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BIO-key to Issue Q2 Update Ahead of Market Open on August 14

BIO-key to Issue Q2 Update Ahead of Market Open on August 14

BIO-key has set a date for the publication of its Q2 results: They will be issued on Tuesday, August 14th, along with an outlook for the months ahead. The company’s quarterly results will be published before the market opens, with a conference call slated to begin at 10:00 AM ET. The call will feature senior…

Major East African Telecom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

Major East African Telecom to Implement Biometric SIM Registration

A major East African telecom is preparing to implement biometric registration for customers who want to swap SIM cards into new devices. Announcing the plans to media, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore explained that the idea is to curb fraud. One such criminal incident recently led to the arrest of 22 individuals, including Safaricom staffers, according…

Texas School District to Implement Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking

Texas School District to Implement Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking

Biometric time and attendance tracking is coming to the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District in Texas. Administrators have announced that they are implementing a fingerprint punch clock system on every campus, with the aim of getting them up and running by October. The system will be used only by paid employees, and not teachers…

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…

IDEX Execs to Present Q2 Update in Person

IDEX Execs to Present Q2 Update in Person

“…it’s fair to expect that the event will have a strong focus on biometric cards, which have become IDEX’s key focus in recent months.” IDEX will issue its Q2 update on August 16th, the company has announced. And it’s taking the somewhat unusual move of presenting its results in a live event at the Vika…

Biometric Airport Automation to See 20% CAGR Through 2022: Acuity

Biometric Airport Automation to See 20% CAGR Through 2022: Acuity

“The age of seamless international travel has arrived. Integrated, frictionless passenger facilitation is the next wave of biometric automation for expedited travel.”  – Maxine Most, Principal, Acuity Market Intelligence Acuity Market Research is predicting considerable growth for the airport biometrics market over the next few years. Entitled, “The Airport Automated Biometric Facilitation Report: Form Curb to Gate,”…

Missouri Hospital Network Embraces Biometric Patient Identification

Missouri Hospital Network Embraces Biometric Patient Identification

“This technology will save lives.”- Jack Cole, IT Director, CoxHealth Missouri-based CoxHealth has become the latest healthcare provider to embrace Imprivata’s biometric patient identification system. Comprising a network of six hospitals, CoxHealth is a locally-owned, not-for-profit healthcare provider employing a staff of 11,000. It’s a significant operation, and therefore one that stands to reap some…

Chinese Conglomerate Scans Faces for Biometric Marketing

Chinese Conglomerate Scans Faces for Biometric Marketing

“…the store is equipped with sensors designed to use facial recognition and data analysis to assess visitors and their behavior as they proceed through the facility.” A China-based multinational conglomerate is taking advantage of biometric and AI-driven marketing in a new store in Shenzhen. The company, Tiens Group, has a hand in a number of…

ImageWare On Upswing In Q2 Results

ImageWare On Upswing In Q2 Results

“In its statement, ImageWare also highlighted important business developments including its partnership established with Japan-based security solutions provider TwoFive in July…” ImageWare is on the upswing in its newly published fiscal results for Q2. Revenues for the quarter came in at $1.9 million, compared to $1.1 million in Q2 of 2017 – a 78 percent…

Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics Unfazed By Mobile Challenges In Corporate Update

Synaptics has issued fiscal results for its 2018 fourth quarter, ended June 30th. Revenues for the quarter were down nine percent year over year, at $388.5 million, and the company saw a net loss for the quarter of $1.5 million. For the fiscal year, revenues came in at $1.63 billion, a year-over-year decrease of five…

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

Amazon Defends Rekognition Against Critics

“Amazon offers the example of Rekognition technology being used to crack a sex trafficking case by identifying 20 victims and helping to send the perpetrator to prison…” Amazon is trying to put its own spin on its sale of facial recognition technology to police with a new case study put together by Marinus Analytics. It…

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

ZKTeco Featured in Belt and Road Program

ZKTeco Featured in Belt and Road Program

ZKTeco is enjoying a little time in the limelight, with a new China Global Television Network (CGTN)program highlighting the company’s participation in China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. Sometimes translated as ‘One Belt One Road’, the initiative is a government-led program in promotion of economic partnerships between China and other states, and likewise between businesses therein. And…

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

“…like SmartMetric’s payment card solution, the product features an embedded fingerprint scanner, which will authorize only the cardholder to access the card’s data.” SmartMetric has found another application of its biometric smart card technology, announcing a card designed to hold the user’s medical information, and to be accessed only with their fingerprint. The solution is…

Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

Remittance Firm TransferGo Uses Onfido Biometrics for Onboarding

London-based remittance company TransferGo is taking advantage of selfie-based biometric customer enrollment, care of Onfido. Onfido’s solution will allow newcomers to the TransferGo platform to sign up simply by taking images of their official identity documents, and themselves. Onfido’s facial recognition technology is designed to compare and match the images, ensuring that the submitted IDs…

BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

BBVA Banks On Biometric Mobile Enrollment

“The system operates through the BBVA mobile app, and the bank says that 27 percent of its new customers have used it to join the bank.” Spain-based BBVA has become the latest financial services provider to embrace selfie-based biometric enrollment. The technology was developed more or less in-house, by Veridas, a tech company that spun…

Ipsidy Q2 Results Show Positive Trends

Ipsidy Q2 Results Show Positive Trends

“…Ipsidy credited its jump in revenues primarily to its work providing biometric voter identification technology to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.” Ipsidy has issued its Q2 results, depicting a company on the upswing. The company saw revenues of $1.8 million in its second quarter, up from $0.6 million in Q2 of 2017. Likewise, revenues for the…

AI Specialist BrainChip Gets Scandinavian Distribution Partner

AI Specialist BrainChip Gets Scandinavian Distribution Partner

A new partnership between a San Francisco-based AI specialist and a Danish security systems integrator is poised to deliver powerful new surveillance tools to police in Scandinavia. The Danish firm, Telesikring, has agreed to promote and implement BrainChip’s BrainChip Studio solution, which is designed to deliver facial and object recognition to video feeds. In so…

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

SJC Becomes First West Coast Airport in CBP’s Biometric Border Program

The Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has become the latest in the country to partner with the US Customs and Border Protection agency on biometric border control based on facial recognition technology. The collaboration actually started several weeks ago, with SJC implementing a face scanning system for arriving international travelers on June 25th. Going…

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