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DHS’s Biometric Rally a Success for Gemalto – and for DHS

DHS’s Biometric Rally a Success for Gemalto – and for DHS

The results of the Department of Homeland Security’s first Biometric Technology Rally are out, and Gemalto is celebrating a strong showing. Organized by the DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the 2018 Biometric Technology Rally was aimed at evaluating facial and iris recognition technologies from a select group of successful applicants., using the S&T’s Biometric…

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US-Backed NGO Project Enhances Biometric Border Screening in Mogadishu

US-Backed NGO Project Enhances Biometric Border Screening in Mogadishu

New fingerprint scanning terminals at two critical points of entry in Mogadishu could help to thwart international criminals and terrorists trying to elude authorities through Somalia. The terminals were installed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations-affiliated intergovernmental organization, with support from the US Department of State. Deployed at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle…

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ImageWare to Showcase Pillphone, GoVerifyID at AHIP 2018

ImageWare to Showcase Pillphone, GoVerifyID at AHIP 2018

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo 2018 is slated for next week, and ImageWare is going to take the opportunity to showcase its Pillphone and GoVerifyID solutions. The product of a partnership with American Biometric Solutions at the start of last year, Pillphone (stylized “pillphone”) is a mobile app designed to connect healthcare…

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Telos ID to Assist in Fingerprint Background Checks for Decennial Census Workers

Telos ID to Assist in Fingerprint Background Checks for Decennial Census Workers

Telos ID has been awarded a major subcontract that will see the company playing an important role in the 2020 Decennial Census. The project is part of an overarching $64 million, multi-year contract awarded to IndraSoft, Inc., by the US Census Bureau, entailing the identity verification of half a million workers to be hired across…

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SITA to Provide Tech for First Full Biometric Exit Airport Program

SITA to Provide Tech for First Full Biometric Exit Airport Program

“The program is aimed at biometrically tracking everyone who enters and leaves the United States.” Orlando airport authorities are sticking with SITA as their key technology partner as they pursue a comprehensive biometric exit program. And to that end, SITA says it plans to fully implement biometric boarding at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) by…

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Tradelink Partnership Produces Another Success for Daon in Hong Kong Banking Sector

Tradelink Partnership Produces Another Success for Daon in Hong Kong Banking Sector

“Our partnership with Tradelink continues to make a significant impact in the financial and banking industry throughout Hong Kong.” – Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon Daon is celebrating another successful deployment of its biometric authentication solution in collaboration with its Hong Kong partner, Tradelink. The companies have developed a password replacement solution for customers of Dah…

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Japanese Bike Company to Promote BIO-key Locks

Japanese Bike Company to Promote BIO-key Locks

“The partnership represents a considerable success in terms of the BIO-key’s business strategy, with two of the three ‘pillars’ of its strategy for 2018 – outlined in its year-end fiscal update – being a stronger focus on the APAC market, and an emphasis on the kinds of hardware solutions encapsulated in its TouchLock product line.”…

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FaceFirst Launches Biometric Shoplifter Alert System for Retailers

FaceFirst Launches Biometric Shoplifter Alert System for Retailers

Los Angeles-based FaceFirst has launched a new facial recognition solution for security surveillance aimed at the retail market. Dubbed “Sentinel-IQ”, the platform is designed to identify known shoplifters and criminals, and to send an alert to administrators the moment such individuals are detected by the surveillance system. And it’s available in multiple deployment configurations including…

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Biometric Banking to Generate $4.8B in Revenues by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Biometric Banking to Generate $4.8B in Revenues by 2023: Goode Intelligence

Goode Intelligence is predicting some serious growth for biometric technology in the banking sector. In a new report entitled “Biometrics for Banking: Market & Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2018-2023 – Second Edition,” the market research firm predicts that by the end of 2020, 1.9 billion bank customers around the world will be using…

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Biometric Airport Gates Go Live in Japan

Biometric Airport Gates Go Live in Japan

“Authorities have been trialing this biometric eGate technology at the Tokyo International Airport since October, and further deployments are planned for the Chubu Centrair International Airport, Kansai International Airport, and Fukuoka Airport.” Biometric eGates went into operation today at Japan’s Narita airport. The eGates’ functionality revolves around facial recognition, with technology from Panasonic being used…

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CLEAR Pivots Into Soccer with Latest Stadium Deployments

CLEAR Pivots Into Soccer with Latest Stadium Deployments

CLEAR has further expanded the reach of its biometric pre-screening platform in the sports world, this time with deployments at soccer stadiums. One of the organization’s new partners is the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), with CLEAR’s biometric scanning to enable expedited entry for fans at the Banc of California Stadium. The same goes for…

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Philippine Gov’t Pursues Biometric Drone Tech

Philippine Gov’t Pursues Biometric Drone Tech

The Philippine government is planning to use facial recognition-equipped drones in its fight against terrorism, suggest recent comments from the country’s Defense Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana. Details about the plans are hazy, but in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel last week, Lorenzana discussed the military’s recent acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles from the US, and…

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Secretive DHS Program Aimed at Comprehensive Biometric Surveillance, says EFF

Secretive DHS Program Aimed at Comprehensive Biometric Surveillance, says EFF

The Department of Homeland Security is working on a secretive project aimed at dramatically expanding its biometric surveillance powers – and the Electronic Frontier Foundation is arguing it it must be stopped. The project is dubbed HART, for Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology, and it entails the collection of a wide range of data – not…

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Study Suggests Americans Want Companies to Offer Biometric Authentication

Study Suggests Americans Want Companies to Offer Biometric Authentication

Over half of Americans think biometric technology is either “Very Secure” or “Extremely Secure”, according to a recent study by Atlanta-based authentication specialist IDology. The study polled a little over a thousand US adults this past March, and found that 54 percent were enthusiastic about biometric security, which came out ahead knowledge-based questions (45 percent)…

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Vision-Box Sees Aadhaar Opportunities with New Delhi Office

Vision-Box Sees Aadhaar Opportunities with New Delhi Office

Vision-Box will open a new office in India at the end of this month, the company has announced. The office will be located in the Jor Bagh neighbourhood of New Delhi. In a statement announcing the plans, Vision-Box noted that India accounts for over 17 percent of the global population, and that India will be…

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DERMALOG Bids Farewell to Passwords at CEBIT 2018

DERMALOG Bids Farewell to Passwords at CEBIT 2018

CEBIT 2018 kicks off today, and DERMALOG is on hand to sing the praises of biometrics and usher passwords out the door. The company has announced that it will be on hand for the full length of the Hannover-based event, which revolves around innovation in digitization. DERMALOG will take the opportunity to highlight how biometric…

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Researchers Create Brainwave Biometric Authentication System

Researchers Create Brainwave Biometric Authentication System

Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a brainwave biometrics system that can effectively create a kind of ‘password’ out of how users respond to a set of three images. The system relies on electroencephalography, which entails the measurement of electrical activity in the brain through dedicated sensors. The…

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Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

Acuant Awarded Patent For Identity Processing Tech

“It’s an important component of Acuant’s AssureID solution, which combines document reading with facial recognition to verify that a piece of ID does indeed pertain to an end user.” Acuant has further extended its IP portfolio with the awarding of a new patent for its identity document processing technology. Entitled “System and methods for remote…

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UIDAI Lets Citizens Check Aadhaar Update History

UIDAI Lets Citizens Check Aadhaar Update History

Indian citizens can now check their Aadhaar update history online, thanks to a new service from the Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI. Aadhaar is, of course, India’s wide-ranging biometric national ID program, used for all kinds of scenarios, from receiving government subsidies to tracking Amazon deliveries. It’s aimed at offering a reliable and…

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