This week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long exploration of biometric border control while in the news identity management did anything but stay put. There was a lot of international biometric industry news this week, as well as a healthy dose of financial market talk, while activity in fingerprint and voice solutions drew some focus too.
Here is a look at the past week in biometrics.
For week three of Biometric Border Control Month here at FindBiometrics we spent some time looking at three examples of how next generation identity management technology is already helping expedite the airport security experience while keeping the airways safe. We also published an interview with Georg Hasse from secunet, who talked about his company’s involvement in German border control initiatives. All of that plus we saw a new report on facial recognition that identified automated border control as a driver in the global market.
Voice biometrics were in the industry news this week with a ‘first-of-its-kind’ report from Opus Research that contains results of ten years worth of research, some of which will be presented at the upcoming VBC London 2014 event. Meanwhile, OneVault announced the launch of its Proof-of-Life system and VoiceTrust partnered with BioID AG with the aim of creating a comprehensive cloud-based biometrics platform.
Fingerprints were in this news this week too with the announcement of whose sensor will be featured on the upcoming Alibaba-philips smartphone. Morpho announced that it has received top honors in the most recent MINEX evaluation, scoring first place in all three main fingerprint matching categories. On the business end of things, Precise Biometrics announced this week a change in its Nomination Committee.
Finance continued to take up its fair share of the news this week with a biometric endorsement from MasterCard, a poor review of palm-vein tech from a Bitcoin ATM company and a warning to holiday travellers who don’t yet use strong authentication. ImageWare Systems was covered in the news too, partnering with TransUnion and, separately, introducing its mCommerce solution in Germany.
As I mentioned in the introduction of this roundup, the biometrics industry news was coming in from all around the world this week. Stateside we saw some multimodal biometric adoption in law enforcement, while in the UK a recreation centre embraced fingerprint recognition for time and attendance tracking. In India, Prime Minister Modi further committed to biometric IDs while the New Delhi police mandated that hotels begin to use facial recognition. Finally, in Pakistan electronic banking is starting to catch on, and where the is digital money, biometric authentication isn’t far behind.
Stay posted to FindBiometric next week as we bring a close to Biometric Border Control Month and continue to bring you the identity management news that matters most. Follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a beat.
November 21, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter