fingerprint scanning

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…

Telos Provides Background and ID Checks at Office Depot Locations

Telos Provides Background and ID Checks at Office Depot Locations

“Our nationwide network of retail locations and convenient hours are ideal for individuals that require access to citizen services. These services align nicely with our continued focus on expanding both business and consumer service offerings at our retail stores.” Office Depot has partnered with Telos ID to offer identity verification and background check services to…

Aratek Aims at Indian Gov’t Market with STQC Certifications

Aratek Aims at Indian Gov’t Market with STQC Certifications

Important new certifications are opening doors for Aratek in the Indian market: The company has announced that both its Aratek A400 capacitive fingerprint scanner and its A600 optical fingerprint scanner have received certification from the Directorate of Standardization Testing and Quality Certification, or STQC. A division of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the…

Aratek Deploys Access-IS MRZ Reader in Marshall Handheld

Aratek Deploys Access-IS MRZ Reader in Marshall Handheld

Aratek has shared more details about its Marshall biometric handheld, boasting about the device’s document-reading capabilities. The company revealed that the Marshall is powered by the OCR310e miniature OCR reading engine from Access-IS, an MRZ reader that allows the Marshall to read lines of code embedded in passports, visas, permanent residency permits, and other official…

BioRugged on the Ascent with New Products and Staff

BioRugged on the Ascent with New Products and Staff

BioRugged is on a roll this year, and is celebrating its growth and a pair of new product launches in its latest quarterly newsletter. The devices in question include the BioWolf 60 and the BioWolf 60P – the latest entries in its lineup of IP65-rated 4/4/2 slap scan tablets. Building on the success of previous…

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

More Wisconsin Authorities Embrace Biometric Breathalyzer Kiosks

“… the Kiosk coordinates and conducts all the alcohol screening for the County thereby freeing up deputies for higher-value work.” – Patrick McKinney, General Manager, Precision Kiosk Technologies The use of automated breathalyzer kiosks for court-mandated alcohol screening continues to spread, with Minneapolis-based Precision Kiosk Technologies playing a key role in the state of Wisconsin.…

BI2 Adds DTIS Fingerprint Tech to Background Check Platform

BI2 Adds DTIS Fingerprint Tech to Background Check Platform

BI2 Technologies is upgrading its ACCESS Background Check Program with the help of Daon’s Digital Trusted Identity Services. DTIS will specifically be providing fingerprint capture and channeling technology to facilitate more comprehensive background checks through BI2’s platform. The news comes shortly after BI2 formed an ACCESS agreement with the National Sheriff’s Association, making the background…

Montana Airport Adds Support for TSA PreCheck Program

Montana Airport Adds Support for TSA PreCheck Program

Montana’s Helena Regional Airport (HLN) is the latest airport to offer support for the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA PreCheck program. Full prescreening will be available to eligible passengers during Helena’s peak travel hours from 4:30-7:30 a.m., with additional hours between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. if there are enough staff and passengers. “TSA is pleased…

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

IDEX Biometrics Explains Why Size Matters with Fingerprint Sensors

A new post on the IDEX Biometrics blog details some of the benefits (and drawbacks) of different kinds of fingerprint sensors. The post specifically compares the smaller sensors often found in smartphones to the wider sensors recommended for biometric payment cards. The biggest difference is the relative accuracy of different models. A wider sensor is…

NEC Teams with Gavi and Simprints to Create Biometric Identities for Immunization

NEC Teams with Gavi and Simprints to Create Biometric Identities for Immunization

NEC and Simprints are teaming up with the Gavi Vaccine Alliance to improve immunization rates for young children in the world’s poorest countries. The new solution combines Simprints fingerprint scanners with NEC’s authentication engine to create digital identities for children under the age of five. Once created, those biometric identities can be used to build…

CLEAR Comes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

CLEAR Comes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

“CVG marks the 30th location in CLEAR’s growing network of member airports…” CLEAR has come to another of America’s major airports, touching down this time at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, or CVG. Situated in Hebron, Kentucky, CVG serves more nonstop flights than any other airport in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area, and is one of the…

New Illinois Law Would Require Fingerprint Check for Gun Ownership

New Illinois Law Would Require Fingerprint Check for Gun Ownership

The Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation that would require a fingerprint check for anyone looking to obtain a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card or a concealed carry license in the state. The fingerprints would be matched against Illinois police and FBI databases, offering better background checks and making it more difficult for people…

Aratek to Showcase Marshall Device at SDW, ID4Africa

Aratek to Showcase Marshall Device at SDW, ID4Africa

Aratek is extending its roadshow beyond North America, announcing plans to showcase its Marshall device at major upcoming industry events in the UK and Africa. Announced earlier this year, Aratek’s Marshall is a handheld device compatible with FBI-certified FAP 20, FAP 30, and FAP 45 fingerprint scanners. The company showcased Marshall at Connect:ID in Washington…

Fingerprint Cards AGM Sees Re-election of Board Members, Share and Dividend Decisions

Fingerprint Cards AGM Sees Re-election of Board Members, Share and Dividend Decisions

“The developments arrive after Fingerprint Cards’ publication of its Q1 results earlier this month, in which the company reported improvements in its revenues and net result despite ongoing challenges in the mobile biometrics market.” Fingerprint Cards held its Annual General Meeting yesterday, and has disclosed its important developments. Concerning stockholders, it was resolved at the…

Biometric Screening Specialist CLEAR Named One of CNBC’s ‘Disruptor 50’

Biometric Screening Specialist CLEAR Named One of CNBC’s ‘Disruptor 50’

CLEAR, the expedited biometric screening program for airports and other large venues, has been named one of CNBC’s 2019 Disruptor 50 companies. In announcing the list, CNBC explained that it comprises private companies “whose innovations are changing the world and fueling a race between superpowers like the U.S. and China.” CLEAR came in at a…

NEXT Supplies Newland with Fingerprint Sensors for POS Terminals

NEXT Supplies Newland with Fingerprint Sensors for POS Terminals

“We have evaluated several options and NEXT Biometrics’ excellent sensor technology and performance have won us over.” NEXT Biometrics has announced that it will be supplying fingerprint sensors for Newland Payment Technology’s Point-of-Sale terminals. Newland ranks as the top manufacturer of POS terminals in China and the second leading manufacturer internationally. The company will deploy…

First Full-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Emerges as Mobile Biometrics Move Into the Display

First Full-Screen Fingerprint Sensor Emerges as Mobile Biometrics Move Into the Display

“…given the growing consensus that mobile fingerprint sensors are moving into device displays, extending the scanning capability across the entire display surface would seem to be a logical next step for smartphone brands…” In the midst of the SID Display Week trade show in San Jose, Taiwan-based optoelectronics specialist AU Optronics (or “AUO”) has announced…

Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

Full-Screen Fingerprint Scanning is Next Phase in Mobile Biometrics: Precise CEO

“Its new Precise YOUNiQ solution, which combines fingerprint, facial, and behavioral recognition with geodata, is also an area of intensifying focus, with Precise Biometrics aiming for commercialization in 2020.” Full-screen fingerprint scanning could be the next big thing in mobile biometrics, according to comments from Precise Biometrics‘ CEO in the company’s latest quarterly update. “The…

CLEAR’s Biometric Stadium Access Comes to Cleveland

CLEAR’s Biometric Stadium Access Comes to Cleveland

“The news comes just about a month after CLEAR announced a trio of partnerships with other MLB teams – the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins, and the Baltimore Orioles – to bring its screening program to their home stadiums, as well.” CLEAR‘s biometric expedited screening program has come to another ballpark, this time at Cleveland’s…

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