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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…

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