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M2SYS and Hitachi Release Finger Vein and Fingerprint ID Device

October 17, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter With the recent torrent of fingerprint sensor news, now that Touch ID and similar solutions are poised to replace traditional passwords, it is easy to forget that you ridges, loops and whorls aren’t the only distinguishing features of your personal digits. Your fingers also contain vein patterns,…

DigitalPersona Introduces U.are.U Fingerprint Modules

October 17, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter DigitalPersona announced yesterday that it will make its newest low cost and compact biometric solutions, the U.areU 5200 FAP 20 fingerprint module and the U.are.U 5300 FAP 30 module and reader, available to the market in Q1 2014. Both modules are PIV-certified and are targeted at government,…

Multispectral Enrollment Stations Enable New Senegalese Biometric Visa From Zetes

  October 15, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Sengal’s Société Nationale d’Edition de Documents Administratifs et d’Identification (SENDAI) has awarded Zetes a contract to produce the country with biometric visas. The initiative to do so will be undertaken via 66 fixed biometric enrollment stations throughout the country all featuring two Lumidigm V-Series fingerprint sensors.…

Healthcare: GenKey Acquires ClaimSync To Provide End-to-End Solutions in African Market

October 14, 2013 – bey Peter B. Counter The African region has long been singled out as a frontier market in the biometrics industry. Many African nations have entered into partnerships with secure document providers to develop national ID programs, and biometric banking has also found a strong foothold via fingerprint protected ATMs. Healthcare is…

Biometric Banking: DigitalPersona Acquires Identity Stream

October 10, 2010 – by Peter B. Counter Today it has been announced that biometric identity solutions provider DigitalPersona has acquired Identity Stream in an initiative to expand its secure banking systems portfolio. The acquisition will see DigitalPersona enhancing the latter company’s Temenos T24 fingerprint protected banking solution, which is marketed through T24 Biometrics. Temenos…

Freedom Access Control Coming to Midwest Via Viscount Systems

October 9, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Security systems provider Viscount Systems announced today that it has been selected by the US Federal Government to supply facilities in Missouri, Nebraska and South Dakota with its Freedom access control solution. Viscount president and CEO Stephen Pineau pins the continued progress of Freedom on  the company’s…

FPC Introduces World’s First Smart Card with an Embedded Fingerprint Sensor

It’s been some time since we last reported on Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) outside of the mobile device fingerprint biometrics market, with the company’s aggressive stance in Asia being a constant staple of recent smartphone news. Today however, FPC announced the launch of a biometric smart card that features an embedded touch sensor and processor…

Biometric Identity and Attendance Management at University of Sunderland

October 7, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The University of Sunderland in London, England is upgrading its ability to keep track of its over 1,500 students, implementing a new identity and attendance management system that comes courtesy of Human Recognition Systems (HRS). The MVerify platform operates using handheld fingerprinting devices that communicate that they…

ETA For Android Smartphone Fingerprints, Biometric Payment Protection, and MasterCard To Join FIDO – Industry News Roundup Sept 30-Oct 4

October 5, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter This week two events, both with large mobile implications, were responsible for a lot of biometric payment buzz. It started on on Tuesday, with Michael Barrett, president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, speaking to USA Today, mentioned an interesting tidbit of information: that in six…

Morpho (Safran) To Launch Morpho IAD for Long Distance Biometric Capture

October 3, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Global biometrics provider Morpho (Safran) will be launching a new long range iris and face biometrics solution at this month’s GITEX 2013 in Dubai (October 20-24). It’s called Morpho IAD (Iris at a Distance) and it can capture iris and face data for either enrollment or verification…

MorphoTrust USA Achieves Final Operational Capability for TWIC Enrollment

October 03, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Recent recipient of the Frost & Sullivan North American Company of the Year 2013 Award for government biometrics, MorphoTrust USA has been working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for over eight years, offering enrollment and registration services across the country. Today the Safran company announced that…

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Lumidigm Singled Out For Biometric Payment Protection in Argentina

Lumidigm Singled Out For Biometric Payment Protection in Argentina

October 2, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Banco Supervielle won a Financial Innovation Award at September’s FELABAN CLAB 2013 Congress in Miami for its pensioner biometric identification project. The Argentinean private bank has Lumidigm to thank for this, the biometric solutions provider making it possible for Banco Supervielle to streamline the payment and transfer…

Viscount Systems Receives Largest MESH Order in Company History

October 2, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Security systems and software provider Viscount Systems will be helping secure high-rise buildings in Canada with it’s MESH Touch Screen intercom systems, announcing today that the company has received commitments for the physical access intercoms valued at approximately $500,000. According to Viscount president Stephen Pineau, this is…

Payment Protection: Daon and Optimal Payments To Bring Customers Biometrically Verified Payments

October 1, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Today a partnership was announced between online payment provider Optimal Payments and  identity services provider Daon: an agreement that will see the companies joining forces to provide verified payment protection to customers dealing in regulated gaming, governmental or financial service sectors. Daon will be providing its biometric…

Advanced Belgian ePassports to be Provided by Gemalto, Distributed by Zetes

October 1, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Digital security provider Gemalto announced today that it has signed a five year contract with the Belgian Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs that will see the secure document provider producing over 400,000 ePassports for the country’s national ID program every year. The agreement will have Zetes,…

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