A small FYI -- the MorphoWave "Tower" product is no longer available to my knowledge. It's been replaced by the MorphoWave Compact, and they sell a custom pedestal along with it to mount it and basically turn it into a "tower".
Will be interested to see this product in person for sure.
Idemia sent the following feedback, I've edited the listed 'weaknesses' to reflect it:
“Non-integrated Face Enrollment: VisionPass face templates must be scanned and managed independently of the access system where it is used, increasing user complexity and operation costs. While Idemia includes its own management application for free, it is not integrated beyond simple OSDP or Wiegand values with the access system.”
All IDEMIA access control readers operate on the same platform and are integrated in two different ways into the majority of the markets leading PACS (Physical access control systems):
(1) Using our SDK, many partners embed the template management and biometric enrollment directly into their application & UI.
(2) Our MorphoManager BioBridge allows our channel partners a rapid integration approach, where the enrolment and template management is handled by our MorphoManager Application, but in a transparent manner allowing the operator to leverage the PACS application (& interface) to trigger the enrollment. In the background, MorphoManager seamlessly enrolls and distributes templates (zoning) according to the PACS (based on a direct synchronization with the PACS database)
Both of the above methods ensure there is no duplication of effort (no need to capture user details twice, and no risk of non-synchronized data). Several of our key PACS channel partners already offer VisionPass integration based on the above options.
The Visionpass is rated for -10° to 45°C (14° to 131°F) and humidity 10%-80% (non-condensing). While it can be used outdoors, I’m not aware of any current customers doing so, at least not here in the U.S. For scarves, enrollment is similar to passport photos (e.g., remove hats, glasses, accessories that are not worn daily, etc….religious coverings, like hijabs, are ok). Once enrolled, the Visionpass is tolerant of partial occlusions of the face, like scarves, and will still function normally. This ties directly into masks. Visionpass can still identify individuals wearing masks, although the identification takes slightly longer (our testing indicates about half a second to a second longer). It also supports mask detection, so a person can be denied entry if not wearing a mask, with the alert being sent back into the access control system. [Empahasis Added]
Visionpass can still identify individuals wearing masks
While I am sure this is true at some level ('can' is a broad concept), the question remains how well they can identify individuals wearing masks, i.e., what impact does wearing masks have in terms of increasing falsely rejecting users in the system or falsely allowing users not in the system.