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Demand For Biometric Identity Services Is Creating Jobs in Illinois

Demand For Biometric Identity Services Is Creating Jobs in Illinois

Today, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) opened a new, larger facility in Springfield Illinois (at 3501 Hollis Drive) which promises to create more jobs in support of the identity services industry. Primarily these will be front end communications jobs owed to the new building’s larger customer service call center. The increased customer service focus is in response…

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Automated border control solutions, made possible by biometric capture technology, are growing in popularity all over the world, especially in Europe. It’s no surprise either, the passenger experience has been far from ideal for well over a decade as a demand for increased security has taken its toll on travelers in the name of safety.…

Brazilian Airport to Use Biometric Border Control By August

Brazilian Airport to Use Biometric Border Control By August

Come August, travelers passing through São Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos (GRU Airport) that are over the age of 18 and have an electronic passport will be in full control of their in-terminal experience. This is thanks to the automated border control eGates being installed in terminals two and three at GRU, which will leverage…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Healthcare, Airports and Biometric Software

This week at findBIOMETRICS we put a close to Biometric Software Month, took another in-depth look at the automated border control eGate market and reported on healthcare deployments, physical access and innovations in fingerprint technology. On Wednesday, in a webinar presented in association with Acuity Market Intelligence, Maxine Most took us through the second part…

Gemalto Scores Biometric ePassport Program in Moldova

Gemalto Scores Biometric ePassport Program in Moldova

The Republic of Moldova has selected Gemalto to supply the nation with next generation ePassports. The contract was awarded by the Center for State Information Resources and will see the company providing not just the secure documents, but also integration services support during the issuance process. This is a multi-year deal beginning this summer. The…

Australian Airports Choosing Biometric eGates, Citizens In Support

Australian Airports Choosing Biometric eGates, Citizens In Support

Earlier this year, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 had the world questioning the integrity of passport based border control after it was revealed that two of the passengers aboard the Boeing 777 were in possession of forged travel documents. World wide, the new solution being arrived at by airline security officials is biometric…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics in Airports and Amusement Parks

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics in Airports and Amusement Parks

This past week in biometrics news we saw a number of new deployments, some resistance to identity management, talk about border control and – because it was week three of Biometric Software Month – some strong authentication technologies you can try on your smartphone right now. Aruba Airport is trialing a pre-screening initiative that will…

Aruba Airport Embraces Biometrics for the People

Aruba Airport Embraces Biometrics for the People

The Aruba government is committed to implementing new technologies in order to improve the customer experience at the island’s airport. In support of this initiative it is holding the Happy Flow demo meeting with an aim to establish a pre-clearance situation between Aruba and The Netherlands. Vision-Box has been selected by the committee behind this…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

This week at findBIOMETRICS we entered Biometric Software Month. As will be custom with our monthly featured content, this means that we took a broad look at the subject with an informative week one primer of the topic. Inspired by the theme of the month, our new biometrics blog Pop Cultural Identity Management examined how…

Automated Passport Kiosks Featuring Cross Match Biometrics Rolled Out by YVR

Automated Passport Kiosks Featuring Cross Match Biometrics Rolled Out by YVR

One of the most critical security points that the public is accessing on a 24 hour basis is also the one demanding more convenience. Airports require the most security screening that the average civilian will ever have to experience, and it is not only inconveniently long and unpredictable, it is also an inefficient process. Thankfully,…

MorphoTrust Opens Biometric Enrollment Centers Supporting TSA Program

MorphoTrust Opens Biometric Enrollment Centers Supporting TSA Program

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced today that it has opened new enrollment centres in service of customers applying for the TSA Pre✓ program: an advanced screening initiative offered by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The new biometric enrollment centers have opened at eight locations across the United States including Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Cleveland Hopkins…

Primer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Biometric Physical Access Control

Primer: What We Talk About When We Talk About Biometric Physical Access Control

ISC West 2014, which is underway in Las Vegas and will be running through Friday, is playing host to a large number of biometrics vendors and professionals involved in physical access control. Now is naturally a great time to explore the exciting and versatile world of biometric physical access control. That is why findBIOMETRICS has…

Interview with Mohammed Murad, Vice President of Sales, Iris ID Systems Inc.

iris-id-newsletterOur roadmap is full of new and exciting technologies. We are looking in multiple areas and, as iris recognition grows, vertical applications in markets such as healthcare and within healthcare, time and attendance or patient registration etc. All of those applications are starting to surface and we are trying to focus more on the vertical application side of the business and not just horizontal identity management applications.

Vision-Box Forwards A Fully Biometric Airport Experience

Vision-Box Forwards A Fully Biometric Airport Experience

March 27, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      The passenger experience at an airport is hellish to say the least. No one needs to be told that. This issue is that until recently the high friction security process that is undertaken before flight has been the best way to keep the air safe.…

Fujitsu PalmSecure Physical Access Control Systems Find New Global Integrator

Fujitsu PalmSecure Physical Access Control Systems Find New Global Integrator

March 26, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      As the physical access control industry gears up for ISC West in Las Vegas next week (April 2 to 4), providers of the biometric technology that keeps intruders out of where they don’t belong are releasing their big news along with their exhibition floor addresses. Today,…

Biometric Passport Failure and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Biometric Passport Failure and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

March 19, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Today is day 12 in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 730, a Boeing 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8. The plane carrying 227 passengers disappeared from radar at 1:22 AM and has since been the tragic subject of one…

Airports to Deploy 18,000 ABC eGates and Kiosks by 2018, Spending $2.2 Billion Globally

Airports to Deploy 18,000 ABC eGates and Kiosks by 2018, Spending $2.2 Billion Globally

March 5, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      “Airports across the globe are struggling with a universal challenge; maintaining security vigilance while accommodating ever increasing numbers of international passengers,” says Acuity Market Intelligence Principal, Maxine Most. It’s a challenge that anyone who’s flown internationally can sympathize with. Going through airport security is regarded…

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