Taketoshi Kashiwabara, President & CEO
The world is moving toward a scenario that will see 50 billion devices connected to the internet of things (IoT) by 2020. As the number of IoT devices increases exponentially, the greatest challenge that needs to be addressed on a war footing is security. Organizations specializing in providing cybersecurity solutions are adopting biometric authentication methods to stall the security breaches in its tracks. Biometric authentication technology that involves fingerprint verification is unique to a user, which makes it more effective than vulnerable PINs and passwords. The advent of IoT has moved fingerprint verification beyond door locks, which now can be seen in numerous applications such as smartcards and smartphones. Keeping pace with this new trend is Japan-based Technoglobal, a biometric authentication company that develops state-of-the-art biometric solutions to overcome the drawbacks of traditional authentication methods.
With fingerprint authentication at its core, Technoglobal is making great strides in the biometric authentication arena with subsets such as face and iris authentication contributing to the safety and security of the world. “Given the expanding IoT domain and ever-increasing demand for enhanced security leveraging fingerprint verification, Technoglobal’s forte lies in offering reliable, low-cost, and downsized fingerprint sensors with improved accuracy,” says Taketoshi Kashiwabara, President and CEO of Technoglobal.
The company offers the world’s first glass fingerprint sensor—Jupiter S1/A1—that delivers high-security levels as well as optimal performance. The glass fingerprint sensor creates an environment where personal information can be used safely while guaranteeing greater authentication accuracy even in high or low temperature and high humidity environments.
The company offers the world’s first glass fingerprint sensor— Jupiter S1/A1—that delivers high-security levels as well as optimal performance
Jupiter S1/A1 proves utilitarian for organizations that look forward to incorporating biometrics into IoT devices, individuals who want to safeguard personal identification, and businesses that intend to collaborate for innovative biometric sensor development. In addition to Jupiter S1/A1, Technoglobal renders comprehensive biometric solutions that are ideal for embedded devices to banks and financial institutions.
The search for higher security levels comes to an end with Technoglobal. The company was the provider of choice for NHK, a Japan-based public TV broadcast company. NHK had tons of valuable films and wanted the best of security for their warehouses storing them. Technoglobal equipped them with the most reliable room access control security system, which securely controlled the access to the warehouses.
“We are seeing the departure from conventional silicon-based fingerprint sensors to glass fingerprint sensors and we have decided to replace all silicon sensors,” mentions Kashiwabara. In an attempt to supersede silicon fingerprint sensors, Technoglobal is making efforts to produce glass fingerprint sensors on a large scale in partnership with manufacturers as soon as possible. The company is partnering with a China-based electric device maker to mass-produce its new fingerprint sensor module and sell it in the China, India, Korea, and the U.S. markets.
In addition, the company is collaborating with a leading China-based company to set up a new factory for developing electric door locks with fingerprint verification features for the housing market in China. “Every year, eight million new houses are built and our target is to provide electric door locks to 800K houses. We see a great opportunity ahead for us in the age of IoT where high-security devices today are a requisite,” concludes Kashiwabara.