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Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box Celebrates French Rail Station Deployment of Biometric eGates

Vision-Box is celebrating the success of its first deployment of biometric automated eGate technology with a private transportation service. The project was implemented in France’s St. Pancras International rail station in collaboration with the Eurostar transportation company, and with the cooperation of the French Ministry of Interior and border police. The eGates are meant to…

News Roundup: Aadhaar Versus Fraud

News Roundup: Aadhaar Versus Fraud

Last week at FindBiometrics Healthcare Biometrics Month continued as we took a look at how strong authentication and identity management can be applied outside of the realm of patient ID. The industry news, meanwhile, was filled with border control, FinTech, and automotive biometrics, while India’s government made moves to address Aadhaar fraud. Here is a look…

China to Begin Fingerprinting Visitors This Week

China to Begin Fingerprinting Visitors This Week

The Chinese government has announced that it will begin fingerprint foreign visitors this Friday. Diplomats and individuals visiting from countries with which China has special travel agreements will be exempt from the new requirement, which will otherwise apply to everyone between the ages of 14 and 70. The border screening effort will begin in Shenzhen…

Vision-Box Confirms ‘Long-Term’ Schiphol Airport Partnership

Vision-Box Confirms ‘Long-Term’ Schiphol Airport Partnership

Vision-Box has confirmed that it is the biometric technology partner for Schiphol airport’s new biometric passenger screening initiative, and it’s buckling in for the long haul. The project was announced this week, with authorities at the Dutch airport revealing that they would trial a biometric passenger screening option in collaboration with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.…

Amsterdam Airport Pilots Biometric Passenger Screening

Amsterdam Airport Pilots Biometric Passenger Screening

Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is testing out biometric passenger screening in collaboration with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Airport authorities have set up a separate boarding gate through which passengers can pass without having to show their passports or boarding passes, instead undergoing a biometric scan using facial recognition. Interested passengers can volunteer to register their biometrics…

APC, ABC eGate Tech to Bring Revenues of $1B+ by 2020: Acuity

APC, ABC eGate Tech to Bring Revenues of $1B+ by 2020: Acuity

“Acuity predicts that growth [in the APC Kiosk market] will once again pick up steam over the next couple of years as the technology expands in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.” “As the Trump administration doubles down on immigration restrictions and promises of ‘extreme vetting,’ the reality is that biometrics are used…

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Takes The Spotlight

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought our 14th Annual Year in Review to a close before kicking off Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017. Major news broke as a leading fingerprint sensor company made moves to expand into multimodality, and FinTech, border control, and government applications rounded out the headlines. Here is a look back on last…

Biometric Traveler Screening Program Gets 11 New Airline Partners

Biometric Traveler Screening Program Gets 11 New Airline Partners

The Transportation Security Administration has brought 11 additional airlines into the fold of the TSA PreCheck program. There are now 30 airlines participating in PreCheck, which uses biometric authentication to offer expedited security screening to participating travelers. The newest airlines to support the service are Aruba Airlines, Avianca, Boutique Airlines, Emirates, Key Lime Air, Miami Air…

Year in Review 2016: Border Control Applications

Year in Review 2016: Border Control Applications

In December we polled 165 professionals in biometrics and identity related industries about various topics from the past year. It was part of the FindBiometrics Year in Review, the longest-running and best regarded industry retrospective of its kind. Now in its 14th consecutive year, the FindBiometrics Year in Review is your resource to start 2017…

UK Gov’t Allows Mobile Photos for Renewing Passports

UK Gov’t Allows Mobile Photos for Renewing Passports

“Professionally-taken photos are still required for initial passport applications and for those pertaining to lost or stolen passports…” The UK’s Home Office is now allowing citizens to renew their passports using pictures taken with mobile phones, reports The Telegraph. The development emerges alongside another regulatory change relieving citizens of the need to provide signatures as…

CLEAR Expansion Underway with New Airport Deployments

CLEAR Expansion Underway with New Airport Deployments

CLEAR is expanding its biometric passenger screening program across America. The company has announced that its system has come to the JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York, and that later this month it’s coming to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. By the end of Q1, the service will also be in place…

Australian Gov’t Aims for Nationwide Biometric Airport Screening by 2020

Australian Gov’t Aims for Nationwide Biometric Airport Screening by 2020

“… the government is looking to use biometric technology for security screening, with facial, iris, and fingerprint recognition being potential modalities.” The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection is looking to move to a 90 percent automated, contactless passenger processing system for the country’s airports, and is aiming to start rolling it out this year, reports The…

Vision-Box Cites Progress in Sint Maarten Airport Upgrade

Vision-Box Cites Progress in Sint Maarten Airport Upgrade

“The system now allows passengers to conduct their own security screening, with the system using facial recognition to match their scanned images to those on their passports.” The airport of a major Caribbean vacation destination, Sint Maarten of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, is getting a biometric upgrade. Vision-Box is providing its technology and expertise…

CLEAR Bulks Up Executive Team to Support Expansion

CLEAR Bulks Up Executive Team to Support Expansion

“In a statement announcing the additions to the team, CLEAR framed them as part of a “major nationwide expansion.”” Biometric security screening specialist CLEAR has dramatically expanded its executive team with five new additions. Todd Edebohls is the company’s new SVP of Corporate Development, having previously held business development roles with Amazon.com and Zocdoc and…

Biometric Best Practices Key to EU Action Plan on Travel Documents

Biometric Best Practices Key to EU Action Plan on Travel Documents

The European Commission has announced a new Action Plan to improve the security of European travel documents. Among the key recommendations is the exchange of best practices with respect to biometric enrollment – an increasingly popular means of identification as Europe continues to struggle to manage an influx of migrants and refugees. Such exchanges will…

Safran Installs Over 50 New Biometric eGates at New Zealand Airports

Safran Installs Over 50 New Biometric eGates at New Zealand Airports

Safran Identity & Security subsidiary Morpho Australasia has installed 51 new generation biometric eGates at the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown airports in New Zealand. Called SmartGates, the kiosks use facial recognition technology to match travelers’ faces against the facial biometric data in their e-passports, helping to automate the passenger screening process. They have been in…

News Roundup: Every Major Modality

News Roundup: Every Major Modality

Last week at FindBiometrics we started to look back on our featured coverage from 2016 as practically every major modality made headlines. Behavioral, fingerprint, face, voice, and iris biometrics—the industry news was truly multimodal and spanned a wide range of applications. Take a look at the top stories in global identity management from the week…

STC Group Celebrates Success at Egypt Security Expo

STC Group Celebrates Success at Egypt Security Expo

Russia-based STC Group is celebrating a successful showing at the recent Defense, Security and Public Safety Technologies Fair and Forum (DSS) in Egypt, which wrapped up at the end of November. Only in its second year, the fair attracted 70,000 visitors, and proved to be a meeting ground for solutions providers and procurement officials from…

Changi Biometric Screening System to Begin Operation in Second Half of 2017

Changi Biometric Screening System to Begin Operation in Second Half of 2017

Safran Identity & Security is providing an update on its efforts to provide biometric passenger identification to Singapore’s Changi airport. As the company announced in the spring of this year, its MorphoPass Biometric Applicant Management System was selected by airport authorities for their Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) project at Terminal 4 of the airport.…

IdentoGO Hits the Road to Promote TSA PreCheck

IdentoGO Hits the Road to Promote TSA PreCheck

“It’s the latest effort to raise the public profile of TSA PreCheck, with IdentoGO having set up numerous temporary enrollment centers across the country over the summer months to help ease the pressure at airports during the busy travel season.” IdentoGO is hitting the road to spread the news about TSA PreCheck, MorphoTrust’s biometric pre-screening…

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Gemalto is going to deploy biometric passenger screening systems at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports, the company has announced. It’s going to implement the systems in collaboration with Automatic Systems. In a statement announcing the project, Gemalto suggested that it’s primarily meant “to increase capacity and improve traveler experience.” The screening will be…

News Roundup: European Biometric Initiatives

News Roundup: European Biometric Initiatives

Last week at FindBiometrics we examined the rise of selfie authentication in biometric FinTech as we continued our November-long featured focus on finance. The industry news, meanwhile, was filled with fingerprint innovations, biometric smart card news, border control, European biometrics initiatives and much, much more. Here’s a look back on the top stories in identity management…

Singaporean Authorities to Add Iris Screening to Land, Sea Border Checkpoints

Singaporean Authorities to Add Iris Screening to Land, Sea Border Checkpoints

The Singaporean government is getting ready to add iris scanning to its biometric border screening arsenal. As Channel News Asia reports, the move comes quickly in the wake of parliamentary approval of new legislation designed to strengthen the country’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Currently, the ICA collects collects the fingerprints of travelers passing through…

INTERPOL Calls for Sharing of Terrorists’ Biometric Data

INTERPOL Calls for Sharing of Terrorists’ Biometric Data

INTERPOL is calling on governments around the world to share the biometric information of known terrorists in order to help improve global security. The call comes via INTERPOL’s General Assembly, which has convened for this week’s 85th ICPO-INTERPOL General Assembly Exhibition in Bali, Indonesia. In a statement, the global police agency said it currently possesses…

French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

The French government has introduced a new executive order mandating the creation of a national biometric ID database, reports Ars Technica UK. The system will contain standard biographic information of French citizens as well as the biometric data contained on citizens’ passports and identity cards, though it won’t contain the biometric data of children under…

Aadhaar Biometric Screening Coming to Bangalore Airport

Aadhaar Biometric Screening Coming to Bangalore Airport

Aadhaar, India’s pioneering national biometric ID program, is expanding its presence in air travel security. As The Economic Times reports, the Bangalore International Airport is preparing to enable Aadhaar-based security screening for travelers. The aim is to make the screening process smoother and more convenient for travelers, with a high-level airport executive explaining that it “should…

Vision-Box Officially Launches Passenger Screening and Analytics Platform

Vision-Box Officially Launches Passenger Screening and Analytics Platform

Vision-Box has officially launched its Orchestra platform, taking a turn in the spotlight at last week’s Future Travel Experience expo in Singapore. The platform first emerged as a biometric security system designed to streamline the passenger screening experience at airports. In that aim, it proved successful, with examples like Vision-Box’s Aruba Happy Flow project helping to…

Manila Airport to Link Biometric Screening to Interpol Databases

Manila Airport to Link Biometric Screening to Interpol Databases

“The system will take photos of all passengers, whether arriving or departing, and will be checked against Interpol’s criminal databases to flag any fugitives.” The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration is planning to install a biometric identification system at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport that will be linked to Interpol databases, reports The Daily Tribune. The…

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…

CBP Awards Vehicle Border Screening Project to Unisys

CBP Awards Vehicle Border Screening Project to Unisys

“Earlier this year, the Unisys provided technology for a biometric screening trial conducted by the CBP at a major US-Mexico land crossing, and it has also helped with biometric screening trials conducted by the CBP at two major airports. “ The US Customs and Border Protection agency has contracted Unisys to help authorities identify the people…

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…

Trustech Announces 2016 Event Program

Trustech Announces 2016 Event Program

The Cartes smart card exhibition has been rebranded under the Trustech umbrella, and will take place starting November 29th, organizers have announced. The event is expected to attract 18,000 attendees from around the world, and will feature big-name speakers including Tesla Motors co-founder and CTO J.B. Straubel and poker star Caspar Berry, among others. There will…

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

A major European IT project will see Accenture, Safran Identity & Security, and Atos collaborate to develop biometric matching for visa applications in the Schengen area. The companies were selected for the project by eu-LISA, the European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems. It’s not the first time eu-LISA has contracted work to Accenture, which teamed…

Hack Attack Could Manipulate Biometric Border Screening: Report

Hack Attack Could Manipulate Biometric Border Screening: Report

Canadian border officials are concerned about potential hack attacks against their biometric databases, according to a new report from The Toronto Star’s Alex Boutilier. The concerns were outlined in a report prepared by Canada Border Services Agency officials for the country’s Public Safety Minister last November. The document outlines multiple digital threats to border security,…

GIS 2016: Crossmatch Unveils Innovative New Mobile Livescan Tech

GIS 2016: Crossmatch Unveils Innovative New Mobile Livescan Tech

Today at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida, biometrics company Crossmatch introduced its newest ten-print sensor technology: a FAP60 thin film transistor (TFT) sensor the company is positioning as a revolutionary innovation in the world of mobile livescan. The FAP60 TFT is being demonstrated at GIS as part of a wireless mobile handheld device.…

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Law Enforcement Biometrics Month in our featured articles section while the industry news brought us headlines from the worlds of border control, mobile device integrations, and physical access control. – Sign up now for the Law Enforcement Biometrics Month Webinar – And spread the news on Twitter: Tweet Here is…

Vision-Box Expands Airport Biometrics Beyond Security Screening to Passenger Analytics

Vision-Box Expands Airport Biometrics Beyond Security Screening to Passenger Analytics

Vision-Box has officially launched Orchestra, an airport enhancement platform based on biometrics. The company made its move at this week’s Future Travel Experience Global 2016 Conference in Las Vegas. The platform was first announced earlier this year ahead of the Passenger Terminal Expo in Cologne, and is based on the technology underlying Vision-Box’s highly successful Aruba…

Vehicle Scanning Border Control System CENTINELA Adds Facial Recognition

Vehicle Scanning Border Control System CENTINELA Adds Facial Recognition

Atos has integrated facial recognition technology into the CENTINELA border control solution offered through its Bull commercial brand. The system is designed to automatically regulate cross-border vehicular traffic by scanning vehicles’ license plates. Now, it can automatically match the related vehicular information to its driver via facial biometric capture, allowing it to identify when a given…

Australian Biometric Airport Screening Project Completed

Australian Biometric Airport Screening Project Completed

Vision-Box is celebrating a big milestone: Its Automated Border Control (ABC) technology is now live at all of Australia’s major airports. As in similar deployments elsewhere in the world, Vision-Box’s system here uses facial recognition to match citizens’ faces as scanned at the ABC e-gates to the corresponding biometric data on their passports. In other words,…

Russia Demands Biometric Airport Security Before Resumption of Egypt Flights

Russia Demands Biometric Airport Security Before Resumption of Egypt Flights

After a long hiatus, Russia is willing to resume flights to Egypt, but the government wants biometric security in Egyptian airports, according to a report from Daily News Egypt. The planes stopped flying last year in the wake of a deadly terror attack against a Russian flight out of Egypt that killed all 224 passengers…

Biometrics News Roundup: Facial Recognition and Biometric Wearables

Biometrics News Roundup: Facial Recognition and Biometric Wearables

Last week at FindBiometrics we saw a variety of facial recognition stories that illustrated the many complicated facets of the modality in action while fingerprint biometrics made prominent headlines. We saw big picture cybersecurity news too, as biometric wearables and border control rounded out our industry coverage. Here’s a look back on the biggest stories in biometrics…

Biometric ID Project for Fishing Workers Behind Schedule

Biometric ID Project for Fishing Workers Behind Schedule

A project to equip India’s coastal fishing workers with biometric ID cards is once again facing delays, reports The Times of India. It’s a largely a security effort, with the country’s security forces seeking to prevent potential terror attacks originating from the sea. The idea is to equip all Indian fishing workers with biometric ID…

ASEAN Countries Agree to Share Terrorists’ Biometric Data

ASEAN Countries Agree to Share Terrorists’ Biometric Data

Multiple countries in Southeast Asia will share the biometric data of known terrorists to improve security in the region, reports Singapore’s Today. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and other countries agreed on the approach at this week’s International Meeting on Counter-Terrorism in Bali, which took place alongside the Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit, an event that featured delegates from other states…

Malaysia to Thailand: Biometric Data Sharing Key to Dual Citizenship Efforts

Malaysia to Thailand: Biometric Data Sharing Key to Dual Citizenship Efforts

Officials in Malaysia and Thailand are working on a plan to allow dual citizenship, but biometric data is a key issue to be resolved, reports Malay Mail Online. Malaysia’s leadership wants Thailand to share citizens’ biometric data. In calling for the data, Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, framed it in national…

IdentoGO Taking Appointments for Forthcoming PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO Taking Appointments for Forthcoming PreCheck Enrollment Centers

Temporary IdentoGO enrollment centers in Houston and Minneapolis are scheduled to open August 23rd. They will remain open until the 27th. IdentoGO is now taking appointments for its forthcoming temporary enrollment centers in Houston and Minneapolis. It’s part of a larger effort to meet demand for enrollment in TSA PreCheck, the biometric pre-screening program available…

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.…

IdentoGO Announces Several New Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO Announces Several New Temporary TSA PreCheck Enrollment Centers

IdentoGO continues to roll out its temporary enrollment centers for TSA PreCheck. The aim is to get more people signed up for the pre-screening program enabling expedited, biometric passenger processing at participating airports. IdentoGO has seen rising interest in the program during this year’s busy travel season, and it opening its new temporary enrollment centers…

Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Terrorism, Migration Concerns Driving Border Authorities to Biometrics: Acuity

Increasing concerns about terrorism and mass migration are helping to drive government adoption of biometric border screening, reports Acuity Market Intelligence. The market research firm says that there are currently about 690 million biometric ePassports and 390 million biometric visas in circulation around the world; meanwhile over two billion biometric national IDs are also in…

News Roundup: What’s Next For Voice and Speech Recognition?

News Roundup: What’s Next For Voice and Speech Recognition?

Last week at FindBiometrics we featured an interview with Opus Research lead analyst and founder Dan Miller while voice and speech biometrics, forensics, payments tech, and more filled out the industry news headlines. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: What’s Next For Voice and Speech Recognition Opus…

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