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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…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Physical Access, Multiple-Factors and a Call for Education

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Physical Access, Multiple-Factors and a Call for Education

This past week at findBIOMETRICS we wrapped up our second week in June’s focus on biometric diversity. Multi-Modal Month’s second feature article examines the powerful and disruptive ideas that come into play when multiple factors are combined in strong authentication. The week’s news also brought with it a strong focus on physical security with IFSEC…

Biometrics Institute Calls For Better Education on Responsible Use

Biometrics Institute Calls For Better Education on Responsible Use

Earlier this week, a Facebook engineer told The Australian that biometric authentication methods are worse than passwords, citing problems with irrefutability. This is not a new argument against biometric technology, but it is a common one, and with biometrics moving further and further into the mainstream consumer markets, it needs to be addressed by the identity…

Biometric Access Contol: Viscount Brings Freedom To New York, Montana and Indiana

Biometric Access Contol: Viscount Brings Freedom To New York, Montana and Indiana

“Freedom allows for entry devices like biometric readers to be operated and managed through a building’s existing IT infrastructure. “ Security software and services provider Viscount Systems announced today that it has been awarded contracts from the U.S. Federal Government to protect facilities in New York, Montana and Indiana with its line of Freedom Access…

Digitus Biometrics Access Management Now Compatible With AMAG’s Symmetry Platform

Digitus Biometrics Access Management Now Compatible With AMAG’s Symmetry Platform

Today, Digitus Biometrics – a biometric access control solutions company – announced that its DAS-SQL software is now compatible with the Symmetry platform from AMAG. DAS-SQL is Digitus’s proprietary access management software, and with AMAG’s help it will be bringing fingerprint biometric security to data centers. According to Digitus, data centers have already turned to…

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…

Homeland Security Leadership Summit to Include Presentation By Viscount

Homeland Security Leadership Summit to Include Presentation By Viscount

Today is the Homeland Security Leadership Summit. An invitation-only event held in New York City, this gathering is bringing together a select group of United States security directors, facility managers, cyber security experts and notable personalities in homeland security and law enforcement. This morning, Viscount Systems announced that its CEO, Dennis Raefield, will be doing…

Suprema and Kwick To Deploy Pakistan Biometric Verification System for SIM Issuance

Suprema and Kwick To Deploy Pakistan Biometric Verification System for SIM Issuance

Today, biometric and identification technology provider Suprema announced that is has partnered with Kwick High-Tech & Solutions. The new team up will see Suprema providing the BioMini Slim to be used in an Android-based biometric verification system in Pakistan. Based in Pakistan, Kwick is a firm specializing in SIM manufacturing and biometric security solutions. With…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Multi-Modal Month Begins

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Multi-Modal Month Begins

This past week at findBIOMETRICS we began our month-long celebration of diversity in biometrics. June is Multi-Modal Month, recognizing the various types of biometric recognition, their various strengths and areas of application. It was a convenient week to begin walking down this thematic road, too. Industry news was very broad in scope, with stories on…

Multi-Modal Month – Week One: The Primer

We are undergoing some big changes here at findBIOMETRICS, and to celebrate June will be Multi-Modal Month. Not just focusing on solutions that leverage multiple types of biometric technology, this month’s theme will be a broad look at the staggering diversity of technology covered under the umbrella of “biometrics,” as well as some of the…

Biometric Physical Access Now a Luxury Home Feature

Nothing quite fits the definition of “luxury” like limited access. Socially, money is a barrier, those who have more numbers between the dollar sign and the decimal point on their bank statements can go places that other less rich people are not allowed. When it comes to biometrics, this idea becomes manifest in deployments like…

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