Telefónica and IDEMIA advance use of biometrics for contactless access

  • It is a simpler and more secure biometric access control device for business premises.

  • This biometric system, which will be exhibited in Distrito Telefónica’s Demonstration and Innovation Center, enables access control through a fully touchless handwave.

  • Telefónica relies on biometric access control terminals for its current innovation catalog.

  • IDEMIA’s award-winning MorphoWave technology is a tried and tested biometric terminal – 10,000-plus units currently in use across the world.

Telefónica exhibits in its Demonstration and Innovation Center IDEMIA’s MorphoWave contactless biometric scanners, a technology that enables totally contactless access control.

This technology is a tried and tested biometric terminal with more than 10,000 units so far deployed worldwide, that scans and verifies 4 fingerprints in under a second through an easy and fully touchless handwave.

Telefónica relies on biometric access control terminals for its current innovation catalog. Distrito Telefónica’s Demonstration and Innovation Center is an industry-leading venue, where the company can showcase its cutting-edge technology to customers.

In the next few months, Telefónica Tech’s Ingeniería de Seguridad (TIS) division will fully take on board this technology as a fully-fledged USP in future hi-tech security systems projects, striving to bring clients groundbreaking solutions that add value to all their hi-tech security projects.

The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted demand for hygienic, secure and safe tech solutions from businesses of all types and sizes, placing Telefonica at the forefront in the Spanish anti-Covid tech market.

Our collaboration with IDEMIA allows us to continue advancing in the development of solutions in the security area. We are delighted to add their MorphoWave technology to our innovation catalog to offer this new access control to our customers, who will benefit from cutting-edge technology that will allow them to access their facilities more quickly and safely.
Lorena Senador -Gómez, Global Commercial Director of Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad (TIS)

MorphoWave is a cutting-edge frictionless ID technology, and we are very proud of our partnership with Telefónica and their pursuit of innovative products. This is a testament of the trust they have in us and one we value greatly.
Fabien Jautard, Executive Vice President of the Mobile Operators Business Unit at IDEMIA

Our way of living has been drastically impacted because of Covid-19, creating completely new requirements when it comes to accessing public or private spaces. We are delighted to see Telefónica endorsing MorphoWave terminals within it’s premises and as a part of their business portfolio and expansion into the Spanish market thanks to Telefonica’s TIS division.
Yves Portalier, Executive Vice President of the Biometric Devices & Automotive Business Unit at IDEMIA

  • About us - IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space.

    Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors. With close to 15,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

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  • About Telefónica - Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the world, offering fixed and mobile connectivity as well as a wide range of digital services for residential and business customers.

    Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad (TIS) serves security companies working on their ongoing tech innovations and carries out development projects ensuring the security of people and facilities with a view to cutting costs and adding value to businesses wherever it operates.

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