Last week at FindBiometrics we continued Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 with an exclusive webinar event while border control, fingerprint authentication, speech recognition and voter ID made up the big headlines in the news.
Here is a look back on the top identity management stories from last week:
Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT
On Friday we hosted the latest entry in our renowned webinar series, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT. If you missed the live webcast, follow the links below to see what experts from Acuity Market Intelligence, ImageWare Systems, Daon, and Nok Nok Labs have to say about the death of the password, financial use cases, enterprise adoption, Internet of Things, liveness detection, and on-device versus in-the-cloud paradigms when it comes to mobile biometrics.
Last week we published an interview with John Che, president and CEO of ZKTeco. The conversation dealt extensively with physical access control and time & attendance applications. We saw biometric access control companies prepare for upcoming conferences too, with Matrix announcing its agenda for ISC West and Secutech India, and with Idesco announcing plans to show off its solutions – including those powered by FST Biometrics – at The Cooperator Expo New York.
BioConnect brought things into the logical access control arena, announcing its new partnership with Canadian e-learning company Yardstick. BioConnect will be authenticating online learning students, mitigating test fraud with multimodal biometrics.
We still have two weeks left in Mobile Biometrics Month 2016, but April is just around the corner, when we will be hosting the next FindBiometrics webinar, “Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow”. Register with the link below:
April isn’t just about physical access control. The inaugural Money20/20 Europe conference will be taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 4-7 and FindBiometrics will be there hosting a panel on biometrics and financial services.
Learn more about the upcoming event by following the link below:
Border Control, National ID
The IBIA released a white paper last week urging the Department of Homeland Security to fully realize the as of yet unfulfilled mandate for biometric entry-exit. Meanwhile, Morpho (Safran) announced that it will be providing biometric technology for Singapore Airport’s FAST border control project. SITA made headlines too, unveiling its new Smart Path solution at the Passenger Terminal Expo, while in national ID news we heard the rumblings of controversy surrounding India’s Aadhaar project.
Here is how border control and national ID made the biometrics industry news last week:
Last week Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics announced that their respective biometric tech was integrated into the two latest smartphone models from Oppo. Nok Nok Labs announced that its S3 Authentication Suite supports Android fingerprint biometrics, Microsoft announced Touch ID support on the latest version of Outlook, and BIO-key joined FIDO in demystifying biometrics on a panel at connect:ID. Id3 attained MINEX III compliance last week for its match-on-card solution too, while Integrated Biometrics announced Kojak: a new 10-print scanner that can be used in the field.
Facial recognition made the news last week with Tygart integrating Toshiba’s algorithm software into its MXSERVER platform. VASCO was at CeBIT last week touting the modality by demonstrating it as part of the company’s mobile security offerings.
Voice and Speech Recognition
Speech and voice recognition were in the news last week in equal parts. Intel integrated Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree speech recognition into its system-on-chip products and we reported that Google researchers have developed a high speed, high accuracy offline speech recognition solution. In the realm of authentication, AurionPro integrated ValidSoft voice authentication to its offerings, while TalkTalk began to offer Nuance powered voice security to its customers.
ImageWare Systems issued its Q4 and year-end 2015 fiscal results last week and held a conference call to discuss them. Meanwhile ABI Research released its latest biometrics market forecast, predicting the overall market will reach $30 billion by 2021.
Smartmatic had us talking about biometrics and voting last week. The company came out in support of President Obama’s recent call for electronic voting, which he made while speaking at the SXSW conference. Furthermore, Smartmatic released results of a recent poll it conducted which show a demand for better voting technology on behalf of Americans.
SRI Identity announced its IOM Access Control Tablet last week, a mobile device that can enable iris-based biometric physical access control which the company will be showing off at ISC West. Meanwhile, CMITech was at connect:ID in Washington, demonstrating its new EF-45 iris scanner.
Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming webinar, Biometrics, Access Control and the Enterprise of Tomorrow, and be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.
March 21, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter