biometric authentication

Entrust Datacard Launches New SSO and Mobile Onboarding Features

Entrust Datacard Launches New SSO and Mobile Onboarding Features

Entrust Datacard has introduced two new features that were designed to make its comprehensive authentication management platform more convenient and more secure. The first is a passwordless Single Sign-On (SSO) utility intended to be used internally, while the second is a customer-facing Identity Proofing feature built to facilitate mobile onboarding. To that end, Passwordless SSO…

BioConnect Enables New Access Control Integrations

BioConnect Enables New Access Control Integrations

BioConnect has announced that its Unified Mobile Access solution is now compatible with technology from a slew of leading access control manufacturers. The solution can now be deployed alongside access management systems from AMAG, Genetec, Paxton, Kantech and Honeywell (Win-Pak and Pro-Watch), amongst several others. The Unified Mobile Access platform is built primarily for physical…

Malaysian Government to Implement National Biometric Registration System

Malaysian Government to Implement National Biometric Registration System

Malaysia’s National Registration Department (JPN) is looking to implement a biometric registration system for all official identifying documents in an attempt to boost national security. According to Rusline Jusoh, director-general of national registration, the documents involved in the effort will include citizenship, marriage, birth and adoption certificates, none of which currently have any biometric identification…

Innovatrics’ SmartFace System Integrated Into Milestone XProtect

Innovatrics’ SmartFace System Integrated Into Milestone XProtect

Multimodal biometric technology company Innovatrics has announced that its SmartFace facial recognition platform has received verification by Milestone Marketplace and has been successfully integrated into the Milestone XProtect video management software. SmartFace is a facial recognition platform that can handle multiple real-time video streams in parallel, and is powered by algorithms based on the most…

Veridium Announces Facial Recognition Solution, Behavioural Biometrics System

Veridium Announces Facial Recognition Solution, Behavioural Biometrics System

Identity and access management software provider Veridium announced the launch of vFace, its new facial recognition system focused on use in mobile devices. “vFace, our facial recognition software, complements our existing digital fingerprint technologies on VeridiumID – a robust authentication platform. vFace can be implemented on any smartphone with a front camera – replacing expensive…

P.E.I. Authorities Clarify Use of Facial Recognition Tech

P.E.I. Authorities Clarify Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Following concerns expressed by Atlantic Canada’s four provincial privacy commissioners, the P.E.I. government has said it is working toward becoming more transparent regarding its use of facial recognition technology. Earlier this week, a joint statement was released by the commissioners in which they expressed their concerns over the use of the technology, specifically on driver’s…

Ubisecure IDaaS Platform Adds Support for Hitachi’s Finger Vein Technology

Ubisecure IDaaS Platform Adds Support for Hitachi’s Finger Vein Technology

Ubisecure has announced that its Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) platform will now offer support for Hitachi’s finger vein recognition technology. In plain terms, that means that finger vein recognition will be more widely available to Ubisecure’s clientele, and that it will be much easier to deploy as a primary authentication option. Hitachi’s Hand Gesture Technology is able…

LumenVox Releases Version 8 of Advanced Biometric Authentication Suite

LumenVox Releases Version 8 of Advanced Biometric Authentication Suite

Speech and authentication solutions provider LumenVox has announced the release of Version 8, its latest suite of biometric authentication technologies. Version 8 uses artificial intelligence and biometrics to simplify customer-agent interactions in call centre environments using biometric authentication, allowing a customer’s identity to be validated securely by voice. The upgrades found in LumenVox’s Version 8…

INTERVIEW: In Conversation with Money20/20 Europe’s Content Leaders

INTERVIEW: In Conversation with Money20/20 Europe’s Content Leaders

Money20/20 is one of the most important conference programs in the financial services industry, and with biometrics playing an increasingly important role in FinTech, it has also become one of the key avenues for solutions providers to meet with their peers and potential partners. It’s a state of affairs to which FindBiometrics Digital Content VP…

South Korean Military Partners with Roansecure on Blockchain-Supported Biometric Authentication

South Korean Military Partners with Roansecure on Blockchain-Supported Biometric Authentication

The Military Manpower Administration arm of South Korea’s military has announced a partnership with cybersecurity company Roansecure that will see them adopt a new blockchain-based biometric identification and authentication system. Raonsecure — which currently serves 30 million people in South Korea and projects to grow that number to 700 million in the Asia-Pacific region —…

ID R&D Optimizes Voice Recognition Platform with Latest IDVoice Update

ID R&D Optimizes Voice Recognition Platform with Latest IDVoice Update

ID R&D has drastically reduced the computational footprint of its flagship voice recognition platform. The newly released IDVoice v2.11 lowers the size of the biometric engine from 40MB to less than 1MB, making the SDK much easier to install on a wide variety of edge and IoT devices.   IDVoice v2.11 is the platform’s most…

Japan Display Partners with University of Tokyo on Ultra-thin Biometric Sensor

Japan Display Partners with University of Tokyo on Ultra-thin Biometric Sensor

Japan Display Inc. (JDI) and the Univeristy of Tokyo’s School of Engineering have partnered to produce what is being called the world’s first ultra-thin biometric sensor. Able to measure fingerprints, veins and pulse waves, the 15 micrometer thick sensor is as thin as a piece of paper as well as being lightweight and bendable, and…

More Details Emerge About Amazon’s Proposed Palm Payments Scheme

More Details Emerge About Amazon’s Proposed Palm Payments Scheme

Amazon is reportedly trying to develop checkout terminals that would allow customers to use a palm scan to pay for goods and services at physical establishments. The tech giant has been collaborating with Mastercard and Visa – in addition to card issuers like JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Synchrony – to ensure the security…

Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

Year in Review: ‘Friction’ is Still a Bad Word

It was at the 2018 Money20/20 event in Las Vegas that a quip about the importance of frictionless user experiences started to become a kind of meme in the world of FinTech: “Friction is the new F-word,” the saying goes. It was hard to disagree with the sentiment. In the world of financial services, a…

GenKey, World Bank Collaborate on Biometric ID System in Niger

GenKey, World Bank Collaborate on Biometric ID System in Niger

Biometric technology company GenKey has announced a partnership with the World Bank and the Government of Niger to set up a nationwide biometric registration system for all of Niger’s civil servants. With its primary goal being to create a better way to help manage the careers of those registered, the system will also include students…

Ghana’s Electoral Commission Says Biometric Voting System Could Save Millions of Dollars

Ghana’s Electoral Commission Says Biometric Voting System Could Save Millions of Dollars

Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) has released a statement saying the implementation of a new biometric voter management system (BVMS) could save the country millions of dollars when compared to upgrading the current system. Dr. Yaw Ofori-Adjei, the IT consultant to the EC, said the cost of maintaining the country’s old biometric system was $74.36 million,…

Q5id Launches ‘Proven Identity Management’ Solution

Q5id Launches ‘Proven Identity Management’ Solution

Newly-formed identity verification solution provider Q5id has announced the launch of its new multi-factor Proven Identity Management (PIM) biometric identification technology. Q5id uses a combination of biometric and live real-time authentication to prove an individual’s identity for secure digital transactions. With identity fraud being a major concern for both consumers and businesses, Q5id hopes to…

Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

Vancouver Gets World’s First Biometric Opioid Vending Machine

As part of the MySafe Project, the City of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is the site of the world’s first biometric opioid vending machine deployment. The MySafe Project is an initiative implemented as a response to an opioid crisis that has led to more than 5,000 deaths since 2016, when a public health emergency was declared…

Will Fingerprint Biometrics Come to the Apple Pencil?

Will Fingerprint Biometrics Come to the Apple Pencil?

A new patent filed by Apple suggests that there may be a future version of the Apple Pencil that will be equipped with a biometric fingerprint scanner, advanced gesture support and perhaps even a camera. The first generation of the Apple Pencil was launched in 2015 with that year’s iPad Pro model, with a refresh…

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID Adds Denis R. Hebert to Chairman’s Advisory Board

Autonomous_ID, a developer of gait-based biometric identification systems, has announced that Denis R. Hebert has joined its Chairman’s Advisory Board. Hebert, who will join the Board as a principal advisor on biometric identity and access control systems, joins Autonomous_ID with decades of experience working in the industry. “I am honored to welcome Denis to the…

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