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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…

ICAP Looking to Move Some Biometrics Patents

ICAP Looking to Move Some Biometrics Patents

ICAP Patent Brokerage is putting the word out that they have some patents available that cover “a biometrics-based credit card fraud prevention system, for use at the point-of-sale”. The patents will be available for bidding until December 4th. It isn’t clear exactly what the system entails, but from ICAP’s description it sounds pretty comprehensive. In…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Primer

Biometric Border Control Month: The Primer

November is Biometric Border Control Month here at FindBiometrics, and to start off (as usual) here is a handy primer to get you up to speed on the topic. Border control is an interesting vertical when it comes to identity management markets, in that it encompasses a wide range of biometric applications. Access control, remote…

Interview: Seth Miller, Founder & CEO, IDtech360

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Seth Miller, IDtech360’s founder and CEO, about his business, the need for overseas biometrics companies in America and the specifics of the education market.

Intel Capital Launches Major Round of Investments in Chinese Biometric Tech

Intel Capital Launches Major Round of Investments in Chinese Biometric Tech

Intel’s global investment wing, Intel Capital, has announced a number of major investments in Chinese tech companies, according to a new China Money Network article. The investments amount to a sum of $28 million and will cover a range of technological fields including mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and biometrics. This is the…

India to Administrate Health Plan with Digital Citizenship Cards

India to Administrate Health Plan with Digital Citizenship Cards

India’s federal government will coordinate delivery of its ambitious new healthcare plan using its biometric identification card system, according to a new Economic Times article. Announced only a few months ago, India’s new National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM) asserted a vision of federally-provided, affordable healthcare accessible to all Indian citizens. The plan would provide citizens…

Biometrics Security Proposal Raises Eyebrows in Australia

Biometrics Security Proposal Raises Eyebrows in Australia

The Australian government is mulling large-scale integration of biometrics into its security apparatus amid growing skepticism and unease about such an idea, writes the Sydney Morning Herald’s David Wroe. The idea is to have Australia’s Immigration Department build a database of images of all Australian citizens that can be used in concert with facial recognition…

India to Track and Post Government Employee Attendance Using Biometric Tech

India to Track and Post Government Employee Attendance Using Biometric Tech

Under the leadership of the new Modi government, India has launched a new program to use biometric technology to track government employee job attendance, and is going to post that information online, according to a Tech2 article by Nimish Sawant. Dubbed the Biometric Attendance System, or BAS, the initiative will see fingerprint- and iris-scanners installed…

The Role of Biometrics In Containing Ebola

The Role of Biometrics In Containing Ebola

The spread of Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a terrifying topic in the news. As the deadly microbe continues to spread from person to person in affected regions of West Africa and beyond, with confirmed cases in Dallas, and Madrid, the world is looking for viable solutions for containing Ebola and those who have come in…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news spanned everything from physical access control to a Canadian bank that is embracing fingerprint and voice authentication for its mobile app. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we entered Law Enforcement Biometrics Month with a review of how strong authentication and identification tech is catching crooks and keeping…

Singapore Government Turns an Eye Towards Iris Scanning

Singapore Government Turns an Eye Towards Iris Scanning

Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that it’s looking into the possibility of introducing biometric iris-scanning technology as a complement to their current security apparatuses at airports and other such travel facilities, according to a new AsiaOne Travel article by Hoe Pei Shan. The ICA is asking potential vendors to submit their proposals…

CLEAR welcomes TSA’s outreach to private sector

CLEAR welcomes TSA’s outreach to private sector

In the wake of the US Transportation Security Administration’s announcement that it would be seeking private companies’ help with its PreCheck passenger screening program, CLEAR has issued a statement indicating that the company endorses this development. PreCheck is the TSA’s fast-track security program for passengers deemed to be low-risk, allowing them the privilege of remaining…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

Next week from September 29 to October 1 at the ASIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Iris ID (formerly LG Electronics, Iris Technology Division) will be demonstrating its IrisAccess biometric solutions. Today, in advance of this industry event, Iris ID has announced that the IrisAccess product line will be receiving a significant price reduction. Iris ID…

EyeLock Integrates Iris Biometrics With Password Management Software

EyeLock Integrates Iris Biometrics With Password Management Software

In addition to being highly vulnerable to attack and extremely inconvenient to use on mobile devices, passwords are difficult to manage. Propper password protocol dictates that in addition to being increasingly complex, the strings of alphanumeric characters that protect our accounts each need to be unique. This last password annoyance is being addressed by management…

Biometrics to Expedite Miami Airport Experience

Automated border control solutions are on the rise across the globe, with recent analysis predicting that airports are expected to spend more than $2.2 billion globally on ABC eGates and kiosks between 2014 and 2018. Europe is set to dominate the market share,but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing this growth in the United…

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Anviz Upgrades Asia-Pacific Office With New R&D Facilities and Demo Rooms

Today, Anviz Global, a specialist in intelligent security including biometrics, announced that it’s operations facilities in Shanghai have been upgraded to include a large new research and development section as well as areas called “experience rooms” that allow customers to try the company’s technology for themselves. The new Shanghai office measures in at about 3000 square…

Historic Hotel Embraces the Future With Biometric Time and Attendance

Historic Hotel Embraces the Future With Biometric Time and Attendance

The benefits of a biometric time and attendance system practically sell themselves when businesses are looking for efficient ways of keeping track of employee hours and payroll. A biometric system, regardless of modality, helps eliminate time-theft situations, discrepancies based on human error and administrative costs stemming from lost punch cards or forgotten PINs. A new…

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

This past Wednesday at the Super Mobility Week trade show in Las Vegas, mobile and cloud-based identity management company ImageWare Systems received the Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award from CTIA – The Wireless Association. The honor was granted for ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive product, which scored first place in the category of Mobile Money, Payments, Banking & Commerce. Runners up…

Massachusetts Lunch Lines Go Biometric Despite Parental Concerns

Massachusetts Lunch Lines Go Biometric Despite Parental Concerns

This fall, schools in North Adams, Massachusetts, will be deploying biometrics as a way to make the lunch line more efficient. Finger scanners courtesy of identiMetrics, working in tandem with the school’s POS solution called NutriKids will be replacing swipe cards, allowing for fast and secure payment while protecting financial details of underprivileged students and giving…

Mandatory Student Biometrics Coming to Saudi Arabia

Mandatory Student Biometrics Coming to Saudi Arabia

Over the next two years it will become mandatory for all public school students in Saudi Arabia to record their biometric details with the government in support of a new attendance monitoring system. According to Arab News, the project comes after school principals lobbied for the installation of cameras in classrooms to monitor teacher and student…

iBeta’s Biometrics Team Scores Fingerprint Evaluation Study

iBeta’s Biometrics Team Scores Fingerprint Evaluation Study

Today, iBeta Quality Assurance announced that Sandia National Laboratories has awarded it with a Fingerprint Evaluation Study Contract. iBeta, an accredited Biometrics Testing Laboratory under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, will conduct the study on biometric devices provided by 3M, Integrated Biometrics, Lumidigm and Precise Biometrics. Sandia Laboratories is being sponsored by the Department…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

This past week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Biometrics Month, hosted a webinar on privacy with the IBIA and checked in with the verticals as time quickly counted down to the upcoming festivities in Tampa. In these final days leading up to Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit in Tampa Florida, we will…

Iris Biometrics Company Delta ID Closes $5 Million Series A Funding Round

Iris Biometrics Company Delta ID Closes $5 Million Series A Funding Round

Toady, Delta ID, a biometric authentication company focused on iris recognition, announced that it has closed a $5 million Series A financing round. The funding period was powered by strategic investors including Intel Capital. Intel Capital’s investment was lead by Director Arun Chetty. Intel’s interest in Delta ID fits with a stated initiative to move…

Mobile Biometrics Month: The Primer

Mobile Biometrics Month: The Primer

Thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones and strong authentication technology, mobility and biometrics are becoming increasingly intertwined. Nothing quite hammers home efficiency like the security and assurance of strong authentication paired with the freedom and connectivity of mobile devices. September is the perfect time to celebrate this perfect match. Mobility is a key topic…

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

A new report from firm Research and Markets has named Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent and Cross Match Technologies as the key vendors in the law enforcement biometrics market. According to the research firm, based on its objective analysis built around a combination of primary and secondary sources, the law enforcement biometrics market is set to…

Road2BUP: FindBiometrics Summer Event Roundup

September is almost here, which means we are mere weeks away from Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy. All summer we have been preparing for this interactive executive summit by focusing our featured articles section and blog on the topics of commerce and privacy. Here is what we talked about when…

Biometric Voter Registration Software Deployed in Yemen

Biometric Voter Registration Software Deployed in Yemen

Biometrics can go a long way in improving the democratic process. With a clean, comprehensive and robust biometric voter registry in place duplicate records are eliminated, the process of casting a ballot is simplified for the end user and, most importantly, voter fraud becomes more difficult by orders of magnitude. Biometric voter registry is gaining…

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

Road2BUP: Privacy – Regulating Identity

We are nearly one month away from Biometrics UnPlugged in Tampa, Florida. All summer we have been shedding the spotlight on major topics in identity management. In June we featured ideas in next generation biometric and mobile commerce, now, one month away from the major industry event, we are turning our lens to privacy. Last…

Road2BUP: Privacy – The Primer

Welcome to the second phase of The Road To Biometrics UnPlugged: a summer-long event here at FindBiometrics in preparation for the Biometrics UnPlugged conference in September. Now in its second iteration, this year Biometrics UnPlugged carries with it the subtitle “Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce & Privacy.” Last month was dedicated to the commerce…

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Global Security News (GSN) has recently announced the recipients of its Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and among the winners is Iris ID. The iris biometrics company has been named the winner in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility. GSN’s managing partner and CEO, Adrian Courtenay, comments: “Iris ID has proved itself to be…

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