Access Control

ZKTeco Featured in Belt and Road Program

ZKTeco Featured in Belt and Road Program

ZKTeco is enjoying a little time in the limelight, with a new China Global Television Network (CGTN)program highlighting the company’s participation in China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. Sometimes translated as ‘One Belt One Road’, the initiative is a government-led program in promotion of economic partnerships between China and other states, and likewise between businesses therein. And…

Chinese University Implements Face-Scanning Security

Chinese University Implements Face-Scanning Security

“Visitors are now required to use the social media platform WeChat to scan their faces by reading out a string of numbers with their selfie camera on, offering their national identity card details as well.” Tsinghua University, a prestigious academic institution in Beijing, is now requiring visitors to submit their facial biometrics. As the South…

ZKTeco Seminar Targets Peruvian Market

ZKTeco Seminar Targets Peruvian Market

“…the seminar showcased ZKTeco’s ZKBioSecurity 3.1 and BioTime 7.0 software solutions in particular, and elaborated on how they could be used with other ZKTeco products to enable biometric access control and biometric time and attendance tracking.” ZKTeco is celebrating another successful seminar showcasing its biometric solutions, this time in Peru. The event was held at…

Goodix Supplies In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Vivo Nex S

Goodix Supplies In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Vivo Nex S

Goodix is the supplier behind the in-display fingerprint sensor technology of Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone, the China-based biometrics specialist has announced. Officially unveiled this week, the Vivo Nex S is the third device from Vivo to feature in-display technology, after the pioneering Vivo X20 Plus UD launched in China near the start of the year,…

WTTC Head Urges Transport Ministers to Embrace Biometrics

WTTC Head Urges Transport Ministers to Embrace Biometrics

This year’s International Transport Forum Summit was held in Leipzig last week, and the head of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) took the opportunity to once again call for an embrace of biometric technologies for traveler processing. While governments around the world are increasingly looking to such technologies as a means of improving…

INTERVIEW: Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Platform

INTERVIEW: Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Platform

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Ted Oorbals, CEO, Biocryptology Platform. The conversation begins with a brief rundown of the company’s fascinating 10 year history and a discussion of the end-user password experience driving the demand for easy biometric access control. Oorbals and O’Neill then speak in-depth about the company’s eponymous Biocryptology Platform and its…

EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock Gets Lenel Factory Certification

EyeLock has joined the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) and received factory certification from the access control specialist. The developments mean that EyeLock’s iris-based biometric authentication technology is now ready for integration into Lenel’s OnGuard access control platform. In a statement, EyeLock Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer Anthony Antolino called the Lenel factory certification…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics. Favre joined NEXT as its new CEO in February, and the following interview discusses her reasons for joining the Norwegian fingerprint sensor company. The discussion reveals her priorities for the company in 2017, specifically concerning the burgeoning biometric smart cards market. Conversation then turns to…

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Iris ID

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Iris ID. The conversation begins with talk of Iris ID’s presence at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and how iris recognition is gaining a great deal of momentum in mobility, finance, and other popular markets. Talk then turns…

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

News Roundup: Mastercard Embraces Behavioral Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Mobile Biometrics Month to a close as we prepared to head to Las Vegas for this week’s ISC West conference and exhibition from which we will be reporting live. There was a ton of news activity in the realm of fingerprints, Samsung launched its multimodal Galaxy S8 handset, and…

BioConnect Tackles Mobile Security in the Enterprise

BioConnect Tackles Mobile Security in the Enterprise

As mobile devices play an increasingly prominent role in the enterprise, BioConnect is working on solving the issue of security. In a new blog post, the company asserts that it’s working with major access control solutions providers like AMAG Technology – which BioConnect has worked with before, back when it was operating as Entertech Systems…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared for our first expert webinar of 2017, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape, scheduled for this Wednesday, as facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry headlines. Border control was in the news too, along with financial biometrics, as stories had us talking about identity tech…

Icelandic Gym Chain Introduces Iris-Based Access Control

Icelandic Gym Chain Introduces Iris-Based Access Control

“The system is being used to manage the gym’s 40,000 members’ access to facilities, from the main entrance to VIP areas.” A major gym chain in Iceland is now using iris scanning for access control. The technology comes by way of Iris ID, whose IrisAccess iCAM7000 system has been deployed across 12 World Class Iceland…

EyeLock Iris Scanner Integrated Into AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control Platform

EyeLock Iris Scanner Integrated Into AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control Platform

EyeLock LLC has teamed up with a new software partner. It’s now part of security solutions provider AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. What that means more specifically is that EyeLock’s nano NXT iris scanner is now compatible with AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control platform, allowing for single or two-factor authentication via the EyeLock Identity Suite.…

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi Band Available In Early Access Program

Nymi has discontinued its Nymi Band Developer Kit and replaced it with the Early Access Program (EAP) for its device’s commercial release. The company’s wristband wearable device is designed to measure a user’s cardiac biometrics for authentication, since those pulse patterns can offer a profile unique to each user. The company has advertised the product’s…

Face Forensics’ Access Control System Links Face Biometrics to ID Cards

Face Forensics’ Access Control System Links Face Biometrics to ID Cards

Vancouver-based biometric solutions provider Face Forensics has issued a new version of its F2 facial recognition platform. It’s an access control system that combines smart cards with biometrics for enhanced security. A user’s facial biometric profile is attached to her ID card; when the user scans or swipes the card through a building entrance’s card…

ICAM Solutions Provider Cites Rise of Biometric IDs in New Partnership

ICAM Solutions Provider Cites Rise of Biometric IDs in New Partnership

“Biometric systems are considered to be the most efficient method in the world when it comes to access controls, identification and authentication, and applications for e-passports and identity cards, and help combat identity fraud.” – GET Group NA Managing Director Alex Kambanis Identity, credential, and access management (ICAM) solutions provider GET Group North America has become…

INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Arie Melamed, CMO of FST Biometrics, ahead of next week’s ASIS conference—held September 12-14 in Orlando, Florida. The conversation with Melamed begins with an examination of the recent growth experienced by FST and an overview of its flagship biometric system, IMID (In Motion Identification). IMID is multimodal, convenient, and…

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

Natural Security Mobile App Relies on Fingerprint Biometrics

“The Natural Security mobile app is currently being rolled out in the US at San Jose State University and in France through the Lille-based Envies de Saison fast-food chain, and the Natural Security Alliance says more partnerships are in the pipeline…” The Natural Security Alliance has launched its Natural Security mobile app on iOS and…

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