iris biometrics

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

UNHCR Uses Iris Biometrics to Register Displaced Syrian Refugees

Biometrics News – Iris Recognition The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that more than 1,600 Syrian refugees have been transported to the Bardarash Refugee Camp in Iraq after fleeing violence in northern Syria. Hundreds more are arriving on a daily basis, though they represent only a small fraction of the 166,000…

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

Is 3D Face Unlock Coming to Samsung’s Galaxy S11?

A new patent filed by Samsung shows a smartphone with three front-facing sensors in a hole-punch display. Assuming that at least two of the sensors are cameras, this raises some interesting speculation as to what purpose the third sensor on the front could mean for Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones. Launched earlier this…

NEC XON’s New Biometric Kiosk Dispenses Bank and SIM Cards on the Spot

NEC XON’s New Biometric Kiosk Dispenses Bank and SIM Cards on the Spot

Biometrics News – Financial Services NEC XON has released a self-service biometric kiosk that automates the distribution of SIM and bank cards. Developed in collaboration with Wavetec, the kiosk is essentially an ATM that gathers people’s personal information before dispensing a new bank card. The kiosk is built with NEC software and is able to…

Iris ID’s New Biometric Time Clock Supports Range of Third Party Software

Iris ID’s New Biometric Time Clock Supports Range of Third Party Software

“We’re working with innovative application software vendors in the workforce management markets to revolutionize the time and attendance function with new apps providing affordable solutions for the basic or very specific requirements of virtually any organization.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President, Global Sales & Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID has launched a new biometric…

Iris ID White Paper Outlines Biometric Needs, Opportunities in Healthcare

Iris ID White Paper Outlines Biometric Needs, Opportunities in Healthcare

Iris ID has issued a new white paper on the exciting opportunities emerging in healthcare through biometric technology – and, of course, iris recognition in particular. It’s a timely analysis. As the report notes, multiple industry reports have predicted that the global healthcare biometrics market will see considerable growth over the next several years; Credence…

UIDAI Lets Indian Citizens Update Aadhaar Profile with Only an Aadhaar Card

UIDAI Lets Indian Citizens Update Aadhaar Profile with Only an Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar is rapidly eclipsing other forms of identity in India. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) took to Twitter to announce that Aadhaar cardholders no longer need any other documents when updating some of their personal information. Instead, Indian citizens can simply bring their Aadhaar card to any Aadhaar Seva Kendra center, where they…

LEAF Access Cards Now Support Iris ID Biometrics

LEAF Access Cards Now Support Iris ID Biometrics

Iris ID will be demonstrating IrisAccess-LEAF interoperability from booth 1281 at the Global Security Exchange, September 10th to 12th at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Iris ID‘s IrisAccess platform is now compatible with LEAF access cards, opening the door to sophisticated, high-level security in biometric access control. LEAF access cards feature MiFare DESFire EV1 and EV2 technologies.…

Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

Study Shows Iris Recognition is Less Effective for People with Diabetes

“To account for the results, the researchers noted that diabetes can affect the eyes in a number of ways that may not be obvious, causing retinal damage, cataracts, and glaucoma.” A recent study published in Biomedical Engineering examined the relationship between iris recognition and diabetes, finding that iris recognition is less accurate for people with…

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

BSP Ramps Up Production of Biometric IDs in the Philippines

“The national IDs will increase financial inclusion, allowing people with no other form of official ID to open bank accounts and conduct transactions…” The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects to print 23 million biometric IDs in the Philippines in 2020. In addition to a photo, the new IDs will contain fingerprint and iris biometrics…

Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Biometric IDs Issued to Half a Million Rohingya Refugees: UNHCR

Over half a million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have now received biometric identity documents, the United Nations’ refugee agency has announced. Speaking at a press conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic called the biometric identity cards “fraud-proof”, and explained that they have been jointly issued by UNHCR and Bangladeshi…

NEC Brings Biometric Solutions to INTERPOL World 2019

NEC Brings Biometric Solutions to INTERPOL World 2019

The NEC Corporation will be making an appearance at next week’s INTERPOL World 2019 conference in Singapore. The event runs from July 2nd to 4th at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, where NEC will be showcasing an array of solutions designed for government and law enforcement. Those solutions include NEC’s multi-modal biometric immigration gate,…

BI2 Offers Background Checks and Iris Recognition to Sheriff’s Offices

BI2 Offers Background Checks and Iris Recognition to Sheriff’s Offices

BI2 Technologies has solidified its existing relationship with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA). The company has announced that it will be providing local law enforcement with a comprehensive background check solution through an exclusive 5-year contract with the NSA. The contract specifically concerns BI2’s ACCESS Background Check Program, which will now be freely available to…

Telaeris Collaboration Brings Biometric Iris ID Reader to Access Control, Workforce Management

Telaeris Collaboration Brings Biometric Iris ID Reader to Access Control, Workforce Management

“The addition of the Telaeris XPressEntry software enables us to add important new functions for our commercial and government customers. The iCAM M300 is now ideal for virtually any use requiring mobile identity authentication.” – Mohammed Murad, VP Global Business Development and Sales Iris ID A new collaboration with mobile tracking solutions provider Telaeris has…

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

Benefits Program Enrolls Indian Farmers with Mantra’s Iris Recognition

The Government of India is using biometric tech to implement a new program that will provide monetary support to small farmers in the country. The program is called Pradhan Mantri Samman Nidhi Yojana (or PM-Kishan Yojana), and provides eligible farmers (those with less than two hectares of land) with 6,000 rupees every year. To receive…

Major West African Industrial Conglomerate Deploys Iris ID Time Tracking Solution

Major West African Industrial Conglomerate Deploys Iris ID Time Tracking Solution

“Iris-based technology is not only contactless and more accurate but also faster than our previous system.” – Prasanna Burri, CIO, Dangote Group A big new deployment has further cemented Iris ID‘s presence in the African market: The company’s biometric technology is being used in a new time and attendance system at five Dangote Cement manufacturing…

GoChain Teams Up with IriSafe to Develop a Blockchain Identity Management Platform

GoChain Teams Up with IriSafe to Develop a Blockchain Identity Management Platform

GoChain and IriSafe are teaming up to build a new enterprise-level identity management solution that will take advantage of blockchain’s security capabilities. The new platform will utilize IriSafe’s iris recognition technology, which is itself based on an IriTech algorithm that the latter says has already been deployed by authorities in India, the United States, the…

NEC Brings Biometric Art Exhibit to SXSW

NEC Brings Biometric Art Exhibit to SXSW

The NEC Corporation will be joining the festivities at this month’s South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. Specifically, the company will be showcasing a biometric art exhibit called CODE, which will make iris scans of SXSW guests and convert the information into graphic patterns that reflect the unique biometric signature of each individual. The…

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