Sagem Sécurité and Hitachi Combine Fingerprint and Vein Recognition Technologies

Sagem Sécurité is partnering with Hitachi to develop a multimode biometric recognition module. Developed and produced by Sagem Sécurité, this module will combine the best of Hitachi’s vein imaging technology (VeinID) and Sagem Sécurité’s fingerprint identification technology (Morpho).

The complementary nature of these two identification methods – recognition of the pattern of minute blood vessels under the skin, and simultaneously processing of fingerprint data – means that the module developed by Sagem Sécurité will offer new levels of security and accuracy. Designed to be easily integrated in any type of identification system, this module will meet requirements for a wide range of applications, including access control, identity checks and secure payments.

“By combining vein recognition with fingerprint analysis in a single, innovative module, we will be able to offer biometric equipment that boasts unrivaled security performance.” said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Sagem Sécurité. “Working with Hitachi as our partner also gives us the opportunity to develop our presence in the Asian biometric market.”

“Our finger vein recognition is already widely used by Japanese banks to give customers easy, secure access to thousands of ATM machines,” said Hideyuki Ariyasu, Managing Director of Hitachi Europe. “Combining this highly secure imaging technology with the world-class expertise of Sagem Sécurité, a leader in the security solutions market, provides an exciting opportunity to set a new authentication technology standard for goods and – even more importantly – to protect people’s identities.”

Through this project, Sagem Sécurité continues to expand its portfolio of technologies, and once again demonstrates its commitment to investing in innovative, forward-looking security solutions.