Biometrics and digital ID companies do well at ID4Africa 2022


As the business of the ID4Africa Augmented General Assembly 2022 unfolded in the plenary halls and breakout rooms, the exhibition space was also busy with companies providing digital identity and biometrics solutions exhibiting and demonstrating their products. It was a mixture of multinational, regional and local companies.

Installed in stands during the two days of the event and with managers on site to welcome visitors, many companies offering different solutions on aspects related to digital identification and biometrics were in Marrakech to unveil new integrations , products and services, while others showcased existing ones to find connections for new partnerships and market internal connections.

In line with the general themes of the international event, the booths were largely devoted to either biometric enrollment and identity issuance solutions, as in the case of BioRugged, Idemia and Veridos, or application-specific solutions such as for elections, border control, or birth registration, including Thales, Travizory, Laxton, iDakto and Prooftag. New products were also launched with biometric technologies from Integrated Biometrics, Jenetric and Credence.

Different biometric scanners integrated in the new Akiyama portable solution

Akiyama’s Vero Match biometric capture solution, featuring Integrated Biometrics’ Five-O fingerprint scanner, was launched at ID4Africa 2022 to expand the wearable solution first developed for the Brazilian police in 2018 with the Kojak scanners.

The new solution includes a smartphone, IB’s fingerprint scanner and Idemia’s Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) for fast biometric processing in congested environments such as immigration checkpoints and checkpoints. police control, according to the announcement.

“Its unique configuration and size, along with Five-0’s ruggedness, low power consumption and ease of use, make VERO MATCH one of the most flexible products on the market,” says David Gerulski, EVP , Integrated Biometrics. “We are thrilled to be part of this distinctive solution.”

BioRugged Shows Enrollment Device Marque 5.1

A constant exhibitor at ID4Africa events is mobile biometrics provider BioRugged, which showcased its products at two booths. Solutions and services included biometric terminals and enrollment devices; KYC and registration solutions; solutions for iris, behavioral and voice biometrics as well as turnkey solutions for identification, census and driver’s license.

A new device dubbed Marque 5.1 has been brought to light. Officials at the booth explained that it is a visitor registration system for a desktop solution that includes a dual fingerprint scanner, signage pad and an NFC/MIFARE camera to capture high-resolution facial and document images. The 5-in-1 device can be connected to any Windows 10 computer or compatible Android device for mobile enrollment. The Marque-Bio 10 and Mark 3 kits were also on display.

BioRugged announced in May that it met MOSIP compliance for its Face Camera biometric system.

Thales’ election suite attracts

Among the solutions and products featured by Thales is its end-to-end Biometric Election Suite. It is a system that can be used by governments to organize smooth elections. The company says it can help right from the voter registration stage, through voter identification, voter management, and voter verification. An on-site company official said the company is offering the solution to countries in Africa where a number of surveys are planned.

Thales ID Wallet and its range of biometric scanners, including the Thales Cogent Multifinger Scanner CS500f, the Cogent Iris Scanner CIS-202 and the Cogent Fingerprint Scanner CSD101i, as well as its other products from the integrated MOSIP ecosystem, were also presented.

Idemia’s biometric enrollment products

Visitors to the Idemia booth were able to view a wide range of the company’s enrollment products used to establish attributes for credentials. This includes the IDstudio for high quality ID photos and the Universal Portal System, which is the single point of access to digital government services.

Ismail Chraibi, Managing Director of Idemia Morocco and Managing Director of Maghreb, explained how its IDway solution, also on display, works to manage the identity of populations. Some of the physical and digital credentials such as ID cards, passports, driving licenses and mobile ID produced by the company for different countries were also on display.

Laxton exhibits biometric devices

Several biometric devices from the Laxton Group, another sponsor of ID4Africa 2022, were presented on their exhibition stand. They included handhelds, tablets, desktops, biometric kits and kiosks.

Kais Ben Amor, the company’s business development manager for Arab and French Africa, said it was a pleasure to be present at ID4Africa again after a three-year hiatus. He admitted that the stand received a good number of visitors throughout the two days of the exhibition.

Laxton solutions for election management, identity management and security were all on display.

Travizory demonstrates frictionless edging solution

Border biometrics company Travizory also had time to demonstrate how its frictionless biometric border solution currently being deployed in Seychelles can be used. The company’s co-founder and chief revenue officer, Ygor Lutz, explained that the Visitor Management Platform (VMP) can be used to verify health certificates and veterinary travellers, guarantees the issuance of a document secure identity for travelers and that only authorized persons can travel, facilitate contactless and paperless border crossings, map visitors during their stay in the country, and also collect real-time and actionable information.

Veridos brings VeriDNA biometric solution to the forefront

The flagship product showcased by Veridos was VeriDNA, the company’s next-generation biometric identification system, which was recently unveiled at the 2022 Global Police Summit.

Stefan Sauter, Senior Product Manager, Line of Business Verification, who was on hand, explained how the VeriDNA system works. The DNA-based biometric solution is an automated and simple system that can generate an individual DNA identifier in a few quick and easy steps.

The system can be used to learn about visitors, assist in the preservation of law and order, assist in forensic leads as well as government identification of citizens.

iDakto’s IAM products present

The company’s identity and access management solutions for sovereign digital identity were on display. Building on a tradition of digital trust, iDakto develops solutions that provide secure digital identity verification, protecting personal data and user privacy, for easier and faster access to online services.

Its iDCluster solution was also on display. It is a solution that makes it possible to build digital identity platforms that are easy to use, secure and sovereign. On-site staff also spoke to visitors about their solutions for authentication, identification, cybersecurity and data security, among others.

Jenetric extends its range of Livetouch fingerprint scanners

Jenetric has expanded its Livetouch product line with the new Livetouch Duo, a very compact dual FAP 45 fingerprint scanner.

The Livetouch Duo features thin-film transistor (TFT) optical technology for forensic image quality and built-in encryption for secure transmission, in what the company calls an ultra-compact form factor. and lightweight with very low power consumption.

“We have years of experience with TFT technology, which allows us to offer a two-finger scanner that offers the same scratch resistance and ruggedness as our FAP 60 devices,” says Roberto Wolfer, CEO of Jenetric GmbH . “The scanner has an additional protective glass and is protected against water and dust according to IP65.”

Credence ID launches a low-cost multimodal terminal

Credence launched the Credence-3 enrollment and identity verification terminal at ID4Africa to provide multi-modal biometric capabilities at lower cost.

The Credence-3 provides FBI PIV-certified FAP 30 fingerprints with an IB Danno scanner, as well as a contact and contactless NFC card reader, 13 MP camera, 5.5-inch touchscreen and a battery which the company claims can last 12 hours. in real conditions. It comes with Android 11 and meets US military 810G durability specifications for operation in harsh environments.

“Having launched CredenceECO earlier this year, we are very proud to now add this FAP 30 platform for customers who need a premium fingerprint scanner, such as law enforcement , security and public safety agencies,” says Bruce Hanson, president and CEO of Credential ID. “The Credence-3 was developed to meet the growing need for a cost-effective platform that could be both physically robust and open in terms of available software and algorithms.”

Prooftag presents a document security solution

French security solutions company proof label presented its security and traceability solutions for brands and governments. The company’s CEO, Clément Kaiser, said he was at ID4Africa to showcase its document security solutions, as well as an innovative product dubbed iCivil – a solution for people’s registration and statistics systems. civil status (CRVS).

The solution that has a bubble code to prevent fraud, he explained, relies on a secure authentication element produced by Prooftag and used to register children at birth in real time.

He said that this recorded information is centralized via an encrypted SMS, which is used due to internet connectivity issues faced by most African countries where the solution is designed to be deployed. Cards issued after the birth information registration process can then be used to obtain a birth certificate for the child.

Kaiser said the iCivil CVRS solution is used for civil registration in Burkina Faso, and has also been deployed in Chad. “We are eager to enter new African markets with our solution, why not in Cameroon? he remarked.

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