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National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National ID Month: 4 Biometric Countries

National eID card programs are set to encompass half the world population in three years time, according to a report by Acuity Market Intelligence, and biometrics play a key role in said initiatives. September is National ID Month at FindBiometrics, in which we have been taking an in depth look at this proliferating global market…

TechSci: Government Sector Drives India’s Biometrics Market

TechSci: Government Sector Drives India’s Biometrics Market

India’s biometrics market is in for continued strong growth over the next several years, according to a new report from TechSci Research. It’s expected to grow at an annual rate of 35 percent (CAGR) between 2015 and 2020. The main driver of India’s biometrics market over the last few years has been the government sector,…

National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

National ID Month: 4 Aspects of Aadhaar

India can boast the most ambitious large scale national ID project in the world. The nation’s’ UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) was created in 2009 to spearhead the Aadhaar number program, which seeks to biometrically register India’s massive population and serve each citizen with a unique 12-digit ID number correlated to their nationally stored…

Telecoms Pressure Indian Gov’t to Allow Biometric User Registration

Telecoms Pressure Indian Gov’t to Allow Biometric User Registration

India’s telecommunications operators are pushing government officials to let them use the country’s Aadhaar biometric citizen registry to sign up new subscribers. They argue that it would be a much more efficient and reliable means of enrollment than the current paperwork-ridden process. While the Department of Telecommunications is supportive of the idea, the country’s telecoms…

India’s Biometrics Market Continues to Surge

India’s Biometrics Market Continues to Surge

Strong growth is anticipated for India’s biometrics market. According to a new report from TechSci Research, the market will grow at an annual rate of 35 percent (CAGR) until the year 2020. The market research company attributes the growth to increasing demand from both the government and the BFSI sectors. The market is also being…

Indian Citizens Can Update Aadhaar Info Online

Indian Citizens Can Update Aadhaar Info Online

Indian authorities are trying to make it easy for citizens to manage their Aadhaar national ID cards. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which oversees the ID card program and its associated biometric citizen registry, is quietly promoting its self-service online updating system. The self-service system lets citizens update information such as home address…

Indian Home Ministry Uniting Criminal Fingerprint Databases

Indian Home Ministry Uniting Criminal Fingerprint Databases

India’s Ministry of Home Affairs is combining the fingerprint databases from all of its states to build a large scale central biometric database for law enforcement. The newly untitled database will contain almost 2.8 million fingerprint records. According to a report from the Economic Times, the government is also considering additional biometric modalities to be…

Surat Police Get NEC Facial Recognition CCTV System

Surat Police Get NEC Facial Recognition CCTV System

Surat police now have the help of a real-time facial recognition system. Installed by NEC Corporation, the system will use real-time matching with police databases to identify criminals captured on the city’s CCTV system. A trial project has seen the system deployed in seven locations near the city’s railway station and its main bus terminal,…

Anviz Secures Insurance Firm Offices in India

Anviz Secures Insurance Firm Offices in India

Biometric solutions provider Anviz Global has integrated an access control and time tracking system for a major insurance frim in India. The systems are now installed in the many sales locations of Futurisk Insurance in major cities including Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chennai. Futurisk had encountered some disconcerting security issues prior to the deployments. Customers…

Indian State to Implement Biometric Attendance in Schools

Indian State to Implement Biometric Attendance in Schools

The Minister for Education in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has asserted that a biometric system is going to be deployed in all schools in the state. Details such as modalities used are not yet clear, but Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao suggested that it would take the form of a time and attendance tracking…

Delhi Government Mulls Biometric Attendance for Hospitals

Delhi Government Mulls Biometric Attendance for Hospitals

The Delhi Government in India is considering the implementation of biometric attendance tracking systems in its hospital network. The systems would work with the broader Aadhaar identification system in place in the country. A senior official said the deliberations are the result of “complaints of doctors, nurses and other paramedic staff not reporting for duty on…

India Sticks with Biometric Screening for Visa Applicants

India Sticks with Biometric Screening for Visa Applicants

India’s Home Ministry is going to keep collecting tourists’ biometrics when they apply for visas, and not reduce the practice to be applied only upon tourists’ arrival at the country, as the External Affairs Ministry had requested. Echoing concerns from the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of External Affairs had cautioned that the Immigration, Visa…

NEXT Biometrics Aims at India With AqTronics

NEXT Biometrics Aims at India With AqTronics

NEXT Biometrics continues to make headway in its efforts to expand its market reach. The company announced today that it has found a distributor in the Indian market, via AqTronics Technologies. In announcing the new partnership, NEXT Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsøe pointed to AqTronics’ experience and track record as the main draws appealing to his company,…

ICICI Bank Customers to Enjoy Voice Authentication

ICICI Bank Customers to Enjoy Voice Authentication

India-based ICICI Bank is now using voice biometrics to identify customers, according to a Business Standard article. The system is apparently going to be used both for the bank’s call-in services and for its mobile app. It’s meant to make life easier for customers. Speaking to the BS reporter, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar noted…

Iris Scanning to Help Pensioners in Indian City

Iris Scanning to Help Pensioners in Indian City

Pensioners in the Indian city of Vijayawada who don’t have bank accounts will soon receive their pension payments at their doorsteps, according to a New Indian Express article. The only catch is that those pensioners will need to have their irises scanned for identity authentication purposes. The announcement came from a press conference hosted by the Vijayawada…

NEC to Provide Face Scanning Tech to Surat City Police

NEC to Provide Face Scanning Tech to Surat City Police

NEC Corporation is going to provide Surat City Police, in Gujarat, India, with facial recognition technology, according to a TelecomTiger article. The company’s NeoFace Reveal and NeoFace Watch systems will be implemented by the police force to match faces against criminal databases for investigations, and to perform real-time facial recognition scanning on CCTV video, respectively.…

Indian State Adopts Iris Scanning for Pension Payments

Indian State Adopts Iris Scanning for Pension Payments

An iris recognition system is going to be used to identify pensioners for their payments in Andhra Pradesh, according to an NDTV article. This new system will replace the thumbprint identification system currently in place in the Indian Krishna district. It’s part of an effort to cut down on fraud, according to one official. In…

Celebrations, Obama Visit Prompt Unprecedented Security Measures in Delhi

Celebrations, Obama Visit Prompt Unprecedented Security Measures in Delhi

It’s Republic Day in India, and amid the celebrations the country is also welcoming a visit from US President Barack Obama. And according to an article on India TV’s website, the Indian officials are utilizing an unprecedented level of security for the visit, including biometric technology. For the first time ever, security officials will use…

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