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News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared for our first expert webinar of 2017, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape, scheduled for this Wednesday, as facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry headlines. Border control was in the news too, along with financial biometrics, as stories had us talking about identity tech…

Netverify Authentication System Adopted by Free2Move

Netverify Authentication System Adopted by Free2Move

Jumio has announced that its Netverify authentication system will be used by Free2Move, a Europe-based mobile app designed to aggregate car-sharing services like Zipcar and Car2Go onto one platform so that users can see all available options in an area. Jumio’s Trusted Identity as a Service system will be used to verify the identities and…

Microsoft Highlights Availability of Face-Scanning Computers

Microsoft Highlights Availability of Face-Scanning Computers

Microsoft is highlighting the availability of computer devices supporting Windows Hello authentication via face recognition in a new blog post. The company points to 10 offerings, ranging from the Dell Inspiron 5000, a 2-in-1 convertible tablet device, to the Samsung Notebook 9 laptop. They all feature the infrared sensor technology needed for Windows 10’s facial…

MorphoTrak Offers WVU Free Access to Cloud Platform

MorphoTrak Offers WVU Free Access to Cloud Platform

Safran Identity & Security subsidiary MorphoTrak is going to provide West Virginia University with access to its MorphoCloud platform, gratis, the company has announced. The platform provides cloud-based access to biometric services like facial recognition, and fingerprint and palm print matching. Along with access to the service, MorphoTrak is providing WVU with training support. In…

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC Plans Extensive Participation in Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC will showcase its technologies and deliver multiple presentations at the upcoming Enterprise Connect 2017 conference. The company has announced that its activities will revolve around the theme of “Delivering on the Smart Enterprise”. Among the solutions to be showcased by the company are its Virtual Receptionist system, which uses the company’s NeoFace Welcome facial…

Innovatrics’ Facial Recognition Tech Goes Mobile

Innovatrics’ Facial Recognition Tech Goes Mobile

“The system arrives at a time when financial services institutions and other organizations are increasingly turning to mobile biometrics for user authentication.” Innovatrics has brought its facial recognition technology to the mobile sector, announcing a new ‘selfie login’ system called IFace 3.0 Mobile. The company says its system is able to complete the facial recognition…

Saltrex Selects Jumio’s Netverify For Customer Authentication

Saltrex Selects Jumio’s Netverify For Customer Authentication

Saltrex, an online, business-to-business auction platform, has selected Jumio’s Netverify platform for customer authentication. The Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service platform will be used to ensure that bidders and auctioneers are who they say they are, helping Saltrex to meet Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer requirements. Using the document reading capability recently added…

Upgraded SentiVeillance SDK Enables Facial Recognition on 10 Camera Feeds with One PC

Upgraded SentiVeillance SDK Enables Facial Recognition on 10 Camera Feeds with One PC

Neurotechnology has announced an upgraded version of its SentiVeillance SDK. Version 6.0 allows for the use of facial recognition on up to 10 surveillance feeds simultaneously using just one computer, and adds a GPU to help increase the speed of its scanning. It also allows users to dynamically adjust the system to focus more on…

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

Philippines Banking App Uses Daon Biometrics Tech for Authentication

“…with the remarkable success of its IdentityX deployment in the mobile app of American bank USAA, Daon has gone on to work with heavyweights like Mastercard and has become one of the most notable success stories of the mobile biometrics revolution.” Daon‘s mobile biometrics technology has found its way into a big new deployment in the…

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Is Selfie Authentication Coming to Samsung Pay?

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will not only use facial recognition for device unlocking, but will also link it to transaction verification on Samsung Pay, reports Bloomberg Technology. The news follows recent reports indicating that Samsung was planning to complement the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone‘s iris scanning functionality with facial recognition, in an effort to improve…

Facial Biometric Screening Coming to Iceland Airport

Facial Biometric Screening Coming to Iceland Airport

Germany-based Secunet has won a contract to deploy its biometric eGates in Iceland’s Keflavik airport, the company has announced. The aim is to improve efficiency in traveler processing, with Keflavik being a popular stopover for flights between North America and Europe. Secunet’s eGates will automatically scan passengers’ electronic passports, comparing the embedded biometric data against live…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

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…

NEC To Showcase Facial Recognition, Smart City Tech at CeBIT

NEC To Showcase Facial Recognition, Smart City Tech at CeBIT

NEC will be an exhibitor at this year’s CeBIT digital business expo, the company has announced. In a statement, NEC said it will show off solutions based on AI, cloud, and Internet of Things technologies, and that offer smart city and public safety applications. The company also said it invites attendees to visit its stand…

Is Apple Really Going To Implement Facial Recognition on the Next iPhone?

Is Apple Really Going To Implement Facial Recognition on the Next iPhone?

“All told, the patent can be taken as a strong hint that Apple is indeed pursuing facial recognition for its next iPhone, as rumored.” Apple has filed a new patent application for a system entitled “Locking and unlocking a mobile device using facial recognition”. As AppleInsider reports, the filing builds on a couple of previously…

USAA App a Premiere Success Story of the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

USAA App a Premiere Success Story of the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

Almost half of USAA’s mobile users are taking advantage of biometric authentication to log in on their phones, reports San Antonio Business Journal. The technology comes by way of Daon and its IdentityX platform, offering users the choice to authenticate via fingerprint scan, or facial or voice recognition. USAA, a bank focused on serving the…

Dermalog Emphasizes Speed of Biometric Tech Ahead of CeBIT 2017

Dermalog Emphasizes Speed of Biometric Tech Ahead of CeBIT 2017

Hamburg-based biometric technology developer Dermalog is highlighting the sophistication of its solutions ahead of the CeBIT digital business exhibition, where the company will showcase its wares. While Dermalog was keen to emphasize how its LF10 fingerprint scanner was helping authorities to manage the refugee crisis at last year’s CeBIT, this year it is placing a…

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC Gets Top Ranking in Latest NIST Facial Recognition Test

NEC’s facial recognition technology has once again come in first in National Institute of Standards and Technology testing. The company’s technology attained the top ranking in NIST’s most recent Face in Video Evaluation, or FIVE, testing, which assesses the performance of technologies designed to capture in real time the facial biometrics of walking subjects. In…

Vision-Box’s Seamless Gateway System Offers Passive Biometric Passenger Screening at Airports

Vision-Box’s Seamless Gateway System Offers Passive Biometric Passenger Screening at Airports

Vision-Box has announced the next step in its pioneering airport screening automation technology: Seamless Gateway, a system offering passive biometric identification of passengers. The system was announced at this week’s Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam and in partnership with the Netherlands’ Schiphol airport. Vison-Box and Schiphol first announced that they were working together on a…

Safran Unveils MorphoFACE Biometric Scanner

Safran Unveils MorphoFACE Biometric Scanner

“The company has demonstrated its prowess in this area before, from the similarly named MorphoFace Investigate facial recognition solution for police to the Selfie-Check facial authentication system for mobile devices.” Safran Identity & Security has unveiled MorphoFACE — a new facial biometrics solution for security applications at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo. The new solution is…

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Multimodal Biometric Screening Coming to All Singapore Checkpoints

Singapore’s Changi Airport is on a course for multi-modal biometric screening, reports The Straits Times. The airport already uses fingerprint-based passenger identification, but will soon introduce facial and iris scanning. Such biometric scans will be enabled through Terminal 4, or “T4”, which is scheduled to open toward the end of this year, and will employ what…

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

News Roundup: The Launch of Aadhaar Pay

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to take a deep dive into the evolving world of connectivity and biometrics with our Mobile Biometrics Month 2017 coverage. The industry news was filled with more fingerprint innovation as we posted our recent interview with FPC CEO Christian Fredrikson, and the week’s headlines were rounded out with the…

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Face Recognition Added to Galaxy S8 Biometric Arsenal

Samsung is planning to incorporate facial recognition into the forthcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone, reports The Korea Economic Daily. The feature will complement iris scanning in the device’s overall biometric authentication process. While Samsung had previously been keen to push the enhanced security of iris scanning on its aborted Note7 smartphone last year, a company official…

Brisbane Airport Deploys SITA Biometric Screening System

Brisbane Airport Deploys SITA Biometric Screening System

Australia’s Brisbane Airport has become the first in Australia to implement SITA Smart Path, a biometric and automated passenger screening solution. The process is simple. Travelers present their passenger information at the SITA Smart Path kiosk, and then proceed through an automated gate, undergoing a facial recognition scan that links them to their passport and…

IP Security Platform Integrates IMID Biometrics

IP Security Platform Integrates IMID Biometrics

FST Biometrics has teamed up with Genetec to bring its In Motion Identification (IMID) technology to the Genetec Security Center. Combining facial recognition with behavioral biometrics, FST’s IMID solution has seen numerous access control deployments, allowing for the passive authentication of individuals as they approach entry points. The Genetec Security Center, meanwhile, is an IP…

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

News Roundup: Fingerprints Are All Over MWC 2017

Last week FindBiometrics was reporting live from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), along with our sister site Mobile ID World. The conference was filled to the brim with big fingerprint biometrics news, while elsewhere in the industry we reported on national ID, enterprise applications, and contactless modalities. Take a look back on the…

Samsung SDS Wins GLOMO Award With Biometrics

Samsung SDS Wins GLOMO Award With Biometrics

Samsung SDS is celebrating its big win at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The Korea-based company won a Global Mobile Award (or ‘Glomo’ Award) in the category of Best Mobile Security or Anti-Fraud Solution, for its Samsung Mobile Security Management Suite. The platform brings biometric authentication to enterprise mobile management, supporting voice, fingerprint, and facial…

Study: Facial Recognition Tech Accuracy Deteriorates with Age of Subjects

Study: Facial Recognition Tech Accuracy Deteriorates with Age of Subjects

The accuracy of facial recognition technologies decreases as a subject ages, according to new research from Michigan State University. The MSU researchers sought to assess how effectively contemporary facial recognition systems can match a face that has aged over an extended period, testing the technology against mug shot images for about 23,600 individuals. The researchers…

New Infrared LEDs Designed for Facial, Iris Scanning on Mobile

New Infrared LEDs Designed for Facial, Iris Scanning on Mobile

Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced two new infrared LEDs designed to facilitate iris and facial recognition on mobile devices. The Oslux SFH 4787S is designed to emit its infrared light at a special angled direction in order to align with the mobile device’s camera, helping to ensure that the subject’s iris is illuminated evenly. The…

Uni-ID Technology Brings Safran Facial Recognition to Authentication Platform

Uni-ID Technology Brings Safran Facial Recognition to Authentication Platform

Safran Identity & Security‘s facial recognition technology has been integrated into Uni-ID Technology’s authentication platform, the companies have announced. Uni-ID is a China-based Lenovo subsidiary offering authentication solutions to organizations ranging from banks to ISPs. Its head, Henry Chai, happens to be the Chair of FIDO’s China Working Group, and as such is naturally interested…

Mastercard Study Shows Consumer Interest in Biometric mPayments Security

Mastercard Study Shows Consumer Interest in Biometric mPayments Security

“According to the report, 43 percent of the consumers analyzed in the study “expressed interest in biometrics and other forms of authentication” to improve digital payments security, and 51 percent of those conversations were driven by advancements in facial and fingerprint recognition.” Together with PRIME Research and Synthesio, Mastercard has been listening in on some…

MWC 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Features EyeLock Biometrics

MWC 2017: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Features EyeLock Biometrics

EyeLock’s iris recognition technology has been integrated into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. EyeLock and Qualcomm are teaming up to show off mobile iris scanning technology at this week’s Mobile World Congress. The former’s iris recognition technology has been integrated into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The chip’s new Secure Camera feature supports both facial…

News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

News Roundup: Preparing For MWC 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month-long examination of healthcare biometrics as the industry prepared to head to Barcelona for this week’s Mobile World Congress where we will be reporting live coverage. The industry news featured its share of privacy-focused headlines, in the meantime, while stories on fingerprint biometrics, facial recognition, and national ID rounded out…

Safran Brings Liveness Detection to Selfie-Check System

Safran Brings Liveness Detection to Selfie-Check System

Safran Identity & Security has announced a new version of its Selfie-Check software development kit that offers improved liveness detection. Based on facial recognition, the mobile system now prompts the user to turn their head left, right, up, or down during the authentication process. In so doing, it prevents would-be hackers from using static images…

MePIN Will Showcase Upgraded Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at MWC

MePIN Will Showcase Upgraded Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at MWC

Finland-based MePIN/Meontrust Inc. is going to show off an upgraded version of its Mobile Connect Smartphone App Authenticator at next week’s Mobile World Congress, the company has announced. Available for iOS and Android, the app is designed to offer easy Mobile Connect integration, allowing MNOs to leverage MePIN’s mobile user enrollment and authentication capabilities with…

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID Adds Eye Biometrics to Web Service

BioID has added eye biometrics to its BioID Web Service via a new beta test. The service already supported fingerprint and facial recognition, allowing web developers to leverage mobile biometric authentication via the BioID Connect mobile app. Soon, they’ll also be able to user periocular biometrics – eye lashes, brows, wrinkles in the skin around the…

ImageWare to Showcase SAP HANA Cloud Integration at MWC

ImageWare to Showcase SAP HANA Cloud Integration at MWC

ImageWare and SAP will show off the integration of the former’s GoVerifyID biometric identity solution into the SAP HANA Cloud Platform at next week’s Mobile World Congress event. The integration was first announced late last summer. It enables multi-modal biometric authentication for applications running on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, leveraging fingerprint, facial, and voice…

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

INTERVIEW: Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management, Tascent

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joey Pritikin, VP Marketing and Product Management at Tascent. The conversation begins with a review of Tascent’s history before shifting to an in depth look at the company’s InSight One and Tascent M6 multimodal biometrics solutions. The following interview provides an expert view of the…

Apple Buys Face Biometrics Company RealFace

Apple Buys Face Biometrics Company RealFace

Apple has acquired an Israel-based facial recognition company. Called RealFace, the company was founded in 2014 and is thought to employ no more than ten people; it was purchased for somewhere around two million dollars, according to speculation. The startup was working on technology that would replace password-based login on smartphones with biometric authentication via…

ID Verification Specialist to Integrate MorphoTrust Biometric Tech

ID Verification Specialist to Integrate MorphoTrust Biometric Tech

“It’s an area that is certainly not unfamiliar to MorphoTrust technology, with the company being a major provider of government-issued identity documents, and also bringing its biometric authentication technology to cutting-edge mobile ID projects.” MorphoTrust has teamed up with Boston-based Confirm Inc. to integrate its biometric authentication technologies into the latter’s commercial document verification and…

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

News Roundup: Healthcare Biometrics Month & HIMSS 2017

Last week at FindBiometrics our Healthcare Biometrics Month coverage continued as we prepared for this week’s HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida. The industry news was filled with big contactless modality news too, while we saw innovations in IoT ID and biometric border control. Here’s a look back on all of last week’s top stories in…

You Can Finally Track Lemurs With Facial Recognition

You Can Finally Track Lemurs With Facial Recognition

Researchers are hoping that facial recognition could be used to help study lemurs and ultimately assist in conservation efforts for the endangered animals, reports MSU Today. It turns out that the same principles of biometric identification used to identify humans can also be applied to lemurs – and now they have. Renowned biometrics expert Anil…

NextGate to Upgrade NHS Scotland Patient ID System

NextGate to Upgrade NHS Scotland Patient ID System

NextGate has won a contract with NHS National Services Scotland to upgrade the national healthcare service’s patient identity management system. The company will upgrade NHS Scotland’s Community Health Index to its MatchMetrix EMPI (Enterprise Master Patient Index) platform, which will take over the issuance of healthcare ID numbers for Scottish citizens. The platform will support…

EU Funds Cutting-Edge Biometric Border Screening Technologies

EU Funds Cutting-Edge Biometric Border Screening Technologies

The European Union is funding cutting-edge biometric screening projects that could reduce friction and wait times at the border while enhancing security, reports Horizon. One is MOBILEPASS, a project headed by the Austrian Institute of Technology, which has developed a handheld device that can scan faces and fingerprints using a built-in camera, comparing data obtained…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Biometrics Fighting Health Fraud

Biometrics in healthcare are on the rise according to the most recent market forecasts. According to Grand View Research, a surge in demand for biometric identity management solutions for healthcare has emerged from an increase in medical identity theft. The increased digitization of healthcare that has resulted from the needs of the Affordable Care Act…

Nuance-BioCatch Partnership Reflects Rise of Behavioral Biometrics

Nuance-BioCatch Partnership Reflects Rise of Behavioral Biometrics

“Nuance says the solution has already helped one major UK bank reduce account takeover by 59 percent within 30 days of its implementation…” Nuance is integrating BioCatch‘s behavioral biometrics technology into its platform, the companies have announced. The aim is to boost the fraud detection capability of the Nuance Security Suite, which is primarily based…

IMID Integrated Into Symmetry Access Control Platform

IMID Integrated Into Symmetry Access Control Platform

FST Biometrics‘ IMID biometric identification system has been integrated into AMAG’s Symmetry access control platform. The move could significantly extend the market presence of IMID, which uses a combination of facial recognition and behavioral biometrics to automatically identify subjects. In a statement announcing the integration, FST asserted that AMAG’s Symmetry solution is FICAM, FIPS-201, and…

MePIN Platform Gets Facial Recognition

MePIN Platform Gets Facial Recognition

MePIN/Meontrust Inc. has brought additional biometric security technology to its eponymous authentication platform. While MePIN already facilitated biometric authentication via mobile fingerprint scanning, it now offers facial recognition for added security. One iteration of this feature, dubbed User Recognition, uses facial biometrics to ensure that a preregistered user is the person authorizing a payment; the other,…

Worldcore Adds BioID Facial Recognition to Platform

Worldcore Adds BioID Facial Recognition to Platform

“It isn’t the first time Worldcore has turned to biometrics for customer authentication, with the company’s platform having employed voice recognition from the outset.” Digital banking solutions provider Worldcore has integrated facial biometrics security into its platform. Called FaceKey, the system allows users to authenticate for online services via facial recognition. The technology comes by way…

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

Healthcare Biometrics Month 2017: Applications Outside of EHR

February is Healthcare Month at FindBiometrics. Last week we started our focused coverage with a primer on this month-long topic, and it became clear that the most visible area of application for biometrics in the health space is patient ID and electronic health records. But biometrics do have uses beyond properly managing patients, cutting down…

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