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Biometrics Buzz Continues Through Day Two of ISC West

Biometrics Buzz Continues Through Day Two of ISC West

The buzz kept building through day two of this year’s ISC West security expo in Las Vegas. The day started with the Security 5K Run / 2K Walk, an event in support of the Mission 500 child and family support charity. The event raised $125,000, which probably went some way in energizing ISC West attendees,…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

ISC West 2017: Interview with Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

FindBiometrics has been in Las Vegas all week reporting from ISC West, where biometrics are making a big impact. Peter O’Neill, President, FindBiometrics, stopped by the Suprema/BioConnect booth yesterday and interviewed Rob Douglas, CEO of BioConnect. The conversation begins with a rundown of three major solutions BioConnect is showing-off at ISC West this year—enterprise authentication, next…

ISC West 2017: Interview with Suprema’s Hanchul Kim [AUDIO]

ISC West 2017: Interview with Suprema’s Hanchul Kim [AUDIO]

This week FindBiometrics is reporting from the exhibition floor of ISC West. Suprema, Inc. is in attendance, as usual, premiering its new facial recognition solution, FaceStation 2—an impressive piece of physical access technology that can perform 1:3,000 matches per second. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill stopped by the Suprema/BioConnect joint booth (#22075) and interviewed Hanchul Kim, Managing…

BioConnect Tackles Mobile Security in the Enterprise

BioConnect Tackles Mobile Security in the Enterprise

As mobile devices play an increasingly prominent role in the enterprise, BioConnect is working on solving the issue of security. In a new blog post, the company asserts that it’s working with major access control solutions providers like AMAG Technology – which BioConnect has worked with before, back when it was operating as Entertech Systems…

New FaceStation, Mobile App Kit Among Suprema-BioConnect Showpieces for ISC West

New FaceStation, Mobile App Kit Among Suprema-BioConnect Showpieces for ISC West

“The station, which features an adjustable wall bracket, can perform 1:3,000 matches per second, and enables multi-factor authentication with its RF card reading capability and PIN entry support.” BioConnect and Suprema are preparing to showcase a number of new offerings at this year’s ISC West security trade show. Carrying on their longtime partnership, BioConnect is…

BioConnect and Genetec Combine Biometrics and Security Platforms

BioConnect and Genetec Combine Biometrics and Security Platforms

” Genetec’s Security Center offers video surveillance, automatic license plate recognition, access control, and IP communications applications…” Genetec and BioConnect have joined forces, with the former’s security platform integrating the latter’s biometric identity solution. It’s likely to prove a good fit. Genetec’s Security Center offers video surveillance, automatic license plate recognition, access control, and IP…

BioConnect to Help Bring EMKA Biometric Lock Solutions to More Businesses

BioConnect to Help Bring EMKA Biometric Lock Solutions to More Businesses

UK-based lock solutions provider EMKA has teamed up with BioConnect to enable biometric access control solutions for the enterprise. While EMKA has long offered biometric cabinet lock systems, those fingerprint-based solutions have entailed special access control management software from EMKA and its partner Digitus Biometrics, and weren’t compatible with separate access control systems. That has proven increasingly…

New Overtime Legislation Calls for Biometric Tracking: BioConnect

New Overtime Legislation Calls for Biometric Tracking: BioConnect

New federal legislation that will render millions of American workers eligible for overtime pay is prompting BioConnect to point out the advantages of biometric time and attendance tracking. In a blog post on its website, the company points out that the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, will come into effect on December 1st. When…

BioConnect Brings VoiceVault Tech to Mobile Platform

BioConnect Brings VoiceVault Tech to Mobile Platform

“BioConnect specified that VoiceVault’s technology will be brought to the mobile version of its identity platform. Users will receive mobile prompts requiring spoken responses for authentication.” BioConnect is incorporating voice biometric technology from VoiceVault into its authentication platform, the companies have announced. In a statement announcing the integration, BioConnect specified that VoiceVault’s technology will be…

BioConnect and Visa to Discuss Post-Password Security at Money20/20

BioConnect and Visa to Discuss Post-Password Security at Money20/20

BioConnect and Visa are teaming up for a discussion on post-password security at this year’s Money20/20 conference. Entitled ‘Streamlining Authentication, Empowering a World Beyond Passwords’, the session will look at the new kinds of data available from contemporary smartphones that can be leveraged for user authentication. Announcing the panel on the Money20/20 website, the team…

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

EyeVerify Reaffirms BioConnect Partnership In Wake Of Ant Financial Acquisition

In the wake of its acquisition by Ant Financial, EyeVerify is doubling down on its commitment to work with BioConnect. The latter two companies first teamed up earlier this summer, with BioConnect aiming to bring EyeVerify’s eye vein biometrics technology to its eponymous multi-factor authentication platform. With EyeVerify’s Eyeprint ID system having attracted some considerable interest…

Suprema to Showcase Latest BioEntry, BioStar Solutions at Security Essen 2016

Suprema to Showcase Latest BioEntry, BioStar Solutions at Security Essen 2016

Suprema is will showcase its BioEntry W2 access control solution at the Security Essen 2016 security and fire prevention trade show in Germany. It’s the latest promotional push for BioEntry W2, which is designed for outdoor applications and offers a fingerprint biometrics matching speed of 150,000 per second. The system was launched this past June…

BioConnect Integrates EyeVerify’s Eye Vein Biometrics Tech

BioConnect Integrates EyeVerify’s Eye Vein Biometrics Tech

“Integrating EyeVerify’s technology is in line with BioConnect’s reputation for embracing new and innovative biometric modalities…” BioConnect is bringing EyeVerify’s eye vein biometric technology to its eponymous platform, the companies have announced. The partnership will see the integration of Eyeprint ID, EyeVerify’s flagship biometric system. It’s designed to use a standard smartphone camera to image the vein…

‘Tremendous Demand’ for Biometric Security in Data Center Colocation

‘Tremendous Demand’ for Biometric Security in Data Center Colocation

There is growing demand for biometric security in the data center colocation market—if DataBank’s experience offers any indication. In a new interview on BioConnect’s blog, the company’s Marketing Manager, Jessica Gagner, and DataBank’s Director of Data Center Operations, Kelly Lane, discuss the technology’s growing importance in the field. Lane asserts that biometric technology plays a “tremendous”…

BioConnect Makes Case for BioEntry W2 Access Control

BioConnect Makes Case for BioEntry W2 Access Control

BioEntry W2 is capable of reading smart cards, supporting a range of RFID standards including HID iCLASS, MIFARE, and NFC. BioConnect is making a strong case for Suprema’s BioEntry W2 fingerprint-based access control solution. First announced in early June, BioEntry W2 can store the identity data of up to half a million users, and it can…

Fighting Buddy Punching with Biometrics

Fighting Buddy Punching with Biometrics

BioConnect is highlighting how biometric technology can reduce time theft in the workplace. As the company’s Claire Scholz explains in a blog post, “time theft” is what happens when employees inaccurately record their hours worked, either through “buddy punching” in which a colleague clocks in and out on the employee’s behalf—with a smart card, for…

BioConnect Founder Has Great Expectation For Biometrics Industry

BioConnect Founder Has Great Expectation For Biometrics Industry

The founder and CEO of BioConnect has some bold predictions for the biometrics industry. Writing on the company’s blog, Rob Douglas predicts that biometric authentication “is going to become the standard for all transactions whether physical or digital applications.” But Douglas also notes the tension in balancing convenience against security, predicting that biometric solutions providers will…

Banking Big On Biometrics: BioConnect

Banking Big On Biometrics: BioConnect

BioConnect’s Bianca Lopes is highlighting the impactful ways in which the financial services industry is embracing biometric technology. In a post on the company’s blog, Lopes suggests that with Touch ID having surreptitiously pioneered the mass market mainstreaming of biometric authentication, banks are now taking advantage of the technology in a number of ways. Lopes…

Multi-Health Systems to Integrate BioConnect Platform

Multi-Health Systems to Integrate BioConnect Platform

BioConnect has announced a major new client in the healthcare sector. Multi-Health Systems (MHS) is integrating the company’s eponymous identity platform. The integration will bring BioConnect’s mobile biometric authentication technology to MHS’s IT infrastructure, physical infrastructure (in the form of access control), and its critical applications. All client and employee identities will be consolidated into…

IFSEC 2016: Suprema To Showcase BioEntry W2, BioStar TA

IFSEC 2016: Suprema To Showcase BioEntry W2, BioStar TA

Suprema will be at this week’s IFSEC 2016 conference where it will demonstrate its recently announced BioEntry W2 fingerprint access control device as well as the latest version of its BioStar 2 solution: BioStar TA. The conference runs June 21 to 23, and Suprema will be manning booth E1400. “At IFSEC 2016, visitors to the…

UK Data Hosting Company Deploys BioConnect Access Control

UK Data Hosting Company Deploys BioConnect Access Control

BioConnect‘s flagship biometric identity platform has been deployed by Netwise Hosting Ltd., a London-based data center colocation provider. The system was implemented for access control purposes. It’s a measure that Netwise Hosting sought to implement as it expanded its facilities with a new 11,000-square foot data center. The company’s business revolves around hosting increasing amounts…

BioConnect Highlights Factors Driving Banks’ Embrace of Biometrics

BioConnect Highlights Factors Driving Banks’ Embrace of Biometrics

Canadian bank Tangerine has brought Eyeprint ID biometric authentication to its mobile app for user login, illustrating an ongoing trend that has seen numerous financial services institutions embrace biometric login and security—and BioConnect is taking the opportunity to explain why. In a new post on the company’s blog, BioConnect’s Brett Mueller highlights a few key…

Suprema Announces BioConnect Support

Suprema Announces BioConnect Support

Suprema has officially announced its support for the BioConnect Identity Platform. Effective today, the company’s biometric hardware solutions are fully compatible with BioConnect‘s flagship platform. It’s a continuation of a partnership that goes far back, with BioConnect having been Suprema’s operating partner under the name Entertech, prior to its rebrand this past March. And it’s…

BioConnect Partners with UK Distributor Norbain

BioConnect Partners with UK Distributor Norbain

BioConnect has partnered with a new UK distributor. Specializing in access control, IP, CCTV, and intruder detection solutions, Norbain is now offering customers multiple BioConnect products. One of those is, of course, the flagship BioConnect identity platform, which offers multi-factor authentication via technologies including fingerprint scanning. Norbain is also offering the compatible BioStation A2 and…

BioConnect Becomes FIDO Alliance Member

BioConnect Becomes FIDO Alliance Member

BioConnect has become a sponsor member of the FIDO Alliance, the company has announced. In keeping with the company’s slogan, in a statement announcing the FIDO members, BioConnect framed it as another step on its “Quest for Rightful Identity,” which of course entails the company’s unique biometric authentication technologies. CEO Rob Douglas also suggested the…

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Roundup

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Roundup

It’s time to close the door on Physical Access & Enterprise Month (if you’ll forgive the pun). Throughout April we have been focusing on physical access control and biometric enterprise solutions, applications, events, and innovations. Today we are going to take a look back on the festivities and all the ways that our featured topic…

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: Truly Diverse Security

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: Truly Diverse Security

—The Webinar Biometrics, Access Control and The Enterprise of Tomorrow is now online | Click here to watch now!— Biometrics are extremely accessible now thanks to innovations in connectivity and manufacturing that has allowed for high quality identity tech to be acquired and deployed at low cost. Most frequently this level of accessibility is seen in the consumer mobility market,…

Are Mobility, Biometrics and Physical Access Intersecting?

Are Mobility, Biometrics and Physical Access Intersecting?

This year’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas was a hit, and mobile identity played an important role this year, with virtual badge technology hogging the spotlight on the exhibition floor. Companies like MicroStrategy, HID Global,  and Allegion were demonstrating solutions that brought physical access credentials into the BYOD arena. – Registration for the Webinar Biometrics,…

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

After its participation in last week’s ISC West security event, BioConnect is highlighting a few major trends that its team uncovered. One is the desire for a single, standardized platform. Showcasing its flagship BioConnect v3.6 identity management platform, the company says on its blog that it found a “very receptive” audience to the idea of…

3 Hidden Benefits to Biometrics in the Workplace

3 Hidden Benefits to Biometrics in the Workplace

Convenience and security is the name of the game when we’re talking about biometrics in the enterprise, and what it adds up to is efficiency. Low friction solutions controlling access and managing attendance equates to fewer hours spent on menial tasks and more time with employees where they need to be, doing what they are…

ISC West 2016: Biometric Solution Secures New Product Award

ISC West 2016: Biometric Solution Secures New Product Award

…And Other Highlights from the Show Floor at ISC West Each year the ISC West Conference awards best products, including in the category entitled “User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing and Management.”  In 2016 the award went to Advanced Optical Systems (AOS) based in Huntsville, Alabama for their innovative touchless four-fingerprint system ANDI On The Go. With a…

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Primer

Physical Access & Enterprise Month: The Primer

April is Physical Access & Enterprise Month at FindBiometrics, throughout which we will be placing a featured focus on physical access control and enterprise-facing biometric solutions and applications. To kick things off on the right foot, as usual, here is a primer to get you up to speed on all the most recent news, research,…

BioConnect Upgrades Flagship System

BioConnect Upgrades Flagship System

BioConnect has announced an update for its flagship biometric identity platform. In a statement, the company explained that while previous updates to its eponymous system have revolved around enabling integrations with other companies’ access control platforms, version 3.6 “focuses on improved performance and reliability to enhance the overall user experience.” The platform now employs more…

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Rob Douglas, CEO, BioConnect

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently conducted a video interview with Rob Douglas CEO of BioConnect (formerly Entertech Systems) at the company’s headquarters in Toronto’s Liberty Village. The company recently rebranded and reasserted its mission, embarking on what the company calls “a quest for rightful identity.” The conversation between O’Neill and Douglas expands on the concept of…

BioConnect and Suprema Plan Concerted Effort for ISC West

BioConnect and Suprema Plan Concerted Effort for ISC West

BioConnect and Suprema plan to jointly exhibit a number of new solutions at next week’s ISC West security conference in Las Vegas. It’s the first major showing for BioConnect since it officially rebranded in March. The company began as a Suprema operating partner under the name Entertech, and while its name has changed to better…

BioConnect to Demo New Time and Attendance Solution at ISC West

BioConnect to Demo New Time and Attendance Solution at ISC West

Fresh off its rebranding, BioConnect plans to showcase a new biometric time and attendance solution at this year’s ISC West security conference. Called BioConnect Teamworks, it’s a cloud-based HR solution that will use biometrics including fingerprint scanning to accurately track employee attendance. It’s designed for businesses having up to a hundred locations, and it also…

Entertech Officially Rebrands as BioConnect

Entertech Officially Rebrands as BioConnect

Entertech Systems has officially rebranded under the moniker BioConnect, the company has announced. It took its original name as an operating partner of security solutions firm Suprema. At the time, the company was specializing in access control for buildings, working on technology that would allow users to gain entry; thus ‘Entertech’ became the logical and…

BioConnect Teams Up With Yardstick, a Canadian e-Learning Company

BioConnect Teams Up With Yardstick, a Canadian e-Learning Company

BioConnect has teamed up with Yardstick, an online education company, to enable biometric identification of students. BioConnect’s latest partner is a Canadian company offering e-learning and online examination services. And while such services are innovative by their nature, they’re also susceptible to the problem of identity fraud, since with traditional authentication mechanisms like username and…

Actual iD Upgrades Payroll Format Compatibility

Actual iD Upgrades Payroll Format Compatibility

Biometric time and attendance tracking specialist Actual iD has announced a significant upgrade to its platform: Actual iD Time & Absence Management now supports numerous new payroll formats. Among the payroll systems the platform now supports are ADP, Allied, Ceridian, Paychex Online, QuickBooks, and more. The integrations could significantly boost the platform’s appeal as more…

Entertech Sees Biometric Opportunity in IoT

Entertech Sees Biometric Opportunity in IoT

Entertech Systems is predicting a hugely important role for biometric technology in Internet of Things security. In a new blog post, the company cites data from Gartner and Acuity Market Intelligence highlighting the growing importance of biometric authentication in a range of areas related to the IoT. The company points to Gartner’s prediction that biometric sensors…

FindBiometrics at #BioConnectLaunch

FindBiometrics at #BioConnectLaunch

FindBiometrics was at the BioConnect Launch party, hosted by Entertech Systems at its new Toronto HQ. Here’s a glimpse at the celebration of biometrics and the next generation of physical access. [View the story “FindBiometrics at #BioConnectLaunch Party” on Storify]

Actual iD Opts for BioConnect Template Management

Actual iD Opts for BioConnect Template Management

Actual iD has opted for Entertech’s BioConnect system to provide the identification backbone for its time and attendance tracking platform, the company has announced. BioConnect is, of course, a popular biometric identity management system with a range of potential applications. It was recently integrated into AXIS Communications’ signature access control platform, and has also seen…

WATCH: Entertech CEO Rob Douglas Interview

WATCH: Entertech CEO Rob Douglas Interview

Entertech Systems has launched a new company headquarters in Toronto. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill paid the biometrics company responsible for BioConnect a visit to interview CEO Rob Douglas. The following video interview, shot in Entertech’s cool new Liberty Village HQ, features Douglas speaking on the role of Entertech as an enabler in the new biometrics landscape.…

BioConnect 3.0 Integrated Into AXIS Access Control System

BioConnect 3.0 Integrated Into AXIS Access Control System

Suprema has announced the integration of Axis Communications’ AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller into the BioConnect 3.0 platform from EnterTech Systems, Suprema’s operating partner in Canada, Ireland, the United States and the United Kingdom. It’s essentially an infusion of Suprema’s biometric technology into AXIS’ access control system. The AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is a non-proprietary, open…

Suprema Announces Major New Integration With Genetec

Suprema Announces Major New Integration With Genetec

Today, Suprema, Inc. announced that its biometric technology has been integrated with Genetec’s open platform, unified IP security solutions. The integration is big news for the companies, as it will see biometric devices from Suprema paired with Genetec’s Security Center platform and BioConnect 3.0 from EnterTech Systems – Suprema’s operating partner in the US, UK,…

EnterTech Signs New UK Distributor

EnterTech Signs New UK Distributor

EnterTech Systems has found a new distributor for its biometric access control technology. Mayflex, an IT infrastructure company, will distribute EnterTech’s offerings – including those developed by operating partner Suprema – in the UK. In a statement, Mayflex executive Gary Harmer expressed his company’s delight at the new partnership, calling Suprema and EnterTech’s technology a “vital…