We’re back from the ISC West conference and exhibition in Las Vegas, where we were bringing your live reporting straight from the industry-leading physical access control event. As biometrics and identity management technologies are coming further into the cultural mainstream, adapting and evolving with new innovations in connectivity and mobility, the technology is starting to dominate the physical security conversation. At ISC West we witnessed this phenomenon first hand. Take a look back on last week’s ISC West news coverage to see what we mean:
Starting With a Literal Bang
The firing of confetti canons signaled the opening of the exhibition floor, where biometrics hogged the spotlight. On day one of ISC West, a multimodal authentication solution from CrucialTrak was recognized with the Best New Product Award at the SIA New Product Showcase Awards. Day two continued to keep the excitement high, with attendees flooding the conference floor after the Security 5K Run / 2K Walk in support of Mission 500. The second day of the conference also signaled the SIA Education Sessions, which concluded with a keynote presentation by Intel Security’s Matthew Rosenquist titled “How Cyber-Attacks are Changing the Expectations of Security, Privacy and Safety”.
Read more about the conference happenings and day-to-day highlights at the following links:
Readers of FindBiometrics will be aware of the increasing popularity of iris biometrics, and that trend was readily apparent at ISC West. The contactless modality is uniquely suited for physical access control, as it is able to serve high throughput deployments with impressive levels of accuracy and assurance. Iris biometrics specialist Princeton Identity was in attendance showcasing its new IOM Access200 security solution, as well as its recent high profile integration on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone. Meanwhile, Iris ID was demonstrating a new iris recognition based self-service POS concept and its integration with Lenel’s new Bluetooth card reader.
Follow the links below for audio interviews with Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity, and Iris ID VP Mohammed Murad, as well as a closer look at the aforementioned IOM Access200 solution:
A Team Effort
Suprema, Inc. and long-time North American operating partner BioConnect shared a joint presence at ISC West, showing off innovations in next gen facial recognition, mobile access control for enterprise, and more. Follow the links below to listen to our interviews with BioConnect CEO Rob Douglas and also Hanchul Kim, Managing Director, Overseas Business Sector, Suprema. The conversations cover the product innovations each company brought to the show as well as interesting insights into the biometric markets on a global scale.
One of the themes that emerged from our ISC West 2017 coverage was access control upgrades that allow for a greater diversity in deployment environments. MorphoTrak (Safran) used the conference as a platform to launch its new MorphoAccess SIGMA Extreme terminal, which as you will learn in the following audio interview with Biometric Access & Time Solutions unit director Gary Jones, lives up to its superlative name when it comes to straight-up durability. FST Biometrics was also showing off upgrades that allow for more versatile deployments of its IMID Access platform, specifically in terms of the lighting conditions in which it can operate. The interview linked below with FTS CMO Arie Melamed Yekel walks us through those new features and more.
In the end, ISC West 2017 provided a snapshot of the state of the biometric physical access industry as well as a glimpse ahead at what’s next in the world of security. Browse the following gallery for some of the conference highlights we witnessed on the exhibition floor.
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