Article-10 : Encore une 1ère place pour IDEMIA !

IDEMIA’s 1:N face biometric algorithm has again taken the number one spot on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT).

The IDEMIA’s 1:N face biometric algorithm

According to an announcement by Idemia National Security Solutions (NSS), a business unit of Idemia, the test results showed a correct identification accuracy of 99.5 percent at a false positive identification rate of 0.1 percent when searching a dataset of 1.6 million visa border images.

Per the announcement, IDEMIA has maintained the number one spot in the NIST FRVT ranking since March, and this time around, its facial recognition technology was tested against over 75 systems and 281 entries.

NIST said at the end of the test that Idemia’s algorithm had no “detectable biases” — a characteristic which the company says strengthens its sustained position as a verified leader in biometrics and fair facial recognition technology.

Precise and reliable performance

Idemia National Security Solutions CEO Andrew Boyd said that the NIST test results this year reflect the increasing foothold of their solution in the facial recognition technology market.

“The NIST testing and rankings thus far in 2021 continue to highlight the stronghold Idemia has as a leader in facial recognition technology. Our algorithms consistently deliver accurately and reliably, supporting our government partners and showcasing not only the innovative solutions being brought forth by IDEMIA, but our overall commitment to excellence in perfecting this critical technology,” said Boyd.

IDEMIA’s 1:N face biometric algorithm is deployed on various devices and systems, including VisionPass, the ultimate facial recognition access control device.

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Biometrics allows the identification and authentication of a person, by recognizing characteristics that are specific to him, and immutable. Here is more information about it.

What are the means of identification?

One and the same person can be recognized in different ways, thanks to unique elements.
The main ones are as follows:

  • Fingerprints: Fingerprint readers, the effectiveness of which is well established, are widely used today and in many fields.
  • The iris: the analysis of the iris is complex because it requires high performance cameras, good lighting and optimal conditions.
  • The veins: the particular mapping of the veins also makes it possible to confirm the identity of a person.
  • The face: the size of the nose, the distance between the eyes, and many other details, make each face unique and allow precise recognition.

Biometrics at the service of professionals

A biometric reader can authorize logical access, such as access to confidential data, connection to a session, etc. This makes it possible to limit the actions of each employee and/or to protect sensitive data.

It is also possible to use a reader for physical access, in order to enter the premises of a company, for example.

The advantages of this authentication method

The use of biometric readers represents a definite advance for a company.

First of all, it gives the possibility of considerably strengthening the security. Unlike a password or a badge, the risk of identity theft is almost non-existent. It is thus possible to have, among other things, a precise and sure record of the entries and exits of personnel.

In the same way, it makes it possible to identify oneself, at any time, without risk of forgetting or losing their means of authentication.

Finally, it’s a huge time saver. Indeed, a biometric reader is able to analyze a huge database and validate an access in less than a second.