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Delta Air Lines to Introduce Biometric Baggage Checking This Summer

Delta Air Lines to Introduce Biometric Baggage Checking This Summer

Delta Air Lines is getting ready to try out biometric baggage checking. The airline has announced that the technology is being installed as part of a $600,000 baggage drop system to be launched at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer. One of the four new machines will feature facial recognition allowing it to match…

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Safran Identity & Security Announces Involvement in Biometric Mastercard Project

Safran Identity & Security Announces Involvement in Biometric Mastercard Project

“The payment card, which recently saw the conclusion of two successful trial programs in South Africa, features an embedded fingerprint sensor, replacing PIN-based security with biometric authentication.” IDEX isn’t the only biometrics specialist providing technology for Mastercard’s new biometric payment card: Safran Identity & Security has revealed that it is also involved in the pioneering…

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ImageWare Among CIO Applications’ Top 25 Digital Security Companies

ImageWare Among CIO Applications’ Top 25 Digital Security Companies

ImageWare has been named one of CIO Applications’ “Top 25 Cyber Security Companies for 2017” thanks to its GoVerifyID Enterprise Suite. In a statement, CIO Applications Managing Editor Sarah Wilson credited for its “flexible and low-friction multi-modal biometric authentication solutions”, calling them “impressive,” and “innovative and exemplary.” Acknowledging the recognition, ImageWare CEO Jim Miller said…

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IDEX Bets on Cards, ASIC Efforts in Q1 Update

IDEX Bets on Cards, ASIC Efforts in Q1 Update

IDEX has issued its Q1 update for 2017. The quarter saw a significant uptick in the company’s revenues, which came in at NOK 6.7 million, compared to NOK 3.6 million in Q1 of 2016. But the company also reports a net loss of NOK 60.5 million for the quarter, an increase from its net loss…

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Report Reveals Facial Recognition Supplier for iPhone 8

Report Reveals Facial Recognition Supplier for iPhone 8

Apple is indeed planning to bring facial recognition to the next iPhone, and LG Innotek is providing some critical hardware, reports the Korea Economic Daily. LG’s parts division has been tapped to provide a specialized camera designed for three-dimensional facial imaging. A new, nearly $240 million production facility will be dedicated to the effort. As…

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Smart Suitcase Offers New Use Case for NEXT Biometrics Tech

Smart Suitcase Offers New Use Case for NEXT Biometrics Tech

NEXT Biometrics technology has found its way into something of a novel use case, with a client having integrated a fingerprint sensor into a smart suitcase. In a statement announcing the integration, NEXT Biometrics did not name the client and product in question, but did offer several details about the suitcase. Describing it as “packed with…

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Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto, Veridos to Provide eID Cards to Fight Fraud in Macau

Gemalto and Veridos have been contracted to provide contactless eID cards to the Macau government. The agreement will see Gemalto provide the physical cards, while Veridos will bring operating system software to the table. The cards will come with enhanced security features such as special design components that can only been under UV light. In…

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Biometric Technology ‘Extremely Important’ in Fighting Fraud: Experian

Biometric Technology ‘Extremely Important’ in Fighting Fraud: Experian

“It’s messaging clearly intended to explain Experian’s recent investments in the technology to current and perhaps even prospective clients.” Experian is highlighting its use of biometric technology to deliver enhanced security to customers through its CrossCore anti-fraud platform. In a statement, Experian VP David Britton said the technology is “an extremely important part of a…

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More Than Money at Stake in IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge

More Than Money at Stake in IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge

In an effort to push ahead the state of the art, government authorities have announced a Face Recognition Prize Challenge. The contest is being organized by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a division of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Participants are invited to submit their algorithm software for testing at the…

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Biometric Screening Eliminates Need for Electronics Ban: APEX

Biometric Screening Eliminates Need for Electronics Ban: APEX

The Department of Homeland Security is considering an expansion of a personal electronics ban beyond the eight Middle Eastern countries currently affected, and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is pushing back with an argument that biometric screening should be effective enough when it comes to more sophisticated security for flights out of Europe. Speaking…

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Easy Solutions Brings Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication Solution to Enterprise Sector

Easy Solutions Brings Mobile Multi-Factor Authentication Solution to Enterprise Sector

Easy Solutions has now launched an enterprise version of its DetectID authentication system. The system is designed to use employees’ mobile devices for authentication via technology like VPN support, tap-based push notification verification, device identification, one-time passcodes, and SAML 2.0 token security. It’s also capable of leveraging the biometric capabilities enabled by most contemporary smartphones,…

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EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock has joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) and received factory certification from the access control specialist. The developments mean that EyeLock’s iris-based biometric authentication technology is now ready for integration into Lenel’s OnGuard access control platform. In a statement, EyeLock Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer Anthony Antolino called the Lenel factory certification…

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Jumio Nets Industry Award, Expert Panel Slot

Jumio Nets Industry Award, Expert Panel Slot

“Acknowledging the award in a statement, Jumio CEO Stephen Stuut said it ‘validates Jumio’s leadership in the ID verification space.’” Jumio is poised to enjoy a rising profile with a new award win and a conference speaking engagement. The company has won a Bronze Stevie Award in this year’s Annual American Business Awards, in the…

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ImageWare Maintains Business Trends in Q1 Results

ImageWare Maintains Business Trends in Q1 Results

“…ImageWare CEO Jim Miller emphasized the long game, asserting that the company’s business strategy relies ‘on long-term engagements with large organizations,’ the results of which ‘take time to materialize from a revenue perspective.’” ImageWare Systems has issued its Q1 results for 2017. The company saw little change from its results at the end of 2016.…

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FIDO Alliance Partners with Data Security Council of India, Launches FIDO India Working Group

FIDO Alliance Partners with Data Security Council of India, Launches FIDO India Working Group

The FIDO Alliance has established a partnership with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and launched a FIDO India Working Group, the consortium has announced. The partnership could prove impactful in a rapidly digitizing economy, particularly as the proliferation of India’s Aadhaar national biometric ID program helps to popularize biometric authentication. In a statement,…

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Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

Is Facial Recognition Coming to Android Pay?

“…the code appears in the wake of the Hands Free pilot program, which Google recently shut down. That system used facial recognition, along with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signals, to verify Android Pay payments.” Facial recognition may be coming to Android Pay, though with limited applications, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The speculation is…

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Tracking the Evolution of Access Control Biometrics

Tracking the Evolution of Access Control Biometrics

Biometric technology is increasingly considered standard in access control, according to leading industry players. It’s no coincidence that Princeton Identity’s first standalone product since the company spun off from former parent SRI International is a biometric access control solution. Equally important is the fact that the IOM Access200 is a multimodal solution, reflecting the growing…

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Experian to Integrate IdentityX Biometrics Into Anti-Fraud Platform

Experian to Integrate IdentityX Biometrics Into Anti-Fraud Platform

“As with other integrations of Daon’s pioneering mobile platform, Experian’s will enable fingerprint, voice, and facial recognition for partners using the CrossCore platform.” Experian is going to be the next major organization to take advantage of Daon’s IdentityX biometric authentication platform, with plans to integrate it into its CrossCore identity security system. As with other…

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EyeLock Patent Describes Single-Camera Iris and Face Scanning

EyeLock Patent Describes Single-Camera Iris and Face Scanning

EyeLock has been granted another patent for its mobile biometric authentication portfolio, the company has announced. U.S. Patent No. 9,646,217 appears to complement a system described in another recent patent obtained by the company, No. 9,613,281. That piece of IP described a system in which a captured iris image would be linked with the same subject’s facial…

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IDEX Q1 Update to Touch On Mastercard Biometric Card Project

IDEX Q1 Update to Touch On Mastercard Biometric Card Project

IDEX will issue its Q1 update this Friday, May 12th, the company has announced. The report will be issued the same day as IDEX’s annual general meeting, which will be held in Oslo. After its publication, IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia and CFO Henrik Knudtzon will host a webcast presentation on the results that the…

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RSA SecurID Access Upgrade Offers Authentication-as-a-Service

RSA SecurID Access Upgrade Offers Authentication-as-a-Service

“The new capabilities complement existing security features of RSA SecurID Access such as push notification-based verification, biometric authentication based on fingerprint and eye recognition, and software and hardware tokens.” RSA has upgraded its RSA SecurID Access solution. The platform now offers a cloud-based identity verification option, called Authentication-as-a-Service. It also now has a threat assessment feature…

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Biometric Login Comes To WordPress via Intercede Plugin

Biometric Login Comes To WordPress via Intercede Plugin

UK-based digital security specialist Intercede has announced a new WordPress plugin that enables biometric security for users of the online media publishing platform. It’s called RapID Secure Login, or RapID-SL, and operates via a smartphone. Once installed, a user logs in by scanning a QR code on the RapID-SL app, and then authenticating on the…

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IBM MobileFirst Foundation Platform Get Behavioral Authentication Capability

IBM MobileFirst Foundation Platform Get Behavioral Authentication Capability

IBM’s exploration of behavioral biometrics technology is starting to pay off with a new authentication capability available on its IBM MobileFirst Foundation platform. The technology comes courtesy of SecuredTouch, and it uses over a hundred metrics pertaining to user behavior to help authenticate an individual, from how hard the user presses her smartphone’s screen to the…

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Nymi Highlights Enterprise, Industrial Applications of Biometric Wristband

Nymi Highlights Enterprise, Industrial Applications of Biometric Wristband

In a new blog post, Nymi is highlighting the business and industrial applications of its Nymi Band. The wristband device is designed to offer continuous authentication through cardiac biometrics, measuring the wearer’s pulse and using its unique rhythmic patterns for identification. Through a collaboration with Microsoft, Nymi has enabled such authentication for unlocking Windows 10…

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NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped Over Two Million Fingerprint Sensors

NEXT Biometrics Has Shipped Over Two Million Fingerprint Sensors

“…NEXT Biometrics says it ‘has now proven its ability to consistently mass produce fingerprint sensors with industry normal yield figures.’” NEXT Biometrics has now shipped over two million fingerprint sensors and hired two new senior executives, the company has announced. It met the new shipping milestone last month, and it appears it’s already well on…

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The 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation Goes to BioCatch

The 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation Goes to BioCatch

BioCatch has won the 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Innovation. The company was recognized for its behavioral biometrics technology, which analyzes patterns in user behavior to assess potential fraud threats, an emerging digital security field of which BioCatch has proven to be a pioneer. Commenting on the company’s win, Frost & Sullivan’s Ram…

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Indian Authorities Developing Solar-Powered, Biometric ATM

Indian Authorities Developing Solar-Powered, Biometric ATM

Government authorities in India are developing a solar-powered, biometric ATM for use in rural areas. The project was announced by Harsh Vardhan, the country’s science and technology minister. The ATM will be able to identify individuals through a thumb or fingerprint scan, presumably via communication with Aadhaar, the country’s national biometric ID program. It will…

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NEXT Biometrics Gets New Semiconductor Client

NEXT Biometrics Gets New Semiconductor Client

NEXT Biometrics has a new client, which has placed a $150,000 order for the company’s fingerprint sensor technology. In a statement announcing the deal, NEXT Biometrics declined to name the client in question, but did refer to it as “a Tier 1 semiconductor company”. Elaborating further, Ritu Favre, the company’s new CEO, said the deal…

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Peer Recognition Sheds Light on IBM Scientist’s Cutting-Edge Work in Digital Security

Peer Recognition Sheds Light on IBM Scientist’s Cutting-Edge Work in Digital Security

An IBM computer scientist is gaining new prominence as he works on cutting-edge identity solutions for his employer. At the recent Eurocrypt 2017 conference, Dr. Jan Camenisch was named a Fellow of the Association for Cryptological Research for his work in the field, Camenisch having published over 120 papers and holding 127 patents. The recognition…

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Chinese Authorities to Use Facial Recognition Tech to Fight Money Laundering at Macau Casinos

Chinese Authorities to Use Facial Recognition Tech to Fight Money Laundering at Macau Casinos

“…ATMs will be outfitted with facial recognition technology designed to verify the identities of individuals withdrawing funds from accounts with China UnionPay, the country’s major financial services organization.” The government of Macau has announced that facial recognition will be implemented at ATMs to confirm cardholders with China UnionPay. It’s part of an effort to fight…

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ImageWare to Issue Q1 Results May 10th

ImageWare to Issue Q1 Results May 10th

ImageWare will publish its fiscal update for the first quarter of the year on May 10th, the company has announced. The report’s publication will be followed by a conference call that same day hosted by CEO Jim Miller and CFO Wayne Wetherell. In a statement announcing the Q1 update, ImageWare offered no indication as to…

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The OPPO F3 Comes Equipped with an FPC1245 Sensor

The OPPO F3 Comes Equipped with an FPC1245 Sensor

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in a new device from OPPO. The OPPO F3 comes equipped with an FPC1245 sensor. It’s the same sensor model used in the F3 Plus, another newly launched offering from OPPO; and it has also been used in the R9 and R9+, the F1s, and the A57…

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New Phone From Taiwanese OEM Features Cardinal Q Sensor

New Phone From Taiwanese OEM Features Cardinal Q Sensor

IDEX has announced that its Cardinal Q fingerprint sensor has been integrated into another new smartphone. The company has not offered specific details with respect to the device or OEM involved, but in a statement it indicated that the client is “a mobile Taiwanese OEM”. The company also said it’s the same OEM that went…

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SpeechPro Appoints Bob Schiff as New EVP

SpeechPro Appoints Bob Schiff as New EVP

SpeechPro, the US subsidiary of Russia-based STC Group, has announced a new Executive Vice President, Bob Schiff. In a statement, the company lauded Schiff’s experience leading rapidly growing tech companies, particularly in the area of digital security; and his “extensive network of both C- suite executives and cybersecurity professionals.” Commenting on the appointment, SpeechPro CEO…

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San Diego School District Brings Biometrics to the Cafeteria

San Diego School District Brings Biometrics to the Cafeteria

San Diego’s Vista Unified School District is using biometrics to administrate school lunches, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune. Provided by Educational Biometric Technology, the system, ID Connect, links students’ meal plans to their fingerprints. It has been installed at 19 of 22 schools in the district, and is now being implemented in the 20th, Madison…

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Kensington Officially Releases USB Fingerprint Reader

Kensington Officially Releases USB Fingerprint Reader

Kensington, a California-based device accessory maker, has officially released its VeriMark Fingerprint Key. The device was first announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show: It’s essentially a consumer fingerprint scanner, designed for use with Windows 10 and its Windows Hello security system, which supports biometric authentication. The USB device also meets FIDO Alliance specifications, and…

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Your Boss Might Splurge on Biometrics Sooner Than You Think

Your Boss Might Splurge on Biometrics Sooner Than You Think

by Kayla Matthews Biometrics may seem like a thing of the future, but for some companies, the future is now. This shouldn’t be a surprise. The point of a business is to make as much money as possible while also keeping costs low. Biometrics can do just that by helping business owners track their employees…

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EyeVerify Poll Shows Growing Appetite For Biometric FinTech

EyeVerify Poll Shows Growing Appetite For Biometric FinTech

New survey data suggests a growing appetite for biometric authentication in banking and payments. The data comes by way of EyeVerify and its recent online poll of 1,002 American adults, published in a new report entitled The Retail Banking Biometrics Confidence Report. Seventy-nine percent of respondents said they wanted to be able to use biometric…

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Trustech 2017 to Cover Biometrics, IoT, PayTech

Trustech 2017 to Cover Biometrics, IoT, PayTech

“Trustech 2017 will also feature over 350 exhibitors, including major names from the biometrics field – an area of growing importance to the smart-card market – including Dermalog and NEXT Biometrics.” Organizers have officially announced the next edition of the Trustech expo. First established more than 30 years ago as the smart cards-focused Cartes Secure Connexions conference,…

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FPC Pushes On Tech Front with New CTO, Module House Partnerships

FPC Pushes On Tech Front with New CTO, Module House Partnerships

Fingerprint Cards is pushing forward on the technology front with a management change and two new partnerships. The company has announced that Pontus Jägemalm, who has hitherto served as FPC’s SVP of Research and Development, has also been appointed its new Chief Technology Officer. In a statement announcing the change, Jägemalm said it “means an increased focus…

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Dubai-Based KeyTech Launches Face, Vehicle Surveillance Solution

Dubai-Based KeyTech Launches Face, Vehicle Surveillance Solution

Dubai-based KeyTech Security Solutions has launched a new automated system designed to recognize faces and track vehicles. It’s called the Security Management Solution, or SMS, and the company is targeting it at applications like hotels and other buildings seeing high visitor traffic. In a statement announcing the system, KeyTech CEO Firas Sinno said the system “sends…

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FPC Charts Course Through Turbulent Half in Q1 Update

FPC Charts Course Through Turbulent Half in Q1 Update

Fingerprint Cards has issued its Q1 results for the year, depicting a ‘weak but profitable’ quarter, as the company’s CEO put it. FPC’s revenues for the quarter came in at SEK 685.9 million, down 54 percent against its revenues from Q1 of 2016. Despite the decline, the company nevertheless reports an operating profit of SEK…

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Password Day Offers Useful Reminder of How Bad Passwords Are

Password Day Offers Useful Reminder of How Bad Passwords Are

May 4th isn’t just a special day for Star Wars fans, it’s also World Password Day, and a newly released survey report from TeleSign is helping to draw attention to the consumer experience. There isn’t a great deal to celebrate. The survey of 1,300 adults found that 46 percent are using a password that is…

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Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

Will Touch ID Trouble Lead To an iPhone 8 Delay?

It appears likely that the release of the iPhone 8 will be delayed, possibly into next year, according to new reports. Cowen and Company has doubled down on its assessment that Apple’s work attempting to bring the Touch ID fingerprint scanning system into the device’s display is what’s behind the delay speculation, with a new…

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BIO-key Aims for Nasdaq Uplisting with Latest Stock Efforts, Closes $1M Private Placement

BIO-key Aims for Nasdaq Uplisting with Latest Stock Efforts, Closes $1M Private Placement

BIO-key is gaining ground in its effort to get up-listed to the Nasdaq through two funding initiatives. The fingerprint biometrics solutions provider has secured approximately one million dollars through a common stock sale to a current investor and board member, at a value of $3.60 per share. Meanwhile, BIO-key has also established a $5 million Common…

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Vision-Box Focuses on Biometric Entry-Exit Applications at Connect:ID

Vision-Box Focuses on Biometric Entry-Exit Applications at Connect:ID

Vision-Box is demonstrating the versatility of its biometric screening technology in highlighting its biometric exit applications at this week’s Connect:ID expo. The company’s platform revolves around the automated biometric screening of travelers at airports and other border checkpoints. While it has seen multiple major deployments aimed at reducing passenger wait times and improving the efficiency…

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Rising Tide of Mobile Fingerprint Scanning Lifts All Ships: ABI Research

Rising Tide of Mobile Fingerprint Scanning Lifts All Ships: ABI Research

The rapidly ascending popularity of mobile fingerprint scanning is helping to lead growth in numerous other areas, says ABI Research. Reporting on findings from its Biometric Technologies and Applications publication, the market research firm says that by 2022, fingerprint sensors will reach a 95 percent penetration rate of the smartphone market. That echoes a forecast…

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Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran to Upgrade Botswana Police ABIS, Expand Use Across Gov’t

Safran Identity & Security has won a contract to upgrade the legacy automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) used by the Botswana Police Service. It’s a continuation of a longstanding relationship, with Safran having provided technology to the BPS since 1998. Now, the plan is to upgrade the AFIS to a system that uses both fingerprint…

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Credence ID Ramps Up Latin American Activities

Credence ID Ramps Up Latin American Activities

Credence ID is sharpening its focus on Latin America. The company says it is opening a new office in Mexico City, and has appointed a new Director of Channel & Business Development for the Caribbean and Latin America region, Jeremy James. In a statement announcing the moves, Credence ID highlighted James’ experience in the financial…

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FIDO To Hold Authentication Seminars in Paris and Barcelona

FIDO To Hold Authentication Seminars in Paris and Barcelona

The FIDO Alliance will host free seminars on trends in effective authentication this week in Paris, and then next week in Barcelona, the consortium has announced. Taking place in Le Méridien Etoile, Paris, on Friday May 5th, and then in Meliá Barcelona Sarrià, Barcelona, on Monday May 8, respectively the events will have a strong focus on…

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