iris recognition

Crossmatch to Continue On to Phase Two of IARPA’s Thor R&D Program

Crossmatch to Continue On to Phase Two of IARPA’s Thor R&D Program

“Phase 2 of Thor will see a higher concentration of software work, building upon the prototype scanners developed in Phase 1. The work includes developing PAD algorithms based on biometric features, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning that work for both known and unknown presentation attacks.” – Bill McClurg, SVP & CTO, Crossmatch The first phase…

Iris ID Biometric Tech Integrated into Smart Lockers and Cabinets

Iris ID Biometric Tech Integrated into Smart Lockers and Cabinets

“The iCAM R100 is non-contact, so it’s not affected by dirt, grease, gloves, facial hair, hats, glasses and other factors that reduce the accuracy of fingerprint and facial recognition systems. We’re very excited to bring our iris-based solution to Real Time Networks.” – Mohammed Murad, VP Sales and Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID‘s biometric…

Iris ID Tech Comes To AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control Platform

Iris ID Tech Comes To AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control Platform

“We are excited to work with the Symmetry Enterprise team to create a seamless solution for large enterprise organizations requiring the extra security afforded by two-factor identity authentication.” – Mohammed Murad, VP Sales and Business Development, Iris ID Biometric technology from Iris ID has now been integrated into AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Enterprise access control platform. The…

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Government Biometrics Month 2018: The Ascent of Biometric Border Control

Biometric border control is not a new concept. At its most basic level, in fact, border control has always been biometric, with authorities comparing travelers’ faces to the images in their passports and other identity documents. That work was done by humans, of course, but the technological sophistication that has been attained in the field…

IDEMIA Celebrates Strong Performance in DHS’s Biometric Technology Rally

IDEMIA Celebrates Strong Performance in DHS’s Biometric Technology Rally

“As IDEMIA explains, only five of the 11 companies that participated in the Rally put forward dual, rather than unimodal, systems; and OneLook was one of the top performers, attaining a 93 percent user satisfaction score – one of the top three rankings across all 11 companies.” IDEMIA is celebrating its success in the Department…

Iris ID Tech Now Integrated with Fed Submit Platform

Iris ID Tech Now Integrated with Fed Submit Platform

“The Mentalix solution will make it easier – and faster – for local officials to know who is being booked and released from their facilities.” – Mohammed Murad, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development, Iris ID Iris ID‘s iris biometrics technology is now fully integrated into Mentalix’s Fed Submit platform. The companies’ partnership was first…

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

Government Biometrics Month: The Primer

The government sector has long been a key driver – if not the key driver – of the biometrics market. But with biometric technologies having advanced by leaps and bounds over the last few years, the applications and deployments that are taking place now are more exciting than ever. This is all going to get…

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Mobile App Added to FBI Certified Products List

InCadence Strategic Solutions‘ Ares mobile biometrics software is now officially on the FBI Certified Products List, the company has announced. The app is designed to operate in conjunction with InCadence fingerprint scanners, which can be plugged into Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. And the software is designed to connect with county and state fingerprint databases,…

New Partnership and $19.5M Series B Raise Tascent’s Profile

New Partnership and $19.5M Series B Raise Tascent’s Profile

“The company has just closed a $19.5 million series-B funding round led by NEC Corporation and Tano Capital, and featuring contributions from Min Aik Technology Co., Ltd.” Tascent is enjoying a rising profile on the back of a major collaborative partnership and successful funding round. The company’s latest partner is First Advantage, a background check and…

Lightspeed Technology Shrinks Biometric Camera to a Third of Previous Size

“Lightspeed says the camera can capture a dual face and iris image within three to five seconds of video, and from a distance of 14-20 inches.” Lightspeed Technology has significantly reduced the footprint of its biometric camera solution, announcing that it’s now only a third of its previous size. First announced this past spring, the…

NEC Takes a Stake in Iris Specialist Tascent

NEC Takes a Stake in Iris Specialist Tascent

NEC appears to have taken a significant stake in California-based iris biometrics specialist Tascent, announcing a new investment in the firm. In a statement announcing the investment, NEC did not disclose its size or value, but a subsequent press release from Tascent confirmed NEC’s participation in a $19.5 million series B funding round which the…

Biometric Payments Come to South Africa via Samsung Pay

Biometric Payments Come to South Africa via Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay has now reached South Africa, the company has announced. Samsung’s mobile payments platform arrives in the country with the support of domestic banks Absa and Standard Bank, as well as Visa and Mastercard. Other partners for the launch include Virgin Money, British Airways, and the Avios airfare rewards program. In a post on…

UIDAI Urges Citizens to Treat Aadhaar Info Like Credit Card

UIDAI Urges Citizens to Treat Aadhaar Info Like Credit Card

“The key is to think about it like a credit card number, the agency says; you share this with merchants all the time, but you wouldn’t post it online for everyone to see.” The Unique Identification Authority of India is once again seeking to clarify how its Aadhaar biometric ID program works to the larger…

Princeton Identity Secures Three New Patents for Iris Recognition Tech

Princeton Identity Secures Three New Patents for Iris Recognition Tech

“With over 11 patented technologies in our portfolio and many more pending, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to creating the most advanced and accurate iris recognition-based solutions to ensure accurate and convenient authentication of people and access to assets.” – Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity Princeton Identity has been granted three new patents for…

UIDAI Announces Facial Recognition Requirement for SIM Issuance

UIDAI Announces Facial Recognition Requirement for SIM Issuance

“Effective September 15th, telecoms will need to ensure that at least 10 percent of their authentication transactions through Aadhaar are performed using facial recognition, with shortfalls subject to fines.” The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is preparing to take at least a small step toward the integration of authentication based on facial recognition into…

Biometric Vending Machine Features EyeLock Tech

Biometric Vending Machine Features EyeLock Tech

EyeLock‘s partnership with smart vending machine maker ViaTouch Media has born fruit, with the latter’s Vicki device now available. The companies first announced they had teamed up last November, explaining that ViaTouch’s Vicki vending machine would feature artificial intelligence and EyeLock’s iris recognition technology. Now, that vision has been realized in ViaTouch’s automated machine, which…

Iris-Scanning Tablets Enable Aadhaar-based Banking

Iris-Scanning Tablets Enable Aadhaar-based Banking

Axis Bank is staking a claim to being the first financial services institution in India to implement iris-based Aadhaar authentication on a ‘micro ATM’, a term for portable terminals used to enable account access. Axis Bank has embedded iris recognition technology into a tablet device to enable to the functionality as part of its efforts…

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Galaxy Note9 Features Princeton Identity’s Iris Recognition Tech

Samsung has officially unveiled its newest Note smartphone, and it once again features sophisticated biometric security provided by Princeton Identity technology. That means the Galaxy Note9 maintains Samsung’s flagship authentication mechanism, iris recognition. Operating in tandem with facial recognition, the system allows for contactless authentication – as with Apple’s iPhone X, a user can unlock…

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