biometric authentication

Lightspeed Technology Shrinks Biometric Camera to a Third of Previous Size

“Lightspeed says the camera can capture a dual face and iris image within three to five seconds of video, and from a distance of 14-20 inches.” Lightspeed Technology has significantly reduced the footprint of its biometric camera solution, announcing that it’s now only a third of its previous size. First announced this past spring, the…

India’s Postal Service Launches Digital Banking Platform

India’s Postal Service Launches Digital Banking Platform

“Cardholders can access their online accounts and perform transactions by scanning the QR code on the card, and then performing biometric authentication.” India’s postal service is launching a new digital banking service that includes a feature allowing customers to perform transactions using a QR code and biometric authentication. The overall aim of the newly-launched India…

High-Tech Diary for Kids Has Face Unlock Security

High-Tech Diary for Kids Has Face Unlock Security

A high-tech new diary for kids uses facial recognition to keep their secrets safe. Made by children’s toy maker VTech, the new Kidi Secrets Selfie Journal features front and rear cameras to let kids take photos of themselves – as its name suggests – and to keep a photo journal. It also lets them record…

Fazoli’s Restaurant Chain Adopts Crossmatch’s Fingerprint Biometrics at the POS

Fazoli’s Restaurant Chain Adopts Crossmatch’s Fingerprint Biometrics at the POS

“Restaurant and retail point-of-sale operations are ideal for biometrics-based identity management solutions. We are seeing greatly accelerated adoption of biometrics at the POS as business owners realize their ease of adoption and rapid return on investment.” -Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch A major US restaurant chain has embraced biometrics for employee management: Crossmatch has announced that…

UIDAI Urges Citizens to Treat Aadhaar Info Like Credit Card

UIDAI Urges Citizens to Treat Aadhaar Info Like Credit Card

“The key is to think about it like a credit card number, the agency says; you share this with merchants all the time, but you wouldn’t post it online for everyone to see.” The Unique Identification Authority of India is once again seeking to clarify how its Aadhaar biometric ID program works to the larger…

SureID Re-emerges from Corporate Shakeup

SureID Re-emerges from Corporate Shakeup

After a big corporate shakeup, SureID is looking to get back on track under new management. The Oregon-based company, which offers identity authentication solutions to the enterprise and government markets, has seen a tumultuous few years after losing a US Navy contract that had been a key base of revenue. Hundreds of jobs were cut…

AI Emerges as Key Theme Ahead of Money20/20

AI Emerges as Key Theme Ahead of Money20/20

Money20/20 is still a couple of months away, but artificial intelligence is already shaping up to be a major topic of conversation. It’s a prominent theme in four high-profile presentations slated for the event. One of them will see Morgan Stanley’s Chief Digital Officer of Wealth management, Naureen Hassan, deliver a talk entitled “AI in…

Data Theft to Jump 175 Percent by 2023: Juniper Research

Data Theft to Jump 175 Percent by 2023: Juniper Research

Juniper Research is predicting a significant jump in data breaches over the coming years. In a new report entitled “The Future of Cybercrime & Security”, the market research firm predicts that the number of stolen digital records will rise from an anticipated 12 billion records this year to 146 billion records in 2023 – a…

Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Increased VCSEL Orders Foreshadow Face Scanning iPhones

Evidence that Apple is planning to bring Face ID to its new smartphones this year continues to mount, this time thanks to a quarterly update from VCSEL supplier Lumentum. As a provider of vertical cavity surface emitting laser technology, Lumentum is a key supplier for Apple’s flagship facial recognition system, which is designed to create…

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR has followed through on its promise to bring biometric transactions to the sports stadium concession stand: Fans of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, the Seahawks football team, and the Mariners baseball team can now buy snacks and drinks just by performing a fingerprint scan. It’s probably the most high-profile US deployments yet of a…

NEXT Biometrics Gets First Aadhaar Orders

NEXT Biometrics Gets First Aadhaar Orders

“NEXT Biometrics says the orders came through its domestic distribution partner, AqTronics Technologies, but that it’s also planning to establish its own subsidiary in India to facilitate future orders, which will be located in Bengaluru.” Just a couple of months after NEXT Biometrics received certification for its products’ use in India’s Aadhaar program, the company…

Biometrics Market to Grow from $16.8B to $41.8B by 2023

Biometrics Market to Grow from $16.8B to $41.8B by 2023

The biometrics market will grow from a value of $16.8 billion this year to $41.8 billion by 2023, according to a new forecast from MarketsandMarkets. The growth will reflect a CAGR of 19.99 percent for the forecast period. The government sector will be the key driver of the overall market’s growth, according to a report…

Biometrics Can Make Summer Concerts a Breeze: BioSec

Biometrics Can Make Summer Concerts a Breeze: BioSec

With summer well underway, BioSec is highlighting the utility of its BS RapidGuard solution for ticketing at outdoor festivals – and events of all kinds, for that matter. The system is based on palm vein recognition, and can support 1:1 or 1:n biometric matching. In a summer concert scenario, that means that an attendee could…

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Sports Iris Recognition

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Sports Iris Recognition

Samsung has brought its iris recognition technology to the tablet. The company has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and it looks like the device relies primarily on iris scanning for user authentication. It doesn’t even feature a fingerprint sensor. Curiously, in its announcement of the device, Samsung scarcely mentioned its iris scanner. Nor…

Money20/20 Organizers Seek to Bridge FinTech Gender Gap

Money20/20 Organizers Seek to Bridge FinTech Gender Gap

“The program could offer a game-changing opportunities for its participants.” Ahead of this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas, organizers have now announced a new empowerment program aimed at bridging at least some of the gap in the representation of women in the tech industry. Called “Rise Up“, the program is designed to connect up-and-coming…

Aculab Launches Voice Recognition API

Aculab Launches Voice Recognition API

“VoiSentry is designed as a scalable speaker verification system that is simple to install and integrate and can be deployed on the customers platform of choice.” – Ian Colville, Product Manager, Aculab UK-based Aculab has announced a new voice authentication solution for the enterprise. Called “VoiSentry”, it’s an API solution aimed at letting clients deploy voice…

New Patent Approval Burnishes BIO-key IP Portfolio

New Patent Approval Burnishes BIO-key IP Portfolio

 “Accurate and efficient one-to-many biometric identification is the cornerstone of secure identity and authentication services.” – Mira LaCous, CTO, BIO-key BIO-key has been awarded a patent for a key component of its technology portfolio. Entitled, “Adaptive Short Lists and Acceleration of Biometrics Database Search,” US Patent 10,025,831 covers an iterative search system, in which a database…

FST Biometrics to Shut Down: Report

FST Biometrics to Shut Down: Report

Israel-based FST Biometrics is shutting down its operations, according to a new report in Haaretz. The organization is known for its In Motion Identification, or “IMID”, solution, which is designed to use face scanning and gait recognition to identify individuals as they approach doors and other checkpoints, allowing authorized personnel to seamlessly gain access. The…

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

Iris Research Brings New Meaning to ‘Liveness Detection’

“They trained their deep learning system on a database of 574 near-infrared post-mortem images, as well as a database of 256 images of irises from live subjects…” Polish researchers are working on technology that can prevent fraudsters from using the iris biometrics of dead people. The researchers, Mateusz Trokielewicz, Adam Czajka, and Piotr Maciejewicz, have published…

Yoti’s Research in Asia Shows Paramount Importance of Accurate Identity Solutions

Yoti’s Research in Asia Shows Paramount Importance of Accurate Identity Solutions

Yoti continues to share insights from its research concerning grassroots nonprofits in the developing world, with its findings from Asia pointing to the paramount importance of accurate identity solutions that protect privacy. Writing on the company’s blog, David Burton, a researcher with Glean, a consultancy that helped to carry out Yoti’s research, explains that the…

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