facial recognition

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…

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

News Roundup: Liveness Detection, Public Perception

Last week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey, looking into the state of liveness detection and the public perception of biometrics. The industry news, meanwhile, spanned a wide range of modalities and applications—from fingerprints to face recognition, and financial services to enterprise ID—while we geared…

Biometric Upgrade Coming To iPhone 8: Report

Biometric Upgrade Coming To iPhone 8: Report

The next iPhone is going to have some sophisticated biometric technologies, according to a new report from the Cowen and Company investment firm. As Business Insider reports, the investment firm cites its own “field work” studying Apple’s supply chain in asserting that the iPhone 8 will feature “some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a…

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

NEC Bringing Biometrics, AI & 5G Tech to MWC 2017

“Such solutions include those in its NEC WISE artificial intelligence line, which features technologies based on facial and fingerprint recognition, among other technologies.” NEC has been hard at work on new IoT and AI solutions for businesses and governments, and will be showing them off at a couple of big events this winter. To start, NEC’s own…

Suprema to Unveil ‘World’s Fastest’ Facial Recognition Tech at Intersec 2017

Suprema to Unveil ‘World’s Fastest’ Facial Recognition Tech at Intersec 2017

“Suprema says the terminal can perform 3,000 matches per second, reflecting a 300 percent increase over the speed of the original FaceStation.” Suprema plans to attend next week’s Intersec 2017 trade fair on security, safety, and fire protection, where it will unveil a major new biometric security solution – FaceStation 2. It’s a sequel to…

InnerCore Integrates Face, Voice Authentication Via Sensory’s TrulySecure

InnerCore Integrates Face, Voice Authentication Via Sensory’s TrulySecure

Digital security firm InnerCore has integrated Sensory Inc.‘s TrulySecure technology into its solutions portfolio. That means InnerCore customers now have access to Sensory’s face- and voice-based biometric authentication for their apps. In a statement announcing the integration, Sensory CEO Todd Mozer emphasized the importance of partnerships with value added resellers like InnerCore, which offers its…

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

Year in Review 2016: The Priority of Liveness Detection

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…

New Cognitec VP to Lead Asia Pacific Efforts

New Cognitec VP to Lead Asia Pacific Efforts

Germany-based biometrics specialist Cognitec has appointed a new VP for its Asia Pacific division. Terry Hartmann will lead the company’s efforts in business development and client relations in the region. Hartmann joins the company from his most recent stint as the head of Unisys’s North American transportation business, but his most crucial experience is in…

Synel Americas Expands SY-Face Line of Time and Attendance Tech

Synel Americas Expands SY-Face Line of Time and Attendance Tech

Arizona-based Synel Americas has launched a new biometric time and attendance tracking system based on facial recognition. Part of its SY-Face line, it’s called the SY-910, and it’s a solution that “cannot be fooled by 2-D imagery, identical twins, ever-changing facial hair, darkness, and more,” according to a statement from the company. And each terminal…

Gemalto Wins Industry Award for ID Verification Platform

Gemalto Wins Industry Award for ID Verification Platform

Gemalto’s ID Verification solution has netted the company an ACT Canada IVIE Award in the category of Privacy by Design. Launched last spring, the ID Verification platform is aimed primary at financial institutions seeing KYC-compliant enrollment and self-service solutions. The platform can identify a wide range of ID documents in reference to a database of…

LG’s Hub Robot Responds To Voices, Recognizes Faces

LG’s Hub Robot Responds To Voices, Recognizes Faces

LG bet on a robot revolution at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, where it unveiled four new robotic offerings. Two are meant for the airport. LG’s Airport Guide Robot able to scan passengers’ tickets, offer information about their flights, and even lead them to their gates; while the Airport Cleaning Robot is pretty much what…

Controversial Biometrics Program Catches 17-Year Fugitive

Controversial Biometrics Program Catches 17-Year Fugitive

The FBI has announced that with the help of biometric identification technology, it has arrested a fugitive who has been on the run for 17 years, reports Ars Technica. The fugitive was suspected of being the culprit in a child abduction and molestation case in Indiana back in February, 2000. At the time, the suspect…

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Shows Off Evolved Facial Recognition Tech at Retail’s Big Show

“The backbone of these facial recognition-driven solutions is NEC’s NeoFace biometric technology, which the company was also showcasing at last year’s Big Show.” The National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show event is underway, and NEC Corporation of America is using the event to raise the profile of biometric technologies in the retail sector. The company…

News Roundup: The Year in Review Results Are In

News Roundup: The Year in Review Results Are In

Last week at FindBiometrics we began to unpack the results of our 14th annual Year in Review survey. Meanwhile, the industry news was filled with mobile device integrations, contactless modality innovations, and encouraging predictions for the year ahead. Here is a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity management: Year in Review…

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

NIST Announces Facial Recognition Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a new facial recognition testing program. The Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) allows developers to have their biometric systems formally tested by NIST, an organization already well respected for its rigorous testing of fingerprint recognition systems. And unlike previous NIST evaluation programs, the FRVT will be…

Beijing KFC Personalizes Menu Using Facial Recognition

Beijing KFC Personalizes Menu Using Facial Recognition

KFC is experimenting with face biometrics technology in a ‘smart restaurant’ in Beijing, reports The Guardian. The restaurant features a tablet-like kiosk that uses the technology to assess demographic characteristics of customers and to offer personalized meal suggestions from the menu based on those characteristics. The system was developed by Baidu, which also recently provided…

Year in Review 2016: The Most Exciting Modalities

Year in Review 2016: The Most Exciting Modalities

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…

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC to Put Biometrics in Spotlight at Retail’s Big Show

NEC Corporation of America is going to have a strong presence at next week’s Retail’s Big Show, and biometric technologies will be prominent among its showcased solutions. One example is it’s “Kylie” system, a digital avatar that uses facial recognition to identify and greet known customers and to provide them with personalized marketing. The same…

HYPR Announces Biometric Security Platform for eCommerce

HYPR Announces Biometric Security Platform for eCommerce

HYPR Corp. has announced a new eCommerce security platform based on biometric authentication. It’s a software-based solution aimed Fortune 500 enterprises, and is designed to help them offer their customers a password-free online shopping experience, with biometrics based on fingerprints, face, and voice being used for authentication. The company says the system is also based…

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

NEC Wins North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award

“[The company’s Smart Enterprise platform] features NEC’s facial recognition technology, which allows retailers using it to analyze demographic qualities of their customers.” NEC has been named the winner of the 2016 North America Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. The company won largely on the basis of its Smart Enterprise platform, a comprehensive…

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

News Roundup: Automotive Biometrics at CES 2017

Last week we brought in the new year with exciting biometrics news coverage straight out of CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The first major tech conference of the year, renowned for setting the technological tone for the following twelve months, CES dominated the identity news with automotive headlines, fingerprint sensor news, and much more. The…

Fashion Designs Aimed at Overwhelming Facial Recognition Systems

Fashion Designs Aimed at Overwhelming Facial Recognition Systems

Presenting at the most recent Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg, artist Adam Harvey unveiled fashion designs aimed at confusing and thwarting facial recognition technology. Developed in collaboration with Hyphen-Labs, the designs incorporate abstract graphics aimed at tricking facial recognition systems into interpreting them as multiple faces images. Harvey’s aim is to overwhelm facial recognition systems…

Synaptics Brings Facial Recognition to Natural ID Line Via Multi-Factor Fusion Engine

Synaptics Brings Facial Recognition to Natural ID Line Via Multi-Factor Fusion Engine

“Synaptics Marketing VP Anthony Gioeli said its use of fingerprint and facial biometrics merely represents ‘phase one’ of the project, with more biometrics options to follow in future iterations.” Synaptics has announced a new multi-factor biometric solution that brings facial recognition to its Natural ID fingerprint authentication offering. The company calls it a “multi-factor fusion…

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

INTERVIEW: Javier Mira, CEO & Co-founder, FacePhi

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics had a chance to speak with Javier Mira, CEO and co-founder of FacePhi. The conversation starts with a review of what an excellent year 2016 has been for FacePhi, goes on to cover the challenges of deploying biometrics in the financial arena, and discusses the importance of industry events like Money20/20.…

IObit Upgrades Facial Recognition Feature on Security App

IObit Upgrades Facial Recognition Feature on Security App

IObit has upgraded the facial recognition feature of its Android security app. IObit Applock is designed to protect specific apps with biometric access control. Its Face Lock feature automatically scans a user’s face in order to authenticate for access, and with its upgrade now sports “improved liveness detection”, according to a statement from IObit. Another…

Moscow-Made Software Can Track Down Faces on Twitter

Moscow-Made Software Can Track Down Faces on Twitter

NTechLab, the Moscow-based team behind an app that can search Russia’s version of Facebook to find particular faces, has turned its attention to Twitter. A new version of its FindFace app launched Friday with the capability of tracking down an individual’s face among 300 million Twitter accounts in under one second. Twitter has already responded indicating…

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

News Roundup: Fingerprint Sensors, Fingerprint Software

Last week at FindBiometrics we took a featured look back on the big mobile and financial market events of 2016, and the major presence biometrics played in all of them. Meanwhile the industry news was filled with fingerprints, connected cars, enterprise applications, and upgrades. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in global…

Huawei Honor Magic Features FPC1268 Under-Glass Sensor

Huawei Honor Magic Features FPC1268 Under-Glass Sensor

“In addition to the embedded fingerprint sensor, there’s an infrared sensor system that automatically scans a user’s face and hands for passive authentication…” Huawei has launched another new device, the Huawei Honor Magic, that is taking advantage of Fingerprint Cards‘ under-glass sensor technology. The new smartphone features an FPC1268 sensor –  the same model used…

NEC Adapts Facial Biometrics Tech to Gaze-Tracking

NEC Adapts Facial Biometrics Tech to Gaze-Tracking

NEC has adapted its facial biometrics technology to track line of sight. While technological systems tracking a subject’s gaze usually rely on scanning the eyes at close range with infrared cameras, NEC says its “remote gaze detection technology” can use standard cameras and can track eye-movement from as far as ten meters away, even with…

Military Demand for Iris and Facial Biometrics Growing: Report

Military Demand for Iris and Facial Biometrics Growing: Report

The security applications of biometric technology have long been clear, and the next few years will see adoption of the technology continue, according to a new report from market research firm Technavio. Entitled “Global Military Biometrics Market 2016-2020”, the report predicts a CAGR of seven percent for this market for the forecast period. The report…

Continental is Bringing Biometric Tech to the Smart Car

Continental is Bringing Biometric Tech to the Smart Car

German automotive company Continental is seeking to establish a leading position in pioneering the smart car of the future, and biometric technology is factoring into those efforts in a big way, as attendees will discover at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. In addition to enhanced in-vehicle displays, cloud-based software updates, and dynamically adjusting tinted glass,…

Nuance’s Nina ID 2.0 Supports Multi-Factor Authentication

Nuance’s Nina ID 2.0 Supports Multi-Factor Authentication

Nuance has announced a new version of its Nina voice-based AI assistant platform. Nina ID 2.0 now supports multi-factor authentication. The system now supports both voice biometrics and facial recognition capabilities, with the former functioning via passphrase and the latter operating via selfie. It also supports fingerprint scanning on smartphones, and the company says it offers an…

NEC to Trial Face-Based Payments with Sumitomo Bank

NEC to Trial Face-Based Payments with Sumitomo Bank

Customers of Japan’s Sumitomo bank may soon be able to pay with their faces. NEC Corporation has announced that it has teamed up with Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), and Sumitomo Mitsui Card to trial contactless payment systems based on facial recognition over the coming weeks. One trial has already…

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…

Citi Adds New Biometric Login Options to Mobile App

Citi Adds New Biometric Login Options to Mobile App

“The new biometric login options come soon after Citi introduced Touch ID login to its Hong Kong customers, and in the wake of extensive efforts to bring voice recognition to its call-in centers.” Citi has upgraded its mobile app with new banking features and enhanced biometric security options. Available for the iPhone, the Citi Mobile…

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

Blippar AR App Adds Facial Recognition

An augmented reality startup called Blippar is aiming to let users identify other people just by pointing their phones at them. Before its latest update, the company’s eponymous app could already identify a number of objects, providing information about them when users’ aimed their smartphone cameras at them – for example, by identifying a famous…

MIT Facial Recognition System Spontaneously Mimics Human Brain

MIT Facial Recognition System Spontaneously Mimics Human Brain

An MIT research team has developed a machine learning facial recognition system that has spontaneously mimicked a key feature of our own brain’s visual processing system, reports MIT News. The researchers’ aim was to develop a facial recognition system that could learn to construct what are called “invariant” representations of faces – images of faces that…

News Roundup: Trustech 2016, Financial Biometrics, Connectivity

News Roundup: Trustech 2016, Financial Biometrics, Connectivity

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Financial Biometrics Month to a close with an expert webinar and a roundup of November’s featured topic. In the meantime the industry news was focused on Trustech 2016, border control, smart cards, mobile integrations and much more. Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in global identity…

New Legislation to Make Biometric Registration Mandatory for Israelis

New Legislation to Make Biometric Registration Mandatory for Israelis

Israel’s Interior Minister is following through on his promise to make enrollment in a national biometric database mandatory. Minister Arye Dery first announced the measure this past summer, when he said that anyone applying for a government ID would have to register. Now, he has put forward a memorandum asserting that all citizens must register,…

Amazon Rekognition Offers More Than Face Biometrics

Amazon Rekognition Offers More Than Face Biometrics

Amazon has announced a new AI system based on deep learning that can not only recognize faces, but the emotions they express, as well as objects, animals, and all kinds of other things. It’s called Amazon Rekognition. The system is available through Amazon Web Services, having launched in Northern Virginia, Oregon, and Ireland. Developers can access…

Korea Gets Specialized Mobile Biometric Authentication Service

Korea Gets Specialized Mobile Biometric Authentication Service

A new mobile biometric authentication solution has arrived in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald. Called BioCA, it’s based primarily on facial recognition, using a smartphone’s camera to apply the biometric modality, but can also incorporate voice and fingerprint recognition. It’s the product of a collaboration between the Korea Smart Authentication Corp. (KoSAC) and Daon,…

Mastercard Brings Identity Check to Brazil and Mexico

Mastercard Brings Identity Check to Brazil and Mexico

“The biometric technology comes by way of Daon’s IdentityX platform, which was recently adopted for a similar mobile biometric authentication system specialized for the South Korean market.” Mastercard has launched its Identity Check solution in Brazil and Mexico. The system allows users to authenticate for mobile transactions via facial recognition, using their smartphone cameras, or…

Multimodal Mobile Biometrics on the Rise

Multimodal Mobile Biometrics on the Rise

Juniper Research is predicting the rise of multimodal mobile biometrics. In a new report entitled Mobile Biometrics: Consumer Markets, Opportunities & Forecasts 2016-2021, the market research firm acknowledges that while fingerprint scanners are now more or less ubiquitous, the next few years will see the rise of additional biometric modalities like facial and voice recognition.…

GM’s Self-Driving System Uses Facial Biometrics to Monitor Driver Alertness

GM’s Self-Driving System Uses Facial Biometrics to Monitor Driver Alertness

GM’s planned semi-autonomous driving system will use facial recognition to help determine if a driver is sufficiently alert, according to a new Reuters report. The feature has come to light through a letter from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to GM that has been made public. The letter is a response to…

News Roundup: The Biometric Smart Card Boom

News Roundup: The Biometric Smart Card Boom

Last week at FindBiometrics things were gearing up for Trustech 2016 where the biometric smart card is slated to make a big impression. Meanwhile we continued to countdown to this week’s Financial Biometrics Month webinar as mobile biometrics integrations, law enforcement, and connected identity rounded out the industry news. Here is a look back on last…

Safran Launches MorphoTablet 2 Biometric Tablet

Safran Launches MorphoTablet 2 Biometric Tablet

Safran Identity & Security has announced a new version of its MorphoTablet. Like the original biometric tablet, the MorphoTablet 2 offers fingerprint scanning and facial recognition capabilities, and offers electronic document verification with respect to electronic passports, ID cards, driver licenses, and so on. But it also now supports 4G connectivity, and a 13MP camera…

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Future Jaguar Cars May Recognize Approaching Drivers

Auto maker Jaguar Land Rover has filed a patent that could do away with car keys. Entitled “Door Access System for a Vehicle”, the patent filing describes an innovative door unlocking system based on biometric identification. A camera installed on the car would be connected to a biometric software system that would be able to…

Jumio Recognized in Central European Start-Up Awards

Jumio Recognized in Central European Start-Up Awards

The Central European Start-Up Awards have named Jumio the Austrian startup of the year. In a statement announcing its award, Jumio credited its company’s overall “ethos”, noting that it “has a multicultural and diverse team” including “experts from around the world” who are attracted by “an environment where innovation, learning and success is nurtured and…

Facial Recognition Delivers Candid Photos Straight to Cruise Ship Passengers

Facial Recognition Delivers Candid Photos Straight to Cruise Ship Passengers

“…the ship uses facial recognition to match the individuals captured in the candid photos to passenger pictures provided at check-in and linked to their corresponding cabins.” A new cruise ship is using facial recognition technology to sell guests photos, reports Adweek. Part of the Carnival Cruise Line, the Carnival Vista has been outfitted with some…

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