Biometric

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

Nymi Partners with Systec & Solutions for Biometric Cleanroom Access Control

“The Systec readers will be able to verify the identities of employees using the biometric information stored in the Band, so employees will be able to gain access to corporate cleanrooms without touching a keypad and dirtying their hands…” Nymi has partnered with Systec & Solutions to make its biometric authentication technology more appealing to…

New D-ID Solution Removes Identifying Biometrics from People’s Faces

New D-ID Solution Removes Identifying Biometrics from People’s Faces

D-ID has released a new de-identification solution that removes Personally Identifying Information from video and photo content. Dubbed Smart Anonymization, the platform uses a proprietary algorithm to scrub facial features, licenses plates, and anything else that could be used to identify an individual and replaces those features with an AI-generated approximation. The solution is being…

Virginia Tech to Link Student Biometrics to Meal Plans

Virginia Tech to Link Student Biometrics to Meal Plans

Virginia Tech has become the latest academic institution to embrace biometric student identification in the cafeteria. Its new system is designed to link students’ fingerprint biometrics to their student accounts, deducting from their meal plans as they scan to enter the D-2 dining hall. In opting for the biometric technology, school administrators’ aim appears to…

Suprema President Responds to Hack of Biometric Database

Suprema President Responds to Hack of Biometric Database

“The investigation is ongoing, and Suprema has committed to working with relevant regulators and other authorities, and to contacting affected parties with further information as it is found.” Suprema has formally responded to the alleged security vulnerabilities discovered in its BioStar 2 access control system, acknowledging that unauthorized security researchers were able to access sensitive…

Nokia 3 V Smartphone Features Face and Fingerprint Authentication

Nokia 3 V Smartphone Features Face and Fingerprint Authentication

“…the new Nokia 3 V puts the emphasis (so far as authentication and device unlocking goes) on facial recognition.” Finland-based HMD Global has released its latest Nokia smartphone: the Nokia 3 V, which features biometric authentication. Building on the Nokia 2 V launched near the start of this year, the new Nokia 3 V puts…

NEXT Biometrics CEO Anticipates ‘Hypergrowth’ in Biometric Smart Cards: Q2 Update

NEXT Biometrics CEO Anticipates ‘Hypergrowth’ in Biometric Smart Cards: Q2 Update

Revenues are up in NEXT Biometrics latest quarterly update, with the company highlighting advancements in its Aadhaar market activities and in promoting its new FAP 20 fingerprint sensor. For the second quarter of the 2019 fiscal year, NEXT Biometrics’ revenues came in at NOK 30.1 million, an improvement of 18 percent compared to Q2 of…

BBVA Looks to Expand Biometric Onboarding Services

BBVA Looks to Expand Biometric Onboarding Services

“Veridas is a joint venture between BBVA and Das-Nano that was launched in 2017, and has developed an algorithm that achieved a top-three score in NIST testing.” BBVA is looking to expand the scope of its biometric onboarding program. BBVA was the first Spanish bank to enable digital enrollment, which is currently available in Mexico,…

Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

“To account for the results, the researchers noted that diabetes can affect the eyes in a number of ways that may not be obvious, causing retinal damage, cataracts, and glaucoma.” A recent study published in Biomedical Engineering examined the relationship between iris recognition and diabetes, finding that iris recognition is less accurate for people with…

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent’s InSight Face cooperative facial recognition solution has bested its competitors in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) second annual Biometric Technology Rally. The Rally measured 14 biometric capture products in a test designed to mimic high-traffic environments like airports or other travel hubs. During the test, subjects were asked to move through an eight-foot…

Bernie Sanders Proposes Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Bernie Sanders Proposes Ban on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

“Police use of facial recognition software is the latest example of Orwellian technology that violates our privacy and civil liberties under the guise of public safety and it must stop.” Bernie Sanders has made facial recognition an important component of his campaign platform, calling for a complete ban on the police use of the technology.…

ZKTeco Shows Off Biometric Tech to Tennessee Cops

ZKTeco Shows Off Biometric Tech to Tennessee Cops

ZKTeco‘s ongoing roadshow has finally come to the US, with the company having recently showcased its offerings at the Annual Summer Conference for the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association. As the company explained in a new post on its website, the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1971, and its led by a director…

Precise Biometrics Pivots to Access Control in First YOUNiQ Application

Precise Biometrics Pivots to Access Control in First YOUNiQ Application

“It represents an important step forward for Precise, which has established itself as a leading provider of biometric algorithm software for fingerprint sensors, but is now aiming to expand its reach into new market areas.” Precise Biometrics has announced the first major application of its forthcoming YOUNiQ biometric solution, pivoting into face-based access control. Still…

New Huawei and Honor Phones Feature FPC Biometrics

New Huawei and Honor Phones Feature FPC Biometrics

“The FPC1511 was pitched as FPC’s most cost-effective fingerprint sensor when it was first unveiled in June of 2018…” Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has placed its FPC1511 fingerprint sensor in a trio of new smartphones from Huawei and Honor. The sensor is now providing secure biometric authentication for the Huawei P20 Lite and Huawei Y9 Prime,…

NICE Actimize Welcomes Jumio to the X-Sight Marketplace

NICE Actimize Welcomes Jumio to the X-Sight Marketplace

NICE Actimize has added another high-profile partner to its rapidly expanding X-Sight Marketplace, announcing that Jumio’s identity verification technology will now be listed on the platform. The X-Sight Marketplace collects a range of financial crime and risk management solutions, making it easy for financial institutions to keep up to date with the latest security innovations…

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu Turns to ImageWare to Secure IoT Devices

Fujitsu is safeguarding its RunMyProcess Digital Suite with biometric authentication technology from ImageWare Systems. RunMyProcess is an enterprise-level cloud platform that can be used to develop a range of applications for different IoT devices. ImageWare’s IoT DNA Security, meanwhile, will help protect the data on those devices in addition to the devices themselves. The partnership…

King’s Cross Investor was Unaware of Site’s Use of Facial Recognition

King’s Cross Investor was Unaware of Site’s Use of Facial Recognition

One of the investors in a major development near King’s Cross station in central London is investigating the use of facial recognition technology on the property. The 67-acre development includes Google and Samsung offices, in addition to shops, schools, and other public-facing services and amenities. The investor in question is the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS),…

Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards Back in Black in Q2 Update

Fingerprint Cards is back in the black in its latest quarterly update, showing a slight profit for Q2 2019 after a challenging period of adjustment to dropping ASPs in the mobile fingerprint sensor market. Improved Results Revenues for the April-June period came in at SEK 381.8 million. That’s a two percent drop against Fingerprint Cards’…

Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

Manchester Co-working Space Opts for Biometric Payments Tech

All Work & Social, the operator of a co-working space in Manchester, England, has become the latest organization to embrace Fingopay‘s biometric payments platform. The partnership means that members of All Work & Social’s XYZ building in Spinningfields will be able to pay for food and beverages – the building features an in-house coffee bar…

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

Precise Biometrics Q2 Update Sheds Light on Smart Card Plans

“As previously communicated, we are expecting modest initial volumes of biometric smart cards to be delivered at the end of 2019, followed by larger volumes in 2020.” – Stefan K. Persson, CEO, Precise Biometrics Precise Biometrics has issued its latest quarterly results, depicting a dip in revenues but continuing progress in the company’s three key…

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