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Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

Crossmatch Biometric Tech to Verify Bangladeshi Voters at Polls

“Voters in the country will be required submit their fingerprints to the Election Commission, and EVM operators will issue unique passwords to voters, which will be used in combination with fingerprint recognition for voter authentication.” Biometric technology from Crossmatch is poised to play an important role in an upcoming parliamentary election in Bangladesh. The company…

What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

What The Death of Touch ID Means for Mobile Biometrics

Ever since Apple introduced the world to its Face ID facial recognition system with the launch of its iPhone X last autumn, there have been rumors and speculation that Face ID would quickly become Apple’s primary biometric authentication system, at least on the iPhone. And last week, Apple confirmed those rumors, unveiling three new iPhones,…

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

US San Diego Researchers Announce Viable Fingerprint Scanning System for Infants

“The need to reliably identify infants, particularly in countries where government-issued ID is lacking, could have profound implications in pediatric care.” “We think we’ve solved the problem of infant identification for both developed and developing countries,” a UC San Diego researcher has announced. As UC San Diego News Center reports, UC San Diego School of Medicine…

ZKTeco USA and Wi-Charge Collaborate to Deliver Battery-Free Biometric Lock

ZKTeco USA and Wi-Charge Collaborate to Deliver Battery-Free Biometric Lock

“At ZKTeco USA we are always looking at new ways to improve the customer experience, to enhance security while delivering peace of mind and convenience. The convenient, stable and meaningful power that Wi-Charge delivers is an excellent building block for next-generation access control solutions.” – Manish Dalal, President and Founder, ZKTeco USA Biometric access control solutions provider ZKTeco USA…

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

New Version of Chrome Supports Fingerprint Authentication for Websites

A beta version of the latest Chrome browser for macOS and Android points to the rise of FIDO2-based biometric authentication on the web. The new Chrome 70 feature allows websites to access a fingerprint sensor on their device, and, as 9to5Google reports, this is enabled by default in the Web Authentication API. Websites that take…

SecuGen Unveils Latest Fingerprint Reading Solutions Ahead of GSX

SecuGen Unveils Latest Fingerprint Reading Solutions Ahead of GSX

“Most of the existing Bluetooth products on the market are about as attractive as a deck of cards. The Unity Bluetooth reader, on the other hand, breaks the mold and is a stunning device with a slim, sleek white case, a single button and three small LEDs.” – Jeff Brown, VP Sales and Marketing, SecuGen…

Samsung Galaxy A6 Comes Stateside with Fingerprint and Face Biometrics

Samsung Galaxy A6 Comes Stateside with Fingerprint and Face Biometrics

Samsung has brought its mid-tier Galaxy A6 smartphone to the US market. The device was first announced in May. In promoting it, Samsung has emphasized the A6’s 16MP front and rear cameras, with the latter featuring an F1.7 aperture. The company has also highlighted the A6’s large screen, which extends across almost the entire front…

Engineering Academy Collaboration Delivers 3D Fingerprint Tech for IDEMIA

Engineering Academy Collaboration Delivers 3D Fingerprint Tech for IDEMIA

“It’s the product of an 18-month collaboration with Télécom SudParis, whose Dean of Research, Bernadette Dorizzi, emphasized that the ‘real originality’ of the BioDigital solution ‘lies in the quality of the reconstructed image of the internal fingerprint.’” In collaboration with Télécom SudParis, a French engineering academy, IDEMIA has developed a new 3D fingerprint scanning system. Dubbed BioDigital,…

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Strategic Solutions‘ Ares mobile biometrics software is now officially on the FBI Certified Products List, the company has announced. The app is designed to operate in conjunction with InCadence fingerprint scanners, which can be plugged into Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. And the software is designed to connect with county and state fingerprint databases,…

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

“Fingerprint Cards is a longstanding partner of Zwipe. The two companies announced a strategic partnership back in 2016, which would focus on the development of biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating Zwipe’s new distribution agreement with Silone CardTech, announcing that it has a hand in the collaboration. The partnership was announced by Zwipe yesterday.…

Fazoli’s Restaurant Chain Adopts Crossmatch’s Fingerprint Biometrics at the POS

Fazoli’s Restaurant Chain Adopts Crossmatch’s Fingerprint Biometrics at the POS

“Restaurant and retail point-of-sale operations are ideal for biometrics-based identity management solutions. We are seeing greatly accelerated adoption of biometrics at the POS as business owners realize their ease of adoption and rapid return on investment.” -Richard Agostinelli, CEO, Crossmatch A major US restaurant chain has embraced biometrics for employee management: Crossmatch has announced that…

Ievo Fingerprint Tech Integrated Into Genetec Platform

Ievo Fingerprint Tech Integrated Into Genetec Platform

Ievo has become the latest biometric access control specialist to see its technology integrated into the Genetec Security Center. Genetec’s open architecture platform is designed to offer end clients access to a number of security features including license plate recognition, video surveillance, and biometric authentication. The company’s interest in biometric technologies is longstanding, with Genetec…

IDEX Reports ‘Extremely Strong Interest’ in Biometric Card Tech in Q2 Update

IDEX Reports ‘Extremely Strong Interest’ in Biometric Card Tech in Q2 Update

IDEX has issued its Q2 results for 2018. The period saw revenues of NOK 289,000, compared to revenues of about NOK 4.7 million in Q2 of 2017. Its net result for the period had improved year-over-year, however, with the company reporting a loss of NOK 65,156,000 for Q2 of this year, compared to a loss…

Metropolitan Police to Deploy Biometric Fingerprint Scanners to Hundreds of Officers

Metropolitan Police to Deploy Biometric Fingerprint Scanners to Hundreds of Officers

“…the INK Biometrics scans will search for matches against criminal databases within 60 seconds, allowing police work to proceed more efficiently, and ensuring that criminal suspects are not needlessly hauled into police stations for criminal records checks.” London’s Metropolitan Police are upgrading their biometric capabilities with a new mobile fingerprint scanning system called INK Biometrics…

NEXT Biometrics Partner Starts Shipping Biometric Cards

NEXT Biometrics Partner Starts Shipping Biometric Cards

“Biometric smart cards represent the future for secure ID and payment-related transactions and these first volume shipments to end-users are an important first step in making that future a reality.”-Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics Singapore-based authentication solutions provider Tactilis has begun shipping NEXT Biometrics‘ fingerprint scanning smart card technology, the companies have announced. The news…

Texas School District to Implement Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking

Texas School District to Implement Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking

Biometric time and attendance tracking is coming to the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District in Texas. Administrators have announced that they are implementing a fingerprint punch clock system on every campus, with the aim of getting them up and running by October. The system will be used only by paid employees, and not teachers…

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

SmartMetric Adapts Biometric Card Tech for Medical Records

“…like SmartMetric’s payment card solution, the product features an embedded fingerprint scanner, which will authorize only the cardholder to access the card’s data.” SmartMetric has found another application of its biometric smart card technology, announcing a card designed to hold the user’s medical information, and to be accessed only with their fingerprint. The solution is…

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR Delivers on Naked Payments Promise in Seattle

CLEAR has followed through on its promise to bring biometric transactions to the sports stadium concession stand: Fans of the Seattle Sounders soccer team, the Seahawks football team, and the Mariners baseball team can now buy snacks and drinks just by performing a fingerprint scan. It’s probably the most high-profile US deployments yet of a…

2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

2020 Olympics Organizers Announce Biometric Security System

“NEC’s NeoFace system will be used to identify authorized individuals, including athletes, staff, and volunteers, seeking entry into venues such as the International Broadcast Centre, the Olympic Village, and the main stadium.” Organizers of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo have confirmed that they are planning to implement biometric security based on facial recognition.…

Crossmatch Launches Pocket-Sized FAP 30 Fingerprint Reader

Crossmatch Launches Pocket-Sized FAP 30 Fingerprint Reader

“Customer feedback was clear that weight, size and ease of use were critical factors, as were true single-handed use, ability to utilize existing computing/smart assets, mobile certification and overall solution economics.” – Don Sutton, Public Sector Account Manager, Crossmatch Crossmatch has launched a new fingerprint reader that can fit in a shirt pocket. The aptly named…

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