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Intel Tests Facial Recognition Algorithms on Thermal Images

Intel Tests Facial Recognition Algorithms on Thermal Images

Intel researchers published a study in which they looked into whether artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms trained to identify individuals’ faces can also be applied to thermal images of faces. Thermal imaging is seen by many as a way to protect an individual’s privacy, as it obscures some of the details of an image such as…

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Beijing Railway Adds Facial Recognition to Help with Spring Festival Travel

Beijing Railway Adds Facial Recognition to Help with Spring Festival Travel

Facial recognition software has been installed in 30 self-service ticket machines by Beijing Railway in anticipation of the increase in travellers for the Spring Festival. With more than 8.34 million passengers expected to use the railway to make it to festival events — which began last week — officials are looking to facial recognition to…

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Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprints’ Biometric Card Tech Passes BCTC Testing

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

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Google Begins Testing Biometric Authentication For Autofill on Android and Chrome

Google Begins Testing Biometric Authentication For Autofill on Android and Chrome

Google has begun testing the addition of a layer of biometric authentication for its Google Autofill feature for use with Android and Google Chrome. With the release of Android Oreo (8.0) in 2017, Google also launched the Autofill API, which allowed third-party password manager apps the ability to offer an autofill service on Android devices,…

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Synaptics Sets February Date for Next Quarterly Report

Synaptics Sets February Date for Next Quarterly Report

Synaptics has set a date for its next quarterly report. The company will share the results for the second fiscal quarter of 2020 after the market closes on Thursday, February 6. It will then discuss the results during a conference call for analysts and investors. Those interested in joining the live call are invited to…

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CES 2020: Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Get High Profile Spotlight

CES 2020: Vuzix Biometric Smartglasses Get High Profile Spotlight

Biometric smartglasses specialist Vuzix is enjoying broad promotional support from its partners at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Among those showcasing its smartglasses, which have raised some eyebrows with their incorporation of facial recognition technology, are Netherlands-based 1Minuut Innovation, whose Genzõ mobile platform enables video chat and medical consultation through the Vuzix M400 Smart Glasses;…

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OrCam Updates Computer Vision Tech, Announces New Products at CES 2020

OrCam Updates Computer Vision Tech, Announces New Products at CES 2020

OrCam has announced an update to its most popular device, and will be unveiling a series of new products at CES 2020 this year in Las Vegas. On the update front, OrCam’s most popular product — the OrCam MyEye 2, a small device that users clip onto their glasses to help them see the world…

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CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

CES 2020: Kwikset Announces New Biometric Smart Lock

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

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Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Celebrates Mainstream Acceptance of Biometric Tech

Acuity Market Intelligence is taking some time to reflect on the state of the biometrics industry as it enters another decade. In doing so, the research firm highlights some of the major trends that helped biometric tech transition from a fringe concept to an everyday reality for millions of people around the world. The firm…

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Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

Former AWS Exec is IDEMIA’s New Chief Digital Product Officer

A former Amazon executive is now IDEMIA‘s Chief Digital Product Officer. The company has announced that David Desharnais “will lead IDEMIA’s cloud and digital platform strategy.” Desharnais joins the global identity company after serving as Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Industries Group Head & GM, a position he held since July of 2018. Before that, he…

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Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales, FPC Announce Mastercard Certification for Biometric Payment Card

Thales‘ biometric payment card has received certification from Mastercard, the company has announced. At the time of writing, details about the certification in question remain sparse. Thales’ achievement was announced by its subsidiary Gemalto in a tweet asserting that its card is the first contactless biometric payment card to receive the Mastercard certification. In a…

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RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks Brings on Interim CFO to Navigate Transition Period

RealNetworks has announced that Mike Ensing will be stepping up as the company’s new Interim CFO. Ensing will be taking over from Cary Baker, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities after three years with the company. “We wish Cary the best in his future endeavors,” said RealNetworks Chairman and CEO Rob Glaser. “Mike is a…

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Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema Targets African Market with New Sales Representative

Suprema ID is looking to solidify its presence in the African market after hiring Paul Kennedy as its new Sales Representative for the region. Kennedy brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, in which he will be expected to find new customers for the company’s fingerprint and identity document solutions. “My role…

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ID R&D’s Liveness Detection Solution Announces iBeta Level 1 Conformance

ID R&D’s Liveness Detection Solution Announces iBeta Level 1 Conformance

ID R&D‘s IDLive Face v1.9 facial recognition solution has now become one of the few biometric systems to attain conformance to Level 1 of iBeta’s Presentation Attack Detection testing program. The achievement means that IDLive Face is now officially compliant with the ISO 30107-3 international standard. First launched in 2019, IDLive Face is particularly notable for…

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Iris ID, Integrated Biometrics Combine Tech in Multimodal Handheld

Iris ID, Integrated Biometrics Combine Tech in Multimodal Handheld

Two of the industry’s most high-profile biometric solutions have now combined in one multimodal handheld device. The integration comprises Iris ID‘s iCAM M300 handheld with Integrated Biometrics‘ Sherlock fingerprint scanner. The latter can now snap onto the iCAM M300, forming one lightweight mobile unit. Integrated Biometrics’ FBI-certified Sherlock fingerprint scanner has built a solid reputation…

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CES 2020: Gentex Shows off Automotive Iris Biometrics

CES 2020: Gentex Shows off Automotive Iris Biometrics

“The company is evidently keen to get consumers familiar with this kind of biometric technology as smart and connected cars get an increasing number of sophisticated IT components.” Biometric driver authentication will be among the technologies showcased by Gentex at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. The system revolves around iris recognition,…

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Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

Orbbec Highlights Numerous 3D Camera Applications

The 3D camera manufacturer Orbbec is highlighting the many potential applications of its technology at CES 2020. The company’s cameras offer object, face, and gesture recognition in addition to 3D measurement and mapping capabilities, and have already been deployed in thousands of products for the international market. The main attraction at CES is a biometric…

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Valencell Sensor System Measures Blood Pressure for Hearables/Wearables

Valencell Sensor System Measures Blood Pressure for Hearables/Wearables

US-based biometric technology company Valencell announced at CES 2020 this week that it has developed a new blood pressure (BP) sensor system that can be integrated into hearable and wearable tech. The new system was developed in partnership with Sonion — a Danish company that specializes in the manufacturing of microacoustic and micromechanical components —…

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abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

abode Brings New Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Camera to CES

The home security provider abode systems has unveiled a new Indoor/Outdoor Smart Camera that can be easily deployed anywhere in the home. The camera comes with a number of different mounts designed for different areas of the house. “Doorbell and external video cameras should not require a security expert to setup,” said abode Founder and CEO…

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