Idemia is the global leader for providing augmented identity, cyber security, and innovative IT solutions. The company has its headquarters in France, operational, representative office, and R&D centers around the world. And this is no small feat. The ambition of the company is to enable a secure and trusted environment for citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect, travel or access public or private spaces), in the real as well as digital worlds. Today, information travels rapidly around the digitized space, defying boundaries and breaking the traditional codes of security. The goal of Idemia is to provide end-to-end solutions enabling convenience and a frictionless experience whenever and wherever security matters.
Being a leader means staying on top of the disruptive innovations that impact the security landscape. The company understands the need to secure people in both their physical and digital worlds, especially as connectivity growth will keep fostering more and more digital services.
The company has a keen knowledge that in this globalized society, the number of peer-to-peer exchanges, travel, and border crossings is exploding. The company is also aware that the digitalization of the economy brings about a wave of new business models and opportunities to reinvent the customer journey where data, security, and privacy have an essential role to play. The company has also been mindful of the consumerization of technology and how it impacts the identity and private life of people.
The company provides identity-related security services and sells facial recognition and other biometric identification products and software to private companies and governments.
The key products of the company include Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems, Facial Recognition system, Iris recognition, Finger vein recognition, Biometric Terminals, E- Gates, ID Cards, E-Passports, SIM cards, Biometric Card Readers and Speed cameras.
IDEMIA has developed biometric bank cards where the PIN code is replaced by the user's fingerprint. Fingerprint technology is currently being tested internally by banking institutions and would make it possible to secure contactless payment from the first euro. Fingerprint verification is done directly on the card and no fingerprint-related elements are transmitted to the merchant or the bank.