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Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Sometimes when we talk about technologies that can vastly improve real life experiences, especially ones that involve futuristic-feeling technology like biometrics, it helps to have real life examples. The promises of biometric border control, particularly in airports, seem almost too good to be true: convenience without the sacrifice of security. The thing is, these promises…

Morpho Fingerprint Biometrics Score First Place in 2014 MINEX Benchmark

Morpho Fingerprint Biometrics Score First Place in 2014 MINEX Benchmark

Yesterday, Morpho (Safran) announced that its fingerprint matching technology took the top spot in NIST’s ongoing MINEX test. MINEX, which stands for Minutiae Interoperability Exchange, is a test that is mandated to offer performance and interoperability metrics of biometric templates and matching capabilities. More than 30 companies were evaluated as part of this MINEX benchmark…

Germany’s Biometric Border Control – Interview with Georg Hasse of secunet

Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Georg Hasse, Senior Product Manager, Portfolio Electronic Identities at secunet. The conversation deals with secunet’s mission as a biometrics company, its products, and how its technologies are helping Germany achieve automated border control.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Many Modalities and Border Control

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Many Modalities and Border Control

This week at FindBiometrics multiple modalities were all over the industry news while we continued to explore biometric border control in the featured articles section. Here is what the identity management industry was talking about this week: Fingerprints This week fingerprints were all over the news. From a biometric solution in healthcare that helps first responders…

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

London City Airport has installed five new gates using facial recognition technology. The ePassport gates are intended to both increase security and to provide a faster, automated route through security screening for passengers. It’s part of a larger-scale rollout of the technology throughout the country; at the moment, there are 109 such gates at 18…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

The prospect of travelling by air may have one time, long ago, held some amount of excitement for travelers. In a bygone era that some might call more innocent or possibly naive, the experience of boarding an airplane might have held dignity, convenience and something resembling novelty. I don’t know. I have not lived in…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

This past week has been incredibly big for the identity management industry, particularly in terms of the commerce vertical markets. With the Money20/20 conference showing a massive uptick in biometrics-based presentations, announcements and exhibitions it is clear that the mainstream financial community is ready to embrace strong authentication. Meanwhile, FindBiometrics has entered Biometric Border Control…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Primer

Biometric Border Control Month: The Primer

November is Biometric Border Control Month here at FindBiometrics, and to start off (as usual) here is a handy primer to get you up to speed on the topic. Border control is an interesting vertical when it comes to identity management markets, in that it encompasses a wide range of biometric applications. Access control, remote…

Introducing the New Face of Crossmatch: Interview with Richard Agostinelli

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to get the whole scoop on Crossmatch’s new brand identity in an interview with company CEO Richard Agostinelli. The conversation touches on the ideas behind the new identity, some new products from Crossmatch and what 2015 holds for the company.

Automated Passport Control Boom Brings Convenience to Three More Airports

Automated Passport Control Boom Brings Convenience to Three More Airports

Biometric border control solutions are booming on a global scale. One of the biggest topics that we’ve covered at FindBiometrics this year has been in regard to the growing automated border control eGates and kiosks market, which has been projected by Acuity Market Intelligence as on track to reach $1.2 billion by 2020. The evidence…

INTERPOL Embraces P3s in Pursuit of Security Tech Solutions

INTERPOL Embraces P3s in Pursuit of Security Tech Solutions

INTERPOL, the international police organization, has launched an initiative inviting private-sector companies to help find more advanced policing solutions. Dubbed the Strategic Partners Programme, the initiative is the product of INTERPOL World, a new biennial conference organized by the global policing body. In a press release, the organization noted that the inaugural event will place…

Canadian Biometrics Firm to Beef Up India’s Security

Canadian Biometrics Firm to Beef Up India’s Security

Canadian firm Invixium Access Inc. will provide biometric technology to India’s Ingram Micro India Ltd. for wide distribution in the Southeast Asian country, according to TechVorm’s Jatinder Paul Singh. Ingram Micro India will channel Invixium’s IXM product line through its domestic partners. With its potentially destabilizing inequality and border security issues, India has been displaying a strong…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Last week at Find Biometrics we continued our month long examination of law enforcement biometrics while mobility held on to its top spot as a fixture of identity management news thanks to the persistent and strong hype generated by Apple. Meanwhile border control, access control and privacy concerns in the NBA rounded out an exciting…

The Role of Biometrics In Containing Ebola

The Role of Biometrics In Containing Ebola

The spread of Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a terrifying topic in the news. As the deadly microbe continues to spread from person to person in affected regions of West Africa and beyond, with confirmed cases in Dallas, and Madrid, the world is looking for viable solutions for containing Ebola and those who have come in…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news spanned everything from physical access control to a Canadian bank that is embracing fingerprint and voice authentication for its mobile app. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we entered Law Enforcement Biometrics Month with a review of how strong authentication and identification tech is catching crooks and keeping…

Singapore Government Turns an Eye Towards Iris Scanning

Singapore Government Turns an Eye Towards Iris Scanning

Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that it’s looking into the possibility of introducing biometric iris-scanning technology as a complement to their current security apparatuses at airports and other such travel facilities, according to a new AsiaOne Travel article by Hoe Pei Shan. The ICA is asking potential vendors to submit their proposals…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

University Of Windsor Looking To Improve Fingerprint Biometrics

University Of Windsor Looking To Improve Fingerprint Biometrics

According to a story reported by CBC News, University of Windsor researchers are working towards improving the method through which fingerprints are scanned in law enforcement, military and border control situations. The goal of the project is to create a scanner that can successfully capture fingerprint images on subjects that have had their digits damaged either…

Biometrics to Expedite Miami Airport Experience

Automated border control solutions are on the rise across the globe, with recent analysis predicting that airports are expected to spend more than $2.2 billion globally on ABC eGates and kiosks between 2014 and 2018. Europe is set to dominate the market share,but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing this growth in the United…

Interview: Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had the chance to interview Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The conversation begins with an examination of the big changes that the facial recognition market has faced in recent years, the increasing growth FaceFirst is seeing in the mobile markets and what we can expect from the company in the near future.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

This past week FindBiometrics was in Tampa, covering Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit from the ground floor. That didn’t mean it was a week without the regular industry news though, with product launches, partnerships, contract announcements and research reports all making their way onto our radar. Monday was the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

On Tuesday, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

Facial recognition supplier FaceFirst has announced that its biometric solutions currently deployed in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport are expanding into the facility’s Terminal Muelle Norte (the North Terminal). Initially implemented at the airport in 2011, FaceFirst’s facial recognition system provides Tocumen International with the ability to facilitate the capture multiple Interpol suspects as well as national…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

This past week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Biometrics Month, hosted a webinar on privacy with the IBIA and checked in with the verticals as time quickly counted down to the upcoming festivities in Tampa. In these final days leading up to Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit in Tampa Florida, we will…

Interview with John Mears, Director of the IBIA

Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with IBIA director John Mears about US biometric entry and exit. The conversation previews an upcoming IBIA document concerning exit and entry processing over the past several years, the importance of biometrics at the border and the public’s learning curve when it comes to automated systems.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: FBI Preserves Historical Biometrics

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought our summer event – The Road to Biometrics UnPlugged – to a close in the featured articles section while announcements started to roll in regarding what to expect during the Global Identity Summit in Tampa this September. On top of that we had product announcements, new performance milestones…

Vision-Box Providing Denmark With Biometric Enrollment and Border Control Solutions

Vision-Box Providing Denmark With Biometric Enrollment and Border Control Solutions

Vision-Box, a provider of automated border control solutions, is known for its optimistic outlook on biometric automated border control, particularly when it comes to streamlining the passenger check-in experience in airports. Today, Vision-Box released an announcement stating that it will be spreading this convenient and secure experience to Denmark, enabling more than just easy and…

MorphoTrust USA Opens Several New Enrollment Centers

MorphoTrust USA Opens Several New Enrollment Centers

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) – a provider of identity solutions in the United States – has been an active collaborator with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Thanks to the increasing interest in biometric border control solutions, including pre-approved travel screening programs, that collaboration has put MorphoTrust in the news frequently as of late. Earlier this week…

Interview with Sunil Kolhekar, President and CEO of manageID

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill (FB), recently had a chance to interview Sunil Kolhekar, president and CEO of manageID (SK). The conversation starts off with an overview of the company and its solutions, going on to describe deployments around the world and what lies in store for manageID in the near future.

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

We are nearly one month away from Biometrics UnPlugged in Tampa, Florida. All summer we have been shedding the spotlight on major topics in identity management. In June we featured ideas in next generation biometric and mobile commerce, now, one month away from the major industry event, we are turning our lens to privacy. Last…

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Global Security News (GSN) has recently announced the recipients of its Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and among the winners is Iris ID. The iris biometrics company has been named the winner in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility. GSN’s managing partner and CEO, Adrian Courtenay, comments: “Iris ID has proved itself to be…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Performance Tests and Certifications

This week in biometrics industry news we saw a lot of reports coming in concerning face, voice and finger-based biometrics, many of which had to do with performance testing and certification. In the featured articles section, we continued down the Road To Biometrics UnPlugged, now in week three of our summer event leading up the…

Biometric Solutions From Cross Match Now Offered on G-Cloud

Biometric Solutions From Cross Match Now Offered on G-Cloud

This morning, Cross Match Technologies announced that its biometric identity management solutions are now available through the UK’s G-Cloud CloudStore. The select products available have applications in law enforcement, mobile ID and border control. The move is in support of the UK government’s initiative to bring IT all across the public sector, changing the way…

Half the World’s Population To Have National eID Card In Five Years Time

Half the World’s Population To Have National eID Card In Five Years Time

Today, Acuity Market Intelligence has released forecasts from a new report, “The Global National eID Industry Report: 2014 Edition.” The numbers cover the period between 2013 and 2018, indicating that during that time National Electronic ID (eID) programs will generate $54 billion in revenue. “In five years time, half of the world’s population will have…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A Truly Multi-Modal Week

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A Truly Multi-Modal Week

This week at findBIOEMTRICS we brought Multi-Modal Month to a close, but you wouldn’t know it taking a look at the industry news section. For a month dedicated to the diversity of biometrics, identity management solutions and their applications, the final week of June was truly emblematic of the theme. We started the week with…

U.S. Senate Allocates $249 Million To Office of Biometric Identity Management

U.S. Senate Allocates $249 Million To Office of Biometric Identity Management

On Tuesday, the U.S Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved funding legislation for the fiscal year of 2015. The total funding rings in at $47.2 billion, with slices going towards border control and the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM). This newly approved number is $643 million above the previous…

Travelers Across The Globe Say Yes To Biometric Border Control

Travelers Across The Globe Say Yes To Biometric Border Control

A recent report from Accenture has shown that the majority of citizens surveyed in six countries – Australia, France, Germany, the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom – are willing to share their biometric data when travelling across international borders. Eighty-nine percent of the 3,000 respondents support biometric border control. The statistic is made…

Six New Biometric Enrollment Centers Added By MorphoTrust To US Airports

Six New Biometric Enrollment Centers Added By MorphoTrust To US Airports

If you’ve been keeping up with findBIOMETRICS over the past few months, you will have noticed an increasing trend in the industry news: articles about biometric border control solutions are increasing in frequency. This is to be expected, recent research has shown that border control markets, specifically those that deal in automated security checkpoints, are…

Dutch ID Documents Get Biometric Upgrade From Morpho

Dutch ID Documents Get Biometric Upgrade From Morpho

“This has enabled us to design highly secure biometric documents that meet the government’s specific needs while complying with strict industry standards.” In order to provide greater protection against fraud, the Dutch government has been working closely with Morpho (Safran), developing next generation secure biometric travel documents and identity cards. The new IDs incorporate the…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Border Control, Biometric Payment and Multi-Modal Month

This past week at findBIOMETRICS was filled with a diverse selection of news, a nice convenience considering that the wide range of topics, applications and technologies is the focus of our first ever Multi-Modal Month. We saw some leadership changes at Precise Biometrics, a number of border control stories, the birth of a new company,…

Multi-Modal Month – Week 3: 4 Vertical Markets Ready For Multi-Factor

As we explored in last week’s Multi-Modal Month feature article, combining biometric factors can greatly bolster security without having to sacrifice much (if anything) in terms of convenience. With innovations in cloud technology and an increasing level of availability in terms of biometric hardware and software, multi-factor authentication is becoming a lot more appealing in the…

Biometric Border Control From CLEAR To Launch In Las Vegas Airport

If you’re just tuning in to the discussion of automated border control, you should know that the market is in the midst of a growth period. According to recent research published by Acuity Market Intelligence, the global market for Automated Border Control eGates and kiosks will exceed $1.2 billion in annual revenue by 2020, growing…

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Automated border control solutions, made possible by biometric capture technology, are growing in popularity all over the world, especially in Europe. It’s no surprise either, the passenger experience has been far from ideal for well over a decade as a demand for increased security has taken its toll on travelers in the name of safety.…

Brazilian Airport to Use Biometric Border Control By August

Brazilian Airport to Use Biometric Border Control By August

Come August, travelers passing through São Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos (GRU Airport) that are over the age of 18 and have an electronic passport will be in full control of their in-terminal experience. This is thanks to the automated border control eGates being installed in terminals two and three at GRU, which will leverage…

Multi-Modal Month – Week Two: The Power of Multiple Factors

It’s Multi-Modal Month here at findBIOMETRICS: a celebration of the diversity in today’s biometric technology. Last week we looked at the many modes of biometric identity in our week-one Primer. This week we are going to examine the benefits and applications of combining authentication factors. It stands to reason that if biometrics are stronger than…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Healthcare, Airports and Biometric Software

This week at findBIOMETRICS we put a close to Biometric Software Month, took another in-depth look at the automated border control eGate market and reported on healthcare deployments, physical access and innovations in fingerprint technology. On Wednesday, in a webinar presented in association with Acuity Market Intelligence, Maxine Most took us through the second part…

Gemalto Scores Biometric ePassport Program in Moldova

Gemalto Scores Biometric ePassport Program in Moldova

The Republic of Moldova has selected Gemalto to supply the nation with next generation ePassports. The contract was awarded by the Center for State Information Resources and will see the company providing not just the secure documents, but also integration services support during the issuance process. This is a multi-year deal beginning this summer. The…

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