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Suprema, a globally renowned company in access control, time and attendance and biometric solutions, has announced the introduction of the FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal. The new multimodal biometric solution delivers exceptional authentication accuracy and anti-spoofing performance by the fusion of visual and infrared face recognition technology. FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal The FaceStation F2 can also be combined with Suprema Thermal Camera to detect users with high skin temperature, and features mask detection capabilities to help prevent the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19. “Suprema continues to develop new and innovative identification and authentication solutions that address emerging challenges affecting the overall security and health of personnel and business operations,” said Young S. Moon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Suprema Inc., adding “Our new FaceStation F2 provides the mission critical identity management, and health and safety capabilities that organisations need today to get employees back to workplaces.” Optimises IR and visual face recognition FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal optimises IR and visual face recognition FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal optimises IR and visual face recognition to produce exceptional authentication results, achieving extremely low false acceptance rate (FAR) of 1 in 10 billion. FaceStation F2’s unique deep-learning fusion algorithm provides industry-renowned face recognition and anti-spoofing performance, regardless of user ethnicity and face changes. The innovative multimodal solution offers various means of authentication including contactless facial recognition, mobile credential, fingerprint and card. The new Fusion Multimodal Terminal also supports Access-on-Card feature that enables identification with biometric data saved on cards. With massive memory capacity, FaceStation F2 can register up to 100,000 users’ fingerprints or 50,000 users’ face data. Integration with Suprema Thermal Camera To meet the increasing global demand for hygiene safety and protection, FaceStation F2 can be combined with Suprema’s Thermal Camera to detect and identify individuals with elevated skin temperature. The unit’s on-board analytics can also automatically screen and notify when an individual is not wearing a mask in areas where facial masks are mandatory. This screening feature can be used in conjunction with face recognition as FaceStation F2 is able to recognise faces with masks without sacrificing accuracy. FaceStation F2 also offers remote enrollment that allows user registration by uploading profile photos, reducing physical contact, improving convenience and safety. The new FaceStation F2 is built on the highly secure Android platform and encrypts all biometric credentials to help best protect individual’s personal information from cyber theft.
Suprema, a globally renowned provider of access control, time and attendance and biometric solutions, has announced the introduction of the FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal. The new multimodal biometric solution delivers exceptional authentication accuracy and anti-spoofing performance by the fusion of visual and infrared face recognition technology. The FaceStation F2 can also be combined with Suprema Thermal Camera to detect users with high skin temperature, and features mask detection capabilities to help prevent the spread of infectious viruses, such as COVID-19. Mission critical identity management solution “Suprema continues to develop new and innovative identification and authentication solutions that address emerging challenges affecting the overall security and health of personnel and business operations,” said Young S. Moon, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Suprema Inc. Young adds, “Our new FaceStation F2 provides the mission critical identity management, and health and safety capabilities that organisations need today to get employees back to workplaces.” FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal optimises IR and visual face recognition to produce exceptional authentication FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal optimises IR and visual face recognition to produce exceptional authentication results, achieving extremely low false acceptance rate (FAR) of 1 in 10 billion. FaceStation F2’s unique deep-learning fusion algorithm provides industry-renowned facial recognition and anti-spoofing performance, regardless of user ethnicity and face changes. The innovative multimodal solution offers various means of authentication including contactless facial recognition, mobile credential, fingerprint and card. The new Fusion Multimodal Terminal also supports Access-on-Card feature that enables identification with biometric data saved on cards. With massive memory capacity, FaceStation F2 can register up to 100,000 users’ fingerprints or 50,000 users’ face data. Integration with Suprema Thermal Camera To meet the increasing global demand for hygiene safety and protection, FaceStation F2 can be combined with Suprema’s Thermal Camera to detect and identify individuals with elevated skin temperature. The unit’s on-board analytics can also automatically screen and notify when an individual is not wearing a mask in areas where facial masks are mandatory. This screening feature can be used in conjunction with face recognition as FaceStation F2 is able to recognise faces with masks without sacrificing accuracy. FaceStation F2 also offers remote enrollment that allows user registration by uploading profile photos, reducing physical contact, and improving convenience and safety. The new FaceStation F2 is built on the highly secure Android platform and encrypts all biometric credentials to help best protect individual’s personal information from cyber theft.
Suprema, a renowned provider of access control, biometrics and time and attendance solutions, announced its first virtual event, Suprema Connect 2020, scheduled to take place for one month from September 15. With all major security conferences cancelled due to COVID-19, Suprema designed Suprema Connect 2020 to continue to engage and support partners and customers. Under the theme of “Suprema Contactless Solution,” the event will feature Suprema contactless solutions with a new product showcase and live sessions for discussion on highlighted products and expert perspectives. Suprema Connect 2020 will centre around the three topics of “Fusion Face Recognition,” “Mobile Access Solution,” and “Access Control Solution.” Fusion Face Recognition sessions will showcase Suprema’s new products, FaceStation F2 and Suprema Thermal Camera. Mobile credential solution Suprema will select participants who asks the best questions to award Suprema Airfob Patches with credits Mobile Access Solution sessions will introduce the company’s mobile credential solution while Access Control Solution sessions will be about the CoreStation Kit that provides Suprema’s intelligent controller with credentials of customers’ choice. With over thirty on-demand videos and live sessions, Suprema Connect 2020 will also include customer application of Suprema products and solutions in different scenarios as well as a curated series of in-depth technical training videos. The on-demand videos will be available on the opening day while the live sessions will be held in the first two weeks of the event. From each live session, Suprema will select participants who asks the best questions to award Suprema Airfob Patches with credits. New virtual format "We always look forward to directly interacting with partners and customers. The excitement remains the same despite the new virtual format. Suprema will showcase our best products and solutions with case studies and trainings hoping to make every session useful for attendees,” said Young S. Moon, the CEO of Suprema Inc.
Suprema, a provider of access control, biometrics and time & attendance solutions, announces that it has integrated its devices with Paxton’s access control system, Net2. The integration will enable organisations to use Suprema’s devices in combination with Net2. Clients using Paxton’s Net2 can now easily add Suprema fingerprint or face recognition devices to existing PIN or RFID card-based access control systems by installing Suprema Integration with Paxton Net2. The integration lets Suprema devices communicate with a Net2 controller via Wiegand by matching the users’ biometric data with corresponding card data that the Net2 system can recognise. Searching and adding devices Suprema Integration with Paxton’s Net2 is truly flexible and scalable. It enables Net2 clients to utilise Suprema devices’ full functionality. Admins can perform tasks such as searching and adding devices as well as upgrading firmware all on the single application. The Integration’s Enrolment Helper feature allows users to enrol on Net2 without running the Suprema Integration itself. Users can also enjoy the convenience of registering directly from the Suprema device. User data is synchronised in real-time between the Suprema Integration and Net2, making user management easier than ever. “The integration of Suprema’s devices with Paxton’s Net2 is a great advancement that combines top class solutions in access control and biometrics. The new Suprema Integration with Net2 will allow customers to experience Suprema biometrics and strengthen security without having to leave the Net2 system,” said Young S. Moon, CEO of Suprema Inc.
Suprema, a globally renowned provider of access control, time & attendance, and biometric solutions, has announced the launch of Suprema Thermal Camera that can be used in combination with FaceStation 2, the company’s face recognition device, to detect users with elevated skin temperature. Suprema Thermal Camera Suprema Thermal Camera is expected to enhance security and safety at sites by combining face recognition and skin temperature measurement. Suprema has increased the accuracy and consistency of temperature measurement by using the face recognition algorithm of the FaceStation 2 to pinpoint the upper area of a person’s face. FaceStation 2 Suprema Thermal Camera and FaceStation 2 can be configured differently for varying needs FaceStation 2 displays the skin temperature and thermal image of a subject’s face on its intuitive GUI, giving audio and visual alerts when higher than threshold temperature is detected. Suprema Thermal Camera and FaceStation 2 can be configured differently for varying needs. It can be set to deny entrance of users with elevated skin temperature while the ‘bypass mode’ will disable the face recognition feature and only admit users based on skin temperature. Integrated with thermographic technology System can also be arranged to trigger alarm and notifications to an administrator when the measured temperature is higher than preset threshold. Using advanced thermographic technology, Suprema Thermal Camera quickly and precisely measures temperature with 19,200 pixels per frame. With an accuracy of 0.5 degrees Celsius, Suprema Thermal Camera does not require blackbody reference for temperature measurement, improving ease of use. Easy deployment on new, retrofit installs Temperature data, which can be displayed in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, can also be saved as event logs. Suprema’s Thermal Camera can be conveniently connected to FaceStation 2 via USB cable, enabling easy deployment on new and retrofit installs. “The new Suprema Thermal Camera demonstrates our market focus. There has been a growing demand for temperature measurement devices to be used at access points and Suprema’s Thermal Camera was designed to meet this need. Our cameras can be conveniently installed on FaceStation 2, enhancing safety as well as security,” said Young S. Moon, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Suprema Inc.
Suprema, a global provider of access control, time & attendance, and biometric solutions, has announced that the company’s Airfob Patch won the Judges’ Choice Award from SIA (Security Industry Association) New Product Showcase Awards. SIA New Product Showcase Awards Since its inception in 1979, SIA New Product Showcase Awards has been the security industry’s premier product awards program recognising innovative security products, services and solutions. The awards program, in partnership with ISC West, presented this year’s winners in virtual format. The Judges’ Choice Award, which recognises the most innovative product within the physical security category, was given to Suprema for its Airfob Patch. Airfob Patch Airfob Patch harvests power from the RF field signals transmitted from the reader and stores it until needed Airfob Patch is a retrofit adhesive-backed device that attaches to existing RF card readers to make them compatible with mobile credentials. When attached to existing card readers, Airfob Patch acquires credential compatibility, power, and OSDP or Wiegand communication with the reader and adds Suprema's Mobile Access credential capability. Airfob Patch harvests power from the RF field signals transmitted from the reader and stores it until needed. The wireless method of power and data transfer eliminates the need to splice a reader’s pigtail for installation. Bluetooth-based wireless communication “Airfob Patch is the world’s first mobile-to-RF-card signal translator, enabling mobile phones to communicate with the existing RF card readers via Bluetooth,” said Young S. Moon, the CEO of Suprema Inc, adding “Installation is as easy as adding a sticker. No wire, batteries or construction is required.” Suprema Mobile Access and Airfob Patch were developed by MOCA system, a Suprema affiliate company that began in 2019 to focus on mobile access card solution. MOCA system has developed solutions that use stable Bluetooth-based wireless communication method that are being evaluated for patents. “SIA congratulates Suprema Inc. for being selected as the recipient of the Judges’ Choice Award in SIA’s 2020 New Product Showcase,” said Don Erickson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SIA, adding “It’s this type of continual innovation and drive to succeed that advances the security industry and which contributes to the safety and security of our world.”
Suprema, a provider of access control and biometrics, is refocusing its efforts to offer fully integrated access control solutions for physical security and time and attendance applications in the post-pandemic world. With comprehensive end-to-end access control and workforce management system capabilities employing various touchless credentialing solutions such as facial recognition, RFID, and remote and contactless mobile devices, Suprema provides the extreme levels of versatility, proven performance, reliability and cost-efficiency that security professionals need more now than ever. Enterprise level technologies “As access control and workforce management solutions have continued to inch higher and higher on the C-suite’s list of enterprise level technologies, the COVID-19 pandemic has quickly elevated these systems to the ‘must have’ status,” said Young S. Moon, CEO of Suprema Inc. “It’s no longer an issue of simply controlling individuals’ access to a facility, it’s now become a health safety issue that directly impacts business operations and liability.” It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide are currently using Suprema technologies Over the past few years, Suprema has continued to make significant inroads in the professional security market by leveraging the company’s twenty-year history of success in the Asian, Middle Eastern and European global markets. In fact, Suprema is currently active in 140 countries worldwide, and holds the #1 market share for biometric access control in the EMEA region. It is estimated that over 1 billion people worldwide are currently using Suprema technologies. Business intelligence systems The Suprema portfolio of access control and workforce management solutions includes perhaps the most comprehensive offering of solutions available, including: facial recognition, RFID and fingerprint readers; management and control software; mobile applications; access controllers; and peripherals – all from a single supplier. This guarantees seamless integration in any configuration, reducing system design, installation time, and costs. In addition, Suprema has partnered with over 80 best in breed solutions from industry providers for holistic enterprise level security and business intelligence systems. The company’s recently introduced Suprema G-SDK (Software Development Kit) further enhances the company’s integration capabilities utilising unique gRPC open source RPC framework to communicate across different platforms in different programming languages.
Suprema, a provider of security and biometrics, releases a new version BioStar 2 platform, enhancing the cyber security features. Suprema BioStar 2 is a web-based, open, and integrated security platform that provides comprehensive functionality for access control and time & attendance. Strengthening security measures In addition to existing encryption of personal data, used for authentication with passwords, fingerprint templates and face templates, BioStar 2 now encrypts every data available that may potentially link to any specific individual. With this enhancement in BioStar 2 v2.8, this upscaled security will be made available not as an option but a default feature of the system. Introducing this new update, Young S. Moon, CEO of Suprema Inc., remarked, "We place absolute top priority to strengthen security measures and reinforce our security framework. Along with the current update of BioStar 2, we will continue to strive to make our solutions secure to make sure our customers' personal data is protected."
Suprema Inc., a globally-renowned provider of security and biometrics solutions, has announced 'Suprema Mobile Access', a new mobile contactless solution and complete platform for managing, issuing and tracking access credentials using smartphones. As access control systems have evolved beyond physical access cards, access control solutions using mobile phones as a credential were introduced. Suprema Mobile Access Suprema Mobile Access employs a smartphone application with NFC (Near Field Communication) and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to communicate with card readers, allowing access to doors and other secured assets. Suprema Mobile Access simplifies the management of access cards as the entire process goes online, without face-to-face interaction, allowing users to remotely manage credentials, issuing and revoking them in real-time. AirFob Portal Using a link in the email, users can then install Suprema's mobile app 'AirFob Pass' on their Android or iOS phone Using Suprema's 'AirFob Portal', the mobile access management portal, one can issue mobile access cards to users via email. Using a link in the email, users can then install Suprema's mobile app 'AirFob Pass' on their Android or iOS phone. Once the app has been installed, the mobile access card is ready to be used. Like a physical card, users can tap smartphones on a mobile enabled card reader to access doors and other controlled items. For a seamless user experience, the app supports background mode, which eliminates the requirement to wake up the phone in order to get access. Data encryption and protection To ensure the security of user data on the platform, Suprema Mobile Access is designed from the ground up with enhanced security features including data encryption throughout the process of issuing and using credentials. The backend server for Suprema Mobile Access is managed separately and the server encryption keys are protected with special proprietary methods. The solution has been certified by an independent audit to be compliant with the ISO 27001 standard for Information Security Management, signifying Suprema's continuing commitment to the protection of private information as the highest priority. Support for NFC and BLE Suprema Mobile Access supports both NFC and BLE, guaranteeing compatibility with most iOS and Android smartphones. The solution overcomes the limitation of a slow authentication speed common in other BLE-based solutions by utilising a unique method of analysing the GAP and GATT layers of BLE. Users can simply present their phones to mobile enabled card readers without requiring any additional gestures By making use of these data, users can simply present their phones to mobile enabled card readers without requiring any additional gestures such as turning or waving the smartphones. With this enhanced technology, the authentication of Suprema Mobile Access takes less than 0.5 seconds, which is comparable to the speed of reading RFID cards. Contactless security solution Introducing the new platform, Young S. Moon, CEO of Suprema Inc., noted, "As maintaining a high level of reliability, convenience, and personal hygiene has become crucial in recent times, Suprema Mobile Access will be the best choice for the next generation contactless security solutions.” He adds, “The innovation in the reading speed and the user experience of Suprema Mobile Access will accelerate the transition from plastic cards to mobile phones as the most common credential of physical access control."
Suprema, a global provider of biometrics and security, announced that the company launches XPass 2 series Mobile and RFID IP readers. The new addition of IP readers will provide the extended capability to the company’s new mobile credential service. XPass 2 readers are compact IP based RFID readers featuring BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), NFC, dual-frequency RFID and rugged IP67/IK08 structure, optimised for the company’s newly launched mobile credential service. These new IP readers are compatible with 125kHz and 13.56MHz RF cards including EM, MIFARE (plus), DESFire (EV1) and FeliCa standards. In addition, all readers read BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy), and NFC signals hence cover most of current Android smartphones and iPhone models. Dynamic installation environments XPass 2 readers provide durability under extreme temperatures with operating temperature between -30° to 65°C XPass 2 readers come in 3 models to meet various project requirements and installation environments. XP2-MDB features a mullion-type structure and XP2-GDB and XP2-GKDB models are gang-box sized form factor, and XP2-GKDB model comes with 3 x 4 keypads to support PIN authentication. To ensure reliable operation under dynamic installation environments, all XPass 2 readers feature rugged structure with range leading IP67 weather-proof and IK08 vandal-proof certifications. Moreover, XPass 2 readers provide extra durability under extreme temperatures with operating temperature between -30° to 65°C (-22℉ to 149℉). Enterprise grade features "With the new addition of XPass 2 readers to our new mobile credential service, we aim to provide new enterprise grade features and added flexibility in system design. Suprema focus on mobile credential due to its growth potential. It is a clear alternative to RF cards by providing a higher level of convenience, lower cost, ease of issuing, and maintenance,” said Young S. Moon, CEO at Suprema.
The BioEntry W2 provides class-leading performance and security by featuring Suprema’s latest fingerprint algorithm Suprema, a provider of biometrics and security technology, announced that the company will introduce the industry’s newest, most advanced iteration of the Suprema’s biometric access control solution at Security Essen 2016. BioEntry W2 fingerprint access control device At the show, visitors to Suprema stand will experience the company’s newly-launching BioEntry W2, powerful outdoor fingerprint access control device. The BioEntry W2 provides class-leading performance and security by featuring Suprema’s latest fingerprint algorithm coupled by powerful quad-core CPU and LFD (live fingerprint detection) technology. Packed in a rugged IP67/IK08 housing, the device provides best-in-class matching performance (150,000 match/sec), and dual-band multi RFID reading technology supporting most types of RFID card standards with a single device including MIFARE, HID iCLASS, DESFire, FeliCa, HID Prox, EM and NFC. Along with BioEntry W2, Suprema’s 2nd generation fingerprint devices, including BioStation A2 and BioStation L2, feature industry’s most secure anti-spoofing live fingerprint detection(LFD) technology. Suprema’s patented live fingerprint detection technology well blends its advancements of image analysis techniques and optical engineering to effectively eliminate possible fraud using various fake fingerprint materials including clay, rubber, silicon, paper and film. BioStar TA with time and attendance functionalities Suprema will also showcase BioStar TA, the latest version of BioStar 2 security platform with a major update in Time & Attendance features. While previous version’s major focus was set on providing access control features and development support for integrators, BioStar TA is to provide comprehensive time and attendance functionalities to BioStar 2. Combined with user-convenient features such as pay code, time card, calendar view and overtime rule, BioStar 2 TA simplifies complicated time and attendance management by offering flexibility for diverse applications. “As a leading innovator of biometrics-driven security solutions, Suprema aimed to deliver class-leading, and the most versatile solution to the market. We are excited to introduce our latest innovation at Security Essen 2016, and visitors to the show can experience industry’s most advanced biometrics devices, open-platform solutions that will benefit end-users as well as installers and integrators.” said Young S. Moon, Vice President at Suprema. Save
BioEntry W2 is a blend of many industry-leading technologies and innovations Suprema, a provider of biometrics and security technology, announced global launching of BioEntry W2, an outdoor fingerprint access control device that offers high matching performance, outdoor durability and multi-card reading in a package to provide comprehensive access control features. BioEntry W2 well blends loads of industry-leading technologies and innovations. BioEntry W2 is loaded with class-leading 1.2GHz quad core CPU which achieves incredible matching speed up to 150,000 match/second. With its large 2GB memory, BioEntry W2 can store and manage up to 500,000 users and provides instant matching results with minimal lag time. Features patented live fingerprint detection technology BioEntry W2 is also the most secure device in its class. The device combines enhanced fingerprint algorithm, new fingerprint sensor, and live finger detection technology. The new Suprema fingerprint algorithm is more accurate than its predecessor and significantly reduces false rejection rate to improve security level. It compensates for unsatisfactory fingerprint captures such as direct sunlight conditions or distorted finger images. BioEntry W2 also features Suprema’s patented live fingerprint detection technology that effectively eliminates possible fraud using various fake fingerprint materials including clay, rubber, silicon, paper and film. Unique to the industry, BioEntry W2 features dual-frequency, multi-card reading technology. Supporting all HID multiCLASS compatible RFID standards, the device features both LF(125Khz) and HF(13.56MHz) RFID and reads most types of RFID card standards with a single device including MIFARE, HID iCLASS, DESFire, FeliCa, HID Prox, EM and NFC. Versatile biometric access control solution “BioEntry W2 clearly reflects Suprema’s commitment to innovation and market focus. From the designing stage of BioEntry W2, we aimed to bring the most versatile biometric access control solution regardless of environment, RFID standards and size of the projects it covers,” said Young S. Moon, Vice President at Suprema. “Our target markets for BioEntry W2 are UK and EU countries where there is significant demand for biometric solution with outdoor-ready structure and future-proof technology to cope with fast evolving authentication methods. The new BioEntry W provides IP67 rated dust & water protection and IK08 rated vandal-proof structure for outdoor installation. Its innovative multi-RFID reading covers almost every RFID standards in the market and will benefits users with effective integration with legacy systems as well as will provide users with capability of adopting new authentication methods into their existing system including RFID, mobile and biometrics. With the new device, Suprema will remain as a major biometric provider in the market while outpace competitions in premium fingerprint access control segment,” Moon added. Suprema will showcase BioEntry W2 at IFSEC 2016 in London on June 21 at Stand E1400.
The BioConnect Identity Platform provides an integration of Suprema's biometric solutions with the majority of leading access control systems BioConnect and Suprema have announced Suprema's launch of the BioConnect Identity Platform. Developed by BioConnect, Suprema's long-standing strategic partner in North America, the BioConnect Identity Platform provides an integration of Suprema's biometric solutions with majority of the leading access control systems in the global security market. Under the appointment, Suprema will provide and support the BioConnect Identity Platform globally from June 1st, 2016 onward. Powerful integration featuresWith the BioConnect Identity Platform's powerful integration features and BioConnect's and Suprema's partner eco-systems, enterprises benefit from the ability to take advantage of deploying biometrics with their existing (or their choice of) access control vendor, standards, devices and way of operating. The BioConnect Identity Platform enables the seamless integration of Suprema's biometric terminals with access control systems, ERP and time and attendance systems, supporting biometric and multi-factor authentication, biometric enrollments and user ID management. One central system The solution enables greater security, identity assurance and convenience from one central system and has ultimately changed the way that the physical access control market can consume biometrics as an authentication strategy. No other manufacturer around the world has been able to offer this level and quality of integrations - with the BioConnect Identity Platform boasting over 20. "With the BioConnect Identity Platform, BioConnect complements our goal of providing industry-leading biometric security solutions to the global market. The product is a ready-made bridge solution that provides easier integration of cutting-edge Suprema biometric technology together with a customer's choice of leading access control systems," said Young Moon, VP of Suprema. "We are looking forward to providing the BioConnect Identity Platform to a more global security market and are excited to offer our customers a seamless and cost-effective way of adopting Suprema's biometric security solutions," Moon added. Innovative technologies From the perspective of the access control provider, the BioConnect Identity Platform opens up the option to provide a Suprema biometric solution and continue to benefit from the complete product line as Suprema brings new and innovative technologies to market. "As a Suprema partner we have experienced a lot of growth in the North American and UK markets due to its leadership and continued emphasis on producing biometric products of superior quality, versatility and range," said Steve Greb, Strategic Director of Business Development at BioConnect. "We're very excited to draw on Suprema's impressive partner network and continue to build out our Quest for Rightful Identity on a global scale." Integration with leading systems The BioConnect Identity Platform integrates the following leading access control systems with the Suprema biometric terminals; ACT ACTManage, AMAG Symmetry, Axis A1001, Brivo OnAir/OnSite, Genetec Security Center, IMRON IS2000, Lenel OnGuard, Open Options dnaFusion, Paxton Net2, Honeywell ProWatch, Honeywell WINPAK, RS2 AccessIT!, S2 Netbox, Software House CCURE 9000, Stanley SecureNET, Gallagher Command Centre and now PCSC LiNC-PLUS. Suprema and BioConnect will team together to showcase the BioConnect Identity Platform at IFSEC 2016 in London on June 21st-23rd at Stand E1400.
The market has vigorous economic growth, high acceptance towards biometric solutions and a demand for high-end technology Rapid economic development and increasing security concerns is turning the Middle East into a market of ‘untapped growth potential’, said the boss of one of the world’s leading providers of biometric security and access control solutions. Adopting new identification technologies Young S. Moon, Executive Vice President of Korean company Suprema, said regional governments and corporations are adopting new identification and authentication technologies to boost defences against potential fraud, cyber-threats, and organised crime. Biometrics are based on individual behavioural and physiological characteristics that are difficult to replicate, with various system technologies encompassing voice, retina, facial, vein and gait recognition, along with fingerprint matching, and DNA identification. Middle East governments along with a large number of industry sectors, including banks, aviation, oil & gas and retail, are embracing the new technology, making the region a high-focus area for international biometric systems solution providers. Middle East as key market “We consider the Middle East as a key market with untapped growth potential,” said Moon, whose company is among more than 100 international exhibitors specialising in the latest biometric security systems at the upcoming Intersec 2016, the world’s leading trade show for security, safety, and fire protection. “The market has vigorous economic growth, high acceptance towards biometric solutions and a demand for high-end technology.” Suprema will launch at Intersec 2016 its BioStation A2, a leading-edge fingerprint access control and time and attendance system. Moon said Suprema will look to build on the success of the last 12 months across the Gulf region, where it installed six biometric system projects in the government, education, and aviation sectors. “The Middle East is of strategic importance to Suprema,” added Moon. “Our products and solutions are developed to address large or small business needs covering a vast array of industry segments. There are a number of factors that contribute to instability, whether fraud, cyber-threats or organised crime. Suprema offers next-level biometric security solutions that directly respond to these threats.” Increase in global biometrics systems market According to a May 2015 report by research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global biometrics systems market is expected to reach US$24.4 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.9 per cent between 2015 and 2020. Analysts from TechNavio forecast that biometrics in Middle East will grow even faster at a CAGR of 19.35 per cent over the period 2014-2019. That will come as good news to AllGoVision, an advanced video analytics solution provider, and another exhibitor that specialises in biometrics at Intersec 2016, which takes place from 17-19 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. AllGoVision will showcase its 3D Facial Recognition System, which uses facial recognition technology via IP video surveillance to compare facial features with a database of stored facial features to identify potential threats – or a VIP customer. Ashwin Amarapur, Director of AllGoVision, explained: “In city surveillance, the 3D Facial Recognition System is used to identify Black Listed people or known criminals, but in the case of hospitality or banking the use relates more to ‘White Lists’ – for example, visitors identified as a VIP guests or high net worth individuals. “The bank or hotel service staff would be alerted of their arrival in advance and can take necessary care of the valued customer or display an automated welcome note in the electronic board at the entrance,” added Amarapur. Matrix Comsec at Intersec Elsewhere, Matrix Comsec, an access control and surveillance solution provider, is returning to Intersec 2016 following their successful participation in 2015, where they secured business from the National Bank of Umm Al Quwain, having installed Time and Attendance Systems across the UAE bank’s entire branch network. The Indian-based company has also been involved in setting up surveillance and biometric access control systems across the Gulf region in the last year, including for the Kuwait Oil Company, Paris Group in Dubai, and Vodafone in Qatar. Abhay Joshi, Business Manager for International Security Sales at Matrix Comsec, commented on the future of biometrics in the Middle East: “Biometric technology has many advantages over traditional RFID card and password in terms of security and the ease of use that it provides. The new technology has found various applications across different verticals and is replacing the traditional security measures at a fast pace.” Exhibitors at the event Other headline exhibitors at Intersec 2016 with biometric security solutions include the Dubai-headquartered Business Automation & Security System (BASS), Iris ID from the USA, Swiss company Touchless Biometric Systems and WatchNet Access from Canada. “In the not-to-distant future, everyone in the Middle East could soon replace pin codes with finger prints or Iris scans at an ATM when withdrawing money,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, the organiser of Intersec. “The possibilities offered by biometric security technologies are vast, whether for government purposes or for the various range of industry verticals, and they’ll all share the spotlight when Intersec returns in early 2016.” Now in its 18th edition, Intersec 2016 will feature more than 1,300 exhibitors from 52 countries, spanning over 50,000sqm. The annual showpiece event focuses on the six core sections of Commercial Security; Information Security; Fire & Rescue; Safety & Health; Homeland Security & Policing; and for the first time in 2016, Smart Home and Building Automation.
Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, announced the release of DM-20, a secure door control module designed to provide secure connection to multiple peripherals from Suprema devices. Versatility and expandability for system designers DM-20 provides BioStar 2 with versatility and expandability for system designers to design and deploy centralised access control systems. The module combined with any Suprema access control terminal can function as a secure central controller. It allows a simple and easy upgrade to a smart access control system and utilises existing RS485 or Wiegand networks without the need of establishing a new IP-based network. Additional DM-20 units can be connected via a daisy chain configuration to support up to 32 doors in combination with Wiegand readers or Suprema devices. Each module features a RS485 connection, 2 wiegand in/out ports and up to 4 relay ports for a wide array of installation applications. The 2 Wiegand ports can be used to connect 3rd party readers that can be set up as doors within BioStar 2. The module supports 4 TTL inputs and an additional 4 supervised inputs that detect the voltage flow on the circuit and allow the system to monitor input devices. DM-20, a BioStar 2 exclusive accessory “DM-20 delivers ultimate flexibility to system designers and installers,” said Young S Moon, VP of Suprema. “Its functions expand the ability of Suprema terminals to accommodate mid to enterprise level access control needs, and enhance security by replacing the conventional systems with biometrics or smart reader controllers.” DM-20 is a BioStar 2 exclusive accessory and will support all BioStar 2 compatible devices and accessories. DM-20 is now available worldwide.
Suprema’s biometric devices are integrated into the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller Suprema, a leading global provider of biometrics and security technology, is pleased to announce that Suprema biometric devices can now be paired with Axis Communications and its AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform. This new integration helps enterprises around the world successfully deploy access control systems with leading biometric technology. Integration between Suprema and Axis “The integration of Suprema biometric technology with AXIS A1001 represents two industry leaders combining the best technology in their respective fields for the maximum user benefits,” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema Inc. “The infusion of biometrics into Axis' system that has strength in video management will offer customers the benefits of true identity with enhanced security and extra convenience.” Suprema’s biometric devices are integrated into the AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller, an open, non-proprietary platform. The Controller meets the requirements for advanced enterprise systems as well as smaller installations. The integration allows users of AXIS A1001 to access biometric templates on an individual user basis without having to manage the dual data entry traditionally found in stand-alone biometric solutions. This is accomplished with a real-time seamless sync of biometric technology into AXIS A1001 through ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ BioConnect application. Through BioConnect’s simple graphical user interface, users can access the enrollment window to search for a user/badge and add biometric templates. With this integration Axis customers now have the ability to easily and simply integrate proven biometrics into their access control systems. “We are pleased to provide our customers with cutting edge biometrics for secure access control,” said Bruce Stewart, access control business development manager for Axis Communications. “Suprema’s advanced biometric technologies integrated with our A1001 network door controller will provide our customers with an integrated system that includes truly easy to use and manage biometrics.” Integration will allow mainstream adoption of biometrics “This new relationship with Axis will enable their customers to fast track and overcome three major obstacles to mainstream adoption of biometrics,” said Rob Douglas, CEO of ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. “Cost, complexity and user on-boarding are all addressed by our BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform, which leverages Suprema’s leading biometric technology.” These companies participated at ISC West 2015 from April 15-17 in Las Vegas. Suprema and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS were at booth #17101 while Axis was at booth #14059.
Suprema, a global leader in biometrics and security, announced the launch of BioStation 2. A revolutionary new fingerprint terminal that re-defines the boundaries of biometric technology with unmatched performance in speed and accuracy. BioStation 2: web-based open security platform BioStation 2 leverages powerful hardware and sophisticated algorithms to improve accuracy and provide matching speeds of up to 20,000 fingerprints per second. The terminal also features a new optical sensor that enhances the capture of wet or dry fingers. BioStation 2 has Power-over-Ethernet, Wiegand, IP65 certified exterior to allow system designers to place the terminal in both indoor and outdoor environment. The terminal also features extensive communication interfaces including TCP/IP, RS485, Wiegand and USB. BioStation 2 is a perfect extension to the BioStar 2 ecosystem. BioStar 2 is Suprema’s newly released web-based open security platform. It supports a comprehensive API library to allow integrators to build a single unified security solution as well as an Extension Framework to allow developers to add key functionality directly into BioStar 2. Suprema VP comments “I envision BioStation 2 as the beginning of a new era in biometrics. Recent advancements in technology have redefined the limits of a biometric terminal. A single terminal can offer the benefits of biometrics for a small office to a metropolitan area such as Miami.” said Young S. Moon, VP of Suprema Inc. “BioStation 2’s potential is fully realised through BioStar 2. BioStar 2 will serves as a core for the Suprema’s future ecosystem”
This new integration manages true identities of employees, visitors & the general public Suprema, a leading global provider of biometrics and security technology and Genetec, Inc., a manufacturer of open platform, unified IP security solutions, have integrated their systems offering an advanced identity management solution. The companies have just made this exciting announcement: Suprema biometric devices can now be paired with Genetec’s Security Center unified security platform through Entertech Systems’ BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform. Together, these products simplify the process of deploying, enrolling and managing biometrics for secure access control in any situation. The Suprema devices integrated with Genetec Security Center include BioStation T2, BioStation, BioEntry Plus, BioEntry W, BioLite Net and BioMini. Enhanced security & extra convenience “Suprema is very pleased to integrate its global leading biometrics technology into Genetec Security Center. The benefits of True Identity will offer enhanced security and extra convenience for the Synergis access control features in Genetec Security Center,” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema. “This integration includes a wide range of premium biometric-driven access control devices that are suitable for indoor and outdoor installation, and will efficiently meet a wide range of system requirements.” This new integration greatly facilitates managing the true identities of employees, visitors and the general public. Customers no longer have to worry about the security risks involved in approximation technologies like cards, PINs, fobs or keys – which can be borrowed, shared, lost or stolen. Suprema works with customers in a wide variety of markets to ensure finger and face recognition is used effectively every day for secure access to both physical facilities and software applications. Proven biometrics and centralised monitoring Genetec's flagship solution, Security Center, is an open-platform IP security system that merges IP access control and video management within a single unified solution. A seamless and real-time link between BioConnect and Security Center allows cardholder profiles to be captured centrally in Security Center, thereby eliminating duplicate activities, such as the dual cardholder data entry typically found in traditional integrations between standalone systems. Additionally, access control events generated by biometric devices can be monitored centrally through Security Center, while activity reports from doors with Suprema biometric devices can be consolidated with traditional doors and also linked with video for greater situational awareness. Genetec customers will benefit from the added features of proven biometrics, and centralised monitoring and activity reporting for traditional and biometric devices. "With this new integration between Security Center and Suprema biometric devices, our customers will overcome some of the major barriers to biometric adoption" “With this new integration between Security Center and Suprema biometric devices, our customers will be able to overcome some of the major barriers to biometric adoption," said François Brouillet, Access Control Product Manager for Genetec, Inc. "BioConnect is an easy-to-use system integrated with Security Center. The simple enrollment process offers convenience and security when incorporating cutting-edge biometrics." Market leaders coming together to enable easier adoption of biometrics “Genetec is a leader in unified physical IP security management systems worldwide. By aligning with Suprema and Entertech Systems, Genetec is able to offer a truly integrated biometric access control system with its video security and ALPR capabilities for the first time," said Rob Douglas, CEO of Entertech Systems. "This integration through our BioConnect identity management platform is a successful example of market leaders coming together to enable easier adoption of biometrics. At Entertech Systems, we are purpose-built to help access control systems and end users overcome the three main obstacles to mainstream adoption of biometrics, including cost, complexity and on-boarding users." The Suprema line of biometric devices and Entertech Systems’ BioConnect application are now available through Genetec, Inc. On April 15-17, Genetec, Suprema and Entertech Systems will be at ISC West 2015 in Las Vegas. Genetec will be at booth #10053, and Suprema and Entertech Systems at booth #17101.
Suprema, a leading global provider of biometrics and security technology, launches BioStar 2, a web-based IP access control platform. BioStar 2 seamlessly integrates Suprema’s award winning biometric technology with an enhanced security solution to offer simplicity, convenience and performance. Features BioStar 2 is built with a new design style that focuses on enhancing user experience. All of the functions and features of the system can be used with only a few simple clicks. The system is accessible via web browsers, making the system independent from operating systems or device platforms. The convenience of the system is driven by a number of automations throughout installation and maintenance. Automatic device discovery avoids tedious manual data input and detection processes. The feature allows the installer to simply select and configure the device from the list of connected devices within the network. Additionally, all future updates for BioStar 2 will be made available from a cloud-based resource. The optional automatic update feature will ensure that the system is up-to-date with the latest versions of firmware made available. Functions BioStar 2 offers uncompromising performance with the ability to handle large system capacities. The system can accommodate up to 1,000 devices. The data transfer to large numbersof devices is processed via Hyper Data Transfer to reduce the system downtime during maintenance. The system also allows unlimited time schedules and advanced user group settings to support complex access control setups. “Suprema is excited to introduce the next generation access control solution that is fitting for the current technological environment” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema Inc. “We believe that the current technological environment is progressing in such a dynamic way, that securing flexibility and versatility to the new system was one of the key objectives. The system is developed to be web-friendly using the latest web standards and is not dependent on any specific operating system or client device unlike a number of different solutions in the market. With the newly found versatility, we expect BioStar 2 to serve as a foundation that we develop and expand to satisfy our customers’ growing needs.”
Suprema’s fingerprint solutions, including BioMini Slim, have been ordered by the government to prevent smuggling Suprema, a leading global provider of technology in biometrics and security, recently announced it would provide its fingerprint solution to the Venezuelan government for the purpose of identifying authorised customers at supermarkets and pharmacies. The Venezuelan government has prepared a robust system and procedure to combat the nation’s staple shortages and smuggling to Colombia. For this purpose, the government decided to enforce a mandatory fingerprint system to stop people from buying too much of a single item. Thousands of Suprema BioMini fingerprint solutions, including BioMini Slim, have been ordered by the government thus far for supermarkets and pharmacies near the Colombian border, and the project is expected to grow nationwide next year, following the initial results. According to Bioidentidad, leading the project as a local partner of Suprema in Venezuela, Suprema’s BioMini products were selected since it was evaluated as the best solution, with the following features: High Quality Fingerprint Capture - FBI Certified (FBI PIV/FIPs 201 and FBI Mobile ID FAP20) LFD (Live Finger Detection) Technology IP65-rated High Endurance in Ambient Conditions “This project is noteworthy because it is a unique and new application for fingerprint solutions in preventing crime beyond the ordinary purpose of identification, and it will be an excellent reference for other customers,” said Young S. Moon, Vice President of Suprema Inc.