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Invixium, Genetec Team Up On Biometric Access Control

Invixium, Genetec Team Up On Biometric Access Control

“We recognize Genetec’s leadership position as a provider of advanced solutions for security and access control. Our combined solution – Invixium products integrated with Synergis – is easy to deploy and incorporates the latest in facial, fingerprint and finger vein recognition technology.”- Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President, Invixium Invixium has a prominent new distribution partner for its…

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Suprema Takes Aim at EU Market with Security Essen Plans

Suprema Takes Aim at EU Market with Security Essen Plans

“Suprema will be showcasing among 1040 other exhibitors, and is aiming to differentiate itself with its BioLite N2 terminal for biometric access control as well as time and attendance tracking.” Suprema is honing its focus on the European market with plans to showcase its solutions at the Security Essen 2018 event in Germany. It’s a…

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NEC biometric Tech Used to Secure 2018 Asian Games

NEC biometric Tech Used to Secure 2018 Asian Games

NEC recently got a high-profile opportunity to showcase its biometric security solutions: The company’s flagship facial recognition technology was deployed at the 18th Asian Games, an Olympics-style sporting event held every four years. It was a government collaboration, to an extent. The Asian Games were held from August 18th to September 2nd in Indonesia, with…

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IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

IDEX, Chinese Card Solutions Provider to Trial Biometric Card Tech

“The increasing popularity of card payments in Asia, in conjunction with the growing preference towards biometrics, has created the perfect storm for this partnership with Hengbao, a very influential player in the Asian market.” – Stan Swearingen, CEO, IDEX Biometrics IDEX Biometrics has a big new partner in its escalating efforts to promote its biometric card…

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Crossmatch to Continue On to Phase Two of IARPA’s Thor R&D Program

Crossmatch to Continue On to Phase Two of IARPA’s Thor R&D Program

“Phase 2 of Thor will see a higher concentration of software work, building upon the prototype scanners developed in Phase 1. The work includes developing PAD algorithms based on biometric features, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning that work for both known and unknown presentation attacks.” – Bill McClurg, SVP & CTO, Crossmatch The first phase…

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LumenVox, VoiceTrust Announce Merger Under Dutch VC Firm

LumenVox, VoiceTrust Announce Merger Under Dutch VC Firm

San Diego-based speech recognition firm LumenVox and Munich-based voice recognition specialist VoiceTrust have merged to form a new company focused on offering speech-driven biometric authentication solutions. The new company, which has not yet been named, is majority owned by Ramphastos Investments, a venture capital firm based in the Netherlands. In a statement, LumenVox and VoiceTrust…

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Camvi Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Camvi Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

“…organizers are planning to expand the use of this facial recognition at next year’s ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, applying it to more than 8,000 individuals, rather than the select group of officials registered in this summer’s deployment.” Palo Alto-based Camvi Technologies has revealed a high-profile deployment of its facial recognition technology: In a collaboration with Singapore…

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NIST Awards $75M STESS Contract to Strativia

NIST Awards $75M STESS Contract to Strativia

“As for the work, it’s going to span a range of fields including critical infrastructure, environmental science, statistical modeling, IT for healthcare, and the development of biometric algorithms.” Maryland-based IT consultancy Strativia has won a $75 million contract to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s research activities. In announcing the agreement, Strativia called…

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Survey Finds Strong Appetite for Digital Government Services Secured by Biometrics

Survey Finds Strong Appetite for Digital Government Services Secured by Biometrics

Citizens around the world want more digital access to government services, and are largely comfortable with the use of biometrics therein, suggest new findings from Accenture. The findings come from a survey of about 6,000 people across Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the US. According to Accenture’s report, 86 percent said they see…

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Nuance Prediction Service Can Tell What Customers Are Calling About

Nuance Prediction Service Can Tell What Customers Are Calling About

“…thanks to machine learning technology, Nuance says the solution will refine its statistical models over time in order to improve its success rates.” Can artificial intelligence predict the future? Maybe not yet, but it can be used to predict what customers are calling about when they dial into a contact center. That is the premise…

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Exabeam and SecureAuth + Core Security Collaborate on Behavioral Biometric Security

Exabeam and SecureAuth + Core Security Collaborate on Behavioral Biometric Security

Exabeam and SecureAuth + Core Security have teamed up to offer a new security platform based on behavioral biometrics. The platform revolves around Exabeam’s Smart Timeline system, which scans online activity for abnormal behavior such as unusual login attempts and account switching. It assesses such behaviors into a risk score, which the SecureAuth IdP system…

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Iris ID Biometric Tech Integrated into Smart Lockers and Cabinets

Iris ID Biometric Tech Integrated into Smart Lockers and Cabinets

“The iCAM R100 is non-contact, so it’s not affected by dirt, grease, gloves, facial hair, hats, glasses and other factors that reduce the accuracy of fingerprint and facial recognition systems. We’re very excited to bring our iris-based solution to Real Time Networks.” – Mohammed Murad, VP Sales and Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID‘s biometric…

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NEC to Continue Smart Transport Push at APTA 2018 Annual Meeting

NEC to Continue Smart Transport Push at APTA 2018 Annual Meeting

“…NEC indicated that it will show off solutions like its Automatic Fare Collection System, its Fleet Management Solution, its “ePaper” digital displays for traffic, and its facial recognition technologies.” NEC is continuing its effort to promote its biometric and analytics technologies in the area of transportation, announcing plans to showcase its solutions at the American…

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UIDAI Offers Funding to Help Schools Enroll Students in Aadhaar

UIDAI Offers Funding to Help Schools Enroll Students in Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India is once again recalibrating its efforts to promote Aadhaar, the country’s biometric national ID program, with the announcement that it will offer Rs 2B, or about $27,668,000, in assistance to school districts for the enrollment of students. It’s a response to confusion among school administrators that was arguably the…

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New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Identity Platform

New Partnership Aims to Build Blockchain-Based Identity Platform

Two identity-focused tech firms have teamed up to develop a global identity platform based on blockchain technology. One of the firms, Boston-based Distilled Analytics, offers continuous authentication solutions based on end users’ digital activities. The other, Shyft Network, is developing a blockchain-based platform for identity verification. Together, the companies have announced Distilled Identity, a collaboration…

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Bahraini Bank to Launch Biometric ATMs Early Next Year

Bahraini Bank to Launch Biometric ATMs Early Next Year

Bahrain’s Eazy Financial Services is about to make biometric banking a reality in the region thanks to a new partnership with Ithmaar Bank, with the organizations announcing that Ithmaar customers will soon be able to access ATMs with a simple fingerprint scan and PIN entry – and no need for a physical bank card. It’s…

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Businesses Recognize Importance of Protecting Customer Data, But Struggle to Address It, Survey Suggests

Businesses Recognize Importance of Protecting Customer Data, But Struggle to Address It, Survey Suggests

Businesses are really starting to recognize the importance of protecting customer data, but are still struggling to implement effective digital security technologies, suggests new ForgeRock-sponsored research from Forrester Consulting. The firm conducted its research this past April, polling 400 decision makers across the US, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, and China. It found that…

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Zighra Details AI Secrets for the Left-Brained

Zighra Details AI Secrets for the Left-Brained

Zighra is revealing some trade secrets in a new blog post, provided you’ve got the kind of math-oriented brain that can take them in. The post, authored by Zighra’s Chief Data Scientist, Hari Koduvely, isn’t really about Zighra’s mobile authentication technology in particular, but rather covers an approach to AI training called “Bayesian Learning”. It’s based…

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NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

“…organizers are hoping to attract a wide range of speakers to deliver presentations on technical or policy matters, including things like demographic issues, image quality standardization, algorithm tests, and, of course, presentation attacks – an area of growing concern across the biometrics industry.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced its latest high-profile conference…

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HID Global Fingerprint Solution Gets Perfect Score in iBeta’s PAD Testing

HID Global Fingerprint Solution Gets Perfect Score in iBeta’s PAD Testing

“Deployed globally, these fingerprint sensors authenticate billions of transactions annually.  They provide trust whenever they are used to validate a person’s identity to grant access, deliver services or distribute funds, because each time they ensure that fingerprint data is from a real person rather than a fake or stolen sample.” – Michael Chaudoin, VP Product Management…

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