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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.…

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