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DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

DHS, TSA Test Contactless Fingerprint Scanning at Atlanta, Denver Airports

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (or “S&T”) is working with the Transportation Security Administration to trial contactless fingerprint scanning stations for traveler processing at airports. The tests began in June, and are taking place at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Denver International Airport. They’re restricted to volunteers who have signed up…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

Physical Access Biometrics Month: 5 Places Protected By Contactless Biometrics

When it comes to physical access biometrics, few things are more important than maintaining a balance between security and convenience. As biometrics become more pervasive as a physical security mechanism, contactless biometrics have gained a great deal of traction, offering the highest levels of user convenience without compromising the considerably strong security brought to the table…

Scotiabank’s ‘Digital Factory’ Protected by Biometrics

Scotiabank’s ‘Digital Factory’ Protected by Biometrics

“And to demonstrate its commitment to innovative technology, the bank has implemented biometric access control to the Digital Factory…” Scotiabank’s Digital Factory in Canada is now in production. The bank first announced its new initiative in October of 2015, when it explained that as part of a “digital transformation” it was establishing an innovation lab…

Audyssey eVR Can Hear Voice Commands From 19 Feet Away

Audyssey eVR Can Hear Voice Commands From 19 Feet Away

A California-based tech company is testing how far it can carry users’ speech commands with a new voice recognition system called Audyssey eVR. Audyssey was founded in 2004 by a group of University of South California audio signal researchers, and has since specialized in developing audio technology for consumer electronics products. Its latest offering is meant…

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: 3 Exciting FinTech Solutions of Tomorrow

Financial Biometrics Month 2016: 3 Exciting FinTech Solutions of Tomorrow

If you are looking to see examples of biometrics in action, authenticating the common person and actively protecting real sensitive data, the place to look is the financial services market. Mobile wallets have taken off, enabling consumers to pay with their fingerprints, corporate banking clients scan their vein patterns to make high risk transactions through…

Safran Highlights Biometrics Benefits in Healthcare

Safran Highlights Biometrics Benefits in Healthcare

“By linking patient records to biometric profiles, healthcare providers can cut down on paperwork, and eliminate duplicate records.” Safran Identity & Security is making the pitch for biometric technology in healthcare, and for its MorphoWave reader in particular. In a post on its website, the company asserts that the technology can be particularly useful for patient…

INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Arie Melamed, CMO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Arie Melamed, CMO of FST Biometrics, ahead of next week’s ASIS conference—held September 12-14 in Orlando, Florida. The conversation with Melamed begins with an examination of the recent growth experienced by FST and an overview of its flagship biometric system, IMID (In Motion Identification). IMID is multimodal, convenient, and…

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Sciometrics to Help NIST with Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Standards

Virginia-based Sciometrics has partnered with the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) to help the agency develop standards for contactless fingerprint scanning. The partnership appears to be a response to the NIST’s call for collaboration in the late summer of 2015. NIST is one of the most important standards bodies for biometric technologies, and works…

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

Voice Biometrics Month 2016: The Roundup

As the end of May approaches so we must bring to an end Voice Biometrics Month 2016, our four-week featured focus on voice and speech recognition technologies. Throughout the month we explored topics regarding the contactless modality in our featured articles section, reported all the most important voice authentication news, and brought together the industry’s…

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Money20/20 Europe: Morpho Showcases ‘Scan & Pay’ Concept

Morpho (Safran) is demonstrating a group of key technological offerings at Money20/20 Europe that together offer innovative payment solutions. With Know-Your-Customer solutions kicking off the process, Morpho’s authentication and transaction technologies then enable the user to actually make a purchase. That’s when truly innovative biometric technology comes into play, with Morpho’s MorphoWave tower enabling a ‘Scan…

Google Aims To Go Hands Free, Scan Faces With Android Pay

Google Aims To Go Hands Free, Scan Faces With Android Pay

Google is testing out an experimental payment option for Android Pay based on facial biometrics. The company recently put out a call for participants for its new Hands Free project, which will operate in the South Bay area of Silicon Valley in cooperation with select merchants including McDonald’s and Papa John’s. One part of the project…

Hoyos Labs Heeds NIST Call for Contactless Fingerprint Collaboration

Hoyos Labs Heeds NIST Call for Contactless Fingerprint Collaboration

Biometric security specialist Hoyos Labs has teamed up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve government testing of contactless fingerprint scanning technology. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is the product of NIST’s call for private sector collaboration in its efforts to improve the technology’s standards and evaluation. While NIST…

Could Samsung’s Upcoming Wearable Use Contactless Biometrics?

Could Samsung’s Upcoming Wearable Use Contactless Biometrics?

Images have leaked of Samsung’s next major fitness tracking device—or rather, pair of devices. Called the SM-R150, the system comprises a wristband and a circular device that can be attached to the user’s shirt. With its circular display, the wristband elements appears similar to Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch. The other component, also circular, bears only…

MorphoWave Attains FBI PIV Certification

MorphoWave Attains FBI PIV Certification

Morpho (Safran)’s MorphoWave Desktop solution has received important FBI certification, the company has announced. The FBI has now certified that Morpho’s contactless desktop fingerprint scanner meets its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Image Quality Specifications standard. MorphoWave Desktop can capture four fingerprints simultaneously with the user simply waving her hand over it—a capability well-suited to high-traffic…

MorphoWave Tower Wins Major Award

MorphoWave Tower Wins Major Award

A new solution from Morpho has been awarded Access Control Product of the Year in the Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2015, an event organized by IFSEC International and FIREX International. A panel of security experts and academics gave the award to MorphoWave Tower, a touchless fingerprint scanning solution. The system is able to scan four fingerprints…

Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Terminal Gets FBI Certification

Contactless Fingerprint Scanning Terminal Gets FBI Certification

A contactless fingerprint scanning terminal has met the approval of the FBI. Called the ANDI OTG, the terminal was developed by Advanced Optical Systems, and has now found its way onto the federal agency’s Certified Product List. It’s the first contactless fingerprint system to receive this certification, according to Advanced Optical Systems. Each ANDI OTG…

INTERVIEW: MorphoTrak’s Celeste Thomasson and Steve Vinsik

INTERVIEW: MorphoTrak’s Celeste Thomasson and Steve Vinsik

Interview with Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO and Steve Vinsik, Vice President & General Manager, Criminal Justice and Public Security, MorphoTrak Recently, FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had the opportunity to speak with Celeste Thomasson, President and CEO of MorphoTrak (Safran), as well as Steve Vinsik, the company’s Vice President & General Manager of Criminal Justice and Public…

INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

INTERVIEW: Scott Swann, Senior Director for Innovation, MorphoTrak

Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, recently had a chance to speak with Scott Swann, Senior Innovation Director at MorphoTrak (Safran). The conversation centers around the workshop that Swann will be moderating at the upcoming Global Identity Summit (GIS) in Tampa, while also going on to examine MorphoTrak’s recent innovations in contactless fingerprint scanning – particularly…

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