facial recognition

Suprema’s FaceStation 2 Wins Detektor Award

Suprema’s FaceStation 2 Wins Detektor Award

Suprema is once again a winner in the Detektor International Awards. This year the company has been recognized for its FaceStation 2 solution, which won the Best Product Award in the category of ID & Access Control. Launched earlier this year, FaceStation 2 is a face scanning kiosk that can perform up to 3,000 matches…

CyberExtruder Speeds Up Aureus 3D Solution in Latest Upgrade

CyberExtruder Speeds Up Aureus 3D Solution in Latest Upgrade

CyberExtruder has launched a new version of its Aureus 3D facial recognition software. The key advantage of version 5.8 of the solution is its improved speed. CyberExtruder say the time needed for it to generate a biometric template has been cut in half, from 100ms to 50ms. In a statement announcing the upgrade, CyberExtruder says…

New Partnership Brings Sensory’s Facial Recognition To Fujitsu Customers

New Partnership Brings Sensory’s Facial Recognition To Fujitsu Customers

“First among those customers is Mizuho Bank, the retail and corporate banking arm of one of Japan’s biggest financial services firms, which will integrate Sensory’s technology into its mobile banking app.” Fujistu is now bringing Sensory Inc.‘s TrulySecure facial recognition technology to its customers thanks to a new partnership between the companies. The aim is…

Nations Trust Bank Uses Daon’s Biometric Tech In Two New Apps

Nations Trust Bank Uses Daon’s Biometric Tech In Two New Apps

“…both apps get the same sophisticated capabilities through Daon’s IdentityX platform, allowing users to log in via facial, fingerprint, or voice recognition.” Daon‘s flagship biometric authentication platform is being used in another bank’s mobile banking app, this time in Sri Lanka: Nations Trust Bank has announced that the technology is being used for user authentication…

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

OnePlus 5T Features Facial Recognition and Full-Size Display

“It’s a notable development in the wake of Apple’s new iPhone X, which abandons Apple’s pioneering fingerprint recognition system in favor of face scanning for device unlocking. “ OnePlus’s newest smartphone features a full-size display and built-in facial recognition. The OnePlus 5T is a new iteration of the OnePlus 5 announced this past summer. But…

UK Supermarkets to Trial Digital ID App at Self-Service Lanes

UK Supermarkets to Trial Digital ID App at Self-Service Lanes

Two major supermarket chains in the UK are getting ready to trial facial recognition at self-service checkouts in order to do away with manual identity checks for purchases of alcohol and cigarettes. The development represents perhaps the first major real-world test of Yoti, a digital identity app announced just last week. The app is designed…

Changi Airport’s Biometric Terminal Goes Live

Changi Airport’s Biometric Terminal Goes Live

Terminal 4 of Singapore’s Changi Airport is now open, with biometric passenger screening enabled by IDEMIA. The airport’s Fast and Seamless Travel (FAST) program was first announced back in 2015, with Safran Identity & Security revealing its involvement soon after; Safran I&S has since gone on to merge with Oberthur Technologies to form IDEMIA, but the…

iPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

iPhone X Face ID Spoofed By Composite Mask

A team of hackers say that the iPhone X’s flagship facial recognition system can be hacked. All you need is about $150, a 3D scanner, a 3D printer, makeup, some paper, and unrestrained access to the victim’s face. Vietnam-based Bkav say they used these materials to put together a composite mask that was then used…

IDEMIA Tech Aids CBP Trial of Biometric Screening at Sea Port

IDEMIA Tech Aids CBP Trial of Biometric Screening at Sea Port

The US Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agency has expanded its biometric screening program to the sea, with a newly concluded trial demonstrating the use of facial recognition to identify passengers on cruise ships. The trial was conducted with Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) using biometric technology provided by IDEMIA. The trial focused on re-entry of…

IMID Access Control Tech Secures HQ of Iconic Canadian Transport Firm

IMID Access Control Tech Secures HQ of Iconic Canadian Transport Firm

“The technology was integrated with Automatic Systems’ SmartLane turnstiles, and in collaboration with Canadian partner Infynia Security.” An iconic Canadian company has deployed FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) system at its headquarters in Montreal. CN (or, the ‘Canadian National Railway Company’) has implemented FST’s biometric access control system at all of the access points…

NEC Corporation of America Announces New CEO, US Expansion

NEC Corporation of America Announces New CEO, US Expansion

NEC Corporation of America has a new CEO, and is expanding its presence in the country. Masahiro (or ‘Mark’) Ikeno previously headed NEC’s EMEA division, but he attained a wealth of experience in the US prior to that. From 1994 to 2002, he was the Director of Business Planning for NECAM’s Server Division, and before…

FaceTec Adds Industry Expert Jay Meier to Advisory Board

FaceTec Adds Industry Expert Jay Meier to Advisory Board

FaceTec has a new biometrics industry expert on its advisory board: Jay Meier, founder and managing partner at Sage Capital Advisors, will now be offering his expertise to the company. In a statement announcing Meier’s appointment, FaceTec described him as “an award-winning financial securities analyst and expert in Identity Access Management, Credentialing and Biometrics”. From…

New Mobile ID App Yoti Emphasizes User Privacy

New Mobile ID App Yoti Emphasizes User Privacy

A UK firm has launched a new mobile ID app that places a strong emphasis on user privacy. The Yoti app is designed to first confirm users with a selfie and a photo of a driver’s license or a passport. From there, additional personal details can be loaded to the app such as phone number,…

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

The Biometric Implications of the US-China Trade Agreement’s MoU’s

“Vivo also emphasized its collaboration with Qualcomm on in-display fingerprint sensor technology…” Three major smartphone companies have signed non-binding memoranda of understanding (MoU) agreements to purchase 12 billion dollars’ worth of Qualcomm technology over the next three years. The agreements were signed as part of a larger bilateral trade initiative undertaken upon President Donald Trump’s…

T-Systems to Act as ‘Data Trustee’ for BioID Web Service

T-Systems to Act as ‘Data Trustee’ for BioID Web Service

BioID has entered into an agreement with Deutsche Telekom to host its BioID Web Service platform in DT subsidiary T-Systems’ data center. It’s part of an effort to ensure compliance with the European Union’s impending General Data Protection Regulation. In a statement announcing the deal, BioID explained that T-Systems is acting as a “data trustee”,…

DHS’s First ‘Biometric Technology Rally’ Will Test Facial, Iris Systems on High Throughput

DHS’s First ‘Biometric Technology Rally’ Will Test Facial, Iris Systems on High Throughput

The US Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is organizing “Biometric Technology Rallies” for next year, the agency has announced. The ‘rallies’ will essentially be live trials of biometric technologies. The first, to be held in March at the Maryland Test Facility in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, “will challenge industry to provide biometric…

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Face ID is Coming to the iPad in 2018: Report

Apple is ditching Touch ID and bringing its new Face ID facial recognition system to next year’s iPad, according to a new Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” the report asserts that Apple essentially wants to adapt the key design elements that make the new iPhone X stand out to its flagship…

AimBrain and iDENprotect Have Teamed Up

AimBrain and iDENprotect Have Teamed Up

AimBrain and iDENprotect have teamed up, the companies have announced. The former offers a biometric authentication platform based on facial, voice, and behavioral recognition. The latter offers enterprise security solutions that leverage embedded security hardware commonly found in mobile devices. Their partnership will combine iDENprotect’s technology with AimBrain’s facial recognition, offering what they call a…

Pramati Technologies Incorporated Face ID into ThumbSignIn

Pramati Technologies Incorporated Face ID into ThumbSignIn

The iPhone X’s Face ID facial recognition system has already made a substantial impact on the mobile biometrics industry, and it looks like it could revolutionize Pramati Technologies’ flagship biometric authentication platform, to take one example. The firm first announced ThumbSignIn this past summer. It’s an SDK available to both iOS and Android developers, and…

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