Over the last decade, biometrics has become the preferred technology for many identity management implementations in the southern African region.
One of the major players in the acceptance of the technology is the Morpho brand from Safran. Morpho’s experience dates back to 1979, including partnerships with international law enforcement and government agencies.The design of Morpho fingerprint terminals results from extensive experience in biometric solutions.
In South Africa, Ideco is the sole supplier of world-leading Morpho biometric terminals. Over 60 000 Morpho fingerprint readers are deployed across the country to securely manage more than 2 million people in a diverse range of professionally-managed, security-conscious businesses.
Softcon is an Ideco certified partner. Softcon has integrated the Morpho biometric technology into its access control solution, providing clients with a seamless interface that is filled with advanced features available in the powerful Softwin3 package, while leveraging off Morpho’s world class fingerprint technology.
Fingerprint-based identity management (IDM) solutions can be applied to numerous other systems where identity-based fraud is rife. Innovative IDM solutions can minimise criminal activities in many areas of business such as workforce management, canteen systems, account management etc. Reliable identification is of fundamental importance in industries where environmental hazards must be contended with. In harsh working environments, it is essential to be able tolocateall staff at all times.
Testing and benchmarking surveys by the US National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and NIST Minutia Interoperability Exchange (MINEX) consistently rank Morpho algorithms among the world’s top performers.
Morpho algorithms are entrusted to manage more than 2 billion fingerprints worldwide.
A fingerprint is referred to as a template, the unique pattern formed by true minutia points distinguishes one fingerprint from all others. Typically, a fingerprint has around 80 minutia points. These are the positions on a fingerprint where ridges split or end. A damaged fingerprint could have 150 minutia points, of which some 50% may be false. If these false points are misinterpreted as true minutiae, there is the obvious likelihood of mismatching. Morpho’s algorithms recognise and exclude these false minutiae, resulting in more accurate templates.
These abilities are also clearly proven in environments that typically exhibit the worst quality fingerprints: mining, construction, agriculture, manufacturing and pension payments.
The size of a scanner’s surface area determines the amount of fingerprint and minutia data that can be captured: the larger the surface area, the larger the amount of data.
Morpho scanners capture much more data, so a user can place their finger differently every time they scan and a positive match will always be made.
Morpho terminals can work in identification mode, verification mode or a combination of both. Identification compares a person’s fingerprint to all records in the database, returning an exact match and positively identifying them. This process is called one-to-many or 1:N. Verification matches a user’s fingerprint data with additional information in their possession – for example a password, ID number, PIN or card. This process is called one-to-one or 1:1.
Morpho‘s superior scanners and algorithms deliver faster and more accurate identification than any other fingerprint technology based on the scanners’ ability to capture accurate data as well as the algorithms’ analytical and predictive capabilities.
HID Global is a trusted leader in solutions that deliver secure identity for millions of customers the world over. Recognised for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for businesses servicing market demands. OEMs. Integrators and application developers choose HID Global to fulfil the demands made by both physical and logical access control and the pressures of providing card personalisation services. HID Global has a worldwide presence with local support in all geographical regions. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group Brand.
Softcon is currently HID Globe’s largest partner in the African region and has been distributing HID Global technology in excess of 20 years.
HID Global is a technology supplier with experience in all RFID technologies, with a history going back more than 20 years. Extended warranties on brands, local support and an extensive prestigious client base provides the confidence and experience to support customers who may be looking to either maintain current systems or upgrade to the latest RFID technologies. White Papers and extensive technical advice enables customers to select the right technology to partner their installation and gain maximum benefit from this capital expenditure. The most recognised brand in the access control market combines reliability, performance and the confidence to pair with an industry standard market leading product.
As market demands change and as customers become more and more cost sensitive HID Global provides the best cost of ownership solution in today’s market. Upgrade paths from all currently installed technologies to any of the latest technologies are available with the secure knowledge of partnering with the manufacturer best prepared and positioned to ensure any transition is completed to everyone’s satisfaction.
For more than 20 years HID Global has been at the forefront of ensuring secure data storage and secure methods of communication. One of very few companies which are able to provide technologies capable of being compliant with the strictest of standards including US PIV compliancy. This ability enables everyone to select an HID Global product with complete confidence.
ZKTeco is a leading global developer of security and time management solutions. ZKTeco is subdivided in 5 distinct business divisions which are known as: ZKSoftware, ZKAccess, ZKiVision, ZKBiolock and ZKAFIS. Each ZKTeco division has a dedicated team of experts and professionals to serve our customers and partners worldwide. At our state-of-the-art 700000 square feet ISO9001-certified R&D/Trial and Manufacturing facilities, we control manufacturing, product design, component assembly and logistics/shipping -- all under one roof.
ZKTeco has over 2000 employees at its R&D/Manufacturing facility in China along with branch offices/subsidiaries in USA, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Dubai, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, and India. Our global offices further enhances our ability to provide local product/logistic support, and service our customers/partners more effectively and efficiently.
Suprema is a global leader in biometrics and securities technology. By combining world renowned biometric algorithms with superior engineering, Suprema is able to continually develop and manufacture reliable industry leading products. Suprema’s extensive portfolio of products include biometric access control systems, time & attendance devices, fingerprint/live scanners and embedded fingerprint modules.
Suprema supports world wide sales network that spans across more than 133 countries around the world and was the first biometrics company listed on Korea's stock market (KOSDAQ 094840)
Iris ID Systems is formerly LG Electronics Iris Technology Division. LG Iris was established in the United States in 2002, providing global management responsibility and overall direction for strategy, product development, marketing, sales and distribution of the Company’s iris recognition technology products.
The US unit, with offices in Englewood Cliffs and Cranbury, New Jersey, works closely with LG ELITE, the Company’s Korean-based center for innovation, research and development. Today the efforts of these business groups are focused on new product development with the introduction of the LG IrisAccess 4000 series the newest 3rd generation solution, while continuing to support the second generation LG IrisAccess 3000 range – a proven IrisAccess platform, which through lab testing and real-world use, has set standards for accuracy, speed and user convenience, as well as integration versatility.
LG Electronics’ roots as an electronics industry leader trace back to 1958. Today, a leading manufacturer of digital and electronics products, and world leader in monitor technology and optical disc drives, LG has also established itself on the leading edge of biometric authentication employing iris recognition – a technology generally accepted as the most accurate of all biometric identification methods.
LG’s involvement in iris recognition technology dates back to 1997. Since then, the Company has designed, tested and deployed three generations of its world-leading IrisAccess iris recognition platform on a commercial scale.
A strong network of organizations is actively involved in developing and delivering iris recognition technology on behalf of their customers.
Iris ID goes to market using an indirect model. We rely on our growing network of system integration and security solution provider partners to meet the needs of end-users who want to implement iris recognition-based solutions using the IrisAccess platform.
The iCAM7 series has features no other iris system offers. iCAM7000/7100/7100S enables rapid iris acquisition with greater image collection for superior enrollment and recognition. A holographic targeting aid is just one part of an intuitive and interactive interface that includes voice and visual feedback for increased speed. All models feature the robust Iris ID countermeasure package experts agree sets the standard in the industry.