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Government Adoption Named Key Driver in Latin American Biometrics Market

Government Adoption Named Key Driver in Latin American Biometrics Market

A new report from Research and Markets examining the biometrics market in Latin America forecasts a CAGR of 23.7 percent between 2013 and 2018. Detailing the key drivers and challenges for the market, the report titled “Biometrics Market in Latin America 2014-2018” mentions a number companies the readers of findBIOMETRICS will no doubt be familiar with, including: 3M Cogent, Lumidigm, BIO-key, Safran SA, Cross Match, DigitalPersona, Aware, NEC, Cognitec and ZKTeco among many others.The report identifies one of the market’s key drivers as the high adoption rate of biometric solutions by government for public safety. According to Research and Markets, …

BIO-key Fingerprint Biometrics Expanding Through Retail POS Ecosystem

BIO-key Fingerprint Biometrics Expanding Through Retail POS Ecosystem

There are very many benefits that come with adding biometrics to employee access in retail. Since a biometric access system at a retail point-of-sale (POS) means no more forgotten passwords or lost tokens and a trustworthy transaction record, administrative time and cost goes down while employee accountability shoots up.BIO-key International announced today that its fingerprint biometric authentication solutions will be on the receiving end of an expansion in this regard. NCR Corporation will be further expanding its deployment of BIO-key technology through a number of national retail chains, spreading biometric employee point-of-sale access control to tens of thousands of POS …

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Global Security News (GSN) has recently announced the recipients of its Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and among the winners is Iris ID. The iris biometrics company has been named the winner in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility.GSN’s managing partner and CEO, Adrian Courtenay, comments: “Iris ID has proved itself to be a standout leader in IRIS-based ID Authentication, with products that provide high integrity mass enrollment applications, physical access security airports, national ID programs, secure border crossings, data centers, biometric labs, HAZMAT environments and other critical infrastructure applications.”Charles Koo, Iris ID’s CEO says: “This award endorses our …

Wearable Vital Biometrics Offer Passive And Persistent Authentication

Wearable Vital Biometrics Offer Passive And Persistent Authentication

Vital biometrics are most commonly found in two applications: healthcare and active living. Remote care solutions that use the modality allow for around the clock monitoring of patients, while commercially available wristbands that sync to your smartphone can help you optimize your workout by providing you with heart rate and motion readings. Now that we are on the verge of wearable technology push from OEMs, new vital biometric applications are starting to surface, and one is offering persistent identity management.Bionym, a consumer electronics company focused on biometrics and strong authentication, has found a way to take a user’s automatic body …

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

Government Adoption Named Key Driver in Latin American Biometrics Market

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 Fingerprint Biometrics Expanding Through Retail POS Ecosystem

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 …