Toppan iDGate ranks among the Top 20 most accurate in the latest NIST 1:1 Face Recognition Vendor Test

Toppan iDGate ranks among the Top 20 most accurate in the latest NIST 1:1 Face Recognition Vendor Test

Toppan iDGate ranks among the Top 20 most accurate in the latest NIST 1:1 Face Recognition Vendor Test


Toppan iDGate ranks among the Top 20 most accurate in the latest NIST 1:1 Face Recognition Vendor Test

Taiwan, October 28, 2021 – Toppan iDGate, a Toppan Company, and Taiwan-based advanced payment authentication solutions provider has been named among the top 20 in the latest benchmark 1:1 Face Recognition Vendor Tests (FRVT) performed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the United States Department of Commerce, a leading organization in the biometric arena for testing and development of international biometric standards.

Acknowledged to be the gold benchmarking evaluation in the global biometrics industry, the NIST Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) is a series of large-scale independent performance evaluations for automated face recognition systems for civil, law enforcement and homeland security applications. The FRVT 1:1 verification evaluation, which Toppan iDGate has participated in, measures accuracy and resource performance during the comparisons among visa, border crossing and mugshot images.

Out of the 361 participant entries in the latest FRVT 1:1 Verification evaluation, Toppan iDGate successfully ranks among the Top 20 most accurate Face recognition solutions vendors. In line with the evaluation, iDGate receives rank #12 in the mugshot photos 12+ years, a test that measures the accuracy comparing among mugshot photos that are at least 12 years apart.

Commenting on this achievement, Kersey Shang, Managing Director of Toppan iDGate said: “Our strong commitment to accuracy and forward-thinking technology empowers us to design highly secure face recognition solutions.” He added, “Being counted among the Top 20 in the FRVT 1:1 test and #12 in the MUGSHOT comparisons after at least 12 years, further confirms that our research and development efforts are on the right track towards solving the challenges our bank customers are facing during eKYC processes.”

Today the common way to confirm an unknown identity often requires comparing a live photo with a more than 10 years old photo image on the ID card or passport. Thanks to iDGate’s advanced facial biometric algorithms and identity authentication solutions, client on-boarding teams can assure their customer’s identities.



About Toppan

Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global provider committed to delivering sustainable, integrated solutions in fields including printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation. Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges of every business sector and society and contribute to the achievement of shared sustainability goals.

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About Toppan Gravity

As a global solutions provider primarily focused on the payment and Identity industries, Toppan Gravity Ltd. aims at developing the next generation of virtual and physical security documents.

With the vision of becoming the forerunner in the secure ID and payment industry, the company focuses on driving synergies within the Toppan Group, through strategic acquisitions. Toppan Gravity empowers promising companies’ having state-of-the-art technology or businesses in emerging markets, including Asia, Africa, and Latin America to enhance their overall performance. Furthermore, the company enables its acquisitions to take advantage of the opportunities presented by its large, diversified group having numerous resources and extensive know-how.

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About Toppan iDGate

Toppan iDGate, acquired by Toppan in 2020, was co-founded by a group of tech entrepreneurs with a vision for improving what they saw as a sore spot in the market for identity verification solutions. In a world where we tend to oppose security to user friendliness, Toppan iDGate is striving to offer highly secure but also highly convenient authentication solutions, for digital transformation and online banking services. With our combined years of experience developing data security for the finance industry and proven track-record raising successful businesses, the company understands the fine balance between what banks need and what their customers want.

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