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Biometric Voter Registration Brought to Solomon Islands By Canadian Firm Electoral Services International

CODE Inc. successor Electoral Services International Inc. (ESI), a firm based in Ottawa, Ontario, has been hired by the Solomon Islands government to take on the electronic Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) exercise in preparation for the 2014 Parliamentary elections.Under direction of the Solomon Islands Ministry of Home Affairs, ESI will register voters, clean up present…

Kaba Access and Data Systems Includes Biometric Technology In New Access Control Kit

Today, security solutions provider Kaba Access and Data Systems (ADS) announced that it’s new Standalone Identity Access Management System (AD 102 Kit) is now available as part of its I.AM Series Identity Access Management product line. Rounding out the Kaba the ADS data and access control product suite, the AD 102 Kit, comprised of a…

ViRDI Biometric Fingerprint Readers Supported By Paxton Net2 Access Control Software

A high security biometrics solution is now available for security installers faced with sensitive work sites using Net2 access control: Genie CCTV’s ViRDI biometric reader range of products can now integrate with with the Paxton access control software. The five fingerprint readers available in the ViRDI range work with Genie CCTV’s BIOMERGE-PX software, opening up…

Lumidigm Biometrics Featured in South Korean SMARTCORE Acquisition Stations

Authentication solution provider Lumidigm announced today that upon arrival to the Republic of Korea’s airports and seaports, foreign visitors will go through an immigration clearance process involving SMARTCORE multi-biometrics acquisition stations (MBAS) that leverage Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors. Upon arrival, visitors will hand over their passport to an immigration officer and then simultaneously scan both…

MorphoTrust Enrolls 1.5 Million Commercial Drivers in Support of HTAP

Today, the exclusive enrollment services provider for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), MorphoTrust USA (Safran), announced that it has enrolled 1.5 million commercial drivers, across 135 enrollment centers, in support of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program (HTAP), which requires the TSA to conduct fingerprint-based background checks for truck drivers hauling hazardous materials. The…

Schlage Biometric Time and Attendance Terminals Gain Optional Integrated Heaters

The GT-400 HandPunch biometric time and attendance terminal available, through Schlage, now has the option of shipping with an integrated heater. Announced today by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, the new INT-HTR-G integrated heater allows users to gather time and attendance data in extreme environments that normally would interfere with the HandPunch’s platen, used to accurately…

Voice Biometric Authentication From New Partners OneVault and Bytes SI

A new partnership between Bytes Systems Integration (Bytes SI) and OneVault will see the latter’s hosted voice biometric solutions integrated with the former’s business offerings. The remote voice authentication provided by OneVault stands to improve the business value of Bytes SI’s solutions, which already include a variety of identity and authentication options. The partnership comes…

Suprema Stock May Benefit From The Rise of “Frontier Markets”

A research report published by Samsung Securities on Thursday lists eight Korean company stocks that may benefit from the economic rise of the “frontier markets.” Making the list of companies is Suprema Inc, Samsung Electronics, Seoul Semiconductor, Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, KT, Skylife, and Korea Gas Corp., all of which may end up better off…

BIO-key International, Inc. Raises $1.05 Million In Equity Capital

Today, global leader in fingerprint biometric identification solutions, BIO-key International reported that it has completed a $1.05 million direct private placement. The additional equity capital comes courtesy of both existing and new accredited investors, who purchased $0.30 units consisting of a single share at common stock and one warrant entitling the shareholder to purchase an…

GSA Adds Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo for iPhone 5 to Approved Products List

As of today, Precise Biometrics can add the newly announced Tactivo biometric authentication solution for the iPhone 5 to the list of iOS peripherals certified and approved by the US Government Services Administration (GSA). This certification allows American government agencies to comply with OMB M 11-11, which requires federal employees to use PIV cards when…

SignWave Unlock Replaces Passwords With Hand Motion

Battelle has released a new app for the 3D motion control device, Leap Motion, that provides motion-based biometric security instead of passwords. It’s called SignWave Unlock, and it is designed with accessibility in mind. Now available in the Airspace Store, SignWave Unlock verifies a user’s identity by scanning the unique characteristics of his or her…

Morpho’s New SmartGate Plus Trialed in New Zealand

In June 2013, Morpho (Safran) launched a trial of its next generation automated border control solution SmartGate Plus, at the Auckland International Airport. Now, the biometric technology based system will be tested by New Zealand Customs service (NZCS) during an operational trial that will see over 2000 passengers per week pass through the SmartGate Plus.…

Biometric Time And Attendance Software, NCheck Bio Attendance 2.0, Announced By Neurotechnology

On Tuesday, Neurotechnology, provider of high-precision biometric identification solutions, announced the release of its new end-user time and attendance control system: NCheck Bio Attendance 2.0. Adding face recognition capabilities to NCheck’s pre-existing fingerprint authentication capability, the Bio Attendance 2.0 allows a basic webcam or IP camera to track check-in and check-out times for employees in…

EyeLock Continues to Expand, Names Darelene Crumbaugh As Vice President of Financial Services

Today, market leader in iris-based identity authentication solutions EyeLock appointed Darlene Crumbaugh as vice president of financial services, further solidifying the company’s commitment to deployment and expansion into the financial services sector. Bringing over 20 years of experience with her, and having proven herself as a leader with an impeccable track record of delivering high-impact…

Biometrics Is The Major Contributor To Authentication Market Growth, Says Research and Markets

The Electronic Access Control Systems (EACS) market is showing positive growth after a post recession recovery, says a new report from Research and Markets. EACS, which includes authentication system, intruder alarm and perimeter security system markets, under the effect of an emerging demand for integrated onsite response and security solutions, is being employed across a…

Biometric Fingerprint Recognition Touchscreen, Fiberio Authenticates During Use

Constant real-time authentication has become a reality now that the Hasso Plattner Institute has introduced Fibero, a touchscreen built by the institute’s Christian Holtz and Patrick Baudisch, that recognizes fingerprints as it is operated. Fibero is a rear projection tabletop system that can display and image while at the same time scanning a fingerprint, making…

ZKTeco Launches CP Series, World’s First Embedded Face Recognition IP Cameras

The video surveillance division of ZKTeco, ZKiVison, has launched the very first high performance intelligent HD IP camera with embedded face recognition technology. Adopting the ZK high integration face recognition module and a long distance biometric algorithm that can authenticate faces from up to five meters away regardless of illumination factors, the new surveillance solution…

iBeta Biometrics Team Completes Testing for Sandia

Bometrics testing laboratory iBeta Quality Assurance has completed the first task order under a testing contract by Sandia National Laboratories for the Department of Homeland Security. Conducting tests on two mobile biometric devices and their components, iBeta determined the conformance of their output transaction records according to the current base standard used by organizations such as…

Biometric Gun Locks Bring Accountability To Firearms

July 17, 2013 – By Peter B. Counter Though the media coverage is not as omnipresent as it was in February when President Obama announced 23 executive actions to curb gun control, the American firearms debate continues to rage on in Washington. Background checks, banning and loophole are the buzzwords that are thrown around most…

EyeLock Announces Software Development Kit To Accelerate Deployment of Iris Technology

A new software development kit (SDK) is now available from EyeLock Inc. The aim is to allow users to develop and deploy iris-based authentication software applications, in turn accelerating the adoption of EyeLock’s proprietary technology. EyeLock’s products are used to safely and accurately provide ID authentication in physical and logical environments across vertical markets as…

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