Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of frictionless biometrics while mobility continued to take center stage in the industry news section. We also featured an new guest editorial by Sarah Le from Iritech and reported on headlines in border control, time tracking and more.
Here are last week’s top stories in biometrics:
July is Invisible Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics and last week we continued our featured examination with a look at four unique applications of voice biometrics that exemplify the modality at its most frictionless. We also appeared on Sputnik International’s Looking Forward radio show. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill joined hosts Victor Erofeyev and Svetlana Ekimenko in a dynamic conversation about the more controversial topics in facial recognition.
Last week mobility was a key topic in the industry news with a new smartphone from ZTE featuring a Fingerprint Cards biometric sensor (and therefore also sporting the Precise BioMatch Mobile software from Precise Biometrics). Leaked pictures of the upcoming OnePlus 2 had us speculating about the phone’s reportedly super-fast fingerprint sensor and a new app called AuthShield boasted incredible anti-spoofing capabilities.
A new report from Acuity Market Intelligence painted a glowing picture of the biometric app market looking forward and Sonavation made huge waves with the announcement that its ultrasound fingerprint tech is compatible with Gorilla Glass.
In border control news last week we reported on international deployments of eGates. New Zealand is expanding its eGate program with the addition of 29 more units, while Václav Havel Airport in Prague is also having its border protection arsenal bolstered.
In an interview with FindBiometrics last week, Crossmatch CEO Richard Agostinelli spoke on his company’s successful time and attendance deployments (in addition to a number of other topics). Meanwhile, we reported on time tracking solutions that are coming to Forever 21 locations and a new integration of Anviz technology at an Indian insurance firm that is keeping attendance and increasing security.
Making the Rules, Enforcing the Rules
In the Philippines last week we learned that the biometric voter registration is still seeing progress while the police are getting an identity management boost from a new AFIS courtesy of NEC Corporation. That company is also behind the new facial recognition system being used by police in Surat. Meanwhile, facial recognition is greatly improving the Arizona Department of Transportation’s ability to catch fraudsters.
Facing the Consumer
Aware, Inc. posted its Q2 2015 results last week, simultaneously announcing its plan to target the commercial markets. We also learned of a new patent from Apple that could see fingerprint sensors in TV remote controls and reported on the special hardware required for Windows Hello facial recognition.
Stay posted to FindBiometrics this week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a beat.
July 27, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter