HID Global has received new industry accolades, winning Best Use of Biometrics in a Commercial Setting at SMART Awards Asia 2016 for deployments at two major theme parks in China.
The amusement parks used HID Global’s Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint scanners to link park attendees’ ride tickets directly to their identities. The aim was not only to reduce fraud, but to improve administrative efficiency, and to reduce wait times for rides.
Evidently, the project was a success, with HID Global joining a select group of other innovative award winners at the awards ceremony. Commenting in a statement, HID Global Biometrics General Manager and VP Paul Butler said the HID Global team was “honored that HID Global’s Lumidigm technology has been recognized as the most innovative in-market commercial biometrics solution in the entertainment sector in the East Asia region.”
The recognition could help to spur other amusement parks and similar entertainment facilities to adopt the innovative solution, with biometric authentication offering a uniquely accurate and convenient means of tracking attendees’ activities.
May 19, 2016 – by Alex Perala