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ICAP Looking to Move Some Biometrics Patents

ICAP Looking to Move Some Biometrics Patents

ICAP Patent Brokerage is putting the word out that they have some patents available that cover “a biometrics-based credit card fraud prevention system, for use at the point-of-sale”. The patents will be available for bidding until December 4th. It isn’t clear exactly what the system entails, but from ICAP’s description it sounds pretty comprehensive. In…

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

Biometric Smart Card Prototype Ready Ahead of the Curve

The partnership between IDEX ASA and Card Tech has born fruit, in the form of a new Smart Card ready for mass production. The partnership started in July of this year, with biometric technology developer IDEX agreeing to provide fingerprint sensor technology to Card Tech for incorporation into a digital card, and now the companies…

AGNITiO Demonstrating Voice Biometrics at Money20/20

AGNITiO Demonstrating Voice Biometrics at Money20/20

Voice biometrics company AGNITiO has announced that it will be an exhibitor at the Money20/20 conference. Taking place in Las Vegas this week, Money20/20 is the largest digital commerce conference in the world. AGNITiO will be on hand to demonstrate its Voice iD system, a voice authentication platform boasting of 99.9 percent accuracy and featuring anti-spoofing…

iTouch Biometrics to Provide Tech to Illinois State Police

iTouch Biometrics to Provide Tech to Illinois State Police

Having just won a major contract with the Illinois State Police, iTouch Biometrics has announced a new palm and fingerprint scanner that will be particularly useful to law enforcement authorities. Called Digital Major Case Prints, the new product allows for the digital capture of friction ridge detail on the palm of a hand and on…

Forward-Thinking Fujitsu Files Biometrics Patents

Forward-Thinking Fujitsu Files Biometrics Patents

Japanese computing company Fujitsu Ltd. has filed a number of new patent applications for biometric technology, according to Steve Brachmann in an article for IPWatchdog. While the company also has its hands in computer processing and data transmission, these latest patents indicate that it is “deeply invested in the development of biometric technologies,” Brachmann writes.…

New Biometric Mouse Works Best Under Pressure

New Biometric Mouse Works Best Under Pressure

A Raytheon engineer has developed a computer mouse that will only operate with biometric authentication, according to a Digital Trends article by Jason Hahn. The engineer, Glenn Kaufman, was inspired by the smart gun concept, a new firearm design that requires user authentication – whether via RFID, fingerprint-scanning, or some other mechanism – before a…

Fujitsu Hopes to Play a Winning Hand with Casino Tech Combination

Fujitsu Hopes to Play a Winning Hand with Casino Tech Combination

Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a division of the famous Japanese ICT firm specializing in cash-handling security systems, will showcase a variety of products at this week’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas in the hopes of attracting some client casinos. With a suite of new products including cash-counting devices, biometrics technology, and RFID…

Viscount Systems Delves Deeper Into Private Sector with $150,000 Contract

Access control technology company Viscount Systems has won a $150,000 contract to provide Freedom Access Control and MESH Telephone Entry systems to a 1600-tenant high-rise complex in British Columbia. Viscount Systems, a security industry player since 1965, launched its MESH product line in 2003, and followed with its Freedom system in 2010. With its focus…

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…

Interview with John Mears, Director of the IBIA

Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with IBIA director John Mears about US biometric entry and exit. The conversation previews an upcoming IBIA document concerning exit and entry processing over the past several years, the importance of biometrics at the border and the public’s learning curve when it comes to automated systems.

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

A new report from firm Research and Markets has named Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent and Cross Match Technologies as the key vendors in the law enforcement biometrics market. According to the research firm, based on its objective analysis built around a combination of primary and secondary sources, the law enforcement biometrics market is set to…

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

This year’s Global Identity Summit (GIS) is less than one month away. Formerly the Biometric Consortium Conference, the annual identity management  event is held in Tampa, Florida, and is host to a slew of announcements, demonstrations, product launches and keynotes. Today, Morpho (Safran) announced that during GIS it will be presenting what it claims is…

Interview with Toby Rush, CEO and Founder of EyeVerify

Peter O’Neill, president of Find Biometrics, had a chance to interview EyeVerify’s CEO and founder, Toby Rush, about his company’s recent $6 million series A funding round, vertical markets and the eyeprint advantage.

Interview with Sunil Kolhekar, President and CEO of manageID

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill (FB), recently had a chance to interview Sunil Kolhekar, president and CEO of manageID (SK). The conversation starts off with an overview of the company and its solutions, going on to describe deployments around the world and what lies in store for manageID in the near future.

Road2BUP: Privacy – The Primer

Welcome to the second phase of The Road To Biometrics UnPlugged: a summer-long event here at FindBiometrics in preparation for the Biometrics UnPlugged conference in September. Now in its second iteration, this year Biometrics UnPlugged carries with it the subtitle “Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce & Privacy.” Last month was dedicated to the commerce…

Road2BUP: Commerce – Naked Payments

Road2BUP: Commerce – Naked Payments

Continuing down the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged and focusing on commerce throughout July, we at findBIOMETRICS have taken a look at an overview of next generation finance, end user experience in biometric banking, and three real deployments of strong authentication tech in commerce. Today we are going to examine the idea of paying with a…

Road2BUP: Commerce – 3 Deployments of Biometrics in Finance

Road2BUP: Commerce – 3 Deployments of Biometrics in Finance

It’s the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged and throughout July we are talking about the intersection of biometrics and commerce. Last week we took a look at the convenience that comes to the end user when biometrics are applied to personal banking matters. Today, we are going to examine some real life deployments in the biometric…

Biometric Software Month Week Three: 5 Biometric Softwares You Can Try For Yourself

Biometric Software Month Week Three: 5 Biometric Softwares You Can Try For Yourself

As we explored last week as part of Biometric Software Month, there is a potential for biometrics all around us and especially in our smartphones. The right software solution can transform a front facing camera from a selfie-taking toy to a biometric authentication tool. In The Biometric Upgrade we explored the broad ideas and applications…

Biometric Software Month – Week 1: The Primer

Biometric Software Month – Week 1: The Primer

May is Biometric Software Month at findBIOMETRICS and to kick things off we are going to take you through a crash course on the topic. Biometric Software can come in a number of forms: identity management software that eases the administrative process, software development kits that can turn basic hardware into biometric sensors, even software…

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