Article 14 : IDEMIA, partenaire de l'Etat Français pour les nouvelles cartes d'identité biométrique

The French State has announced the renewal of the national identity card by integrating a biometric chip useful for online identification, and designed by a French company at the cutting edge of technology. Back to this important announcement.

An improvement in the service of the security of everyone’s identity

It is a sulphurous and divisive subject at first glance, which hardly leaves anyone indifferent in France lately: the new French identity cards will be equipped with a biometric chip. Thus, these new generation national identity cards can be easily read by a smartphone or any device equipped with an application specially designed for this purpose in order to automatically and digitally certify the identity of its owner.

It will be possible, for example, to verify with certainty the identity of the holder of one of these new cards when carrying out certain procedures: request to French administrations, online purchases and why not, if one imagine the possible developments based on this improvement in identity checks, voting online as is already done in other countries. The applications are limitless and this should improve everyone’s cybersecurity and prevent some identity theft.

A controversial technology whose security is essential

Faced with these obvious improvements, some object to the still plausible possibility of having their identity card stolen, or even quite simply a hacking of the identification system which could, on the contrary, greatly facilitate identity theft for criminals. of a victim. At a minimum, this identification system must be extremely secure.

A French innovation by IDEMIA

We particularly draw our reader’s attention to one detail: this biometric identification technology is not the result of an acquisition from some technologically superior foreign country, but a national innovation. It is more precisely due to the company IDEMIA, the world leader in augmented identity. 

At Biotime, it seems important to us to relay this information because IDEMIA is an innovative company, the flagship of French technology and now recognized by the State itself.

Article 13 : L'aéroport international d'Oakland va se doter d'une technologie de reconnaissance faciale biométrique

On October 4, IDEMIA, the world leader in biometric and augmented identity solutions, announced its partnership with an international airport in the United States. Indeed, Oakland International Airport in California has chosen to equip itself with a new technology to verify the identity of international travellers. People departing from Terminal 1 will thus be able to use this new identification system called MFACE.

What is MFACE technology?

This technology is a revolutionary system since it makes it possible to recognize the continuous flow of travellers in real time in a defined space. Oakland airport passengers will thus benefit from speed and simplicity when validating their passages. This identification system can be deployed as a stand-alone device, on a counter or even be integrated into an already existing system.

A more efficient airport thanks to MFACE technology?

The director of aviation at the Oakland Port Authority, Bryant L. Francis, says the technology will provide passengers with speed when moving from one boarding gate to another. He also adds that adding this technology to the airport will allow travellers a smoother and more secure boarding experience. For its part, the giant in biometric solutions and augmented identification insists that no personal information is stored. It indicates that the customs service of border protection carries out the biometric verification via the cloud.

Biometric readers more and more present in American airports?

Biometrics are increasingly present in the United States and airports no longer hesitate to equip themselves with this technology to facilitate movement and make their spaces more fluid. A few months ago, Newark Liberty International Airport announced (in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) the launch of a self-service e-gate system. It allows travellers to perform a biometric scan and thus confirm their boarding. Los Angeles International Airport has also used this technology to screen air passengers and thus enhance their security.

Article 12 : Nouveauté : prise en compte des QR Code pour l'identification des visiteurs sur les deux lecteurs biométriques sans contact MorphoWave & VisionPass

As a professional, you must not stay on the sidelines of new tools intended to make your business more efficient. Today, biometric readers are at the heart of the surveillance systems of all companies. Check out the two IDEMIA models with new functionality below.

Why choose one of IDEMIA’s new biometric products?

All businesses face several security and hospitality management challenges. New models of IDEMIA biometric readers offer more features with better performance and excellent speed. They are both capable of easily reading QR-type codes, in order to identify and optimally manage visitors who come to your premises. They thus represent an undeniable advance in the world of biometrics.

VisionPass: the new terminal that does not lack performance

This new facial recognition reader inevitably ensures the safety of any business premises. Indeed, it is able to capture and identify faces in less than a second. In other words, the identification work is almost instantaneous, regardless of the light conditions. It is a rugged and compact reader, designed to meet the demands of users. It merges the brand’s latest advances in AI and devices for processing infrared, 2D and even 3D images.

MorphoWave Compact: a concentrated technology

This has the ability to cope with an environment with heavy traffic. Indeed, it is not necessary to mark a downtime during the biometric control, which makes it possible to control a large flow of people while maintaining a high level of security. In addition to offering the advantages of its predecessor and more, this model is also more efficient and lighter.

The MorphoWave Compact is also able to take into account QR Codes for the identification of visitors. This opens up interesting prospects and many applications will naturally result from it.

For more information about this new feature, use the contact form to your request.

Article-11 : Pourquoi choisir les produits IDEMIA?

With technological advance, things are accelerating more and more in the digital world. That said, securing identity has become a top priority at this time. The products of the world leader in Augmented Identity, IDEMIA, meet these priorities.

What is biometrics?

To fight against fraud, identity theft or cybercrime, new technologies are deployed. Among these technologies, biometrics appears as the most reliable for identifying people, according to their biological characteristics. In fact, it is a science that analyses the physical characteristics or behaviours of each person in order to authenticate their identity.

In simple words, it is the measure of the human body.

What are its advantages?

Biometric techniques are used in various sectors: forensic identification, access control and administration, identity management, whether in the public or private sector.

Its efficiency is also linked to computer science. So, the data recorded in the files makes it possible to quickly identify the person and this guarantees both the safety and the comfort of the individual. Among the techniques offered, there are biometric readers, which are based on facial, retinal or digital recognition.

Why choose IDEMIA?

A trusted identity is the basis of the foundation of a pleasant world. So, by relying on strong technical expertise, IDEMIA improves the safety of people in all areas. It is the world leader in augmented identity.

Controlling borders, managing passenger flows, increasing security while reducing staff and passenger waiting times, these are the ambitions of the world leader IDEMIA.

If you want more information about our products and services, contact us!

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.

If you would like more information about VisionPass or facial recognition, use our contact form.

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