face biometrics

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

FIDO Alliance Welcomes Onfido to its Board of Directors

“Onfido brings innovative identity verification technology and a dedication to security that aligns with the FIDO Alliance’s mission to develop more secure and convenient solutions that reduce the world’s dependence on passwords.” – Brett McDowell, Executive Director, FIDO Alliance Onfido has joined the FIDO Alliance Board of Directors, adding another biometrics specialist to the authentication…

OnMed Provides Virtual Consultations with Launch of New Medical Stations

OnMed Provides Virtual Consultations with Launch of New Medical Stations

OnMed has officially launched its telemedicine station after six years of development. The OnMed Station is essentially a medical kiosk that is meant to be deployed in high traffic areas like universities, airports, hotels, and work campuses, standing as a self-contained unit where patients can receive a virtual consultation with a real-life physician. The station…

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

Facial Recognition Specialist CyberExtruder Teams with Video Surveillance Firm

“Aureus 3D is designed to use AI-driven biometric technology to enable 3D facial recognition based on video analysis.” Seeking to get its 3D facial recognition software into more cameras, New Jersey-based CyberExtruder has teamed up with Hanwha Techwin, a video surveillance specialist. The partnership revolves around the integration of CyberExtruder’s Aureus 3D solution into Hanwha…

Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

Australian Casino Uses Facial Recognition Cameras to Identify Potential Thieves

An Australian casino is getting a biometric security upgrade after an employee tried to smuggle a $5,000 chip out of the building in a sock. Though the aspiring thief was caught by overhead CCTV cameras, Sydney’s Star Casino has nevertheless decided to deploy new facial recognition cameras to assist its large surveillance team. Specifically, The…

Japanese Gov’t Plan Outlines Use of Facial Recognition to Fight Gambling Addiction

Japanese Gov’t Plan Outlines Use of Facial Recognition to Fight Gambling Addiction

The Japanese government has formally announced a plan this week to fight gambling addiction that include the use of biometric technology. The aim is to have operators of gambling facilities use facial recognition technology to automatically identify gambling addicts and restrict entry. Individuals’ faces would be added to such automated watch lists by request, either…

New ‘Race Blind’ Biometric Access Control System Aimed at Agriculture Sector

New ‘Race Blind’ Biometric Access Control System Aimed at Agriculture Sector

Florida-based biometrics specialist SensibleVision has announced a new access control solution developed in collaboration with NoveTechnologies, a Nebraska-based agricultural technology firm. Called Protocol, the solution is based on 3D facial recognition, and is currently being offered in beta form to production facilities based on a monthly subscription model. In a statement announcing the solution, SensibleVision…

Xpressa Payment Solutions Deploys Ipsidy’s Verified Authentication Platform

Xpressa Payment Solutions Deploys Ipsidy’s Verified Authentication Platform

Ipsidy has deepened its existing partnership with South Africa’s Safetrade Africa and its Xpressa Payment Solutions division. Already an authorized Ipsidy reseller, Safetrade has now deployed Ipsidy’s Verified Portal Solution at its Xpressa call center to enable biometric authentication on customer support calls made from a smartphone. Verified is a selfie authentication platform that will…

Jumio Recognized as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company

Jumio Recognized as One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company

Jumio has garnered more recognition in the wake of its 2019 BIG Innovation Award. The company has announced that it has been ranked 29th overall – and 2nd in the Security category – on Fast Company’s 2019 list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. The Fast Company list features companies spread across 35 different industries…

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box has announced that a trial of its Seamless Flow boarding platform is now underway for Cathay Pacific passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Seamless Flow platform uses facial recognition technology to identify travelers, and is designed to eliminate the need for paper documentation and streamline the flow of people through the airport.   “Now, you…

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Invixium Targets University/College Market for Biometric Access Control

Having demonstrated the utility of its biometric authentication technologies in heavy-duty industrial deployments, Invixium is now setting its sights on the academic market. In a new blog post, the company has outlined three key areas where its biometric access control solutions could prove highly beneficial. A fairly obvious one is in academic laboratory facilities. It’s…

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon is now calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology, even as it defends sales of its own such technology to law enforcement authorities. In a new post on the Amazon Web Services Machine Learning blog, the company’s VP of Global Public Policy, Michael Punke, writes, “We support the calls for an appropriate national…

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

NEC has announced a new computer vision solution that builds on its acclaimed facial recognition technology to enable the automated identification of individuals even when they’re not facing a given camera. Dubbed “Person Re-identification Technology”, the solution is essentially designed to assess not only a subject’s face, but their entire body. Once scanned, subjects can…

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

Cognitec Touts Strong Results in NIST Testing

Cognitec Touts Strong Results in NIST Testing

“…Cognitec says its template generation capability proved to be the fastest of the highest-ranking algorithms with False Rejection Rates under 0.01 percent.” Cognitec has upgraded its facial recognition algorithm and has seen some excellent results in its performance in a major industry testing program. The company submitted its face matching algorithm to the National Institute…

Onfido Announces Paris Office as Part of France Expansion Effort

Onfido Announces Paris Office as Part of France Expansion Effort

Onfido has announced plans to open a new office in Paris as part of a larger growth effort in France. The news comes in the same week as Onfido’s announcement of a partnership with France-based identity solutions giant IDEMIA, with the latter seeking to enhance its portfolio of online authentication solutions with Onfido’s document verification…

IntelliVision Brings Liveness Detection to Facial Recognition Solution

IntelliVision Brings Liveness Detection to Facial Recognition Solution

“Liveness detection is an area of intensifying focus for many companies in the biometrics industry as concern over presentation attacks – or ‘spoofing’ – continues to grow.” IntelliVision has taken an important step forward in enhancing the security of its facial recognition technology, announcing that it has now integrated liveness detection in its solution. In…

Suprema Unveils New Facial Recognition Terminal at Intersec 2019

Suprema Unveils New Facial Recognition Terminal at Intersec 2019

Suprema is making a big splash at Intersec 2019. In the days before the conference, the security company announced that it would unveil a brand new facial recognition prototype that offers greater speed, accuracy, and convenience to enterprise-level customers. The prototype demonstration is exclusive to Intersec 2019, which runs from January 20-22 in Dubai. “Our…

85 Advocacy Groups Call On Big Tech to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Gov’t

85 Advocacy Groups Call On Big Tech to Stop Selling Facial Recognition to Gov’t

“By targeting three of the world’s biggest tech companies, the letters could help to focus attention on the issue.” A coalition of 85 advocacy and activist groups have signed open letters urging Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to pledge not to sell facial recognition technology to government authorities. Signatories include the American Civil Liberties Union, the…

NYPD Using China-made Facial Recognition Tech in Secret Surveillance Program, Report

NYPD Using China-made Facial Recognition Tech in Secret Surveillance Program, Report

“…South China Morning Post suggests that the NYPD’s use of China-made facial recognition technology is extensive and surreptitious.” The same facial recognition surveillance technology being used by Chinese authorities has also been embraced by the New York Police Department, according to a new report from the South China Morning Post. Citing an industry report, the…

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