This past week at FindBiometrics we were bringing the the news to you from Las Vegas, straight from the exhibition floor of ISC West. Physical Access Month continued on in the featured articles section as we prepared for next week’s exclusive webinar, Balancing Convenience and Security in Biometric Access Control. Of course, it wasn’t all physical security this week, the headlines also brought us news from financial and healthcare markets as well as new biometrics research.
Here are the top stories from the week that was:
ISC West 2015
ISC West ran this week in Las Vegas, bringing the leading companies in physical access control together under the same roof. New products were unveiled by Morpho (Safran) and SRI International, both of which went home with New Product Showcase Awards, and HID Global hosted some charitable events in the name of security.
Physical Access Month
The physical access news wasn’t just contained to the exhibition floor this week. Suprema announced the BioStation 2 while its operating partner, EnterTech Systems made headlines with a new BioConnect 3.0 integration. Meanwhile, FST Biometrics brought its multimodal solution to Brazil this week, and Iris ID joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program.
In the featured articles section, as part of Physical Access Month, we took a look at how mobility is changing the way we think about convenience in physical access control deployments.
ISC West wasn’t the only event we reported on this week; HIMSS took place in Chicago and CES on the Hill happened in Washington, DC. Though neither are strictly biometrics focused, they both featured strong authentication tech in the healthcare and government verticals.
Biometrics and finance were in the news this week with BIO-key announcing a major new financial services client. We also reported on American Express’ interest in facial recognition technology and Early Warning’s integration of BioCatch behavioral biometrics. Finally, Tencent partnered with the Chinese government in support of rolling out a new biometric mPayment system.
Adventures in Research
Lastly, this week we saw new reports coming in concerning fingerprint sensor accuracy, the government and enterprise markets, and behavioral biometrics. The Guardian also held an expert panel addressing the future of biometrics, and things are looking expectedly bright according to the participants.
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April 17, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter