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New Report Underlines Continuing Trends in Biometrics Market

New Report Underlines Continuing Trends in Biometrics Market

Aptly-named market research firm Research and Markets has released a new report on the global biometrics systems market. The report, dubbed “The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024” in a display of the firm’s usual flair for prosaic language, notes a number of continuing trends in the industry that are expected to unfold over the next…

Morpho Fingerprint Biometrics Score First Place in 2014 MINEX Benchmark

Morpho Fingerprint Biometrics Score First Place in 2014 MINEX Benchmark

Yesterday, Morpho (Safran) announced that its fingerprint matching technology took the top spot in NIST’s ongoing MINEX test. MINEX, which stands for Minutiae Interoperability Exchange, is a test that is mandated to offer performance and interoperability metrics of biometric templates and matching capabilities. More than 30 companies were evaluated as part of this MINEX benchmark…

Consortium of US States Accept Multimodal Biometric Law Enforcement

Consortium of US States Accept Multimodal Biometric Law Enforcement

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced that the Western Identification Network (WIN) has accepted its Integra-ID5 Multimodal Biometric Identification System (MBIS). The MBIS solution is part of NEC’s Safer Cities platform, and its acceptance by WIN comes after years of testing. WIN is a consortium comprised of eight U.S. states and various local law enforcement…

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…

MSU Software Can Match Real Face to Drawing

MSU Software Can Match Real Face to Drawing

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed software that can match sketches of faces to photos, according to a Michigan Radio article by Virginia Gordan. The tool could have useful applications in the realm of law enforcement, where police sketches are sometimes all that officers have to go by in looking for…

Integrated Biometrics Continues to Promote Biometric Security

Integrated Biometrics Continues to Promote Biometric Security

Fresh off a number of conference talks, including Carts Secure Connexions 2014 and EU-LISA (European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice), executives from Integrated Biometrics continue to preach the gospel of biometric security in a new NCTechNews article. Integrated Biometrics is a developer of FBI-certified,…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

This past week has been incredibly big for the identity management industry, particularly in terms of the commerce vertical markets. With the Money20/20 conference showing a massive uptick in biometrics-based presentations, announcements and exhibitions it is clear that the mainstream financial community is ready to embrace strong authentication. Meanwhile, FindBiometrics has entered Biometric Border Control…

Crossmatch Launches Company Rebrand at CARTES 2014

In April, Cross Match Technologies made a headlines by acquiring DigitalPersona, and in turn becoming the largest independent identity management company in the world focused on biometrics. Today, at CARTES Secure Connexions 2014, the company introduced its new corporate branding. From now on, Cross Match Technologies and DigitalPersona will be known simply as: Crossmatch. The new CEO…

Neurotechnology Inches Towards Top of Field in Algorithm Test

Neurotechnology Inches Towards Top of Field in Algorithm Test

Lithuania-based biometric technology developer Neurotechnology has placed second in the world’s only public, independent test of fingerprint-matching algorithms. That would, of course, be the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test (MINEX) test issued by America’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The test is designed to measure the performance and interoperability of such algorithms, and to…

GenKey Gets FBI Certification Just in Time for CARTES 2014

GenKey Gets FBI Certification Just in Time for CARTES 2014

Biometric solutions developer GenKey has announced that its fingerprint-scanning technology has now received WSQ certification. The Wavelet Scalar Quantization certification is issued by America’s FBI in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and is basically a measure of accuracy with respect to fingerprint imaging. The company sought the certification because it…

Biometric Law Enforcement Comes to Canada

Biometric Law Enforcement Comes to Canada

Facial recognition technology for the purpose of law enforcement has now marched into Canada, with the Calgary Police Service set to become the first Canadian police service to use such technology. They’ve contracted Texas-based NEC Corporation to provide the tech in the form of its NeoFace Reveal system. Speaking about – or ‘aboot’, in Canadian…

Introducing the New Face of Crossmatch: Interview with Richard Agostinelli

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to get the whole scoop on Crossmatch’s new brand identity in an interview with company CEO Richard Agostinelli. The conversation touches on the ideas behind the new identity, some new products from Crossmatch and what 2015 holds for the company.

iTouch Biometrics to Provide Tech to Illinois State Police

iTouch Biometrics to Provide Tech to Illinois State Police

Having just won a major contract with the Illinois State Police, iTouch Biometrics has announced a new palm and fingerprint scanner that will be particularly useful to law enforcement authorities. Called Digital Major Case Prints, the new product allows for the digital capture of friction ridge detail on the palm of a hand and on…

Police Can Compel Defendants to Give Up Fingerprints

Police Can Compel Defendants to Give Up Fingerprints

Though privacy and biometrics is still a hotly debated topic of discussion in identity management, a Circuit Court judge has drawn a line when it comes to fingerprints and smartphones. According to an article by Elisabeth Hulette in The Virginian-Pilot, Judge Steven C. Frucci ruled that police can compel criminal defendants to give up their…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

The FindBiometrics industry news section had us talking about biometrics on an international level once again this past week with news from Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and North America. Justice was also a major identity management topic, an especially convenient fact considering it was the final week of Law Enforcement Biometrics Month. Meanwhile, commerce and mobility continued…

Germany’s Interest in Security a Boon for Biometrics Market

Germany’s Interest in Security a Boon for Biometrics Market

Market research firm Research and Markets has more good news for the biometrics industry, this time from Germany. Their aptly-named “Law Enforcement Biometrics Market in Germany 2014-2018” report predicts growth of 17.6 percent (CAGR) for the law enforcement biometrics field between 2013 and 2018. The researchers note that demand for the technology is driven mostly…

Bexar County Pursues Biometric Tech for Police

Bexar County Pursues Biometric Tech for Police

Texas’ Bexar County has hired an IT company to provide it with new biometric technology for law enforcement, according to an article by KENS5 Eyewitness News’ Stacia Wilson. County officials will pay NEC Corporation of America up to $3.4 million for the technology. The county’s law enforcement officials are looking for “Automated Fingerprint Identification and…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: The Roundup

It’s time to bring Law Enforcement Biometrics to an end. After a full month of related industry news and feature articles on the topic it is clear that the area of law enforcement and justice is a dynamic space for both biometric identification technologies and strong authentication. Here is a look back on October and…

Biometrics and Mobility To Bolster NYPD Presence

Biometrics and Mobility To Bolster NYPD Presence

The common industry knowledge is that mobile biometrics can bring efficiency to law enforcement operations. If a suspect can be identified in the field, an officer of the law need not waste precious time dragging a possibly innocent citizen back to the police station. It looks like the New York Police Department agrees with this assessment, as…

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