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Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe

Financial ID Briefing: Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Biometrics Power Alibaba’s Cashless Cafe Facial recognition, QR codes, and mobile tech combined to transform the retail experience at an experimental cafe run by Alibaba at the Taobao Maker Festival. Alibaba’s…

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar Expands Live Facial Recognition Beyond Celebrities

Blippar users can now sign on for live facial recognition through their smartphones using the company’s eponymous app. The feature, called Halos, was first announced toward the end of 2016, when Blippar enabled a facial recognition feature on its AR app that was restricted to public figures, who users could identify with their smartphone cameras.…

Fujitsu, ImageWare Announce Partnership Expansion

Fujitsu, ImageWare Announce Partnership Expansion

Fujitsu and ImageWare are expanding their partnership, the companies have announced. The news comes soon after Fujitsu became a reseller of ImageWare’s biometric security products and services, integrating its facial and voice recognition technologies into its Fujitsu Cloud Service K5 solution. But the companies had worked together before, having initially entered into a partnership several…

Jumio’s Netverify Gets Eye-Tracking Upgrade

Jumio’s Netverify Gets Eye-Tracking Upgrade

“Jumio has reported significant success with its Netverify platform, asserting that its annual recurring revenue jumped 47 percent year over year in its 2017 Q1 update.” Jumio has added an eye-tracking feature to its Netverify Trusted Identity as a Service platform. The platform offers user authentication based on a combination of facial recognition and document…

New Tech Brings Live Facial Recognition to Police Body Cameras

New Tech Brings Live Facial Recognition to Police Body Cameras

Digital Barriers has launched what it calls the world’s first live facial recognition system for body cameras. It’s called SmartVis Identifier, and is based in part on Digital Barriers’ EdgeVis platform, which enables live facial recognition against watch lists via smartphone camera streams. SmartVis brings that concept to Digital Barriers’ body-worn cameras aimed at police…

Minnesota Supreme Court May Force Police to Release Biometrics Emails

Minnesota Supreme Court May Force Police to Release Biometrics Emails

A sheriff’s office in Minnesota may be compelled to publicly disclose how it uses biometric technology, depending on the outcome of a case before the state’s Supreme Court. The suit was first filed by Tony Webster, a web developer and researcher, in 2015, and is backed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a MuckRock campaign,…

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

Seeing AI App Helps Blind Users Recognize Faces

A new app that describes what an iPhone’s camera can see could prove useful to blind and visually impaired users. Called Seeing AI, the app uses computer vision to provide descriptive aid to users. It can read documents and scan barcodes, beeping at an increasing rate to let users know when their camera is getting…

CBP Deploys Biometric Screening at Chicago Airport, Deems Facial Recognition ‘Viable Solution’ for Exit Program

CBP Deploys Biometric Screening at Chicago Airport, Deems Facial Recognition ‘Viable Solution’ for Exit Program

“All of these are based upon an initial trial undertaken at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year, and the CBP says more deployments at additional airports are planned for this summer.” The US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit program continues to expand with a new deployment at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).…

CrossChx Integrates RightPatient Biometric ID Solution

CrossChx Integrates RightPatient Biometric ID Solution

“RightPatient’s eponymous platform offers cloud-based biometric authentication via facial recognition, and has brought the company into the finals of the CHIME Healthcare Innovation Trust National Patient ID Challenge.” CrossChx has teamed up with RightPatient to bring its biometric patient identification technology to its healthcare-focused digital services platform. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies said…

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

Financial ID Briefing: Banking With A Selfie

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. Banking With a Selfie in Argentina ICBC, the largest bank in the world by asset volume, recently embraced facial recognition based security at its Argentinian subsidiary. The biometric security comes via…

South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…SWP Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis highlighted the technology’s utility in the case of the aforementioned arrest of a wanted criminal…” NEC is offering new details on the biometric technology it has provided to South Wales Police in the UK. The technology was deployed this past spring, ahead of a major soccer match in Cardiff.…

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Is The Mobile Biometrics Revolution Entering a New Phase?

Fingerprint sensors are now more or less standard features on contemporary smartphones, thanks to a revolution spearheaded by Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanning system back in 2013. Some analysts go so far as to predict that by 2020, all smartphones shipped will come equipped with such technology. But the mobile biometrics revolution is not stopping…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NEC Public Safety Efforts in APAC

NEC has received the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Integrated Biometrics Solutions for Public Safety Leadership Award. In a statement announcing the award win, NEC explained that it had been granted in recognition of the company’s “technical leadership and growth performance” in the APAC region last year. Commenting further, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT…

FacePhi Enters Partnership With ICBC

FacePhi Enters Partnership With ICBC

“The agreement should further raise FacePhi’s profile in the financial services sector in which it specializes…” FacePhi has a new client, and it may be its biggest yet: The Spain-based mobile biometrics specialist has announced a new partnership with ICBC. As Valencia Plaza reports, ICBC is the biggest bank in the world by asset volume;…

Crowds Disappear from Macau ATMs as Biometric Authentication Implemented: Report

Crowds Disappear from Macau ATMs as Biometric Authentication Implemented: Report

The implementation of biometric scanning at Macau ATMs seems to be having a strong effect, with the South China Morning Post reporting that previously busy terminals are now virtually deserted. First announced in late spring, the measure is aimed at countering fraud and preventing capital flight from mainland China, with authorities seeing the gambling destination…

Lenovo Virtual Classroom System Uses Facial Biometrics to Measure Student Response

Lenovo Virtual Classroom System Uses Facial Biometrics to Measure Student Response

A new Lenovo virtual classroom platform uses facial biometrics to assess students’ responses to lectures. Called AirClass, it comes equipped with a feature called Emotions Insight, which tracks not just whether students’ eyes are open or closed, but various other facial indicators of emotions like surprise and confusion. The system aggregates this data to give…

Japanese Gov’t Preparing Biometric Airport Screening

Japanese Gov’t Preparing Biometric Airport Screening

Japan’s Justice Ministry is preparing new legislation that will pave the way for a biometric entry and exit program for citizens traveling to and from the country’s airports, reports The Japan Times. The system being planned will use facial recognition to match travelers’ live images to those stored in their passports, with the aim being…

Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technologies: SITA Survey

Travelers Embracing Self-Service Technologies: SITA Survey

Self-service systems significantly enhance the passenger experience, suggest results from a new survey from air travel solutions provider SITA. The twelfth edition of the SITA Passenger IT Trends Survey, conducted in partnership with Air Transport World, polled over 7,000 passengers from 17 countries around the world. Passengers who went through biometric screening at airports rated…

Suprema to Showcase FaceStation 2 at Security Twenty 17 North

Suprema to Showcase FaceStation 2 at Security Twenty 17 North

Suprema will attend Security Twenty 17 North, where it will show off its latest solutions, the company has announced. Chief among those solutions will be FaceStation 2, the company’s wall mountable facial recognition terminal. The solution is the long-awaited upgrade to the original FaceStation launched in 2012, and Suprema says it can perform up to…

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

CBP Biometric Exit Pilot Project Uses NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…NEC has revealed that the project uses its NeoFace cloud-based biometric matching technology, and its NeoFace Express device.” NEC technology is being used in the US Customs and Border Protection agency’s biometric exit trial program at the Washington Dulles International Airport, the company has announced. The project came into action near the start of this…

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

NEC Facial Recognition Helps Secure Sky-High Tourist Attraction

“…NeoFace Watch facial recognition technology is being used to secure the facility by scanning a surveillance feed for the faces of individuals on a watch list. “ NEC‘s facial recognition technology is being used to help secure a high-profile new tourist attraction in South Korea. Called Seoul Sky, it’s the third-highest observation deck in the…

Jumio Partners With FinServ Startup Monzo

Jumio Partners With FinServ Startup Monzo

Almost immediately after opening its new London office, Jumio has partnered with a UK-based client in the financial services industry. Monzo is a new, mobile-focused current banking institution, having just received its full banking license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in April of this year. As such, it appears…

Multimodal Authentication Startup Raises £4M in Series A Round

Multimodal Authentication Startup Raises £4M in Series A Round

A London-based startup offering a multimodal authentication service has raised £4 million in a Series A funding round. Called AimBrain, the startup’s eponymous platform combines facial and voice recognition with behavioral biometrics, analyzing patterns in how users type, grip their devices, and so on, for added authentication. The funding round was led by BGF Ventures, and…

NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC to Bring Tech and Talks to INTERPOL World 2017

NEC will participate in INTERPOL World 2017, the company has announced. The international police consortium bills the event as an opportunity for government and business organizations, as well as policy specialists, to confer on innovative approaches to fighting crime, and to show off new solutions. Thus for NEC the event represents an opportunity to showcase…

Neurotechnology Announces SentiVeillance Server Facial Recognition Solution

Neurotechnology Announces SentiVeillance Server Facial Recognition Solution

Neurotechnology has announced SentiVeillance Server, a new facial recognition solution designed for easy deployment on video surveillance systems. It’s compatible with the video management systems Evo Global, Evo S, Luxriot Evo, and Milestone XProtect VMS, enabling user to quickly identify faces in video streams, and to configure automatic alert notifications when certain faces – or…

Financial ID Briefing: Technophobia, Selfie Finance, Copenhagen

Financial ID Briefing: Technophobia, Selfie Finance, Copenhagen

The Financial ID Briefing brings you top highlights from the world of biometrics, mobile ID, and finance. It is powered by FindBiometrics and Money20/20. The Obstacle of Technophobia A new research report from HSBC, Trust in Technology, asserts that the biggest obstacle facing the mainstream adoption of biometrics in FinTech is consumer technophobia based on…

BioConnect Integrates FacePhi Facial Recognition Solution

BioConnect Integrates FacePhi Facial Recognition Solution

“Both companies will showcase their joint solution at the upcoming Money20/20 Europe expo, with Douglas and Mira scheduled to participate in an expert panel discussion on multimodal biometrics in FinTech, which will be hosted by FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill.” BioConnect is integrating FacePhi‘s facial biometrics technology into its eponymous multimodal authentication platform, the companies have…

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer Biometrics Month: 4 Easy End User Experiences

Consumer biometrics hinge on premium user experience. While the proposition of biometrics has always been higher security with greater convenience, the second half of that equation weighs heavier when it comes to consumer adoption. Fingerprint or selfie based security on a given device must be more convenient and comfortable to use than a password, PIN,…

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Researchers Develop Biometric AI System

“According to the KAIST researchers, the system allows for facial recognition with 97 percent accuracy, using only 0.62mW of power.” A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s Department of Electrical Engineering has developed a new biometric AI system in collaboration with domestic startup UX Factory Co. The system has two…

Excitement About Facial Recognition Tech is Surging

Excitement About Facial Recognition Tech is Surging

Like the rest of the biometrics industry, facial recognition technology has seen a rising tide of market interest over the last several years. But there now appears to be a particularly strong spike in excitement over the technology, not just in its traditional domain of military-grade surveillance and security but also in consumer electronics. Here’s…

UWE Bristol Teams with Private Sector Partner to Develop Commercial 3D Facial Recognition Tech

UWE Bristol Teams with Private Sector Partner to Develop Commercial 3D Facial Recognition Tech

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has partnered with UK-based facial biometrics specialist Customer Clever to develop a commercial 3D facial recognition system. The companies have embarked on a two-year project together, with joint funding of £170,000. In a statement announcing the project on its website, UWE Bristol asserted that its Centre for…

Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

Study Shows Theme Park Attendees Want Biometric Authentication

A majority of theme park attendees want biometric authentication systems to help smooth out the verification process at their favorite destinations, says Omnico. The theme park software provider is basing its conclusion on surveys 3,470 consumers across five countries – China, Japan, Malaysia, the UK, and the US – who have visited theme parks at…

Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi Mobile Breathalyzer System Uses Facial Recognition to Verify Sober Drivers

Hitachi is working on a breathalyzer system that uses facial recognition to ensure a car’s driver is the one being tested for alcohol consumption. The system is designed for use with a smartphone. A compact breath analysis device is attached to a given subject’s smartphone, and can then leverage the phone’s built-in camera to scan…

South Wales Police Make First Arrest Using Live Facial Recognition

South Wales Police Make First Arrest Using Live Facial Recognition

South Wales Police have made their first arrest using newly-deployed facial recognition technology. Plans for the technology’s use were first unveiled earlier this spring, with SWP aiming to leverage surveillance cameras at the Cardiff Principality Stadium for a major soccer match this month, with additional deployments Cardiff’s main train station. The police force has also…

German Authorities to Trial Facial Recognition Surveillance at Train Station

German Authorities to Trial Facial Recognition Surveillance at Train Station

German authorities will trial facial recognition technologies at Berlin’s Suedkreuz station. As The Local’s German outlet reports, in a recent interview with the newspaper Tagesspiegel, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere indicated that the system will scan specifically for known criminals and terrorists, and should thereby adhere to privacy laws, since law abiding citizens will not…

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Chinese Authorities Use Biometrics to Authenticate Students for ‘Gaokao’ Exams

Education authorities in China are using biometric recognition and other high-tech measures to catch cheaters in the country’s annual “gaokao” university entrance exams. As Reuters reports, performance in these exams is thought to be critical to getting on track for a high-end job, hence the temptation to cheat. Exam centers are now implementing metal detectors and…

SensibleVision Claims First Mobile Solution for 3D Facial Recognition, Multi-Factor Authentication

SensibleVision Claims First Mobile Solution for 3D Facial Recognition, Multi-Factor Authentication

Biometric authentication solutions developer SensibleVision has announced a new facial recognition system for a new generation of mobile devices. Called 3DVerify, the company says it’s the first such system to be designed specifically for use with 3D cameras while supporting multi-factor authentication. While there are now numerous mobile facial recognition solutions on the market, 3DVerify anticipates…

INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

INTERVIEW: Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently interviewed Allen Ganz, Director, Advanced Recognition Systems Division, NEC. The conversation revolves around biometrics in the critical infrastructure vertical market, beginning with a discussion of key drivers in the sector. Ganz and O’Neill go on to speak about the specific applications of NEC’s NeoFace solution in critical infrastructure, and which markets are…

BRIEF: How Biometric Passenger Screening is Attaining Lift-Off

BRIEF: How Biometric Passenger Screening is Attaining Lift-Off

Airlines, airport administrators, and government authorities have been exploring biometric passenger screening for years, and now it’s really starting to take off. On one hand, commercial interests are beginning to see the benefits of the technology, while escalating concerns about security, particularly regarding terrorism threats, are helping to drive government interest. These trends are now…

Gemalto Bringing Highly Secure Driver Licences to Atlantic Canada

Gemalto Bringing Highly Secure Driver Licences to Atlantic Canada

Gemalto has been contracted to provide new, highly secure driver licenses for the Atlantic provinces of Canada. New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island will all benefit from polycarbonate licenses, issued centrally by Gemalto. Gemalto will also take charge of enrollment, introducing a new process that will incorporate digital signatures and…

Venice Airport Authorities Plan Expansion of Biometric eGates

Venice Airport Authorities Plan Expansion of Biometric eGates

“The system uses Cognitec’s FaceVACS-Entry technology, which scans passengers’ facial biometrics and compares them to the images in their respective passports and ID documents.” The use of biometric passenger screening is paying off at the Venice Marco Polo Airport. It was initially introduced back in July of 2015, with airport IT specialist N-Aitec implemented Cognitec’s…

New Smart Home Cam From Nest Labs Sports Facial Recognition

New Smart Home Cam From Nest Labs Sports Facial Recognition

Nest Labs has announced a new smart home security camera that can recognize faces and deliver specific alerts to a user’s phone. It’s called Nest Cam IQ, and it comes with some pretty advanced functionality right out of the box. If it detects a person in a user’s home, it can send an alert to…

Paris School of Business to Use Facial Biometrics to Track Students’ Focus

Paris School of Business to Use Facial Biometrics to Track Students’ Focus

The Paris School of Business is going to implement facial recognition software designed to track when students aren’t paying attention. Called Nestor, the system was developed by LCA Learning, and is designed to track eye movements and facial biometrics to assess the level of focus among students watching lectures through laptops and computers. It is…

INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently spoke with Gary Drutin, CEO, FST Biometrics. FST’s contactless biometric technology, which leverages a combination of face and behavioral recognition, has been deployed all over the globe in a variety of verticals, most recently securing access at the HydroLife center health club in Israel. The following interview begins with talk of FST Biometrics’…

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mulls Biometric ATMs

Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mulls Biometric ATMs

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is considering the implementation of facial or fingerprint authentication at ATMs in the region, reports the South China Morning Post. Speaking to the Post, HKMA chairman Norman Chan Taklam said the organization was prompted to consider the technology by the introduction of facial recognition for ATMs in Macau, saying the…

Applied Recognition Patents System to Recognize and Digitally Reproduce Faces

Applied Recognition Patents System to Recognize and Digitally Reproduce Faces

“…the company also noted a range of other potential applications, including greater personalization in video games and even therapeutic face matching games for Alzheimer’s patients.” Applied Recognition has won a new patent for a system allowing for the biometric capture of faces, and their reproduction in digital images. In a statement announcing the patent, Applied…

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

Physical Access Biometrics Month: The Advent of Universal Access

When Worlds Collide Physical and information security are becoming one. All year, this sentiment has been at the forefront of access control discussions. Our 2016 FindBiometrics Year in Review was forwarded by Don Erickson, CEO of Security Industry Association, and he asserted: “SIA, as the world’s leading association for security solutions, sees this convergence occurring…

Vermont DMV Has Been Performing Illegal Biometric Searches for Police: ACLU

Vermont DMV Has Been Performing Illegal Biometric Searches for Police: ACLU

Vermont’s DMV has been using facial recognition technology to search through its database of driver license holders at the behest of police authorities at all levels of government, says the ACLU. The civil liberties organization says it discovered the practice through internal DMV documents it was able to obtain, and is now calling for its…

Health Club Uses IMID Solution for Passive Member Identification

Health Club Uses IMID Solution for Passive Member Identification

“…the IMID system has been installed at HydroLife’s entrance turnstiles, automatically identifying each member as they come through.” The HydroLife Center health club in Israel has adopted FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) technology for member identification. It’s a matter of efficiency and convenience. Commenting in a statement, the HydroLife Center’s CEO, Vered Libstein, explained…

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