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AOptix Teams with CACI to Develop Smart Mobile Identity Devices for U.S. Department of Defense

AOptix (www.aoptix.com), a technology innovation company that leverages optics to transform identity verification and wireless communications, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to develop Smart Mobile Identity devices for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). AOptix will be working with CACI International Inc., a leading information solutions and services provider, as a…

Patrick Gilmore joins GenKey

GenKey, the leading provider of large-scale biometric deduplication and biometric verification solutions, announces the appointment of Patrick Gilmore as Director Sales. Patrick Gilmore is a biometrics industry veteran and comes to GenKey with extensive experience in delivering biometric solutions in countries in West Africa, Southern Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining GenKey, Patrick…

FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) Will Let Users Ditch Passwords for Biometrics

Leading Internet companies, system integrators and security providers have formed the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) to revolutionize online authentication with an industry supported standards-based open protocol. FIDO Alliance founding member organizations Agnitio, Infineon Technologies, Lenovo, Nok Nok Labs, PayPal, and Validity are developing the specification and FIDO-compliant products. The Internet requires users to confirm…

ValidSoft Voice Biometric Technology Comes of Age

ValidSoft (www.validsoft.com), a global supplier of advanced telecommunications-based fraud prevention, authentication and transaction verification solutions, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elephant Talk Communications Corp. (NYSE MKT: ETAK), today announced that it has achieved its primary objective for its voice biometric technology  of successfully being measured and compared with the world’s leading commercial voice biometric providers…

Cognitec FaceVACS-SDK 8.7 released

Cognitec Systems, leading provider of face recognition technology, has released a new version of their FaceVACS-SDK, now available for integrators and end-customers. The new version provides a Java programming API and B7 algorithm with significant performance increase for recognizing faces in low-resolution images. FaceVACS-SDK enables customers to develop new face recognition applications. It provides a…

Suprema BioMini Plus(SFU500) Fingerprint Scanner Receives Final STQC Certification for India’s UID Project

Suprema, Inc., a global leader in biometrics and ID solutions, announced today that the company’s latest BioMini Plus(SFU500) fingerprint scanner tested in full compliance and received final certification from the Government of India’s STQC (Standardization Testing & Quality Certification) for the country’s UID (Unique ID, India’s next generation national ID) based fingerprint authentication demands. The…

Gemalto provides end-to-end ePassport solution for the Sultanate of Oman

Gemalto, a global provider of digital security, will provide the Royal Oman Police with an end-to-end electronic passport solution for the Sultanate. Applicants will be issued with state-of-the-art secure travel documents in line with Oman’s goal to provide enhanced services and protection to its citizens, using the latest digital security technologies. The turnkey solution encompasses…

MorphoTrust and Tennessee Partner for First-of-its-Kind Self-Service License Renewal

MorphoTrust USA (Safran), together with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOS), recently unveiled self-service kiosks for renewal and replacement of driver licenses and ID cards at approximately 40 new locations, including Driver Service Centers, as well as alternate locations, including public libraries and AAA offices. Tennessee is one of the first states…

DEA Approves iBeta’s Full Scope Certification Process for EPCS

iBeta Quality Assurance (“iBeta”), a NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited Biometrics Testing Laboratory, was recently approved by the DEA to certify Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances (EPCS) for both physician and pharmacy supporting applications. Their original scope was expanded from the biometric focus of the two-factor authentication to include full scope of certification…

Global Market for Iris Biometrics Growth Linked to Expanding Application Areas and Technology Advances in new GIA Report

Prominent among the contactless biometric identification technologies, Iris biometrics identifies an individual by analyzing random colored patterns within human irises, which are unique to each individual and do not easily alter over lifetime. Relatively young in the biometric identification market with commercial availability only since 1995, iris biometrics, thanks to its swift results, low failure…

MinuteHound Time Clock Calculator Instantly Forecasts Financial Benefit of Biometric Time and Attendance

MinuteHound’s free Time Clock Calculator shows employers how much money their own business is losing due to time theft, buddy punching, human error, and unnecessary payroll expenses. By entering in basic information (no contact information required), a business can obtain a detailed report of potential savings, including explanations and a thorough breakdown. The time clock…

Apricorn Releases Encrypted USB 3.0 Drive with Biometric Fingerprint Access

Apricorn, (www.apricorn.com) a leader in data security products for business, today announced the Aegis Bio 3.0, an innovative ‘software free’ biometric USB 3.0 drive that safeguards data with secure fingerprint access and military grade 265-bit AES-XTS hardware encryption. The Aegis Bio is cross platform compatible with USB 3.0 performance.  Its compact durable design with integrated…

Hand Geometry Biometrics Market to Reach US$151.5 Million by 2018 says Global Industry Analysts

As one of the earliest biometric technologies focused on analyzing the physical dimensions of the human hand for identity verification and authentication, hand geometry is widely utilized in commercial physical access control applications. Hand geometry involves generating a complete image of the hand via high resolution imaging, analyzing and measuring specific characteristics of hand, such…

DigitalPersona Fingerprint Readers Receive STQC Certification for UIDAI Program in India

DigitalPersona, Inc., a trusted partner for biometric identity verification solutions, today announced that the DigitalPersonaEikon Touch 500 with TouchChip TCS1 Sensor and U.are.U 4500 Reader UID edition USB based single fingerprint scanners have been certified by the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate, an office of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry…

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to Solve More Crimes for Improved Public Safety with New Morpho Automated Biometric Identification Solution

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) will soon be able to search, match, identify, and verify fingerprints with even greater speed and accuracy, thanks to a system upgrade contract recently signed with MorphoTrak, part of Morpho (Safran). The new contract upgrades the existing TBI fingerprint system with the latest technology from Morpho, the Morpho Biometric…

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BioEnable Launches New Generation of Biometric Kiosks

BioEnable Launches New Generation of Biometric Kiosks

BioEnable Technologies has announced the launch of their new generation Biometric Kiosks. The device type is used for a number of different applications including food coupons, self service kiosks, tickets, canteen kiosks, member verification, check deposit, retail and banking to name a few. The device comes with a range of new features including increased memory…

World Forum for Biometric Based Neuromarketing Field

The field of neuromarketing is developing rapidly. The term Neuromarketing was only coined in 2002 but in only 5 weeks, the second edition of the Neuromarketing World Forum is organized. From 6-8 March neuromarketing scientists and businessmen gather in São Paulo to share their latest insights. “The first edition in Amsterdam was more or less…

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