HID‘s Lumidigm V-Series provides excellent biometric interoperability and best-in-class liveness detection for fraud prevention HID Global, provider of secure identity solutions, announced important enhancements to its best-in-class, Lumidigm V-Series biometrics solutions. The company has added features that further improve accuracy and interoperable image transfer of its V-Series product line while quadrupling the image capture speed of the embedded sensors and modules. The market-proven biometrics solution is ideal for faster customer authentication at ATMs, provider authentication for medical dispensing and identity verification for voting systems. Biometric interoperability Each Lumidigm V-Series device uses the company’s patented multispectral imaging to deliver the unmatched ability to acquire fingerprint images, even under harsh environmental conditions. The V-Series provides excellent biometric interoperability, best-in-class liveness detection for fraud prevention, and proven robustness to reduce total cost of ownership in unattended and high-throughput applications. “The key focus of biometrics has traditionally been on accuracy and security, but that doesn’t have to come at a sacrifice to speed and user experience,” said Paul Butler, Vice President and General Manager for Biometrics with HID Global. “The latest updates to HID Global’s Lumidigm V-Series provide a solution that builds upon our world-class performance and industry-leading liveness detection while simultaneously providing a more convenient experience to users.” Seamless user transactions The enhanced features of the V-Series include four times faster finger image capture for seamless user transactions, improving usability while reducing user errors. The solution is now Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) III certified, delivering up to five times greater accuracy using a top-ranked industry-standard algorithm. It also includes FBI-certified Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) image compression for fast, interoperable image transfer. Save
HID’s Lumidigm authentication solutions win best use of biometrics at SMART Awards Asia 2016 HID Global, a provider of secure identity solutions, has won the Best Use of Biometrics in a Commercial Setting Award for its Lumidigm biometrics deployment in two of China’s leading theme parks in Guangzhou province. HID Global was recognised at this year’s SMART Awards Asia 2016, which honours organisations and individuals that have demonstrated unparalleled excellence in the cards, payments, retail, e-commerce, and banking industry. Commercial biometrics solution Lumidigm biometric authentication solutions from HID Global bring multispectral imaging technology to any identity application where knowing “who” matters. HID Global’s Lumidigm family of fingerprint sensors was deployed to manage visitors' fingerprint authentication at the theme park gates, ticket booth and member kiosk stations. The implementation helped the amusement parks make ticket collection easy and trouble-free, while also reducing the amount of time park guests had to stand in line for rides. For the theme park management, linking each ticket to a specific customer with the touch of a finger ensured prevention of fraud and business losses. “We are honoured that HID Global’s Lumidigm technology has been recognised as the most innovative in-market commercial biometrics solution in the entertainment sector in the East Asia region,” said Paul Butler, Vice President and General Manager, Biometrics at HID Global. “Our solutions are centred on ensuring secure transactions while enhancing user experience and the usage of Lumidigm in high-traffic amusement parks in China is a perfect example of a highly secure and convenient solution for theme park guests that also protects the business interests of theme park owners.” Multispectral fingerprint sensors The Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint sensors increase biometric performance by acquiring multiple images of the fingerprint from the surface and from under the skin. Compared to conventional means of fingerprint sensing such as optical, radio frequency and thermal, multispectral sensors are able to collect usable biometric images even in conditions such as worn or dry fingers, presence of moist and topical contaminants and ambient lights, or poor contact between the finger and sensor, hence, lowering overall lifetime cost of system ownership and reduced management oversight and frustrated users. With industry-wide recognition for superior biometric performance, HID Global’s Lumidigm solutions are broadly deployed by the banking industry for authenticating bank customers at ATMs, enabling over two billion transactions per year, and by the government for securing busy international borders, and ensuring public goods and services reach the intended recipients. Save
HID Global’s Lumidigm V-Series V4xx fingerprint authentication solution protects financial transactions HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced it will showcase its expanded Lumidigm® biometrics offering at next week’s connect:ID Conference in Washington D.C. The company’s biometrics portfolio now includes tamper protection and encryption capabilities that have been proven in multiple bank deployments, securing over one billion transactions per year. Company executives will also speak during the conference on the use of trusted identities in today’s increasingly connected digital world. Biometric authentication for banks and ATMs HID Global’s Lumidigm V-Series V4xx fingerprint authentication solution simplifies and protects end-user financial transactions while eliminating fraud and protecting identities at ATMs, teller counters, and for other high-value transactions. The sensors and modules leverage the proven biometric performance and fingerprint liveness detection capabilities of its multispectral imaging technology while adding data encryption, tamper detection/response and key management for trusted user authentication. The value of HID Global’s tamper protection and trusted endpoint connections has been demonstrated in multiple banking implementations, protecting tens of millions of bank customers from fraudulent transactions that can occur by device tampering or malware injected by external hackers or internal employees. Now, these capabilities are part of the V-Series family and are available via several standard cryptographic transaction models. Customers have the option to upgrade existing V-Series installations to achieve encrypted and tamper-resistant biometric user authentication to centralised account management systems. They can also enlist professional services support from HID Global to create a proprietary cryptographic solution that fits their specific needs. “Biometric authentication supported by risk-appropriate, multi-layered security is not only important but, when done correctly, is simple and cost-effective to deploy, while delivering the additional benefit of a significantly improved user experience,” said Paul Butler, Vice President and General Manager, Biometrics, with HID Global. “We’ve proven this approach in custom implementations and are now making it more broadly accessible with the addition of several standard cryptographic options that simplify and speed deployments for banks and other users that need a highly secure transaction environment in this era of frequent and sophisticated cyberattacks.”
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced that it has integrated the company’s Lumidigm® biometrics technology with its widely deployed OMNIKEY® contactless smart card readers to simplify identity validation for citizen ID and many financial, healthcare and other commercial applications. With the Lumidigm® V-Series V371 fingerprint reader, program administrators can verify users’ identities by having them present a card, fingerprint or both to the reader. The solution is designed to streamline enrollment and transactions while preventing the use of fake fingerprints. Eliminates fraud from shared or stolen ID cards “As the first HID Global offering to integrate Lumidigm technology, the V371 reader brings the best available fingerprint biometric performance to contactless reader applications where knowing your customer is of utmost importance,” said Paul Butler, vice president and general manager of the biometrics business at HID Global. “The V371 streamlines cardholder access and eliminates fraud from shared or stolen ID cards. Other anti-counterfeit methods have been used to combat card fraud, but only the V371 ensures authenticated users are the same people that were issued the cards.” Originally designed for a national citizen ID program, the V371 is a perfect tool for any identity verification application where individuals enroll their fingerprint information onto a contactless card. Validation is accomplished by matching the individual’s fingerprint with his or her biometric data that was written to the card during enrollment. Applications include: Citizen ID: Provides a simple way to prove the identity of citizens when crossing borders, voting, and receiving financial, healthcare and other government benefits through public distribution programs. A biometric national ID card is all that is required to validate a trusted identity, replacing the old process of using an ID book, passport and/or utility bills. Healthcare services: Includes validating identity for patient registration, e-prescribing and benefit eligibility. Financial services and other commercial transactions: Solves challenges of authenticating high-value financial services transactions and account access. It also can be used for gym membership, phone SIM card registration, customer loyalty programs and more, enabling businesses to validate a person’s true identity prior to offering a service. Typically, card-and-fingerprint readers require two hands during use -- one to hold the card and the other to present a fingerprint for image capture. The company’s Lumidigm V371 reader eliminates this inconvenience with a cradle that holds the card and also provides LED feedback during use to ensure proper card placement. Performance is further improved with Lumidigm multispectral imaging technology, which ensures clear, clean fingerprint images even when skin features are absent or hard to distinguish due to age, dirt, finger pressure and/or skin or environmental conditions. This technology also protects against fake fingerprints by using patented liveness detection capabilities that, similar to anti-virus software, can be regularly updated in the field as new threats are identified.