News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border Control

Last week at FindBiometrics we examined the multimodal future of biometric airport security in our featured articles section as the days counted down to our next webinar. Border control and national ID mad the industry news too, and FinTech, voice recognition and authentication standards rounded out the headlines.

Here’s a look back on last week’s top biometrics and identity stories:

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Border Control & National ID Month

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border ControlJune is Border Control & National ID Month at FindBiometrics and last week we continued our focus with an examination of multimodal biometrics and the future of airport security. In the industry news, border control and national ID manifested in an award for MorphoTrust’s collaborative efforts with the US government, a look at how Vision-Box was involved with this year’s SEF/SCIF Annual Congress, and news out of India involving new and novel efforts in enrolling children in Aadhaar. Meanwhile, the days are still counting down to our next expert webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control, which is taking place next Wednesday, June 22.

Border Control & National ID Month: Multimodal Airports

Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control

Integrated Biometrics Reports ‘Incredibly High’ Interest in Tech at ID4Africa

Vision-Box Promotes Border Control Solutions at Government Conference

MorphoTrust Receives Government Honor for Collaborative Efforts

Aadhaar Camps Aimed at Enrolling Children

Mobile Biometric Integrations

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border ControlLast week bore its share of biometric smartphone news, with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announcing its sensors’ inclusion on new handsets from Lenovo and Sharp. IDEX found its Cardinal Q sensor is on LG’s Stylus 2 Plus, while Precise Biometrics announced new integrations of its fingerprint matching software courtesy of hardware partnerships with Synaptics and Elan Microelectronics respectively.

On top of all the smartphone news, we also took a look at Fujitsu’s Arrows Tab F-04H tablet, which, in the tradition of previous Arrows devices, features Delta ID iris scanning. Take a look through the links below to learn more about last week’s featured biometric mobile devices.

New Motorola Devices Maintain Lenovo’s Biometrics Commitment

New Sharp Phones Feature FPC, Precise Biometrics Tech

New LG Smartphone Features IDEX Sensor

Arrows Tab F-04H Tablet Sports Iris Recognition

Hardware Partners Deliver Integrations for Precise Biometrics

PHAB2 Pro and Moto Z Phones Offer High-Profile Showcases for FPC Sensor Tech

Biometrics and Finance

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border ControlDaon Americas president Conor White is slated to speak about biometrics at this year’s NAFCU (National Association of Federal Credit Unions) conference, we reported last week. Biometrics are still working their way to ubiquity in FinTech, and BioConnect weighed in on how greater accessibility is driving this trend, while Lux Research released a report encouraging mobile payments providers to embrace biometric authentication.

Daon Americas President to Speak at NAFCU Conference

BioConnect Highlights Factors Driving Banks’ Embrace of Biometrics

Australian Samsung Pay Launch Imminent

Mobile Payments Must Embrace Multimodal Biometrics

Standards and Specifications

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border Control

Last week we reported that W3C has released the first draft of its FIDO-based web authentication specification. Meanwhile, Safran Identity & Security was at the Mobile Connect Summit promoting its solutions, including its FIDO Certified mobile facial recognition solution that authenticates users via selfie.

Safran Identity & Security Promoting Solutions at Mobile Connect Summit

Safran Demos Selfie-Based Mobile Connect Solution in Video

W3C Invites Comment on First Draft of Web Authentication Specification

Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border ControlIn behavioral biometrics news last week we saw BioCatch expand its use of Microsoft Azure cloud computing, while NuData announced that it won the Judges’ Choice award for Best Antifraud Solution at this year’s CNP Expo—an event centered around card not present financial transactions.

BioCatch Expands Use of Microsoft Azure

CNP Expo Recognizes NuData Solution

Voice Biometrics

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border ControlVoice biometrics continues to be an active area of the industry news. Last week we saw an update on the efficacy of Amazon’s Alexa AI, and we had a look at Opus Research’s latest report on the speech analytics market, while Microsoft began offering a new set of APIs that enable voice recognition. Last week also saw a new entrant into the voice biometrics scene with the surprise introduction of KnuEdge—founded by former NASA chief Daniel Goldin.

Amazon’s Voice-Based AI Has Over a Thousand Skills

Execs Enthusiastic About Speech Analytics: Opus Research

Former NASA Chief’s New Chip Tech Mimics Brain Cells, Enables Voice Authentication

Microsoft Cognitive Services Enable Speech and Voice Recognition

Fingerprint Scanning

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border ControlIn fingerprint-focused news last week Precise Biometrics announced a new licensing agreement with EOSMEM, while Sciometrics partnered with NIST to develop contactless fingerprint standards, and Perkotek announced biometric functionality on its time/attendance/access control solutions.

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Precise Biometrics Enters Licensing Agreement With EOSMEM

Perkotek Platform Enables Biometric Attendance Tracking, Access Control

Touch ID Components Among 45 Newly Approved Apple Patents

Facial Recognition

News Roundup: The Future of Multimodal Border ControlFacial recognition was in the news last week too, rounding out the headlines, as we reported on NEC’s new biometrics-based smart signage system, NeoFace Engage. We also saw the contactless modality pull its weight in the Canadian war on fraud, aiding in the capture of 15 fraudsters.

Biometric Identification Project Helps Canadian Officials Catch 15 ID Fraudsters

NEC Smart Signage System Uses Biometrics to Get Shoppers’ Demographics


Stay posted to FindBiometrics throughout the week as we continue to bring you the best in identity management news. Be sure to sign up for our upcoming webinar, Biometrics and the New Era of National Security and Border Control, and follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss a thing.

June 13, 2016 – by Peter B. Counter