Education

INTERVIEW: Jeff Maynard, CEO, President and Founder, Biometric Signature ID

INTERVIEW: Jeff Maynard, CEO, President and Founder, Biometric Signature ID

As the biometrics landscape continues to evolve, various next generation authentication modalities are emerging to better best serve the specific security and convenience needs of relying parties. Among these new modalities is gesture biometrics, like those offered by Biometric Signature ID, a leader in this new frontier of identity and authentication. Susan Stover, Director of…

NEXT Biometrics Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

NEXT Biometrics Tech to Be Used in Prima Displays

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Prima Technology on this innovative use of our technology. As outlined at the January 2019 Business Update, we are in the process of expanding our presence in the access control market through broadening of our distributor network and increased sales efforts of our team.” – Ritu Favre, CEO,…

UIDAI Offers Funding to Help Schools Enroll Students in Aadhaar

UIDAI Offers Funding to Help Schools Enroll Students in Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India is once again recalibrating its efforts to promote Aadhaar, the country’s biometric national ID program, with the announcement that it will offer Rs 2B, or about $27,668,000, in assistance to school districts for the enrollment of students. It’s a response to confusion among school administrators that was arguably the…

INTERVIEW: Duane Blackburn on Biometrics and Government at FedID 2018

INTERVIEW: Duane Blackburn on Biometrics and Government at FedID 2018

Every September the biometrics industry converges on the Federal Identity Forum & Exposition, otherwise known as FedID—the key identity technology conference for the federal government. After a year in Washington, DC, the conference has returned to Tampa, Florida for a week of high-level thought leadership, education and networking catered to the biometrics, government and identity…

AI Teaching Assistant Uses Facial Recognition To Take Class Attendance

AI Teaching Assistant Uses Facial Recognition To Take Class Attendance

“At its core, it’s essentially a teacher-focused AI assistant along the lines of Apple’s Siri or Samsung’s Bixby, responding to end users through speech recognition. But it can also generate virtual avatars to interact with students…” A China-based company called NetDragon has launched what is says is the world’s first AI teaching assistant. Called 101…

Vipsnet Adopts IntelliTrust Authentication

Vipsnet Adopts IntelliTrust Authentication

“Entrust Datacard’s announcement also suggested that the solution will help Vipsnet to expand its reach in the Netherlands…” A software security provider specializing in the educational sector will use Entrust Datacard technology to enhance the authentication solutions available to their clients. In a statement announcing the deal, Entrust Datacard explained that Vipsnet has opted for…

Biometrics Among Highlights of ISC West Educational Program

Biometrics Among Highlights of ISC West Educational Program

“It’s a continuation of a trend from last autumn’s ISC East event, where biometrics was established as a new product category and garnered considerable interest.” With ISC West just a few months away, organizers have announced the security event’s education program lineup, and it looks like biometric technology will once again be a major theme…

Voice Biometrics Needs to Be Heard in Context: Opus Research

Voice Biometrics Needs to Be Heard in Context: Opus Research

Together with other security factors and biometric modalities, voice biometrics “has delivered exponential improvements in security.” That’s one of the key takeaways from a new report from Opus Research. The Opus Research report’s provocative title, “Voice Biometrics, What Could Go Wrong?” may bring to mind a BBC reporter’s claim – with a certain burden of…

Biometrics in Education Sector to See 26 Percent CAGR to 2021: Technavio

Biometrics in Education Sector to See 26 Percent CAGR to 2021: Technavio

The educational sector of the global biometrics market is poised to see annual growth of 26 percent between 2017 and 2021, according to a new report from Technavio. Several factors are going to drive this growth. In the APAC region and the GCC countries, biometric technologies are increasingly seen as a part of general infrastructure…

Actors in Training to Use Zwipe Access Solution at Rose Bruford College

Actors in Training to Use Zwipe Access Solution at Rose Bruford College

Zwipe‘s biometric access control card has been deployed at Rose Bruford College, a high-profile dramatic arts school based in London. The system was deployed in collaboration with UK-based distribution partner and integrator Kodit Security. Students and staff will now use Zwipe Access to gain entry to Rose Bruford facilities. In a statement announcing the deployment,…

Lenovo Virtual Classroom System Uses Facial Biometrics to Measure Student Response

Lenovo Virtual Classroom System Uses Facial Biometrics to Measure Student Response

A new Lenovo virtual classroom platform uses facial biometrics to assess students’ responses to lectures. Called AirClass, it comes equipped with a feature called Emotions Insight, which tracks not just whether students’ eyes are open or closed, but various other facial indicators of emotions like surprise and confusion. The system aggregates this data to give…

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Education authorities in China are using biometric recognition and other high-tech measures to catch cheaters in the country’s annual “gaokao” university entrance exams. As Reuters reports, performance in these exams is thought to be critical to getting on track for a high-end job, hence the temptation to cheat. Exam centers are now implementing metal detectors and…

Paris School of Business to Use Facial Biometrics to Track Students’ Focus

Paris School of Business to Use Facial Biometrics to Track Students’ Focus

The Paris School of Business is going to implement facial recognition software designed to track when students aren’t paying attention. Called Nestor, the system was developed by LCA Learning, and is designed to track eye movements and facial biometrics to assess the level of focus among students watching lectures through laptops and computers. It is…

San Diego School District Brings Biometrics to the Cafeteria

San Diego School District Brings Biometrics to the Cafeteria

San Diego’s Vista Unified School District is using biometrics to administrate school lunches, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune. Provided by Educational Biometric Technology, the system, ID Connect, links students’ meal plans to their fingerprints. It has been installed at 19 of 22 schools in the district, and is now being implemented in the 20th, Madison…

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

News Roundup: Mobile Biometrics Evolution

Last week at FindBiometrics we prepared for our first expert webinar of 2017, From Revolution to Evolution: The New Mobile Biometrics Landscape, scheduled for this Wednesday, as facial recognition made up the bulk of the industry headlines. Border control was in the news too, along with financial biometrics, as stories had us talking about identity tech…

Aadhaar to Be Integrated Into University Degrees

Aadhaar to Be Integrated Into University Degrees

India’s University Grants Commission is asking the country’s universities to start incorporating Aadhaar numbers into issued degrees. As with so many applications of India’s national biometric ID program, the move is meant to curb fraud. The UGC is asking that universities include students’ Aadhaar numbers together with their photographs in its degree certificates, which should…

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

NEC Brings Biometric Cafeteria System to Chilean Schools

“Given the reliability of biometric identification, it helps to ensure that one student isn’t fraudulent obtaining food beyond the proper allocation, and it offers administrators real-time data on food consumption.” NEC Chile has deployed a biometric system to help administrate school cafeterias. The system has been deployed in 30 schools across three cities including Santiago,…

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