biometric algorithms

Sensory Teams Up with Gyrfalcon to Boost Biometric Authentication Speed

Sensory Teams Up with Gyrfalcon to Boost Biometric Authentication Speed

Sensory has partnered with Gyrfalcon Technologies (GTI) in an effort to improve the performance of its TrulySecure biometric algorithms on edge devices. Gyrfalcon is a provider of AI accelerator chips that will reduce latency and dramatically increase authentication speed. GTI released its first Edge AI chip in 2017, and has since rounded out its portfolio…

Neurotechnology Algorithm Earns Top Spot in MINEX III Evaluation

Neurotechnology Algorithm Earns Top Spot in MINEX III Evaluation

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Neurotechnology’s fingerprint algorithms have bested the competition in the NIST’s latest round of Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX III) testing. The company boasts of the most accurate (and second fastest) fingerprint solution, and topped the leaderboard in both of MINEX’s major interoperability categories. Specifically, Neurotechnology submitted the most interoperable fingerprint template…

eWBM Pushes Password-Free Security with New USB Keys and Microsoft Alliance

eWBM Pushes Password-Free Security with New USB Keys and Microsoft Alliance

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition eWBM has become the latest member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association. Together, the two companies will work to encourage other organizations to adopt strong password-free security standards and reduce the threat of phishing and data breaches. To that end, eWBM has added two new USB keys to its flagship…

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Biometrics News – Mobile Biometrics – Facial Recognition A Google subcontractor is being scrutinized for its questionable data collection tactics. The company in question is Randstad, which hired and managed a field team of Google TVCs (Temps, Vendors, and Contractors) to gather face images from the general public. People were offered $5 gift cards in…

GenKey Focuses on Cryptography in Biometric SDK Update

GenKey Focuses on Cryptography in Biometric SDK Update

GenKey has announced a new version of its longstanding BioHASH biometric SDK, which now features cutting-edge authentication features to keep user data secure. One of these is BioHASH’s support for Biometric Asymmetric Key Creation. In this process, during authentication or another kind of transaction, the BioHASH software can generate a private key from a fingerprint…

Australian Researchers Develop Long Distance Face Recognition Algorithm

Australian Researchers Develop Long Distance Face Recognition Algorithm

“The atmosphere moves and shifts around and your image gets sheared and blurry. Applying my heat dispersal model gets rid of that turbulence and brings it back closer to a focused, sharp image.” A pair of researchers have managed to drastically improve the performance of a facial recognition algorithm for the Australian Department of Defense.…

Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

Fingerprint Biometrics Dominates This Week’s Top Stories

This week’s roundup of FindBiometrics’ top stories finds another diverse lineup in terms of topics. But there is one modality that pops up among this week’s most popular articles more than any other – fingerprint biometrics. Three of this week’s top five revolve around fingerprint scanning. IDEX got some time in the spotlight with a…

Innovatrics ‘Connects the Dots’ to Deliver Biometric Ecosystem Solution

Innovatrics ‘Connects the Dots’ to Deliver Biometric Ecosystem Solution

“…those who take advantage of the Biometric Ecosystem will be able to onboard customers with face biometrics, use facial recognition to enable selfie-based authentication, and apply facial recognition to CCTV surveillance feeds to scan for individuals on watch lists.” Innovatrics is looking to boost demand for its biometric technologies with a new branding effort, announcing…

Speech2Face Turns Small Audio Clips Into Surprisingly Accurate Human Portraits

Speech2Face Turns Small Audio Clips Into Surprisingly Accurate Human Portraits

A team of researchers from MIT have published a paper that details the development of an algorithm that is able to recreate human faces based on a small voice sample. Dubbed Speech2Face, the algorithm was trained with millions of educational YouTube clips featuring more than 100,000 different speakers. The researchers were quick to emphasize that…

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box has announced that its Vision-Box FR facial recognition algorithm has achieved a top-15 performance in the latest round of testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The border control specialist did particularly well in the live-to-live recognition test set, thereby demonstrating its utility for identity verification in a high-volume setting like…

Two More Companies Integrate Precise Biometrics Technology

Two More Companies Integrate Precise Biometrics Technology

Precise Biometrics is continuing to find new applications for its fingerprint algorithm software. The company recently announced that the Precise BioMatch Embedded algorithm is beneath the hood of eWBM’s FIDO2-certified USB key, and has now revealed that the same algorithm can also be found in a new USB authenticator from Octatco and a smart door…

Precise Biometrics Aims for Cards-Driven Growth in Short Term, Multimodal Expansion in Long Term

Precise Biometrics Aims for Cards-Driven Growth in Short Term, Multimodal Expansion in Long Term

Precise Biometrics will focus on biometric payment cards, smartphone fingerprint scanning, and multi-modal digital identity for the foreseeable future, with its new YOUNiQ solution being key to the latter over 2019, suggests its newly-published Annual Report. A glossier, more in-depth publication than Precise Biometrics’ year-end results, which were published in February, the Annual Report offers…

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA’s Facial Recognition Algorithm Comes Out Ahead in NIST Testing

IDEMIA can boast that its improved facial recognition algorithm is the best available to US government agencies thanks to new testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The latest NIST Facial Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) evaluated 127 algorithms from 39 different developers, and found that IDEMIA’s solution outperformed those of similar US…

Neurotechnology Enhances  MegaMatcher Platforms with Palmprint Recognition

Neurotechnology Enhances MegaMatcher Platforms with Palmprint Recognition

Neurotechnology has added its palmprint recognition technology to its flagship MegaMatcher line of products. The solution was declared the fastest and most accurate palm recognition algorithm in a recent FVC-onGoing test, and will now be available to customers through MegaMatcher Accelerator and the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS). “The new palmprint modality provides the…

Cognitec Wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Customer Value Award

Cognitec Wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 Customer Value Award

Frost & Sullivan is singing the praises of Dresden-based Cognitec, recognizing the biometrics specialist with the 2019 Global Customer Value Leadership Award. The award is intended for companies that implement strategies to increase value and ROI for their customers, and was bestowed to this year’s winner in recognition of Cognitec’s FaceVACS line of biometric solutions.…

Neurotechnology Boasts Fastest and Most Accurate Palm Print Algorithm in Recent Test

Neurotechnology Boasts Fastest and Most Accurate Palm Print Algorithm in Recent Test

Neurotechnology’s Palm Print recognition algorithm is one of the fastest and most accurate palm reader solutions on the market, suggest the latest test results from FVC-onGoing. In a recent press release, Neurotechnology revealed that of the five most accurate readers, its algorithm was the fastest full and partial palm print matcher. The company also credited…

Another Precise Biometrics Board Member Takes a Big Stake in Shares

Another Precise Biometrics Board Member Takes a Big Stake in Shares

Precise Biometrics board member Mats Lindoff has purchased 75,000 shares in his firm, the company has announced. It’s the latest in what has become a string of share purchases among senior Precise Biometrics managers. Last November, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Ulrik Nilsson, bought 200,000 shares, and this was followed by the purchase of 150,000…

NEXT Biometrics Licenses Neurotechnology Fingerprint Algorithm

NEXT Biometrics Licenses Neurotechnology Fingerprint Algorithm

“The software license from Neurotechnology helps customers quickly tailor their products for specific requirements. In doing this, we’re enabling our them to bring their biometric solutions to market faster and placing more of our advanced sensor technology directly at the fingertips of end-users.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics has licensed a fingerprint…

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