Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Management

This past week at FindBiometrics was, for the second week in a row, dominated by international identity tech news. We also had the requisite biometric commerce updates, an exciting number of new innovations and finished off Biometric Border Control Month.

Border Control

November has been Biometric Border Control Month here at FindBiometrics and this week we brought the festivities to a close with our featured topic roundup. Meanwhile in the industry news section we reported on MorphoTrust’s new biometric screening expansion into the office space and the driving factors in the global border control market. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill also interviewed Peter Went, CEO of WCC Search & Match, bringing further enlightenment to our month-long investigation of the technology protecting national boundaries.

Biometric Border Control Month: The Roundup

Addressing The Challenges of Border Control – Interview with Peter Went, CEO, WCC

Biometric Border Control Market Boosted By Convenience

MorphoTrust Will Take Biometric Screening Tech to Your Office

Global Markets

It’s fitting, with all the focus on border control, that the biometrics industry news was so global over the past few days. News about biometric registration in the Middle East, research on the APAC biometrics market, an update on employee tracking in India, and fingerprint recognition all made headlines this week.

Here’s how the biometrics news had us traveling around the world:

Saudi Arabia Continues Biometric Securitization Effort

Partnership Between Anviz and Megapar Pays Dividends in Paraguay

Biometric Facial Recognition Market Faces Bright Future

Suprema Fingerprint Scanner Wins Best Product at All-Over-IP Expo

New Report Predicts Significant Growth in APAC Biometrics Market

India’s Biometric Employee-Tracking Almost in Place

New Biometric Visa Requirements for Umrah Cause Tensions

NEXT Biometrics Books 50,000 Area Sensor Order in China

Kyrgyzstan Introduces Biometric Passport Program to a Skeptical Public

New Innovations

Biometric authentication technology captures the imagination. It has a cool factor. That’s why announcements of new modalities and applications of identity tech are so exciting. Take a look at the following stories that deal with biometric clothes, a wrist band that can authenticate users by the way they walk and more.

Arki Wristband Offers Walking Gait Biometric Authentication

Hexoskin Shirt Takes Wearable Biometrics Into the Cold

New Device Doesn’t Need Breathalyzer to See That You’re Drunk

Intel Says Biometric Login Software Coming By End of Year

Commerce

A week doesn’t seem to go by without biometrics and finance making the news. This week we saw a Kenyan bank considering biometrics and the rise of an inevitable mCommerce showdown in the Chinese market.

Biometric Payments: Android Pay, Apple Pay, and Alipay All Poised to Face Off in Chinese Market

Kenyan Bank Sees Benefits, Inevitability of Biometric Security

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Stay tuned to FindBiometrics throughout next week as we enter December and start to take a look back on the exciting year that was 2014. Be Sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a beat.

November 28, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter