facial recognition

IDEMIA Targets Large Venues with Biometric Augmented Vision Platform

IDEMIA Targets Large Venues with Biometric Augmented Vision Platform

“Augmented Vision leverages all of IDEMIA’s latest technologies to offer a complete and accurate solution based on our leadership in biometric capture and analysis as well as real-time video data analysis.” – Philippe Barreau, Executive Vice President, Public Security & Identity Business Unit, IDEMIA IDEMIA has launched a new biometric video analytics and security platform…

iFalcon Face Control Mobile Makes Biometric Facial Recognition Wearable

iFalcon Face Control Mobile Makes Biometric Facial Recognition Wearable

Vuzix has partnered with the Dubai-based software developer NNTC to create a wearable facial recognition platform designed for security purposes. The solution is called iFalcon Face Control Mobile, and it combines the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses with NNTC’s autonomous AI facial recognition system. With the new solution, security guards (and anyone else carrying out perimeter…

ZKTeco Sees Strong Interest in Biometric Facial Recognition Tech at Peru Seminar

ZKTeco Sees Strong Interest in Biometric Facial Recognition Tech at Peru Seminar

“Guests were able to see live demonstrations of ZKTeco’s security solutions, with ZKTeco suggesting in a post on its website that most of attendees were particularly interested in its ‘visible light’ facial recognition technology for access control.” ZKTeco‘s marketing roadshow was back in Peru recently, with the company having organized a seminar at a Sonesta…

Element Provides Mobile Biometric Onboarding for Indonesian Bank

Element Provides Mobile Biometric Onboarding for Indonesian Bank

Element will be providing biometric authentication services for Bank Central Asia (BCA) in Indonesia. Through the partnership, BCA will deploy Element’s facial recognition technology for customer onboarding and authentication, leveraging mobile technology to increase people’s access to secure financial services.     “By 2025, a projected 284 million Indonesians are estimated to have 410 million smartphone…

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

Breached CBP Data Used to Train Biometric Face Matching: Report

“The CBP said that the subcontractor had transferred the image data to its own network, violating security rules, and that its own systems were not affected in the attack. Somewhere under 100,000 people were impacted, the agency said.” It appears that a US government subcontractor’s use of biometric border control technology has resulted in the…

Biometric Taxi Tech Authenticates and Monitors Drivers in Chinese City

Biometric Taxi Tech Authenticates and Monitors Drivers in Chinese City

Thousands of taxi drivers in the Chinese city of Xi’an are now being verified by facial recognition technology when they get behind the wheel. And, true to the country’s security ethos, they’re also being monitored constantly by an AI system to ensure they aren’t engaging in prohibited activities such as smoking or using a smartphone while…

Innovatrics ‘Connects the Dots’ to Deliver Biometric Ecosystem Solution

Innovatrics ‘Connects the Dots’ to Deliver Biometric Ecosystem Solution

“…those who take advantage of the Biometric Ecosystem will be able to onboard customers with face biometrics, use facial recognition to enable selfie-based authentication, and apply facial recognition to CCTV surveillance feeds to scan for individuals on watch lists.” Innovatrics is looking to boost demand for its biometric technologies with a new branding effort, announcing…

Novibet Taps Jumio for Biometrics-Powered Gambling Commission Compliance

Novibet Taps Jumio for Biometrics-Powered Gambling Commission Compliance

“…in the wake of stringent age and identity verification regulations implemented by the UK Gambling Commission, the company is looking to ensure compliance with a user friendly solution provided by Jumio.” Jumio has won another client in the online gambling space. Headquartered in Malta, Novibet operates an online gaming platform aimed primarily at the UK…

Telaeris Collaboration Brings Biometric Iris ID Reader to Access Control, Workforce Management

Telaeris Collaboration Brings Biometric Iris ID Reader to Access Control, Workforce Management

“The addition of the Telaeris XPressEntry software enables us to add important new functions for our commercial and government customers. The iCAM M300 is now ideal for virtually any use requiring mobile identity authentication.” – Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales Iris ID A new collaboration with mobile tracking solutions provider Telaeris has…

NY Police Commissioner Defends the Use of Biometric Facial Recognition

NY Police Commissioner Defends the Use of Biometric Facial Recognition

New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill has taken to the New York Times to try to dispel the public’s concerns about facial recognition technology. In the article, O’Neill details the NYPD’s operational procedures for the use of facial recognition, emphasizing that it is only a “limited and preliminary step” that informs a more rigorous…

Ipsidy’s Time & Attendance App Uses Biometrics for Employee Verification

Ipsidy’s Time & Attendance App Uses Biometrics for Employee Verification

“… to make the system even more useful for administrators, Time by Ipsidy also takes advantage of Ipsidy’s Concierge app to enable fast, simple employee enrollment. . Ipsidy has launched a new biometric time and attendance tracking app that should help to make workforce management a lot more reliable and easy for administrators. Called Time…

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box has announced that its Vision-Box FR facial recognition algorithm has achieved a top-15 performance in the latest round of testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The border control specialist did particularly well in the live-to-live recognition test set, thereby demonstrating its utility for identity verification in a high-volume setting like…

Human Rights Watch Clears Megvii in Investigation of Biometric Surveillance App

Human Rights Watch Clears Megvii in Investigation of Biometric Surveillance App

Megvii has been exonerated in an investigation into human rights violations in China. The New York-based Human Rights Watch previously uncovered Megvii code in a government surveillance app being used to monitor the Uyghur muslims in Xinjiang back in May. However, the same organization is now reporting that the code was “inoperable,” and that Megvii…

Laxton Unveils New Multimodal Biometrics Solution Ahead of SDW 2019

Laxton Unveils New Multimodal Biometrics Solution Ahead of SDW 2019

“[The Chameleon D] supports single- and two-fingerprint scanning as well as 4+4+2 slap scanning; and it’s also capable of iris and face scanning as well as voice recognition.” The government identity-focused SDW exhibition is slated to begin next week, and Laxton Group has taken the opportunity to launch a new device in its Chameleon Biometrics…

Will Face Biometrics Authenticate Payments on Android Q?

Will Face Biometrics Authenticate Payments on Android Q?

It looks like Google is aiming to make facial recognition a more prominent component of its Android operating system for mobile devices, according to recent teardowns of the Beta 4 version of the forthcoming Android Q. The sleuthing found references in the mobile OS’s code to face-based authentication. And while Google had implemented support for…

Microsoft Takes Down Open Source Face Database

Microsoft Takes Down Open Source Face Database

Microsoft’s MS Celeb dataset of face images has been quietly taken down by the company. The open source dataset has been used to train and test facial recognition systems, with major names like IBM, Panasonic, Alibaba, and Hitachi having used it for their own purposes. Ostensibly a collection of Public Domain celebrity photos, MS Celeb…

iPadOS Improvements Include Face ID Upgrade

iPadOS Improvements Include Face ID Upgrade

Apple has announced a new operating system for the iPad, effectively branching the software of its tablet line from that of its other mobile devices and their iOS operating system. To be clear, the new iPadOS is very much built on the foundation of iOS; but the branding change seems aimed at least in part…

OneSpan Secure Agreement Automation Makes it Easier to Open Digital Accounts

OneSpan Secure Agreement Automation Makes it Easier to Open Digital Accounts

OneSpan has launched a comprehensive onboarding platform designed for financial institutions. The cloud-based solution is called Secure Agreement Automation, and it automates the entire account opening process to reduce costs and improve the end-user experience. Secure Agreement Automation runs on open APIs, and unites multiple services under one software umbrella, including eSignature, workflow and end-to-end…

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