Securiport partners with Integrated Biometrics and launches innovation cell
Fingerprint scanners for Securiport’s advanced multimodal civil aviation security, border management, and threat assessment solutions will be supplied by Integrated Biometrics under a new technical partnership agreement.
Scanners with lightweight, low-power FBI-certified fingerprint sensors from IB are expected to be deployed at more than 50 locations globally to enhance traveler safety and combat identity fraud, human trafficking and other threats, according to the company announcement. IB says its scanners are in use in more than 40 countries around the world, either in handheld mobile devices or integrated into fixed systems.
Securiport Test Manager in Quality Assurance Sofiane Oumsalem called IB scanners “the gold standard for fast, accurate, FBI-certified fingerprints.”
“As part of our advanced solutions, the IB product integration will be a strong addition to Securiport’s proprietary technology to combat modern threats including traveler identity fraud, human trafficking, transnational organized crime and money laundering, while improving the experience and safety of travelers and citizens,” comments Leandro Olie, chief operating officer of Securiport.
Securiport’s engineering team has also developed a UI/UX platform combining technologies for fingerprint capture with advanced assessment of individual finger quality and thresholds logic, progressive template aggregation, partial finger validation for repeated travellers, live on-screen feedback and instructions, and hand position and finger pressure assistance for self-serve deployments. The technologies help minimize rejection rates, and maximize capture speed to improve user experience at scale, the company says.
“We’re very enthused about our relationship with Securiport and about their plan to integrate our fingerprint scanners with their electronic gates, kiosks, mobile units, and identification services at more than 50 border points around the world,” says David Gerulski, EVP of Integrated Biometrics. “The fast and detailed image quality our scanners deliver – along with minimal maintenance requirements – makes IB the ideal choice for use at land, air, and maritime borders with high volume passenger flow and challenging environments.”
IB’s Five-O scanner was recently integrated into a new multifunction biometric tablet from Coppernic.
Securiport has also launched a Global Innovation Cell to be a focal point for the generation and curation of its intellectual property. The group will work collaboratively with Securiport’s internal R&D team, government clients, commercial partners and academic institutions on the development of next-generation security technologies, according to the announcement.
“It’s this diverse experience that creates new ideas and intellectual property,” says Securiport Director of IIMS and Chief Software Architect Nate Carpenter. “The Securiport Global Innovation Cell is being created to tap into this creativity and forward-leaning thinking. It sets up an environment where we can all engage in taking these ideas from the whiteboard to the board room to maintain our thought leadership.”
The company plans to research and test new solutions to address traveler identity fraud, human trafficking, transnational organized crime, and money laundering.
“Governments and citizens need innovation today because passengers and authorities require it – and the world demands solutions that can be applied across a vast network to promote the safe movement of people,” states Securiport Innovation Director Juan Manuel Segura. “Innovation demands constant relevancy and a passenger experience designed to meet the demands of the future today.”