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HID Global wins award for biometrics deployment in two Chinese theme parks


HID Global has won the Best Use of Biometrics in a Commercial Setting Award at this year’s SMART Awards Asia 2016 for its Lumidigm biometrics deployment in two of China’s leading theme parks in Guangzhou province.

SMART Awards Asia 2016 honors organizations and individuals that have demonstrated unparalleled excellence in the cards, payments, retail, e-commerce and banking industry.

HID Global’s Lumidigm family of fingerprint sensors was deployed to manage visitors’ fingerprint authentication at the theme park gates, ticket booth and member kiosk stations. The implementation helped the amusement parks make ticket collection easy and trouble-free, while also reducing the amount of time park guests had to stand in line for rides.

For the theme park management, linking each ticket to a specific customer with the touch of a finger ensured prevention of fraud and business losses.

“We are 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,” said Paul Butler, Vice President and General Manager, Biometrics at HID Global. “Our solutions are centered on ensuring secure transactions while enhancing user experience and the usage of Lumidigm in high-traffic amusement parks in China is a perfect example of a highly secure and convenient solution for theme park guests that also protects the business interests of theme park owners.”

Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint sensors acquire multiple images of the fingerprint from the surface and from under the skin, enabling the collection of usable biometric images even in conditions such as worn or dry fingers, presence of moist and topical contaminants and ambient lights, or poor contact between the finger and sensor..

Just last month Security Products magazine selected the HID goID platform for mobile IDs as a winner of the 2016 Govies Award honoring outstanding government security products.

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