“MFace Flex is specifically designed to transform the travel experience by making key travel touch points as frictionless as possible.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America, IDEMIA
IDEMIA has unveiled its newest high-throughput biometric solution. Dubbed MFace Flex, it revolves around facial recognition. Running through a standard video feed, it’s capable of recognizing multiple faces in high-traffic scenarios without the need for anyone to stop and pose or otherwise interact with the system.
In announcing the solution, IDEMIA highlighted its performance in the 2019 Biometric Technology Rally, a high-profile testing event operated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate. “The performance of the MFace Flex exceeded the DHS-established rally goals for both efficiency and satisfaction,” the company stated, with IDEMIA North America Public Security SVP Donnie Scott adding later that MFace Flex delivered a “robust performance” and acknowledging that the Biometric Technology Rally “offers a unique, real-world testing environment and provides us with invaluable data we can use to further enhance our products.”
While IDEMIA’s announcement made no mention of the company’s renowned MorphoWave contactless fingerprint reader, the MFace Flex solution is a kind of successor to that product in terms of offering fast and reliable biometric identification for high-traffic scenarios. And whereas the MorphoWave gained renown for capturing fingerprints without the need for an end user to actually touch the scanner, MFace Flex offers the potential for even more seamless biometric authentication, with no need for specific action from subjects.
As such, IDEMIA is highlighting a range of potential applications for the solution, including stadiums, theme parks, gaming venues, commercial transportation, and travel. The latter is a particular focus for IDEMIA at MFace Flex’s launch, with the company debuting its solution at this week’s Future Travel Experience Global Conference in Las Vegas.
“Seamless travel experience provides real economic and productivity benefits that directly impact traveler satisfaction and loyalty,” explained IDEMIA’s Scott. “MFace Flex is specifically designed to transform the travel experience by making key travel touch points as frictionless as possible.”
It’s a pitch that should resonate as a growing number of air travel and border control interests look to biometric solutions to boost efficiency and security in passenger processing. And it may garner interest from a range of other areas as IDEMIA moves forward in promoting MFace Flex’s full range of applications.
September 5, 2019 – by Alex Perala
Like all biometrics solutions, face recognition technology measures and matches the unique characteristics for the purposes of identification or authentication. Often leveraging a digital or connected camera, facial recognition software can detect faces in images, quantify their features, and then match them against stored templates in a database.
Face scanning biometric tech is incredibly versatile and this is reflected in its wide range of potential applications. Learn more on FindBiometrics’ Facial Recognition page.
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