HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, is driving biometrics adoption throughout Latin America, and especially in Mexico, ahead of the October 2018 deadline set by the country’s National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) to deploy fingerprint identification technology across financial institutions. “Banks, government services agencies and commercial entities in Latin America have embraced our biometrics solutions over the past decade because of their speed, accuracy, reliability and fraud-fighting capabilities,” said Greg Sarrail, Vice President of Global Sales, Extended Access Technologies, Biometrics with HID Global. “Now we are helping to extend these benefits across Mexico’s banking infrastructure as part of a major initiative to curb identity theft.” HID’s multispectral fingerprint devices have helped eliminate fraud in Mexico’s national vaccination program and other healthcare initiatives Enhancing the security of ATMs HID Global’s Lumidigm biometrics sensors with multispectral imaging technology are currently used in Latin America’s retail banks, financial institutions and government agencies to create a more convenient customer experience while increasing the security of ATM and other transactions. More than 115,000 multispectral fingerprint sensors are deployed in Brazil to protect billions of ATM transactions per year, with nearly 80 percent of the nation’s ATMs used by over 85 million banking customers. Financial institutions in Chile and Argentina have embraced HID’s technology to secure pension payments for over one million elderly citizens. HID’s multispectral fingerprint devices have helped eliminate fraud in Mexico’s national vaccination program and other healthcare initiatives that provide millions of underprivileged citizens with subsidies for medicine and medical care. Most reliable fingerprint capture technology The company’s biometrics sensors are also used extensively in commercial applications in Mexico, including verifying identity for more than 70,000 members of a large fitness club franchise. Now, the same technology is poised to improve banking security and convenience in Mexico as the CNVB gets closer to the October 2018 deadline for financial institutions to verify their customers’ identity using fingerprint biometrics when creating accounts, applying for loans and conducting other transactions. HID’s patented multispectral fingerprint imaging technology captures unique characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin HID’s patented multispectral fingerprint imaging technology captures unique characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, providing the most reliable fingerprint capture technology available. Multispectral fingerprinting works for the broadest range of people with normal, wet, dry or damaged fingers, across the widest range of usage conditions--from dirt and grease to sunlight to wet or cold conditions. Liveness detection capabilities to eliminate fraud HID Global’s Lumidigm biometrics solutions also feature field-updatable ‘liveness detection’ capabilities that help eliminate fraud by preventing the use of fake fingerprints or ‘spoof’ attacks. The devices use a top-ranked NIST certified MINEX III minutia algorithm for proven interoperability with industry-standard fingerprint template databases. HID will be demonstrating its biometrics solutions at Expo Seguridad Mexico from April 24-26 in Stand #3131 at the Centro CitiBanamex in Mexico City.
HID Global’s Lumidigm biometrics solutions combine convenience with security by using patented multispectral imaging technology HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced it will showcase its Lumidigm® biometrics solutions for banking, healthcare and citizen ID applications in booth #200 at the connect:ID Conference, from March 23-25, 2015 in Washington D.C. Four company executives are participating in the conference program, where they will deliver the opening remarks, speak at the evening reception, lead a panel discussion on the future of identity, and speak on topics including assured authentication in healthcare and the privacy implications of facial recognition. connect:ID will be held at in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. HID Global executive participation during the conference includes: Robert Harbour, IBIA Chairman and executive director, Biometrics with HID Global will provide opening remarks to welcome delegates. Phil Scarfo, vice president Global Marketing, Biometrics with HID Global: Scarfo will lead the conference’s opening panel entitled “The Launchpad: Identity in a Brave New World,” on Monday, March 23 at 12:40 p.m. Greg Sarrail, vice president Solutions Business Development, Biometrics with HID Global: Sarrail will be speaking on how to use assured authentication in healthcare to secure access for patients and providers. His presentation will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:30 a.m. Kathleen Carroll, vice president of Corporate Affairs with HID Global: Carroll will speak at the conference evening reception on Tuesday, March 24, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and participate in a spotlight panel on facial recognition that will take place on Wednesday, March 25 at 1 p.m. HID biometrics HID Global’s Lumidigm biometrics solutions combine convenience with security by using patented multispectral imaging technology to make fingerprint authentication and identification more robust, more inclusive, and more reliable than other fingerprint sensor alternatives for mainstream applications including verifying identity at bank tellers and ATMs. The technology uses multiple light spectrums and advanced optical techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin, ensuring there is enough detail, even under less-than-optimal environmental conditions, to deliver reliable biometric authentication.
Lumidigm can now provide local support for its biometric solutions to European customers Lumidigm, part of HID Global, recently announced that it is expanding the distribution channel in Europe of its high performing multispectral imaging biometric sensors with the appointment of MTRIX as an authorised distributor of Lumidigm products. MTRIX is based in northern Germany and will concentrate on continental Europe, primarily in the enterprise market with a focus on healthcare and finance. "This is good news for our growing customer base in Europe as now we can provide hands-on local support for our biometric solutions," says Greg Sarrail, Lumidigm Vice President of Solutions Business Development. "MTRIX provides the right combination of industry expertise with a focus on solving issues related to identity and network authentication. Their direct interaction with the integration channel and endeavours to exceed end-user requirements fit perfectly with Lumidigm's high-quality value proposition." Multispectral imaging is a sophisticated technology specifically developed by Lumidigm to overcome the fingerprint capture problems found with conventional imaging systems. This more-effective technology is based on the use of multiple spectrums of light and advanced optical techniques to extract unique fingerprint characteristics from both the surface and subsurface of the skin. That subsurface capability is important because the fingerprint ridges seen on the surface of the finger have their foundation beneath the surface of the skin, in the capillary beds and other sub-dermal structures.