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ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix Announces Smart Authentication Platform

ThreatMetrix has officially announced its ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication platform. The platform makes use of trusted device identification and push notifications for user authentication. And, as ThreatMetrix Chief Products Officer Alisdair Faulkner explained in a statement announcing the solution, ThreatMetrix Smart Authentication is also supported by “anonymized global shared intelligence”. Additionally, the platform now supports FIDO…

How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

How Face ID is Already Influencing the Mobile Biometrics Landscape

The ripple effects of Apple’s move to facial recognition with the iPhone X are already being seen across the mobile biometrics industry. With the company having pioneered the mobile fingerprint scanning revolution with its Touch ID system over the last four years, many had looked to Apple to lead the charge to in-display fingerprint scanning…

FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

The deal comes after FacePhi rebranded its flagship solution from its previous moniker, ‘Selphi,’ to its new name, ‘ME.’ A new contract will see FacePhi technology used for digital onboarding of Red Link customers in Argentina. Red Link is an operator of ATM networks in the country, and evidently has extensive business ties: According to…

Gorilla Technology Announces Biometric Surveillance System

Gorilla Technology Announces Biometric Surveillance System

A new surveillance solution uses facial recognition and license plate identification technology. Called Intelligent Video Analytics Recorder (IVAR), the solution was developed by Gorilla Technology. It can send push notifications when individuals are spotted entering restricted areas; or it can likewise be configured to spot VIPs for enhanced customer service. It can be set up…

Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

Survey Shows iOS Users Skeptical About Using Face ID For Payments

The new facial recognition system on Apple’s iPhone X is generating a lot of buzz, but a sizeable proportion of iOS users are skeptical about whether they would actually use it, according to new survey findings from Juniper Research’s new report, “Consumer Attitudes to Mobile Banking & Contactless Payments”. Polling a thousand smartphone users evenly…

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA Proclaims Success of Boston Biometric Passenger Screening Pilot

SITA is proclaiming the success of its Boston Logan International Airport deployment in collaboration with JetBlue and the US Customs and Border Protection agency. First announced this past spring, the pioneering program was meant to explore the use of biometric facial recognition technology – provided by SITA – as a replacement for passengers’ travel documents.…

Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

Vein, Iris, and Facial Recognition Seeing Strong Adoption Across Industries: Report

While fingerprint recognition has tended to see strong growth and revenues in the past, new biometric modalities like vein, iris, and facial recognition are seeing “strong adoption across industries,” according to Frost & Sullivan TechVision Senior Industry Analyst Swapnadeep Nayak. That’s one of the key findings in Frost & Sullivan’s new report, “Cybersecurity Innovations in…

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

NNL to Enhance Authentication Capabilities of ThreatMetrix Platform

“We live in a post-breach world, where usernames and passwords are defunct”. Faulkner added that Nok Nok Lab’s FIDO-compliant solutions allow ThreatMetrix to offer customers “the industry’s most comprehensive approach to authenticating users securely and with minimal friction.”-Alisdair Faulkner, Chief Products Officer, ThreatMetrix Nok Nok Labs and ThreatMetrix have joined forces to enhance the authentication capabilities…

FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

FPC Issues Q3 Revenues Warning as iPhone X Disrupts Fingerprint Sensor Market

Fingerprint Cards‘ mobile business is on the upswing after a difficult first half of the year, but the iPhone X has thrown a wrench into the market. In a statement announcing its revenue range for Q3 of this year, FPC said it is “currently experiencing a cautious market”, and pointed to the announcement of Apple’s…

FaceTec Lauds iPhone X For Clearing Path For Widespread Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition

FaceTec Lauds iPhone X For Clearing Path For Widespread Adoption of 3D Facial Recognition

“FaceTec’s ZoOm software, meanwhile, is available for any mobile device running iOS 8.3 and up, or Android 4.3 and up.” FaceTec is celebrating the iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system for pushing the field of mobile biometrics forward – and for highlighting the value of other facial recognition tools where iPhone X technology isn’t…

NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Showcases Wares, Services Facility at GovernmentWare 2017

NEC Asia Pacific is a Gold sponsor of the 26th GovernmentWare conference in Singapore, and will be on hand to show off its solutions for government security. Its biometric offerings will play a large role, with NEC’s NeoFace Watch offering realtime facial recognition for video surveillance, and NeoFace Image demonstrating how facial recognition can be…

Vision-Box Announces ‘Seamless Totem’ Solution

Vision-Box Announces ‘Seamless Totem’ Solution

Vision-Box has announced a new refinement of its Orchestra passenger processing platform dubbed “Seamless Totem”. The aim, as usual, is to streamline passenger processing using biometric identification, with facial recognition technology identifying customers as they travel through the various contact points of an airport. Now, Seamless Totem brings that system to ports and land border…

OT-Morpho Opens Silicon Valley Innovation Center

OT-Morpho Opens Silicon Valley Innovation Center

OT-Morpho has opened a new innovation center in Redwood, where visitors will get a hands-on look at the company’s various technologies. The center will involve a series of demo areas constructed to simulate everyday environments such as a coffee shop or a retail store. As they tour the facilities, visitors will have the opportunity to…

Sensory Tech Powers Contactless Biometrics on LG V30

Sensory Tech Powers Contactless Biometrics on LG V30

“Sensory says the facial recognition technology performs authentication in less than a second and is 99.999 percent accurate, and that it operates entirely on the device, helping to ensure that the user’s biometric data is kept safe.” The facial and voice recognition capabilities of LG’s newest flagship smartphone – the LG V30 – are powered…

Kony Embraces Daon’s IdentityX Platform

Kony Embraces Daon’s IdentityX Platform

“Daon’s IdentityX technology has proven popular as numerous companies — particularly in the financial services sector – have sought to easily integrate biometric authentication into their digital platforms and services.” Daon has found a new client partner for its IdentityX multifactor authentication platform. The company has announced a deal with Kony, an enterprise-focused app development…

Ver-ID Gets Canadian KYC Compliance

Ver-ID Gets Canadian KYC Compliance

Applied Recognition‘s Ver-ID Credentials platform is now compliant with the Canadian Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), the company has announced. The solution uses facial recognition technology to match live photos of users’ faces to those depicted on their government IDs. Now, when the system is used with the Financial Transactions…

BRIEF: Can China Show Us the Future of Facial Recognition?

BRIEF: Can China Show Us the Future of Facial Recognition?

The use of facial recognition technology is unquestionably on the rise. In the US, for example, the Customs and Border Protection agency is rapidly expanding its program of airport deployments; and on the consumer side, this year’s big new iPhone is expected to bring facial recognition to the masses, not just in the US but…

Vision-Box Launches Dashboard Tool for Airport Analytics

Vision-Box Launches Dashboard Tool for Airport Analytics

Vision-Box is further enhancing its Orchestra airport management platform with a new analytics solution called VB Dashbox. It’s a web-based dashboard interface designed to collect a range of metrics coming in through Vision-Box’s various passenger tracking tools, giving administrators an overview of the operational picture. And the widget-based interface is customizable, allowing users to tailor…

Jumio Saw 87 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in Sales for Q2

Jumio Saw 87 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in Sales for Q2

Jumio saw an 87 percent year-over-year increase in sales for Q2, the company has announced. In a statement, Jumio attributed the jump primarily to its activities in the financial services sector, especially with respect to “large sales to major US banks, cryptocurrency exchanges, and payment platforms.” Jumio’s solution, which leverages facial recognition, eye tracking, and…

Sensory’s Virtual Bank Teller is Truly Natural, Handsfree and Secure

Sensory’s Virtual Bank Teller is Truly Natural, Handsfree and Secure

Sensory, Inc. has tailored its AI avatar technology to create a virtual bank teller for mobile devices, and will demo the solution at FinovateFall 2017. The solution features all of Sensory’s flagship software solutions. The company’s TrulyHandsfree device activation technology ensures that the system will respond to the user’s voice prompt, while its TrulyNatural speech…

Yitu Face Matching Takes First Place in Four NIST FRVT Categories

Yitu Face Matching Takes First Place in Four NIST FRVT Categories

China-based Yitu Technology has won first place in four categories of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT), the company has announced. The company’s biometric facial recognition software was found to be 95.5 percent accurate — a full two percent higher than the technology of its nearest rival, Russia-based Vocord.…

Facial Recognition Nabs 25 Wanted Criminals at Chinese Beer Festival

Facial Recognition Nabs 25 Wanted Criminals at Chinese Beer Festival

Twenty-five individuals wanted by police in China have been apprehended after being identified by facial recognition technology deployed at a major beer festival, reports The Guardian. Police were stationed alongside camera systems equipped with the biometric technology at entrances to the Qingdao event; among their captures was a fugitive who had been on the run…

Alipay Enables Naked Payments at Upscale New KFC Restaurant

Alipay Enables Naked Payments at Upscale New KFC Restaurant

Alipay’s facial recognition payment system, Smile to Pay, is seeing its first extension beyond the smartphone in a new restaurant in Hangzhou, China. Called KPRO by KFC, it’s a kind of technologically advanced, upscale version of one of the fast food chain’s restaurants. An open kitchen serving freshly squeezed fruit juice and panini is complemented…

Applied Recognition’s Face Biometrics Tech Reaches 0.2% CER

Applied Recognition’s Face Biometrics Tech Reaches 0.2% CER

“The company says that its technology’s advancement is the product of machine learning techniques, and that it will extend benefits to all of its SDKs and its entire Ver-ID line of applications.” Applied Recognition has reached a new benchmark in its facial recognition technology. The Toronto-based company says it has attained a 0.2 percent Cross-Over…

Qualcomm & Himax Team Up To Bring Low-Power Depth Sensing To Face Recognition, AR, VR

Qualcomm & Himax Team Up To Bring Low-Power Depth Sensing To Face Recognition, AR, VR

“The end result will be a Structured Light Module (or ‘SLiM’) that can bring low-power depth sensing capabilities to a range of applications including AR and VR, and facial recognition.” Qualcomm has teamed up with fabless semiconductor company Himax to further advance its 3D depth sensing technologies. The news comes just a couple of weeks…

Jumio’s Netverify To Verify Identities of Plynk Users

Jumio’s Netverify To Verify Identities of Plynk Users

Jumio‘s Trusted Identity as a Service platform, Netverify, will be used to verify users of Plynk, a new peer-to-peer money transfer mobile app based in Europe. Netverify uses a combination of document reading and facial recognition via mobile device cameras in order to verify the identities of end users; it also recently acquired an eye…

Will ‘Apple Pay Cash’ Take Advantage of iPhone Facial Recognition?

Will ‘Apple Pay Cash’ Take Advantage of iPhone Facial Recognition?

Apple Pay’s forthcoming peer-to-peer payment system will require users to scan an ID card in order to set it up, suggest newly discovered lines of code in the iOS 11 beta. Apple confirmed that it was working on a P2P payments service for its Messages app in June. The service is meant to essentially let…

Dell Continues to Push Windows Hello Biometric Authentication with New Devices

Dell Continues to Push Windows Hello Biometric Authentication with New Devices

“…a number of companies and products have embraced Windows Hello, and the technology continues to grow more sophisticated, with a new Microsoft keyboard featuring a fingerprint sensor embedded within one of its keys.” Dell continues to champion Windows-powered biometric authentication with new laptop devices supporting Windows Hello login. One of the newly announced devices, the…

StoneLock Appoints Jim Trani As Chief Technology Officer

StoneLock Appoints Jim Trani As Chief Technology Officer

Biometrics solutions manufacturer StoneLock announced today the appointment of Jim Trani in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Trani is a high profile addition to StoneLock’s executive team, bringing 40 years of experience in engineering R&D. Commenting on Trani’s appointment, StoneLock CEO and co-founder Colleen Dunlap said, “Jim has been at the highest levels of…

Facebook’s Aloha Device To Feature Facial Recognition

Facebook’s Aloha Device To Feature Facial Recognition

Facebook is getting ready to make a big push into consumer hardware with plans to launch a new video chat device, an Amazon Echo rival, and potentially wearables, too. As Business Insider reports, the major short-term focus is ‘Aloha’, a video chat device featuring a touchscreen and facial recognition technology. It’s meant to compete against…

BRIEF: Airport Facial Recognition Takes Off Around the World

BRIEF: Airport Facial Recognition Takes Off Around the World

While government authorities have been exploring biometric border screening for years, facial recognition is clearly the ascendant traveler processing solution at a growing number of airports around the world. This year has seen a flurry of activity as government authorities and airport administrators have raced ahead in their efforts to use face biometrics technologies to…

New York DMV’s Upgraded Facial Recognition Systems Gets Strong Results

New York DMV’s Upgraded Facial Recognition Systems Gets Strong Results

Over a third of the red flags produced by the New York DMV’s facial recognition system have arrived since it was upgraded at the start of last year, according to new figures from the Governor’s office. The facial recognition system was initially deployed in 2010, when it used 64 different points of measurement in capturing…

Baidu Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Beijing Airport

Baidu Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Beijing Airport

Baidu is bringing facial recognition technology to Beijing Capital International Airport for passenger identification. The technology is already being tested by airport staff in an access control application for secure areas, but will ultimately be used to identify passengers as they move through airport screening. Baidu says that as early as next year, facial recognition…

Jumio’s Netverify To Be Integrated Into Branddocs’ TrustCloud

Jumio’s Netverify To Be Integrated Into Branddocs’ TrustCloud

“Jumio’s innovative identity verification technology enables us to provide our customers with a strong, trusted proposition that fits smoothly alongside our existing TrustCloud solution.” – Maria J. Hernández, Spain & LATAM General Director, Branddocs Jumio could see a significant expansion in Latin America thanks to a new partnership. The company has announced that its Netverify Trusted Identity as a…

Survey Finds 80% of Americans Interested in Mobile Driver Licenses

Survey Finds 80% of Americans Interested in Mobile Driver Licenses

“Eighty percent of respondents expressed interest in the idea of a mobile driver license smartphone app, and 70 percent said they were interested in being able to renew their licenses using a smartphone.” OT-Morpho is making its pitch for mobile driver licenses with the backing of new survey findings suggesting that a majority of US…

FaceTec Officially Launches ZoOm SDK

FaceTec Officially Launches ZoOm SDK

“…the system is able to operate “in all lighting conditions” and has an FAR of 1/+50,000. The platform is also FIDO certified.” FaceTec has officially launched the software development kit of its ZoOm 3D facial recognition system. An SDK for Android and iOS apps, ZoOm uses what is essentially a video selfie for user authentication. By…

Report Gives Insight Into iPhone 8’s Face Matching Speed

Report Gives Insight Into iPhone 8’s Face Matching Speed

The iPhone 8’s facial recognition system will allow it to “deeply sense a user’s face in the millionths of a second,” according to a new report in The Korea Herald. The report is primarily concerned with speculating over the iPhone 8’s screen shape, and cites only “a source familiar with the matter”. But as 9to5Mac…

Novetta Weighs in on Amazon Rekognition’s Biometric Capabilities

Novetta Weighs in on Amazon Rekognition’s Biometric Capabilities

Novetta is weighing in on the facial recognition capabilities of Amazon Rekognition. Unveiled late last year, Amazon Rekognition is Amazon’s machine learning computer vision system, available through Amazon Web Services. Novetta, a government-focused consultancy and IT services firm that has also evaluated biometric technology from EyeLock, is now offering its assessment of Rekognition’s ability to…

NEC-Miyoshi Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition to Body Cameras

NEC-Miyoshi Partnership to Bring Facial Recognition to Body Cameras

“The solution will put NEC and Miyoshi at the vanguard of an emerging security technology innovation…” NEC is joining forces with a Singapore-based engineering services firm to integrate its facial recognition technology into a body camera system for security personnel. Miyoshi’s body camera solution, dubbed the ‘Digital SRS’, features a low-latency audio and video transmitter…

LG V30 to Feature Always-On Face and Voice Recognition

LG V30 to Feature Always-On Face and Voice Recognition

LG’s next flagship device, the V30 smartphone, will feature always-on facial and voice recognition, enabling hands-free biometric unlock for users. The former feature, at least, appears to anticipate Apple’s next iPhone, with rumors swirling that that device will feature a facial recognition feature (called ‘Pearl ID’) that could scan users’ faces even when it’s lying…

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

Baidu’s Apollo Smart Car Program Depends on Face Biometrics

“…Baidu’s DuerOS AI voice interaction system is playing an important role in the proceedings, and facial recognition is being explored for driver identification and even fatigue recognition.” Baidu, the China-based IT company, is investing heavily in the smart car with a development program dubbed ‘Apollo’. As the South China Morning Post reports, Baidu’s goal is…

Aruba Happy Flow to Get ‘Centre of Excellence’

Aruba Happy Flow to Get ‘Centre of Excellence’

About two years after its launch, the Aruba Happy Flow program is being reinforced with a renewed partnership between Vision-Box and the Aruba Airport Authority. At its outset, Aruba Happy Flow was one of the first automated biometric passenger screening programs in the world, and it quickly proved itself as a template for other deployments,…

CBP Brings Biometric Screening to Las Vegas Airport

CBP Brings Biometric Screening to Las Vegas Airport

Las Vegas’ McCarren International Airport (LAS) has become the latest site of the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s expanding biometric airport screening program. The deployment comes just a few weeks after the CBP brought biometric passenger screening to the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. As in that deployment and others, the LAS system will use facial…

ACLU Fears Mission Creep, Racial Prejudice in Biometric Airport Screening

ACLU Fears Mission Creep, Racial Prejudice in Biometric Airport Screening

The American Civil Liberties Union is laying out its objections to the US government’s increasing use of facial recognition at airports in a new blog post by policy analyst Jay Stanley. Titled “What’s Wrong With Airport Face Recognition”, the post comes in the wake of the Department of Homeland Security’s discussion last week with privacy…

Berlin Trial of Biometric CCTV Surveillance Raises Questions

Berlin Trial of Biometric CCTV Surveillance Raises Questions

German officials have begun testing facial recognition technology at Berlin’s Südkreuz train station. The aim is to determine whether implementing the biometric identification technology with CCTV cameras could help to boost security, particularly with respect to preventing terrorism, by identifying suspects automatically as they pass through the station. The trial has attracted about 300 volunteers, who…

Chincotech Preparing 3D Facial Recognition Field Tests

Chincotech Preparing 3D Facial Recognition Field Tests

Tokyo-based Chincotech is getting ready to start trial field tests of a biometric authentication solution that it says is 99.9 percent accurate. The system combines voice and 3D facial recognition for user authentication via mobile devices. It attained its high accuracy rate in lab tests, with Chincotech now preparing field tests with two unnamed banking…

InAuth and AimBrain Bringing Multimodal Biometrics To FinTech

InAuth and AimBrain Bringing Multimodal Biometrics To FinTech

InAuth and AimBrain are joining forces to bring sophisticated, multimodal biometric authentication to the financial services sector. The former’s InMobile platform is designed to analyze the attributes of a given user’s device for authentication. Earlier this year, InAuth announced that it was bringing biometric authentication to the platform, allowing users to take advantage of the…

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney Has Been Testing Facial Biometrics Tracking On Audiences

Disney has been testing out biometric technology designed to monitor and predict audience reactions to movies and other media. The experimentation was carried out by Disney Research, and involved the use of factorized variational autoencoders, or FVAEs – AI algorithms that can detect patterns in visual inputs, such as audience members’ smiles and laughter. The…

City Surveillance Cameras Get NEC Facial Recognition Tech Across Georgia

City Surveillance Cameras Get NEC Facial Recognition Tech Across Georgia

NEC‘s facial recognition technology is being used to secure major cities in the country of Georgia, the company has announced. More specifically, its NeoFace Watch system has been adopted by the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. Having been installed last month, the system is now scanning the CCTV feeds of about 400 cameras in major…

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