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NEC XON introduces biometric KYC solution for fast SIM, bank card circulation

 

NEC XON introduces biometric KYC solution for fast SIM, bank card circulation

NEC XON, the Africa systems integration business of NEC has released a Know Your Customer (KYC) solution with fingerprint, iris, and facial biometrics to help mobile network companies and financial services organizations achieve legal compliance, and reduce costs, time and resources wasted with distributing SIM and bank cards, writes Itweb.

“The solution can be customized to accommodate relevant legislation and also helps update, maintain and serve the needs of identity systems such as national identification, immigration, social services and others,” says Grahame Saunders, business head of Biometrics at NEC XON. “The physical device that can then be used for SIM and issuing bank cards is a self-service kiosk the size of an ATM and integrates with the business systems these organizations use.”

Saunders explains the process creates a central database of information after it collects customer’s personal details and biometrics. If allowed, the data can be reused, depending on applicability. The system will automatically release a SIM or bank card and sends the user’s information to a backend system that activates the card.

The mobile KYC solution is designed on Wavetec hardware. According to Saunders, API integration is developed on SOA technologies to ensure flexibility and faster integration with customer business systems. The feature uses NEC’s software platform to collect biometric data such as fingerprints, iris and facial features.

“The physical device, like those of our customers, becomes a gateway to value-adding services,” says Saunders. “This solution also provides a central data repository to audit active users, the capability to audit for legislation, enables offline registrations, provides a centralized database of blacklisted users and can be used to blacklist devices, users and SIMs. It can be deployed almost anywhere it’s needed for indefinite periods, provides convenient services to travelers to a country where legislation allows and can automatically deactivate SIMs when visitors leave, and can deduplicate data.”

In June, at ID4Africa in Johannesburg, NEC XON demonstrated the Bio-IDiom multimodal biometric suite.

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