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BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

BioConnect Highlights ISC West Trends

After its participation in last week’s ISC West security event, BioConnect is highlighting a few major trends that its team uncovered. One is the desire for a single, standardized platform. Showcasing its flagship BioConnect v3.6 identity management platform, the company says on its blog that it found a “very receptive” audience to the idea of…

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

ISC West: Suprema Announces BioStation L2 Fingerprint Scanning Terminal

Biometrics and security specialist Suprema has unveiled its BioStation L2 fingerprint scanning terminal. It’s aimed at the enterprise access control and time and attendance tracking markets, and it features some impressive specifications under the hood. BioStation L2 has a 1.2GHz quad core processor, which Suprema calls “the most powerful processor on the market today,” and…

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…

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.

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

Biometric identity and access product distributor IDtech360 has announced its partnership with Virdi, a South Korea based biometric technology manufacturer. “Virdi is thrilled to be working with IDtech360,” says Steve Yoo, an account manager in Virdi’s international sales division who looks forward to a successful and rewarding relationship with his company’s new partner. Virdi’s products…

New Study Tracks Shift of Retail – and Fraud – into Mobile Domain

New Study Tracks Shift of Retail – and Fraud – into Mobile Domain

Research and Markets has issued a new mobile retail report based on several 2012 Javelin Strategy & Research surveys. The report, “Online And Mobile Retail Payments Authentication: Preventing Fraud in the Age of Data Breaches and Malware”, notes that mobile commerce is on the rise and retail fraud is following suit. The report notes that…

Interview with Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe

Last week, Zwipe announced that it and its partner, a little company named MasterCard, have taken on the task of disrupting the payments industry by revealing the world’s first biometric contactless payments card. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad about the big news.

AGNITiO To Talk Voice Biometrics and Fraud Protection

AGNITiO To Talk Voice Biometrics and Fraud Protection

Today, voice biometric company AGNITiO announced that, as part of the upcoming Biometrics 2014 conference in London, England, it will be participating in a panel discussion titled What’s Coming Next for Voice ID. Specifically, Phillippe Vinci, the company’s executive vice president of sales, will be a member of the on stage conversation. Voice biometrics are…

Introducing On-Card Fingerprint Biometric Payments From MasterCard and Zwipe

Introducing On-Card Fingerprint Biometric Payments From MasterCard and Zwipe

Today, Zwipe AS and MasterCard announced the launch of the world’s very first contactless payment card with embedded fingerprint biometrics. Combining on-device biometric authentication with the convenience of a contactless credit card, the new solution allows for a purchase of any amount to be made without the entry of a PIN, something that has never before…

Canadian Biometrics Firm to Beef Up India’s Security

Canadian Biometrics Firm to Beef Up India’s Security

Canadian firm Invixium Access Inc. will provide biometric technology to India’s Ingram Micro India Ltd. for wide distribution in the Southeast Asian country, according to TechVorm’s Jatinder Paul Singh. Ingram Micro India will channel Invixium’s IXM product line through its domestic partners. With its potentially destabilizing inequality and border security issues, India has been displaying a strong…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Last week at Find Biometrics we continued our month long examination of law enforcement biometrics while mobility held on to its top spot as a fixture of identity management news thanks to the persistent and strong hype generated by Apple. Meanwhile border control, access control and privacy concerns in the NBA rounded out an exciting…

Three New Leaders Slide Into Biometric Mobile Wallet

Three New Leaders Slide Into Biometric Mobile Wallet

Three new members have been added to iWallet Corporation‘s board of directors, the company has announced. iWallet produces the iWallet line of digitally-enhanced wallets featuring biometric security. The wallets are available in both carbon fibre and aluminum chassis constructions, and are designed to secure cash and credit cards along with mobile devices. They’re secured with fingerprint-scanning…

Zwipe Biometric Cards Unlock Even More Doors

Today, Zwipe – a company from Norway known for its disruptive biometric access control solution, the Zwipe Access biometric card – announced that new enhancements have been made to its flagship product allowing it to be used with currently installed proximity card readers. This functionality comes in addition to the Zwipe card’s previous ability to add…

Suprema Launches New Series of Biometric Fingerprint Modules

Suprema Launches New Series of Biometric Fingerprint Modules

Today, biometric and identification technology provider Suprema, Inc. announced the launch of the SFM5500 Series fingerprint embedded modules. In addition to impressive hardware specs, the SFM5500 Series is equipped with Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) image compression technology, for which it recently scored the latest FBI certification. The new series of embedded modules includes SFM5520-OP, SFM5530-OC,…

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…

The FBI Grants Latest Certification To Suprema Biometric Algorithms

The FBI Grants Latest Certification To Suprema Biometric Algorithms

Biometric and identification technology provider Suprema announced this morning that its fingerprint compression algorithms have received the latest version of the FBI’s Wavelet Scalar Quantization (WSQ) Certification. This specific brand of FBI certification demands the highly accurate implementation of WSQ Gray-Scale Fingerprint Image Compression Specification (version 3.1), which is regarded as the latest standard for…

EMKA Launches Biometric Locking System for Data Servers

EMKA Launches Biometric Locking System for Data Servers

Locking systems developer EMKA has announced a new server rack locking system that will employ biometric scanning. The system will be provided in partnership with Data Racks, a manufacturer of data storage hardware. The new offerings will employ EMKA’s BioLock system, which embeds fingerprint scanners directly into the handles of the cabinets storing the server…

Digitus Biometrics Wants to Lock Up Your Cabinets, Too

Digitus Biometrics Wants to Lock Up Your Cabinets, Too

Savannah, Georgia-based access control provider Digitus Biometrics has announced a new product for cabinet access control called db Cabinet Sentry. About the size of a late-80s cellphone, the db Cabinet Sentry is a digital locking device that Digitus says can be installed on any server cabinet. The device must be configured with a Digitus lock,…

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…

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