biometrics

BIO-key’s Q3 Results Reflect Business Model Transition, Trade Tensions

BIO-key’s Q3 Results Reflect Business Model Transition, Trade Tensions

BIO-key has issued its Q3 update for 2019, with CEO Mike DePasquale detailing why the company is on solid footing for long-term success despite a dip in revenues. The company’s Q3 2019 revenue came in at $452,714, compared to revenues of $739,750 in the third quarter of 2018. The company attributed the drop to a…

UNHCR Issues Call for Interoperability Coordinator

UNHCR Issues Call for Interoperability Coordinator

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has put out a call for an Interoperability Coordinator. The Coordinator will work at the organization’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and will be asked to implement an Interoperability Program that will make the UNHCR’s Population Registration and Identity Management EcoSystem (PRIMES) more compatible with the technology infrastructure…

VSBLTY and Energetika Deploy First Surveillance Kits in Mexico City

VSBLTY and Energetika Deploy First Surveillance Kits in Mexico City

VSBLTY and Energetika have moved on to the deployment phase of their smart city partnership in Mexico City. The two companies first joined forces back in June, working together to develop a surveillance solution that pairs Energetika’s smart lighting tech with VSBLTY’s crowd analytics and facial recognition platform. The resulting security kits contain wireless alarms,…

Suprema Showcases New Facial Recognition Prototype at Global Partner Program

Suprema Showcases New Facial Recognition Prototype at Global Partner Program

Suprema gathered 133 partners from 66 different countries for the 10th annual Suprema Global Partner Program (SGPP) in Lisbon, Portugal. The event ran from November 13 to 15, and was set up to give Suprema’s regional distributors and system integrators the chance to mingle with one another while getting a glimpse of upcoming Suprema innovations.…

U.S. Navy Starts Using Biometric Signatures in Effort to go Paperless

U.S. Navy Starts Using Biometric Signatures in Effort to go Paperless

The United States Navy has begun using biometric signatures for their recruitment process in an effort to increase speed and efficiency, and reduce the amount of paper used when enlisting Sailors. Prior to October 1st, Navy recruitment officers were required to obtain a ‘wet’ signature – using pen and ink on paper – on numerous…

Frost & Sullivan Tracks Rise of as-a-Service Solutions

Frost & Sullivan Tracks Rise of as-a-Service Solutions

A new report from Frost & Sullivan is calling attention to the growing popularity of as-a-service business solutions. The research firm notes that as-a-service models – which can cover everything from biometrics to infrastructure to identity management – are often more affordable and more convenient than fully packaged, non-service-based alternatives. In that regard, as-a-service solutions…

Biometric and Surveillance Tech Fuels $34.3 Billion Security Product Market

Biometric and Surveillance Tech Fuels $34.3 Billion Security Product Market

Memoori is predicting that global sales for physical security products will hit $34.3 billion in 2019. The figure represents an increase of 8.5 percent, and comes courtesy of a new report that examines the prospects for Access Control, Intruder Alarm and Video Surveillance technology in the next five years. According to Memoori, video surveillance accounts…

Face Biometrics Month: The Apple Effect and the Mainstreaming of Face Authentication

Face Biometrics Month: The Apple Effect and the Mainstreaming of Face Authentication

Fingerprint scanning is now a familiar and even mainstream concept among consumers today, thanks largely to the mobile biometrics revolution, which has seen the fingerprint sensor emerge as a standard feature on smartphones over the past several years. That trend is generally thought to have been catalyzed by Apple, which made fingerprint authentication a flagship…

DongWoon ID Cards Secured by IDEX Biometrics

DongWoon ID Cards Secured by IDEX Biometrics

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Galaxy A50 Update Further Improves Fingerprint Biometrics

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

Pindrop Report Highlights Rising Threat of Deepfakes and Voice Fraud

Pindrop Report Highlights Rising Threat of Deepfakes and Voice Fraud

Pindrop is warning about the growing threat of voice fraud in its latest Voice Intelligence Report, which found that voice fraud attacks occurred at a rate of 90 per minute in 2018. The rate of voice fraud climbed more than 350 percent between 2014 and 2018, and had the biggest impact on insurance companies, retailers,…

Afghanistan’s Presidential Election Results Delayed for Second Time

Afghanistan’s Presidential Election Results Delayed for Second Time

Results from Afghanistan’s presidential election have been pushed back for a second time, announced officials from the Independent Election Commission (IEC). In an election already marred by record-low voter turnout, the delay is likely to lead to further uncertainty and accusations of fraud among rival presidential candidates. IEC officials eager to avoid the electoral fraud…

ImageWare CEO Anticipates CCPA Bump in Q3 Update

ImageWare CEO Anticipates CCPA Bump in Q3 Update

Biometric authentication specialist ImageWare has issued its corporate update for the third quarter of 2019, showing improved year-over-year results. The company saw revenues of $785,000 in Q3, marking a substantial increase compared to its revenues of $736,000 in the third quarter of 2018. Gross profit for Q3 of 2019 came in at $647,000, compared to…

IDEX Highlights Payment Card Progress in Q3 Update

IDEX Highlights Payment Card Progress in Q3 Update

“Industry participants and analysts believe 2020 will [be] the year where the market moves from one defined by pilots, towards mass commercial deployments.” That’s one of the key takeaways from IDEX’s latest quarterly update, in which the company has reported significant progress in the journey toward commercialization of its fingerprint biometrics tech for the next…

Updated BehavioSec Platform Gets Listed with ForgeRock and Ping Identity

Updated BehavioSec Platform Gets Listed with ForgeRock and Ping Identity

BehavioSec has released the latest iteration of its flagship Behavioral Biometrics Platform. The version 5.2 update comes with the expected slew of performance and accuracy improvements, including a new Coaching Fraud detection module and an Automated Clustering Engine. The Coaching Fraud module is designed to clamp down on vishing fraud, in which a fraudster poses…

Sonde Health Receives Patent for Voice-Based Diagnostic Solution

Sonde Health Receives Patent for Voice-Based Diagnostic Solution

Sonde Health has received a patent for its voice-based diagnostic tech, which uses vocal biomarkers to help doctors and patients make more informed healthcare decisions. The Sonde platform essentially functions as an advance warning system, analyzing short speech segments to spot vocal anomalies that could point to a more serious medical issue. Though not a…

Elektra Labs Announces $2.9M in Seed Funding, New Atlas Platform

Elektra Labs Announces $2.9M in Seed Funding, New Atlas Platform

Elektra Labs, a healthcare security company, recently announced a $2.9 million seed funding round led by Maverick Ventures, along with the launch of Atlas, a platform for cataloging connected monitoring technologies. Atlas aims to simplify the evaluation of biometric tracking tools — fitness trackers and other medical tech wearables, for example — for clinical use…

Egis Reports Continuing Growth in Q3 Update, Warns of Potential Q4 Shipment Dip

Egis Reports Continuing Growth in Q3 Update, Warns of Potential Q4 Shipment Dip

Taiwan-based biometrics specialist Egis Technology has issued a Q3 update for 2019, illustrating a continuing growth trend for the company. Net sales for the quarter came in at just over NT 2 billion, compared to net sales of just under NT 1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2018. Quarter over quarter, revenues increased by…

Precise Biometrics Looks to Boost Security with Cryptographic Hashing Tech

Precise Biometrics Looks to Boost Security with Cryptographic Hashing Tech

Precise Biometrics is looking to boost the security of its biometric algorithm solutions through a new partnership with Infinity Optics (or “IO”). The latter specializes in cryptography, particularly what is called ‘true biometric hash technology’. This technology is designed to turn a given biometric profile into a scramble of data – or a ‘hash’ –…

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