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Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Will Continue to Surge: Report

Global Healthcare Biometrics Market Will Continue to Surge: Report

The global healthcare biometrics market will continue to expand dramatically, according to a new forecast from Grand View Research. The firm says the market will reach a value of $11.7 million by the year 2024. In a statement announcing its predictions, Grand View Research credited the growth to a “surge” in demand thanks to “the…

Strict Biometric Screening for China Region Seen as Discriminatory

Strict Biometric Screening for China Region Seen as Discriminatory

Chinese authorities have issued special biometric requirements for aspiring travelers in the Xinjiang region’s Ili prefecture. Regional police have reportedly announced that all residents must provide DNA, fingerprint, and voiceprint biometric data, and must also submit to 3D body scans, in order to apply for travel documents. The strictures follow measures enacted last year in…

NetBio Rapid DNA System Gets FBI Approval

NetBio Rapid DNA System Gets FBI Approval

NetBio’s DNAscan system has become the first rapid DNA analysis solution to receive National DNA Index System (NDIS) approval from the FBI. The accreditation could open up many new business opportunities for NetBio. It certifies that DNAscan can be used by accredited NDIS laboratories to scan and match DNA samples against records in the FBI’s…

UK Report Sheds Light on Authorities’ Management of Biometric Evidence

UK Report Sheds Light on Authorities’ Management of Biometric Evidence

A new report from Britain’s Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material has shed light on UK authorities’ collection of biometric evidence, and raised some eyebrows. The report revealed that a national counter-terrorism database contains biometric data—DNA and fingerprint samples—of about 7,800 persons. It also illustrated the effects of 2012 legislation requiring the…

Growth Ahead for Emerging Biometric Modalities: Report

Growth Ahead for Emerging Biometric Modalities: Report

Some emerging biometric modalities are going to see steady growth over the next several years, according to a new report from TechNavio. Entitled “Emerging Biometrics Technologies: Global Industry Analysis 2015-2019”, the report predicts a CAGR of 13.37 percent between 2014 and 2019 for the modalities covered. Those modalities include keystroke recognition, DNA analysis, EEG/ECG scanning…

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

Iris-scanning technology developer EyeLock has received a big new accolade for its myris USB device, as the product has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. The distinction is granted by a panel designers, engineers, and media experts and is based on a set of criteria revolving around both form and function. The handheld…

Police Can Compel Defendants to Give Up Fingerprints

Police Can Compel Defendants to Give Up Fingerprints

Though privacy and biometrics is still a hotly debated topic of discussion in identity management, a Circuit Court judge has drawn a line when it comes to fingerprints and smartphones. According to an article by Elisabeth Hulette in The Virginian-Pilot, Judge Steven C. Frucci ruled that police can compel criminal defendants to give up their…

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced the appointment of Kevin Hooper as executive vice president. Having been with the company since November 2012, Hooper will lead NEC’s Enterprise business. “I am excited to take on this expanded role and continue to strengthen the value we deliver to customers every day,” said Hooper, who prior to…

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…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

This past week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Biometrics Month, hosted a webinar on privacy with the IBIA and checked in with the verticals as time quickly counted down to the upcoming festivities in Tampa. In these final days leading up to Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit in Tampa Florida, we will…

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…

Interview with Sunil Kolhekar, President and CEO of manageID

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill (FB), recently had a chance to interview Sunil Kolhekar, president and CEO of manageID (SK). The conversation starts off with an overview of the company and its solutions, going on to describe deployments around the world and what lies in store for manageID in the near future.

Dutch ID Documents Get Biometric Upgrade From Morpho

Dutch ID Documents Get Biometric Upgrade From Morpho

“This has enabled us to design highly secure biometric documents that meet the government’s specific needs while complying with strict industry standards.” In order to provide greater protection against fraud, the Dutch government has been working closely with Morpho (Safran), developing next generation secure biometric travel documents and identity cards. The new IDs incorporate the…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Closing the Door on Physical Access Control Month

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Closing the Door on Physical Access Control Month

April has come to a close and with it, findBIOMETRICS’ first Physical Access Control Month. In addition to the regular industry news that the week contained, we took a look back on the month long investigation into physical biometric security applications. The physical access control news doesn’t end with our special focus month however, as…

Morpho Teams Up With IntegenX, Markets Rapid DNA Identification

Morpho Teams Up With IntegenX, Markets Rapid DNA Identification

“Operating on FBI approved chemistry, RapidHIT is a solution that can generate DNA profiles based on submitted reference samples. It has applications in lab settings, and on all ends of crime scene investigations.” Today, Morpho (Safran) announced its partnership with rapid DNA technology and solutions provider IntegenX. The team-up will see Morpho marketing its partner’s…

EnterTech Systems Partners with Open Options For Global Biometric Access Control Adoption

EnterTech Systems Partners with Open Options For Global Biometric Access Control Adoption

Breaking down adoption barriers is a big part of the discussions in biometric physical access control, and a company that has been constantly endeavoring to be a key part of these conversations is EnterTech Systems, the US operating partner of Suprema. Recently, continuing in this same manner, EnterTech announced a partnership with Open Options, a…

A-T Solutions Wins $37 Million Contract For Biometric Forensics

A-T Solutions Wins $37 Million Contract For Biometric Forensics

March 20, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division has made a $37 million order with A-T Solutions Inc. The company is a counter terrorism solutions provider and will be supporting the Navy Expeditionary Forensics and Biometrics (NEFB) program, which provides expeditionary and reach-back forensic and biometric…

Interview with Jim Albers, Senior Vice President, Government Operations, MorphoTrust

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fB: Do you see mobility as a key driver for the biometric industry over the next few years?

MorphoTrust: Absolutely. I think more and more biometrics will become accepted and people will begin to see by using their cell phone that their lives are simplified and protected against cybercrime and identity theft; they will be able to self-authenticate transactions using secure credentials on the phone as well as using a biometric to either do one-to-one verification or one-to-many identification.

fB: I couldn’t agree more with you Jim. What will you be highlighting at this year’s Biometric Consortium Conference coming up in Tampa?

MorphoTrust: Well actually we have kind of a unique situation here because in our second year, as I mentioned, we focused on coming together as one of the Morpho companies and working with our sister companies MorphoTrak and MorphoDetection, particularly, so you will see that we will be showing the vision for the future as biometrics moves beyond our current view into the commercial arena and the transactional business of securing the lives of Americans – even beyond biometrics, because MorphoDetection, for example, is one of our sister companies. So you will see the whole end-to-end solution. We’ve been very successful, Peter, as you probably know. Most of us started with identifying bad guys. My particular background with biometrics that I was involved in was really proven in Iraq and Afghanistan. So it is our goal right now to show how biometrics and pure credentialing can converge to simplify the lives of Americans.

Delfigo Security Applies for U.S. Patent for Mobile Devices

A United States Patent protection (US Serial No: 61/829,354) was filed for on May 31, 2013 by Delfigo Security for Optical Cognition and Visual Authentication and Authorization for Mobile Devices. Allowing for users to access their mobile devices safely and securely without touching their smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices, this new tactic combines brain…

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