Los Angeles International Airport, one of the busiest in the world, recently incorporated IDEMIA technology into its new West Gates departure gates. It’s a turnkey security solution for passengers, airlines and airports, and it’s based on facial recognition.

IDEMIA equips Los Angeles airport with facial recognition

Facial recognition technology installed at Los Angeles Airport complies with the security measures defined by the US Congress, but also allows passengers to board faster, more efficiently and without contact. Many other airports have called on IDEMIA’s know-how, demonstrating its long-standing commitment to secure and efficient passenger traffic solutions. This system was rated number 1 in the latest Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

A collaboration with LAWA

Idemia is proud to work with LAWA, the United States Customs and Border Protection, and more than 50 airlines to keep passengers safe. Large-scale solutions have been deployed to the current crisis at Los Angeles Airport and are significantly improving the passenger experience.

Of course, US nationals who do not wish to display their facial images can still be checked in by an airline agent.

In Brazil, Congonhas airport (Sao Paulo) is the first to use the technology developed by IDEMIA with face recognition in a few seconds. This system is an asset for streamlining the boarding process.

Tests carried out between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

This is the first time in the world that passengers between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have tested the 100% digital Embarque + Seguro boarding system, without presenting a boarding pass or identification document. This solution combines biometric validation and data analysis, and complies with general data protection legislation. When the pilot phase is validated, the government will be able to deploy this technology in other airports in Brazil, which has many advantages: efficiency, fluidity, safety …

Facial recognition: more and more important

Facial recognition is a global trend, and an integral part of the Embarque + Seguro project. The very precise IDEMIA algorithm offers a high level of security, and a very high rate of authenticity in the identification of individuals. The IDEMIA company is proud to support this project.
The MFACE technology, developed by IDEMIA is used. This technology captures the biometric parameters of the face in just a few seconds, making it very easy to get on board, avoiding queues and delays. In addition to being fast and secure, this process is completely hygienic, eliminating the handling of documents and papers.

The main operator of digital payment services in Malaysia, Merchantrade, has chosen to work with IDEMIA. IDEMIA’s Identity Proofing platform will soon speed up and secure customer registration. Merchantrade will use Merchantrade Money (its multi-currency electronic wallet) and eRemit (deposit application).

The advantages of IDEMIA’s Identity Proofing platform

This platform is very powerful for companies when it comes to identity verification. The process is based on real-time verification of biometric data and a picture (in the relevant smartphone). Then, IDEMIA’s artificial intelligence algorithms extract and verify the data.

By using IDEMIA, Merchantrade allows its users to benefit from a unique experience and to open an account very quickly. It also makes it possible to dematerialize the recording and to secure the data.

Between safety, quality and innovation

Merchantrade is a FinTech in Malaysia that offers products and solutions at the forefront of quality and innovation. IDEMIA, with its secure and innovative solution, strengthens the existing FinTech system by providing a reliable, customer-centric solution that sets them apart from the competition with an accelerated procedure for registering new users.

More good news from IDEMIA, the world leader in augmented identity ! The group recently announced that it is entering the Japanese bank card market. It will thus provide Japanese financial institutions (issuers, Fintech) with dual bank cards compliant with the JIS2 standard.

Bank cards adapted to the changing needs of consumers

IDEMIA is constantly improving the security of its contactless bank cards and wishes to extend its range to financial institutions around the world. For example, it is developing a range of eco-responsible cards and services called “GREENPAY”.

To meet growing market demand, IDEMIA is expanding its offer in Japan. It has already provided its contactless cards to large issuers like Toyota Finance Corporation or FinTechs like UPSIDER. These cards are certified by Visa, JCB and many other networks.

What are the advantages for financial institutions?

Several services related to IDEMIA contactless cards can be used by Japanese financial institutions such as:

  • Smart PIN which allows a user to obtain the PIN code of his card in a dematerialized manner.
  • Smart Instant Issuance which allows a user to have their card immediately delivered to an agency or point of sale closest to them.
  • For individuals, there is IDEMIA Connect, which allows you to activate your card by simply tapping on your smartphone.
Des tests de reconnaissance faciale en cours pour la e-carte vitale

The french e-”carte vitale” (operating via a mobile application, available on mobile and tablet) is a novelty that is part of the process of dematerialization of procedures and digitalization of the medical sphere, initiated by the french government. It allows users to authenticate to all online health services simply, quickly and securely, using their smartphone.

The first tests of the “apCV” application

The mobile application called “apCV” has been tested since spring 2019 in 2 departments of France. It can be downloaded on mobile or tablet, contains all the data of the card and offers the same healthcare reimbursement functionalities. Other additional features are integrated into it: access to his personal space on Ameli.fr, access to the official health insurance website, doctor’s declaration.

The first experiments since 2019 have been carried out in the Rhône and the Alpes-Maritimes. Users use their application instead of their card.

New tests with facial recognition

Since summer 2019, this card on a mobile application has been tested in two departments. Initially scheduled to end in May 2020, this experiment should be repeated in 10 other departments.

But that’s not the only novelty: the app will use facial recognition. The user will log in using his social security number and it is a video selfie with dynamic detection of proof of life (facial movements) which will then allow him to be identified, the application verifying the face with a saved image.

This system will make it possible to secure the use of the application, prevent any identity theft and make its use simpler and faster.