SADC Correspondent | Oct 30, 2018 | 0
Next wave of innovative biometrics
Morpho a supplier of biometric identification and security solution has shown its intention to continue to dominate the African market. Morpho plans to aggressively capture untapped markets in the rest of Africa after solidifying its presence in South Africa in partnership with Ideco.
The company recently showcased MorphoWave in South Africa, which it believes will be the next wave of innovative biometrics and the market’s first biometric access solution featuring high-speed touchless fingerprint matching. Guillaume Lefevre, Morpho Vice President:Market Development and Sales appeared upbeat about the speedy adoption of biometrics throughout the African continent.
He said, “there is a new wave of consumer applications that will drive innovation, vendors in this space will have to adapt or die. Morpho’s consistent ability to advance the security industry with groundbreaking biometric technology and unrivalled performance is seen in MorphoWave.”
“Not only do our strategies complement each other, but Ideco really understands the African markets. We would like to grow this partnership and start penetrating new untapped markets on the continent,” added Lefevre.
Speaking about global trends, Lefevre said smartphones have emerged as the new frontier of growth for fingerprint biometrics. “The significant increase in the adoption of biometric technologies in smartphones is largely due to factors such as growing concerns over data integrity and security among mobile users, the rising popularity of mobile wallets for banking and financial transactions, and the move to mobile cloud computing.”
Lefevre believes as smartphones evolve and become more advanced, the requirements of small hardware components become even greater. “Touch sensors will continue to decrease in size, which poses large technological challenges on especially fingerprint software to ensure a great user experience with high security.”
“Since the introduction of biometrics and fingerprint technology into smartphones, we are seeing the convenience of the technology driving consumer demand. The security aspect of fingerprint technology will become even more important as more services and functionality are tied to your finger. This will put higher demand on fingerprint software to deliver both convenience and high security,” he said.