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Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

“…the companies said their solution will deliver ‘a powerful mix of technology that provides site attendants and security personnel with cutting-edge biometric access management tools with minimal capital investment.’” Ipsidy has teamed up with Ayonix Face Technologies to integrate the latter’s biometric technology into its Access by Ipsidy security platform. The collaboration is aimed at…

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Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

“News of the project comes on the heels of NEC’s announcement that its facial recognition technology will be used to identify reporters at next year’s Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan.” Japanese government authorities are deepening their involvement with NEC, opting to deploy the company’s facial recognition technology in biometric eGates at Narita…

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BehavioSec Upgrades Flagship Platform

BehavioSec Upgrades Flagship Platform

“The system’s operation has also been streamlined, with new threat detection algorithms having reduced the number of end user interactions needed to recognize individuals and potential threats.” BehavioSec has upgraded its behavioral biometrics platform. Version 5.0 of the BehavioSec Behavioral Biometrics Platform is now able to detect the use of Virtual Private Networks and TOR-routed…

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Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

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Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

“Voters in the country will be required submit their fingerprints to the Election Commission, and EVM operators will issue unique passwords to voters, which will be used in combination with fingerprint recognition for voter authentication.” Biometric technology from Crossmatch is poised to play an important role in an upcoming parliamentary election in Bangladesh. The company…

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SureID, Robbie.AI Announce Multimodal R&D Collaboration

SureID, Robbie.AI Announce Multimodal R&D Collaboration

“Their collaboration, they said, ‘could result in the United States’ first nationwide biometrics gathering system for broad consumer-focused initiatives.’” Facial recognition specialist Robbie.AI and fingerprint authentication solutions provider SureID have teamed up, with plans to put their heads together in joint research and development efforts. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies explained that…

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IDEX Biometrics Sets Date for Q3 Report

IDEX Biometrics Sets Date for Q3 Report

“The update will detail what has been an eventful quarter with respect to IDEX’s developing biometric cards business.” IDEX Biometrics has set a date for its Q3 report: It will be published on Thursday, November 8th around 7:00am CET. The company’s leadership will also host a live presentation on the results at 9:00am CET in…

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NEXT Biometrics Sensors to Be Used in POS Terminals Aimed at US Market

NEXT Biometrics Sensors to Be Used in POS Terminals Aimed at US Market

 “This show of support from TYSSO is evidence of the value NEXT’s large-area fingerprint sensors are delivering to the market. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with the team at TYSSO.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Tysso, a Taiwan-based POS solutions provider, has placed an order for fingerprint sensors from NEXT Biometrics, the…

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Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe has announced new white label fingerprint enrollment solutions aimed at enabling financial institutions to easily get their customers registered for biometric payment cards. One of the solutions is an at-home enrollment kit designed to be mailed to customers – the solution is thin enough to be mailed in a standard envelope. Once received, a…

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Face Scanning iPhones a Big Hit as Apple Reports Record Revenues

Face Scanning iPhones a Big Hit as Apple Reports Record Revenues

“There are also signs that Apple is seeing more of a return on its Apple Pay mobile payments service…” Apple’s face-scanning new iPhones are a big hit, if its latest quarterly update offers any indication: Revenues are up 20 percent, year-over-year. The figure itself for those quarterly revenues is a stunner: $62.9 billion. And while…

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Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

“The situation is only the latest illustration of the haphazard character of Aadhaar’s rapid evolution over the last few years, with government agencies and businesses applying the ID program in something of a regulatory and legal fog.” The Indian Supreme Court’s decision to restrict the use of Aadhaar, India’s biometric national ID program, to government…

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CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

With the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric border control program now in place at a land crossing, the agency says it has already nabbed its third fraudster. The agency’s program, which uses facial recognition to match travelers to their official travel documents, is increasingly prominent at US airports, with the CBP aiming to…

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New UC3M Study Finds Lower FRR for Large-Area NEXT Biometrics Sensor

New UC3M Study Finds Lower FRR for Large-Area NEXT Biometrics Sensor

“The study involved over 500 individuals, 50,000 fingerprint scans per sensor, and hundreds of millions of fingerprint comparisons…” NEXT Biometrics is touting the results of a new study conducted by the Carlos III University of Madrid (“UC3M”) that has found the company’s fingerprint sensors perform significantly better than those of leading competitors. The study involved…

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ImageWare Delays Q3 Update

ImageWare Delays Q3 Update

“In a statement announcing the rescheduling, ImageWare explained that “the delay is a result of ‘a pending third party derivative liability evaluation, the results of which are not expected to materially alter financial results.’” ImageWare has rescheduled its Q3 update, with the report to be issued after market close on Wednesday, November 14th. The company…

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BioCatch Lays Out PSD2’s Open Banking Security Issue

BioCatch Lays Out PSD2’s Open Banking Security Issue

While it’s undoubtedly seen as a regulatory obstacle by many organizations, the European Union’s PSD2 is helping to pave the way for open banking, requiring financial institutions to allow Third-party Payments Providers, or TPPs, to interface with them via APIs. This represents an opportunity to foster greater fluidity and convenience in banking for consumers, but…

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Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of a huge deployment expected for the 2020 Olympics, NEC is going to have a high-profile test run of its facial recognition technology at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The company’s technology will be used for access control at the Tokyo Stadium and at International Stadium Yokohama. It will be applied specifically to…

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Precise Biometrics Plans Office Closure in Sweden, Opening in Shanghai

Precise Biometrics Plans Office Closure in Sweden, Opening in Shanghai

“In order to achieve our objective to remain a leading provider of biometric solutions, we have identified the need to strengthen our local presence in the Asian market, where we see a growing demand.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics is planning some major changes to its corporate structure, announcing its intention to…

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Ming-Chi Kuo: Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones

Ming-Chi Kuo: Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones

Respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that next year’s iPhones will get an upgraded Face ID system and that future iPad models might also incorporate Time of Flight (or ToF) sensor technology. The predictions come by way of a note to investors in which Kuo explains that the upgraded Face ID system will feature…

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Zwipe Appoints New Head of Certification

Zwipe Appoints New Head of Certification

“Zwipe further explained that together with its partners, it is ‘now entering into the phase where dual-interface biometric payment cards can be certified based on specifications defined by the leading payment networks…’” A new Zwipe executive could prove to be a powerful agent in the company’s efforts to promote its biometric card technology. Pierre Girod,…

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Honor Magic2 Bets Big on AI and 3D Face Recognition

Honor Magic2 Bets Big on AI and 3D Face Recognition

“…it’s using the front-facing camera system to enable 3D facial recognition in an authentication system that may be able to compete with Apple’s Face ID in terms of technological sophistication.” Huawei’s Honor smartphone brand has become the latest to make a big bet on artificial intelligence with its newest smartphone. Dubbed the Honor Magic2, the…

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