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Zwipe To Team Up with Malaysia’s Iris Corp

Zwipe To Team Up with Malaysia’s Iris Corp

Malaysia-based Iris Corp. and Norway-based Zwipe are looking to partner up, according to a report from The Edge Markets. Iris Corp. specializes in iris-based biometric authentication, particularly in the area of access control; while Zwipe focuses on fingerprint recognition and payment cards. The two companies are going to explore the possibility of biometric smart card applications in Malaysia.…

News Roundup: Every Major Modality

News Roundup: Every Major Modality

Last week at FindBiometrics we started to look back on our featured coverage from 2016 as practically every major modality made headlines. Behavioral, fingerprint, face, voice, and iris biometrics—the industry news was truly multimodal and spanned a wide range of applications. Take a look at the top stories in global identity management from the week…

Healthcare Month: Four Biometrics Deployments in Health

Healthcare Month: Four Biometrics Deployments in Health

Though biometrics serve to bring an incredible amount of benefits to the healthcare industry, the gigantic risk associated with health data has served as a barrier preventing the kind of explosive traction we’ve seen in say, the payment solutions market. That having been said, biometric healthcare solutions are being used every day to shorten diagnosis…

IriTech Launches Enterprise Attendance Tracking System

IriTech Launches Enterprise Attendance Tracking System

IriTech’s plan is to start marketing the upgraded system in India, where the company already has a strong presence via contracts with government agencies IriTech has announced a new, enterprise version  of its biometric time and attendance tracking system. Called Time & Attendance Enterprise, it’s an update to the company’s IriShield iris-scanning system. The company…

Report: Bright Future for Iris Recognition

Report: Bright Future for Iris Recognition

The iris recognition biometrics market is going through a strong growth phase, according to a report from tech research firm TechNavio. The firm’s researchers predict a 23.5 percent CAGR for this market between 2014 and 2019. The researchers point to healthcare, financial, government, defense, and transportation as the key sectors driving demand for iris recognition…

Canadian Borders Get Biometric Upgrade From Iris ID

Canadian Borders Get Biometric Upgrade From Iris ID

Today, Iris ID (formerly the Iris Technology Division of LG Electronics) and IBM announced that their collaboration has led to iris recognition biometrics being used by the Canada Border Services Agency’s NEXUS program. Thanks to the biometric integration, the travelers moving between Canada and the United States via eight international airports, 19 land border crossings and…

Indian State Adopts Iris Scanning for Pension Payments

Indian State Adopts Iris Scanning for Pension Payments

An iris recognition system is going to be used to identify pensioners for their payments in Andhra Pradesh, according to an NDTV article. This new system will replace the thumbprint identification system currently in place in the Indian Krishna district. It’s part of an effort to cut down on fraud, according to one official. In…

Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

Multiple Biometric Modalities to Protect UAE Borders Thanks To New Morpho Contract

The United Arab Emirates will soon see its border security bolstered thanks to a new contract that will see Morpho (Safran) providing fingerprint, voice and face recognition technology through an e-Border project. Morpho received the contract (which was awarded through the UAE Ministry of Interior) through eIMASS. The project will see the implementation of a…

UN Agency Adopts Biometrics to Track Refugee Stats

UN Agency Adopts Biometrics to Track Refugee Stats

The United Nations has begun to use biometric technology to better obtain and manage data on refugees, according to a SciDev.Net article by Aamna Mohdin. The UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) is using iris scans, photographs, and fingerprints to collect this data. Traditionally, the agency has relied on surveys and estimates from NGOs…

EyeLock Names New Senior Vice President Of Mobile and Wearables

EyeLock Names New Senior Vice President Of Mobile and Wearables

Iris recognition company EyeLock announced today that it has appointed a new senior vice president of Mobile and Wearables: Steve Gerber. In this new role, Gerber will be responsible for leading the development of mobile platforms and wearable solutions that leverage EyeLcoks’ biometric iris recognition technology. Iris recognition has been a popular topic in the…

Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Research Shows Young People Prefer Biometrics To Passwords

Tweet: Have you seen the #NewFindBiometrics ? The site that you depend on for all your #biometric news has a fresh new look! Check it out now http://ctt.ec/vKauZ+ #Biometrics In that timeworn tradition of youthful rebellion, young people today are keen to reject the archaic password-based security systems of their parents in favor of biometric…

Mobile Biometrics Aid in AirAsia Crash Victim Identification

Mobile Biometrics Aid in AirAsia Crash Victim Identification

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went missing on December 28, 2014, enroute from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. The fight was found shortly after, having crashed into the waters south of Borneo and killed all 162 passengers. In the effort to identify the fallen victims of this latest major airline disaster, Indonesia’s Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (INAFIS) has…

New Iris Innovations May Bring Eye-Based Biometrics To The Masses

New Iris Innovations May Bring Eye-Based Biometrics To The Masses

Iris biometrics company IriTech has announced a major innovation in the world of strong identity management. The company has developed a new technology that can allow for iris capture under bright sunlight conditions – something that has been considered a major (if not the major) obstacle in bringing the modality to mainstream markets. IriTech claims…

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Sometimes when we talk about technologies that can vastly improve real life experiences, especially ones that involve futuristic-feeling technology like biometrics, it helps to have real life examples. The promises of biometric border control, particularly in airports, seem almost too good to be true: convenience without the sacrifice of security. The thing is, these promises…

EyeLock and MorphoTrust Team Up in Major Partnership

EyeLock and MorphoTrust Team Up in Major Partnership

EyeLock Inc. and MorphoTrust USA (Safran) have joined forces in a major strategic partnership. Their goal is to provide a comprehensive set of biometric services at the enterprise level and in the fields of financial services, air terminal security, and motor vehicle administration. It’s a pretty significant partnership, as both companies already loom large in…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Many Modalities and Border Control

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Many Modalities and Border Control

This week at FindBiometrics multiple modalities were all over the industry news while we continued to explore biometric border control in the featured articles section. Here is what the identity management industry was talking about this week: Fingerprints This week fingerprints were all over the news. From a biometric solution in healthcare that helps first responders…

EyeLock Inc. on a Roll with New Partnership

EyeLock Inc. on a Roll with New Partnership

Iris biometrics technology developer EyeLock Inc. has announced a partnership with Winstron NeWeb Corporation in a deal that will see EyeLock’s technology embedded in numerous connected devices. In other words, EyeLock’s iris-scanning technology is making its way into the growing Internet of Things. It’s good news on top of good news for EyeLock; their ‘myris’…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

The prospect of travelling by air may have one time, long ago, held some amount of excitement for travelers. In a bygone era that some might call more innocent or possibly naive, the experience of boarding an airplane might have held dignity, convenience and something resembling novelty. I don’t know. I have not lived in…

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

Iris-scanning technology developer EyeLock has received a big new accolade for its myris USB device, as the product has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. The distinction is granted by a panel designers, engineers, and media experts and is based on a set of criteria revolving around both form and function. The handheld…

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