Wednesday 21st February, 2018 (Hong Kong) – Advanced security technology company MeReal Biometrics is pleased to announce a new partnership with leading French access control and security solution provider EuroStation.
EuroStation, a provider of security solutions to hotel groups, casinos and television production companies, will now offer the revolutionary MeReal Biometrics powered fingerprint smartcard in its service offering.
The patented MeReal Biometrics technology offers flexibility like no other. The card not only performs in contact and contactless mode but it also emits an acoustic signature, all powered by a rechargeable built-in battery. Depending on company and government policies, the cards can be programmed to perform some functions that are secured by the fingerprint sensor, but the card may also perform other tasks without a biometric match.
“Demand is high for biometric access control in a card and this product ticks all the crucial boxes, unlike others in the market. The MeReal Biometrics card offers privacy and convenience to users, it complies with company security policies and, because it works in multiple modes, it answers the varying requirements of different government regulators concerning the use of an individual’s biometric data for access,” said EuroStation’s founder and chief executive officer, Mr Eric Perrein.
“We view this partnership with EuroStation as an excellent way to accelerate our entrée into the access control market in Europe and beyond. EuroStation has its own partnerships with well-known distributors and an impressive list of B2B customers, many with expanding global operations. Now we have our foot in the door and will work our way up,” said Mr Patrick Partouche, chairman of MeReal Biometrics Ltd.
Through distributors and direct relationships, EuroStation searches the world for the latest access control and security solutions for their customers – global hotel chains, casino groups, banks, retail chains, television studios and reality TV production houses – many of which have operations outside of France. Founded in 2005, EuroStation is headquartered in La Rochelle on France’s southwest coast.
The MeReal Biometrics version 2.1, currently in production, was launched in June last year.
The version 2.1 card’s improved features include:
• smaller multi-fingerprint sensor (store several fingers)
• enrolment on the card takes less than 10 seconds on the card • in everyday use the identity is matched via the sensor within one second
• multi-finger enrolment
• multi physical and logical applications.
The MeReal Biometrics card, manufactured at UINT in France, already features the standard technology that everyday access, identity and payment cards contain such as contactless modes like RFID (radio frequency identification), NFC (near field communication), and contact modes like PKI (public key infrastructure) or EMV chip technology (the EuroPay, MasterCard, Visa standard). With the added multi-fingerprint sensor, acoustic signature and rechargeable battery, these cards have unlimited applications 24 hours a day. Use them in all contact modes, all contactless modes or on any device with a microphone – the world’s 9 billion telephone lines (from smartphones to fixed lines), PCs, laptops and tablets – plus the cardholder’s fingerprints are stored only in his/her card, not in a database.
MeReal Biometrics Limited is a Hong Kong private company dedicated to changing lives with a revolutionary biometric smart card. In 2009 in France, Chairman Patrick Partouche invented a powered card that combines a fingerprint reader, with an acoustic channel as well as traditional contact / contactless technology, plus energy-harvesting or recharging built-in batteries. Today the patented payments and access card can be used anytime, anywhere, any place. The company moved to Hong Kong in 2015 where it set-up its global headquarters to launch the technology to the world.
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