IDEMIA installs MorphoWave biometric scanners in Australian office buildings


IDEMIA has installed MorphoWave Compact contactless scanners in two office buildings in Australia. Fingerprint scanners are now used for access control at the 100 Mount Street building in North Sydney and the Gateway building in Sydney’s Circular Quay.

Both buildings are managed by the Dexus Wholesale Property Fund. 100 Mount Street pioneered the MorphoWave scanner, although Gateway’s rollout was more comprehensive, making Gateway the first office building in Australia with a fully integrated contactless entry system. The deployment consists of more than 30 MorphoWave units, located at the entrances and in the car parks of the entire property.

The MorphoWave Compact is a four-fingerprint 3D scanner that reads the user’s fingerprints as they are passed over the device. The solution is more hygienic than contact fingerprint readers and can also replace more traditional access cards. The MorphoWave is designed for indoor and outdoor locations and can scan up to 50 people per minute.

“This contactless entry technology allows us to provide a safe, secure and transparent experience for our customers,” said Mark Hansen, CIO of Dexus.

“The demand for contactless technology has increased as businesses seek ways to handle high traffic environments,” added Rocky Chow, head of biometric devices at IDEMIA Asia-Pacific. “Our MorphoWave Compact has become the benchmark for frictionless access to some of the most secure buildings in the world.

The MorphoWave offers liveliness detection and can be used in conjunction with a blacklist of banned users for additional security. The device performed very well in the NIST tests.

Deployments in Australia build on previous successes of IDEMIA in the APAC region. The MorphoWave Compact was tested in a Japanese football stadium earlier this year and has since been installed at the Digital Garage and at IDEMIA’s new local headquarters in Tokyo.

October 8, 2020 – by Eric Weiss


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