Last week at FindBiometrics Border Control & National ID Month continued in our featured articles section with an examination of biometric citizen registries around the world as we counted down the days to our next webinar. The industry news was filled with smartphone fingerprint sensor integrations, access control deployments, and a spot of controversy dealing with facial recognition.
Here’s a look back on last week’s top stories in biometrics:
Border Control & National ID
Last week for Border Control & National ID Month we turned our focus to four different biometric national ID programs from around the world, highlighting the various unique benefits these ambitious solutions bring to their host countries. Meanwhile, the clock continued to count down to this week’s upcoming webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control. In the industry news, we saw Aadhaar invoked to register street vendors in Madurai and MorphoTrust extended its mobile drivers license project in Iowa.
IBIA made headlines last week with the release of a new white paper urging rideshare companies to implement fingerprint based background checks. The association also announced four new members have joined its ranks. The FIDO Alliance made headlines too, announcing that there are now over 200 FIDO Certified products available for replacing passwords with strong authentication.
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is often a fixture in the biometrics industry news, but last week the sensor manufacturer was particularly prominent. Along with longtime software partner Precise Biometrics, FPC announced that its technology was integrated into a significant number of mobile handsets, including the OnePlus 3, two new phones from Xaiomi, and the Meitu M6.
Integrated Biometrics’ strategic partner, MOSA, won a biometric-focused contract with the FBI last week, while the Bureau found itself under the scrutiny of the Government Accountability Office for its use of facial recognition in the FACE program.
Daon was recognized with the 2016 NAFCU Services Innovation Award last week while mobile wallets and biometric banking rounded out the FinTech news. Samsung Pay, which uses fingerprint biometrics for authentication, launched in Singapore. Meanwhile, DCB Bank in India launched a biometric ATM in Bengalaru, and Fiserv introduced a palm-vein scanning solution for banks.
Access and Attendance
BioConnect’s eponymous biometric access management platform was deployed by by Netwise Hosting Ltd. in the UK last week, while its operating partner, Suprema, unveiled its BioEntry W2 reader. Biometric tablets were managing workplaces too, as we saw a case study from the MorphoTablet in the enterprise and authorities in the Zilla Panchayat began using biometric tablets to track attendance in schools.
Global media company Red Herring placed iris biometric company Delta ID in its top 100 rankings for North America, we reported last week. Meanwhile, a new biometric solution, the EF-45 iris scanner from CMITech, was on the verge of its European rollout.
Aware introduced a new FIDO Certified software line last week and FindBiometric president Peter O’Neill interviewed the company’s David Benini about the major new products. Meanwhile, Telos Corporation licensed ImageWare’s GoVerifyID platform, a development that stands to expand the solution’s reach.
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June 20, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter