Veridos provides biometric access control for Munich Security Conference
The Munich Security Conference (MSC) will utilize the VeriGO eAccess solution from Veridos for seamless access control with facial biometrics for the second year in a row, the company has announced.
Decision-makers from the global security community will pass through the Veridos-supplied walk-through portals and be authenticated on the move with the company’s biometric software. Access cards are supplied by Giesecke+Devrient, Veridos’ parent company, and include high-security chips which can be read from several meters away while protecting the cardholder’s privacy, according to the announcement. Security personnel can also use smartphones and specialized handheld RFID readers to scan the short-range chips to manually verify participants’ badges.
“We are excited to have Veridos eAccess solution for the secure and convenient authentication of thousands of MSC 2020 participants,” comments MSC COO Dr. Benedikt Franke. “Last year, verification times were greatly reduced and traffic moved more efficiently. We look forward to this sustained partnership and continued implementation of this technology.”
“Implemented for the second year, the state-of-the-art VeriGO eAccess technology enables authorized devices to read high-security contactless chips even over long distances of several meters,” states Veridos Vice President of Innovation Frank Schmalz. “Our solution is based on secure ultra-high frequency RFID and can be introduced in any situation that requires reliable and fast access control.”
NXP Semiconductors provides the security and communication chipsets in the G+D access badges.
“We are proud that our innovative contactless solutions have been selected once again to grant secure access to the world’s leading security event. Powering smart city applications in hundreds of cities worldwide, our RFID chips combine high security features with convenience, making it a great choice for the Munich Security Conference,” says Philippe Dubois, vice president and general manager IoT Security for NXP Semiconductors.
Veridos was recently selected by Bangladesh to provide technology for its biometric passports and border control.