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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…

NIST Says Age Not An Issue For Irises

According to a new study from the American National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Iris Exchange (IREX) regarding the stability of iris recognition over time, and despite previous reports to the contrary, aging of the human eye will not affect the performance of iris scanning biometric systems. Iris Exchange was created to support the…

Biometric Demand To Be Driven By Olympics and World Cup in Russia

By 2018 the Russian biometrics market is expected to achieve revenues up to USD 393 million, according to a recent report by Research and Markets. Traditionally driven by government initiatives, security threats, IT security spending, and growth in the construction market, it is forecasted that the opportunities found in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and…

Iris ID Biometric Technology Replacing Student Cards In The Southeast

Freshman orientation is almost upon the incoming students of Winthrop University in South Carolina, where things are looking up in the area of high-tech biometric identification. When receiving  ID cards earlier this summer in June, the bright eyed academics underwent an iris scan procedure for the purpose of a hands free security program that is…

Biometric Security Protects SmartMetric’s EMR Keyring

The MedicalKeyring has incorporated the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard, according to smart card company SmartMetric’s president and CEO Chaya Hendrick. The MedicalKeyring, slated for release in August, will be used by patients to carry around medical records such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, electronically as DICOM files containing patient info and…

New Fingerprint Matching Algorithm From SutiSoft

Tuesday marked the announcement of a new fingerprint matching software from SutiSoft, an IT solutions company focused on the synchronization of business solutions and best-in-class security. The new algorithm, to be used in the company’s BioPass security offerings, promises high speed, volume and accuracy while allowing users to activate the technology by placing fingerprints on…

Updates Announced To Entire Product Line By Neurotechnology

Biometric technology provider Neurotechnology announced on Wednesday a slew of new releases spanning its entire software development kit (SDK) line, which includes options for large-scale application, fingerprint identification, iris identification, voice identification, and all-in-one facial biometric identification. The last aspect is a new offering from Neurotechnology’s new MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0, which allows facial recognition to…

Fingerprint Sensors in Fujitsu LIFEBOOKS Thanks To Validity

Wednesday brought with it the announcement that Fujitsu’s corporate notebook computer, LIFEBOOK, will now contain integrated fingerprint sensors courtesy of Validity Natural ID. The inclusion of fingerprint sensors on the LIFEBOOK (currently available in Japan) supports both companies’ commitment to flexible and secure designs. According to Michael Maia, Validity’s vice president of sales and marketing, “Fujitsu…

Morpho Signs Strategic Biometric Partnership With INTERPOL

On Wednesday Morpho (Safran) and INTERPOL entered a five-year partnership that will provide the latter with a wide range of biometric security solutions. Automated biometric identification systems, state-of-the-art security solutions  for the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovations (set to open in Singapore in 2014), and collaboration on border security matters, are all covered under the…

Ontario Government Recognizes Natural Security As Privacy by Design Ambassador

Authentication standard provider Natural Security announced Tuesday that the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada has appointed it the title of Privacy by Design Ambassador, joining an international pantheon of organizations and individuals dedicated to privacy when it comes to developing new technologies. Changes that have been proposed to data protection regulation, along with…

AGNITIO’s Forensic Speaker Identification System Gets Even Better

On Tuesday, voice biometrics leader AGNITIO announced that its newest forensic speaker verification system AGNITIO BATVOX 4.0 was immediately available. Currently in use by upwards of 50 police departments across  more than 35 countries, BATVOX is the most widely used technology of its kind. The new BATVOX 4.0 boasts universal flexibility and a highly accessible, easy…

MorphoTrak’s Biometric Technology and FBI NGI to Transform Crime-Solving

Thanks to biometric technologies developed by MorphoTrak, a US subsidiary of identity solutions leader Morpho (Safran), the first nationwide palmprint identification system has been created as a part of the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program. Improvements to NGI that became operational in May incorporate Morpho’s latest algorithms, matching latent fingerprint, palmprint, and friction ridge…

Biometric Database Pilot Run by Interior Ministry In Rishon Lezion

July 9, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter A pilot of the biometric database was launched by the Interior Ministry in Rishon Lezion, Israel Monday afternoon, following years of public controversy surrounding issues of citizen privacy and data security. Citizens coming to renew or receive new ID cards will have the option of trading the…

SEK 9.9 Million Order for Precise Biometrics

On Friday Precise Biometrics, a provider of fingerprinting solutions for identity authentication that boasts technology licensed to almost 160 million users, received a hardware order worth SEK 9.9 million (USD 1.45) split between second and third quarters of this year, SEK 6.5 million of which was already delivered in Q2. Precise Biometrics’ 200-series readers, combined…

ANTS Awards Thales and Orange Contract for French Biometric Passport Data Support

On Thursday, France’s national agency ANTS (French National Agency for Secure Documents) awarded Thales and Orange Business Services a contract for secure identity documents to provide through-life support for the biometric data acquisition system, which is comprised of approximately 4,000 devices that capture fingerprints, take photographs and record other personal details for passports in the French…

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