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iBeta Celebrates 20 Years of Quality QA

iBeta Celebrates 20 Years of Quality QA

The iBeta Quality Assurance lab is celebrating its 20th year of successful QA operations. The Denver-based company started out as a humble video game testing facility, but has since expanded to provide reliable quality assurance for a wide variety of hardware and software applications, including biometric technologies. Most notably, iBeta was the first lab to…

Neurotechnology Algorithm Earns Top Spot in MINEX III Evaluation

Neurotechnology Algorithm Earns Top Spot in MINEX III Evaluation

Biometrics News – Fingerprint Recognition Neurotechnology’s fingerprint algorithms have bested the competition in the NIST’s latest round of Minutiae Interoperability Exchange (MINEX III) testing. The company boasts of the most accurate (and second fastest) fingerprint solution, and topped the leaderboard in both of MINEX’s major interoperability categories. Specifically, Neurotechnology submitted the most interoperable fingerprint template…

Biometrics Institute Unveils Good Practice Framework

Biometrics Institute Unveils Good Practice Framework

The Biometrics Institute is celebrating its 18th birthday with the launch of The Good Practice Framework, which will serve as a step-by-step guide for any organization looking to deploy its own biometric system. The Good Practice Framework will be discussed with guests during the Institute’s upcoming Congress in London, which runs from October 29-30. “The…

NEC’s Face Tech Achieves Top Score in NIST Testing

NEC’s Face Tech Achieves Top Score in NIST Testing

Biometrics News – Facial Recognition NEC’s facial recognition algorithm has achieved the top score in the the NIST’s 2018 Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). The company’s platform had the highest accuracy, performing 230 million matches per second to pair faces at a rate that was significantly better than the next closest competitor. The FRVT 2018…

Nok Nok and YOUNIQX Collaborate on Enhancing Multi-Factor Authentication

Nok Nok and YOUNIQX Collaborate on Enhancing Multi-Factor Authentication

“…YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor authentication solutions for the web and mobile devices.” YOUNIQX is teaming up with Nok Nok Labs to enhance the utility of its My Identity App (MIA). Through the partnership, YOUNIQX will integrate Nok Nok’s S3 Authentication Suite into MIA to deliver multi-factor…

House Hearing Sees FIDO Standards Venerated as Solution to Financial ID Challenges

House Hearing Sees FIDO Standards Venerated as Solution to Financial ID Challenges

The FIDO Alliance received considerable praise during last week’s House hearing on Identity in Financial Services. Speaking before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services on behalf of the Better Identity Coalition, Venable LLP’s Jeremy Grant identified three main challenges facing modern financial institutions, and argued that FIDO standards offer potential solutions to…

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

FIDO Alliance Seeks Speakers For Authenticate 2020 Event

“Professionals interest in speaking at the inaugural Authenticate conference are encouraged to send their proposals to FIDO’s event organizers by November 1st of this year.” The FIDO Alliance is organizing its first big industry conference, the organization has revealed; and it already has some big names on board. Dubbed “Authenticate”, it’s going to be a…

Suprema ID Gets FAP 30 Certification for New Fingerprint Scanner

Suprema ID Gets FAP 30 Certification for New Fingerprint Scanner

“First unveiled at this year’s ID4Africa event in Johannesburg this past June, the BioMini Slim 3 lays claim to the world’s slimmest fingerprint sensor.” Suprema ID has announced that it has attained FAP 30 certification for its BioMini Slim 3 optical fingerprint scanner. A subset of the FBI’s PIV specifications, the FAP 30 certification essentially…

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent Posts Top Score in DHS Biometric Technology Rally

Tascent’s InSight Face cooperative facial recognition solution has bested its competitors in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) second annual Biometric Technology Rally. The Rally measured 14 biometric capture products in a test designed to mimic high-traffic environments like airports or other travel hubs. During the test, subjects were asked to move through an eight-foot…

Ever AI Rebrands as Paravision After Scoring Top NIST Result

Ever AI Rebrands as Paravision After Scoring Top NIST Result

The American facial recognition specialist Ever AI is formally rebranding as Paravision. The newly renamed company is also celebrating a banner performance in the latest round of the NIST’s ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test, where Paravision’s facial recognition algorithm achieved the top spot on the 1:1 Leaderboard against 87 other vendors. “We believe that it…

iBeta Testing Lab Gets Mastercard Accreditation

iBeta Testing Lab Gets Mastercard Accreditation

The iBeta Quality Assurance lab can officially add another certificate to its wall. The biometric testing facility has now been accredited by Mastercard, becoming a certified provider of Mastercard’s Formal Approval Services as of June. iBeta is one of the world’s leading biometric testing facilities, and is equipped to test face, palm, voice, and fingerprint…

Nulab Embraces Security Key, Biometric Logins with WebAuthn

Nulab Embraces Security Key, Biometric Logins with WebAuthn

The software company Nulab has announced that it will be extending support for WebAuthn across its entire portfolio of collaborative software. Nulab is the developer of Backlog, Cacoo, and Typetalk. Thanks to WebAuthn, users of all three will now be able to log into their accounts with a security key or biometric authentication rather than…

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

Latest Batch of FIDO Certifications Shows Growing Ecosystem

The FIDO Alliance has released the full list of FIDO certifications that were handed out in the second quarter of 2019. Most of the new certifications focus on FIDO2 and FIDO UAF, ensuring greater interoperability as more companies adhere to the same set of standards. The full list of FIDO2 certifications includes Bank of America,…

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

SkyBiometry and Neurotechnology Upgrade Face Recognition API

“SkyBiometry is pitching the API for user authentication, access management, and attendance tracking, as well as interactive marketing and database management for companies who need to sort through a large number of photos…” The Neurotechnology subsidiary SkyBiometry has improved its facial recognition API with an upgraded algorithm that allows the platform to detect and recognize…

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

HID Global Gets Another Perfect Score in ISO Anti-spoofing Testing

“HID Global’s multispectral imaging technology is designed to capture image data from both the surface of a fingerprint and its subsurface, helping it to detect presentation attacks that do no involve live, human fingers.” HID Global has another feather in its cap thanks to its Lumidigm multispectral imaging technology. The company has announced that its…

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

Aratek’s Biometric Algorithm Gets MINEX III Certification

“The fact that the BIONE notched top scores serves to confirm its best-in-class status in interoperability, well as its ability to generate fast, economic, and accurate interchange of compact biometric templates.” – Samuel Wu, VP Sales, International Business Department, Aratek Aratek‘s BIONE fingerprint algorithm has attained MINEX III certification, the company has announced. The Minutiae…

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box Biometric Algorithm Boasts Top-15 NIST Performance

Vision-Box has announced that its Vision-Box FR facial recognition algorithm has achieved a top-15 performance in the latest round of testing by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The border control specialist did particularly well in the live-to-live recognition test set, thereby demonstrating its utility for identity verification in a high-volume setting like…

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