Brazil

Safran Gets ISO 14298 Certification for Brazil Facility

Safran Gets ISO 14298 Certification for Brazil Facility

Safran Identity & Security has received ISO 14298 certification for a production plant in Taubaté, Brazil, the company has announced. The certification comes by way of Integraf, a not-for-profit consortium of European printing associations. In a statement announcing the certification, Safran explained that it indicates “the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems” to…

UL Accredited to Assess Biometric Security for Brazilian Banks

UL Accredited to Assess Biometric Security for Brazilian Banks

“The accreditation comes at a time of growing interest in biometric authentication technologies among banks around the world, and of increasing activity in Brazil’s IT security sector.” Industry consultancy UL says that its São Paulo lab has received accreditation from the country’s leading association of banks for its expertise in biometrics. The accreditation means that UL…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Unique Deployments

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Unique Deployments

The law enforcement biometrics market is large and only growing in scope when it comes to areas of application. Advances in connectivity, mobility, secure cloud technology, middleware and of course biometric capture technology are leading to massive innovations for government agencies concerned with justice. Wearable tech, connected cars and more are all on their way to…

NEC Seeks to Boost Brazil Presence with IT Security Firm Acquisition

NEC Seeks to Boost Brazil Presence with IT Security Firm Acquisition

Seeking to boost its IT services in Brazil, NEC Latin America has acquired Arcon Informatics, a domestic IT security company. Arcon was started in 1995 and has since grown its digital security consulting and management businesses. NEC says the company now has a network of clients in fields including finance, energy, manufacturing, telecommunications, and government.…

Samsung Pay Will Launch in Brazil Next Week

Samsung Pay Will Launch in Brazil Next Week

“With Samsung Pay having launched in Australia, Singapore, and Spain in just the last couple of months, the mPayment service seems to be enjoying some momentum in its international expansion efforts.” Samsung Pay will launch in Brazil next week, Samsung has announced. The mPayment platform will go live in the country on July 19th. Brazil…

Online-Only Bank Embraces Biometric Account Access via Daon

Online-Only Bank Embraces Biometric Account Access via Daon

A new mobile-focused bank is aiming to shake up the financial services industry. Called NEON, the bank is headed by 24-year-old Pedro Conrade, and launched in Brazil this week. The bank has a number of notable, unusual qualities, among them being its reliance on mobile-based biometric authentication. Customers can only access their accounts through a…

RIOgaleão Airport Implements Vision-Box ABC Solution

RIOgaleão Airport Implements Vision-Box ABC Solution

Vision-Box’s biometric ABC (Automated Border Control) solution has been deployed at another major airport, the company has announced. It’s now being used to process Brazilian citizens at the RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. It’s a major deployment. RIOgaleão processed 17 million travelers last year, and Vision-Box says its solution is being deployed at Terminal 2, where…

Vision-Box eGate Deployment Dramatically Reduces Screening Time

Vision-Box eGate Deployment Dramatically Reduces Screening Time

Vision-Box has announced the completion of another major deployment: Its automated border control (ABC) eGate technology is now processing passengers at the Viracopos International Airport in Brazil. It’s one of the country’s busiest airports, having seen a record 10.3 million passengers last year. To cope with such high traffic, airport authorities looked to Vision-Box’s ABC…

Morpho to Produce Smart Payment Cards for Brazilian Banks

Morpho (Safran) has entered into a new partnership with Elo, a Brazilian payment card brand that works with Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, and CAIXA, three of the country’s major banks. The agreement will see Morpho do Brasil manufacture smart card modules for the company. Morpho has developed a custom smart card solution for Elo designed…

Integrated Biometrics Scanners to Register Brazilian Voters’ Biometrics

Integrated Biometrics Scanners to Register Brazilian Voters’ Biometrics

Integrated Biometrics has won a major contract with the Brazilian government, the company has announced. It’s going to provide over 13,000 of its Watson Mini fingerprint scanners to help register voters over the next couple of years. The Watson Minis will be distributed via regional partner Akiyama Soluções Tecnológicas, which was selected by Brazil’s Tribunal Superior Eleitoral…

Certisign Deal Builds Aware’s Commercial Sector Momentum

Certisign Deal Builds Aware’s Commercial Sector Momentum

A major digital certificates supplier in Brazil has licensed a number of products from Aware, Inc. The company, Certisign, intends to incorporate Aware’s offerings into a cloud-based biometric services system. It’s a major deal for both companies. Certisign is currently Brazil’s largest digital certificates supplier, and its influence extends more broadly into Latin America, servicing…

EyeLock Signs Brazil/Latin America Regional Partner

EyeLock Signs Brazil/Latin America Regional Partner

Iris biometrics company EyeLock has found a new regional partner for Brazil and Latin America. COMTEX, an electronic security integrator based in the region, has stepped to offer manufacturing and distribution services. Explaining the selection of the company in a statement, EyeLock’s Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Anthony Antolino, pointed to the company’s prominence in the…

NEC to Provide Facial Recognition at 14 Brazilian Airports

NEC to Provide Facial Recognition at 14 Brazilian Airports

NEC Corporation has won a major contract to deploy biometric technology at 14 international airports in Brazil. Having been selected by Receita Federal, Brazil’s National Tax Collection Agency, the company will install its NeoFace Watch system at such prominent airports as the Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (Galeão Airport) in Rio de Janeiro and the Governador André…

FST Biometrics Tech To Bolster Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics Tech To Bolster Brazilian Security Firm

FST Biometrics has announced a strategic partnership with Groupo Haganá that will see its In Motion Identification (IMID) technology implemented by the Brazilian security firm. The partnership primarily involves the development and deployment of SIGAH Mobile and SIGAH Fixed solutions to better equip Haganá’s security infrastructure on an operating level. São Paulo is the site…