FEMSA to deploy ImageWare’s multimodal biometric authentication system

ImageWare Systems, Inc. has signed an agreement with FEMSA, S.A to provide the company its CloudID multimodal biometric authentication system.

FEMSA will initially evaluate the biometric technology in a paid pilot this month, which is expected to improve its overall security in identity, credential and access control management (ICAM).

The agreement allows FEMSA to define suppliers for the various components of its ICAM roadmap that can fully benefit from ImageWare’s cloud-based technology.

The GoCloudID software-as-a-service offering provides multimodal biometric identity verification (i.e., 1:1 matching) and identification (i.e., 1:N searching) cloud services that can be accessed from fixed workstations.

The multimodal system is rooted in IWS’ patented Biometric Engine, which provides highly scalable, real-time search and matching.

In addition, CloudID features front-end applications for the capture of biometrics and biographic information, search and query of that information, as well as the ability to print biometric-enabled identification cards, documents, or driver’s licenses.

The State of Baja California Driver’s License program is currently using CloudID and has already created over 262,000 biometric-based driver’s licenses to date.

“We are honored to be selected by FEMSA to validate the technology,” said Jim Miller, IWS chairman and CEO. “CloudID is a modular software platform that supports rapid development and large scale deployment of highly secure yet flexible identity management solutions, allowing unlimited population sizes as well as adding additional biometric modalities and devices—quite simply solving the big data issue for biometric deployments.”

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