facial biometrics

CBP Request for Information Points to Face Scanning Body Cams at the Border

CBP Request for Information Points to Face Scanning Body Cams at the Border

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a branch of The Department of Homeland Security, have filed a Request for Information to vendors seeking information and/or recommendations on biometric identity verification and body worn cameras. According to the RFI, the aim is to outfit Border Patrol agents with body cameras with the…

Taiwanese Minister Orders Investigation of Megvii Following US Blacklisting

Taiwanese Minister Orders Investigation of Megvii Following US Blacklisting

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Taiwanese Economic Minister Sheng Jong-chin has ordered an investigation into Chinese company Megvii Technology following its inclusion in a list of 28 Chinese entities that were blacklisted by the US government. The investigation follows concerns surrounding Megvii’s recently acquired contract to provide a facial recognition security system at Taichung Power…

Welsh Police Forces Debut Mobile Fingerprint Technology

Welsh Police Forces Debut Mobile Fingerprint Technology

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Two police forces in Wales have begun using INK Biometrics (Identity Not Known) in the field in a pilot project that will last three months before a review is conducted on its efficacy. South Wales Police and Gwent Police have deployed ten mobile devices to be shared between the two…

Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Lufthansa Launches Biometric Boarding at JFK Airport

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Lufthansa Airlines has launched a biometric self-boarding gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 1. This comes almost 11 months after JetBlue debuted a similar service at JFK’s Terminal 5 following an extensive pilot project at Logan International Airport in Boston. During that trial, over 50,000 passengers used biometric…

Spend.com, KNWN Technologies Announce Partnership

Spend.com, KNWN Technologies Announce Partnership

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition Spend.com has announced plans to integrate KNWN Technologies to bolster the security of its Spend App. KNWN Technologies’ proprietary AI-powered multi-factor facial recognition software will afford users of the Spend App continuous digital identity authentication and protection on any camera-enabled device, in real-time. The Spend App is a multi-currency banking…

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…

ZKTeco ‘Confident’ in Russian Market for Biometric Security Tech

ZKTeco ‘Confident’ in Russian Market for Biometric Security Tech

With another major regional trade show under its belt, ZKTeco is excited about its prospects in the Russia market. The access control and security solutions provider is celebrating a successful showing at Securika Moscow, which it describes in a post on its website as Russia’s biggest exhibition of security and fire protection equipment. The event…

Innovatrics Algorithm Bests Competition in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

Innovatrics Algorithm Bests Competition in NIST Facial Recognition Testing

Innovatrics’s facial recognition algorithm beat out more than 100 competitors to take first place in the ‘wild images’ category in an ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The wild face dataset used in the test is designed to simulate real-world scenarios. It challenges facial recognition…

Comprehensive Visiongain Report Forecasts Big Decade for Facial Recognition

Comprehensive Visiongain Report Forecasts Big Decade for Facial Recognition

Visiongain has released a new report on the facial recognition market, analyzing a number of different variables to create a comprehensive forecast for the next ten years. The outlook is positive for those in the industry. The report evaluated the market at $4.6 billion in 2019, and expects that figure to grow as the demand…

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

IDEMIA’s Biometric Facial Recognition Tech Sails to Miami, New Jersey Ports

“The solution we deployed in collaboration with CBP and Royal Caribbean demonstrates how facial recognition can simultaneously improve the customer experience and strengthen the U.S. Entry/Exit processes.” – Donnie Scott, Senior Vice President, Public Security for North America at IDEMIA IDEMIA‘s biometric facial recognition technology is taking to the seas. The company has announced that…

CyberExtruder Scales Up Biometric Facial Recognition Tech for the Enterprise

CyberExtruder Scales Up Biometric Facial Recognition Tech for the Enterprise

“Our customers were asking for the ability to easily scale to large deployments supporting thousands of cameras across multiple sites that incorporate the same efficiency, simplicity, and flexibility we are known for. We answered the call.” – Paul Nicholas, CEO, CyberExtruder Just ahead of the ISC West security conference, New Jersey-based CyberExtruder has announced an…

Ipsidy Partners with REMCAP to Provide Perimeter Security for Religious Organizations

Ipsidy Partners with REMCAP to Provide Perimeter Security for Religious Organizations

Ipsidy has shared more good news in the wake of its strong 2018 year-end report. The company has announced that it has forged a new partnership with REMCAP, allowing Ipsidy to deliver its Access perimeter management solution to religious institutions and non-profit organizations across the United States. REMCAP provides payment and support services for non-profit…

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…

Local Groups Push Back Against Facial Recognition at German Border

Local Groups Push Back Against Facial Recognition at German Border

A proposed border law in the German state of Saxony has come under fire from local interest groups, in large part because of the planned use of facial recognition technology along the state’s Czech and Polish borders. “The planned border surveillance places large parts of Saxony under some sort of state of emergency, and it…

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…

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is raising red flags over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to expand its use of biometrics at US airports. The EFF’s warnings, outlined in a new blog post, come in response to the TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience published in October. The document laid out a…

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Year in Review: Facial Recognition Was in the Spotlight in 2018, Warts and All

Facial recognition technology has had a big year, in good ways and bad. On the positive side, Apple signaled a more or less definitive switch to 3D facial recognition as the primary mechanism for user authentication on its flagship smartphones: Having made a big splash last year with its introduction of Face ID on the…

CyberLink to Highlight Retail Applications of Face Biometrics Tech at CES 2019

CyberLink to Highlight Retail Applications of Face Biometrics Tech at CES 2019

Taiwan-based CyberLink is aiming to elevate its profile with plans to showcase its facial recognition technology at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company says its FaceMe biometric engine, which recently delivered a solid performance in the MegaFace Challenge, boasts of a 98.41 percent True Acceptance Rate and a False Acceptance…

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Facial Recognition Has Shown 20X Improvement Since 2014: NIST

Those in the biometrics industry know intuitively that facial recognition has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years, but a new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) puts numbers to just how far the state of the art has come. NIST, which is the world’s premier agency in the evaluation…

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