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Fingerprint Cards AB Recruits Customer Support Director, Says Goodbye To a Board Member

September 11, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Biometric sensor manufacturer Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) announced two personnel changes today, saying hello to a new customer support director in Asia, and starting to bid farewell to Mats Svensson who will be stepping down from his position on the FPC Board of Directors. Svensson will remain…

Watch Apple’s Touch ID Demonstration Video

September 10, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter In case you somehow missed the big news out of California today – that Apple’s newly announced iPhone 5S will officially have a biometric fingerprint sensor built into the home button – well, all of the rumors were true. In addition to the low-cost plastic iPhone 5C,…

Touch ID: Apple’s iPhone 5S Fingerprint Biometrics Announcement

Ever since Apple acquired Authentec in July of 2012, and with it the design patents for fingerprint biometrics technology, the world of mobile security has been completely abuzz with rumors and speculation, not so much of whether or not we will see fingerprint biometrics powered locks in an iPhone, but when that sighting will occur.…

Accenture Awarded $30 Million Contract By Homeland Security, Expands Service For US Office of Biometric Identity Management

Today technology services provider Accenture Federal Services (AFS) was awarded a nine-month contract by the Department of Homeland Security for the amount of $30 million. The agreement will have AFS expanding services for the US Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), specifically international data sharing capabilities and web security. The OBIM, previously known as the…

Lumidigm Stays Ahead In Brazilian Biometric Banking

September 9, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Lumidigm’s fingerprint authentications technology will be on display at this week’s FELABAN CLAB 2013 Latin American financial institution technology solutions conference in Miami Florida. The biometric solutions provider currently has over 50 thousand biometric ATM units deployed in Brazil alone, bringing its unique multi-spectral imaging to banking…

MultiScan527 The New Palm Livescan From Green Bit To Be Unveiled at BCC

September 9, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Italian headquartered law enforcement and ID management biometrics provider Green Bit will be present at next week’s Biometrics Consortium Conference (BCC) 2013 in Tampa, Florida, where, while manning booth 718, it will be unveiling a new palm livescan. Dubbed the MultiScan527, the newest palm image offering form…

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…

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