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Research and Markets Announces the Release of “Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017”

The limitations and inconvenience involved in using alternative identification methods i.e. photographs, passwords and PIN codes, have driven the growth of biometric technologies in the last few years. Again, increasing terrorist attacks, plane hijackings and crime rates have underlined the need for superior security measures around the world. On the other side, some border control…

Brand New Signs Agreement with Iris ID

Biometric identity and access management continues to enjoy growth despite the fact that it has never worked 100% successfully using only a traditional fingerprint scan. Increasingly, organisations are looking for a more accurate, less invasive technology to incorporate into their access control and other ID management systems. Iris recognition readily fills this requirement with its…

Fulcrum Biometrics Partners with IriTech for Online Sales of IriShield Iris Recognition Scanner Systems

Fulcrum Biometrics, a leading international provider, distributor and integrator of biometric systems and devices, today signed a reseller agreement with IriTech, Inc that will allow Fulcrum Biometrics to sell the company’s line of IriShield™ iris recognition scanners. IriShield is an ultra-compact, low-cost, high quality ISO-compliant iris scanner system that makes implementation of biometric iris recognition…

Fingerprint Cards: 2012 Was Weak in Terms of Earnings, but Laid the Foundation for 2013 as a Global Breakthrough Year for FPC’s Technology and Biometrics Solutions

STOCKHOLM– Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)(STO:FINGB), Corp. Reg. No. 556154-2381, (FPC), Fourth quarter 2012: · Sales totaled SEK 1.9 M (18.6).· According to the new calculation method, a gross loss of SEK 1.5 M (profit: 9.0) was reported.· According to the former calculation method, gross profit of SEK 1.8 M (9.6) would have been reported.· The…

Arkami™ Launches Kickstarter Project for myIDkey™ to Support Universal Password Protection and Encryption for All Mobile and PC Devices

ALISO VIEJO, CA–(Feb 20, 2013) – Arkami™, Inc. today announced it has launched its Kickstarter campaign to fund its award-winning myIDkey™, the company’s flagship product that allows you to securely store all of your passwords and critical information on a portable Bluetooth / USB device. It is the industry’s first finger-swipe activated wireless device with…

ENTERTECH SYSTEMS Receives Lenel Factory Certification under Lenel’s OpenAccess Alliance Program

ENTERTECH SYSTEMS, the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico operating partner for Suprema (http://www.supremainc.com) and its family of biometrics (finger, face, card & PIN), biometric algorithm, SDK, IP Network and application software products, today announced its new BioConnect (http://www.entertechsystems.com/bioconnect) application is now available for systems integrators and users to utilize Suprema’s line of leading biometric readers…

Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0

SANTA CLARA, CA–(Feb 19, 2013) – Sensory, Inc. today announces the release of TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0 with the ability for end users to create their own custom voice triggers and biometric passphrases that identify who they are and unlock features, permit access, or call up customized settings. TrulyHandsfree 1.0 introduced single voice trigger technology,…

Cognitec Releases Video Analytics Product with Advanced Anonymous Face Recognition Technology

Cognitec Systems has released the highly advanced version of FaceVACS-VideoScan, the first video screening and analysis technology to support security personnel, marketing departments, and operations management. The application now employs anonymous face recognition technology to analyze the count, flow and demographics of people visible in video streams while protecting privacy and data security. Surpassing traditional…

European Commission Selects Consortium of Accenture, Morpho and HP to Maintain EU Visa Information and Biometric Matching Systems

BRUSSELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs has awarded a consortium of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Morpho (Safran) and HP, a contract to maintain the European Visa Information System (VIS). The contract is for three years with a possible one-year extension to a maximum value of €70 million (approx.US$93 million). The project will support…

Morpho (Safran) signs agreement with the State Bank of India during official visit of French President François Hollande to India

During the official visit of French President, Francois Hollande to India, Morpho (Safran) through its Indian subsidiary Smart Chip, signed an agreement with the State Bank of India for the provision and maintenance of a biometric authentication solution. The agreement was signed yesterday in New Delhi by N Jambunathan, Chief General Manager, State Bank of…

CEVA and Sensory Partner to Deliver Lowest Power Voice Activation Solution Based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP Platform

CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and Sensory, Inc., the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, today announced that the companies have partnered to offer an advanced voice recognition solution based on the industry-leading CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP and Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ always-on voice activation technology.…

Validity Sensors Supports FIDO Protocol to Accelerate Adoption of Secure Authentication in Mobile Devices and PCs

Today Validity Sensors, Inc., a founding member of the FIDO Alliance (Fast IDentity Online) and the leader in Natural ID™ authentication fingerprint sensors, has announced its plans to fully support FIDO integration in its mobile and notebook software development kits (SDKs) for both Android and Windows operating systems. Along with founding members PayPal, Lenovo and…

Smartphone meets Smart Access Technology

UnionCommunity co., Ltd the award winning manufacturers of the ViRDI Brand of Biometric Access Control Technology are pleased to announce the release of the ACF-100 a convergence of Smartphone and Biometric Access Control Technology. Overview The ACF-100 was developed with the goal of producing a robust access control terminal, which is aesthetically pleasing and simple…

ENTERTECH SYSTEMS Announces New Certified Biometric Partner Program for Integrators

ENTERTECH SYSTEMS (http://www.EnterTechSystems.com), the US, Canada and Puerto Rico operating partner for Suprema (http://www.supremainc.com) and its family of biometrics (finger, face, card & PIN), biometric algorithm, SDK, IP Network and application software products, today announced its new Certified Biometric Partner Program for access control systems integrators and dealers. The company will hold certification workshops commencing…

Orange County Selects Morpho’s New Automated Biometric Identification System

Morpho (Safran), the leading provider of identification systems, is pleased to announce that Orange County, California has selected its U.S. subsidiary, MorphoTrak, to provide MorphoBIS, its next generation Biometric Identification System, for the county’s new biometric identification system. Housed in the Orange County Crime Lab, MorphoBIS will provide real-time identification of suspects and criminals with…

AOptix Teams with CACI to Develop Smart Mobile Identity Devices for U.S. Department of Defense

AOptix (www.aoptix.com), a technology innovation company that leverages optics to transform identity verification and wireless communications, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to develop Smart Mobile Identity devices for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). AOptix will be working with CACI International Inc., a leading information solutions and services provider, as a…

Patrick Gilmore joins GenKey

GenKey, the leading provider of large-scale biometric deduplication and biometric verification solutions, announces the appointment of Patrick Gilmore as Director Sales. Patrick Gilmore is a biometrics industry veteran and comes to GenKey with extensive experience in delivering biometric solutions in countries in West Africa, Southern Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining GenKey, Patrick…

FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) Will Let Users Ditch Passwords for Biometrics

Leading Internet companies, system integrators and security providers have formed the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) to revolutionize online authentication with an industry supported standards-based open protocol. FIDO Alliance founding member organizations Agnitio, Infineon Technologies, Lenovo, Nok Nok Labs, PayPal, and Validity are developing the specification and FIDO-compliant products. The Internet requires users to confirm…

ValidSoft Voice Biometric Technology Comes of Age

ValidSoft (www.validsoft.com), a global supplier of advanced telecommunications-based fraud prevention, authentication and transaction verification solutions, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK), today announced that it has achieved its primary objective for its voice biometric technology  of successfully being measured and compared with the world’s leading commercial voice biometric providers…

Cognitec FaceVACS-SDK 8.7 released

Cognitec Systems, leading provider of face recognition technology, has released a new version of their FaceVACS-SDK, now available for integrators and end-customers. The new version provides a Java programming API and B7 algorithm with significant performance increase for recognizing faces in low-resolution images. FaceVACS-SDK enables customers to develop new face recognition applications. It provides a…

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