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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…

Morpho Granted First Common Criteria Certification For Fingerprint Spoofing Detection

July 2, 2013 – by Peter O’Neill Morpho (Safran) has become the first company in the world to achieve the Common Criteria* certification for fingerprint spoof detection in a biometric device from BSI, the German Federal Office for Information Security. The certification applies to MorphoSmart™ Optic 301, a fingerprint reader, and ensures that the device…

Tactivo™ for Android Launched Globally

July 1, 2013 -by  Peter O’Neill Precise Biometrics has launched Tactivo™ mini for Android to expand its offering beyond the iOS product range. This new version of Tactivo supports Android and in future other mobile operating systems. Tactivo mini connects directly to an Android device through a built-in micro USB cable and has a smart…

Bytes and Lumidigm Partner on Identification Management Solutions

June 28, 2013 – by  Peter O’Neill Following an acquisition of Brand New Technology (BNT), Bytes Technology Group has become a Lumidigm partner. BNT which focused on identification management solutions had a broad range of exclusive distribution agreements in place. Bytes Technology Group has now become the exclusive distributor in Africa and the Middle East for…

IriTech Introduces Two New Iris-based-recognition Packages for IriShield

June 28, 2013 – by Peter O’Neill IriTech has released two new iris-recognition-based software packages for its portable IriShieldTM–USB iris camera that works with both Window/Linux based PC’s and Android based mobile devices. The newly released software packages are called IriTracker and ForYourIrisOnly (FYIO) and they utilize IriShield’s SDK which is provided free-of-charge to IriShield purchasers. According…

MorphoTrust USA

June 27, 2013 – by Peter O’Neill MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced today securing several new fingerprinting contracts with the Maine State Police and State Bureau of Investigation, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and the Florida Department of Financial Services. The contracts will bring in up to $54 million in revenue over the…

Cross Match Names New Chief Financial Officer

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – June 26, 2013 Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a world leader in biometric identity management and technology solutions, announced today that Joseph Kuhn has joined the company as chief financial officer.  “Joe brings a solid track record of financial leadership and experience supporting technology businesses in maximizing their potential,” commented David…

GEO Semiconductor, SpeechFX and VoiceVault Partnership to Launch Granta® Smart Home Automation Technology

By Peter O’Neill – June 26, 2013 The launch of Granta®, the next generation of smart home automation technolog,y was jointly announced by GEO Semiconductor, SpeechFX and VoiceVault yesterday. The initial markets for this new technology are home security, smart TV and entertainment and was recently demonstrated at the Voice Biometrics Conference in San Francisco.…

Validity Natural ID™ Fingerprint Sensors Showcased in Microsoft Windows 8.1 Products

June 26, 2013 By Peter O’Neill Demonstrations of the next-generation sensors to be held at Micorsoft TechEd Europe 2013 and Build 2013 Microsoft will be demonstrating the Validity next generation fingerprint sensors in products running Windows 8.1™ operating system this week at Microsoft TechEd Europe 2013 and Build 2013 according to Validity Sensors, Inc.  Windows…

BIO-key TruDonor™ Utilised by Suncoast Communities Blood Bank for Donor Identification

June 25, 2013 By Peter O’Neill The Suncoast Communities Blood Bank (SCBB) has successfully launched BIO-key’s TruDonor™ search and identification solution at all of their donor centers as reported by BIO-key International, Inc. TruDonor uses fingerprint biometrics to positively identify donors while providing security and convenience. A grant from the Venice Endowment Fund through the…

“Best Innovative Product in Protection” Won by Suprema at MIPS in Moscow, Russia

June 25, 2013 By Peter O’Neill Suprema Inc.,  announced today that it was awarded the Best Innovative Product in “Protection, Security and Fire Safety” for access control and visitor management systems at the Moscow International Protection, Security and Fire Safety (MIPS) Exhibition in Moscow, Russia.  The annual contest within MIPS for “The Best Innovation Product” is…

New Hospitality Biometric-based Solutions from NEC to be Introduced at HITEC 2013

June 24, 2013 By Peter O’Neill NEC of America (NEC) will be presenting two new biometric-based solutions to help enhance customer engagement for the hospitality industry at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) on June 24-27 in Minneapolis, MN. A variety of unified communications solutions will also be shown at NEC’s booth at…

Recent Study by WorldPay finds Biometric Payments Most Popular of Future Technology Choices

June 24, 2013 By Peter O’Neill WorldPay,a provider of payment processing services, found in a recent study that 1 in 2 people surveyed (49%) said they would like biometric payments over other emerging mobile technology payment options. Biometric payments utilizing either fingerprint, palm or iris scanners were more popular than PIN based smartphone payments (30%),…

Mobile Biometrics to Protect the Protectors

Mobile devices may take on a new purpose in the near future by using constant biometric monitoring to remotely determine whether or not security guards or other sentry humans or animals have been killed, attacked, injured or even drugged. A new patent (#8,461,981 @ US Patent and Trademark Office) detailing this technology has been filed…

Tactivos by Precise Biometrics to Secure one of World’s Largest Auto Manufacturers

One of the World’s Largest Auto Manufacturers has just signed a multi-year frame agreement with Precise Biometrics to further their supply of Tactivo units. The company has been using the units since summer of 2012 to extend their security infrastructure, supplying authentication for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as laptops and…

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Identified Using NEC Solution in Simulation by MSU

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leader and provider of advanced IT, communications, managed services and biometric solutions announced today that its NeoFace® Facial Recognition Software solution achieved high accuracy and was used to identify a suspect of the Boston Marathon Bombing in an independent study by Michigan State University (MSU) that included a simulation…

Ghana’s NHIA Launches Pilot to Issue Biometric ID Cards

June 18, 2013 – As reported by the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) of Ghana started a pilot program on Monday to biometrically register new subscribers as well as renewal membership on to the NHIS. The project is set to last a month and is being carried out in the Ayawaso and…

Key Source International (KSI) has Announced their KSI-1700 Line of Keyboards Now Support bioLock® Software for Use with SAP®

June 13, 2013: Key Source International‘s KSI-1700 line of keyboards using industry-standard fingerprint sensors plus integrated smart card readers for contactless smart cards will now support bioLock software from realtime North America Inc. as a solution to password replacement in SAP. The bioLock software, which is designed for use with SAP, processes the biometric templates collected at the keyboard and…

U.are.U Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android Now Available from Digital Persona

DigitalPersona Inc. announced today the availability of their U.are.U® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android™ making it possible to use DigitalPersona’s high-performance, standards-based, FIPS 201 PIV-certified optical fingerprint readers with Android applications.  Android systems are used to access networks, conduct transactions and other dealings and require strong, secure forms of authentication outside of the use of…

EyeLock Joins FIDO Alliance

June 10, 2013: EyeLock Inc., an iris-based identity authentication solutions manufacturer, announced today that it has joined the FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance to help develop stronger and securer methods of authentication andinteroperability for users of online services.  EyeLock has joined such companies as Google, PayPal, Lenovo, NXP, Nok Nok Labs and Validity and others…

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