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IdentoGO Hits the Road to Promote TSA PreCheck

IdentoGO Hits the Road to Promote TSA PreCheck

“It’s the latest effort to raise the public profile of TSA PreCheck, with IdentoGO having set up numerous temporary enrollment centers across the country over the summer months to help ease the pressure at airports during the busy travel season.” IdentoGO is hitting the road to spread the news about TSA PreCheck, MorphoTrust’s biometric pre-screening…

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Paris Airports to Get Biometric eGates, Care of Gemalto

Gemalto is going to deploy biometric passenger screening systems at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports, the company has announced. It’s going to implement the systems in collaboration with Automatic Systems. In a statement announcing the project, Gemalto suggested that it’s primarily meant “to increase capacity and improve traveler experience.” The screening will be…

News Roundup: European Biometric Initiatives

News Roundup: European Biometric Initiatives

Last week at FindBiometrics we examined the rise of selfie authentication in biometric FinTech as we continued our November-long featured focus on finance. The industry news, meanwhile, was filled with fingerprint innovations, biometric smart card news, border control, European biometrics initiatives and much, much more. Here’s a look back on the top stories in identity management…

Singaporean Authorities to Add Iris Screening to Land, Sea Border Checkpoints

Singaporean Authorities to Add Iris Screening to Land, Sea Border Checkpoints

The Singaporean government is getting ready to add iris scanning to its biometric border screening arsenal. As Channel News Asia reports, the move comes quickly in the wake of parliamentary approval of new legislation designed to strengthen the country’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Currently, the ICA collects collects the fingerprints of travelers passing through…

INTERPOL Calls for Sharing of Terrorists’ Biometric Data

INTERPOL Calls for Sharing of Terrorists’ Biometric Data

INTERPOL is calling on governments around the world to share the biometric information of known terrorists in order to help improve global security. The call comes via INTERPOL’s General Assembly, which has convened for this week’s 85th ICPO-INTERPOL General Assembly Exhibition in Bali, Indonesia. In a statement, the global police agency said it currently possesses…

French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

The French government has introduced a new executive order mandating the creation of a national biometric ID database, reports Ars Technica UK. The system will contain standard biographic information of French citizens as well as the biometric data contained on citizens’ passports and identity cards, though it won’t contain the biometric data of children under…

Aadhaar Biometric Screening Coming to Bangalore Airport

Aadhaar Biometric Screening Coming to Bangalore Airport

Aadhaar, India’s pioneering national biometric ID program, is expanding its presence in air travel security. As The Economic Times reports, the Bangalore International Airport is preparing to enable Aadhaar-based security screening for travelers. The aim is to make the screening process smoother and more convenient for travelers, with a high-level airport executive explaining that it “should…

Vision-Box Officially Launches Passenger Screening and Analytics Platform

Vision-Box Officially Launches Passenger Screening and Analytics Platform

Vision-Box has officially launched its Orchestra platform, taking a turn in the spotlight at last week’s Future Travel Experience expo in Singapore. The platform first emerged as a biometric security system designed to streamline the passenger screening experience at airports. In that aim, it proved successful, with examples like Vision-Box’s Aruba Happy Flow project helping to…

Manila Airport to Link Biometric Screening to Interpol Databases

Manila Airport to Link Biometric Screening to Interpol Databases

“The system will take photos of all passengers, whether arriving or departing, and will be checked against Interpol’s criminal databases to flag any fugitives.” The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration is planning to install a biometric identification system at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport that will be linked to Interpol databases, reports The Daily Tribune. The…

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst. The conversation begins with a brief recap of the company’s origins and ambitions before reviewing the company’s powerful facial recognition solutions, the markets they serve, and how innovations in mobility have affected the evolution of the FaceFirst system. Because privacy is at the forefront of face…

CBP Awards Vehicle Border Screening Project to Unisys

CBP Awards Vehicle Border Screening Project to Unisys

“Earlier this year, the Unisys provided technology for a biometric screening trial conducted by the CBP at a major US-Mexico land crossing, and it has also helped with biometric screening trials conducted by the CBP at two major airports. “ The US Customs and Border Protection agency has contracted Unisys to help authorities identify the people…

INTERVIEW: Roberto Wolfer, CEO, JENETRIC

INTERVIEW: Roberto Wolfer, CEO, JENETRIC

One of the big showstopping events of this year’s recent Global Identity Summit was the Bratwurst, Beer and Biometrics party hosted by Germany-based JENETRIC. The festivities served as a stage for the company to launch its latest biometric technology, the LIVETOUCH quattro Compact mobile tenprint reader (pictured right). FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the…

Trustech Announces 2016 Event Program

Trustech Announces 2016 Event Program

The Cartes smart card exhibition has been rebranded under the Trustech umbrella, and will take place starting November 29th, organizers have announced. The event is expected to attract 18,000 attendees from around the world, and will feature big-name speakers including Tesla Motors co-founder and CTO J.B. Straubel and poker star Caspar Berry, among others. There will…

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

Accenture, Safran, Atos Team to Enhance Visa Processing for EU

A major European IT project will see Accenture, Safran Identity & Security, and Atos collaborate to develop biometric matching for visa applications in the Schengen area. The companies were selected for the project by eu-LISA, the European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems. It’s not the first time eu-LISA has contracted work to Accenture, which teamed…

Hack Attack Could Manipulate Biometric Border Screening: Report

Hack Attack Could Manipulate Biometric Border Screening: Report

Canadian border officials are concerned about potential hack attacks against their biometric databases, according to a new report from The Toronto Star’s Alex Boutilier. The concerns were outlined in a report prepared by Canada Border Services Agency officials for the country’s Public Safety Minister last November. The document outlines multiple digital threats to border security,…

GIS 2016: Crossmatch Unveils Innovative New Mobile Livescan Tech

GIS 2016: Crossmatch Unveils Innovative New Mobile Livescan Tech

Today at the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida, biometrics company Crossmatch introduced its newest ten-print sensor technology: a FAP60 thin film transistor (TFT) sensor the company is positioning as a revolutionary innovation in the world of mobile livescan. The FAP60 TFT is being demonstrated at GIS as part of a wireless mobile handheld device.…

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

News Roundup: Opening the Case on Law Enforcement Biometrics

Last week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Law Enforcement Biometrics Month in our featured articles section while the industry news brought us headlines from the worlds of border control, mobile device integrations, and physical access control. – Sign up now for the Law Enforcement Biometrics Month Webinar – And spread the news on Twitter: Tweet Here is…

Vision-Box Expands Airport Biometrics Beyond Security Screening to Passenger Analytics

Vision-Box Expands Airport Biometrics Beyond Security Screening to Passenger Analytics

Vision-Box has officially launched Orchestra, an airport enhancement platform based on biometrics. The company made its move at this week’s Future Travel Experience Global 2016 Conference in Las Vegas. The platform was first announced earlier this year ahead of the Passenger Terminal Expo in Cologne, and is based on the technology underlying Vision-Box’s highly successful Aruba…

Vehicle Scanning Border Control System CENTINELA Adds Facial Recognition

Vehicle Scanning Border Control System CENTINELA Adds Facial Recognition

Atos has integrated facial recognition technology into the CENTINELA border control solution offered through its Bull commercial brand. The system is designed to automatically regulate cross-border vehicular traffic by scanning vehicles’ license plates. Now, it can automatically match the related vehicular information to its driver via facial biometric capture, allowing it to identify when a given…

Australian Biometric Airport Screening Project Completed

Australian Biometric Airport Screening Project Completed

Vision-Box is celebrating a big milestone: Its Automated Border Control (ABC) technology is now live at all of Australia’s major airports. As in similar deployments elsewhere in the world, Vision-Box’s system here uses facial recognition to match citizens’ faces as scanned at the ABC e-gates to the corresponding biometric data on their passports. In other words,…

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