facial recognition

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box Brings Biometric eGates to Amsterdam Airport

Vision-Box has announced that a trial of its Seamless Flow boarding platform is now underway for Cathay Pacific passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Seamless Flow platform uses facial recognition technology to identify travelers, and is designed to eliminate the need for paper documentation and streamline the flow of people through the airport.   “Now, you…

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

Is Face ID Coming to the HomePod?

A recently published Apple patent suggests that the company could be planning to introduce Face ID and 3D hand gestures to its HomePod line of products. The patent specifically refers to a voice-controlled assistant such as a “countertop speaker,” and would allow such devices to recognize faces, as well as hand waves and other basic…

Veritone Uses AI to Improve Media Coverage of College Football Playoff

Veritone Uses AI to Improve Media Coverage of College Football Playoff

On the field, the Clemson Tigers bested the Alabama Crimson Tide in this year’s College Football Playoff. Behind the scenes, the CFP was teaming up with Veritone to showcase the future of sports media coverage, with Veritone delivering the CFP’s Digital Media Hub while also offering its Live Event Services and the use of its…

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…

Veridium Survey Finds Growing Support for Biometric Authentication in the Workplace

Veridium Survey Finds Growing Support for Biometric Authentication in the Workplace

Veridium has shared the findings of its Biometric Consumer Sentiment Survey, revealing that more adults are warming to the benefits of biometric authentication. The survey found that a full 70 percent of respondents would like to see biometric authentication used more often in the workplace, alternately citing speed, security, and convenience (and the difficulty of…

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Eurotunnel Boosts Border Security With Facial Recognition Technology in Anticipation of Brexit

Brexit continues to have unexpected repercussions. Eurotunnel has announced that it will be adding facial recognition technology to the road and rail border between France and the UK, tightening security at the Channel Tunnel with PARAFE E-Gates similar to those already being used in airports around the world. The new PARAFE gates will be delivered…

FacePhi Tech Powers CaixaBank’s Biometric ATM

FacePhi Tech Powers CaixaBank’s Biometric ATM

“The CaixaBank ATM solution is designed to analyze a customer’s face with a 16,000-point scan, pointing to a high level of accuracy.” Spain’s CaixaBank has launched biometric ATMs that leverage facial recognition for user access. The system has been unveiled in 20 ATM terminals at four branches in Barcelona. CaixaBank customers have the option of…

ZKTeco Showcases Tech in Bangladesh

ZKTeco Showcases Tech in Bangladesh

ZKTeco‘s ongoing regionally-focused marketing effort continued last month with the company’s participation in the Chittagong IT Fair in Bangladesh. Organized by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industries together with the Society of Chittagong IT Professionals, the event was aimed at IT professionals and computer science students, and featured 32 participating companies. For its part,…

iProov’s Anti-Spoofing Technology Gets Certified by NPL and NIST

iProov’s Anti-Spoofing Technology Gets Certified by NPL and NIST

iProov has more proof of its anti-spoofing capabilities. The company has announced that it has met the requirements for Level B ISO/IEC 30107-3 certification, which means that its facial verification technology is highly resistant to even the most aggressive presentation attacks and won’t grant access to any unauthorized individuals. The testing was conducted by UK’s…

Yubo and Yoti Make the Internet Safer With Biometric Age Verification

Yubo and Yoti Make the Internet Safer With Biometric Age Verification

Yubo and Yoti are working together to make the internet safer for young adults. Founded in 2015, Yubo is a social media platform designed specifically for teenagers. The company will now be using Yoti Age Scan to protect its 20 million users and make sure that everyone is age appropriate. So what is Yoti Age…

Gemalto Supplies CABIS, LiveScan Tech to Uganda’s National Police Force

Gemalto Supplies CABIS, LiveScan Tech to Uganda’s National Police Force

Ugandan police now have a powerful new biometric tool at their disposal, thanks to Gemalto. The company has revealed that its Cogent Automated Biometric Identification System, or CABIS, is now being used by the Uganda Police Force together with its LiveScan technology. CABIS was first developed by 3M Cogent, which was acquired by Gemalto in…

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon Calling For Government Regulation of Facial Recognition Tech

Amazon is now calling for government regulation of facial recognition technology, even as it defends sales of its own such technology to law enforcement authorities. In a new post on the Amazon Web Services Machine Learning blog, the company’s VP of Global Public Policy, Michael Punke, writes, “We support the calls for an appropriate national…

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

New NEC Tech Matches Faces to Bodies, Enhancing Surveillance Capabilities

NEC has announced a new computer vision solution that builds on its acclaimed facial recognition technology to enable the automated identification of individuals even when they’re not facing a given camera. Dubbed “Person Re-identification Technology”, the solution is essentially designed to assess not only a subject’s face, but their entire body. Once scanned, subjects can…

IDEMIA Enhances and Rebrands Alabama eID Solution

IDEMIA Enhances and Rebrands Alabama eID Solution

IDEMIA‘s eID app for the state of Alabama has undergone a rebranding, possibly signalling plans for its expansion to new markets. The Alabama eID app was first launched in a 2017 pilot project. A collaboration between IDEMIA and the Alabama Department of Revenue, the project sought to enable Alabamans to file their taxes through the…

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio Scores 2019 BIG Innovation Award

Jumio has added another trophy to its mantle. The digital security company has received a 2019 BIG Innovation Award from the Business Intelligence Group, an accolade that follows the two Golden Bridge Awards and two Cyber Defense Awards that Jumio won in 2018.  “We are thrilled to be honoring Jumio,” said Maria Jimenez, the COO…

UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

UK Police Say Facial Recognition Trial Delivered Three Arrests

Police in the UK are ramping up their use of facial recognition technology in the fight against crime, with London’s Metropolitan Police announcing this week that a live trial of the technology in the city’s east end had led to the result of three individuals wanted for violent crimes. The deployment caused some consternation among…

DERMALOG and IDnow Collaborate On AutoIdent Security Platform

DERMALOG and IDnow Collaborate On AutoIdent Security Platform

Two of Germany’s leading biometrics companies are teaming up to launch a secure identification platform for mobile devices. Created by DERMALOG and IDnow, AutoIdent is a mobile app that uses facial recognition technology to authenticate users. It offers all of the familiar benefits of biometric authentication, delivering a high level of security and fraud prevention…

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

MIA Introduces Facial Recognition Boarding on Lufthansa Flights

A year after unveiling a biometric arrivals concourse, the Miami International Airport (MIA) is still working to improve the passenger experience. The airport has announced the launch of a biometric departure platform that will use facial recognition to eliminate the need for a passport and a boarding pass. The new system will confirm passenger identity…

Mitek Brings Selfie Authentication to BSI Platform

Mitek Brings Selfie Authentication to BSI Platform

Texas-based BioMetric Signature ID (BSI) is enhancing its gesture-based identity platform’s onboarding system with selfie-based authentication technology from San Diego-based Mitek. BSI’s BioProof-ID platform is designed to authenticate individuals using biometric gesture recognition technology, with the company aiming its solution primarily at ID verification and access control applications. But thus far the company has struggled to…

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