Access Control

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…

Tyco Focuses on Iris Biometrics with EyeLock Partnership

Tyco Focuses on Iris Biometrics with EyeLock Partnership

Tyco Integrated Security has announced a new partnership with EyeLock LLC, which will see the latter’s iris scanning biometric identification technology offered to Tyco’s customers. Tyco hasn’t yet elaborated on the specific platform through which EyeLock’s technology will be delivered to its clients, but in a statement announcing the partnership the company referred to its…

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Will The Next MacBook Pro Sport a Fingerprint Scanning Power Button?

Evidence is mounting that the next MacBook Pro will feature an OLED touch bar and Touch ID biometric authentication. 9to5Mac reports that a “source who has provided reliable information in the past” has confirmed recent rumors that the features will arrive on the new laptop, which is expected to launch this fall. The source also reportedly…

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

After its participation in last week’s ISC West security event, BioConnect is highlighting a few major trends that its team uncovered. One is the desire for a single, standardized platform. Showcasing its flagship BioConnect v3.6 identity management platform, the company says on its blog that it found a “very receptive” audience to the idea of…

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

Biometrics and security specialist Suprema has unveiled its BioStation L2 fingerprint scanning terminal. It’s aimed at the enterprise access control and time and attendance tracking markets, and it features some impressive specifications under the hood. BioStation L2 has a 1.2GHz quad core processor, which Suprema calls “the most powerful processor on the market today,” and…

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

VIRDI Access Control Tech Integrated Into HIKVISION Video Surveillance Platform

With a new agreement, South Korea-based VIRDI has integrated its biometric access control solution into HIKVISION’s video surveillance platform. The new solution leverages VIRDI’s biometric technology to bring multimodal authentication to the HIKVISION iVMS-5200P video management system, allowing for a combination of fingerprint scanning, facial recognition, card reading, and mobile-based authentication. The solution is aimed…

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

Steady Growth Expected for Biometric Access Control Market: TechNavio

The global biometric access control market is in for steady growth over the next couple of years, according to a new report from TechNavio. The market research firm predicts a CAGR of 18 percent for the market between 2015 and 2019. According to TechNavio’s calculations, the should bring the market to a valuation of over $12…

CMITech to Show Off New Iris Scanner at connect:ID

CMITech to Show Off New Iris Scanner at connect:ID

Korea-based iris biometrics specialist CMITech plans to showcase its new EF-45 iris scanner at this week’s connect:ID exhibition. The EF-45 seeks to offer a highly intuitive user experience with a 5.0″ touchscreen that displays the user’s face while positioning for iris reading; everyone knows how to take a selfie, and the EF-45 is essentially mimicking that…

IOM Access Control Tablet Combines Iris Recognition and Mobility

IOM Access Control Tablet Combines Iris Recognition and Mobility

Identity management solutions provider SRI Identity has announced a new product for physical and logical access control. Part of the Identity on the Move (IOM) product portfolio, it’s called the IOM Access Control Tablet. It’s an apt name: The device is essentially an Android-based tablet capable of iris scanning for access control applications. In a…

News Roundup: The Next Wave in Mobile Biometrics

News Roundup: The Next Wave in Mobile Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics Mobile Biometrics Month 2016 continued as we counted down the days to our exclusive expert webinar, Mobile Revolution 2.0: Biometrics, Smartphones, IoT. We featured two industry interviews, saw some major product announcements, and heard another call for better liveness detection on smartphones. Mobile Biometric Month This coming Friday marks our free new webinar, Mobile Revolution 2.0:…

Anviz Biometrics Tech Protects Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia

Anviz Biometrics Tech Protects Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia

The Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia (TDB) has new biometric access control systems for its rooms and elevators, as well as a time and attendance tracking system, via Anviz Global technology. The technology was recently installed by subcontractor Topica. -Registration is now open for our free exclusive Mobile Biometrics Month Webinar! Sign up now and…

Introducing Zwipe ID Biometric Access Control

Introducing Zwipe ID Biometric Access Control

Biometric smart card developer Zwipe has announced a new access control solution called Zwipe ID. It’s essentially a smart card with a built-in fingerprint authentication system, and it’s compatible with MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE Classic Access Control systems. Zwipe ID employs on-card enrollment and keeps the user’s biometric data on the card; and the company…

Healthcare Month 2016: The Primer

Healthcare Month 2016: The Primer

Throughout February FindBiometrics will be placing a featured focus on the healthcare market. To get things started, we’re kicking things off with a primer on the topic. Healthcare is a dynamic area for biometrics, offering areas of potential deployment in everything from administrative and HR operations, to enabling home care thanks to wearable tech that…

ACaaS Market to See ‘Immense Growth’: Report

ACaaS Market to See ‘Immense Growth’: Report

TechNavio is predicting “immense growth” for the global Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) market over the next few years. In a new report, the market research firm forecasts a CAGR of 24 percent between 2016 and 2020. In a report synopsis, TechNavio credits much of the market’s expansion to “the growing need for high-level…

Smart Gun Technology Emerges as Safety Solution

Smart Gun Technology Emerges as Safety Solution

Biometrics and other smart technologies are increasingly coming into view as gun safety solutions. It’s a development fuelled in large part by ongoing and pervasive gun violence in America, and President Obama’s efforts to curb it, with smart gun research being an important component in recent executive action on his part. While the National Rifle…

Iris ID Tech Secures CERN Facilities

Iris ID Tech Secures CERN Facilities

Iris biometrics specialist Iris ID has finished installing its iris recognition readers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland. While Iris ID technology has seen large-scale deployments in settings like major financial institutions and even national elections, its CERN deployments may be among its most high-profile. Co-run by 21 countries, CERN is…

Frost & Sullivan Names MorphoTrak Company of the Year for 2015

Frost & Sullivan Names MorphoTrak Company of the Year for 2015

MorphoTrak (Safran) has won the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. In a statement, the growth strategy firm explained that the award was given largely in recognition of MorphoTrak’s MorphoWave Tower, which allows for easy-to-use, contactless fingerprint scanning, capturing four fingerprints with one wave of a user’s hand above the…

MorphoWave Tower Wins Major Award

MorphoWave Tower Wins Major Award

A new solution from Morpho has been awarded Access Control Product of the Year in the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015, an event organized by IFSEC International and FIREX International. A panel of security experts and academics gave the award to MorphoWave Tower, a touchless fingerprint scanning solution. The system is able to scan four fingerprints…

Iris ID to Bring Iris Authentication to South Korean Banks

Iris ID to Bring Iris Authentication to South Korean Banks

Iris ID has entered into a new partnership with a leading South Korean bank that could dramatically change how customers do business. The new memorandum of understanding will see the iris recognition technology developer work with Woori Bank on new authentication solutions for a number of customer interfaces. Woori Bank customers could soon be able to…

News Roundup: The 13th Annual Year in Review

News Roundup: The 13th Annual Year in Review

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off our 13th annual Year in Review while mobility and innovation were at the front of the headlines. Government applications makes up a good portion of the news too, and we featured an interview with Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. Here is a look back on the top stories…

Suprema Climbs A&S Security Top 50 Rankings

Suprema Climbs A&S Security Top 50 Rankings

Biometric security specialist Suprema has once again been named one of the world’s top 50 security companies in A&S International’s Security 50 Ranking. This is the fifth consecutive year that Suprema has ranked on the list. Not only that, but Suprema has been climbing; it now ranks 34th, up eight places from last year, when…

Anviz Highlights ASIS Offerings

Anviz Highlights ASIS Offerings

Anviz is still celebrating its showing at this year’s ASIS security conference in Anaheim, California. In a statement, the company has thanked its booth visitors and highlighted some of its major offerings. Chief among those is the company’s Crosschex platform, which can be used for both access control and time and attendance applications. Anviz says the…

Anviz Tech to Secure Kuwait Embassy in Albania

Anviz Tech to Secure Kuwait Embassy in Albania

Access control and attendance tracking specialist Anviz Global has won a major new government contract, the company has announced. The company has partnered with Shpresa-AL Group to develop a biometric access control system for the Kuwait Embassy in Albania. As one might expect, the embassy has a high level of security requirements, and to that…

FST Biometrics Launches Upgraded IMID Platform

FST Biometrics Launches Upgraded IMID Platform

FST Biometrics has launched an upgraded version of its flagship biometric platform. IMID Access v. 3.0.7 now offers improvements to system administration and to the user experience more generally. The company’s In Motion Identification system uses a combination of facial recognition and behavioral analytics along the lines of gait recognition to passively identify individuals for…

Actual iD Opts for BioConnect Template Management

Actual iD Opts for BioConnect Template Management

Actual iD has opted for Entertech’s BioConnect system to provide the identification backbone for its time and attendance tracking platform, the company has announced. BioConnect is, of course, a popular biometric identity management system with a range of potential applications. It was recently integrated into AXIS Communications’ signature access control platform, and has also seen…

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

Photon Future Invests in Zwipe

Biometric card developer Zwipe has raised $5 million in equity funding from Photon Future Ltd., the company has announced. Photon Future is a subsidiary of Kuang-Chi Group, an investor in innovative technologies. In a statement acknowledging the investment, Zwipe CEO Kim Kristian Humborstad explained that it would help the company in “preparing to expand our…

BioConnect Integrates ECG Via Nymi Band

BioConnect Integrates ECG Via Nymi Band

Entertech Systems and Nymi have banded together to develop a new kind of biometric access control system. Nymi’s cardiac-based authentication wristband has essentially been integrated into Entertech’s BioConnect access control platform, allowing authorized personnel to access protected areas with the flick of a wrist. Nymi’s signature product, the Nymi Band, uses the company’s HeartID biometric…

ASIS 2015: Iris ID Launches New Iris Readers

ASIS 2015: Iris ID Launches New Iris Readers

Iris ID has announced a new iris scanning device. Called the IrisAccess iCAM 7000S Series, the iris reader – which comes in two models – will be demonstrated at this week’s ASIS International conference in Anaheim. Compatible with previous iCAM series models, the IrisAccess 7000S offers faster performance, onboard memory capable of storing 100,000 records,…

WATCH: Entertech CEO Rob Douglas Interview

WATCH: Entertech CEO Rob Douglas Interview

Entertech Systems has launched a new company headquarters in Toronto. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill paid the biometrics company responsible for BioConnect a visit to interview CEO Rob Douglas. The following video interview, shot in Entertech’s cool new Liberty Village HQ, features Douglas speaking on the role of Entertech as an enabler in the new biometrics landscape.…

HID Global to Demonstrate Range of Tech at ASIS 2015

HID Global to Demonstrate Range of Tech at ASIS 2015

Secure identity solutions provider HID Global will be demonstrating a range of its offerings at the ASIS International conference next week in Anaheim, California. The company will be at booth #2613. HID Global plans to showcase a range of solutions for the government, enterprise, education, and financial services sectors. Among the solutions on display will…

Exponential Growth for Enterprise Biometrics: Tractica

Exponential Growth for Enterprise Biometrics: Tractica

The enterprise biometrics market is bound for exponential growth over the next several years, according to a new report from market research firm Tractica. It’s expected to grow from $183 million this year to $1.7 billion by the year 2024. While there is a wide range of potential use cases for biometric technologies in enterprise…

New Suprema Device Acts as Access Control Hub

New Suprema Device Acts as Access Control Hub

Suprema has launched a new door control module that can upgrade any Suprema access control setup to a smart access control system. Called the DM-20, the module can use RS485 or Wiegand networks, with no need to establish a new IP network. DM-20 is built on Suprema’s BioStar 2 IP access control platform, which was recently…

News Roundup: Fingerprints, Access Control, Identification

News Roundup: Fingerprints, Access Control, Identification

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Education Month to a close with a roundup of August’s featured theme. The industry news, meanwhile, was chock full of the usual big fingerprint headlines, upgrades in access control, a slew of national ID stories and intriguing new research reports. Here is a rundown of last week’s top stories…

ZKAccess Announces Access Control Software Update

ZKAccess Announces Access Control Software Update

ZKAccess has announced a new upgrade for its ZKTeco biometric access control reader management software. The V3.5 software sports user interface improvements as well as new features and capabilities. To start, installation is seamless and easy, syncing device and user information between the ZKTeco readers and associated panels and computers. Its improved GUI features quick-start links,…

Fingerprint Access Market To Hit $4.41 Billion by 2022

Fingerprint Access Market To Hit $4.41 Billion by 2022

The fingerprint access control market is going to grow considerably over the next several years, according to a new report from Grand View Research. The market research firm predicts it will reach a value of $4.41 billion by the year 2022. In a synopsis, the firm cites government security measures and consumer electronics applications as the…

Covetek Promotes Biometric Access Control

Covetek Promotes Biometric Access Control

Biometric and digital security company Covetek is promoting biometric access control systems in the Australian market. The company offers security systems based on multiple modalities with both residential and commercial applications. In a press release, the company pointed specifically to retina, face, and fingerprint recognition systems, but also suggested that other modalities are also available.…

Fans Get Fast-Tracked Biometric Entry to Yankee Stadium

Fans Get Fast-Tracked Biometric Entry to Yankee Stadium

CLEAR’s biometric access control system is coming to Yankee Stadium in New York, the company has announced. In a statement, CLEAR asserted that as a company based in New York, its staff are particularly excited about the deployment. The system will begin operations on August 7, offering free enrollment to sports fans while those who…

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