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Automated Passport Control Boom Brings Convenience to Three More Airports

Automated Passport Control Boom Brings Convenience to Three More Airports

Biometric border control solutions are booming on a global scale. One of the biggest topics that we’ve covered at FindBiometrics this year has been in regard to the growing automated border control eGates and kiosks market, which has been projected by Acuity Market Intelligence as on track to reach $1.2 billion by 2020. The evidence…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is a logical step in the right direction for law enforcement in the United States. Managed by the Bureau’s Criminal Justice Information Services division (CJIS), NGI brings an exciting amount of next generation efficiency to critical law enforcement procedures that used to take an unbelievable amount of time…

CLEAR welcomes TSA’s outreach to private sector

CLEAR welcomes TSA’s outreach to private sector

In the wake of the US Transportation Security Administration’s announcement that it would be seeking private companies’ help with its PreCheck passenger screening program, CLEAR has issued a statement indicating that the company endorses this development. PreCheck is the TSA’s fast-track security program for passengers deemed to be low-risk, allowing them the privilege of remaining…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

Biometrics to Expedite Miami Airport Experience

Automated border control solutions are on the rise across the globe, with recent analysis predicting that airports are expected to spend more than $2.2 billion globally on ABC eGates and kiosks between 2014 and 2018. Europe is set to dominate the market share,but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing this growth in the United…

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Today, Anviz Global, a specialist in intelligent security including biometrics, announced that it’s operations facilities in Shanghai have been upgraded to include a large new research and development section as well as areas called “experience rooms” that allow customers to try the company’s technology for themselves. The new Shanghai office measures in at about 3000 square…

Interview: Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had the chance to interview Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The conversation begins with an examination of the big changes that the facial recognition market has faced in recent years, the increasing growth FaceFirst is seeing in the mobile markets and what we can expect from the company in the near future.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

This past week FindBiometrics was in Tampa, covering Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit from the ground floor. That didn’t mean it was a week without the regular industry news though, with product launches, partnerships, contract announcements and research reports all making their way onto our radar. Monday was the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged…

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

Facial recognition supplier FaceFirst has announced that its biometric solutions currently deployed in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport are expanding into the facility’s Terminal Muelle Norte (the North Terminal). Initially implemented at the airport in 2011, FaceFirst’s facial recognition system provides Tocumen International with the ability to facilitate the capture multiple Interpol suspects as well as national…

Interview with John Mears, Director of the IBIA

Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with IBIA director John Mears about US biometric entry and exit. The conversation previews an upcoming IBIA document concerning exit and entry processing over the past several years, the importance of biometrics at the border and the public’s learning curve when it comes to automated systems.

Vision-Box Providing Denmark With Biometric Enrollment and Border Control Solutions

Vision-Box Providing Denmark With Biometric Enrollment and Border Control Solutions

Vision-Box, a provider of automated border control solutions, is known for its optimistic outlook on biometric automated border control, particularly when it comes to streamlining the passenger check-in experience in airports. Today, Vision-Box released an announcement stating that it will be spreading this convenient and secure experience to Denmark, enabling more than just easy and…

DMV To Benefit From Virtual Lines Thanks To New MorphoTrust Partnership

DMV To Benefit From Virtual Lines Thanks To New MorphoTrust Partnership

An identity management solutions filled world is one that is ultimately secure and convenient. With mobility and biometrics reaching new heights of popularity, both in the hands of consumers and across vertical markets, daily inconveniences like airport security wait times, inefficient attendance tracking and security questions for phone banking are all slowly disappearing. Next on…

MorphoTrust USA Opens Several New Enrollment Centers

MorphoTrust USA Opens Several New Enrollment Centers

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) – a provider of identity solutions in the United States – has been an active collaborator with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Thanks to the increasing interest in biometric border control solutions, including pre-approved travel screening programs, that collaboration has put MorphoTrust in the news frequently as of late. Earlier this week…

MorphoTrust Wins E-CAT Contract, Will Expedite Passenger Screening

MorphoTrust Wins E-CAT Contract, Will Expedite Passenger Screening

Recently, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) was chosen by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to provide Central Authentication Technology (E-CAT) to all airports across the United States of America. The contract will last seven years and has a ceiling of $85 million. MorphoTrust, a long time collaborator with the TSA, will be providing airports with the capability…

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

We are nearly one month away from Biometrics UnPlugged in Tampa, Florida. All summer we have been shedding the spotlight on major topics in identity management. In June we featured ideas in next generation biometric and mobile commerce, now, one month away from the major industry event, we are turning our lens to privacy. Last…

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Global Security News (GSN) has recently announced the recipients of its Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and among the winners is Iris ID. The iris biometrics company has been named the winner in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility. GSN’s managing partner and CEO, Adrian Courtenay, comments: “Iris ID has proved itself to be…

Six New Biometric Enrollment Centers Added By MorphoTrust To US Airports

Six New Biometric Enrollment Centers Added By MorphoTrust To US Airports

If you’ve been keeping up with findBIOMETRICS over the past few months, you will have noticed an increasing trend in the industry news: articles about biometric border control solutions are increasing in frequency. This is to be expected, recent research has shown that border control markets, specifically those that deal in automated security checkpoints, are…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Border Control, Biometric Payment and Multi-Modal Month

This past week at findBIOMETRICS was filled with a diverse selection of news, a nice convenience considering that the wide range of topics, applications and technologies is the focus of our first ever Multi-Modal Month. We saw some leadership changes at Precise Biometrics, a number of border control stories, the birth of a new company,…

Multi-Modal Month – Week 3: 4 Vertical Markets Ready For Multi-Factor

As we explored in last week’s Multi-Modal Month feature article, combining biometric factors can greatly bolster security without having to sacrifice much (if anything) in terms of convenience. With innovations in cloud technology and an increasing level of availability in terms of biometric hardware and software, multi-factor authentication is becoming a lot more appealing in the…

Biometric Border Control From CLEAR To Launch In Las Vegas Airport

If you’re just tuning in to the discussion of automated border control, you should know that the market is in the midst of a growth period. According to recent research published by Acuity Market Intelligence, the global market for Automated Border Control eGates and kiosks will exceed $1.2 billion in annual revenue by 2020, growing…

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