Last week at FindBiometrics Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 continued as innovations in facial recognition dominated the news. We interviewed major industry personalities too, while border control rounded out the headlines and the industry prepared for the upcoming CeBIT and ISC West conferences.
Here is a roundup of last week’s top stories in global identity management:
Mobile Biometrics Evolution
Last week we announced the panel of our upcoming Mobile Biometrics Month webinar, which will feature presentations from Acuity Market Intelligence and the GSMA before opening up into a panel discussion with representatives from Aware, Inc., Precise Biometrics, and Nok Nok Labs. In the featured articles section, we took time to examine how mobile biometrics are affecting the FinTech, elections, and national ID markets around the world, and we also published an interview with industry veteran Jane Snipes, Managing Partner of Northstar Recruiting, who has seen the influence of mobility on the access control industry first hand.
IDEX CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia gave us insight into the biometric smart card market in an interview published last week. Meanwhile, Suprema announced a new series of embedded fingerprint modules with potential IoT applications, and we examined Fingerprint Cards’ recent moves toward multimodality.
Last week marked the Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam, and so the news had its share of biometric border control headlines. Gemalto and IER Fly introduced a new self-service passenger processing solution, Vision-Box announced its new Seamless Gateway security solution, and SITA announced a new industry working group that aims to offer policy guidance to border control agencies like the TSA. While that was all coming out of the Netherlands we also reported an update concerning the multimodal biometric security coming to Changi Airport in Singapore.
India’s Aadhaar national ID program continued to make news last week, receiving major praise from World Bank. The biometric registry also kept on its path to revolutionizing every aspect of daily life, as we reported on the announcement that Safran Identity & Security has completed its Aadhaar-based airport traveler screening pilot conducted at Kempegowda International Airport.
Getting Ready for CeBIT
CeBIT 2017 is taking place in Hanover, Germany, this week, and biometrics will once again be prominently featured. NEC Corporation will be there, demonstrating its smart city technology and showing off its award winning facial recognition. Dermalog will be there too, having recently announced that its own face recognition technology can scan a group the size of the Chinese population within 14 seconds.
NEC’s facial recognition technology has topped the latest NIST testing of face biometric solutions, we reported last week. Safran Identity & Security, meanwhile, unveiled its new MorphoFACE biometric scanner and announced a deployment of its MorphoBIS Face Expert solution with the National Police of the Netherlands. Facial recognition will be a part of Suprema and BioConnect’s joint presence at the upcoming ISC West conference in Las Vegas, with a new version of the FaceStation slated for demonstration, and it looks like the next iPhone will be embracing the contactless modality in question, if new patents are to be of any indication. Here are all of last weeks’ many big facial recognition announcements:
Newly released usage statistics has proven that USAA’s mobile app—which offers biometric authentication via Daon’s Identity X platform—has gotten millions of people to use biometrics when banking. Biometric FinTech is spreading around the world, with Samsung having recently launched its eponymous mobile wallet in India, and CL having just received accreditation to provide certification services for biometrics systems intended for Brazilian Banks. Here are last week’s top biometric FinTech stories:
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