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Idemia opens new Japan HQ with biometric tech display center in Tokyo

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Idemia opens new Japan HQ with biometric tech display center in Tokyo

Idemia is scaling its business across Japan by opening a new head office in Tokyo’s Shibuya District where it will show off its biometrics portfolio and other technologies, the company announced.

The head office is in Ebisu Green Glass building and includes a technology display center for customers to experience Idemia’s products and solutions for financial institutions, mobile operators, biometric devices and automotive, digital and public security and identity.

The center will have on display contactless biometric readers, facial recognition technology, smart banking cards, video investigation technologies, digital payment solutions and SIM Cards, and the company’s latest 5G demo.

Idemia’s office expansion is part of the company’s plan to expand its workforce by 2023, as well as confirmation for the company’s revenue growth and strong customer and supplier relations. Various Japanese companies have already implemented Idemia’s biometric payment cards, digital payment solutions, eSIM service and touchless fingerprint reader technology.

MorphoWave Compac, Idemia’s touchless fingerprint reader for physical access, has been installed in the new office to provide seamless and secure identity checks for employees. Employees can now enter the office by waving their hand at the biometric reader, no longer relying on keys or ID cards.

“We are excited about opening our new office here in Shibuya, Tokyo. As the global leader in augmented identity, we will strive to upgrade our customer and supplier systems and capabilities so as to bring about safer, more secure and user-friendly communities for everyone,” said Nobuyoshi Nezu, Idemia Japan representative director and vice president sales, in a prepared statement. “The larger space will give us the wherewithal to double our headcount and foster deeper collaboration and teamwork between staff, customers and suppliers. We will continue to invest in our people and retain talent while looking for new hires over the next three years.”

Idemia’s supervisory board has recently appointed Pierre Barrial as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, replacing Yann Delabrière.

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