Biometric access control and security partnerships formed by STC, AlertEnterprise, CyberLink, Imprivata

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New partnerships have been announced by Speech Technology Center and Vara, Safetrust and AlertEnterprise, CyberLink and Vivotek, and Imprivata and Advantech, extending biometric security and access control solutions to new market areas. Speech Technology Center and Indian technology integrator Vara have partnered to deliver face and voice biometrics for efficient and scalable remote customer identification and contactless authentication.

The companies note an IMARC Group report forecasts that India’s biometrics market will grow by 15 percent CAGR from 2019 to 2024, reaching $3.8 billion. Through the partnership Vara will offer Speech Technology Center’s biometric face and voice recognition to customers in India, with focusses on smart and safe city projects, voice biometrics as part of digital KYC processes, which are increasingly used in the country for onboarding in regulated industries, and contactless biometric access control.

Speech Technology Center’s turnkey smart and safe city solution has already been implemented in five large Russian cities, its VoiceKey solution has been implemented in a banking industry call center with 5,000 operators and at the national level, and the company’s multimodal biometrics for workforce management include remote temperature checking. STC’s Smart Tracker Access Control was also used during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“Speech Technology Center’s voice and face biometric solutions have already proven effectiveness in commercial sectors like banks, educational services and government national-level projects in various countries,” comments Speech Technology Center CEO Dmitriy Dyrmovskiy. “India is an important region for us, where the implementation of biometric solutions will significantly increase the development of digital services and the level of public safety in the current global epidemiological situation.”