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Kids to Scan Fingers For School Lunches

Kids to Scan Fingers For School Lunches

Many K – 12 students will soon be scanning their fingers to get lunch at school, as Harris School Nutrition Solutions (Harris) has contracted a biometric system to implement into its eTrition system which is in place in numerous school districts in the US. The Finger Scanning ID System will be provided by biometric school…

Patent Portfolio Adds Chemical Analysis to Fingerprint Biometrics

Patent Portfolio Adds Chemical Analysis to Fingerprint Biometrics

ICAP Patent Brokerage has announced a new patent portfolio that contains a novel method of biometric identification. Developed by inventor Theodosios Kountotsis, the system uses a combination of fingerprint recognition and chemical analysis. The general idea is to add the functionality of chemical analysis to on-site fingerprint scanning using an electronic device. For example, a…

Voice Biometrics Conference Names MasterCard and Barclays as Keynote Speakers

Voice Biometrics Conference Names MasterCard and Barclays as Keynote Speakers

Today, Opus Research announced that MasterCard and Barclays will both present keynote presentations at the upcoming Voice Biometric Conference (VBC) in London this November. VBC, which takes place from November 18 through 19 in London, England, is the thirteenth Voice Biometrics Conference held by Opus Research, an analyst firm specializing in what it calls “conversational…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Finance, Mobility and Voiceprint Panic

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Finance, Mobility and Voiceprint Panic

This past week at FindBiometrics we continued to examine law enforcement biometrics in the featured articles section, while Apple’s fingerprint protected tablets, innovations in biometric commerce and new privacy concerns rounded out the industry news section. Here is your biometrics industry news roundup for the week ending October 18, 2014. Finance With Apple Pay set…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Modalities Of Justice

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Modalities Of Justice

It’s Law Enforcement Biometric Month here at FindBiometrics and to celebrate the vertical that aims to keep us safe on the streets and in our homes we’re going to take a look at the diversity in its solutions. Fingerprints Fingerprints are so tied to law enforcement that the two ideas are practically synonymous in the…

New Diebold ATMs to Employ Finger Vein Biometrics

New Diebold ATMs to Employ Finger Vein Biometrics

Diebold, Inc. has launched a new line of ATMs that will include biometric security components. The company’s just-announced 5500 series is going to feature finger vein readers, in addition to other security components including an anti-skimming card reader, security cameras, and encryption technology. This brings the company into step with a growing trend towards biometric…

Privacy Alarms Go Off As Public Learns About Voiceprint Boom

Privacy Alarms Go Off As Public Learns About Voiceprint Boom

There’s an old comic book proverb you might remember hearing from time to time, with great power comes great responsibility. It’s the mantra of Spider-man that keeps him fighting the good fight. It’s also a great thing to keep in mind with powerful identity management technologies: biometrics are meant to protect society from fraud, theft…

Witness The Power of the FBI’s Fully Armed And Operational NGI Suite

Witness The Power of the FBI’s Fully Armed And Operational NGI Suite

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program went fully operational on September 7, making history as its ten year effort to better serve its law enforcement partners came to fruition. Replacing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), the NGI has been rolled out in increments, with the first phase debuting in 2010. Recently, the…

BIO-key Aims at Mass Markets With New Biometric Reader

BIO-key Aims at Mass Markets With New Biometric Reader

Today, BIO-key International – a company specializing in biometric identification, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification – announced a new piece of technology that it’s calling revolutionary: a new, compact and low cost fingerprint reader called SideSwipe. The SideSwipe Mini-Reader is priced at $34.99. It connects to a device through USB without the use of a cable, offering…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

University Of Windsor Looking To Improve Fingerprint Biometrics

University Of Windsor Looking To Improve Fingerprint Biometrics

According to a story reported by CBC News, University of Windsor researchers are working towards improving the method through which fingerprints are scanned in law enforcement, military and border control situations. The goal of the project is to create a scanner that can successfully capture fingerprint images on subjects that have had their digits damaged either…

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

This past Wednesday at the Super Mobility Week trade show in Las Vegas, mobile and cloud-based identity management company ImageWare Systems received the Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award from CTIA – The Wireless Association. The honor was granted for ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive product, which scored first place in the category of Mobile Money, Payments, Banking & Commerce. Runners up…

Massachusetts Lunch Lines Go Biometric Despite Parental Concerns

Massachusetts Lunch Lines Go Biometric Despite Parental Concerns

This fall, schools in North Adams, Massachusetts, will be deploying biometrics as a way to make the lunch line more efficient. Finger scanners courtesy of identiMetrics, working in tandem with the school’s POS solution called NutriKids will be replacing swipe cards, allowing for fast and secure payment while protecting financial details of underprivileged students and giving…

Mobile Biometrics Month Feature 2: Apple’s New Biometric Devices

Mobile Biometrics Month Feature 2: Apple’s New Biometric Devices

On Tuesday, Apple made good on a number of long circulating rumors with it’s now-expected annual September product announcement. Last year around this time, the company announced Touch ID – the fingerprint sensor that would be able to replace the lock screen PIN and iTunes passwords on the iPhone 5S. This year, Apple’s announcement brought more…

Robocoin Chooses Fujitsu Palm Vein Biometrics For Bitcoin Kiosks

Robocoin Chooses Fujitsu Palm Vein Biometrics For Bitcoin Kiosks

Next generation payments and strong authentication continue to converge, with Fujitsu Frontech North America announcing that its palm vein biometrics solution, PalmSecure, has been chosen to protect all Robocoin kiosks. Robocoin is a company specializing in Bitcoin and cash dispensing kiosks. Having committed to biometric authentication, Robocoin ATMs require three factors of authentication – phone, PIN…

iBeta’s Biometrics Team Scores Fingerprint Evaluation Study

iBeta’s Biometrics Team Scores Fingerprint Evaluation Study

Today, iBeta Quality Assurance announced that Sandia National Laboratories has awarded it with a Fingerprint Evaluation Study Contract. iBeta, an accredited Biometrics Testing Laboratory under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, will conduct the study on biometric devices provided by 3M, Integrated Biometrics, Lumidigm and Precise Biometrics. Sandia Laboratories is being sponsored by the Department…

LaserLock Licenses Multi-Factor Biometric Platform To Major Financial Firm

LaserLock Licenses Multi-Factor Biometric Platform To Major Financial Firm

Today, LaserLock Technologies announced that it has signed an agreement to license its VerifyMe Identity Services platform to a major financial services advisory firm. At this time, the firm is unnamed, but according to LaserLock it consolidates hundreds of billions of dollars in assets for around 100,000 investment banking clients. VerifyMe is a multi-factor authentication…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

This past week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Biometrics Month, hosted a webinar on privacy with the IBIA and checked in with the verticals as time quickly counted down to the upcoming festivities in Tampa. In these final days leading up to Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit in Tampa Florida, we will…

Barlcays To Adopt Biometrics For Fraud Protection In Banking

Barlcays To Adopt Biometrics For Fraud Protection In Banking

Increasingly, biometrics are entering the financial markets as a fraud prevention measure. Not just replacing passwords in online payments, biometric authentication factors are working their way into banks on the branch level. To this effect, UK bank Barclays has announced this week that it will be rolling out finger vein biometrics to cut down on fraud.…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: FBI Preserves Historical Biometrics

This past week at FindBiometrics we brought our summer event – The Road to Biometrics UnPlugged – to a close in the featured articles section while announcements started to roll in regarding what to expect during the Global Identity Summit in Tampa this September. On top of that we had product announcements, new performance milestones…

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

This year’s Global Identity Summit (GIS) is less than one month away. Formerly the Biometric Consortium Conference, the annual identity management  event is held in Tampa, Florida, and is host to a slew of announcements, demonstrations, product launches and keynotes. Today, Morpho (Safran) announced that during GIS it will be presenting what it claims is…

NEC Takes First Place in NIST’s Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test

NEC Takes First Place in NIST’s Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test

NEC Corporation of America is no stranger to the upper echelons of performance testing. Just over a  month ago the company announced that its facial recognition algorithm scored first place in a performance test conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Today, NEC announced that its fingerprint biometric technology has topped another…

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

We are nearly one month away from Biometrics UnPlugged in Tampa, Florida. All summer we have been shedding the spotlight on major topics in identity management. In June we featured ideas in next generation biometric and mobile commerce, now, one month away from the major industry event, we are turning our lens to privacy. Last…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Brain Biometrics, Naked Payments and Persistent Authentication

This past week at findBIOMETRICS, we entered into week four of the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged. In the features section we took a look at biometric payments that don’t require smartphones while the industry news section was filled with reports of brain-trauma-detecting wearables, persistent heart rate authentication, big releases and exciting new partnerships. BIO-key announced…

Road2BUP: Commerce – Naked Payments

Road2BUP: Commerce – Naked Payments

Continuing down the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged and focusing on commerce throughout July, we at findBIOMETRICS have taken a look at an overview of next generation finance, end user experience in biometric banking, and three real deployments of strong authentication tech in commerce. Today we are going to examine the idea of paying with a…

Suprema Launches Biometric Fingerprint SDK For Android

Suprema Launches Biometric Fingerprint SDK For Android

Biometrics and identification technology company Suprema Inc. has launched a fingerprint recognition software developments kit (SDK) for the Android operating system. Designed for use with the company’s BioMini Slim fingerprint scanner, the SDK can enable mobile devices to capture prints in various non-ideal conditions including direct sunlight. BioMini Slim is FBI-PIV and mobile ID FAP…

Interview: mofiria CEO Satoshi Amagai and Jintaro Nozawa, Fujisoft

findBIOMETRICS, had the chance to interview Satoshi Amagai, president and CEO of mofira, and Jintaro Nozawa, Director and Executive Operating Officer at Fujisoft. The discussion serves as an excellent overview of what each company has to offer in the biometric arena and the verticals ripe for finger vein authentication, as well as how their new partnership will manifest over the next year.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Performance Tests and Certifications

This week in biometrics industry news we saw a lot of reports coming in concerning face, voice and finger-based biometrics, many of which had to do with performance testing and certification. In the featured articles section, we continued down the Road To Biometrics UnPlugged, now in week three of our summer event leading up the…

Road2BUP: Commerce – 3 Deployments of Biometrics in Finance

Road2BUP: Commerce – 3 Deployments of Biometrics in Finance

It’s the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged and throughout July we are talking about the intersection of biometrics and commerce. Last week we took a look at the convenience that comes to the end user when biometrics are applied to personal banking matters. Today, we are going to examine some real life deployments in the biometric…

M2-FuseID Biometric Reader Scores FBI Personal Identity Verification Certification

M2-FuseID Biometric Reader Scores FBI Personal Identity Verification Certification

Biometric identity management solutions company,  M2SYS Technology announced today that its smart fingerprint reader, M2-FuseID has received Personal Identity Verification (PIV) certification from the FBI. PIV certification signifies an FBI standard of quality and interoperability. The M2-FuseID offers, in addition to a boasted high standard of reliability and accuracy, liveness detection to weed out spoofing…

Biometric Solutions From Cross Match Now Offered on G-Cloud

Biometric Solutions From Cross Match Now Offered on G-Cloud

This morning, Cross Match Technologies announced that its biometric identity management solutions are now available through the UK’s G-Cloud CloudStore. The select products available have applications in law enforcement, mobile ID and border control. The move is in support of the UK government’s initiative to bring IT all across the public sector, changing the way…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National eID, Commerce and Eyeprint Investments

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National eID, Commerce and Eyeprint Investments

This week’s biometrics industry news spanned a wide number of applications and topics keeping an emphasis on the future of the industry. A number of reports, a major investment and a telling blog post from Visa Europe all placed our gaze on the optimistic future of identity management technology. Meanwhile in the featured articles, we…

Finger Vein Sensors Further Bring Biometric Healthcare to Turkey

Finger Vein Sensors Further Bring Biometric Healthcare to Turkey

In an initiative to better manage health services in Turkey, combating abuse and inefficiencies, the Social Security Institution of Turkey has been adopting biometrics since 2012. This week, Hitachi Europe announced that, in support of this continuing adoption, it is rolling out BIOMIG devices: mobile WiFi scanners featuring  the company’s finger vein recognition technology. The…

Interview: Won Lee, President and CEO of SecuGen

SecuGenNLPeter O’Neill, president of findBIOMETRICS (fB), recently had the opportunity to interview Won Lee, president and CEO of SecuGen (SG). The discussion begins with an overview of the company history, its product line and business model, before getting into the details of SecuGen’s expansion into India and how the company is going to be making moves in the mobile space.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Road To Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: The Road To Biometrics UnPlugged

July is here which puts us two and a half months away from the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged event in Tampa, Florida. This being the case, we have begun to prepare with The Road To Biometrics UnPlugged, a summer long event meant to shed light on some of the topics that will be discussed. First…

Archbold Memorial Hospital Implements Biometric Patient ID

Archbold Memorial Hospital Implements Biometric Patient ID

A hospital has a great number of specific identity management needs. Organization is key, of course, and so a system must be in place to prevent mix ups, put an end to billing mishaps and eliminate duplicate records. In addition, the ability to ensure that a patient is who they say they are can prevent…

Fujisoft and Mofiria Team Up To Offer Finger Vein Authentication

Fujisoft and Mofiria Team Up To Offer Finger Vein Authentication

When it comes to keeping a biometric solution “spoof proof“, one of the best ways to ensure your sensors won’t be fooled is to measure a body part that can’t be copied in the first place. Vascular technology is one of these “unspoofable by design” modalities. A user’s veins are inside of her, beneath the…

Multi-Modal Month – Week 3: 4 Vertical Markets Ready For Multi-Factor

As we explored in last week’s Multi-Modal Month feature article, combining biometric factors can greatly bolster security without having to sacrifice much (if anything) in terms of convenience. With innovations in cloud technology and an increasing level of availability in terms of biometric hardware and software, multi-factor authentication is becoming a lot more appealing in the…

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Cross Match Launches Guardian Module For Biometric Border Control

Automated border control solutions, made possible by biometric capture technology, are growing in popularity all over the world, especially in Europe. It’s no surprise either, the passenger experience has been far from ideal for well over a decade as a demand for increased security has taken its toll on travelers in the name of safety.…

France Interbank Network Evaluating Biometric Payment Options

France Interbank Network Evaluating Biometric Payment Options

The Groupment des Cartes Bancaires CB is France’s national interbank network, and it is looking to biometrics for a next generation payment method that is both secure and simple. As such, it is currently evaluating the use of biometrics in payment transactions, eyeing a Natural Security Alliance defined strong authentication standard that it is expected…

Suprema and Kwick To Deploy Pakistan Biometric Verification System for SIM Issuance

Suprema and Kwick To Deploy Pakistan Biometric Verification System for SIM Issuance

Today, biometric and identification technology provider Suprema announced that is has partnered with Kwick High-Tech & Solutions. The new team up will see Suprema providing the BioMini Slim to be used in an Android-based biometric verification system in Pakistan. Based in Pakistan, Kwick is a firm specializing in SIM manufacturing and biometric security solutions. With…

Lumidigm Fingerprint Biometrics To Be Showcased by Third Millennium at IFSEC

Lumidigm Fingerprint Biometrics To Be Showcased by Third Millennium at IFSEC

Today, Lumidigm announced that it’s multispectral biometric fingerprint technology will be showcased by Third Millennium, a UK manufacturer of RFID and biometrics solutions, at the upcoming IFSEC International Exposition. The event runs  June 17 through 19 and will see Third Millennium featuring Lumidigm’s sensors on the RX6 biometric reader at booth C1810. Part of the ELITE…

Biometrics Versus Amusement Park Ticket Fraud

Biometrics Versus Amusement Park Ticket Fraud

In order to cut down on fraud, a Six Flags amusement park in Montreal, Quebec – Six Flags LaRonde – has begun to use fingerprint biometrics tying season-pass holders to their tickets. As is the case with many new biometric deployments facing the public, this is being met with friction from amusement park goers and…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: National ID, Border Control and Biometric Software

This week at findBIOMETRICS we entered Biometric Software Month. As will be custom with our monthly featured content, this means that we took a broad look at the subject with an informative week one primer of the topic. Inspired by the theme of the month, our new biometrics blog Pop Cultural Identity Management examined how…

NexID Brings Biometric Liveness Detection to Android Devices

NexID Brings Biometric Liveness Detection to Android Devices

It has not happened enough times to be called a trend, but videos of hackers wood glue spoofing fingerprint sensors on flagship smartphones have become a high profile occurrences on the Internet whenever one of these devices is released. The big take away from this is that, even though the spoof can in no way be…

Mobility Rules: An Interview With BIO-key and IDEX

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BIO-key International recently announced a partnership with IDEX in a commitment to mobile strong authentication. Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with the CEOs of both companies about the current state of mobile biometrics.

MorphoAccess SIGMA Awarded Best of Biometrics Award By Security Industry Association

MorphoAccess SIGMA Awarded Best of Biometrics Award By Security Industry Association

Morpho (Safran) has announced today that its MorphoAccess SIGMA Series reader has been awarded the Best of Biometrics Award by the Security Industry Association. WATCH: Gary Jones demonstrates MorphoAccess SIGMA in exclusive findBIOMETRICs video The solution was submitted for consideration by MorphoTrak during the 2014 New Product Showcase (NPS), held by the association at ISC…

VIDEO: Gary Jones Demonstrates MorphoAccess SIGMA and MorphoTablet

VIDEO: Gary Jones Demonstrates MorphoAccess SIGMA and MorphoTablet

Earlier in April, findBIOMETRICS president Peter O’Neill headed to Las Vegas, Nevada in order to attend the ISC West 2014 conference and exhibition. While there he had a chance to catch up with the biometric physical access control providers in attendance and capture some enlightening video demonstrations of the technology we’ve been featuring all month…

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