Tascent reveals 'self-service identity'
07 March 2018 18:30 GMT

Biometrics firm Tascent has announced an expansion of its face and iris recognition system to enable biometric authentication in self-service devices.

In a statement, the firm said Tascent InSight One is now available as an embeddable OEM module for seamless kiosk integration, and as a small-footprint ID station for self-service biometric enrollment and authentication. These two new form factors will enable partners to integrate multimodal biometric capabilities to enhance the security, convenience, and efficiency of self-service touchpoints.

“Our new self-service solutions mark another milestone in making the benefits of biometrics more accessible across a variety of applications,” says Founder and Co-CEO of Tascent, Joey Pritikin. “Through these offerings, we can help unlock a transformative customer experience across travel, financial services, access control, hospitality, and beyond.” 

The InSight One OEM Module aims to enable simple integration with touchscreen kiosks, and the ID Station allows a fingerprint, MRTD, or barcode scanner to be integrated for self-service identity enrollment and matching. Potential use cases include visitor management, KYC (Know Your Customer) applications, payment authorization in vending machines, personal identification at ATMs, hospitality check-in stations, and passenger facilitation for air travel.

Tascent has also announced its first solution collaboration with passenger self-service technology leader, Embross. The partnership will see Tascent’s market-leading technology used on airline and airport self-service solutions.

“As a market leader in airport self-service solutions, Embross prides itself on merging smart technology with great design to help automate and evolve the passenger service experience,” said Achilles Tzelepis, president and CEO of Embross. “Our partnership with Tascent reflects a great alignment of philosophies as we work together to deliver a new suite of capabilities to the benefit of our customers and the broader airport experience.”