Attendance

India’s Panjab University to Roll Out Biometric Attendance Tracking

India’s Panjab University to Roll Out Biometric Attendance Tracking

India’s Panjab University will soon introduce a biometric time and attendance tracking system for campus staff, the university’s officials have announced. According to The Indian Express, the system will be based on fingerprint scanning and facial recognition. At its outset, it will only be used to track non-faculty staff, but Panjab University officials have indicated…

Iritrans System Aims to Automate Schoolbus Head Counts

Iritrans System Aims to Automate Schoolbus Head Counts

Following the tragic death of a special needs student who died after being left unattended for hours on a school bus in California, the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency, JPA is starting a pilot project that will see biometric technology used to automatically identify students using a special needs bus. The project will rely on…

Mayor Champions Biometrics to Terminate Ghost Employees

Mayor Champions Biometrics to Terminate Ghost Employees

The city of Makati, in the Philippines, has started using biometrics to authenticate the identities of city staff. The system was spearheaded by Mayor Romulo “Kid” Peña as a means of reducing fraud. The fraud in question is the issue of “ghost employees” – fictitious individuals drawing salaries on behalf of other city staff. In…

Education Month: The Roundup

Education Month: The Roundup

August is quickly coming to a close and with it goes Education Month at FindBiometrics, a four week event in which we placed a special focus on biometrics in schools. In our featured articles section we examined the overall education sector based on recent news, delved into the controversy that can plague implementations of student…

Biometric Attendance Tracking Comes to UAE Coffee Chain

Biometric Attendance Tracking Comes to UAE Coffee Chain

Korean biometrics and security tech company Suprema will be brining its biometric time and attendance tracking technology to a major coffee chain in the United Arab Emirates. The Caribou Coffee chain will see Suprema’s BioLite Net IP fingerprint terminals installed throughout 50 locations in the country. The move has been implemented primarily for the purpose…

Crossmatch Comes Down on Truant Bakers

Crossmatch Comes Down on Truant Bakers

Fresh off its re-branding effort after acquiring DigitalPersona, biometric technology provider Crossmatch has announced that its U.are.U fingerprint scanners have been installed throughout the bakeries of Mexico’s upscale Montparnasse Pasteleria, concluding the installation process that began in June. The retail bakery chain’s main concern in installing the technology was the apparently common practice of employees’…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

The FindBiometrics industry news section had us talking about biometrics on an international level once again this past week with news from Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and North America. Justice was also a major identity management topic, an especially convenient fact considering it was the final week of Law Enforcement Biometrics Month. Meanwhile, commerce and mobility continued…

Spanish Audiences Will Pay for Laughing at Comedians

Comedy clubs in Spain are starting to install facial recognition systems so that they can charge audience members by the laugh, according to the BBC’s Jane Wakefield. It started as a response to tax increases on theater tickets, which depressed attendance. The Teatreneu club decided to team up with ad agency The Cyranos McCann to…

Interview: Seth Miller, Founder & CEO, IDtech360

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Seth Miller, IDtech360’s founder and CEO, about his business, the need for overseas biometrics companies in America and the specifics of the education market.

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

Biometric identity and access product distributor IDtech360 has announced its partnership with Virdi, a South Korea based biometric technology manufacturer. “Virdi is thrilled to be working with IDtech360,” says Steve Yoo, an account manager in Virdi’s international sales division who looks forward to a successful and rewarding relationship with his company’s new partner. Virdi’s products…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Last week at Find Biometrics we continued our month long examination of law enforcement biometrics while mobility held on to its top spot as a fixture of identity management news thanks to the persistent and strong hype generated by Apple. Meanwhile border control, access control and privacy concerns in the NBA rounded out an exciting…

Biometric Tech Clocks In for Work

Biometric Tech Clocks In for Work

Workforce management company Kronos Inc. has announced a new suite of tools available through its Workforce Ready line, with biometric technology playing a new role. Announced at the HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, the new suite of management tools includes a fingerprint-scanning time clock, ensuring that employees must personally be on site…

India to Track and Post Government Employee Attendance Using Biometric Tech

India to Track and Post Government Employee Attendance Using Biometric Tech

Under the leadership of the new Modi government, India has launched a new program to use biometric technology to track government employee job attendance, and is going to post that information online, according to a Tech2 article by Nimish Sawant. Dubbed the Biometric Attendance System, or BAS, the initiative will see fingerprint- and iris-scanners installed…

Researchers Predict India’s Biometrics Market Will Exceed 2.7 Billion USD Within 5 Years

Researchers Predict India’s Biometrics Market Will Exceed 2.7 Billion USD Within 5 Years

A new report from TechSci Research is predicting massive growth in India’s biometrics market over the next several years. The market research firm suggests that the market’s overall value will surpass $2.7 billion (US) by 2019. The researchers attribute this to a few major factors. One is large-scale government initiatives; the government is seeking to…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

The law enforcement market has been using biometrics to solve crimes ever since the first print was pulled from a crime scene. Now, biometrics, mobility and identity management extend beyond the crime lab and onto the field, into correctional facilities and onto the computer systems that help catch crooks. All through October, FindBiometrics will be…

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…

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

Next week from September 29 to October 1 at the ASIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Iris ID (formerly LG Electronics, Iris Technology Division) will be demonstrating its IrisAccess biometric solutions. Today, in advance of this industry event, Iris ID has announced that the IrisAccess product line will be receiving a significant price reduction. Iris ID…

Historic Hotel Embraces the Future With Biometric Time and Attendance

Historic Hotel Embraces the Future With Biometric Time and Attendance

The benefits of a biometric time and attendance system practically sell themselves when businesses are looking for efficient ways of keeping track of employee hours and payroll. A biometric system, regardless of modality, helps eliminate time-theft situations, discrepancies based on human error and administrative costs stemming from lost punch cards or forgotten PINs. A new…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

On Tuesday, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

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