Telefonica seeks hygienic and secure solutions

BiometricUpdate.com reported that Telefonica selected IDEMIA’s contactless biometric scanners to provide secure access control for its business premises. More specific, Telefonica will bring IDEMIA’s MorphoWave devices to the Spanish market as part of its business portfolio.

MorphoWave will allow Distrito Telefonica’s Demonstration and Innovation Center to touchless biometric authentication. Thanks to this new technology and devices, employees will be able to scan and verify 4 fingerprints in under a second. This initiative helps Telefonica to be a leading position in the Spain market for COVID-prevention technology. In other words, the Spanish company cope with the demand for hygienic, secure solutions. After the pandemic, the demand is skyrocketing, so the market is growing rapidly at the same time.

Who is Telefonica?

Telefonica is a Spanish multinational telecommunications company and its head office is located at Madrid. The company is one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world. It offers fixed and mobile connectivity as well as a wide range of digital services for residential and business customers. In fact, the Spanish telecom giant operates in Europe and the Americas, and has more than 300 million customers.

Telefonica’s mission is to make our world more human by connecting lives. In addition, the company’s values are to be open, to be bold and to be trusted. Some numbers in Telefonica is outstanding. For example, it is No.1 in fiber both in Europe and Latin America, and No.1 in network virtualization, either.

Who is IDEMIA?

IDEMIA is a French multinational technology company and its head office is located at Courbevoie, France. According to its homepage, IEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity for an increasingly digital world.

The company’s ambition is to enable a secure and trusted environment for citizens and consumers. The bold goal looks like our daily critical activities such as payment, connection travel or access to public or private spaces in the real as well as digital worlds.

Today, information travels rapidly around the digitized space, defying boundaries and breaking the traditional codes of security. Therefore, IDEMIA wants to provide end-to-end solutions enabling convenience and a frictionless experience whenever and wherever security matters.

What is MorphoWave?

MorphoWave Compact acquires four fingers in 3D for maximum accuracy, with one pass of the hand over the sensor. This ergonomic touchless solution delivers an unmatched combination of security, convenience and through put.

MorphoWave Compact can reduce its size and is cost effective. Its rich feature includes time & attendance functions. Thanks to the solution, organizations can now ensure a frictionless access experience everywhere to authorize with a simple wave of their hand.

Contactless biometrics become more necessary

After the pandemic, most people across the globe try to reduce social contacts and do not touch monitors and buttons. Of course, these actions are prudent enough to avoid infection. However, we have to touch something for our life. For example, we touch a biometric to register our time and attendance in the companies. This is because companies can record and check fingerprints easily, and fingerprints are different from person to person.

In this sense, the companies should solve an ambivalent problem: To record fingerprints and to reduce contacts at the same time. Therefore, IDEMIA’s products make sense to solve the problem. In addition, IDEMIA is the global leader in Augmented Identity and Telefonica is one of the most innovative companies in Spain. The collaboration matches with each company’s mission and values, too.

As a result, we can expect IDEMIA’s MorphoWave is prevailed across Spain. In other article, we discuss with how important collaboration is in the automotive sector. Due to the Internet or other technologies, the boundaries between different industries become vaguer. Therefore, we can safely say that collaboration is necessary in not only automotive industry but also other industries.