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IDEX ASA Finds Partner for Mass Production of Fingerprint Sensor

IDEX ASA Finds Partner for Mass Production of Fingerprint Sensor

Norwegian biometrics developer IDEX ASA has found a manufacturer for mass-scale production of its fingerprint sensors. According to a press release, semiconductor producer Amkor will use its “world-class high precision manufacturing capabilities” to manufacture the sensors. The move will enable “competitive commercialization of IDEX’s fingerprint sensor technology”, allowing it to better serve customer on an…

Xolo Will Scan Your Fingerprints for Peanuts

Xolo Will Scan Your Fingerprints for Peanuts

Indian smartphone company Xolo has introduced a new budget smartphone equipped with a fingerprint scanner, according to a Tech in Asia article by Samir Makwana. The company is aiming to undercut Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy with its Q2100, which is priced at about 219 USD. Sporting a fingerprint scanner on its back, the Q2100 will allow…

Biometric Car To Make Appearance In Detroit

Biometric Car To Make Appearance In Detroit

Next week marks the annual Meeting of the Minds summit, an event first co-founded in 2007 by Toyota. This year, the summit will take place in Detroit, Michigan, a city that Toyota describes as redefining itself for the future, from September 30 to October 2. “Like many cities who saw their own stars shine with the…

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

We are nearly one month away from Biometrics UnPlugged in Tampa, Florida. All summer we have been shedding the spotlight on major topics in identity management. In June we featured ideas in next generation biometric and mobile commerce, now, one month away from the major industry event, we are turning our lens to privacy. Last…

Interview with Bob Harbour, Executive Director, Lumidigm

LumidigmNLWhat I have seen during the time that I have been with the IBIA is that biometrics started with largely a government, law enforcement and civil ID focus and that is still important but there is all kinds of evidence over the last few years that people are looking for something other than PINs and passwords for convenient and secure authentication solutions in commercial and consumer markets. Biometrics is crossing all facets of our lives, and with the introduction of the iPhone with the biometric and other smartphones that are soon going to be coming out with biometrics, you’ve got millions of newly habituated biometric users which is going to help with the acclimation of society to use biometrics more freely…

CEA-Leti Launches PIEZOMAT, Aims to Design Ultra-High Resolution Fingerprint Sensor

CEA-Leti Launches PIEZOMAT, Aims to Design Ultra-High Resolution Fingerprint Sensor

February 11, 2014 – by Peter B. Counter      Today, CEA-Leti – an institute of CEA’s Technological Research Division specializing in microelectronics, microtechnology and nanotechnology –  announced the launch of a research project aiming to establish proof-of-concept and demonstrated potential for the large scale market penetration of a new fingerprint sensor technology. Named PIEZOMAT,…

Suprema Awarded “Silver Tower,” Korea’s Highest Merit For Growing Companies

December 5, 2013 – by Peter B. Counter      Yesterday it was announced that this year, the Korean national award “Order of Industrial Service Merit” will be going to Suprema. The honor is Korea’s highest medal that can be awarded to a growing company and represents excellence in contributing to local industry and economy.…

Interview with Mark Shermetaro, CEO, Lumidigm

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fB: Can you please tell us about your work with Hong Kong Immigration?

L: I just returned from Hong Kong where I met with Hong Kong Immigration and that is probably right now the highest daily throughput of biometrics use in the world. They are doing anywhere from 200,000 to 400,000 people a day through about 200 automated channels. They are looking for a very efficient process, enter, place your finger, be authenticated, move forward. If just 1% of travelers are not able to do that it is a huge number of people that have to be personally attended to. And so Hong Kong Immigration is all about performance, all about first time throughput so that they can actually move people very seamlessly across the Hong Kong and mainland China border using as minimal a staff as possible to do that operation.

fB: Again improve that ROI. Do you think that the use of biometrics for mobile identification will be one of the drivers for our industry in the future?

L: Well there is a lot of discussion around what can we do to authenticate a person who has a mobile device and who might be using that device to access sensitive information, such as medical or financial data, or to complete a financial transaction, for example. Our partner Itautec has developed a nice application whereby a bank customer can use a smartphone to generate a financial transaction at the ATM with…

Lumidigm Biometrics Featured in South Korean SMARTCORE Acquisition Stations

Authentication solution provider Lumidigm announced today that upon arrival to the Republic of Korea’s airports and seaports, foreign visitors will go through an immigration clearance process involving SMARTCORE multi-biometrics acquisition stations (MBAS) that leverage Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors. Upon arrival, visitors will hand over their passport to an immigration officer and then simultaneously scan both…

Schlage Biometric Time and Attendance Terminals Gain Optional Integrated Heaters

The GT-400 HandPunch biometric time and attendance terminal available, through Schlage, now has the option of shipping with an integrated heater. Announced today by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, the new INT-HTR-G integrated heater allows users to gather time and attendance data in extreme environments that normally would interfere with the HandPunch’s platen, used to accurately…

Lumidigm Names Sarrail Vice President, Solutions Business Development

Lumidigm today announced that Greg Sarrail has joined the company as Vice President of Solutions Business Development. He will focus on developing new business and forming strategic partnerships with organizations seeking authentication solutions. “At Lumidigm, we are highly focused on expanding our biometrics business to offer comprehensive authentication solutions where multispectral imaging will continue to…

Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge Upgrading Biometrics to Lumidigm’s Fingerprint Readers

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — March 27, 2013 — Lumidigm today announced that Alfapass, the provider of the security smart card system at the Ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge in Belgium, is replacing the older biometric system at the ports’ registration stations with Lumidigm V-Series multispectral imaging fingerprint readers. The Port of Antwerp is Europe’s second largest…

EyeLock And Stanley Security Solutions Partner To Commercialize Iris Biometrics

NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 — EyeLock Inc., a leading provider of iris-based identity authentication solutions, today announced its strategic partnership with Stanley Security Solutions (SSS), part of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), the second largest commercial security services company in the United States and a leading provider of advanced integrated security solutions globally,…

Global Market for Iris Biometrics Growth Linked to Expanding Application Areas and Technology Advances in new GIA Report

Prominent among the contactless biometric identification technologies, Iris biometrics identifies an individual by analyzing random colored patterns within human irises, which are unique to each individual and do not easily alter over lifetime. Relatively young in the biometric identification market with commercial availability only since 1995, iris biometrics, thanks to its swift results, low failure…

Hand Geometry Biometrics Market to Reach US$151.5 Million by 2018 says Global Industry Analysts

As one of the earliest biometric technologies focused on analyzing the physical dimensions of the human hand for identity verification and authentication, hand geometry is widely utilized in commercial physical access control applications. Hand geometry involves generating a complete image of the hand via high resolution imaging, analyzing and measuring specific characteristics of hand, such…

Smart Phone Meets AC-F100

Your access control installation can now be simply and securely controlled by a device that fits into the palm of one’s hand – a smart phone. With the launch of the revolutionary AC-F100 in December 2012, the whole concept of access control via a smart phone device has changed. The AC-F100 beta has enjoyed much…

SwipeClock Introduces Schlage Biometric HandPunch Providing New Hand Geometry Biometrics with 20% Smaller Footprint

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced that SwipeClock, a web-based timekeeping solution provider and manufacturer of TimeClock™, WebClock™, FlexClock® and VoiceClock™, has extended its line of timekeeping solutions by adding the Schlage biometric HandPunch GT-400. The new terminal is twenty percent smaller than previous hand geometry units, yet includes a large ATM-style display. It’s a…

Asia’s Flagship Security Expo SEECON Will Come Back to South Korea, 6~8 March, 2013

SECON 2013 (International Security Conference & Exhibition 2013) (http://www.seconexpo.com) has opened its online registration. Visitors who pre-register at the SECON 2013 website can attend the event for free. The pre-registration ends on February 28, 2013. SECON 2013 is sponsored by three Korean ministries — the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, the Ministry of Public Administration and…