face biometrics

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

POS AG Deploys BioID’s PhotoVerify for SIM Card Activation

The Austrian software company POS AG has deployed BioID’s identity verification services to allow its customers to self-activate their SIM cards. POS AG will specifically be leveraging BioID’s PhotoVerify solution, which will eliminate the need to speak with an agent (in person or online) when activating a card. PhotoVerify combines document verification and facial recognition…

Blink Identity Earns Pilot Program in Contest with Manchester City FC

Blink Identity Earns Pilot Program in Contest with Manchester City FC

The biometric ticketing startup Blink Identity has been selected as the winner of the City Startup Challenge organized by the City Football Group in Manchester, England. The City Football Group manages the Manchester City Football Club, and launched the City Startup Challenge in an effort to find new technology with soccer-specific applications.    Blink Identity…

NEC’s Facial Recognition Tech Played Key Security Role in EU Summit

NEC’s Facial Recognition Tech Played Key Security Role in EU Summit

“… the Romanian Protection and Guard Service selected NEC as its partner based on its high-performing NeoFace facial recognition engine.” NEC recently had a high-profile opportunity to provide biometric security for European Union members, the company has revealed. The Tokyo-based firm delivered a security system based on facial recognition at an informal EU Summit held…

Oakland Vote Could Further Backlash Against Facial Recognition

Oakland Vote Could Further Backlash Against Facial Recognition

This week could see the further development of a small but growing trend toward banning the government’s use of facial recognition technology, with the Oakland City Council set to discuss a proposed ban in a meeting scheduled for Tuesday. Introduced earlier this year, the proposed ban would only apply to the municipal government, prohibiting it…

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

“SkyBiometry is pitching the API for user authentication, access management, and attendance tracking, as well as interactive marketing and database management for companies who need to sort through a large number of photos…” The Neurotechnology subsidiary SkyBiometry has improved its facial recognition API with an upgraded algorithm that allows the platform to detect and recognize…

British Home Secretary Backs Police Use of Facial Recognition

British Home Secretary Backs Police Use of Facial Recognition

“According to Javid, the new technology will help combat online child abuse and lower the amount of time that investigators need to spend looking at troubling images…” British Home Secretary Sajid Javid has voiced his support for ongoing police trials of facial recognition technology. His statements were made during the launch of new a £1.76…

Air France Trials Facial Recognition at New York and Houston Airports

Air France Trials Facial Recognition at New York and Houston Airports

Air France-KLM will be introducing biometric boarding through a trial program at two major US airports, with plans to expand the technology to all US airports by 2020. The program uses facial recognition to identify passengers before they step onto the plane, allowing for a much faster boarding process. “We are excited to embrace an…

CyberLink Reaches ‘Top Tier’ in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

CyberLink Reaches ‘Top Tier’ in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

“The WILD 1E-4 test is designed to assess the effectiveness of face scanning technologies in retail and smart city environments as well as surveillance scenarios. “ Taiwan-based CyberLink is celebrating an impressive showing in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) in the WILD 1E-4 benchmark category. The company attained…

DFW Airport, Emirates Airlines Deliver Biometric Boarding System for Travelers Headed to Dubai

DFW Airport, Emirates Airlines Deliver Biometric Boarding System for Travelers Headed to Dubai

“The development underscores the intensifying trend toward biometric passenger screening and processing in airports, with the technology recognized by border authorities and travel companies as a means of enhancing security and accommodating growing volumes of travelers. “ Texas’s Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has enabled biometric boarding for a daily flight to the Dubai International…

BTG Pactual Digital Service Leverages Jumio for Biometric Onboarding

BTG Pactual Digital Service Leverages Jumio for Biometric Onboarding

“[Jumio]’s solution combines facial recognition and document reading technology to verify the identities of end users, allowing financial services firms like BTG Pactual to automate the digital onboarding process while maintaining security and adhering to KYC requirements.” BTG Pactual has become the latest bank to embrace Jumio‘s biometric customer onboarding technology. Based in Brazil, BTG…

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

Japanese Authorities Expand Use of NEC’s Biometric Airport Tech

“…the scope of the order appears to extend beyond temporary visitor processing, with NEC describing it as an “electronic customs procedure system” and highlighting the anticipated large-scale influx of visitors entering Japan.” Japanese authorities are expanding their use of NEC‘s facial recognition technology to more airports in the country, with the Japanese company announcing that…

Kairos Supplies Hospitality Software Platform with Facial Recognition Tech

Kairos Supplies Hospitality Software Platform with Facial Recognition Tech

The hospitality software provider Nuvola is integrating facial recognition technology from Kairos into its flagship guest management platform. The new tech will speed up the check-in and check-out process for customers, in addition to other interactions that require some form of identity verification. “Our mission is to bring new technologies to the world of hospitality,”…

STMicroelectronics ToF Sensor Brings Energy-Saving Presence Detection to PCs

STMicroelectronics ToF Sensor Brings Energy-Saving Presence Detection to PCs

STMicroelectronics has found a novel application for its FlightSense Time-of-flight (ToF) sensor, which has now been integrated into Intel’s Context Sensing technology. The ToF sensor will specifically be used for presence detection, conserving power and improving security by letting the computer know when a real person is sitting at the screen. The ToF sensor can…

Panasonic’s FacePRO Secures Danish Soccer Stadium

Panasonic’s FacePRO Secures Danish Soccer Stadium

Panasonic’s facial recognition technology will soon be used to safeguard another soccer stadium. The company has announced that Denmark’s Brondby IF football club will be deploying Panasonic cameras and its FacePRO software at its Danish Superliga home site. Brondby will be the first Danish club to utilize facial recognition, although Panasonic’s tech was previously installed…

New GEMADEC and Daon App Uses Selfies to Ensure Pensioners are Alive

New GEMADEC and Daon App Uses Selfies to Ensure Pensioners are Alive

GEMADEC is leveraging Daon’s facial recognition technology in a new app developed for the Moroccan Interprofessional Pension Fund (CIMR). The CIMR DIALCOM app uses Daon’s IdentityX facial recognition platform to verify the identity of the pension recipient, and to make sure the recipient is a living person and not a spoofing attempt. Once the app…

Japanese Authorities Announce Biometric Airport Scanning for Departing Visitors

Japanese Authorities Announce Biometric Airport Scanning for Departing Visitors

“The system will be used only for foreign visitors staying in Japan for up to three months; other face-scanning eGates have been in place for Japanese nationals since the autumn of 2017.” Japanese authorities continue to step-up the use of biometric border control and visitor processing ahead of next year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the…

FacePhi Solidifies Latin American Presence with Banco Bolivariano Partnership

FacePhi Solidifies Latin American Presence with Banco Bolivariano Partnership

“We keep on considering the Latin American market as a strategic point in our corporate expansion, which is why we continue to bet on consolidating our position in this area.”- Javier Mira, CEO, FacePhi Biometric onboarding and authentication specialist FacePhi has further cemented its leading position in the Latin American market with a new agreement…

Cognitec Delivers Biometric License Renewal for Dutch Drivers

Cognitec Delivers Biometric License Renewal for Dutch Drivers

“In addition to performing the biometric matching, Cognitec’s system also ensures that the uploaded photos match ISO/IEC standards for biometric images.” Facial recognition specialist Cognitec has been contracted to deliver a cutting-edge system for driver’s license renewal in the Netherlands. The contract comes by way of RDW, the country’s vehicle authority, and entails the delivery…

Biometric Facial Recognition Market to Reach $7B by 2024: Report

Biometric Facial Recognition Market to Reach $7B by 2024: Report

“Notably, despite the growing popularity of facial recognition in consumer technology since Apple helped to popularize selfie authentication with its Face ID system, MarketsandMarkets points to demand in government, surveillance, and industry areas as being key to the modality’s growth.” The global facial recognition market will grow from an estimated value of $3.2 billion this…

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