Last week at FindBiometrics we welcomed in September by kicking off National ID Month. In the Industry news we saw headlines from around the world in law enforcement, border control, attendance tracking and more, spanning all sorts of modalities.
Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in identity management:
National ID Month
September is National ID Month at FindBiometrics and to kick things off right we put together a primer to catch you up on all the most relevant recent news on the topic. Join us throughout the month as we continue our examination of some of the most ambitious biometrics deployments in the world.
In law enforcement last week we had stories of two biometrics deployments from around the world. Police in Northern Australia are benefitting from NEC Corporation’s NeoFace facial recognition technology, and forces in Baltimore have turned to Booz Allen’s VAMPIRE handheld biometric device.
Last week we reported on a top-of-the-line biometric safe that features FBI certified biometric tech from Crossmatch. Bolstering the physical access control news we also heard from Suprema, which launched its new DM-20 device.
Here are the week’s top physical access stories:
Time and Attendance
Aadhaar was invoked in yet another time and attendance situation in India last week, while biometrics were implemented in Nigeria to keep track of the nation’s highly important youth corps. Bodet launched its newest time and attendance device too, which can already boast a Red Dot Award.
A new report painted a rosy picture for the airport screening technology market while H&R Block began offering TSA PreCheck enrollment to its customers last week through a new partnership with MorphoTrust USA (Safran). The Department of Homeland Security has outlines its plans to enhance the use of biometrics, and we reported on the details as two headlines alluded to potential controversy concerning immigration and biometrics in both the USA and UK.
First Internet Bank announced the implementation of Eyeprint ID authentication on its mobile app last week as we reported on the facial recognition capabilities built into a new series of Ideapads from Lenovo. Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics, in the mean time, continued their mobility streak with some newly announced integrations.
Iris, Voice, Fingerprint
FPC announced that its new sensors can be embedded under glass and ceramics last week, while Innovatrics touted its success in the MINEX III testing. Irises were in the news too, with VOXX taking control of EyeLock and a new report highlighting the modality’s top vendors. Finally, in voice and speech news, Nuance Communications’ tech was implemented by Manulife for call center authentication in both English and French – a key advantage in convenient customer service for Manulife, which is based in the bilingual nation of Canada.
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September 8, 2015 – by Peter B. Counter