border control

HID Global Expands e-Immigration Partnership with Tanzania

HID Global Expands e-Immigration Partnership with Tanzania

HID Global is expanding the scope of its e-Immigration partnership with Tanzania, delivering a broader e-Passport service that will allow the country to issue electronic visa and residency permits in addition to electronic passports. The new service will also simplify the application process and allow visitors and prospective residents to apply for their travel documents…

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

Onfido Delivering Fraud-Detection Training Course to INTERPOL

“Among the more specific topics to be addressed in the INTERPOL workshop will be the mechanical and digital printing techniques used to produce – and spoof – official identity documents, new security mechanisms, and 2D vs. 3D document checks.” Onfido is getting a high-profile opportunity to showcase its identification expertise. The company has announced that…

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

The 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review

Welcome to the 2018 FindBiometrics Year in Review. In December 2018 we polled nearly 200 biometrics industry experts on the biggest identity tech trends of the year, and throughout January we explored the results in our featured articles section. From the rise of facial recognition and the excitement of biometric FinTech, to the importance of…

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

Integrated Biometrics Sensor Aids Ukrainian Border Control Effort via Tablet Integration

“Dubbed the “BPT800″ tablet, the handheld is designed for use in extreme environmental conditions and remote locations; and over a hundred such units are currently being used by the State Border Guard Service to identify travelers seeking to cross the border.” Integrated Biometrics technology is helping to secure the Ukrainian border. The company has revealed…

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

Canada Expands Collection of Visitors’ Biometrics

The Canadian government has expanded its biometric border program, with visitors from the APAC and Americas regions now required to submit their fingerprints and photos. It’s the concluding phase of a biometric program announced in the first half of 2018. The first phase, implemented on July 31st, introduced the biometric registration requirement for nationals coming…

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

The government biometrics sector never stops growing, and accordingly this has been a very eventful Government Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. We’ve spent the last four weeks traversing this hugely diverse market area, delivering breaking news, live interviews, and deep analysis. And we capped it all off by attending a major industry event and organizing the…

FedID 2018: The Biometrics Industry Speaks [Audio Interview Roundup]

FedID 2018: The Biometrics Industry Speaks [Audio Interview Roundup]

This week FindBiometrics reported live from the FedID conference in Tampa. High level conversations about biometrics, identity management, access control, credentialing, trust, border control, law enforcement and national security kept the Tampa Convention Center abuzz all week, and our editors Peter Counter and Susan Stover were there to make sure industry leaders and big ideas…

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FedID 2018: NEC’s Benji Hutchinson Talks Facial Recognition and Border Control

FindBiometrics is in Tampa this week reporting live from FedID 2018, the US government’s flagship biometrics conference. On day two of the exhibition, I stopped by the NEC booth to speak with Benji Hutchinson, Vice President of Federal Operations, NEC Corporation of America. Our conversation began with a review of what NEC is showcasing at…

FedID 2018: The New Face of Face Biometrics

FedID 2018: The New Face of Face Biometrics

FedID 2018 is underway in Tampa this week, and FindBiometrics is reporting live from the conference, where facial recognition technology is riding high on a new wave of popularity. The contactless modality has long been an important focus for government operations, but suffered the stigma born of consumer unfamiliarity, a lack of industry standardization, and…

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Biometric border control is not a new concept. At its most basic level, in fact, border control has always been biometric, with authorities comparing travelers’ faces to the images in their passports and other identity documents. That work was done by humans, of course, but the technological sophistication that has been attained in the field…

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

The government sector has long been a key driver – if not the key driver – of the biometrics market. But with biometric technologies having advanced by leaps and bounds over the last few years, the applications and deployments that are taking place now are more exciting than ever. This is all going to get…

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

Biometric Border System Busts Impostor On Third Day of Operation: CBP

The US Customs and Border Protection agency is using a recent bust to highlight the advantages of its escalating use of facial recognition technology at US airports. As the CBP tells it, only a couple of days after this technology was implemented at the Washington Dulles International Airport, it found that a 26-year-old traveler coming…

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

A new Apple patent suggests the company is considering the idea of letting users put their passports into their virtual Apple wallets. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed on March 30th, and describes a system in which an electronic device could import credential data from an official piece of ID such as a passport…

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

INTERVIEW: Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO, CLEAR

The biometric border control market has been growing for nearly 20 years, with recent innovations in strong authentication technologies spurring impressive growth rates, and and CLEAR is at the forefront of the industry. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Caryn Seidman Becker, Co-Founder and CEO of CLEAR. The following interview begins on the topic of…

New Biometric Screening Requirements Take Effect in Canada

New Biometric Screening Requirements Take Effect in Canada

Today, July 31, 2018, marks the official start of Canada’s expanded biometric border screening program that mandates all European, African and Middle Eastern nationals applying for a visitor visa, a work study permit, or for permanent residence must provide fingerprint biometrics and a photo. The biometrics collected are valid for a period of ten years…

Veridos to Provide ePassports, Border eGates to Bangladesh in €340M Contract

Veridos to Provide ePassports, Border eGates to Bangladesh in €340M Contract

Veridos has won a 12-year, €340 million contract to provide the Bangladeshi government with next-generation passport and border control solutions, the company has announced. The contract was awarded to the company by the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs. The project will revolve around the development and issuance of ePassports, with the enrollment and data management processes…

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…

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…

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