iris biometrics

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR Clears First Regulatory Approval for St. Louis Airport Deployment

CLEAR is a big step closer to bringing its biometric expedited screening platform to another US airport: St. Louis’s Airport Commission has approved a contract to bring CLEAR to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The contract now just needs approval from the city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment, according to a report from the…

CES 2020: Gentex Shows off Automotive Iris Biometrics

CES 2020: Gentex Shows off Automotive Iris Biometrics

“The company is evidently keen to get consumers familiar with this kind of biometric technology as smart and connected cars get an increasing number of sophisticated IT components.” Biometric driver authentication will be among the technologies showcased by Gentex at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the company has announced. The system revolves around iris recognition,…

Samsung Galaxy Iris Sensors Now Support Google’s Biometric API

Samsung Galaxy Iris Sensors Now Support Google’s Biometric API

Samsung has updated the iris scanners in its Galaxy S9 and Note9 smartphones to now support the new Google Biometric API. Samsung’s iris scanning tech was first debuted in 2016 in Samsung’s Galaxy Note7, and promised a new fool-proof form of biometric security on the notion that a person’s irises are unique and nearly impossible…

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech Promotes IriKey as Secure ID and Financial Platform

IriTech is highlighting the utility of the IriKey wallet for people who need to secure and transfer high-value financial assets. In a new statement, the company specifically mentions online gambling, cryptocurrency, and overseas remittances, presenting the IriKey as a more secure alternative to conventional financial platforms.   The IriKey itself is a hardware wallet with…

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

Kenyan Authorities Prepare to Launch Biometric Identification System for HIV Patients

A new system for registering people living with HIV using biometric scanning is being declared ready for use after extensive testing in Kenya. In a joint study conducted by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyatta National Hospital, and the University of Washington 8,794 individuals throughout western Kenya were registered using a biometric iris-scanning technology. As…

MarketsandMarkets Forecasts $4.3 Billion Iris Recognition Market

MarketsandMarkets Forecasts $4.3 Billion Iris Recognition Market

Biometrics News – Iris Recognition MarketsandMarkets has released a new report that predicts that the iris recognition market will climb from $2.3 billion to $4.3 billion between 2019 and 2024. The figure represents a CAGR of 13.2 percent. The research firm attributes the projected growth to the need for strong security in both the public and the…

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…

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