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HID Global Completes Acquisition of De La Rue ID Business

HID Global Completes Acquisition of De La Rue ID Business

HID Global has completed its acquisition of De La Rue’s international identity solutions business, the company has announced. The latter company is a UK-based manufacturer of passports, bank notes, and tax stamps. When HID Global first announced its plan to buy De La Rue’s identity business back in June, the company noted the latter’s significant…

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

“The national IDs will increase financial inclusion, allowing people with no other form of official ID to open bank accounts and conduct transactions…” The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects to print 23 million biometric IDs in the Philippines in 2020. In addition to a photo, the new IDs will contain fingerprint and iris biometrics…

UN-focused Handheld Features Integrated Biometrics Tech

UN-focused Handheld Features Integrated Biometrics Tech

Coppernic, a France-based specialist in RFID UHF solutions for the control and tracking of goods and people, has developed a new multifunction tablet device featuring sophisticated biometric technology from Integrated Biometrics. Called the ID Platform FAP50, the device is aimed at helping the United Nations to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals laid out at the…

HID Global Brings Identity Solutions to ID4Africa

HID Global Brings Identity Solutions to ID4Africa

” HID Global will be showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of identity solutions, which can help raise inclusion for the 500 million people currently without any form of official identification in sub-Saharan Africa.” HID Global is heading to ID4Africa in its effort to reduce the high number of undocumented individuals on the continent. The goal is…

Identity Management System from Gemalto Aims to ID the Under-served

Identity Management System from Gemalto Aims to ID the Under-served

Gemalto is launching a new biometric Identity Management System (IDMS) that was built to raise inclusion and reduce the number of people with no official ID. The program is being pitched towards governments and other public institutions in the hope that it will give more citizens access to essential civic services. “A unique legal ID…

Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Government authorities in the Philippines are proceeding in their effort to establish a national biometric ID program, with plans to begin issuance in Metro Manila and the Calabarzon region by the year’s end. Announcing the developments in a CNN Philippines interview, Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles referred to these municipal zones as “pilot areas” for…

Iris Scanning POS Uses FPC Tech

Iris Scanning POS Uses FPC Tech

A major deployment of Fingerprint Cards‘ iris scanning technology has arrived, in the form of a biometric point of sale terminal in India. Dubbed “Apnapay”, the terminal is the product of Hong Kong-based Grand Tech International Development. It allows for iris-based authentication of the customer based on Aadhaar, India’s wide-ranging biometric national ID program, thanks…

Nigerian Officials Registering Foreigners’ Biometrics

Nigerian Officials Registering Foreigners’ Biometrics

“The collection of biometric data is a common practice for government authorities in Nigeria…” Nigeria’s federal government is using biometrics to monitor foreigners in the country. As AllAfrica reports, the revelation came by way of Minister of Interior Lt. Gen. AbdulRahman Danbazau at a panel discussion held during the opening of the International Press Institute…