At MWC, Mobile World Conference, from 25 until 28 February 2019, the GSMA or Global System for Mobile Communications will host a range of seminars aiming to provide insights and updates on several topics, such as:

Mobile Connect, 5G, IoT, Future Networks and identity.

During these 4 days seminars, IDEMIA participates in both events: At MWC with the booth #6H30 and on the GSMA seminar presenting the following topics:


Idemia’s director of standarizantion  – Remy Cricco will expose its perception on Tuesday 26th February at 3:30 PM.


Second apparition will be held by VP of Digital Domains, Connectivity and IoT Security – Emir Aboulone on Thursday 28th February at 9 AM.

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Dear Partners,

Following its process of continuous improvement, IDEMIA has enhanced the MorphoTablet 2 firmware to optimize the security of the device while restraining the risk of hacking. This new firmware offers the following security features:
• Hardware Secure Boot that preserves the device against third party Android builds installation,
• Unauthorized modification of system code,
• Physical attack surfaces mitigation by inactivating Android debug bridge (ADB) by default,
• Enhanced device encryption that protects the device against intrusion,
• SAM card reader with Open Mobile API,
• Dedicated area for customization, adding application as “pre-installed” and protecting the customization from factory reset.

In order to provide to all our customers the best product in terms of security, IDEMIA has decided to propose this new improvement to all further MorphoTablet 2 deliveries. As a consequence:

1) The MorphoTablet 2 fingerprint/face biometric tablet (Part Number 293689952 / 293686071) is discontinued and replaced by MorphoTablet 2s (MorphoTablet 2s becomes the main product reference).

2) The new secure firmware release version TA-x is now loaded in factory into:
MorphoTablet 2s fingerprint/face secure biometric tablets (Part Number 293705285 / 293705305),
MorphoTablet 2i fingerprint/face/iris biometric tablets (Part Number 293724199 / 293724222).

Our support team is available to help ensure a seamless integration of custom apps with this new firmware, using our Customer Support Package dedicated tools.

“… Onfido’s great solution of document reading and its 2D face scanning system was incorpored by world  leader on augment identity, IDEMIA, in order to optimize financial services on KYC and AML needs.”

IDEMIA is developing its selfie-based authentification throught a crucial partnership with Onfido. This collaboration showed on the past several months its position as a leading provider for the cryptocurrency market with the highest selfie authentication technology. Onfido expertise liens on the compatibility of facial recognition with document reader: users just need to upload a selfie and images of official identity documents to the system that will link both with the aim of corresponding them.

As the world’s leader on augmented identity, IDEMIA is not a new comers in the biometric authentication and the company has came to life a new 3D facial recognition system for mobile devices in 2018. The partnership can enable IDEMIA to meet the need at some niches of Financial Markets as Know Your Customer’s activities – KYC and Anti-Money Laundring – AML by the incorporation of Onfido’s solutions as a complement to its “Augmented Identity Hub”.

Mutual prospects and customers in Financial Services are the crucial point to make this partnership happen; the alignment of Idemia’s technology with Onfido’s identification will make both companies reach such market opportunities, said, Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai.


Since Friday 14th December, Parafe system has been operational at Lyon’s airport, Saint-Exupéry. Its facial recognition feature is intended to save time and maintain the highest security level.

Fifteen passengers by minute. The Parafe system, in English: Rapid Automated Passage of External Borders, was launched on Monday 17th at terminal 1 where border control will be boosted.

One agent controls 5 sas simultaneosly.

Within a context of rising intra-Schengen border control in 2016, the percentage of controlled passengers rose to 70 from 30. The airport had been testing, since February 2016, automated gates with digital recognition. Decision take, Lyon’s airport changed ten sas (five on arrival at T1, five on departure at T1) to facial recognition.

Since last december, one agent is capable of controlling 5 sas at the same time, under the rhythm of five passengers every 20 seconds. Before the changing, one agent per passenger was needed. To benefit from this system made by IN Groupe and Gunnebo, it’s mandatory to have a biometric passport.

32 Europeans nationalities are eligible to the sas against 4 previously.

«The passengers security is a challenging mission and there’s no place for mistakes» spoke Tanguy Bertolus, president of Lyon’s airports directory, who launched the sas in presence of David Clavière, the reeve of security and defense. «With this new system, we are going five times faster».

And this is just the beginning. On first trimester of 2019, ten new sas Parafe will be deployed on arrivals and departures at T1, this time for low-cost flights.


As announced in November 2018, the leading actor in the telecom and biometrics field, IDEMIA, and the largest mobile network operator in South Korea, SK Telecom, are bringing protected and convenient experiences to mobile operator customers.

IDEMIA developed the Smart Connect Subscription management solution commonly called : remote SIM provisioning.

This technology allows eSIM capable wireless devices as the Smart Watch to be remotely connected to the SK Telecom’s network, this connection is established without a physical SIM card and its respects the protocol compliancy of latest GSMA standards.

With this technology, there’s:

  • No physical SIM card needed
  • No mobile phone nearby
  • High connectivity with Smart Watches wherever you go, and you can easily manage the subscription 
  • High security connection for the Smart Watch
  • The same functions as a phone: communication habits, make calls, send texts from the Smart Watch.

Leveraging its industrial leadership and appetite for innovation, IDEMIA will be providing SK Telecom its GSMA compliant solution at the forefront of the digital revolution.