Cross Match Technologies

Crossmatch Launches Company Rebrand at CARTES 2014

In April, Cross Match Technologies made a headlines by acquiring DigitalPersona, and in turn becoming the largest independent identity management company in the world focused on biometrics. Today, at CARTES Secure Connexions 2014, the company introduced its new corporate branding. From now on, Cross Match Technologies and DigitalPersona will be known simply as: Crossmatch. The new CEO…

Introducing the New Face of Crossmatch: Interview with Richard Agostinelli

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to get the whole scoop on Crossmatch’s new brand identity in an interview with company CEO Richard Agostinelli. The conversation touches on the ideas behind the new identity, some new products from Crossmatch and what 2015 holds for the company.

UK Law Enforcement Market Eager to Add Biometrics to Arsenal

In a Law Enforcement Biometrics Month miracle, a market research firm has issued a new report on just that topic. Research and Markets, which bills itself as the world’s largest market research store, has just released its report, “Law Enforcement Biometrics Market in UK 2014-2018”, in which the firm outlines are growing market for biometric…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

The law enforcement market has been using biometrics to solve crimes ever since the first print was pulled from a crime scene. Now, biometrics, mobility and identity management extend beyond the crime lab and onto the field, into correctional facilities and onto the computer systems that help catch crooks. All through October, FindBiometrics will be…

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

During last week’s events in Tampa – Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit (GIS) – one of the talking points that kept coming up during presentations and panels what the growing sentiment that in identity management there is no one solution to fit every problem. There exists a nuance to biometric deployments that has…

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

Cross Match Technologies Releases New Mobile Credential and Biometric Reader

On Tuesday, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the launch of a new handheld authentication solution. The Verifier Sentry is an Android-based mobile device that is designed to use biometrics and credentials in verifying an identity. Verifier Sentry has the capability to act as a standalone reader, able to authenticate a user’s identity with…

Privacy Restrictions To Hinder Global Facial Recognition Market Growth, Says Report

Privacy Restrictions To Hinder Global Facial Recognition Market Growth, Says Report

A new report analyzing the global facial recognition market cites restrictions on users’ sharing of personal details as a hindrance to market growth. Specifically using the example of the covert monitoring of an individual, the report from Research and Markets, which covers the period between 2014 and 2020, doesn’t seem to paint a negative picture…

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

A new report from firm Research and Markets has named Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent and Cross Match Technologies as the key vendors in the law enforcement biometrics market. According to the research firm, based on its objective analysis built around a combination of primary and secondary sources, the law enforcement biometrics market is set to…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Performance Tests and Certifications

This week in biometrics industry news we saw a lot of reports coming in concerning face, voice and finger-based biometrics, many of which had to do with performance testing and certification. In the featured articles section, we continued down the Road To Biometrics UnPlugged, now in week three of our summer event leading up the…

Biometric Solutions From Cross Match Now Offered on G-Cloud

Biometric Solutions From Cross Match Now Offered on G-Cloud

This morning, Cross Match Technologies announced that its biometric identity management solutions are now available through the UK’s G-Cloud CloudStore. The select products available have applications in law enforcement, mobile ID and border control. The move is in support of the UK government’s initiative to bring IT all across the public sector, changing the way…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Border Control, Biometric Payment and Multi-Modal Month

This past week at findBIOMETRICS was filled with a diverse selection of news, a nice convenience considering that the wide range of topics, applications and technologies is the focus of our first ever Multi-Modal Month. We saw some leadership changes at Precise Biometrics, a number of border control stories, the birth of a new company,…

Biometric Border Control From CLEAR To Launch In Las Vegas Airport

If you’re just tuning in to the discussion of automated border control, you should know that the market is in the midst of a growth period. According to recent research published by Acuity Market Intelligence, the global market for Automated Border Control eGates and kiosks will exceed $1.2 billion in annual revenue by 2020, growing…

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Automated border control solutions, made possible by biometric capture technology, are growing in popularity all over the world, especially in Europe. It’s no surprise either, the passenger experience has been far from ideal for well over a decade as a demand for increased security has taken its toll on travelers in the name of safety.…

DigitalPersona Fingerprint Biometrics to Be Deployed in China Fashion Retailer Locations

DigitalPersona Fingerprint Biometrics to Be Deployed in China Fashion Retailer Locations

“Now that employees are using their fingerprints instead of the previous six digit passwords, sign in is not only faster,  but administrative costs are down.” Today, China fashion retailer New Look will be deploying fingerprint biometric point of sale (POS) systems that feature DigitalPersona technology in an expected 100 stores. The announcement comes after the…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

This week at findBIOMETRICS we entered Biometric Software Month. As will be custom with our monthly featured content, this means that we took a broad look at the subject with an informative week one primer of the topic. Inspired by the theme of the month, our new biometrics blog Pop Cultural Identity Management examined how…

Automated Passport Kiosks Featuring Cross Match Biometrics Rolled Out by YVR

Automated Passport Kiosks Featuring Cross Match Biometrics Rolled Out by YVR

One of the most critical security points that the public is accessing on a 24 hour basis is also the one demanding more convenience. Airports require the most security screening that the average civilian will ever have to experience, and it is not only inconveniently long and unpredictable, it is also an inefficient process. Thankfully,…

Industry News Roundup: Biometric Conferences, Conveniences and Coolness

Industry News Roundup: Biometric Conferences, Conveniences and Coolness

March 16, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      This week saw the announcement of two major biometrics industry conferences, both being held in the next seven days, one in Washington DC, the other in Hong Kong. CARTES Asia will be offering a look at innovations in smart card tech, mobile and other security…

Cross Match Technologies Officially Announces Platinum Sponsorship of connect:ID

Cross Match Technologies Officially Announces Platinum Sponsorship of connect:ID

March 13, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Next week in Washington D.C. biometrics professionals will be converging on the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for the connect:ID exhibition and conference. Among the many high profile biometrics industry attendees will be Cross Match Technologies, who announced today that it has stepped…

connect:ID Exhibition and Conference Announced by IBIA

connect:ID Exhibition and Conference Announced by IBIA

March 12, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Yesterday, the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) announced that the connect:ID exhibition and conference will be held from March 17-19 next week at the Ronald Reagan Center in  Washington D.C. This is going to be a comprehensive biometrics industry event, covering the government, commercial…

GREAT Business Innovation Award Won by Cross Match Technologies

GREAT Business Innovation Award Won by Cross Match Technologies

March 11, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      During BritWeek Miami, an annual celebration of creativity and innovation between the United Kingdom and the United States that started on March 6th this year and is running through tomorrow, March 12, the British Consul General and the UK Trade & Investment Office honored Cross…

Cross Match Technologies Opens New Sales Office in The United Kingdom

Cross Match Technologies Opens New Sales Office in The United Kingdom

March 6, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Last August, biometric identity management solutions provider Cross Match Technologies announced the consolidation of its Jena, Germany operations. Today the company announced that this does not signal a decrease of Cross Match’s physical presence in the European region, officially opening a new sales office in…

Interview with Tom Grissen, CEO, Daon

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Over the years, Daon created “Best Practice Guides” to help our customers get the most out of their systems and to ensure our identity platforms would be able to serve nations for well over a decade through a future proof design so they did not become obsolete.

The same thing is happening now in the enterprise space as large corporations running business systems serving these markets are wrestling with similar challenges. As NIST said, “Spoofed websites, stolen passwords and compromised accounts are all symptoms of inadequate authentication methods.” We see these issues in the paper every day. Biometrics is going to happen and become a “must have” technology in the enterprise just as it did across government.

Nearly every large enterprise with whom I have met has named biometrics as one of their “top 4” new technology agenda items. This comes as no surprise since Gartner has forecasted that by the end of 2016, over 30 percent of users accessing high value web apps from their mobile device will use biometric authentication…

Cross Match Technologies Adds Three New Members To Global Sales Team

January 6, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Cross Match Technologies starts the year with some posturing, today announcing the addition of three new members to its global sales team and the promotion of a long time sales executive. The biometric identity management solutions company has hired Steve Gedney, Doug Natal and Ed…

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Rules Suprema As Not Liable For Patent Infringement

December 16, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter On Friday the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) made its ruling in the appeal of the patent infringement action between Suprema and Cross Match Technologies initially decided by the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The CAFC has officially vacated the Trade Commission’s…

Iris Biometrics in Healthcare, Fingerprints For Physical Access and The Practicality of Mobile Full Body Biometric Gaming – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: December 2-6

Iris Biometrics in Healthcare, Fingerprints For Physical Access and The Practicality of Mobile Full Body Biometric Gaming – findBIOMETRICS Industry News Roundup: December 2-6

December 8, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter      The week began with the launch of Zwipe Access biometric card: a portable contactless security device designed to enable high levels of security for access control. This is allowed by the inclusion of a touch sensor courtesy of Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC). Possibly the most…

Cross Match Technologies Appoints Michael Kohlsdorf as Interim CEO

December 8, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter     On Friday, Cross Match Technologies announced that in order to fill the gap left by CEO David Buckley, who is leaving the company in order to pursue other interests, the company’s board of directors has hired Michael Kohlsdorf to provide leadership during the resulting selection…

Mobility Rules: findBIOMETRICS and Mobile ID World Roundup For September 2-6

September 7, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter The last half of the Summer in biometrics has been all about mobility, and the first week of September, as we see the approach of a big Apple announcement, the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Biometrics UnPlugged, was no different. Because the authentication and authorization industries have been…

Cross Match Technologies Gives Naval Academy the Gift of Biometrics

September 6, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter In keeping with its long history of supporting the US military, Cross Match Technologies announced yesterday that it has donated a suite of biometric identity management hardware to the United States Naval Academy Foundation. The in-kind gift, made to benefit the Foundations’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department,…

Cross Match Technologies Consolidating Operations in Jena, Germany

August 16, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter Biometric identity provider Cross Match Technologies, the company behind the SEEK Avenger multi-biometric software solution (released earlier this year), announced today that, in order to accelerate development and enhance profitability, it will be consolidating its Jena, Germany facilities into its existing US operations based in Palm Beach…

Cross Match Introduces New SEEK Avenger Handheld

London, England – May 21, 2013 Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced the launch of the new SEEK Avenger mobile handheld today at the Security Document World exhibition.  Designed to provide immigration, customs, border control, and law enforcement and security personnel a truly rugged, portable identity management…

Cross Match Names New Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – May 16, 2013 Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a world leader in biometric identity management and technology solutions, announced today that Eric Vermillion has joined the company as senior vice president, worldwide sales.  “We are pleased to have Eric as part of the strategic team,” commented David Buckley, CEO of Cross…

Cross Match Launches New Ventures Business Unit

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – May 15, 2013 Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a world leader in biometric identity management and technology solutions, announced today the creation of Cross Match Ventures, a business unit dedicated to the development and commercialization of emerging technological innovations in the biometric and identity management markets.  The new venture incubator will…

Cross Match Provides Third Generation Palm Scanners for Japanese National Law Enforcement

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – April 25, 2013 Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced today that it delivered a custom version of its L SCAN 500P palm scanner to NEC for deployment by the Japanese national law enforcement agency. This deployment represents another step in the cooperation…

Cross Match adds INTERPOL Submission Format to MOBS

Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced today the release of an INTERPOL compliant configuration (INT-I) of its Mission Oriented Biometric Software, commonly known as MOBS. “Cross Match solutions support a range of electronic submission formats, including FBI CJIS, U.S. DoD, U.K. IDENT-1, and others,” said John Hinmon,…

Interview with John Hinmon, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cross Match Technologies, Inc.

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As I look back on your ten year anniversary/year in review issue, mobile really is a hot area for us. We are going to be launching the new SEEK Avenger this year, which is the next handheld in the SEEK family of multimodal biometric handhelds. We view the mobile market place and space as a strategic opportunity for the business. With SEEK Avenger, we really are looking at a number of market segments for that product beyond just the traditional defence or military application of the product.   We see a logical cross over into remote border applications where it can help expand the effectiveness of the agents in the field; those in remote or transmission/communication compromised situations; as well as law enforcement or special operations law enforcement –  I am thinking about crisis response teams or disaster recovery efforts

Rep. Patrick Murphy Visits Cross Match Technologies

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – April 2, 2013, Today U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy (FL-18) visited Cross Match Technologies’ headquarters where he was able to visit with constituents and view firsthand their work to ramp up production of Cross Match’s new Guardian and Guardian IP ten-print scanners and SEEK II multi-biometric handheld solution. The visit comes…

M2SYS Technology Hires Bill Dumont as Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Atlanta, GA — April 02, 2013: M2SYS Technology, a global biometrics identity management company, announced today that it has hired Bill Dumont as Executive Vice President of Global Sales. The former Senior VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Cross Match Technologies, Bill has extensive hands-on experience developing large-scale government and commercial biometric identity management projects…

The Honorable Ross Ashley Named Advisor to the Board

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – March 13, 2013 Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a world leader in biometric identity management and technology solutions, announced today that the Honorable W. Ross Ashley III will serve as advisor to the board of directors. In that role, Mr. Ashley will provide strategic guidance to the company as it continues…

Cross Match Technologies Releases Mobile Essentials SDK for Smartphone Platforms

Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced today the release of two new versions of its Mobile Essentials SDK that integrates its Verifier Mw wireless handheld fingerprint scanner with Android and Blackberry cellular smartphones. Both versions enable capture and identification applications that operate over 3G networks. The Company’s…

Cross Match Technologies Undoubtedly Offers the Highest Value to Customers in the North American Biometrics Market, Says Frost & Sullivan

Based on its recent analysis of the biometrics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cross Match Technologies with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. There is a growing need for biometric tools for civil, defense, and local law enforcement, and Cross Match addresses these needs with ease. The company offers…

Cross Match Debuts New Technologies and Solutions at London Biometrics Show

Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a global provider of biometric identity solutions, announced today the European debut of several new biometric products and applications at the Biometric 2012 Conference and Exhibition in London.  As the leader in innovative livescan design and engineering, the next generation Cross Match Guardian® ten-print scanners represent a new approach for the faster, simpler,…

Cross Match Technologies Incorporates NEC’s Facial Recognition and Automated Latent Print Matching Solutions on its SEEK® Multimodal Biometric Handheld

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced communication, biometrics and IT solutions, and Cross Match Technologies, Inc. (Cross Match), a global provider of innovative biometric identity solutions, today announced that they will be demonstrating NEC’s facial and forensic latent print matching technologies on the SEEK, Cross Match’s leading multimodal biometric…

Cross Match Launches Next Generation Guardian Scanners – State-of-the-art Technology Will Revolutionize Capture of Fingerprints

Cross Match Technologies, Inc., a global provider of biometric identity solutions, launches its next generation Guardian® scanners at the Biometrics Consortium Conference this week. With a revolutionary new user interface, enhanced optical design, and more flexible capture modes, the new Guardian and Guardian IP deliver a completely self-guided ten-print fingerprint capture process that represents a…

Rep. Bilirakis, Biometrics Industry Leaders Come Together At Ibia Reception at the Bcc Conference in Tampa

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) is pleased to announce that distinguished Florida Congressman, Gus Bilirakis, will be the featured speaker at its annual reception in Tampa on September 17, 2012, prior to the opening of the Biometric Consortium Conference.  Congressman Bilirakis, a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, will provide…

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