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NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Government Project in India

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Government Project in India

The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will be receiving a substantial number of fingerprint readers from NEXT Biometrics. Andhra Pradesh plans to use NEXT’s Aadhaar-certified readers to facilitate the distribution of government services and improve the living standards for people in rural areas as part of the state’s Navarathnalu program. The full order is worth…

Philippines Police Adopt Biometric Tracking System to Catch Truant Officers

Philippines Police Adopt Biometric Tracking System to Catch Truant Officers

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in the Philippines is moving forward with the full implementation of a biometric attendance and time tracking system. The NCRPO Biometric System utilizes fingerprint recognition to monitor the comings and goings of various law enforcement personnel. 1,266 law enforcement employees have already been enrolled in the new system. An…

Mantra Releases New MFS500 Fingerprint Sensor

Mantra Releases New MFS500 Fingerprint Sensor

Mantra Softech has released a new optical fingerprint sensor that can be deployed to bring biometric authentication to a range of different devices and applications. Dubbed the MFS500, the new sensor is an FBI-certified FAP10 scanner and is compatible with the Windows, Android, and Linux operating systems. The other noteworthy feature is the sensor’s platen…

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru Releases New Biometric Flash Drive

Kanguru has unveiled a biometric flash drive with fingerprint recognition capabilities. Dubbed the Kanguru Defender Bio-Elite30, the new USB device is OS agnostic, and is compatible smart TVs and many pieces of industrial equipment in addition to Mac and Windows computers. The key selling point, however, is the device’s fingerprint security. The Bio-Elite30 has a…

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

3D Sonic Max From Qualcomm Can Scan Two Fingerprints at Once

Multinational chipmaker Qualcomm has announced the follow-up to their 3D Sonic Sensor fingerprint sensor, saying the new 3D Sonic Max will be 17 times larger than the original and allow for the scanning of up to two fingerprints at once for increased security. The 3D Sonic Sensor was released last year and uses ultrasonic sound…

Papua New Guinea Deployment Illustrates Growing Reach of Financial Services Biometrics

Papua New Guinea Deployment Illustrates Growing Reach of Financial Services Biometrics

“This will help the bank to detect potential duplicate accounts in its databases, and will allow registered customers to easily authenticate on subsequent visits to the bank when they’re seeking to perform actions such as applying for a loan or a replacement bank card.” As it continues to expand in the industry, biometric security is…

Biometric Features Drive Interest in Karma Automotive’s New Concept Car

Biometric Features Drive Interest in Karma Automotive’s New Concept Car

Karma Automotive has unveiled its SC2 concept car at the Los Angeles Motor Show. The SC2 – a follow-up to the SC1 unveiled earlier this year in Shanghai – comes loaded with advanced technology, including a number of biometric features focused on providing increased control, comfort and security for the vehicles driver and their passengers.…

CLEAR Launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Time for Holidays

CLEAR Launches at Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Time for Holidays

CLEAR and United Airlines have announced the launch of CLEAR lanes for United travellers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, making their service available at every United Airlines hub in the United States. CLEAR lanes allow expedited security screening for passengers by letting them quickly identify themselves with either a fingerprint or iris scan. After enrolling…

NYPD Fingerprint Database Disabled by Virus

NYPD Fingerprint Database Disabled by Virus

The New York City Police Department’s fingerprint database was temporarily brought down by a virus last year from a contractor’s computer, according to the New York Post. The contractor — who was at the police academy in Queens to set up a digital display — unknowingly uploaded a virus to 23 machines connected to the…

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…

Afghanistan’s Presidential Election Results Delayed for Second Time

Afghanistan’s Presidential Election Results Delayed for Second Time

Results from Afghanistan’s presidential election have been pushed back for a second time, announced officials from the Independent Election Commission (IEC). In an election already marred by record-low voter turnout, the delay is likely to lead to further uncertainty and accusations of fraud among rival presidential candidates. IEC officials eager to avoid the electoral fraud…

Google Shifts to Face Unlock for Pixel 4 Smartphone

Google Shifts to Face Unlock for Pixel 4 Smartphone

Google has launched its latest competitors to the iPhone, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, with several new features including a new biometric face unlock that uses radar technology. Embedded in the latest Pixel lineup is Google’s Soli chip, a radar sensor that Google has been working on behind the scenes for years now.…

IDEX Biometrics Granted UK Patent for On-card Enrollment Solution

IDEX Biometrics Granted UK Patent for On-card Enrollment Solution

IDEX Biometrics has been granted another important patent pertaining to its on-card enrollment solution for biometric cards, this time from the UK Intellectual Property Office. In announcing the latest patent approval, IDEX indicated that the filing concerned is “in the same patent family” as on-card enrollment patents approved by the Australian patent authority and by…

Ascentis Releases NT8000 Biometric Time Clock

Ascentis Releases NT8000 Biometric Time Clock

Biometrics News – Time and Attendance Ascentis has released a new smart time clock that will make it easier for employers to keep tabs on their workforce. The NT8000 allows employees to punch in with a badge or a key pad entry, both of which can also be combined with a fingerprint scan for added…

Invixium Brings Entire Biometric Portfolio to South Africa

Invixium Brings Entire Biometric Portfolio to South Africa

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Invixium pulled out all the stops for a recent launch event in South Africa. The company has announced that its entire portfolio of biometric solutions is now available to businesses and security providers in the country, all of which was on display as Invixium celebrated with a full day of…

Goodix Provides In-display Fingerprint Biometrics to New Xiaomi Phones

Goodix Provides In-display Fingerprint Biometrics to New Xiaomi Phones

Goodix‘s in-display fingerprint sensor technology is being used in two new smartphones from Xiaomi. The Mi Mix Alpha is the more flashy of the two. It has a limited production run, and a price tag of about $2,800, making it something of a luxury item. But it stands out with a screen that wraps around…

New York Gets Naked Payments with Latest CLEAR Deployment at Citi Field

New York Gets Naked Payments with Latest CLEAR Deployment at Citi Field

“We’re excited to be working with the Mets, Aramark, and Mashgin to reimagine the concessions experience so fans get what they want quickly and easily and get back to their seats without missing any of the action on the field.” – Ed O’Brien, Head of Sports, CLEAR CLEAR has brought its biometric naked payments technology…

New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

New Website Reflects Aratek’s Global Expansion Effort

Aratek is looking to expand its global reach even further with a subtle but potentially important move: The company has launched a Spanish version of its website. In announcing the development, Aratek noted that Spanish is the world’s fourth most popular language, with an estimated 460 million speakers. Aratek international sales VP Samuel Wu suggested…

WEBINAR: Enterprise Biometrics in the Era of the Data Breach

WEBINAR: Enterprise Biometrics in the Era of the Data Breach

On Wednesday, April 24, FindBiometrics and our premier partner ISC West presented “Enterprise Biometrics In the Era of the Data Breach” – an hour-long live presentation about the importance of embracing strong authentication and identity management in today’s connected business landscape. An industry overview and discussion of security trends presented by FindBiometrics Managing Editor Peter…

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