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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.

Source : https://www.biometricupdate.com/

The group develops for Société Générale Bank a biometric credit card to secure contactless payments


Surge of contactless payments, development of telemedicine and distance learning, generalization of identity control for access in buildings and public spaces, rise of online purchase… The pandemic crisis was an accelerator for the digital transition in many sectors for whose the need of identification and transaction security are crucial. All of this, to avoid fraud.

For the World leader in Augmented identity, IDEMIA, born in 2017 after the joint-venture between Oberthur Technologies and Morpho, ex-division of Safran for identity and Security, the crisis revealed opportunities.

” We have passed through the Covid-19 crisis with some services that disclosed essential activities. We have remained operational, despite of the crisis and have also shown resilience. Only 20% of our activities (identity documents) suffered by the reason of city halls closing.” Explains Pierre Barrial, who took on IDEMIA Group as new CEO from 1st July. Besides him there was Yann Delabrière (Former CEO of Faurencia) who was temporarily at the head of IDEMIA, and now as the president of the board of directors.

The changing in governance arrives when Idemia seeks to accelerate after <Clarifying strategy and reviewing its offer>. Despite of pandemic period, < Our objectives are unchangeable: We foresee growth in terms of turnover of 5 to 6% by 2022 and a rise of 10% in our results (EBITIDA)> Sums up Pierre Barrial. In 2019, Idemia made 2,3 billion of Euros in total revenue and 400 million of Euros in gross margin – operational profit.

Idemia surfs on the market waves of – security, biometric identification, connectivity – which should grow 7% and reach 12,6 billion of Euros in the world, from 2019 to 2022. By 2025, only the market of digital identification for governments and enterprises will weight 6 billion.

Facial Recognition

Installed in every continent and fitted with ranges of products for institutional and private sector, Idemia has positioned itself as trusted partner of banks (1800 clients), mobiles operators (500 references) which prepare the deploy of 5G, connected vehicles, new usages in telemedicine and e-education. Inside these heterogenic fields, <Everything lies on the same bricks of technology that Idemia masters with French laboratories of world-class: Cryptography and artificial intelligence – AI, as well as microchips manufactured by the company on its own. 1,5 billion of microchips, credit cards and identity documents are commercialized per year.> Develops Yann Delabrière.

In the field of facial recognition, Idemia is currently adapting its products installed in airports for border control to identify people using masks.

< The objective is, thru the use of sophisticated software, to control the identity by taking into account just half of the face, particularly using iris recognition. All of that in a fluid and efficient manner.> Affirms Pierre Barrial.

In the bank sector, Idemia focus on solving security flaws linked with contactless payments. When paying, card’s holder will put the finger on a sensor embedded in the card. Idemia develops a biometric credit card that will be tested by Société Générale in the end of 2021. The bank aims to propose the biometric credit card in 2022. Still on the same field, Idemia is a direct competitor of Thales Group, which develops the same technology of biometric credit card for BNP Paribas. The bank predicts to test something in between 10 000 and 15 000 credit cards this autumn.

The invention of biometric card seeks to eliminate the ceiling of expenditure on contactless payments, by enhancing security and assuring that the card’s holder is the one making the payment. This process will be authenticated by card’s holder biometric data.

Source: Inspired of Véronique Guillermard from Le Figaro

Pierre Barrial announced as new Idemia’s CEO from1st July

It was in an unusual and strange context that IDEMIA was pushed to introduce its latest biometric reader for its frictionless access control division, the VisionPass.

Indeed, this new face reader was supposed to be introduced during the international Las Vegas show ISC WEST initially scheduled March 17 -20th. This show was unfortunately postponed next June due to the health crisis of COVID-19  the whole world is currently facing.

That being said, let’s focus on the new benchmark for contactless biometrics market based on facial recognition. The VisionPass aims at replacing the 3D Face Reader, very well known by a lot of users since it was the precursor of facial recognition based on 3D and not 2D as most of the existing readers on the market at the time.

VisionPass brings us to the next level since it is based on a combination of 3D, 2D and infrared facial recognition but above all it is equipped with artificial intelligence just like the MorphoWave Compact, which allows it to achieve very high performance.

It naturally inherits of all the know-how of the world leader in biometrics IDEMIA  with its manufacturing skills and exceptional technical characteristics. Being IP65 (fully protected against dust. Protected against water jets from all directions with the lance) and IK08 (Resistance to an impact of 5 joules. Equivalent to the impact of a mass of 1.7 kg falling from a 3 meters high), it can be easily deployed both  indoor and outdoor and resist all types of environments.

This access control device reflects many qualities, wide angle capture, support face angles and face changes, near-motion 1-second verification whatever the light conditions, up to 40,000 users, high throughput, completely hands-free, anti-fraud systems, etc … and much more.

Do not hesitate to contact Biotime teams for further information about the new VisionPass.

Authentication by biometric devices is a trend nowadays. Since it’s a new and convenient technology, customers worldwide are still discovering its simple and secured features which are being deployed everywhere.

  • It’s already in our routine

How do you unlock your smartphone? How many times per day?  Pin codes have been replaced by biometric authentication, in which fingerprint and facial scan are taking the lead. The offered convenience impacts directly  the way we interact with devices. For instance a person unlocks her/his smartphone 52 times per day on average, a teenager or millennial, 152 times a day. Beyond the practical side, the action itself is secured and allows the adoption of biometrics in other fields as people are getting more and more used. Facial, fingerprint, voice or iris are the main forms of biometrics in a daily basis deployment.

78% of global consumers have tried some form of biometric authentication.

If it’s impressive that 78% of global consumers have already tried some sort of biometric authentication, most of these users, 74%,  see the technology as a positive game changing which facilitates everyday lives.

63% of them have tried fingerprints

25% of them have tried facial biometrics

20% have used iris recognition

  • Convenience is better: no more PIN

The fear of identity theft was number 1 answer of global customers, 37% said that it would turn them off from using biometric technology. But the technology convenience would step ahead this feeling of fear. Instead of using a PIN for credit card, customers said it’s safer and more comfortable to store biometric data directly on their cards.

You will never forget your fingerprint.

Three major interests of consumers are checked by biometric technology: Security, convenience and privacy.

61% of global consumers have an average of more than 10 transactions a month using payment cards at physical stores/ merchants. We can consider that most part of them surpass 30 transactions. For these consumers, forgetting their card PIN is similar to a nightmare. In the last 18 months, 54% of global consumers have forgotten  their PIN code, to avoid this headache, 82% said they would replace normal PIN by biometric authentication while using credit cards.

One of the big advantages of biometric authentication is the unlimited ceiling for contactless payments, beyond the security and convenience it can offer. 72% of customers would accept a biometric card offering the three major concerns.

IDEMIA is on top of this technology and has been developing the FCODE card, which has an integrated fingerprint sensor. This fingerprint sensor allows a rapid verification of the biometric data stored in the card and the fingerprint presented when a contactless transaction happens. IDEMIA doesn’t store the biometric data or any information, it’s all stored in the credit card. Each consumer can handle his data with simple and easy enrolment solution.

82% of consumers worldwide are prepared to use fingerprint scan instead of classic pin

Other areas are already applying  biometric technology in order to simplify everyday tasks.

  • More than just payment cards

The biometric technology deployment continues in a global scale and consumers start realizing how beneficial it is to use. For example, 43% of global consumers would use a biometric card for a building access and 32% want the technology integrated to transportation pass.

43% of global consumers would like to use a biometric card to gain access to a secured building.

The future of these cards looks very promising, indeed – and we’re proud to be a part of it.

Find out more information on www.idemia.com

In order to reinforce the security in public and private areas, IDEMIA, the world leader in augmented identity launched its new generation application for video analysis.

Thanks to Augmented Vision, security workers will be allowed to identify suspected people in real time and accelerate the investigation as soon as the event occurs. This new cutting-edge technology helps to strengthen security in high circulation places such as airports, train stations, stadiums, sports arenas, stores and shopping malls. It can also be placed at show sites and entertainment areas for accurate surveillance.

Augmented Vision has numerous assets:

  • Fast and accurate functioning in real-time;
  • Several algorithms for video analytics all-in-one: face, outline, vehicles, number plates, objects;
  • Real-Time face recognition technology highly accurate and tested by NIST (FIVE 2017);

It can also be settled in CCTV solutions or access control systems:

  • Video Analytics : While a suspected person is detected in the video, the AV solution will trigger a warning for the surveillance team. Augmented Vision is blended in normal monitoring systems, with classic cameras situated in public or private areas, thus IDEMIA contributes to upraise security systems.
  • Access Control: the security system can automatically refuse access when a suspect tries to get into a non-authorized zone. And It can also identify a group of people by distinguishing and authorizing some VIPs or employees to secured zones.

This application leans on IDEMIA’s expertise, in particular on its  face recognition technology which allows great efficiency and accuracy for image and video analysis.

«Augmented Vision leverages all of IDEMIA’s latest technologies to offer a complete and accurate solution based on our leadership in biometric capture and analysis as well as real-time video data analysis. With this new analytics application, we enhance security, increase throughput while improving user experience. »
Philippe Barreau, IDEMIA Executive Vice President of the Public Security & Identity Business Unit

«With Augmented Vision, we give our Partners the capability to capitalize upon existing video surveillance infrastructures with biometric access control. It paves the way for our next facial recognition-based innovations for access control and time & attendance applications. »
Yves Portalier Executive Vice President of the Connected Objects Business Unit