Press Release January 9, 2019


The contract between 20face and COMPO Software was signed at the CES in Las Vegas under the watchful eye of Prince Constantijn from his role as startup ambassador of StartupDelta.

 COMPO Software and 20face cooperate to create solutions with privacy proof Biometric recognition systems in Ticketing and HR applications


COMPO Software and 20face join forces to create solutions that gives individuals full control over who can use their biometrics. COMPO  Software co-funds the product development to have a head start in using biometrics in multiple applications as an addition to the existing software. This bottom up strategy for continuous development and improvement of the platform ensures direct relevance and feedback from users.


Las Vegas, USA, January 9,2019 – Earlier this year, the biometric and facial recognition company 20face (spin-off of Twente University), introduced a solution that gives individuals full control over who can use their biometrics.  The solution enables individuals to fully control where to use biometrics and ensures they are the only ones who can access and delete their data.


Unlocking the full potential of facial recognition, by securing your privacy

Every individual is unique and so are your biometrics. Current state of the art technology can see and detect if you are in fact yourself. It makes life easy, safe and convenient. Applications are endless. Access control, ticketing, hospitality, security, loyalty, schools, domotica, smart cities, personalization and much more. There is only one question: Who is in control? The technology behind the biometric identification is very intelligent and pretty smart, but it is also very powerful. Can we entrust these systems with all our data and the context it creates? The answer is yes, but there is a condition: Privacy in itself must be the core business. 20face is launching a distributed biometric data management platform that incorporates privacy regulations and user concerns in the very design of the system.


Privacy Management

20face built  “Privacy Management” on top of biometrics. This makes it possible to give the full control to the individual whilst being secured by distributed ledger technology (DLT), also known as blockchain technology. 20face is offering privacy to users that results into safety, security, comfort and/or convenience and clears the way for companies to adapt biometrics in their solutions.  It is even safer than any other system because It needs individual’s actual physical presence. They cannot enter a building and be somewhere else in a car at the same time. An entrance ticket for a concert is locked in an account that only one individual can access.


It is and enroll once, enjoy endlessly system that is completely at individuals service, and therefore ease to use. 20face believes this is the only way for biometrics recognition to reach its full potential.


In 20face’s solution, individuals enroll and unenroll themselves in a blockchain technology protected system where they can decide where to be recognized.


20face demonstrates its solution during the CES Show in Las Vegas at Eureka Park in the Holland Pavilion, booth #16, located in Eureka Park (Sands). COMPO Software demonstrates their applications for ticketing solutions, time registration of staff with GPS tracking, security of SaaS programs and working spaces.


Peter Hoekstra, CEO 20face, believes that the answer is in giving individuals full control over who and when can use their biometrics: “We have built a solution that from the start takes into account privacy and user-control. You decide where you like to use your biometrics, the data is processed and stored in a way that ensures security and privacy. You and only you have access to the vault where your data is stored. You are the only one who can access and delete your vault, because of your unique biometrics and the use of distributed ledger technology. Which, by the way, we offer in cooperation with a Dutch blockchain start-up called SMILO (also at the CES)”.


Theo Breuers, CEO COMPO Software, is confident in applying biometric recognition system to his existing software: “For more than 30 years, COMPO is active in the field of ticketing, HR software, time registration and much more. The software has proved his strength during the FIFA World Cup in South-Africa, the FIFA World Cup in Brazil and the Olympic Winter games in Sochi. By adding the biometric recognition system of 20face, employees can register their time with their face. Access control can be much faster, not by scanning physical entrance tickets, but by scanning faces of the individuals who bought a ticket.  This enables us to achieve our objectives, namely to ensure that existing processes in an organization become more efficient, simpler and safer. This is why we work every day, now and in the future. “


Over 20face

20Face is a spin-off of Twente University offering state of the art Biometric recognition technology combined with a privacy proof ecosystem that ensures users full transparency and control, unlocking the full potential for biometric recognition technology.


Over COMPO Software


COMPO Software has been active since 1984 in the field of HR software, ticketing and SaaS solutions. Complicated software systems do not make it easier for the entrepreneur and that is exactly what COMPO offers solutions for. Thanks to its years of experience, a modular system and custom-made solutions, COMPO ensures that the entrepreneur can once again focus on what he is good at.