face biometrics

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Student Nannies Verifies Babysitter IDs with Yoti

Another digital service is making use of Yoti’s secure identity verification technology. Student Nannies is a site that connects students looking for extra work to working parents looking for affordable childcare. The site allows the students to sign up for free and set their rates and availability, and allows busy parents to select a babysitter…

Iris ID’s New Biometric Time Clock Supports Range of Third Party Software

Iris ID’s New Biometric Time Clock Supports Range of Third Party Software

“We’re working with innovative application software vendors in the workforce management markets to revolutionize the time and attendance function with new apps providing affordable solutions for the basic or very specific requirements of virtually any organization.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID has launched a new biometric…

Innovatrics Celebrates NIST FRVT Leaderboard Position

Innovatrics Celebrates NIST FRVT Leaderboard Position

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Slovakia-based biometrics specialist Innovatrics is celebrating an important achievement in standardized industry testing: the company has retained its position on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s FRVT 1:1 Leaderboard. First launched in early 2017, the NIST’s Face Recognition Vendor Test is designed to assess the performance of facial recognition technologies with…

Trueface Tech Helps Identify Missing Persons After Hurricane Dorian

Trueface Tech Helps Identify Missing Persons After Hurricane Dorian

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Trueface is hoping its facial recognition technology can help find missing hurricane survivors in the Bahamas. The company has partnered with the Bahamian blockchain startup Bluestone Technology to create a FindMeBahamas missing persons registry, which will use facial recognition to identify the people found as rescue workers continue to sort…

Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Ipsidy Partners with National ID Registry to Bring Proof to Peru

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Ipsidy is bringing its Proof Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution to Peru. The Proof platform arrives in the country through a partnership with RENIEC, Peru’s National ID Registry. As the ID Registry, RENIEC handles the distribution of all national identities, including the country’s electronic ID cards. The Proof app…

WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach App Integrates Cognitec’s Face Matching Solution

WorldReach has deployed Cognitec’s secure facial recognition tech in a smartphone app that automates the ID application process. The app asks users to take a selfie when applying for a passport or a visa, or when they’re enrolling in some kind of digital service. After that, Cognitec’s facial recognition algorithm will match the photo against…

NEC’s Face Tech Achieves Top Score in NIST Testing

NEC’s Face Tech Achieves Top Score in NIST Testing

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition NEC’s facial recognition algorithm has achieved the top score in the the NIST’s 2018 Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). The company’s platform had the highest accuracy, performing 230 million matches per second to pair faces at a rate that was significantly better than the next closest competitor. The FRVT 2018…

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Google Subcontractor Comes Under Fire for Dubious Data Collection Tactics

Biometrics News – Mobile Biometrics – Facial Recognition A Google subcontractor is being scrutinized for its questionable data collection tactics. The company in question is Randstad, which hired and managed a field team of Google TVCs (Temps, Vendors, and Contractors) to gather face images from the general public. People were offered $5 gift cards in…

Leidos Signs Contract to Overhaul UK Home Office’s Biometric Infrastructure

Leidos Signs Contract to Overhaul UK Home Office’s Biometric Infrastructure

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition – Fingerprint Recognition Britain’s Home Office is looking to overhaul its biometric capabilities after signing a new 10-year contract with Leidos UK. The Home Office is a ministry department that oversees law enforcement and immigration procedures in the UK, and has partnered with Leidos as part of the Home Office…

SVI Builds IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

SVI Builds IP Portfolio for FMCW LiDAR Tech

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition California-based defense contractor and facial recognition specialist StereoVision Imaging (“SVI”) has announced the issuance of eight continuation patents for its technological portfolio. In a statement, the company said it is “significantly growing its U.S. and international patent portfolio” pertaining to Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR technology. This is SVI’s…

Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Chooch Releases Edge AI Computer Vision Platform

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Chooch AI has released a new computer vision service that allows users to detect and categorize events in any kind of local video stream. Dubbed Chooch Edge AI, the technology was unveiled at this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt startup event in San Francisco and leverages Chooch AI’s object recognition capabilities. “Our…

Aratek Expands Portfolio with TruFace Facial Recognition Terminal

Aratek Expands Portfolio with TruFace Facial Recognition Terminal

Aratek is expanding its portfolio with a new line of facial recognition terminals. Released under the TruFace banner, the terminals will be formally unveiled at the upcoming SDW Asia 2019 event in Singapore. While Aratek is an established supplier of fingerprint solutions – the company’s BIONE fingerprint algorithm recently received MINEX III certification – TruFace…

NEC Teams with Network Security Specialist

NEC Teams with Network Security Specialist

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition NEC Asia Pacific has teamed up with a US-based network security firm to help shore up the defenses of its smart city platform. The company has signed on as a reseller of BlackRidge’s cybersecurity solutions, with a focus on the latter’s TAC Identity Device. TAC-ID is a two-port, in-line network…

Sensetime Partnership Brings Chinese Cell Tower Company Into Biometric Surveillance

Sensetime Partnership Brings Chinese Cell Tower Company Into Biometric Surveillance

China’s extensive biometric surveillance apparatus is poised to expand even further through the efforts of a major cell tower company: China Tower has established a new subsidiary called Smart Tower that is aimed at offering video surveillance services. As Light Reading reports, China Tower is jointly owned by China’s three major telecoms, and has 1.9…

muxiPAY Enables Secure Naked Payments with Face and Voice Recognition

muxiPAY Enables Secure Naked Payments with Face and Voice Recognition

Biometrics News – Multimodal Biometrics Muxi and Fortress Identity have teamed up to create a new naked payments solution that blends face and voice recognition technology. Dubbed muxiPAY, the platform identifies the customer with a facial recognition scan as they approach the checkout counter, and then asks them to say a passphrase out loud to…

TIE 2019 Brings Future Technology Pavilion to Taiwan

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition The 2019 Taiwan Innotech Expo (TIE) has opened the Future Technology Pavilion to give guests a glimpse at the latest Taiwanese AI innovations. Organized by Taiwan’s Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) and Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the 2019 iteration of the Future Technology Pavilion is showcasing more than 100 domestically…

New VSBLTY Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Retail

New VSBLTY Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition Tech to Retail

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition “VSBLTY is an important piece of our strategy as retailers increasingly rely on in-store video analytics to not only understand and directly support the shopper journey but also to provide another layer of context-based security and loss prevention.” – Amin Shahidi, Head of Strategy, Sensormatic Solutions Facial recognition specialist VSBLTY…

Good ID Highlights Need for Policies that Limit Police Use of Facial Recognition

Good ID Highlights Need for Policies that Limit Police Use of Facial Recognition

Law enforcement’s unmonitored use of facial recognition technology has come under increasing scrutiny in the past few months. Bernie Sanders has echoed San Francisco and called for a complete ban on the police use of the technology, while Microsoft recently stated that it will refuse to sell its facial recognition tech for mass surveillance. With…

Refinitiv Teams Up with Trulioo on Qual-ID Onboarding Solution

Refinitiv Teams Up with Trulioo on Qual-ID Onboarding Solution

Refinitiv has released a new mobile onboarding solution that will help financial institutions comply with the latest Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. The platform has been dubbed Qual-ID, and is the result of a partnership between Refnitiv and Trulioo. Qual-ID combines Trulioo’s selfie-based document and identity verification technology with Refinitiv’s World-Check Risk Intelligence…

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