Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Suprema will be there with exciting news biometric innovations. The Korean biomerics company announced that at next month’s’ Barcelona conference it will be showcasing new in-display fingerprint matching functionality on its BioSign 3.0 software as well as launching a new 3D facial recognition solution named LookSign.
The two technologies in question are expressly aimed at Suprema’s stated plans “to penetrate next generation premium smartphone market.” And they are certainly on trend. Smartphone OEMs have been eager to incorporate 3D facial recognition into flagship handsets since Apple’s unveiling of Face ID on the iPhone X, and mobile device makers have long been locked in a race to embed fingerprint sensors under touch displays – a race that was only recently won by Vivo.
“Suprema’s core competitiveness is ongoing technological innovation,” said Suprema CEO Bran Song. “BioSign 3.0 and LookSign will showcase a new leap in biometric technology in the smartphone market and attract more smartphone manufacturers.”
In a press release announcing Suprema’s MWC plans, the company gave insight into the technical accomplishments behind the new BioSign capability, emphasizing the critical importance of complex algorithms in in-display fingerprint deployments.
“As a fingerprint recognition algorithm technology, BioSign provides superior authentication performance and matching speed even in a small sized fingerprint sensor of 4×3.2mm, and it is an essential solution for applying fingerprint recognition function to mid-to-low range smartphones as well as high-ends,” explained Song.
As for LookSign, the facial recognition solution is based on the biometric technology from Suprema’s award winning FaceStation 2 access control solution. LookSign adds 3D image processing to the equation in a configuration optimized for smartphones. “LooksSign uses surface light source and patterned light to gain 2D and 3D information to provide more accurate recognition performance and higher security level,” according to the company’s statement.
While both solutions depend on adequate hardware technologies to enable the image capture required for mobile authentication, the company expressed an eagerness to collaborate with sensor produces to “develop integrated solutions.”
February 22, 2018 – by Peter B. Counter