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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…

Viscount Systems Secures USCIS Contracts in Florida and New Jersey

Viscount Systems Secures USCIS Contracts in Florida and New Jersey

Viscount Systems, a British Columbia-based security access technology provider, has won contracts to secure US government facilities in Florida and New Jersey. Awarded by the US Department of Homeland Security, the contracts will see Viscount provide access control technology to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) buildings in both states. The contracts arrive in…

Entertech Partners With Frontier To Break Biometric Adoption Barriers

Entertech Partners With Frontier To Break Biometric Adoption Barriers

Entertech Systems, the operating partner of Suprema in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, has long been an advocate of breaking down the three major adoption barriers in biometric access control. Recently in this quest of making next gen access control accessible, Entertech has announced a partnership with Frontier Security. The partnership has…

Market Update: United Kingdom Access Control

Market Update: United Kingdom Access Control

With the increasing availability of biometrics and strong authentication technologies at accessible price points for enterprises, the access control market is changing to accommodate next generation identity management solutions. Yesterday, Research and Markets announced that is has released an update concerning this market in the United Kingdom, covering biometric solutions as well as keypad locks…

Suprema Integrates Biometric Access With Milestone Video Management Software

Suprema Integrates Biometric Access With Milestone Video Management Software

Today, biometric and security technology company Suprema announced that it has integrated its solutions with Milestone video management software (VMS): an open architecture software compatible with a wide range of IP cameras, encoders and digital video recorders. The integration will now allow users of both companies’ products to link cameras to access control devices, combining surveillance…

Global Identity Summit: MorphoTrust Awarded NSTIC Pilot

Global Identity Summit: MorphoTrust Awarded NSTIC Pilot

This morning that the Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida, NSTIC senior executive advisor Jeremy Grant took the main stage for the day’s first keynote. During Grant’s presentation, between entertaining and illustrative slides of unicorns and Star Wars characters (it was a great keynote), he announced three newly awarded NSTIC pilot programs. The recipients of…

BioConnect Platform From ENTERTECH Paired With Honeywell’s Pro-Watch

BioConnect Platform From ENTERTECH Paired With Honeywell’s Pro-Watch

Today, ENTERTECH SYSTEMS announced that, thanks to a new pairing between its BioConnect application and the Pro-Watch security management suite from Honeywell, users of the latter will now have the option of deploying Suprema biometric access control devices. ENTERTECH is Suprema’s operating partner in the US, Canada, UK and Ireland, which means the the newly announced compatibility…

Massachusetts Lunch Lines Go Biometric Despite Parental Concerns

Massachusetts Lunch Lines Go Biometric Despite Parental Concerns

This fall, schools in North Adams, Massachusetts, will be deploying biometrics as a way to make the lunch line more efficient. Finger scanners courtesy of identiMetrics, working in tandem with the school’s POS solution called NutriKids will be replacing swipe cards, allowing for fast and secure payment while protecting financial details of underprivileged students and giving…

Precise Biometrics Appoints New CFO, Aims For 2015 Profitability

Precise Biometrics Appoints New CFO, Aims For 2015 Profitability

Today, Precise Biometrics announced that it has appointed a new chief financial officer: Bo-Göran Jaxelius. According to the company, this staffing change is part of Precise’s previously announced changes in relation to its plan to reach profitability in 2015 by focusing on the mobile fingerprint market. Jaxelius, 43, has 20 years of relevant experience. He has…

Mobile Biometrics Month: The Primer

Mobile Biometrics Month: The Primer

Thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones and strong authentication technology, mobility and biometrics are becoming increasingly intertwined. Nothing quite hammers home efficiency like the security and assurance of strong authentication paired with the freedom and connectivity of mobile devices. September is the perfect time to celebrate this perfect match. Mobility is a key topic…

FBI Activates Next Generation Identification System, Preserves Historical Biometrics

FBI Activates Next Generation Identification System, Preserves Historical Biometrics

This week, the FBI announced that in September it will be doing away with the old cliche storage warehouses full of identity information when its Next Generation Identification (NGI) system becomes fully active. The project, which involves the digitization of over 30 million records, signifies a major milestone for the FBI as it will be…

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

World’s Fastest Contactless Fingerprint Scanner To Be Presented at GIS 2014

This year’s Global Identity Summit (GIS) is less than one month away. Formerly the Biometric Consortium Conference, the annual identity management  event is held in Tampa, Florida, and is host to a slew of announcements, demonstrations, product launches and keynotes. Today, Morpho (Safran) announced that during GIS it will be presenting what it claims is…

Recent Demonstration Shows Successful Handheld Facial Recognition at 200 Meters

Recent Demonstration Shows Successful Handheld Facial Recognition at 200 Meters

Today, StereoVision Imaging, Inc. (SVI), a company currently developing facial recognition technology under government grants, announced that it has successfully demonstrated its 3D face biometric solution at distances measuring over 200 meters. The demonstration was presented to agencies from the Department of Defense in the Los Angeles, California, area. According to SVI, this is the…

Suprema Introduces Xpass S2 IP Access Control Unit

Suprema Introduces Xpass S2 IP Access Control Unit

In physical access control, accessibility is king. The old generation security is being left behind in favor of solutions that offer greater assurance through stronger authentication, but there are adoption barriers facing businesses of all sizes looking to make the upgrade. Today, Suprema, Inc. – a global biometrics and security solutions company based in Seoul – announced the…

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…

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Iris ID Receives Border Security Award From GSN

Global Security News (GSN) has recently announced the recipients of its Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards and among the winners is Iris ID. The iris biometrics company has been named the winner in the category of Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Facility. GSN’s managing partner and CEO, Adrian Courtenay, comments: “Iris ID has proved itself to be…

Viscount To Secure United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Facilities

Today, Viscount Systems continues its persistent spread throughout the United States with the announcement that it has been awarded additional contracts to secure US Federal Government facilities for the Department of Homeland Security. The buildings – which serve the DHS’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) – under that contract are in Wisconsin and…

Road2BUP: Commerce – Naked Payments

Road2BUP: Commerce – Naked Payments

Continuing down the Road to Biometrics UnPlugged and focusing on commerce throughout July, we at findBIOMETRICS have taken a look at an overview of next generation finance, end user experience in biometric banking, and three real deployments of strong authentication tech in commerce. Today we are going to examine the idea of paying with a…

Suprema Launches Biometric Fingerprint SDK For Android

Suprema Launches Biometric Fingerprint SDK For Android

Biometrics and identification technology company Suprema Inc. has launched a fingerprint recognition software developments kit (SDK) for the Android operating system. Designed for use with the company’s BioMini Slim fingerprint scanner, the SDK can enable mobile devices to capture prints in various non-ideal conditions including direct sunlight. BioMini Slim is FBI-PIV and mobile ID FAP…

Half the World’s Population To Have National eID Card In Five Years Time

Half the World’s Population To Have National eID Card In Five Years Time

Today, Acuity Market Intelligence has released forecasts from a new report, “The Global National eID Industry Report: 2014 Edition.” The numbers cover the period between 2013 and 2018, indicating that during that time National Electronic ID (eID) programs will generate $54 billion in revenue. “In five years time, half of the world’s population will have…

Build Your Own Biometric Access Control With ievo’s New Custom Kit

Build Your Own Biometric Access Control With ievo’s New Custom Kit

In the realm of physical access control, customizability plays a number of roles but, first and foremost, it gives a user options to best suit her unique security needs breaks down accessibility barriers. Today, ievo announced that it will be giving users the power of choice with its newly designed Custom Kit. The solution gives…

Archbold Memorial Hospital Implements Biometric Patient ID

Archbold Memorial Hospital Implements Biometric Patient ID

A hospital has a great number of specific identity management needs. Organization is key, of course, and so a system must be in place to prevent mix ups, put an end to billing mishaps and eliminate duplicate records. In addition, the ability to ensure that a patient is who they say they are can prevent…

The Road To Biometrics UnPlugged – Commerce: The Primer

The Road To Biometrics UnPlugged – Commerce: The Primer

We are less than three months away from the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged event and, in preparation, findBIOMETRICS will be spending the whole summer building up to the gathering of identity industry trailblazers. The topic for this year is Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy and as such, July will focus on the…

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…

Anviz Global Launches UltraMatch Iris Recognition System

Anviz Global Launches UltraMatch Iris Recognition System

Today, Anviz Global announced the launch of a new biometric access control device that uses iris recognition to bolster security. The solution is called UltraMatch and it can scan user irises from distances between 18 and 25 centimeters, even in complete darkness. It features a dual-functioning algorithm that can extract employee biometrics and also match…

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…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Border Control, Biometric Payment and Multi-Modal Month

This past week at findBIOMETRICS was filled with a diverse selection of news, a nice convenience considering that the wide range of topics, applications and technologies is the focus of our first ever Multi-Modal Month. We saw some leadership changes at Precise Biometrics, a number of border control stories, the birth of a new company,…

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…

Bureau of Indian Standards Certifies Suprema For Biometric Access and Time Attendance Markets

Bureau of Indian Standards Certifies Suprema For Biometric Access and Time Attendance Markets

Today, biometrics and ID solutions company Suprema announced that it has received product certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). “It is very meaningful to receive the first BIS registration grant in the access control and time attendance market and industry,” said Young S. Moon, vice president of Suprema Inc. “As demand for our…

ZKTeco Biometric Access Control Featured in Luxury São Paulo Residence

ZKTeco Biometric Access Control Featured in Luxury São Paulo Residence

Biometrics are becoming a popular luxury home feature thanks to innovations in identity management and accessibility. Earlier this month, Troon Pacific announced biometrics as a selling point in its latest luxury home, brought to market recently in San Francisco listing at $13 million. Now, security solutions provider ZKTeco is reporting that it’s biometric access control…

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