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Punta Cana International Airport Reports ‘Significant Improvements’ from SITA’s Biometric eGates

Punta Cana International Airport Reports ‘Significant Improvements’ from SITA’s Biometric eGates

Eight months after implementing a biometric passenger screening system provided by SITA, the management of Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) are reporting great success in its operation. Over 340,000 travellers have made their way through the biometric eGates so far, with SITA’s technology scanning their faces and matching them to the biometric data stored in…

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…

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…

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,…

Sensory Launches Latest Version of TrulySecure with 3D Camera Support and Upgraded AI

Sensory Launches Latest Version of TrulySecure with 3D Camera Support and Upgraded AI

“Also worth noting is an improved system for processing biometric authentication data that splits the load between a given device’s applications processor and its GPU, which has significantly cut the processing time in the authentications process.” Sensory has launched the latest version of its TrulySecure authentication system that includes 3D camera support and an upgraded…

Jumio and Engage to Confirm Job Applicants’ ‘Right to Work’ with Selfie Authentication

Jumio and Engage to Confirm Job Applicants’ ‘Right to Work’ with Selfie Authentication

“The plan is to adapt Jumio’s selfie-based authentication technology to Engage’s hiring process. “ While Jumio has seen tremendous excitement over its Netverify authentication platform from the financial services industry, and the company was naturally on hand to discuss it FinTech applications and its big FaceTec integration at this year’s Money20/20 event in Las Vegas,…

NEC Embraces Arm Standard for Biometric Smart City Tech

NEC Embraces Arm Standard for Biometric Smart City Tech

NEC is embracing an Arm standard for smart city security. The company has announced a partnership with Arm Limited that will revolve around the latter’s Arm Platform Security Architecture, or PSA. The standard concerns securely connecting devices in the Internet of Things, which is of course an area of overlap with smart city solutions, an…

Yoti’s Biometric ID Platform to Provide Proof of Age for Self-Serve Checkout

Yoti’s Biometric ID Platform to Provide Proof of Age for Self-Serve Checkout

“…NCR is planning to integrate the app into its NCR FastLane SelfServ Checkout solution, as a means of enabling shoppers to use Yoti as proof of age at self-serve checkouts.” A new partnership with self-serve checkout specialist NCR Corporation is poised to expand the use of Yoti‘s biometric mobile ID platform. Yoti’s is another of…

WISeKey Announces Blockchain-Based Mobile Identity Platform

WISeKey Announces Blockchain-Based Mobile Identity Platform

“…WISeKey emphasized its compliance with the United Nations’ ID2020 program, an initiative aimed at extending official identity systems to everyone in the world, with an estimated 1.3 billion people currently thought to be undocumented, a status that can seriously hinder the ability to access vital government services.” Geneva-based WISeKey has announced a new “Universal Decentralized…

New OmniVision Sensor Can Recognize Faces in the Dark

New OmniVision Sensor Can Recognize Faces in the Dark

“OmniVision’s solution circumvents the need for such an elaborate approach, and the company says it’s highly energy efficient to boot.” A new image sensor could help to extend the reach of facial recognition technology to nighttime applications. The solution, dubbed “OS02C10”, comes by way of OmniVision Technologies. It’s a 2.9-micron, 2MP image sensor featuring what…

Tennis Authorities Embrace Biometric Surveillance to Fight Illicit Betting

Tennis Authorities Embrace Biometric Surveillance to Fight Illicit Betting

The United States Tennis Association has started using facial recognition technology to clamp down on illicit betting, and it’s willing to work with other sports organizations and even law enforcement bodies to extend the practice. According to a new ESPN report from Ryan Rodenberg, the USTA signaled that it would start implementing this technology earlier…

Shanghai Normal University Dormitory Gets Biometric Access Control

Shanghai Normal University Dormitory Gets Biometric Access Control

“For Shanghai Normal University’s 6th dormitory building, the biometric features are the icing on the cake of a larger renovation, which now features colorful walls, QR code-scanning laundry machines, and a touchscreen in the lobby where students can request repairs.” A flashy new dormitory building at Shanghai Normal University features biometric access control. As Shanghai…

Mitek’s Mobile Verify ID Powers New White Label Onboarding App

Mitek’s Mobile Verify ID Powers New White Label Onboarding App

“In announcing the new solution, Mitek and JanusID emphasized its compliance with the European Union’s recently implemented GDPR regulation…” Mitek‘s Mobile Verify ID solution has been integrated into a new white label app for customer onboarding. Developed by JanusID, a Netherlands-based firm focused on web authentication solutions, the app is called “CheckedID”. It leverages Mitek’s…

CBP Brings Biometric Screening Program to Land Borders

CBP Brings Biometric Screening Program to Land Borders

With its biometric border screening efforts now having attained liftoff at multiple airports in the US, the Customs and Border Protection agency has announced that it is expanding its land border efforts. The agency has implemented a face scanning system for pedestrians at the San Luis Port of Entry. It’s essentially the same concept as…

Camvi Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Camvi Facial Recognition Tech Used to Secure ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

“…organizers are planning to expand the use of this facial recognition at next year’s ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, applying it to more than 8,000 individuals, rather than the select group of officials registered in this summer’s deployment.” Palo Alto-based Camvi Technologies has revealed a high-profile deployment of its facial recognition technology: In a collaboration with Singapore…

NEC to Continue Smart Transport Push at APTA 2018 Annual Meeting

NEC to Continue Smart Transport Push at APTA 2018 Annual Meeting

“…NEC indicated that it will show off solutions like its Automatic Fare Collection System, its Fleet Management Solution, its “ePaper” digital displays for traffic, and its facial recognition technologies.” NEC is continuing its effort to promote its biometric and analytics technologies in the area of transportation, announcing plans to showcase its solutions at the American…

NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

NIST Announces 2018 International Face Performance Conference

“…organizers are hoping to attract a wide range of speakers to deliver presentations on technical or policy matters, including things like demographic issues, image quality standardization, algorithm tests, and, of course, presentation attacks – an area of growing concern across the biometrics industry.” The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced its latest high-profile conference…

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