Latin America

FacePhi Partners with Garantizar, Reinforcing its Position in Latin America

FacePhi Partners with Garantizar, Reinforcing its Position in Latin America

“With this agreement, Garantizar has become the seventh Argentinian company to embrace FacePhi’s biometric authentication technology, with the broader Latin American region representing its core market.” FacePhi has further reinforced its position in Latin America, and particularly Argentina, with its latest partnership. The company has been contracted to provide biometric identification technology to Garantizar. The…

Ipsidy, Skypatrol Seek to Establish Mobile Payments Ecosystem for Truckers

Ipsidy, Skypatrol Seek to Establish Mobile Payments Ecosystem for Truckers

A big new partnership is poised to lock truck drivers in Latin America into a mobile payments network secured with biometric authentication. Ipsidy, the provider of a recently launched mobile facial recognition app, has teamed up with Skypatrol, the provider of a GPS-based truck fleet management solution that supports over a million vehicles across Latin…

ZKTeco Opens Mexico Office

ZKTeco Opens Mexico Office

“The Latin American market appears to be one with a growing appetite for biometric technology, if activity from major players is any indication.” ZKTeco has opened a new office in Mexico as part of an effort to accommodate growth in the country and the Latin America region more broadly, the company has announced. In a…

FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

FacePhi Partners With Red Link in Argentina

The deal comes after FacePhi rebranded its flagship solution from its previous moniker, ‘Selphi,’ to its new name, ‘ME.’ A new contract will see FacePhi technology used for digital onboarding of Red Link customers in Argentina. Red Link is an operator of ATM networks in the country, and evidently has extensive business ties: According to…

Credence ID Ramps Up Latin American Activities

Credence ID Ramps Up Latin American Activities

Credence ID is sharpening its focus on Latin America. The company says it is opening a new office in Mexico City, and has appointed a new Director of Channel & Business Development for the Caribbean and Latin America region, Jeremy James. In a statement announcing the moves, Credence ID highlighted James’ experience in the financial…

UMANICK Targets Latin America with New Bogota Office

UMANICK Targets Latin America with New Bogota Office

Biometric security solutions developer UMANICK has opened a new office in the ParqueSoft IT complex of Bogota, Colombia. In a statement, the company framed the move as an effort to target the Latin American region, and particularly Colombia, Peru, and Mexico, which “show high potential for biometric identification,” particularly in the healthcare, payments, and banking…

TOC Biometrics Gets International Manager

TOC Biometrics Gets International Manager

Chile-based biometric authentication solutions provider TOC has appointed a new International Manager. Andrés Landerretche, a lawyer with the University of Chile, takes the post. It’s a new position aimed at promoting the company on the global market, and has been created in the wake of new TOC office openings in Europe. In a statement announcing the position…

NEC Seeks to Boost Brazil Presence with IT Security Firm Acquisition

NEC Seeks to Boost Brazil Presence with IT Security Firm Acquisition

Seeking to boost its IT services in Brazil, NEC Latin America has acquired Arcon Informatics, a domestic IT security company. Arcon was started in 1995 and has since grown its digital security consulting and management businesses. NEC says the company now has a network of clients in fields including finance, energy, manufacturing, telecommunications, and government.…

EyeLock Signs Brazil/Latin America Regional Partner

EyeLock Signs Brazil/Latin America Regional Partner

Iris biometrics company EyeLock has found a new regional partner for Brazil and Latin America. COMTEX, an electronic security integrator based in the region, has stepped to offer manufacturing and distribution services. Explaining the selection of the company in a statement, EyeLock’s Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Anthony Antolino, pointed to the company’s prominence in the…