IDEMIA launches IDEMIA 3D
11 September 2018 17:24 GMT

Augmented Identity firm IDEMIA has launched IDEMIA 3D Face, software that uses 3D facial recognition to unlock smartphones quickly and easily.

The firm said its IDEMIA 3D Face facial recognition solution, which was unveiled at the 2018 Mobile World Congress and pioneers 3D acquisition technologies, reflects smartphone users’ demand for simplification, efficiency and security.

IDEMIA 3D facial recognition is now compatible with all smartphones featuring capture ability. The solution is creating the potential for future uses: tomorrow, it could be incorporated into vehicle technology, for example, and recognize each car’s owner — or even identify abnormal behavior such as the driver falling asleep at the wheel.

“We’re proud to have the new IDEMIA 3D Face within our range of high-tech solutions. IDEMIA 3D Face represents what IDEMIA does best, i.e. combining product security and convenience with advanced 3D facial recognition technology. Although smartphones are commonplace, it’s essential to adapt the features to our lifestyles. So IDEMIA is providing a solution that’s ahead of its time and highly secure for regular, effective and simplified use,” says Yves Portalier, EVP and GM of the Connected Objects Business Unit.

According to a study by Counterpoint Research, although 66% of device makers currently opt for fingerprint sensors, they are increasingly turning to biometric facial recognition technologies. In 2020, all new smartphones will feature biometric sensors. Therefore, facial recognition is set to become standard, creating a more secure and ergonomic user experience.