Frost & Sullivan Names IDEMIA as Global Biometrics Company of the Year

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IDEMIA has added a major accolade to its mantle after being named as Frost & Sullivan’s Global Biometrics Company of the Year for 2019. Frost & Sullivan specifically referenced IDEMIA’s anti-spoofing capabilities while making its decision.  

Other highlights include IDEMIA’s MorphoWave Compact fingerprint scanner, the F.CODE smart card, and the OneLook multimodal capture device. The MorphoWave Compact is a wall-mounted access control panel that does not require the user to touch the scanner itself. The Compact solution debuted in 2018, and recently received a substantial AI upgrade that made the scanner faster and more accurate.

F.CODE, meanwhile, is a biometric payment card that utilizes built-in fingerprint authentication instead of the typical PIN code. The technology was featured in JCB cards that received two awards at the Cards and Electronic Payments International Asia (CEPI) Summit earlier this year. OneLook, on the other hand, offers both face and iris recognition, with algorithms that have performed well in NIST testing and during the Department of Homeland Security’s first Biometric Technology Rally.

“IDEMIA supports its channel partners through the entire sales and product lifecycle,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Ram Ravi. “Overall, its industry-leading technology, unrivaled customer support, and next-generation innovations earn IDEMIA an eminent position in the global biometrics market.”

Frost & Sullivan also praised IDEMIA’s Augmented Vision technology, which is able to tag more metadata than other surveillance solutions. The award itself was handed out as part of Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices awards. The awards are selected by a panel of industry analysts, who carry out extensive interviews and evaluate companies based on criteria like innovation, customer service, and overall performance.

Earlier this month, IDEMIA revealed that it will soon be providing biometric ID cards for the citizens of Morocco. The company has previously teamed up with INTERPOL to provide training on document security.

December 18, 2019 – by Eric Weiss