Tascent Introduces Face And Iris Recognition Solutions For Self-service Identity Applications

March 7, 2018

Los Gatos, CA – March 7, 2018 – Tascent, the leader in intuitive biometrics, today announced an expansion of its award-winning face and iris recognition system to enable biometric authentication in self-service devices. Tascent InSight One is now available as an embeddable OEM module for seamless kiosk integration, and as a small-footprint ID station for self-service biometric enrollment and authentication. These two new form factors will enable partners to integrate multimodal biometric capabilities to enhance the security, convenience, and efficiency of self-service touchpoints. 

“Our new self-service solutions mark another milestone in making the benefits of biometrics more accessible across a variety of applications,” says Founder and Co-CEO of Tascent, Joey Pritikin. “Through these offerings, we can help unlock a transformative customer experience across travel, financial services, access control, hospitality, and beyond.” 

As organizations look to improve efficiency and consumers gravitate towards the convenience of self-service systems, Tascent is making strides in bringing biometrics to a wide range of next-generation applications. The InSight One OEM Module enables simple integration with touchscreen kiosks, and the ID Station allows a fingerprint, MRTD, or barcode scanner to be integrated for self-service identity enrollment and matching. Potential use cases include visitor management, KYC (Know Your Customer) applications, payment authorization in vending machines, personal identification at ATMs, hospitality check-in stations, and passenger facilitation for air travel. 

Marking the release of the versatile new offerings, Tascent has announced its first solution collaboration with passenger self-service technology leader, Embross. The partnership will see Tascent’s market-leading technology on some of the world’s most popular airline and airport self-service solutions driving the next generation of seamless passenger travel and border security. 

“As a market leader in airport self-service solutions, Embross prides itself on merging smart technology with great design to help automate and evolve the passenger service experience,” said Achilles Tzelepis, President and CEO of Embross. “Our partnership with Tascent reflects a great alignment of philosophies as we work together to deliver a new suite of capabilities to the benefit of our customers and the broader airport experience.” 

Tascent InSight One provides a welcoming user experience while delivering high-quality biometric images for face and iris enrollment and identification, featuring the following capabilities: 

  • Simultaneous face and dual iris capture at a comfortable standoff distance of 0.5 to 1.0 meters 
  • Automated, robust, and fast capture accommodating wide range of heights 
  • Patented, best-in-class iris imaging for superior accuracy even in challenging real-world environments 
  • Biometric imaging that meets or exceeds demanding ISO / ICAO standards for format and quality 
  • Open architecture, standards-compliant design enabling rapid integration and deployment with new or existing infrastructure 
  • Award-winning design and best-in-class usability 

Global partners have integrated the new Tascent InSight One form factors into a variety of self-service applications, with deployments planned throughout 2018. 

About Tascent 

Tascent harnesses the power of biometrics to enable the frictionless flow of people and transactions in a connected world. We focus on creating intuitive hardware, software, and services, providing comprehensive capabilities for tailored identity solutions. Through partnerships, we deliver the strength of trusted identity to positively impact travel, financial services, ticketing and events, workplace access, government services, and humanitarian efforts. 

While many biometric companies offer single-modality products that are complex and unintuitive, Tascent makes it easy for our partners to integrate and deploy robust, approachable, and multimodal biometric identity systems. Today, our biometric solutions serve tens of millions of people each year in some of the most challenging environments. We strive to innovate and create products that address unmet needs for critical-yet-routine identity processes, making lives simpler and easier. 

Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Tascent supports customers and partners globally through our offices in Washington DC, Dubai, London, and Singapore. www.tascent.com 

About Embross 

Embross is a dynamic technology company developing self-service hardware and software solutions for travel, transportation and ticketing industries. With more than 20 years of solution design and deployment experience across multiple channels, the Embross team helps its customers improve operational capabilities, gain greater service efficiency, and embrace newer and more effective technology options. www.embross.com