only element which requires the use
of paper in order to capture a handwritten signature. The SIGNificant Suite, including
the Biometric Server, helps introduce your company to the era of electronic signing.
The SIGNificant Online Client and SIGNificant Offline Client record the handwritten
signature of a person (by parameters of pressure, acceleration, speed, rhythm and
movements in the air) and embed the signature into the electronic document.
The SIGNificant Biometric Server allows for the possibility to perform a real-time
biometric verification of a person’s signature to the SIGNificant platform by
comparing the recorded parameters of his handwritten signatures against his
• Reduces Fraud – by enabling dynamic verification of the handwritten signature against
a pre-defined biometric profile.
• High Reliability – based on the fact that two signatures can never be the same. The SIGNificant
Biometric Server has been evaluated by a number of leading graphologists and forensic experts
that found it to have equal or even improved abilities of proving the authenticity of a signature
written on paper.
• Seamless Integration – using an extensive API that allows biometric authentications and enrollment
of profiles to be an integrated part of any legacy application.
• Dynamic – has the ability to adjust dynamically to all future, inherent changes in the person’s
signature. As the Biometric Server tracks each person's natural fluctuations over time, the profile
IDEAL FOR: continues to learn and remains updated and reliable over time.
E-commerce • Built for Speed – accelerates work processes, raises productivity and efficiency within existing
Medical procedures. Using the SIGNificant Biometric Server, the electronic document cycle will no longer
Network Security be broken solely for the purpose of capturing and authenticating a signature.
Legal Contracts • Easy Management – the signature profile database is easily managed, enabling the administrator
Insurance to perform a series of operations for each profile including suspending, resetting or deleting the profile.
Credit cards • Paper Free Process – you will save money, time and trees by making your office 100% paperless!
Manufacturing • User Friendly – includes an intuitive graphical user interface for enrolling.
• Small Sized Profile Files – the Personal Profiles require only a few hundred bytes of storage
space regardless of the signature size and complexity.
• High Accuracy Level – by capturing all hand movements to guarantee the highest level of accuracy
and flexibility. A very accurate personal profile for authentication is created over time when a series
of signatures are accumulated for an individual.
• Distinctive Signature Aspects – the system utilizes distinctive
aspects of the handwritten signature such as rhythm, speed,
pressure, acceleration and movement by measuring the physical
activity of signing.
• Hardware Independent – supports multiple capturing devices
and manufacturers (tablet, TabletPC, PDA, Electronic Pen, etc.).
• Non Reversible Transformation – signatures are never stored
as bitmaps, making reverse engineering very difficult.
• Automatic Detection of Variations – the server does not use
a constant test for all signers, since some users sign in a very
consistent way, whereas others sign with a greater discrepancy
between signatures. The server automatically detects these
variations and builds the personal profile as secure as possible.
• Versatile Threshold Factor – enabling a varying authentication
process for different environments, allowing organizations to
easily adjust the balance between customer acceptance
• Clear & Fast Verification Results – the verification is performed
in a transparent manner. The server compares the signature
to the updated personal profile in the database and enables
or rejects the entry within milliseconds.
• Constant Profile Enriching – a dynamic mechanism recognizes
the fluctuation rate in each of the signature parameters in real
time, thus nourishing the authentication engine with added
parameters and enhancing the profile every time a signature
The process is initiated by the user’s enrollment. The enrollment
wizard requires three initial signatures and additional three
signatures for training purposes. Using a digital pen and tablet,
users naturally sign their personal handwritten signature, exactly
the same as using a wet-ink pen and ordinary paper.
Signature Profile Creation and Handling
Each signature is analyzed by the SIGNificant Biometric Server
and converted to the user’s signature profile. The profile is a
robust structure that contains the knowledge of the signature’s
dynamics. The biometric profile is calculated and logged on the
basis of six comparable signatures.
Each time a user utilizes the application to add his signature, the
server compares the current signature to the pre-enrolled profile.
Upon each authentication the server continues to learn and fine-
tunes the user’s profile. This enables the system to track gradual
shifts in the handwritten signature over time.
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