NRI and Redrock Biometrics integrate PalmID into Sony Life Insurance sales app

New solution claims higher security and accuracy than fingerprint and facial recognition
NRI and Redrock Biometrics integrate PalmID into Sony Life Insurance sales app

Sony Life Insurance employees will now be able to use biometric palm print authentication to log into their mobile sales application. This new feature was developed thanks to the recent tech partnership between NRI, Redrock Biometrics, and Sony Life Insurance. NRI, the Japanese system solution and consulting firm, announced the integration of PalmID, Redrock Biometrics’ palm print authentication solution, into Sony Life Insurance Co.’s C-SAAF mobile sales application launched in 2020.

According to NRI, the PalmID SDK is ready-to-use and compatible with all cellphone cameras, which eliminates the need for additional hardware. As such, this new biometric solution uses mobile phone cameras to capture and collate palm print images to authenticate users. Redrock Biometrics promises that PalmID allows devices to capture a user’s unique palm print regardless of the light conditions with a high level of accuracy and security.

PalmID also promises a smaller chance of false recognition that can arise due to spoofing as is often the case with conventional fingerprint imagery. In addition to these benefits, NRI states, palm prints are less traceable than fingerprint biometrics when applied to a phone’s surface, resulting in higher security for mobile devices.

The new solution was jointly developed and is the culmination of NRI’s recent Silicon Valley partnership initiative with Sony Life and Redrock Biometrics. NRI, an experienced digitization provider to Japan’s insurance industry, spearheaded the R&D and necessary proof-of-concept studies of the solution to ensure precision and functionality. NRI also developed PalmID’s production program and timeline and drafted the implementation manual to be used by Sony Life.

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