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Glory Ltd. has developed a photo system to identify people in a blink, and with much higher accuracy than conventional systems.

The system takes only one second to identify a person after taking the photo by comparing the person with stored image data, Glory said Tuesday.

The margin of error is 2 percent — five times more accurate than conventional systems.

According to U.S. Defense Department data, existing technology can reduce the margin of error for similar ID systems to around 10 percent, Glory said.

The leading maker of money-handling machines plans to develop a commercially viable system by March 2005. The company, based in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, will market the system for use at research institutes and other entities that need to closely monitor people.

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