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SmartCore Upgrades Airport Kiosks with Integrated Biometrics Tech

SmartCore Upgrades Airport Kiosks with Integrated Biometrics Tech

South Korea-based SmartCore has upgraded its biometric airport kiosks at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. The kiosks now feature fingerprint scanning technology from Integrated Biometrics. While SmartCore’s airport kiosks have been scanning visitors’ fingerprints for years now, the company has now opted for Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo fingerprint sensor solution for its reliability and its FBI certification…

Veridium Announces Support for Sovrin Blockchain Identity Platform

Veridium Announces Support for Sovrin Blockchain Identity Platform

Veridium has become a backer of the Sovrin Network, an identity platform based on blockchain technology. Administrated by the non-profit Sovrin Foundation, the platform is envisioned as a kind of global, public utility that is independent of government and business interests. The Sovrin Network is meant to store end user information on a distributed ledger,…

CLEAR Network Extends to Phoenix

CLEAR Network Extends to Phoenix

“Phoenix Sky International Airport has become the 25th airport in the US to support CLEAR…” CLEAR‘s biometric passenger screening system has landed in Phoenix, Arizona. Registered passengers at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can now proceed through PHX Terminal 4 faster than ever, with CLEAR allowing them to confirm their identities through a simple…

Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

The Somali government is aiming to build a biometric national ID program, and is looking to Pakistan and the World Bank for help. Dubbed the Somali National Identity Program, it’s actually envisioned as a program similar to Aadhaar, the biometric national ID program used by Pakistan’s arch-rival India. The program would enable citizens to access…

Marriott Hotels in China to Trial Face-Scanning Check-In System

Marriott Hotels in China to Trial Face-Scanning Check-In System

Marriott is working with Alibaba to trial a biometric check-in system for guests at two of its hotels in China, reports Reuters. The system will be based on facial recognition, operating through automated kiosks. Once guests’ identities are confirmed through the kiosks’ biometric system, the kiosks will produce key cards for their rooms and information…

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Touch Biometrix Gets Funding from Welsh Gov’t

Welsh fingerprint sensor startup Touch Biometrix has managed to acquire some funding from the Wales government. The funding comes from the SMARTCymru program, which is aimed at supporting businesses across five phases of development. For Touch Biometrix, the funding will apply to the first phase – “Technical and Commercial Feasibility”. In announcing the funding, Touch…

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

Synaptics, AMD Collaborating on Solution for Biometric Windows Notebooks

“The technology is being used together with Windows Hello, the biometric authentication platform built into the Windows 10 operating system.” Synaptics has teamed up with US-based chip maker AMD to deliver biometric security to computer products. More specifically, forthcoming notebook PCs based on the AMD Ryzen Mobile platform will integrate fingerprint sensors from Synaptics –…

Vancouver Airport’s Biometric Kiosk Solution Flies to Europe

Vancouver Airport’s Biometric Kiosk Solution Flies to Europe

“Developed by YVR’s independent business unit, Innovative Travel Solutions (ITS), it’s designed to let travelers perform their own passenger processing at automated kiosks.” Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is exporting its biometric kiosk technology to Europe, with Cyprus’s Pafos International Airport and Larnaka International Airport both taking advantage of BorderXpress. The solution was first implemented at…

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung Galaxy S10 to Ditch Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has finally learned from the negative feedback it received over the rear-mounted fingerprint sensors of its most recent flagship smartphones: According to new leaks, two versions of next year’s Galaxy S10 smartphone line will feature in-display fingerprint sensor technology, while a budget option will place the fingerprint sensor on the side. The in-display options…

Orlando Police to Proceed with Rekognition Testing

Orlando Police to Proceed with Rekognition Testing

“In its memo, the OPD said that the next trial would operate similarly to the first, in which seven police officers volunteered to have their faces scanned by the system.” The Orlando Police Department will continue to test facial recognition technology from Amazon despite the recent outcry from privacy and civil rights advocates over the…

Mastercard in Talks with UK Banks Over Biometric Cards

Mastercard in Talks with UK Banks Over Biometric Cards

Mastercard is now in talks with banks in the UK over the launch of its biometric payment cards in the country, according to a CNBC report. The negotiations are not unexpected. Mastercard has been working with major players in the biometrics and smart cards industries to develop this technology for some time now, and one…

Find Your Lost Pet With Facial Recognition

Find Your Lost Pet With Facial Recognition

When pets go missing, it can often be a stressful and a worrisome time for owners to track down their missing animal. In addition to old fashioned flyers, calling animal shelters, or social media posts, there’s another tool for folks to find their furry friends: facial recognition technology. We’ve written about how biometric technology has…

Jumio’s Ascent Continues with 269% Q2 Sales Jump

Jumio’s Ascent Continues with 269% Q2 Sales Jump

“The company attributes its Q2 success primarily to the APAC market, which it has targeted through a new Singapore office established this past March.” Jumio continues to be one of the great success stories of the authentication industry with the news that it has just finished its best sales quarter yet: Q2 saw a year…

ZKTeco Seminar Targets Peruvian Market

ZKTeco Seminar Targets Peruvian Market

“…the seminar showcased ZKTeco’s ZKBioSecurity 3.1 and BioTime 7.0 software solutions in particular, and elaborated on how they could be used with other ZKTeco products to enable biometric access control and biometric time and attendance tracking.” ZKTeco is celebrating another successful seminar showcasing its biometric solutions, this time in Peru. The event was held at…

UWA Researchers Announce Open 3D Facial Recognition Model

UWA Researchers Announce Open 3D Facial Recognition Model

Researchers with the University of Western Australia have developed a new 3D facial recognition model that is now available on an open basis to other researchers. Called FR3DNet, the model was trained on 3.1 million 3D scans of over 100,000 individuals. Now, given images depicting a range of positions, expressions, and so on, the system…

Biometric Venue Ticketing Firm Gets $1.5M in Seed Funding

Biometric Venue Ticketing Firm Gets $1.5M in Seed Funding

A live entertainment-focused biometric ticketing firm is getting a higher profile thanks to new seed funding: Austin-based Blink Identity says it has brought in $1.5 million. The investment round was led by Sinai Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in emerging companies in the internet and software spaces; and it featured contributions from Techstars, a…

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

Former IDEMIA Exec Becomes Head of Sales for NEXT Biometrics

  “Alain Faburel’s leadership, background and experience will strengthen our ability to deliver outstanding technology to customers in the smart card, government ID, access control and notebook markets.” – Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics NEXT Biometrics continues to bulk up on the personnel front as the company pursues opportunities in the emerging biometric payment cards…

Korean Authentication Solution Gets FIDO UAF Certification

Korean Authentication Solution Gets FIDO UAF Certification

“Utilizing Megazone’s Mine Pass, we will be able to customize development and deployment to meet the needs of enterprise customers in addition to SaaS services in the future, and will provide customers with a market-proven solution that has been officially accredited by FIDO.” – Max Lee, CEO, Megazone Korea-based cloud services provider Megazone has acquired FIDO…

New Cognitec Algorithm Offers Facial Recognition Performance Boost Across All Applications

New Cognitec Algorithm Offers Facial Recognition Performance Boost Across All Applications

“The company emphasized its technology’s applications in scanning facial images from passports, national IDs, and mugshots, and in scanning faces that are partially turned away from a given camera.” Cognitec has upgraded the face matching algorithm of its FaceVACS facial recognition engine. In a statement announcing the upgrade, the company asserted that its own in-house…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

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