To: Media Organizations
January 29, 2020
MoriX Co., Ltd.
MoriX Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Morihiko Kubota; hereinafter "MoriX"), which develops and sells fingerprint authentication systems, will begin selling "MoriX Card," an IC card with a fingerprint authentication function to be available for companies and public offices, in April 2020. The IC card allows you to control entrance to and exit from the area of departments that treat confidential information and to have strict control of employees' logon history and access rights to their computers. The IC card functions as both a contact and contactless card and can be used without making a significant change to any authentication system already installed. We are expected to sell 100,000 cards or more in our first year of sales.
We will also begin producing a high volume of clearance cards for major international card brands in the middle of 2020. The card functions as both a contact and contactless card. We plan to obtain authorization from such card brands in the spring of 2020.
Moreover, MoriX and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation (Head Office: Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture; President and CEO: Takayuki Konno) have developed a contact IC card with a fingerprint authentication function by using a fingerprint sensor and authentication algorithm. Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation plans to begin selling the IC card as the "BISCADE™* Card." As the first step of sales, the card has been selected by Laurel Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Mikio Fujii) to be used for its security system "FSS®SmartLogon®TFPA."
Although the government and companies have increasingly regarded information security as highly important, company and personal information leakage incidents have occurred one after the other. Especially, there are increased incidents of personal information leakage that require a large amount of damages to be paid. In that respect, it is becoming an important issue for companies to enhance safety in their internal departments, where treat confidential information.
*BISCADE™ is a registered trademark of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation.
■MoriX Card Overview
Enhanced Logon Functionality by Two-factor Authentication
The card provides a two-factor authentication by a combined function of an existing IC card authentication and additional fingerprint authentication. This creates a safe environment to logon to your computer or other devices.
Easy Lock/Unlock Function
When you leave your desk, you can lock your computer or other devices just by taking a card out the device. You can also easily unlock it by inserting the card back into the device with your registered finger on the sensor.
Decreased Risk of Unauthorized Access
No need to worry about unauthorized logon to your computer or other devices if you lose your card. The card does not work with other person's fingerprint. If several persons have access to one device, you can make a setting to refuse other fingerprints than those registered. It makes possible to enhance safety without lowering the level of convenience.
■MoriX Card Features
We have developed a clearance card with a fingerprint authentication sensor for the financial industry by using our unique patented fingerprint sensor and authentication algorithm. We are in the final stage of obtaining authorization from major international card brands and plan to add the card to our product line up in the latter half of 2020. We are working on development of a membership card with a fingerprint authentication sensor designed for the entertainment industry. The membership card will help to verify a purchaser's identity upon purchase of tickets or goods more strictly and to restrict unauthorized resale of tickets for concerts or other events. Additionally, we aim to launch new products such as smart keys for the automobile industry, cards for public institutions and a variety of security cards, and we are developing them jointly with companies in each industry. Through these developments, MoriX strives to sell several million cards (including clearance cards) both domestically and internationally within the year of 2020.
Company Name: MoriX Co., Ltd.
Office: 9F, X-PRESS Yurakucho, 2-2-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Established in: August 2005
Representative: Morihiko KUBOTA, President and CEO
Business Activities: Development, production and sales of biometric authentication systems, IC card-related devices and semiconductor products, and accompanying services.
■Contact Information for Inquiries about our Products
MoriX's Sales Division
■Website Specifically for Media Organizations
■News Release from Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
Adoption of an IC card with a fingerprint authentication "BISCADE™ Card" into its security system
-the Japan's first fully commercialized IC card with a fingerprint authentication-
■News Release from Laurel Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd.
Release of "FSS SmartLogon TFPA" that enables logon with an IC card with a fingerprint sensor
9F, X-PRESS Yurakucho, 2-2-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0006, Japan
TEL: +81-3-5537-8060TEL: +81-3-5537-8060