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Contactless fingerprint biometrics from Idemia implemented at Tokyo company headquarters

Contactless fingerprint biometrics from Idemia implemented at Tokyo company headquarters

Idemia has deployed MorphoWave contactless fingerprint biometrics for secure and seamless access control to the new Tokyo headquarters of internet group and startup incubator Digital Garage, the first office building implementation of its kind in Japan, according to a company announcement.

The installation was carried out in collaboration with Idemia’s value-added partner Japan Aerospace Corporation (JAC), which carried out the network configuration and integrated the MorphoWave Compact with Digital Garage’s system. At the new headquarters, located in Tokyo’s famous Shibuya district, 450 employees use the system for office and floor access control, authenticating their biometrics by “waving” their hands through the reader for more hygienic access and enrollment processes.

A successful pilot of MorphoWave Compact for access control was recently carried out by Idemia and JAC at Japan’s Level5 stadium.

“With the increasing number of access points in buildings and offices, having touchless 3D fingerprint authentication technology is increasingly important to achieve convenience and maximum security,” states Idemia Japan Managing Director and Vice President of Sales Nezu Nobuyoshi. “As a leader in biometrics, we want to provide entities with an advanced biometric technology that is convenient to use and allows users to identify themselves without complications.”

MorphoWave can scan four fingers in less than one second, Idemia says, and enables up to 100,000 users to be identified on a single device. It eliminates the need to remember PINs and carry cards, as well as addressing tailgating and contact of the same surface by multiple people.

“We are proud to be the first in Japan to implement this touchless 3D fingerprint technology for biometric access control, which ensures accurate identification of our employees and visitors,” a spokesperson for Digital Garage comments. “IDEMIA’s technology is the ideal fit for us, thanks to its versatile and easy deployment, accuracy and reliability in fingerprint matching.”

MorphoWave was upgraded with a new AI engine for improved user experience and performance last year. The terminals were also recently installed for contactless security at residential communities in Brazil.

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