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Viscount To Secure United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Facilities

Today, Viscount Systems continues its persistent spread throughout the United States with the announcement that it has been awarded additional contracts to secure US Federal Government facilities for the Department of Homeland Security. The buildings – which serve the DHS’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – under that contract are in Wisconsin and Vermont.These new contracts make up a larger trend of increased contract activity for Viscount, whose Freedom Access Control solution gives agencies a slew of security options that include biometrics.“The pace of new contract activity with USCIS and other agencies within the Federal government continues to …

Road2BUP: Commerce – Naked Payments

Road2BUP - Commerce: Naked Payments

Continuing down the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged and focusing on commerce throughout July, we at findBIOMETRICS have taken a look at an overview of next generation finance, end user experience in biometric banking, and three real deployments of strong authentication tech in commerce. Today we are going to examine the idea of paying with a biometric and nothing but a biometric. Welcome to the world of naked payments.What About Mobility?In terms of payments secured by biometrics, the majority of hype concerns smartphone enabled online transactions or point-of-sale mobile apps that turn personal devices into biometric credit cards. Many experts in the …

Behavioral Biometrics To Become Increasingly Standard in Fraud Detection

Behavioural Biometrics To Become Increasingly Standard in Fraud Detection

Gartner, Inc. has recently released its 2014 Market Guide For Online Fraud Detection in which the firm singles out passive biometric analysis as a feature that will start to become much more standard in the next three years.According to the report, passive biometric analysis will become a standard feature of at least 30 percent of one-stop fraud detection solutions by 2017. This is a massive amount of growth considering that today that statistic is less than one percent.Among the several vendors mentioned by Gartner, BioCatch makes the list of companies supplying this kind of solution. The company’s behavioral biomterics solution …

Brain Trauma Biometrics: BlackBox Launches New Model of Blast Gauge

Brain Trauma Biometrics: BlackBox Launches New Model of Blast Gauge

According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects more than 1.7 million people annually and is treatable if the signs are recognized. BlackBox Biometrics offers a wearable biometric device, called the Blast Gauge System, that detects the signs of traumatic brain injury as a result of environmental factors related to blast overpressure.The Blast Gauge System has just received an upgrade, BlackBox having just announced the launch of a new model of the wearable unit. Advancements on the new Blast Gauge System include longer battery life and a high-g accelerometer.According to BlackBox Biometrics, most blast accelerations can’t …

Aware Inc. Reports $6.8 Million In Revenue For Q2 2014

The second fiscal quarter of 2014 just recently ended on June 30, 2014 and the first of the results are just starting to be released. Yesterday, Aware Inc., a biometric software and services provider, reported its Q2 revenue for the year.Compared to the same period last year, Aware is reporting a 53 percent increase in revenue: $6.8 million over Q2 2013’s $4.4 million. Looking at the six-month period as a whole (ending June 30, 2014) revenue increased 42 percent over the same period in 2013, $13.4 million compared to $9.4 million.Operating income before patent related income for the first six …

BIO-key Partners With Experian, Expanding Access To Identity Proofing

BIO-key Partners with Experian

Fingerprint biometric identification technology company BIO-key International has just announced that it is entering into a strategic relationship with Experian Public Sector, a global information services company that helps businesses manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.The partnership will see BIO-key’s fingerprint biometric technologies paired with Experian’s identity verification products. The aim is to expand access to identity proofing in transactions that require the highest level of authentication assurance.Mike DePasquale, chairman and CEO of BIO-key, says: “We believe that the growing interest in mobile fingerprint authentication positions BIO-key and Experian to capitalize on the strengths …

Suprema Launches Biometric Fingerprint SDK For Android

Suprema Launches Biometric Fingerprint SDK For Android

Biometrics and identification technology company Suprema Inc. has launched a fingerprint recognition software developments kit (SDK) for the Android operating system. Designed for use with the company’s BioMini Slim fingerprint scanner, the SDK can enable mobile devices to capture prints in various non-ideal conditions including direct sunlight.BioMini Slim is FBI-PIV and mobile ID FAP 20 certified. It boasts a IP65 rated dust and waterproof form factor, allowing for use in harsh environments and is equipped with a 500dpi slim optical sensor. The scanner also features anti-spoofing technology in the form of Suprema’s Live Finger Detection technology.With the launch of its …

SpeechPro Voice Biometrics Featured in NIST Challenge

SpeechPro Voice Biometrics Featured in NIST Challenge

Voice biometric software company SpeechPro announced recently that it participated in the NIST Speaker Recognition i-Vector Machine Learning Challenge. According to NIST the challenge, which focused on the development of new methods for using i-vectors for speaker recognition in conversational telephone situations, was designed to foster research progress in voice technology.“There’s been an increased interest in the use of voice biometrics and speaker recognition for law enforcement agencies as well as for commercial applications in banking or call-center industries in recent years,” says Alexey Khitrov, president of SpeechPro. “Discovering the true identity of a voice offers an unprecedented opportunity to …

FST Biometrics Joins Lenel Open Access Alliance

Behavioural Biometrics To Become Increasingly Standard in Fraud Detection

Biometric access control solutions provider FST Biometrics has announced that it has received factory certification from Lenel Systems. Consequently, FST has also joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance program. The result: FST’s Biometrics In Motion Identification software now interfaces with Lenel’s OnGuard access control system.Using an open architecture design, Lenel’s OnGuard can integrate a wide range of security management technologies. This flexibility, while breaking down adoption barriers by allowing customers to tailor security to their needs, takes advantage of FST Biometrics’ multi-factor solution.“FST’s biometric access solution combines facial recognition and behavioral analytics and is able to identify authorized individuals in motion …

Leicestershire Police Try Biometric Face Recognition For Catching Crooks

Leicestershire Police Try Biometric Face Recognition For Catching Crooks

A police force in the United Kingdom is testing a biometric face recognition solution from NEC Corporation in order to track down criminals. Leicestershire Police is trying out NeoFace, which can compare digital images with photo’s from the department’s database. In the midst of a six month trial, the solution is already pulling its weight.NeoFace can use data from close circuit television systems and police body cameras, comparing dozens of key facial measurements with images in the database and providing initial results in seconds. Leicestershire Police has been evaluating the biometric software for only a couple of months at this …