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Fingerprint Cards AB Receives Largest Production Order Yet

August 21, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Fingerprint fever continues on the wave of demand for biometric security in smartphones and tablets, and the company with the namesake is at the center of the news once again. Today, Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) has announced that it has received its largest mass production order yet,…

BIOGUARD Jail Release System Keeps Binds Inmates To IDs

August 20, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter US Morpho (Safran) subsidiary MorphoTrak is continuing to give Arizona law enforcement a biometric boost. Last week the company supplied the Mesa Police Department with enough MorphoIDent mobile recognition units to fully cover its patrol schedule, and now the BIOGUARD system is being implemented in the Maricopa…

CLEAR Gates Launching in San Jose, Continued Focus Announced For Silicon Valley

August 19, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Today it was announced that CLEAR, a biometrics-based airport security solutions company, will continue to expand across the United States with services to be launched in September for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). Plans were also revealed to implement CLEAR solutions in Silicon Valley.…

Cross Match Technologies Consolidating Operations in Jena, Germany

August 16, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Biometric identity provider Cross Match Technologies, the company behind the SEEK Avenger multi-biometric software solution (released earlier this year), announced today that, in order to accelerate development and enhance profitability, it will be consolidating its Jena, Germany facilities into its existing US operations based in Palm Beach…

Rumors Versus Fingerprints, Iris Scanning Versus College Students and Smart Cards For South Africa: Biometrics News Round-Up August 12-16

August 16 – by Peter B. Counter This week fingerprint biometrics solutions took the industry news spotlight as a slew of second quarter financial results collided with mobile security speculations. Eyeballs, not to be outdone, received some endorsements, and smart card identification documents are starting to replace old paper IDs in South Africa. Here is…

EyeLock Recruits New Talent To Accelerate International Expansion and National Penetration

August 16, 2013 – Peter B. Counter Iris-based authentication solutions provider EyeLock Inc. has announced the recruitment for two new executives in what appears to be an aggressive posturing for the second half of 2013. Yesterday Michael Fiorito was appointed as vice president of enterprise accounts, and today Roger An was named vice president of…

BIO-key International Q2 Financial Results Show Reduction In Sales

August 15, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter With its second quarter ending on June 30, fingerprint biometric identification solutions provider BIO-key International Inc. released its financial results for the period yesterday. According to the company’s press release announcement, when compared against Q2 2012, the most recent second quarter showed a decrease in revenue of…

Personalized Smart ID Cards Come to South Africa via Datacard Group

August 15, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter It used to take 47 days for South African identification documents, barcoded paper ID books, to be produced and delivered, and they were simple, forge-able and insecure. Now, with Datacard Group announcing today that its Datacard MX series card issuance and delivery systems will be utilized by…

The Power of a Rumor: iPhone 5S Gossip Is Great For Fingerprint Biometrics

August 14, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The rumors are persistent, and the closer the expected September iPhone 5S announcement gets, the more likely it seems that the next generation of Apple’s popular smartphone will be protected by a biometric fingerprint sensor. Two weeks ago, immediately after the new iOS dev kit was sent…

BIO-key International Recognized With 2013 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership

After recently evaluating the fingerprint biometric solutions market, Frost & Sullivan has singled out BIO-key, which exclusively offers mobile and Internet-based software solutions, as the recipient of the 2013 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership. The award, presented to the company that has yielded significant market share during the…

NIST Evaluation Reveals MorphoTrust Iris Identification as Most Accurate

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published its Iris Exchange (IREX) IV report on July 11, which while receiving quite a bit of attention for the finding that age is not a major factor of iris degradation, also compared the performance of iris algorithms from a variety of commercial and academic providers. Of the…

Fingerprint Cards Begins Promised Recruitment With Jan Johannesson, VP Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management

It was announced today that Fingerprint Cards has recruited Jan Johannesson as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Portfolio Management. The announcement comes after Fingerprint Cards’ exceptional second quarter, which brought with it news that FPC’s Board of Directors has made the executive decision to focus on expanding the company’s staff in preparation for what it…

GenKey’s New Biometric SDK Released Today

FastAFIS and BioHASH are two biometric matching technologies included in GenKey’s new software development kit (SDK). Released today, the new version of the large-scale ID solutions provider’s SDK suite, along with the ability to match poor quality fingerprints, shows significant performance improvements in speed and accuracy, with FastAFIS accounting for speed and BioHASH powering the…

Fingerprint Cards AB’s Second Quarter 2013 Is Its Best Ever, Says CEO

As announced earlier this week, Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) published its second quarter earnings report. Originally scheduled for publication on August 22, the report comes on the heels of FPC’s lowered sales projection for the year and shows what Fingerprint Cards president and CEO Johan Carlström calls “the best in the company’s history.” The second quarter…

BIO-key Introduces New Architecture, Accelerating Biometric Index Searches

“Stakeholders must consider many factors when deploying large-scale fingerprint identification systems. The system must be secure, extremely accurate, fast and reasonably priced to deploy and support. This is especially true in the emerging Cloud-based enterprise and consumer Mobile Authentication markets,” said BIO-key CEO Michael DePasquale, in the announcement that the fingerprint identity solutions provider has…

The Future of Palm Reading: Fujitsu Continues To Champion Palm Vein Biometrics

August 06, 2013 – By Peter B. Counter Palm-based biometric authentication, otherwise known as vascular recognition, despite all of the factors pushing in its favor, is not the kind of scanning you see in your everyday identity solution. When it comes down to brass tacks, the demand for iris and fingerprint scanners tends to outshine…

Morpho ID Concession Extended by Government of Albania into e-Services

Today it was announced that Morpho (Safran) has been selected to continue providing identity document management services to Albania, after successful collaboration with the republic’s government for five years. The e-document solutions provider signed an agreement with Albania’s Ministry of Interior, extending the production and distribution of ID documents for an additional ten years. In…

CLEAR Lanes Open Up At San Antonio International Airport, Use Biometrics to Speed Up Security

Today, biometric identity service CLEAR announced that San Antonio International Airport’s members-only CLEAR lanes are now open, allowing subscribers using the service to pass through security in less than five minutes on average. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s earlier news that CLEAR will also be launching in both William P. Hobby…

Fingerprint Cards AB Lowers 2013 Sales Projection To SEK 80-110 M

Two primary reasons lie behind biometric solutions developer Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) lowering its sales projection for 2013 from SEK 130-190 M to 80-110M, as it announced on Friday. First of all, major projects that involve FPC’s swipe sensor technology have been delayed from late 2013 to the beginning of 2014. The second factor has to…

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