Axon Wireless and TECH5 Announce their Partnership and Technology Integration


Axon Wireless, a technology solution company specializing in large-scale customer enrolments for telecommunication and financial services in developing markets, and TECH5, an innovator in the field of biometrics and digital identity management, announce their partnership and technology integration. Axon Wireless has incorporated T5-AirSnap Finger, a patented contactless fingerprint biometric capture and liveness detection technology from TECH5, powered by AI and deep learning, into their remote eKYC application for self-enrolment, as well as its biometrics handheld terminals COMET-10 and COMET-20.

The integration of T5-AirSnap Finger enables Axon Wireless to offer customers a fully remote solution, allowing for biometric capture and verification, as well as document authenticity checks. First, a customer uploads their ID document, which is read by optical recognition technology and tested for authenticity. The application then sends a request to the Ministry of Home Affairs to determine which finger of the user should undergo biometric verification against their biometrics stored in the ministry’s database. Once this information is received by the application, it prompts the user to present the selected finger for contactless capture and verification of its fingerprint. T5-AirSnap Finger captures and prepares biometric data for further processing, ensuring compliance with interoperability standards within seconds. During biometric capture, T5-AirSnap technology performs liveness detection, ensuring the finger is real and not replaced by a photo, video, or an artificial finger with a copied fingerprint, thereby excluding the possibility of a spoofing attack and ensuring the integrity of the process. The captured fingerprint is then submitted by the Axon Wireless platform to the Ministry of Home Affairs for verification. 

Following biometric verification, Axon Wireless can implement any business process required for the selected use case, including SIM card registration, opening a bank account, and more. “We are very impressed with the fingerprint matching rates and comforted by the anti-spoof capability offered by the T5-AirSnap. We have evaluated many technologies, but certainly, TECH5’s focus in this space is paying dividends in its result.” – Comments Justin Lipshitz, CEO at Axon Wireless. 

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with Axon Wireless and are looking forward to empowering customers in MENA and other regions with a fully automated, inclusive system, ensuring fraud prevention and allowing users to access services in a fast and frictionless manner.” – Comments Ameya Bhagwat, Senior Vice President of global sales and business development at TECH5.

The partners plan to provide this new offering enhanced by contactless fingerprint capture capability for testing in several countries in the MENA region within the next month.