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Facial Biometrics May Be Reaching a Tipping Point in the Hospitality Market: Reports

Facial Biometrics May Be Reaching a Tipping Point in the Hospitality Market: Reports

Hospitality tech solutions provider Oracle Hospitality has announced the findings of new market studies pointing to both opportunities and pitfalls in using biometric technologies in the industry. The reports, Oracle Hotel 2025 and Oracle Restaurant 2025, are based on surveys of 150 hotel operators, 250 restaurant operators, and 702 consumers conducted in February of this…

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Bringing Facial Recognition Capabilities to UNIVERGE Platforms

NEC Corporation of America is bringing new biometric capabilities to its UNIVERGE Communications platforms, the company has announced. One of those capabilities is dubbed NeoFace Welcome, a virtual receptionist system that uses NEC’s top-ranking facial recognition technology to identify individuals and give them personalized greetings and messages. It can also provide targeting marketing media based on…

Facial Recognition Delivers Candid Photos Straight to Cruise Ship Passengers

Facial Recognition Delivers Candid Photos Straight to Cruise Ship Passengers

“…the ship uses facial recognition to match the individuals captured in the candid photos to passenger pictures provided at check-in and linked to their corresponding cabins.” A new cruise ship is using facial recognition technology to sell guests photos, reports Adweek. Part of the Carnival Cruise Line, the Carnival Vista has been outfitted with some…

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

NeoFace Idm Can Search Video for Faces by Time and Grouping

“…given NEC’s previous successful law enforcement deployments with its NeoFace technology, NeoFace Idm will likely find some interested clients for this new software.” NEC has announced a new offering based on its NeoFace facial recognition technology. Called NeoFace Image data mining, or NeoFace Idm, the software is designed to scan through video footage for specified faces.…

News Roundup: Samsung Teams Up With Mobile ID World

News Roundup: Samsung Teams Up With Mobile ID World

Last week at FindBiometrics we brought Law Enforcement Biometrics Month to a close while announcing the next big biometrics industry webinar, co-hosted by Samsung SDS America and our sister site Mobile ID World. Meanwhile, the industry news had us talking about under-glass fingerprints sensors, biometrics powered payments, and the newly announced candidate in exclusive talks…

Hawaii Travel Ad Adapts to Users’ Reactions Through Biometrics

Hawaii Travel Ad Adapts to Users’ Reactions Through Biometrics

Travel promoters are now using facial biometrics to tailor their marketing. Such a system has emerged from Expedia Media Solutions, the travel site’s media arm, and The Hawaii Tourism Authority, with the biometric technology provided by Realise. The system tracks viewers’ reactions as they watch a video ad. It monitors their faces for signs of…

NEC’s Biometric Retail Solution Showcased at Microsoft Ignite

NEC’s Biometric Retail Solution Showcased at Microsoft Ignite

NEC is showing off two cloud-based systems based on Microsoft Azure at this week’s Microsoft Ignite Conference. One is its Video Analytics for Retail solution, which appears to be the current iteration of biometric smart signage technology the company was promoting earlier this year. The system is designed to use facial recognition to gather customer…

Marketing Engagement Platform Adopts Biometrics

Marketing Engagement Platform Adopts Biometrics

Marketing engagement specialist Sticky has announced that its platform now features “a new biometric data layer” that can be used to track audiences’ emotional responses to marketing content. Sticky CEO Hans Lee said the move brings the marketing industry “one step closer to our vision of a future where this wealth of biometric data combined with…

Nanotech-Infused Biometric Patch Offers Medical, Marketing Applications

Nanotech-Infused Biometric Patch Offers Medical, Marketing Applications

Israeli researchers are touting the benefits of a new wearable biometric device that could have a range of applications in areas including medicine and marketing. Developed by a team at Tel Aviv University, the device is referred to as an ‘electronic tattoo’ by the researchers. It isn’t a tattoo, of course: It’s more of a…

Russian Facial Recognition Startup Gets Big VC Backing

Russian Facial Recognition Startup Gets Big VC Backing

A Russian startup focused on facial recognition has received some considerable investment. Called VisionLabs, the company’s Luna software platform is designed to identify customers in realtime for businesses by scanning photos or video feeds. Meanwhile, its Face IS system is aimed at producing customized marketing offers to shoppers, also based on realtime facial recognition. The…

NEC Smart Signage System Uses Biometrics to Get Shoppers’ Demographics

NEC Smart Signage System Uses Biometrics to Get Shoppers’ Demographics

NEC is getting ready to show off a number of new offerings at this week’s InfoComm16, a major AV show taking place in Las Vegas from June 8th to 10th. In addition to 4K displays and kiosk solutions, NEC will showcase a smart signage system featuring biometric scanning technology. Called NEC Engage, it offers what…

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

INTERVIEW: Joe Rosenkrantz, CEO, FaceFirst

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill recently had the chance to speak with Joe Rosenkantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The facial recognition company had an excellent 2015, and with the year coming to a close, O’Neill got the CEO’s perspective on what has been driving this success. The conversation spans a range of topics: biometrics in law enforcement and…

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Roundup

All throughout July at FindBiometrics we have been placing a special focus on biometrics so frictionless that they are considered virtually invisible to humans. Invisible Biometrics Month had us examine the frontiers of identity technology when it comes to convenience, visibility and inevitably privacy. Here’s a look back on the highlights of Invisible Biometrics Month:…

Invisible Biometrics Month: Marketing Matters

Invisible Biometrics Month: Marketing Matters

One of the frontiers of invisible biometrics is the marketing space. Contextual information on key demographics is incredibly valuable in a connected world that is increasingly being filled with niches. Meanwhile, getting a new product in front of a target consumer is becoming increasingly difficult with subscription services like Netflix decimating the audience of broadcast…

Australian Academic Calls for Restriction of Online Biometrics

Australian Academic Calls for Restriction of Online Biometrics

An Australian academic specializing in telecommunications law has authored a new paper arguing for stricter privacy controls online with respect to the use of facial recognition technology. In an article published in the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Niloufer Selvadurai suggests that a lack of laws regulating the use of this technology represents a…

Privacy Concerns Derail Biometrics Standards Group

Privacy Concerns Derail Biometrics Standards Group

A cross-industry working group tasked with developing a code of conduct for retailers and marketers interested in using facial recognition technology is breaking down over privacy concerns. The group was led by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Association, and brought together not only marketers and merchants but also privacy advocates to try…

Solid Growth Predicted for Facial Recognition Market

Solid Growth Predicted for Facial Recognition Market

A new report from Transparency Market Research predicts strong growth for the global facial recognition market over the next several years. It’s expected to grow at a rate of 9.5 percent CAGR between 2014 and 2020, bring the value of the overall market from 1.17 billion USD to 2.19 billion USD. According to the report,…

Facebook Voice Recognition Acquisition Provokes Speculation

Facebook Voice Recognition Acquisition Provokes Speculation

Facebook has purchased a voice recognition startup and may add it to its arsenal of technologies gathering data on its users. The acquisition, reported last month in a Wall Street Journal article by Reed Albergotti, saw the social network giant buy Wit.ai for an undisclosed amount. The most obvious uses of Wit.ai’s technology would be…