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Thales leverages new technologies to boost biometric matching performance whilst halving environmental impact

Paris La Défense – January 20th, 2020. Thales, world leader in digital security, is using innovative assets from the aerospace industry to boost its Biometric Matching System (BMS) performance while reducing the environmental impact. The BMS is the heart of government digital identification systems. Introducing interoperability with its border management system requires multiple processing of hundreds of millions of biometric database records within 1 to 2 seconds. To perform data comparison at this scale Gemalto, a Thales company, is applying commercial off-the-shelf Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology, originally designed for ultra-low latency applications in high performance computing (HPC) environments in financial and scientific industry, which is compatible with any server and cloud.


Vanessa Viala - Digital Identity & Security Press Officer
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