Last week at FindBiometrics we continued our month long examination of voice biometrics as the clock counted down to our next featured webinar, Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World, which airs live tomorrow. Mobile biometrics made headlines in the industry news, as did border control and government ID, and we also published two expert interviews with industry CEOs.
Here’s a look back on the top news items from last week:
Voice Biometrics Month 2016
Tomorrow marks the latest entry in our renowned webinar series, Voice Biometrics in a Hyper-Connected World (UPDATE 5/25/16: you can watch the webinar here). The webinar is part of Voice Biometrics Month 2016 at FindBiometrics, and this week as part of the featured examination we took a look at four unique applications of the contactless modality.
We also saw voice biometrics making headlines in the industry news, with Citibank deploying the technology in its Taiwan call center and Nuance Communications offering its speech recognition control tools to smart TV makers.
Last week FindBiometrics published two interviews. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill, interviewed Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO of ImageWare Systems, about the launch of GoVerifyID on Amazon Web Services. Later, O’Neill spoke with Yaron Zussman, CEO of FST Biometrics America, about his company’s In Motion Identification (IMID) solution, and some of its unique deployments.
Read the full interviews below:
Mobility and Identity
In mobile identity last week we saw Fingerprint Cards (FPC) make headlines with more sensor integrations on new smartphones. AMREL received FBI certification for its Flexpedient AT80B Biometric Tablet, EyeLock opened its IoT Center of Excellence in Austin, and an update to Samsung’s S Note app promises to bring biometric security to memo writing. Apple made the news too, with a new patent further stoking the speculation around its long rumored biometric touchscreen.
BIO-key’s SideSwipe and EcoID USB fingerprint readers were made available on Amazon last week, aimed at the enterprise market, as the company’s CEO made plans to present at SeeThruEquity and the 2016 Marcum Microcap Conference. Rewards were in order for fingerprint biometrics providers as well, with FPC named GP Bullhound 2016 Summit Superstar and HID Global lauded for its Lumidigm sensor deployments in Chinese theme parks. Precise Biometrics, in the meantime, released its impressive Q1 results for this year.
In facial recognition news last week we learned more about the Russian app that can match the subjects of smartphone pictures with their social media profiles. Sacramento Police expanded their use of mobile facial recognition in law enforcement, FacePhi was named runner up in the Temenos Innovation Jam Final, and MorphoTrust announced that thanks to its technology Alabamians can file their taxes via selfie authentication.
Border Control, National ID, Government
MorphoTrust also announced last week that all of its drivers license factories have received ISO certification. The United States CBP, meanwhile, ordered 50 of MorphoTrak’s LiveScan Jumpkits for visitor identification. Additionally we learned more information about Pakistan’s initiative to rollout biometric passports.
Here are those and more of last week’s’ big border control and government ID stories:
Crossmatch’s DigitalPersona Altus platform was deployed by El Paso Area Teachers Federal Credit Union for internal authentication purposes, we learned last week. Meanwhile, two reports shed light on the financial verticals, with new research on biometric ATMs and mobile banking respectively.
Physical Access Control
Physical access control made the news last week with the announcement of a new wireless installation kit—call Wireless Bridge—from ZKAccess. In vascular biometric security news, meanwhile, Fujitsu named PCSC the master distributor for its PalmEntry access solutions.
Finally, last week brought with it a number of high profile business operations. ImageWare appointed Dana Kammersgard to its board of directors while NEC opened a new office in Washington and Morpho was rebranded with the rest of its fellow Safran Group companies—Morpho will now simply be known as “Safran.”
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May 24, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter