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Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Aktif Bank partner to assess vein biometric authentication platform for Turkish market

Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Aktif Bank partner to assess vein biometric authentication platform for Turkish market

Mitsubishi will assess the potential of a biometric authentication platform in Turkey in a feasibility study, along with a European subsidiary of Hitachi and Turkey’s Aktif Bank.

The three companies are forming a non-corporate entity called HMC Digital to perform the study. The companies note that increasing digitization has increased awareness of platform business models as a new type of social infrastructure.

Hitachi’s biometric finger vein authentication system VeinID Five and the company’s Public Biometric Infrastructure public-key infrastructure (PKI) product will be used in the study. The use of internal biometrics will minimize the risk of spoof attacks or aging-related misidentifications, according to the announcement.

Over the course of a year, VeinID will be deployed in services and applications from a range of trial customers, including financial institutions, government bodies and private enterprises across Turkey.

Mitsubishi has a strategic alliance with Calik Holding, the Turkish conglomerate Aktif Bank is a subsidiary of. The bank’s network includes more than 10 million customers.

When the business potential has been assessed, the partners plan to build a platform to centralize personal information management and identity verification, which can be connected to different applications and services to provide secure and convenient biometric authentication, with hoped-for economic and social benefits.

Vein recognition biometrics have been growing in popularity for a range of uses, including age verification in UK pubs.

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