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FPC Announces Smart Card Sensor Line: FPC1300 Series

FPC Announces Smart Card Sensor Line: FPC1300 Series

FPC1300 series sensors are designed to be very thin and to use very little power. Having announced its intentions to explore new market areas beyond mobile biometrics near the start of this year, Fingerprint Cards is now taking a major step into the smart cards arena with the announcement of a new line of sensors designed…

Coolpad Note 3S Enables Biometric Security via FPC1035

Coolpad Note 3S Enables Biometric Security via FPC1035

A Fingerprint Cards fingerprint sensor is being used in another new device from Coolpad. The Coolpad Note 3S enables biometric scanning via an FPC1035. It’s the same sensor model used in the Coolpad Note 5 announced earlier this autumn, and in Coolpad’s Max Lite smartphone announced this past spring. The company is evidently one of…

CTS Healthcare Services Adopts Biometric Patient Identification

CTS Healthcare Services Adopts Biometric Patient Identification

Patient services kiosk provider CTS Healthcare Services has adopted RightPatient’s biometric patient identification system into its Patient Passport Express platform. That means CTS clients that take advantage of RightPatient will be able to able to link patients’ records to their facial biometrics, which are captured via photo in an initial enrollment in a system called Photo…

How Hundreds of Terror Suspects’ Biometric Profiles Were Deleted

How Hundreds of Terror Suspects’ Biometric Profiles Were Deleted

A new report from the UK’s Biometrics Commissioner is highlighting the complexities of managing biometric data. In the particular case of Alastair MacGregor QC’s investigation, it has become apparent that the records of hundreds of individuals suspected to be terrorists  have been deleted, due in large part to technical issues. Current legislation requires that biometric data collected…

HID Global Recognized for Theme Park Deployments

HID Global Recognized for Theme Park Deployments

HID Global has received new industry accolades, winning Best Use of Biometrics in a Commercial Setting at SMART Awards Asia 2016 for deployments at two major theme parks in China. The amusement parks used HID Global’s Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint scanners to link park attendees’ ride tickets directly to their identities. The aim was not only to…

American Voters Want Change in Voting Technology: Smartmatic

American Voters Want Change in Voting Technology: Smartmatic

Smartmatic says a new survey conducted by the company clearly indicates an appetite for change to America’s voting system. The survey asked 1,000 registered voters about their attitudes toward voting and potential upgrades to voting systems, and found that 81 percent felt that changes should be made. Asked to select the priority from three potential…

Jamaican Authorities to Use Facial Recognition in Passport Issuance

Jamaican Authorities to Use Facial Recognition in Passport Issuance

Jamaica’s Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is introducing a facial recognition component to its passport production. It’s an expansion from a facial recognition program first implemented via immigration kiosks at major airports in Kingston and Montego Bay, and it’s intended to reduce passport fraud. Commenting on the project at an ISO seminar, PICA CEO…

Apple Continues to Build Facial Biometrics Arsenal with Emotient Acquisition

Apple Continues to Build Facial Biometrics Arsenal with Emotient Acquisition

Apple is once again echoing its classic line to the press, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” In this case, it’s in reference to its acquisition of Emotient, a company specializing in facial biometrics technology that can detect signs of various emotions in…

CBP Launches Biometric Screening Trial at US-Mexico Border

CBP Launches Biometric Screening Trial at US-Mexico Border

A major biometric border control project has entered its testing phase at the US-Mexico border. The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has started the pilot phase of a new system that will collect the biometrics of non-US citizens passing through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego. The project was first…

News Roundup: The Gender of Fingerprints

News Roundup: The Gender of Fingerprints

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Financial Biometrics Month to a close with a roundup of all the featured articles, event coverage and industry news dealing with commerce from November. We also saw a great deal of fingerprint news, government announcements, and even novel innovation in the discovery that latent fingerprints can be used to…

New York, New Jersey DMVs Team Up with Biometrics

New York, New Jersey DMVs Team Up with Biometrics

New York’s use of facial recognition technology is expanding via a partnership between its Department of Motor Vehicles and that of New Jersey. The two organizations have agreed to use the technology to cross-check driver’s license applicants in each jurisdiction. New York’s DMV has already used the technology to make over 3500 arrests connected to…

ISC West 2015: SRI To Debut Residential Biometrics

ISC West 2015: SRI To Debut Residential Biometrics

Surveillance and security solutions provider Korea Technology and Communications (KT&C) has teamed up with advanced technology developer SRI International to bring to market a new iris-scanning access control system. Called KEES, the residential door lock system employs a regular push-pull door handle. The trick, of course, is that it also has an iris-scanning sensor, powered…