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Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Lufthansa Airlines has launched a biometric self-boarding gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 1. This comes almost 11 months after JetBlue debuted a similar service at JFK’s Terminal 5 following an extensive pilot project at Logan International Airport in Boston. During that trial, over 50,000 passengers used biometric…

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Chutian Dragon Licenses IDEX’s Remote Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

Chutian Dragon Licenses IDEX’s Remote Enrollment Solution for Biometric Cards

IDEX Biometrics has sealed a licensing deal with one of its prominent APAC partners. The company has announced that Chutian Dragon has purchased a license for the use of IDEX’s biometric enrollment technology for biometric cards. IDEX first teamed up with Chutian Dragon last November. Chutian Dragon is a major China-based card maker certified by…

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Yoti Stamps Galaxkey Emails with an Extra Layer of KYC Security

Yoti Stamps Galaxkey Emails with an Extra Layer of KYC Security

Yoti is looking to cut down on phishing fraud through a new partnership with Galaxkey. Galaxkey is a data protection platform that allows users to send encrypted emails that meet the highest government and banking standards. Partnering with Yoti will allow Galaxkey to provide an even greater level of trust. When sending an email, Galaxkey…

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Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

Atos to Upgrade AENA Airports with Biometric Tech

AENA is looking to make its airport operations more efficient with the help of Atos. The two companies have signed a three-year contract worth just under €12 million (€11.8 million, to be precise), with an option to extend for another two years if everything goes well. AENA currently operates 46 airports and 2 heliports in…

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European Border Agency Announces Trial of Biometric Screening System at Lisbon Airport

European Border Agency Announces Trial of Biometric Screening System at Lisbon Airport

The European Union’s border control agency has announced plans to trial biometric passenger screening at the Lisbon Airport, signalling what may become the next major phase in European border control. The European Border and Coast Guard Agency – also known as Frontex – has dubbed its new system “Biometrics on the Move”. It’s designed to…

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Konami Loyalty Program Uses Face Recognition Instead of Physical Cards

Konami Loyalty Program Uses Face Recognition Instead of Physical Cards

Konami Gaming will be showcasing its latest facial recognition tech when it heads to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas later this month. Specifically, the company will be running demos of the SYNKROS casino management system, which combines the company’s SYNK Vision face tech with the SynkConnect mobile app. SYNKROS is essentially a…

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Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

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Spend.com, KNWN Technologies Announce Partnership

Spend.com, KNWN Technologies Announce Partnership

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Spend.com has announced plans to integrate KNWN Technologies to bolster the security of its Spend App. KNWN Technologies’ proprietary AI-powered multi-factor facial recognition software will afford users of the Spend App continuous digital identity authentication and protection on any camera-enabled device, in real-time. The Spend App is a multi-currency banking…

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NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

NatWest Starts Biometric Credit Card Trials in UK

“The biometric credit card trial will see payment cards issued to 150 participants, with spending limits for contactless transactions set to £100…” NatWest has started trialing biometric credit cards in the UK, the major bank has announced. The move follows a trial of biometric debit cards conducted earlier this year. As in that pilot program,…

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Iris ID’s New Biometric Time Clock Supports Range of Third Party Software

Iris ID’s New Biometric Time Clock Supports Range of Third Party Software

“We’re working with innovative application software vendors in the workforce management markets to revolutionize the time and attendance function with new apps providing affordable solutions for the basic or very specific requirements of virtually any organization.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID has launched a new biometric…

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Innovatrics Celebrates NIST FRVT Leaderboard Position

Innovatrics Celebrates NIST FRVT Leaderboard Position

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Slovakia-based biometrics specialist Innovatrics is celebrating an important achievement in standardized industry testing: the company has retained its position on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s FRVT 1:1 Leaderboard. First launched in early 2017, the NIST’s Face Recognition Vendor Test is designed to assess the performance of facial recognition technologies with…

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Bank of Thailand Plans Trial of Biometric KYC Technology

Bank of Thailand Plans Trial of Biometric KYC Technology

Biometrics News The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has announced that it is moving forward with a test of biometric Know Your Customer (KYC) technology. The test will involve ten separate organizations, including commercial banks and other non-bank financial institutions. The test itself will not begin until some unspecified technical issues have been resolved, although Bank…

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Verint Receives Three Awards for Speech Analytics Platform

Verint Receives Three Awards for Speech Analytics Platform

Verint is filling out its trophy case with a trio of awards, each of which was handed out in recognition of its Speech Analytics platform. The platform uses speech recognition, machine learning, and AI to transcribe call center interactions and convert them into actionable data for the enterprise. The three awards include a Speech Technology…

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Trueface Tech Helps Identify Missing Persons After Hurricane Dorian

Trueface Tech Helps Identify Missing Persons After Hurricane Dorian

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Trueface is hoping its facial recognition technology can help find missing hurricane survivors in the Bahamas. The company has partnered with the Bahamian blockchain startup Bluestone Technology to create a FindMeBahamas missing persons registry, which will use facial recognition to identify the people found as rescue workers continue to sort…

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Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Ipsidy is bringing its Proof Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution to Peru. The Proof platform arrives in the country through a partnership with RENIEC, Peru’s National ID Registry. As the ID Registry, RENIEC handles the distribution of all national identities, including the country’s electronic ID cards. The Proof app…

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IDEMIA Renews SmartGate Contract with Australian Border Agency

IDEMIA Renews SmartGate Contract with Australian Border Agency

IDEMIA has renewed its border partnership with the Australian Department of Home Affairs. According to the terms of the new contract, IDEMIA will continue to provide the Australian Border Agency with biometric SmartGates for the next five years, helping to ensure that Australia remains at the forefront of the border security conversation. The SmartGate portfolio…

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Ping Identity Provides Enterprises with DIY Identity and Access Management

Ping Identity Provides Enterprises with DIY Identity and Access Management

Ping Identity has released a new self-service portal that makes it easier for enterprises to integrate their own identity and access management (IAM) solutions. Dubbed PingCentral, the platform comes with standardized workflows and templates that will show IAM professionals how to make minor changes to an existing system or how to deploy new security applications…

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WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach has deployed Cognitec’s secure facial recognition tech in a smartphone app that automates the ID application process. The app asks users to take a selfie when applying for a passport or a visa, or when they’re enrolling in some kind of digital service. After that, Cognitec’s facial recognition algorithm will match the photo against…

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French Gov’t Fast-tracks Launch of Biometric Mobile ID Program

French Gov’t Fast-tracks Launch of Biometric Mobile ID Program

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition French authorities are preparing to launch a biometric national ID app for access to online government services. The app is called “Alicem”, an acronym for “certified online authentication on mobile”. Like a number of increasingly popular mobile authentication systems in the financial services sector, the app revolves around selfie biometrics:…

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Featurespace Outfits Mexican Credit Bureau with Behavioral Biometric Tech

Featurespace Outfits Mexican Credit Bureau with Behavioral Biometric Tech

Biometrics News – Behavioral Biometrics The Latin American credit bureau Círculo de Crédito is collaborating with Featurespace to bring the latter’s new anti-fraud platform to the Mexican market. Featurespace’s ARIC platform leverages behavioral biometrics to spot suspicious behavior, and is geared towards banks, credit card companies, and other financial services providers. ARIC is built with…

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