Innovation and technological leadership

DERMALOG wins IAIR global award

Biometrics at its best: for the development of pioneering technological solutions in biometric identification, DERMALOG has been awarded the world-renowned IAIR Global Award in the category "Innovation and Leadership". With its innovative fingerprint-based identification systems, DERMALOG is the market leader in biometrics for government, commercial and bank applications.

Hamburg biometrics expert DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH was awarded the IAIR Global Award 2014 in Hong Kong in the category "Innovation and Leadership - regional". This pays tribute to the leading role that the Hamburg-based company is playing in the area of biometrics, fingerprint scanners and AFIS (automatic fingerprint identification systems).

DERMALOG's biometric innovations are unique in the world. The company has set new standards in the matching speed of fingerprints: its "Next Generation AFIS" is capable of correctly identifying the ten fingerprints of an individual with a matching speed of 129 million matches per second. In addition to this, the world's most secure liveness detection feature prevents fraud during the identification scan because it recognizes plastic fingers and other fakes automatically. DERMALOG's technologies in the area of sensor development and production have already received three awards as market leaders.

Furthermore the company excels with its innovative solutions for applications of biometric identification. The LF10 fingerprint scanner impresses with fast and accurate results for rolled fingerprints and tenprints. An additional function enables it to record and capture signatures on the same scanning window as fingerprints. This means that, other than a pen, no signature pad is required.

Hamburg biometrics company is the market leader in many parts of the world

The IAIR Award for "Innovation and Leadership" is awarded to outstanding companies whose products optimize processes and implement sustainable progress. The specialist jury considers the company DERMALOG with its unique expertise in the area of fingerprint biometrics to be a leader in many regions throughout the world, especially in Asia where DERMALOG has successfully implemented extensive major national systems.

Thanks to ongoing developments and innovations, the award-winning technologies are now being used in more than 130 large government installations in more than 60 countries. The company is the world's fastest-growing biometrics firm. Even now, the Hamburg manufacturer is the world's market leader in many areas such as biometric identification in financial institutions, enterprises and many government institutions.

"We are delighted to accept this internationally recognized award," says Günther Mull, managing director of DERMALOG. "This award shows once more that our technologies are experiencing an increase in security recognition and acceptance in the world market. The knowledge we are gaining through our growing international activity provides invaluable feedbacks into the further research and development of our products. It is our goal to provide biometric identification systems that are ever simpler and faster."

The company is able to offer biometric components and complete solutions and cooperates with local system integrators. "This means we can develop tailor-made solutions based on our technologies, both for companies and governments," Mr. Mull explains.

In addition to bank, commercial and government applications such as national border control systems, biometric identification cards and passports, DERMALOG's technology is also used for biometric computer login. The focus is to provide the greatest security for sensitive user data, but also simple handling. "With fingerprint identification, the problem of having to remember various PIN numbers already belongs to the past in some parts of the world, and in the long term it will completely disappear from people's daily lives," says Günther Mull.

DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH, based in Hamburg, is Germany's largest biometrics manufacturer and is a world leader in biometric identification. A team of scientists and computer scientists work continuosly on new,innovative products. The company's product portfolio ranges from biometric border control and biometric ID cards to new "FingerLogin" and "FingerPayment" solutions. In addition to Germany and Europe, DERMALOG's main markets are primarily Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

In Germany, DERMALOG has supplied more than 20,000 fingerprint scanners for local national registration offices and immigration authorities. This means that fingerprints are recorded in new passports, ID cards and residency permits. The company has also supplied another 80,000 finger scanners in more than 60 countries. Large AFIS installations (automatic fingerprint identification systems) made by DERMALOG can now be found at more than 110 government clients throughout the world. DERMALOG also provides systems for banks and ATM manufacturers such as Wincor, which has already equipped more than 1,000 ATMs worldwide with DERMALOG's fingerprint technology, allowing fingerprints to replace insecure PIN numbers.

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