A4Vision and Motorola Form OEM Partnership to Advance National ID and ePassport Process
A4Vision’s 2D/3D ICAO Compliant Cameras and 3D Facial Technology featured in Motorola’s Biometrics Identity Management Portfolio
Feb 27, 2006 - A4Vision Inc. today announced that the company has entered into a strategic OEM relationship with Motorola, Inc (NYSE: MOT). A4Vision will provide its patent pending 2D/3D ICAO compliant camera and award-winning 3D facial recognition software to Motorola as a key software and hardware option. The technology is featured in Motorola’s Identity Management and Security Solutions Portfolio, a complete document management and biometrics identification system for enrollment and issuance of secure national ID cards and passport documents.
Driven by terrorist threats, governments worldwide are implementing programs with secure biometric ePassports and National ID cards to make travel safer. Motorola’s solution enables the creation of ICAO-compliant machine readable travel documents with fingerprint and facial biometric data stored directly on the documents for highly accurate user authentication at various checkpoints, borders, and other points of entry. A4Vision’s 3D facial technology provides a powerful tertiary biometric to compliment Motorola’s leading fingerprint technology. The 3D facial technology makes it easy to enroll people and to verify one’s identity at a border. Citizens also benefit from the reduction of identity theft and fraud.
“A4Vision’s 3D facial technology and cameras combined with face/finger fusion contribute to Motorola’s portfolio as one of the most accurate in the industry,” said Darrin J. Reilly, General Manager of Motorola’s Biometrics Unit. “Motorola’s Biometrics Identity Management and Security Solutions Portfolio illustrates our expertise in fusing multiple biometrics onto smart cards and secure documents such as ePassports.”
“Motorola is among the most prominent innovators in using biometrics for identity management, and with the inclusion of A4Vision’s technology in Motorola’s Biometric Identity Management and Security Solutions, Motorola illuminates the value of 3D facial biometrics to the security industry,” said A4Vision CEO Grant Evans. “A4Vision’s technology contributes to a safer, faster, and more successful travel experience, while elevating security control for the global community.”
A4Vision’s 3D/2D biometric cameras, combined with smart cards and secure documents, achieve superior speed and accuracy in border control. For more information or to purchase A4Vision’s 3D products, interested parties may visit the website: www.a4vision.com or call A4Vision headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, 408-446-1133, or Geneva, Switzerland, +41 22 849 1050.
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A4Vision (Applications for Vision) develops and licenses advanced identification systems and tracking solutions using 3D facial imaging and recognition technology. 4Vision is headquartered in California (USA) with offices in Geneva(Switzerland) and Moscow (Russia).
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