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India’s Biometrics Market Continues to Surge

India’s Biometrics Market Continues to Surge

Strong growth is anticipated for India’s biometrics market. According to a new report from TechSci Research, the market will grow at an annual rate of 35 percent (CAGR) until the year 2020. The market research company attributes the growth to increasing demand from both the government and the BFSI sectors. The market is also being…

Indian Citizens Can Update Aadhaar Info Online

Indian Citizens Can Update Aadhaar Info Online

Indian authorities are trying to make it easy for citizens to manage their Aadhaar national ID cards. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which oversees the ID card program and its associated biometric citizen registry, is quietly promoting its self-service online updating system. The self-service system lets citizens update information such as home address…

Indian Home Ministry Uniting Criminal Fingerprint Databases

Indian Home Ministry Uniting Criminal Fingerprint Databases

India’s Ministry of Home Affairs is combining the fingerprint databases from all of its states to build a large scale central biometric database for law enforcement. The newly untitled database will contain almost 2.8 million fingerprint records. According to a report from the Economic Times, the government is also considering additional biometric modalities to be…

Indian State to Implement Biometric Attendance in Schools

Indian State to Implement Biometric Attendance in Schools

The Minister for Education in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has asserted that a biometric system is going to be deployed in all schools in the state. Details such as modalities used are not yet clear, but Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao suggested that it would take the form of a time and attendance tracking…

Delhi Government Mulls Biometric Attendance for Hospitals

Delhi Government Mulls Biometric Attendance for Hospitals

The Delhi Government in India is considering the implementation of biometric attendance tracking systems in its hospital network. The systems would work with the broader Aadhaar identification system in place in the country. A senior official said the deliberations are the result of “complaints of doctors, nurses and other paramedic staff not reporting for duty on…

News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

News Roundup: Novelty, Integration, Innovation

Last week at FindBiometrics the news was international in scope, with top stories from India, China, Nigeria, Canada and the U.S. New integrations, new implementations and new inventions kept the biometrics conversation dynamic and exciting as we began Healthcare Month. Novelty and Innovation Biometric facial recognition is finding its way into San Antonio animal shelters…

Morpho Lends Tech to Aadhaar Hackathon

Morpho Lends Tech to Aadhaar Hackathon

India is hosting a two-day hackathon for its Aadhaar program, and Morpho (Safran) is lending a hand. The biometrics company is providing a biometric sensor to help participating developers. Aadhaar is the massive national project to build a biometric citizen registry through which a number of services and activities can be administered. The Aadhaar Hackathon…

IriTech Launches Enterprise Attendance Tracking System

IriTech Launches Enterprise Attendance Tracking System

IriTech’s plan is to start marketing the upgraded system in India, where the company already has a strong presence via contracts with government agencies IriTech has announced a new, enterprise version  of its biometric time and attendance tracking system. Called Time & Attendance Enterprise, it’s an update to the company’s IriShield iris-scanning system. The company…

Biometric System to Track Teacher Attendance in India

Biometric System to Track Teacher Attendance in India

A major school district in India is implementing a biometric time and attendance tracking system for its teachers, according to an article in The Times of India. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation school board’s decision will affect 134 primary schools with the start of the new school year in June. As with so many time and…

Gov’t Biometrics Spending to Reach 8.6 Billion in 2020: ABI

Gov’t Biometrics Spending to Reach 8.6 Billion in 2020: ABI

Market research firm ABI Research has released some new findings and predictions on the governmental biometrics market. The firm expects governmental biometric expenditures to reach $8.6 billion USD by the year 2020. In a statement, ABI Research Analyst Dimitrios Pavlakis pointed out that while the consumer electronics and enterprise segments of the global biometrics market…

Aadhaar Requirement for Workers Faces Backlash

Aadhaar Requirement for Workers Faces Backlash

India’s federal government has declared that it is now necessary to have an Aadhaar card to apply for jobs through a government employment program, according to an article by Bagish Jha in The Times of India. Now, job-seekers who want to apply via the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) must have the…

Iris Scanning to Help Pensioners in Indian City

Iris Scanning to Help Pensioners in Indian City

Pensioners in the Indian city of Vijayawada who don’t have bank accounts will soon receive their pension payments at their doorsteps, according to a New Indian Express article. The only catch is that those pensioners will need to have their irises scanned for identity authentication purposes. The announcement came from a press conference hosted by the Vijayawada…

New Portable Iris Scanner Could Offer Aadhaar Integration

New Portable Iris Scanner Could Offer Aadhaar Integration

Biomatiques, an India-based biometrics company, has unveiled a new portable iris scanner, according to a Mid-Day article by Hassan M. Kamal. Called the eParakh Iris Scanner, the device is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems and is meant to offer plug-and-play functionality. According to Biomatiques CEO Tamaal Roy, the device’s algorithm relies on…

IriTech’s Biometric Scanner Bolsters Aadhaar Authentication

IriTech’s Biometric Scanner Bolsters Aadhaar Authentication

A recent  launching event of a biometric iris scanning facility for pension distribution in Andra Pradesh, India, saw Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu demonstrating the IriShield USB MK120U from IriTech. Manufactured by IriTech, which is based in the United States, and made available in Andra Pradesh through the company’s Indian partner Biometronic Technology, the IriShield…

Indian Defence Ministry Employees Dragging Feet in Biometric Attendance Tracking

Indian Defence Ministry Employees Dragging Feet in Biometric Attendance Tracking

India’s federal government has been working diligently to install biometric attendance tracking systems at all of its offices, and some interesting results are starting to come in, according to an article in The Hindu. While there aren’t yet solid statistics on attendance per se, we are starting to see which government departments are simply not…

Celebrations, Obama Visit Prompt Unprecedented Security Measures in Delhi

Celebrations, Obama Visit Prompt Unprecedented Security Measures in Delhi

It’s Republic Day in India, and amid the celebrations the country is also welcoming a visit from US President Barack Obama. And according to an article on India TV’s website, the Indian officials are utilizing an unprecedented level of security for the visit, including biometric technology. For the first time ever, security officials will use…

Deadline for Enrolment in Saudi Arabia Biometric Registry Looms

Deadline for Enrolment in Saudi Arabia Biometric Registry Looms

The deadline for enrollment in Saudi Arabia’s biometric citizenship registry is fast approaching, with a media release stressing that all expatriates must provide their fingerprint for their iqama residence permits by January 21st, according to an article in the Business Standard. This is part of a general effort being made by the kingdom to ensure…

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