face biometrics

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC to Showcase NeoFace Tech at Future Travel Expo in Singapore

NEC is strengthening its focus on both the air travel applications of its biometric technology and the APAC market with plans to show off its solutions at Future Travel Experience (FTE) Expo 2018. From its booth in the convention center, the company will showcase how its NeoFace facial recognition technology can be used in automated…

Microsoft President Renews Call for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Microsoft President Renews Call for Regulation of Facial Recognition

Microsoft President Brad Smith is once again calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology. Smith made the case at this week’s Web Summit conference in Lisbon, sharing the stage with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. He noted that facial recognition could soon be used to let retailers identify consumers and their purchase history…

Mitek Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Mitek Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

San Diego-based Mitek Systems has a new CEO. The company has announced that Max Carnecchia has taken the helm, and also been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Carnecchia comes to the position after a 10-month stint as CEO of Illuminate Education, which he joined at the outset of an intensive growth period for…

Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

Ipsidy, Ayonix Team Up On Face-Based Biometric Access Control

“…the companies said their solution will deliver ‘a powerful mix of technology that provides site attendants and security personnel with cutting-edge biometric access management tools with minimal capital investment.’” Ipsidy has teamed up with Ayonix Face Technologies to integrate the latter’s biometric technology into its Access by Ipsidy security platform. The collaboration is aimed at…

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

Japan Customs Orders NEC Face Scanning Tech for Narita Airport

“News of the project comes on the heels of NEC’s announcement that its facial recognition technology will be used to identify reporters at next year’s Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan.” Japanese government authorities are deepening their involvement with NEC, opting to deploy the company’s facial recognition technology in biometric eGates at Narita…

SureID, Robbie.AI Announce Multimodal R&D Collaboration

SureID, Robbie.AI Announce Multimodal R&D Collaboration

“Their collaboration, they said, ‘could result in the United States’ first nationwide biometrics gathering system for broad consumer-focused initiatives.’” Facial recognition specialist Robbie.AI and fingerprint authentication solutions provider SureID have teamed up, with plans to put their heads together in joint research and development efforts. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies explained that…

Face Scanning iPhones a Big Hit as Apple Reports Record Revenues

Face Scanning iPhones a Big Hit as Apple Reports Record Revenues

“There are also signs that Apple is seeing more of a return on its Apple Pay mobile payments service…” Apple’s face-scanning new iPhones are a big hit, if its latest quarterly update offers any indication: Revenues are up 20 percent, year-over-year. The figure itself for those quarterly revenues is a stunner: $62.9 billion. And while…

Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

Indian FinTech Firms Look for Aadhaar Alternatives for KYC in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

“The situation is only the latest illustration of the haphazard character of Aadhaar’s rapid evolution over the last few years, with government agencies and businesses applying the ID program in something of a regulatory and legal fog.” The Indian Supreme Court’s decision to restrict the use of Aadhaar, India’s biometric national ID program, to government…

CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

CBP Touts First Biometric Busts at Land Border

With the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric border control program now in place at a land crossing, the agency says it has already nabbed its third fraudster. The agency’s program, which uses facial recognition to match travelers to their official travel documents, is increasingly prominent at US airports, with the CBP aiming to…

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of Olympics, NEC Biometrics Tech to Get Test Run On Rugby Reporters

Ahead of a huge deployment expected for the 2020 Olympics, NEC is going to have a high-profile test run of its facial recognition technology at next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The company’s technology will be used for access control at the Tokyo Stadium and at International Stadium Yokohama. It will be applied specifically to…

Ming-Chi Kuo: Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones

Ming-Chi Kuo: Upgraded Face ID Coming to 2019 iPhones

Respected industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that next year’s iPhones will get an upgraded Face ID system and that future iPad models might also incorporate Time of Flight (or ToF) sensor technology. The predictions come by way of a note to investors in which Kuo explains that the upgraded Face ID system will feature…

Honor Magic2 Bets Big on AI and 3D Face Recognition

Honor Magic2 Bets Big on AI and 3D Face Recognition

“…it’s using the front-facing camera system to enable 3D facial recognition in an authentication system that may be able to compete with Apple’s Face ID in terms of technological sophistication.” Huawei’s Honor smartphone brand has become the latest to make a big bet on artificial intelligence with its newest smartphone. Dubbed the Honor Magic2, the…

Applied Recognition Biometrics Tech Integrated Into Time and Attendance Tablet

Applied Recognition Biometrics Tech Integrated Into Time and Attendance Tablet

Applied Recognition‘s facial recognition technology has been integrated into a tablet-based system from Paychex, a time and attendance tracking solutions provider. In adopting Applied Recognition’s technology, Paychex has become the latest in a long line of time and attendance specialists looking to enhance their offerings with biometric capabilities that allow clients to more accurately and…

ZKTeco Showcases Solutions at CPSE 2018

ZKTeco Showcases Solutions at CPSE 2018

“The company placed a particular emphasis on its “Smart Brain” facial recognition technology, pointing out to CPSE attendees how artificial intelligence can help to enhance face scanning surveillance…” ZKTeco continued its promotional tour of its biometric access control solutions at last week’s 2018 China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security (or “CPSE”). The company showcased…

Market Forecast Charts Rise of Image Recognition

Market Forecast Charts Rise of Image Recognition

The global image recognition market will grow at an annual rate of 21.8 percent between 2018 and 2025, when it will be worth $86 billion, according to a new forecast from Allied Market Research. Cloud-based image recognition services will grow the fastest, according to the firm’s report, with a CAGR of 23.3 percent over the…

Apple Resurrects Touch ID for new MacBook Air, Adds Face ID to iPad

Apple Resurrects Touch ID for new MacBook Air, Adds Face ID to iPad

Apple continues to expand its use of biometric authentication, bringing its flagship facial recognition system to its newest iPad and keeping Touch ID alive on the new MacBook Air. The iPad Pro news confirms longstanding speculation. Even before Apple announced its 2018 lineup of iPhones this September, confirming that it had definitely made Face ID…

Heathrow to Launch Curb-to-Gate Biometric Program Next Summer

Heathrow to Launch Curb-to-Gate Biometric Program Next Summer

“It is a £50 million project, and Heathrow says that when the system is fully operational it will represent the largest deployment of airport biometrics in the world.” London’s Heathrow airport has officially announced an ambitious curb-to-gate biometric passenger processing system to be launched next summer. The system will be based on facial recognition, using the…

Carrasco Airport to Expand Biometric Boarding Program

Carrasco Airport to Expand Biometric Boarding Program

Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo is expanding its use of biometric technology from Vision-Box, launched a self-service boarding system based on facial recognition. The airport first started using Vision-Box technology back in 2016, when it embraced the company’s “Easy Airport” system for security screening. The solution used facial recognition to match travelers to their e-passports,…

Emirates, Dubai Airport Prepare Curb-to-Gate Biometric Program

Emirates, Dubai Airport Prepare Curb-to-Gate Biometric Program

The Emirates airline is preparing a groundbreaking biometric passenger screening program designed to passively identify travelers as they move throughout the Dubai International Airport. The system is based on a combination of facial recognition and iris scanning, and is designed to use the biometric technology to enable passengers to check in for their flights, access…

BIO-key’s Biometric Bike Locks Come to America Thanks to Amazon

BIO-key’s Biometric Bike Locks Come to America Thanks to Amazon

“The U.S. launch of our TouchLock Bike padlock line via Amazon builds upon the excitement and sales momentum we have already initiated in Asia. We are excited to extend the reach of this product into the U.S. where we are optimistic about the sales prospects for the upcoming holiday season.” – Mike DePasquale, CEO, BIO-key…

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