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HID Global fingerprint tech leveraged for new biometric POS and multimodal access control systems



HID Global is bringing its biometric fingerprint technology to point-of-sales systems for retail stores and restaurants through a partnership with BigWise to increase the security and convenience of transactions for its customers.

The HID DigitalPersona Fingerprint Biometric solution has been integrated with the new Stellar POS platform from BigWise, with a project for a major customer going from concept to pilot in 30 days, according to the announcement. Customers can choose the HID Fingerprint biometric reader that suits their requirements, such as the DigitalPersona 4500 or the EikonTouch reader.

The integration delivers convenient POS logons, but also prevent labor hour fraud, and POS theft through unauthorized manager actions.

“HID’s fingerprint biometric solution significantly shortened our path for adding secure fingerprint biometric authentication services to our Stellar POS platform,” says Jose Rivas, founder and CEO, Bigwise Corporation. “We were able to move very quickly to give our customers valuable new capabilities for stopping internal theft and fraud while simplifying employee access to the Point of Sale (POS) terminal. We expect our lead customer to roll out this new biometric-enabled Stellar POS solution in their operations in the very near future and are excited about the product’s broader market opportunities for us.”

BigWise primarily sells the Stellar POS to the Columbian, Chilean, Argentinian, and Peruvian markets.

“We are pleased to have helped BigWise complete this biometric authentication pilot and shorten time to market for its exciting new offering,” states Wladimir Alvarez, senior director of Sales LAM, Extended Access Technology Business Unit with HID Global. “In addition to securing their POS systems DigitalPersona fingerprint biometrics finally allows Bigwise customers to eliminate their dependence on insecure and costly passwords and swipe cards.”

HID Lumidigm fingerprint sensors are also being leveraged by Digit9 Tech Labs for its new line of multimodal biometric access control and eKYC devices.

The new Digit9 product line also includes face recognition algorithms which the company says are highly accurate and NIST-approved, with face recognition time of 0.143 seconds. The HID sensors provide Lumidigm’s liveness detection and Multispectral fingerprinting that reads the fingerprint from the surface and two deeper layers of skin, according to the announcement. The sensors can work on wet, dry, or damaged fingerprints, across a wide range of conditions.

Digit9 is based in Australia, but has offices in several other countries, including India, which HID has previously identified as a target biometric market for 2020.

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