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Is Mobile Facial Recognition Having its Touch ID Moment?

Is Mobile Facial Recognition Having its Touch ID Moment?

Apple’s been known to set the trends in consumer mobility, and no greater example is when Apple announced Touch ID in 2013. Following this announcement, a cascading roll out of smartphones around the globe with integrated fingerprint sensors ensued. So much so that fingerprint-based security is now considered standard issue on most devices. So what’s…

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Sydney International Airport To Use Facial Recognition As Boarding Pass

Sydney International Airport To Use Facial Recognition As Boarding Pass

“Your face will be your passport and boarding pass, there will be no fumbling for passports,” Sydney Airport’s CEO Geoff Culbert said upon the announcement that Sydney Airport will be introducing a trail run of using facial recognition technology for check-in and boarding beginning in May 2018 at the largest Australian airport. Although one’s face-as-passport…

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Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung Smart Drone Patent Includes Face Biometrics

Samsung has won a patent for a smart drone. The square-shaped device features propellers extending from each corner, and a tablet-like display in its central chassis. As the patent outlines, the device is designed to detect the face, pupils, and hand gestures of a user, who can control it via gesture. The smart drone could…

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NextGate at HIMSS18: Patient Matching and Cloud-Based Identity

NextGate at HIMSS18: Patient Matching and Cloud-Based Identity

“…NextGate is set to discuss patient ID for population health, demo their facial recognition technology, and is set to preview major evolutions in biometric and cloud-based tech…” With the global healthcare biometrics market set to boom over the next 10 years, various companies are coming up with biometric solutions to solve several challenges faced by…

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Biometrics To Help ATMs Keep Up With Next Gen FinTech

Biometrics To Help ATMs Keep Up With Next Gen FinTech

Paragon Application Systems, a provider of testing solutions to the financial services industry, has revealed its involvement in an industry-wide innovation program aimed at making sure that ATMs continue to advance and keep up with cutting edge technologies. The company has announced that a testing program organized in collaboration with ATMIA, the ATM industry’s non-profit…

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Crossmatch Awarded For Going Above and Beyond For Guard and Reserve Employees

Crossmatch Awarded For Going Above and Beyond For Guard and Reserve Employees

Global biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions provider Crossmatch has been recognized for the exceptional treatment given to its Guard and Reserve employees. The company received the Department of Defense Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves (ESGR) Above and Beyond Award. Presented in limited numbers by the ESGR State Committees, the Above and…

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Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Suprema Takes Aim at Next Gen Premium Smartphone Market with MWC Showcase

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner, and Suprema will be there with exciting news biometric innovations. The Korean biomerics company announced that at next month’s’ Barcelona conference it will be showcasing new in-display fingerprint matching functionality on its BioSign 3.0 software as well as launching a new 3D facial recognition solution named LookSign.…

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NEXT Biometrics Will Be At The 30th Annual ROTH Conference

NEXT Biometrics Will Be At The 30th Annual ROTH Conference

“In a dynamic fingerprint recognition market, NEXT Biometrics’ flexible sensor technology has positioned it to take advantage of a growing interest in biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint biometrics specialist NEXT Biometrics will be participating in the 30th Annual ROTH conference, the company announced. The event will be held Tuesday March 11- 13 at The Ritz-Carlton in…

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IDEX Focuses on Biometric Smart Cards in Year-end Update

IDEX Focuses on Biometric Smart Cards in Year-end Update

As scheduled, biometric fingerprint solutions company IDEX has announced its fiscal results for Q4 and year end 2017. The update took strong efforts to emphasize the company’s posturing in the burgeoning biometric smart cards market, which IDEX has officially pivoted to as its primary focus moving forward. IDEX reports revenues of NOK 2.5 million for Q4…

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Panasonic to Launch Server-Based Facial Recognition System This Summer

Panasonic to Launch Server-Based Facial Recognition System This Summer

“Panasonic says that the solution can register 10,000 to 20,000 faces, while an expanded version can register up to 30,000 faces…” Panasonic is preparing to launch server-based facial recognition software this summer. The company’s facial recognition technology has already received considerable marks of validation. It attained the best performance in the National Institute of Standards…

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Private, Public Sector Push Australian Airports Toward Biometric Boarding

Private, Public Sector Push Australian Airports Toward Biometric Boarding

“News of these efforts comes after the Australian government contracted Portugal-based Vision-Box to provide biometric SmartGates for departures at the country’s international airports last summer.” Australia is on a path toward comprehensive biometric boarding at its airports. On the private sector side of things, Sydney Airport is preparing to trial a facial recognition system designed…

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Next-Generation Captcha Brings in Speech, Facial Recognition

Next-Generation Captcha Brings in Speech, Facial Recognition

The next generation of Captcha, that prove-you’re-not-a-bot staple of the contemporary internet, could revolve around not only whether users are able to respond to a given prompt, but in how they respond on a physiological level – in other words, a biometric Captcha that combines facial and speech recognition with a knowledge-based test. Dubbed “Real-Time…

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Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

Collaboration Presents Opportunity for Humaniq to Improve Security For End Users in Africa

“Users in Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe are currently required to upload pictures of their faces to the Humaniq app for registration and authentication based on facial recognition, with behavioral biometrics also playing a role in authentication.” Humaniq has joined the Biometrics Institute, an international organization dedicated to the responsible use of biometrics. In…

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SmartMetric Gets Visa/Mastercard-Certified Distributor for Biometric Card Solution

SmartMetric Gets Visa/Mastercard-Certified Distributor for Biometric Card Solution

“There is a sense of growing anticipation around biometric payment cards, with Mastercard having led pioneering trials last year and Visa now conducting its own pilot projects in Europe and the US.” SmartMetric has found another distributor for its biometric smart card solution: The company has announced that Hogier Gartner CIA will take on this…

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MeReal Gets Its ‘Foot in the Door’ with New Biometric Card Partner

MeReal Gets Its ‘Foot in the Door’ with New Biometric Card Partner

“EuroStation is headquartered in La Rochelle on France’s Southwest Coast, not far from the Pleinair Casino, where MeReal’s V2 biometric card was deployed for employee access control last year.” MeReal Biometrics has established a new partnership that could help to extend the market reach of its biometric smart card solution: The company has teamed up…

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IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

IDEX Announces New CEO Ahead of Corporate Update

Immediately ahead of its Q4 and 2017 fiscal update, IDEX has announced that it’s getting a new CEO. Stan Swearingen, the company’s Chief Products Officer, will replace current CEO Hemant Mardia effective April 1st. In a statement, IDEX explained that the change is meant to accommodate an “expected step change” in the company’s business as…

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FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

FPC Launches ‘Single-Chip, Single-Die’ Fingerprint Sensor

“In a statement announcing the new solution, FPC suggested this will simplify the design process and allow for easier integration into hardware such as smartphones.” Fingerprint Cards has announced a new addition to its line of fingerprint sensors. The company describes its FPC1291 as a “single-chip, single-die solution,” meaning there’s no need for a companion…

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EFF Letter Argues CBP Shirking Biometric Responsibilities

EFF Letter Argues CBP Shirking Biometric Responsibilities

In a new letter to CBP Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner John P. Wagner, the Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that the US Customs and Border Protection Agency is relying too much on the private sector in its biometric exit program, and is shirking its own responsibilities and imperiling American’s biometric data in the process. The letter…

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Bitstamp Uses Onfido For Customer Onboarding

Bitstamp Uses Onfido For Customer Onboarding

Onfido’s biometric ID verification solution is now being used to onboard customers of Bitstamp, a major cryptocurrency exchange. The Onfido solution is designed to let clients confirm the identities of their end users via tablets or smartphones. The system combines facial recognition and document reading capabilities to biometrically confirm that users are who they say…

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IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX to Deliver Q4, 2017 Update on Thursday

IDEX has set a date for its Q4 corporate update, which will arrive this Thursday, February 22nd. The company will also present its preliminary results for the 2017 fiscal year. In a statement announcing the date, IDEX offered no hints as to the details of the update. But the fingerprint sensor maker is certain to…

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