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Messaging, Technical Problems Threaten Afghanistan’s Biometric Election

Messaging, Technical Problems Threaten Afghanistan’s Biometric Election

Afghanistan is poised to proceed with biometric voter verification technologies in this year’s election, but mismanagement and technical issues threaten to mar the process. The plan had been to enhance the integrity of the presidential election through the use of fingerprint-, iris-, and face-scanning technologies, with officials delaying polling from an initial timeframe in April…

TECH5 Brings Biometric Tech to MOSIP’s Open-Source ID Platform

TECH5 Brings Biometric Tech to MOSIP’s Open-Source ID Platform

“We believe that our combined solution will provide high value to countries that are establishing identity management systems.” TECH5 has officially become the first ABIS vendor to integrate with the MOSIP platform, making it compatible with its T5-ABIS solution and various biometric SDKs. MOSIP is an open-source platform that allows organizations to create digital IDs that…

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…

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…

UN-focused Handheld Features Integrated Biometrics Tech

UN-focused Handheld Features Integrated Biometrics Tech

Coppernic, a France-based specialist in RFID UHF solutions for the control and tracking of goods and people, has developed a new multifunction tablet device featuring sophisticated biometric technology from Integrated Biometrics. Called the ID Platform FAP50, the device is aimed at helping the United Nations to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals laid out at the…

Uttar Pradesh Leverages Biometric Mantra Tech for Food Distribution

Uttar Pradesh Leverages Biometric Mantra Tech for Food Distribution

The North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is leveraging Mantra’s biometric technology to help with the distribution of food to eligible citizens. Mantra Softech is a manufacturer of Aadhaar-certified fingerprint and iris recognition sensors that have been used in a variety of government-sponsored programs, including a benefits program designed for small farmers. The deployment in…

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

United Airlines Promotes Biometric Screening with CLEAR Investment

CLEAR is teaming up with United Airlines to promote biometric screening technology at airports in the United States. In addition to making an equity investment in the company, United will deploy CLEAR’s tech at its Newark Liberty International and Houston George Bush Intercontinental airport hubs, and will support the company’s efforts to introduce CLEAR lanes…

Integrated Biometrics Provides Scanner for New Corvus Handheld

Integrated Biometrics Provides Scanner for New Corvus Handheld

Corvus Integration has unveiled a new multimodal handheld that leverages fingerprint technology from Integrated Biometrics (IB). Dubbed the Tetrad ID Sleeve, the lightweight device offers iris, face, and fingerprint recognition, the latter of which is delivered via IB’s Five-O ten-print fingerprint scanner. The Five-O is an FBI-certified FAP 50 scanner, and provides fingerprint enrollment and…

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…

Laxton Unveils New Multimodal Biometrics Solution Ahead of SDW 2019

Laxton Unveils New Multimodal Biometrics Solution Ahead of SDW 2019

“[The Chameleon D] supports single- and two-fingerprint scanning as well as 4+4+2 slap scanning; and it’s also capable of iris and face scanning as well as voice recognition.” The government identity-focused SDW exhibition is slated to begin next week, and Laxton Group has taken the opportunity to launch a new device in its Chameleon Biometrics…

CLEAR Comes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

CLEAR Comes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

“CVG marks the 30th location in CLEAR’s growing network of member airports…” CLEAR has come to another of America’s major airports, touching down this time at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, or CVG. Situated in Hebron, Kentucky, CVG serves more nonstop flights than any other airport in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana tri-state area, and is one of the…

NEC’s Biometrics Tech Garners Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan has named NEC as its 2019 Biometrics Company of the Year in the Asia Pacific Region. The accolade is intended to recognize NEC’s pioneering work in multiple segments of the biometrics industry, with multimodal solutions that have integrated face, voice, iris, and fingerprint recognition alongside other forms of biometric identification. “We are…

Rugged Tablet From CardLogix Features Multimodal Biometric Capabilities

Rugged Tablet From CardLogix Features Multimodal Biometric Capabilities

“The tablet itself is IP67-rated waterproof and dust-proof, and it’s drop resistant, with customization options that can be tailored to the security needs of a number of different locales, including businesses, schools, event venues, and healthcare and government facilities.” CardLogix has launched a new rugged tablet with a slew of biometric features. The BIOSID tablet…

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

Vision-Box Provides Biometric eGates for Updated Bahrain Airport

The Bahrain International Airport is overhauling its infrastructure with a new Passenger Terminal Building, which will feature 22 biometric eGates courtesy of Vision-Box. The new building is part of the BIA’s ongoing Airport Modernization Programme, and is designed to up the airport’s yearly capacity to 14 million passengers. “The new Automated Border Control platform will…

UNHCR’s Biometric IDs Help Protect Refugees from Itself

UNHCR’s Biometric IDs Help Protect Refugees from Itself

The United Nations’ refugee agency has been vocal about the benefits of biometric identification for those in its charge for years, but recently the organization invoked this technology in its own defense. The UNHCR was responding to an extensive investigative report from NBC alleging widespread corruption at the refugee agency. Usually this involves bribery in…

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…

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

On-Device Biometrics Month: The Primer

‘On-device biometrics’ is probably one of the most important concepts in today’s digital security landscape, yet it’s also an idea that is not widely understood by everyday users. It refers to a question that a lot of people don’t even think of – where does my biometric data go when it’s scanned? It’s a crucial…

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