IDEMIA provides seamless biometric access control to Digital Garage’s new headquarters in Japan


The Tokyo-based internet group and startup incubator is the first in Japan to use this unique touchless fingerprint MorphoWave™ Compact reader.

IDEMIA has announced the first deployment of MorphoWave™ Compact in Japan to provide high security and convenience for businesses and the public.

The contactless fingerprint technology was installed in the new headquarters of Digital Garage, located in the famous Shibuya district in Tokyo. They are the first to experience such a fast, frictionless and seamless biometric access control in Japan, through this deployment conducted in collaboration with IDEMIA’s official value added partner JAPAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION (JAC). JAC also conducted the network configuration using MorphoWave™ Compact to integrate with Digital Garage’s system.

The Shibuya headquarters’ 450 employees enjoy all the benefits of MorphoWave™ Compact for office and floor access control. They can authenticate their biometrics by a touchless “wave” gesture of the hand within the MorphoWave™ Compact reader, which ensures efficiency, convenience, speed and security. This is also a more hygienic verification method since the users’ fingers are not in contact with the biometric sensor, whether accessing the building and floor or being enrolled.

MorphoWave™ Compact is a biometric reader equipped with 3D fingerprint technology powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can scan four fingers in less than one second. The algorithms in the biometric system ensure high matching accuracy and it enables up to 100,000 users being identified by one device. In a broader view, MorphoWave™ Compact eliminates the need for cards, remembering PINs, tailgating and importantly, the concern of multiple people touching a surface.

Nezu Nobuyoshi, Managing Director and Vice President of Sales in IDEMIA Japan said: “With the increasing number of access points in buildings and offices, having touchless 3D fingerprint authentication technology is increasingly important to achieve convenience and maximum security. As a leader in biometrics, we want to provide entities with an advanced biometric technology that is convenient to use and allows users to identify themselves without complications.”

A spokesperson from Digital Garage said: “We are proud to be the first in Japan to implement this touchless 3D fingerprint technology for biometric access control, which ensures accurate identification of our employees and visitors. IDEMIA’s technology is the ideal fit for us, thanks to its versatile and easy deployment, accuracy and reliability in fingerprint matching.”


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