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INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics had a chance to speak with Javier Mira, CEO and co-founder of FacePhi. The conversation starts with a review of what an excellent year 2016 has been for FacePhi, goes on to cover the challenges of deploying biometrics in the financial arena, and discusses the importance of industry events like Money20/20.…

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INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst. The conversation begins with a brief recap of the company’s origins and ambitions before reviewing the company’s powerful facial recognition solutions, the markets they serve, and how innovations in mobility have affected the evolution of the FaceFirst system. Because privacy is at the forefront of face…

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INTERVIEW: Roberto Wolfer, CEO, JENETRIC

INTERVIEW: Roberto Wolfer, CEO, JENETRIC

One of the big showstopping events of this year’s recent Global Identity Summit was the Bratwurst, Beer and Biometrics party hosted by Germany-based JENETRIC. The festivities served as a stage for the company to launch its latest biometric technology, the LIVETOUCH quattro Compact mobile tenprint reader (pictured right). FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the…

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INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Samsung SDS America’s Approach to Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed  Richard Lobovsky, VP of Financial Services Solutions, and Shankar Saibabu, Director of Financial Services Solutions Architecture, Samsung SDS America, Inc. The conversation is an in depth examination of Samsung SDS America’s approach to biometrics. It begins with a discussion of the company’s recently launched FIDO Certified biometric authentication solution. It goes on to…

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INTERVIEW: Ben Ball, Government Market Director, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Ben Ball, Government Market Director, Crossmatch

Today marks the start of the 2016 Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, Florida, and Crossmatch is there. The biometrics company is slated to unveil its latest solution, what Crossmatch’s government market director Ben Ball calls “the thinnest, lightest FAP60 size TFT (thin film transistor) sensor to date… the first truly mobile 4 finger capture…

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INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

INTERVIEW: Princeton Identity CEO Mark Clifton

Princeton Identity is a biometrics company that has recently spun off as independent from SRI International. In its first weeks of existence, the company has made major headlines, most recently confirming that it is in fact the provider of the iris biometrics technology featured on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note7 handset. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had…

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INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Arie Melamed, CMO of FST Biometrics, ahead of next week’s ASIS conference—held September 12-14 in Orlando, Florida. The conversation with Melamed begins with an examination of the recent growth experienced by FST and an overview of its flagship biometric system, IMID (In Motion Identification). IMID is multimodal, convenient, and…

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INTERVIEW: John Mears, Director, IBIA

INTERVIEW: John Mears, Director, IBIA

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) has long been fighting for the implementation of a biometric exit program in the United States. Recently, the IBIA released a position paper on the topic, addressing old misconceptions that have stalled the program in the past, and urging the Department of Homeland Security to finally fulfill the mandate.…

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INTERVIEW: Opus Research’s Dan Miller

INTERVIEW: Opus Research’s Dan Miller

Interview With Dan Miller, Lead Analyst & Founder, Opus Research As connectivity speeds up and spreads out, security and authentication are becoming prime concerns in the Internet of Things and an increasingly mobile-first society. Addressing these concerns, we see voice biometrics and intelligent authentication solutions on the rise. Dan Miller, lead analyst and founder of…

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INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Rich Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch. The conversation begins with recognition of the company’s 20th anniversary and an overview of Crossmatch’s efforts to reorganize into two distinct business segments. The interview then goes on to deal with Crossmatch’s involvement in two extremely important vertical markets right now—FinTech and refugee ID programs—before concluding…

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INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

Although electronic voting is still seen by some as a thing of the future, there are experts in the field with decade’s worth of experience under their belt. This is the case of Robert Cook, Global Administration Sales Operations VP for Smartmatic. For the last 38 years, Mr. Cook has been involved in the adoption…

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INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini

INTERVIEW: Aware’s David Benini

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with David Benini, VP of Marketing at Aware—an industry veteran biometric software company. After a brief recap of the company’s long history, Benini gave insight into how Aware has maintained its leading position for over 20 years in the dynamic biometrics industry. The conversation went…

INTERVIEW: Ricardo Navarro, CEO, TOC Biometrics

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently spoke with Ricardo Navarro, CEO of TOC Biometrics. TOC, based in Chile, specializes in identity verification and biometric technology and bears the distinction of being the first Latin American member of the FIDO Alliance. Its areas of application range from national ID programs to financial services and education. The…

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INTERVIEW: Bruce Hanson, President & CEO, Credence ID

INTERVIEW: Bruce Hanson, President & CEO, Credence ID

FindBiometrics President, Peter O’Neill had an opportunity to speak with Credence ID CEO, Bruce Hanson. The conversation concerns Credence ID’s participation at this week’s ID4 Africa conference and the exciting new products being announced by the company during the exhibition. Peter O’Neill, President, FindBiometrics (FB): Credence offers a broad line of mobile products focusing on…

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INTERVIEW: Yaron Zussman, CEO, FST Biometrics America

INTERVIEW: Yaron Zussman, CEO, FST Biometrics America

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Yaron Zussman, CEO of FST Biometrics America. The conversation begins with an overview of the Israel-based company and a discussion of the advantages offered by its biometric technology. FST’s flagship solution, In-Motion Identification (IMID), is a seamless multimodal identity management platform that combines face, voice, and behavioral…

INTERVIEW: Jim Miller, Chairman & CEO, ImageWare Systems

It’s an exciting time for identity management solutions provider ImageWare. Having been officially accredited as a Technology Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network this past March, the company is now preparing to launch its flagship GoVerifyID system on Amazon’s cloud computing platform. And given its track record with previous successful deployments, ImageWare’s multimodal, multi-factor…

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INTERVIEW: Iron Daher, CEO, Griaule Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Iron Daher, CEO, Griaule Biometrics

ABIS provider Griaule Biometrics has been in the business for many years and boasts of having the biggest, most experienced team of biometrics experts in the Southern Hemisphere. With its highly certified technology, the company offers biometric systems for major, large-scale deployments; and with a recently-opened office in West Virginia, home of the FBI’s Biometric Technology…

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INTERVIEW: Michael DePasquale, Chairman & CEO BIO-key International

INTERVIEW: Michael DePasquale, Chairman & CEO BIO-key International

It has been an exciting year so far for BIO-key. Having wrapped up its 12-city tour with Microsoft in promotion of Windows 10, for which BIO-key is Microsoft’s exclusive biometrics partner, the company has proceeded to post substantial revenue increases in its Q4 update, and more recently has announced a major new distribution partner for…

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INTERVIEW: David Pollington, Head of Applications & Services, GSMA

INTERVIEW: David Pollington, Head of Applications & Services, GSMA

(The following interview with David Pollington, Head of Applications & Services, GSMA, originally appeared on our sister site Mobile ID World) Earlier this month, Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, a mobile industry leading event hosted by GSMA. This year, biometrics and digital identity were massive topics of interest…

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Four Things You Need To Know About Suprema’s BioSign | From Our Conversation With Dr. Brian Song, Vice President, Suprema

Four Things You Need To Know About Suprema’s BioSign | From Our Conversation With Dr. Brian Song, Vice President, Suprema

Earlier this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Dr. Brian Song, Vice President, Suprema. Best known for its physical access control biometrics products, Suprema was at MWC demonstrating its BioSign solution, which signals the company’s aggressive move into the mobile market. Here are four…

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INTERVIEW: John Che, President and CEO, ZKTeco

INTERVIEW: John Che, President and CEO, ZKTeco

Recently, Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiomterics, interviewed John Che, president and CEO of ZKTeco, a global provider of biometric access control and time & attendance solutions. The conversation begins with talk of how well the company performed in 2015 and the launch of its new division, ZKAccess. It goes on to detail the global markets,…

INTERVIEW: Gerry Bornhofen, President, iTouch Biometrics

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently interviewed Gerry Bornhofen, president of iTouch Biometrics. The conversation begins with a briefing on the company and its FBI approved Accurate-ID multimodal biometrics software. Discussion then turns to how iTouch has made the user experience so intuitive on its flagship technology, the markets that it is targeting, and the growing need…

INTERVIEW: Phil Tusa, COO, CMITech

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently interviewed Phil Tusa, COO of the iris biometric company CMITech. The conversation begins with a look into what’s driving iris biometrics and how CMITech is addressing some of the central challenges facing the modality. It goes on to detail the company’s history, the verticals CMITech is finding success in,…

Interview with Yves Portalier from Morpho (Safran)

-The following interview with Yves Portalier, Vice President & General Manager for the Telecom Business Unit at Morpho, was originally published on our sister site Mobile ID World on February 19, 2016– We are on the verge of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, where Morpho (Safran) will be showing off a wide range of…

Interview with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID

-The following interview with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID was originally published on our sister site Mobile ID World– Mobile ID World president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Salil Prabhakar, CEO of Delta ID. The conversation begins with a short history of the iris biometrics company and their major contributions to the biometrics industry. The…

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INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

INTERVIEW: Todd Mozer, CEO, Sensory

FindBiometrics is on its way to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016, and Sensory, Inc. will be exhibiting there. Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently had the opportunity to speak with Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory in advance of this year’s MWC. The conversation is focused around the recently launched TrulySecure 2.0, that product’s special…

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INTERVIEW: Jacky Lecuivre, President, Coppernic

INTERVIEW: Jacky Lecuivre, President, Coppernic

  Coppernic is a France-based company that provides rugged, innovative, versatile and attractive mobile identity solutions for a variety of industries including access control, law enforcement, meter reading, secure documents and more. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Jacky Lecuivre, president of Coppernic, about the history of his company, the recently launched C-One e-ID solution, and…

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INTERVIEW: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had a chance to speak with Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation begins with talk of how NEXT is planning to capitalize on the smart card market in 2016. It then goes on to deal with Greenbridge Partners’ recent investment in the company, the advantages NEXT brings to the…

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In Conversation With Jörgen Lantto, President and CEO, FPC

In Conversation With Jörgen Lantto, President and CEO, FPC

The following interview was originally posted on FindBiometrics’ sister site, Mobile ID World Fingerprint Cards (FPC) was recently named 2015’s best performing stock in Europe. The fingerprint sensor company had its technology launched on dozens of smartphones over the year and already in 2016 we see no indication of this trend slowing down. Mobile ID…

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INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP Sales, SecuGen

INTERVIEW: Jeff Brown, VP Sales, SecuGen

SecuGen, a biometrics company specializing in optical fingerprint technology, has been making headlines recently with the launch of its latest Biometric Development Platform, Unity BDP. The platform, slated for release this quarter (Q1 2016), is modular by design and incorporates a Linux infrastructure along with a FAP 20 fingerprint sensor. Just last week, SecuGen announced…

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INTERVIEW: Alan Goode on Mobile Biometrics 2.0

INTERVIEW: Alan Goode on Mobile Biometrics 2.0

Last week we reported on new research from Goode Intelligence on the state of mobile biometrics in FinTech. Regular readers of Mobile ID World will no doubt be aware that the intersection of said technologies is a hot space right now, but Goode’s numbers are very exciting: among the firm’s key findings is a forecast…

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INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joe Rosenkantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The facial recognition company had an excellent 2015, and with the year coming to a close, O’Neill got the CEO’s perspective on what has been driving this success. The conversation spans a range of topics: biometrics in law enforcement and…

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Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

Sensory CEO Todd Mozer on TrulySecure 2.0

TrulySecure 2.0 was released this morning and I recently had a chance to speak with Sensory’s CEO, Todd Mozer, about what’s new with this latest update. New And Improved TrulySecure is one of the flagship biometric solutions from Sensory, Inc. A biometric software platform, TrulySecure offers face and voice based biometric authentication on mobile devices, leveraging…

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INTERVIEW: Peter Went, CEO, WCC

INTERVIEW: Peter Went, CEO, WCC

Interview with Peter Went, CEO, WCC Smart Search and Match Identity goes beyond biometrics, and in the global identity management industry we are beginning to see a shift toward a broader, more accurate understanding of who an individual is. This is thanks, in large part,  to the reemergence of biographics as an important identifier. FindBiometrics…

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INTERVIEW: MorphoTrak’s Celeste Thomasson and Steve Vinsik

INTERVIEW: MorphoTrak’s Celeste Thomasson and Steve Vinsik

Interview with Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO and Steve Vinsik, Vice President & General Manager, Criminal Justice and Public Security, MorphoTrak Recently, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to speak with Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak (Safran), as well as Steve Vinsik, the company’s Vice President & General Manager of Criminal Justice and Public…

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Interview with Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

Interview with Håkan Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics

This past year has been incredible in terms of fingerprint sensor adoption in the mobile device markets. Rarely a week has gone by in recent months without the announcement of another flagship, mid level or low price smartphone that will be shipping with an embedded biometric fingerprint reader. At the center of it all, Precise…

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Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Elections commissions from around the world are increasingly adopting technology to improve election administration. According to expert Robert Cook, Worldwide Business Support Vice-President for Smartmatic, biometrics and the Internet are two of the technologies that are making elections more transparent and efficient. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill spoke to Robert Cook about the work this London-based…

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Interview: Dr. Daehoon Kim, CEO, IriTech

Interview: Dr. Daehoon Kim, CEO, IriTech

Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, recently had the chance to speak with Dr. Daehoon Kim, CEO of IriTech – an iris biometrics company that will be exhibiting its technologies at the upcoming Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, and the China Public Security Expo in Shenzhen. The following interview details some of IriTech’s new and upcoming…

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INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, recently had a chance to speak with Scott Swann, Senior Innovation Director at MorphoTrak (Safran). The conversation centers around the workshop that Swann will be moderating at the upcoming Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, while also going on to examine MorphoTrak’s recent innovations in contactless fingerprint scanning – particularly…

INTERVIEW: Bruce Hanson, CEO, Credence ID

Interview with Bruce Hanson, CEO, Credence ID Mobile ID World President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Bruce Hanson, CEO of Credence ID. Credence has had quite a year so far, with new product launches, major recognition and deployments all across the globe in a range of vertical markets. The following interview begins with a look…

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INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

INTERVIEW: Conor White, President – Americas, Daon

Interview with Conor White, Americas Group President, Daon FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Conor White, Americas Group President for Daon. The conversation begins with the company’s successful deployment of biometric security on the USAA mobile banking app, moves on to the company’s recent credit union industry awards, and finishes with an update on…

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INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

INTERVIEW: Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch

Interview with Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch. The conversation begins with an update on the company’s acquisition of Digital Persona, which was one of last year’s biggest news stories, and continues on about the interest Crossmatch is receiving in its Altus solution thanks to…

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INTERVIEW: FotoNation on the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

INTERVIEW: FotoNation on the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

Interview with Martin George, Sr. Director, Business Development and Sumat Mehra, SVP, Marketing & Business Development: FotoNation FindBiometric president Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Martin George and Sumat Mehra of FotoNation – a company that specializes in providing face recognition and tracking technology for deployment in high-end digital cameras and smartphones. The conversation touches…

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Rajiv Dholakia of Nok Nok Labs on DOCOMO and FIDO

Rajiv Dholakia of Nok Nok Labs on DOCOMO and FIDO

Interview with Rajiv Dholakia, Vice President, Products, Nok Nok Labs The biggest authentication news of the month hit earlier this week with the announcement that NTT DOCOMO, a Japanese mobile network operator, signed on to the FIDO Alliance board of directors. The move signaled many firsts for the Alliance, DOCOMO and the industry as a…

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Interview: Suprema’s Baudouin Genouville

Interview: Suprema’s Baudouin Genouville

Interview with Baudouin Genouville, Global Alliances and Integration Manager, Suprema FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had a chance to speak with Baudouin Genouville,  global alliances and integration manager at Suprema. After a breif over view of the company’s history and offerings, the interview turns to the secrets behind Suprema’s revenue growth, the impact that Apple’s…

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Interview with Christian Rutigliano of Green Bit

Interview with Christian Rutigliano of Green Bit

Interview with Christian Rutigliano,  International Sales Manager, Green Bit Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, recently had a chance to speak with Christian Rutigliano, the international sales manager of Green Bit, a global fingerprint biometrics company. The conversation begins with an overview of the company’s long and involved history in the fingerprint biometrics market, before going…

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Interview: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

Interview: Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

Interview with Tore Etholm-Idsøe, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Recently, NEXT Biometrics initiated a study from the University Carlos III of Madrid examining the correlation between fingerprint sensor size and accuracy. The results showed a positive correlation between the two factors: a larger sensor increases the quality of fingerprint identification. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill had a chance…

Interview: MorphoTrak’s Gary Jones

Interview with Gary G. Jones, Business Unit Director: Biometric Access & Time Solutions (BATS), SAFRAN MorphoTrak ISC West begins tomorrow in Las Vegas and, in advance of the physical access control conference and exhibition, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Gary Jones, the business unit director of Biometric Access and Time Solutions at MorphoTrak (Safran).…

Interview: SRI International’s Mark Clifton

Interview with Mark Clifton, President, Products and Solutions Division, SRI International Iris biometrics company SRI International has been making some big waves this year, most recently at Mobile World Congress last month when it announced that Samsung will be integrating its eye scanning technology into mobile devices, validating long standing rumors that the OEM would be commercializing the…

Interview with HID Global’s Paul Butler

Interview with Paul Butler, VP & General Manager, Biometrics, HID Global Last year, one of the biggest news items in terms of business operations was the purchase of Lumidigm by HID Global. Lumidigm’s multispectral fingerprint biometrics technology – which has received particularly extensive deployment in the healthcare and financial markets – is specially designed for…

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