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Thales to exhibit biometric systems at Paris security event


Thales will exhibit at the Cartes exhibition and conference, a leading smart technology event held in Paris that highlights security, payment, identification and mobility.

Thales offers complete identity solutions encompassing the collection of biographic and biometric data, secure database management and production, and personalization and the issuance of secure identity documents.

Thales will demonstrates its advanced digital fingerprint capture procedure designed to exploit all information collected while the finger is in contact with a sensor. This type of innovative approach enables Thales to constantly expand and enrich its range of solutions. The purpose of this particular development is to enable higher-quality images to be acquired without changing the sensor used.

Such innovations draw on Thales’s high-level expertise in biometrics technologies, including the comparison algorithms implemented in TAMMIS (Thales Automated Multi Modal Identification System), the company’s multimodal AFIS (automated fingerprint identification system), and the procedures used to control fingerprint quality at the point of capture. These ongoing developments reflect the importance of a comprehensive approach to data quality as a guarantee of service quality.

Thales will also demonstrate its a border control solution. The functions presented include control of biometric passport data scanning and on-the-fly fingerprint capture at the border post. This border control solution is available as a portable terminal housing a central unit and an application managing the full-page reader, fingerprint capture unit and other peripherals. The application is designed to check ICAO-compliant passports and, depending on the passport content, enables travellers to be authenticated and/or identified against a watch list or list of documents.

The firm will also demonstrate its mobile biometric acquisition station, known as TAME3S (Thales Automated Secured Modular Enrolment Solution and Services). The station performs a complete enrolment process, with real-time quality control results at each capture. The system is based on the same technology as Thales’ fixed station: conventional enrolment, digital capture of biometric data to guarantee complete acquisition of biometric parameters (face, full set of fingerprints and signature).

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