IDEMIA, the world leader in biometrics and augmented identity carried out an independent survey in 11 countries. This survey reached out 2,800 respondents who talked about their perception of biometrics.Here are the some facts collected:

  1. GOOD REPUTATION FOR BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY

Biometric authentication is seen as a useful technology, reducing numbers of passwords, avoiding fraud and after all it’s easy to use, since you just need to punch in your biometric data. These were the answers of 74% of respondents who had a positive approach to the technology.

  1. THE WORLD IS READY

90% of people surveyed said they are ready to use biometric identification and that the world is ready for this type of processes. 61% would use biometrics to unlock their phones and others saying that they would pay online and in store with their biometrics.

  1. NON-HUMAN SIDE OF BIOMETRICS IS NOT A TURN OFF

The lack of human touch and the technical side of biometrics itself were well accepted, meanwhile, the idea of identity theft, fraud and privacy concerns raised some concerns to the people surveyed.

  1. BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY MAINSTREAM

Only 22% of respondents have never tried biometric authentication before. In contrast 78% had already use biometrics and 63% used fingerprint verification.

  1. FINGERPRINT VERIFICATION WINS POPULARITY CONTEST

The most accurate and convenient form of biometric is by far the fingerprint. Second place for security and accuracy is iris recognition and facial recognition wins beside fingerprint the title of convenience.

  1. BRAZIL AND U.A.E. ARE THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC COUNTRIES

89% of Brazilians interviewed had used biometric technology, in first place because it’s required to vote in the national election. The U.A.E also have an excellent perception of biometrics, 81% appreciate the innovation and the fun aspect. They are the less fearful of fraud or data or identity theft.

  1. IN FRANCE, BIOMETRICS ARE STILL SENSITIVE

In general, French people participating in the survey had a favorable approach towards biometrics, 61%, a low numbers if we compare to the global average of 74%. The fewest numbers of adherents of the mobile wallet are in France.

  1. GOOD PERSPECTIVE IN BANKING IDENTITY

The majority of respondents, 82%, want to replace PIN or banking password with their fingerprint. By contrast, 87% want to keep it as a backup option.

  1. PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THEIR BIOMETRICS

When speaking about payment cards with biometric technology, answers are mitigated:

Most of them would prefer to enroll their biometric data with the banking app, 42%, or with help of a bank staff, 67%. Majority as well prefer to keep in their cards the biometric data, 40%, instead of having it stored in the cloud; 11%.

  1. BIOMETRIC MOBILE WALLETS ARE NOT YET TRENDING WORLDWIDE

43% of respondents are already using their biometric data to pay with mobile phones. However, there is a huge regional divide with India leading with 86% versus only 11% in France.

BONUS FACT: IDEMIA IS ALREADY LEADING THE WAY

IDEMIA is a pionner in the biometric world, with its payment card solution F.CODE – your  fingerprint is turned to your PIN and groundbreaking programs IDEMIA executed the ambitious Aadhaar program in INDIA, attributing an unique ID number to 1.3 billion citizens. At Singapore’s Changi Airport, precisely in the Terminal 4, passengers can board in under 10 minutes using their biometric data.

Source: https://www.idemia.com/news/ten-facts-you-didnt-know-about-biometrics-2019-201

Dear Partners and Customers,

Since the launch of MorphoWave Tower by IDEMIA in 2015, the technology has achieved multiple industry leading awards, and has become the benchmark in high assurance frictionless access control.

The popularity and success of the technology was further reinforced by the introduction of MorphoWave Compact in 2018, which immediately received multiple industry awards, and achieved rapid adoption globally.

Over the past 4 years we have worked closely with the world’s leading turnstile manufacturers to ensure that MorphoWave technology is also available in 2 additional key formats:

1.       In tower/pedestal formats that are designed to esthetically blend with and complement existing turnstiles,

2.       Embedded directly into the turnstile structure to achieve a uni-body design.

The above formats are available with both the original MorphoWave (OEM Kit) and the new MorphoWave Compact.

There is a style of MorphoWave to suit almost every design or aesthetic objective.

For customers requiring a tower/pedestal design which is independent, and not necessarily linked to, or used with turnstiles, IDEMIA will soon be releasing an updated version of the original MorphoWave Tower. The new MorphoWave Tower will leverage the Compact reader technology, which brings additional benefits such as embedded multi card technology, a more engaging capacitive touchscreen and significantly easier installation and support, along with many more benefits.

The original MorphoWave Tower form factor will be maintained to support existing customers, and will then gradually transition to a “build to order” status.

Thank you for your interest and support in making MorphoWave technology the great success it is, and please feel free to contact your local representative for more details.

Yours sincerely,

JCB is one of IDEMIA’s partners in Asia which won the annual Asia Awards for “Cards & Electronic Payments”. Thanks to IDEMIA’s Technology.

The 5th CEPI, in Singapore, gathers all best players in cards and payments landscape in Asia-Pacific for an annual Summit and Awards. It’s an opportunity for them to share and discuss about the key industry issues faced and outline Industry innovations.

After the development of JCB Token Platform (JTP) back in 2016, IDEMIA and JCB have tightened their partnership to develop a biometric card proof of concept. The partnership uses the F.CODE card, technology which takes card payment to the next level. This technology developed by IDEMIA allows the replacement of PIN CODE by fingerprints.

Security and Privacy is enhanced with F.CODE by its unique and universal method of identification. The biometric card has a lot of advantages as better authentication, transparent payment transactions and contactless payment for high value transactions.

As a leader of augmented identity and with its expertise in the field of biometric and payments, IDEMIA has a long partnership with JCB. Both companies are looking forward to innovate and they’re really proud of what they have achieved together.

Source: https://www.idemia.com/press-release/jcb-awarded-two-cards-electronic-payments-international-asia-awards-thanks-idemia-technology-2019-03-04

The global leader in augmented identity, Idemia, was selected by Movistar in Chile to be part of an unseen service in South America, the creation of a digital identity mobile KYC (Know Your Customer) and solutions for paperless contracts on mobile stores services.

 The announcement took place on April 2019.

The Telefónica’s subsidiary in Chile, Movistar, made a great move towards Idemia, when awarding the company a contract to provide an end-to-end KYC service. The solution has the purpose to assist in-store sales people while signing new customers, both facial and digital signature will be involved. Customers in Chile will have the possibility to sign new contract electronically:

The service is basically provided by a mobile app for tablets and smartphones in which sales people from Telefónica will match the ID document with customer photos stored in a biometric database. This procedure generates though a digital identity for the customer.

The relation between the two companies started years ago, when Idemia had provided Telefónica with SIMs, over-the-air and M2M eSIM Global Subscription management platform. This new contract endorses the ongoing trust of Telefónica in Idemia.

In a long term bases, digital identity will bring a safe and secure world where shoppers will be able to do self enrollment at home in order to carry out their daily taks.

Source: https://www.idemia.com/press-release/idemia-selected-movistar-chile-be-telefonicas-first-ever-south-american-partner-provide-digital-identity-services-2019-04-03

IDEMIA teams with Infineone and Pmdtechnologies to get ahead on 3D facial recognition.

The partnership seeks to develop a refined solution for systems integrators and OEMs.

The trio is specifically working on a 3D image sensor on Time-of-Flight technology. The latter analyzes how emitted light reflects off of objects in the real world. The technology will be used to enhance 3D facial recognition in LG’s newest smartphone, to be shown at MMW – Mobile World Congress, this year:

Last September IDEMIA presented its new software designed for infrared cameras, the logic here is to unify the latest hardware from Infineon and Pmdtechnologie with the cutting edge 3D Face biometric software from IDEMIA. The result of this would be a powerful solution aimed at smartphone, tablet, and PC applications as well in different areas such as smart cars.

Source:

https://findbiometrics.com/idemia-lg-suppliers-3d-facial-recognition-502212/