This week at FindBiometrics multiple modalities were all over the industry news while we continued to explore biometric border control in the featured articles section.
Here is what the identity management industry was talking about this week:
This week fingerprints were all over the news. From a biometric solution in healthcare that helps first responders save lives, to positive third quarter financial results reported by BIO-key, to IDEX naming a new partner that will manufacture its sensors, fingerprint companies kept us talking about digits all week. Also, in a delicious piece of news from Central America, we brought you news of Crossmatch U.are.U fingerprint scanners being installed throughout the bakeries of Mexico’s upscale Montparnasse Pasteleria
Faces, Eyes, Voices and Vitals
It’s been said that the future of biometrics will have a place for every modality and that the key to success will be how companies are able to find a particular space in the strong authentication ecosystem. The news from the past week showcased the diversity that’s giving rise to that thinking. This week’s news showcased voice biometrics at an educational facility, iris biometrics receiving industry praise, facial recognition in law enforcement and even vital biometrics on a dog.
Border Control and National Security
It’s Biometric Border Control Month this November, so it’s appropriate (though not surprising) that the industry news contained stories on that hot topic. Biometric eGates are returning to the United Kingdom, while India’s new biometric visa requirements are causing a bit of annoyance in Australia.
Meanwhile on a national security scale, the Department of Defense has appealed to biometrics firms for aid in upgrading security systems.
Stick with FindBiometrics throughout the coming week as we continue to explore the topic of biometric border control and bring you the most relevant news in identity management. Follow us on Twitter so you don;t miss a beat.
November 14, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter