fingerprint biometrics

NYPD Deletes Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints

NYPD Deletes Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints

The New York Police Department has finally finished deleting what was an illegal database of fingerprints obtained from juvenile offenders more than two years after being ordered to do so by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Calls to delete the database originated in 2014 after an arrest of a youth…

U.S. Navy Starts Using Biometric Signatures in Effort to go Paperless

U.S. Navy Starts Using Biometric Signatures in Effort to go Paperless

The United States Navy has begun using biometric signatures for their recruitment process in an effort to increase speed and efficiency, and reduce the amount of paper used when enlisting Sailors. Prior to October 1st, Navy recruitment officers were required to obtain a ‘wet’ signature – using pen and ink on paper – on numerous…

DongWoon ID Cards Secured by IDEX Biometrics

DongWoon ID Cards Secured by IDEX Biometrics

IDEX Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying the fingerprint sensors for a new biometric ID card from DongWoon Anatech. The new cards are designed for access control, and will specifically leverage IDEX’s SmartFinger IDX 3200 dual-interface fingerprint sensor. DongWoon is a South Korea-based supplier of biometric algorithms, and will partner with a third-party card…

SecuGen Adds Citrix Support to Free SDK Portfolio

SecuGen Adds Citrix Support to Free SDK Portfolio

Optical fingerprint technology company SecuGen announced that it now offers a software development kit (SDK) plugin for use with Citrix powered virtual machines. SecuGen’s free SDKs allow developers who are creating hardware and software systems that require fingerprint authentication to work with its software and fingerprint sensors and readers. Hardware and software products developed by…

Precise Biometrics Looks to Boost Security with Cryptographic Hashing Tech

Precise Biometrics Looks to Boost Security with Cryptographic Hashing Tech

Precise Biometrics is looking to boost the security of its biometric algorithm solutions through a new partnership with Infinity Optics (or “IO”). The latter specializes in cryptography, particularly what is called ‘true biometric hash technology’. This technology is designed to turn a given biometric profile into a scramble of data – or a ‘hash’ –…

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

400 Smartphone Models Feature FPC Biometric Sensors

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Tactilis Provides Biometric Smart Cards for Identity Pilot in Madeira

Tactilis Provides Biometric Smart Cards for Identity Pilot in Madeira

The Government of Madeira is moving forward with the pilot of the “Smart Island” digital identity program in collaboration with Tactilis. Madeira is an autonomous group of Portuguese islands off the coast of North Africa with a population of approximately 300,000 people. A consortium of Madeira’s leading systems integrators has placed an initial order for…

Moqi Unveils New FingerID Fingerprint Recognition Platform

Moqi Unveils New FingerID Fingerprint Recognition Platform

Moqi will be showcasing its new FingerID solution at the upcoming Milipol Conference in Paris. FingerID is an automatic fingerprint identification system (AFIS) that can find a match for a new fingerprint in less than one second, even in a database with more than 2 billion prints. Built to be a Software-as-a-Service solution, FingerID is…

ISC East: Boon Edam to Demo Biometric Turnstiles

ISC East: Boon Edam to Demo Biometric Turnstiles

Boon Edam Inc., a Dutch manufacturer of security entrances and revolving doors, announced it will be demonstrating a range of biometrically integrated optical turnstiles at International Security Conference (ISC) East 2019 in New York City later this month. Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC East for the 12th year in a row,…

Zwipe CEO Says Q3 ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Zwipe CEO Says Q3 ‘Exceeded Expectations’

Zwipe has issued an ‘Operational Update’ for the third quarter, highlighting its most important recent developments. These include a few important partnerships. In September, the fingerprint recognition specialist announced that it had teamed up with IDEMIA to develop a streamlined biometric payment card solution, with the companies aiming to get it to market in the…

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

Fingerprint Cards Touts New Biometric Module’s IoT Applications

“IoT is connecting the world around us, so the ways we access our homes and digital services need to keep up.” – Thomas Rex, SVP BL Smartcards, Automotive & Embedded, Fingerprints Fingerprint Cards has announced an updated version of its FPC-BM solution. Like its predecessor, the new FPC BM-Lite is a biometric module designed to…

Datasonic and Digent Place Focus on Biometrics with New Joint Venture Company

Datasonic and Digent Place Focus on Biometrics with New Joint Venture Company

Datasonic and Digent have teamed up to form a joint venture company that will work to develop “next generation biometric applications.” Datasonic will be the majority shareholder with a 60 percent stake in the company, which has been dubbed Datasonic Digent Sdn Bhd (DDSB). Digent will control the remaining 40 percent of the venture. Datasonic…

BIO-key Adds African Tech Institute to CAP Distribution Program

BIO-key Adds African Tech Institute to CAP Distribution Program

The Technology Transfer Institute of Africa (TTI) is the latest addition to BIO-key International’s Channel Alliance Partner (CAP) program. First launched in September, the CAP program is geared towards resellers and security providers in an effort to build a distribution network for BIO-key’s entire portfolio of biometric security solutions. The partnership with TTI is specifically…

Dr. Pepper Employee BIPA Violation Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

Dr. Pepper Employee BIPA Violation Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

A lawsuit that was filed by an employee against soft drink maker Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. in Illinois that claims the company violated the state’s biometric privacy laws has been moved to a federal court at the request of the defendant. The plaintiff for the case — Gio Villanueva, an employee of Dr. Pepper in…

BIO-key Brings Windows Portfolio to Microsoft Ignite

BIO-key Brings Windows Portfolio to Microsoft Ignite

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition The biometric authentication specialist BIO-key International has announced that it will be displaying its wares as an exhibiting partner at the upcoming Microsoft Ignite technology conference. The event will run from November 4-8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, where guests will be able to find BIO-key…

HID Global Provides Fingerprint Tech for BigWise POS Terminals

HID Global Provides Fingerprint Tech for BigWise POS Terminals

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition HID Global is providing its DigitalPersona fingerprint recognition technology to BigWise’s Stellar Point-of-Sale solution. Stellar is designed for retail and restaurant clientele, with a customer base that is located primarily in South America. The integration of DigitalPersona was carried out in a matter of weeks, and will allow Stellar customers…

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

FPC Places Biometric Sensor in New Payment Device from JCB

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Fingerprint Cards has placed one of its sensors in a new payment device from JCB. The device will support “personal authentication applications” in addition to contactless payments. The presence of an FPC sensor suggests that people will be able to use the device itself to add an extra layer of…

IDEMIA Brings FINRA Fingerprint Service to IdentoGO Locations

IDEMIA Brings FINRA Fingerprint Service to IdentoGO Locations

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition IDEMIA has unveiled a new FINRA fingerprint service that allows customers to meet the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s strict requirements for fingerprint background checks. While IDEMIA has previously provided custom FINRA solutions for Fortune 500 clients, the new service will be available at more than 500 IdentoGO locations across the…

Report: Biometric Smart Cards to Fuel $65.3 Billion Biometric System Market

Report: Biometric Smart Cards to Fuel $65.3 Billion Biometric System Market

MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the Biometric System Market will hit $65.3 billion by 2024. That figure represents a CAGR of 14.6 percent from the firm’s $33 billion market valuation for 2019. The research firm attributes much of that anticipated growth to the general demand for strong multi-factor security solutions, and biometric…

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