Adding vision to an identity processing system for a top US-based biometric systems provider

e-con Systems helped a leading US-based provider of intuitive biometric systems to ensure smooth and efficient identity processing, as part of border control measures. We built a cutting-edge multi-camera setup to power their next-generation border management system. The system helped users avoid mundane scanning of passports and documents.
Biometric border control Case Study Dem

About the client

The client, based in US, helps maximize the potential of biometrics to create frictionless customer experiences. They create intuitive hardware, software, and end-to-end solutions that ensure quick, secure, and seamless critical identity processing.

Key Challenges and customer expectations

The client required a camera solution to replace the traditional multi-device enrolment kit to create a single integrated system for their next-generation border management solution. It was expected to be integrated with new technologies like facial, iris and finger print recognition, and ID document scanner (passport, license, etc.).

It was a tough challenge since the client’s biometric systems were annually serving tens of millions of people in extremely challenging environments all over the world.

Other unique client requirements were:

  • Proper color reproduction in unpredictable lighting conditions
  • Sharp and focused IR, without any time delays
  • Superior resolution and high-quality images

Selection of the camera module

e-con Systems proposed a complete camera subsystem solution to achieve the client’s expected functionalities. It comprised e-CAM50_CU9P031_MOD, – a 5 MP custom lens monochrome camera module based on Onsemi's MT9P031 CMOS image sensor – the e-CAM131_CUMI1335_MOD, – a color MIPI 13MP camera module – and Tara – a 3D stereo camera with USB interface, based on ON Semiconductor’s MT9V024 sensor.

With high-quality and resolution image capture, users would be able to facilitate a smooth flow of people by means of automated verification of documents and identity.

How e-con Systems™ delivered a hassle-free solution

e-con Systems’ multi-camera solution was based on each part catering to a particular client requirement. The e-CAM50_CU9P031_MOD module came with a liquid lens focus while the e-CAM131_CUMI1335_MOD module enabled accurate iris scanning for facial recognition and passport reading. Tara, the UVC- compliant 3D stereo camera, was leveraged to detect the depth (distance) of the person in front of the system.

We also developed parallel and MIPI camera drivers for the NXP iMX6 processor and supported the integration into the customer's application.

Key Solution Highlights

Business benefits

  • Off-the-shelf module and customized integration support – accelerated time-to-market
  • Ease in tuning image sensor settings to achieve required image quality - full support from our engineering team
  • Powering innovative, high-end biometric systems that provide cutting-edge user experiences

Talk to us

Would you like to know more about how you can leverage vision to create next-generation border management solutions that enable smooth flow of people?

Connect with our product manager, who worked on this vision-based solution, and get started!
Ranjith Kumar
Phone: +1-408-766-7503

About e-con Systems™

e-con Systems™ is a leading OEM camera manufacturer with 17+ years of experience and expertise in embedded vision. It focuses on delivering vision and camera solutions to industries such as retail, medical and industrial. The company’s wide portfolio of products includes MIPI camera modules, GMSL cameras, USB 3.1 Gen 1 cameras, stereo cameras etc.

e-con Systems™ strives to become a global leader in the embedded vision space through continuous innovation, and helping its customers accelerate product development and reduce time to market. It has built over 250+ product solutions and shipped over millions of cameras around the globe. What sets the company apart is its deep expertise in building customized product designs while ensuring rapid prototyping and custom modifications in hardware as well as software.

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