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Nigerian Banks Building Biometric Customer Registry

Nigerian Banks Building Biometric Customer Registry

Nigerians will soon need to enroll in a biometric identification system to do their banking, according to an article by Bukola Idowu in the country’s Leadership newspaper. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) initialized this Bank Verification Number (BVN) project nine months ago, and is now attempting to fast-track enrolment. The system requires that every…

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.

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…

EyeVerify Upgrades Eyeprint ID, Will Launch on iOS and Android in January

Today, EyeVerify, a company specializing in vascular biometric technology, announced the latest version of its patented Eyeprint ID solution which features a big change for the better. EyeVerify’s biometric solution uses the front facing camera of a mobile device to capture the vein patterns on the side of a user’s eyeball. It’s a contactless and…

Biometric Locking System Helps Omnicell Win Prestigious Contract

Biometric Locking System Helps Omnicell Win Prestigious Contract

Omnicell, Inc., a provider of healthcare efficiencies solutions, has won a contract to lend its services to the well-respected Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The company’s Unity enterprise platform offers a range of products and services to help medical institutions improve their administration, including cloud-based inventory management for medication, business analytics…

Money20/20 Coming To Europe Thanks To North American Success

Money20/20 Coming To Europe Thanks To North American Success

Today, Money20/20 LLC – the organizer of its eponymous payments and financial services industry event – announced that it will be launching Money20/20Europe with an inaugural conference date set for Spring 2016. According to Anil D. Aggarwal, co creator of Money20/20, the expansion of the event into Europe is a logical next step after three…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is a logical step in the right direction for law enforcement in the United States. Managed by the Bureau’s Criminal Justice Information Services division (CJIS), NGI brings an exciting amount of next generation efficiency to critical law enforcement procedures that used to take an unbelievable amount of time…

Identify Security Software Inc. Bets on Hybrid of Existing Identification Technologies

Identify Security Software Inc. Bets on Hybrid of Existing Identification Technologies

Identify Security Software Inc. has introduced its new security platform, iDenitfyME, which uses a combination of biometric and visual identification technologies in pursuit of identity security management. This Digital-Analog Hybrid technology is intended to be autonomous, identifying users without requiring their active participation in the process. The technology is designed to mine the wealth of…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

This past week FindBiometrics was in Tampa, covering Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit from the ground floor. That didn’t mean it was a week without the regular industry news though, with product launches, partnerships, contract announcements and research reports all making their way onto our radar. Monday was the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged…

Global Identity Summit: SpeechPro Launches VoiceKey.WebAccess

Global Identity Summit: SpeechPro Launches VoiceKey.WebAccess

The Global Identity Summit came to a close yesterday in Tampa, Florida. SpeechPro – a voice  biometric software company – closed the week filled with keynotes, panels, dynamic discussions and exhibitions by announcing the launch of VoiceKey.WebAccess. The new solution is a multi-factor authentication software that leverages cameras and microphones to combine face and voice…

Biometrics Now a Must Have on Smartphones, Says Goode

Biometrics Now a Must Have on Smartphones, Says Goode

A new report from Goode Intelligence, a research and consulting firm, underlines the crucial role that biometrics are playing in the current mobile device landscape. The new white paper titled Mobile Voice Biometrics – Meeting the Needs of Convenient User Authentication focuses specifically on voice recognition for mobile devices. With the proliferation of smartphones and…

Neurotechnology Releases Updated Biometric Time and Attendance Software

Neurotechnology Releases Updated Biometric Time and Attendance Software

In the workplace biometrics can offer a great number of benefits. Logical and physical access control is often the more obvious application that comes to mind, but biometric technology can also go a long way in keeping track of employee attendance records. Where punch cards and PINs can be abused, forgotten or lost, biometric time…

Istanbul Supermarkets Deploy Fingerprint Biometrics

Istanbul Supermarkets Deploy Fingerprint Biometrics

In the workplace, biometric access control and time/attendance share quite a bit of overlap. Considering that in a retail situation, in order to punch-in, a worker needs to submit her biometric at a terminal, it is a logical extension in that case that the same action also be used to control facility access. Today, biometrics…

Fingerprint Biometric Sensor Market Growth Due To Wide Range of Applications

Fingerprint Biometric Sensor Market Growth Due To Wide Range of Applications

A new report from Markets and Markets names the wide range of applications for fingerprint biometric sensors as a major growth factor, predicting that the global market for the devices will shoot to a projected $14.35 billion by the year 2020. According to the report – titled Fingerprint Sensor Market – the market will show a CAGR of…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A Truly Multi-Modal Week

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A Truly Multi-Modal Week

This week at findBIOEMTRICS we brought Multi-Modal Month to a close, but you wouldn’t know it taking a look at the industry news section. For a month dedicated to the diversity of biometrics, identity management solutions and their applications, the final week of June was truly emblematic of the theme. We started the week with…

NEXT Biometrics Receives 10,000 Fingerprint Sensor Order From Fulcrum

NEXT Biometrics Receives 10,000 Fingerprint Sensor Order From Fulcrum

Norwegian fingerprint biometric company NEXT Biometrics has recently signed a strategic agreement with Fulcrum Biometrics. The partnership will see Fulcrum supplying NEXT fingerprint sensors to the United States market. The partnership was inked simultaneously with an order for 10,000 sensors, the first delivery of which will begin this month. “We are very pleased to be…

Workers’ Credit Union Upgrades Security and Wins Its Time Back With DigitalPersona Biometrics

Workers’ Credit Union Upgrades Security and Wins Its Time Back With DigitalPersona Biometrics

In logical access control situations, biometric authentication boils down to two main benefits for business. First, upgrading to a biometric sensor at workstations and ditching passwords means heightened security: no more employees writing their access key on scrap pieces of paper, using the actual word “password,” or finding inspiration in prominent desk ornaments for important security…

Multi-Modal Month – Week 3: 4 Vertical Markets Ready For Multi-Factor

As we explored in last week’s Multi-Modal Month feature article, combining biometric factors can greatly bolster security without having to sacrifice much (if anything) in terms of convenience. With innovations in cloud technology and an increasing level of availability in terms of biometric hardware and software, multi-factor authentication is becoming a lot more appealing in the…

Multi-Modal Month – Week Two: The Power of Multiple Factors

It’s Multi-Modal Month here at findBIOMETRICS: a celebration of the diversity in today’s biometric technology. Last week we looked at the many modes of biometric identity in our week-one Primer. This week we are going to examine the benefits and applications of combining authentication factors. It stands to reason that if biometrics are stronger than…

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