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SecuGen To Showcase Smaller Fingerprint Reader at Biometrics Consortium Conference

September 9, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter We are only one week away from the Biometrics Consortium Conference being held in Tampa, Florida, and before findBIOMETRICS and Mobile ID World begin to report live from the showroom floor, it’s time to take a look at one of the featured technologies being demonstrated there. Optical,…

Nissan’s Nismo Watch Enables M2M Biometric Monitoring Between Driver and Car

September 9, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The relationship between car and driver has always been one of love and companionship. Good times, bad times, in the end a motorist is going to attach emotional significance to her automobile history. Unfortunately, due to a vehicle’s distinct lack of eyes, ears, brain and beating, loving…

Mobility Rules: findBIOMETRICS and Mobile ID World Roundup For September 2-6

September 7, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The last half of the Summer in biometrics has been all about mobility, and the first week of September, as we see the approach of a big Apple announcement, the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Biometrics UnPlugged, was no different. Because the authentication and authorization industries have been…

Cross Match Technologies Gives Naval Academy the Gift of Biometrics

September 6, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter In keeping with its long history of supporting the US military, Cross Match Technologies announced yesterday that it has donated a suite of biometric identity management hardware to the United States Naval Academy Foundation. The in-kind gift, made to benefit the Foundations’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,…

TeleHealth Contract Worth $28.8 Million Awarded By Department of Veteran Affairs

September 4, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Telehealth solutions provider AMC Health will be providing services to the US Department of Veteran Affairs after being awarded a five year $28.8 million contract. The contract stands as a major expansion to AMC Health’s Government Services Division and will allow for a great improvement in quality…

Biometric Background Checks To Be Performed on Illinois Firearms Instructors

September 3, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Biometrics have been gaining a foothold in the controversial world of gun control as the debates concerning the restriction of firearms rage on. Biometric locks on gun safes were a start, and more recently smart-guns have been entering the discourse: weapons that require a positive fingerprint ID…

Biometric Patient Registration in New Guinea, Powered by Lumidigm

September 3, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter New Tribes Mission Medical Clinic in Papua New Guinea has found itself on the receiving end of a customized biometric patient identification system called the Fulcrum Biometric Framework that features the Lumidigm M-Series multispectral fingerprint reader. The modular biometric identification system comes courtesy of Fulcrum Biometrics, a…

MorphoBIS Brings Biometric Law Enforcement to Sarasota County

August 30, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Sarasota County’s Sheriff’s Office processes approximately 15 thousand fingerprints annually in its never ending war on crime. It’s a demanding workload, to say the least. Fortunately, some heavy reinforcement came riding into town in the form of MorphoTrak (Safran)’s Morpho Biometric Identification Solution (MorphoBIS). Costing the Sheriff’s…

ScriptPro and Xelios Partner to Replace ID Cards and PINs With Biometric Alternative

August 30, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Pharmacies are set to be getting the biometric makeover treatment now that telepharmacy automation company ScriptPro has partnered with Xelios. The multi-year licensing agreement will see Xelios supplying biometric authentication technology to ScriptPro’s robotics-based pharmacy management solutions. The integrated biometric solutions will be applied to the prescription…

Homomorphic Encryption Tech From Fujitsu Enables Biometric Authentication Via The Cloud

August 29, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Fujitsu has announced what it is calling a first for the world: homomorphic encryption technology that enables statistical calculations and biometric authentication without having to decrypt it. The innovation, made possible through a special bit-string ordering technique applied before batch encrypting the data, dramatically increases the speed…

Fingerprint Cards Sensors To Be Featured in Three Smartphones Thanks To New Design Wins

August 29, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Fingerprint Cards AB continues to ensure its technology is included in Asian smartphones, today announcing three design wins (DW) from a single existing customer in the region. The DWs are for an additional three smartphones, all to be released in Q4 2013. Earlier this week FPC announced…

The State of Facial Recognition: WikiTrend.org Weighs In

August 28, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Border control, access control, airport security and law enforcement: these are the verticals that are talked about most when the topic of facial recognition biometrics lands on the table. Fingerprints might be making headway when it comes to the mainstream mobile market, but when it comes to…

Pantech Launches New Smartphone With Embedded Fingerprint Sensor

August 28, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Today marks the launch of the first Android smartphone available in Korea to feature a finger sensor provided by Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC). The Vega LTE-A IM-A880S smartphone, available from Pantech through Korean operator stores, is the second mobile device to launch featuring FPC sensor technology in…

Fingerprint Cards AB Scores Another Design Win In China

August 27 – by Peter B. Counter The swipe sensor technology featured in the recently launched Disney-themed Fujitsu smartphone is going to be making even more appearances in Asian built mobiles now that Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has racked up yet another design win (DW) from a Chinese manufacturer. The DW, which will see the fingerprint…

New Report Says Multi-Factor Authentication Market To Be Worth Over $5 Billion by 2017

August 26, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter It should come as no surprise that the password is no longer a strong enough deterrent to keep wanting hackers, snoopers and botnets out of private online spaces. Accounts providers like Google have been very vocal in the need for a stronger security measure motivating them to…

Cognitec’s Face Recognition Featured In Large German EasyPASS Project

August 22, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter A contract recently awarded to a large consortium of companies by the German Border Police will have all major German airports equipped with eGates that feature face recognition solutions from Dresden-based biometrics company Cognitec Systems. The contract is the largest of its kind ever seen in Europe, seeing…

Seriously Fun Authentication: The Advent of Biometric Gaming

August 21, 2013 – by Peter B.Counter An iPhone with a fingerprint sensor in its home button: this is the mental image quickly becoming the most associated with the term “consumer biometrics.” The immensely popular Apple handheld device is rumored to be protected by a fingerprint, the very piece of the user that interfaces with…

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