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ImageWare Named Among 2016’s 20 Most Promising CA Technology Solution Providers

ImageWare Named Among 2016’s 20 Most Promising CA Technology Solution Providers

CIOReview has named ImageWare Systems one of its 20 Most Promising CA Technology Solution Providers 2016. In a statement announcing the selection, the California-based business tech magazine’s Managing Editor, Jeevan George, highlighted ImageWare’s IWS Biometric Engine, which he called “the first and only truly multi-modal, device and algorithm independent, biometric software platform.” ImageWare, meanwhile, drew…

FPC Named GP Bullhound 2016 Summit Superstar

FPC Named GP Bullhound 2016 Summit Superstar

“The recognition comes at a propitious time for FPC as the company continues to see numerous mobile integrations of its fingerprint sensors…” Fingerprint Cards has won the GP Bullhound 2016 Summit Superstar award. GP Bullhound is a business strategy and negotiating firm specializing in the promotion of tech innovators. Its annual GP Bullhound Summit is an…

BluStor Solution Aims to Be User Data Hub

BluStor Solution Aims to Be User Data Hub

Chicago-based startup BluStor has announced its flagship product. Called CyberGate Secure Mobile Briefcase (SMB), it aims to be a comprehensive identity solution for the healthcare, financial services, enterprise, and government markets. It’s essentially a card-sized computer designed to store encrypted identity information. CyberGate SMB features a 32-bit ARM processor; Bluetooth, USB, and NFC connectivity; 8GB…

New Report Underlines Continuing Trends in Biometrics Market

New Report Underlines Continuing Trends in Biometrics Market

Aptly-named market research firm Research and Markets has released a new report on the global biometrics systems market. The report, dubbed “The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024” in a display of the firm’s usual flair for prosaic language, notes a number of continuing trends in the industry that are expected to unfold over the next…

Fingerprint Scanners Used to Cut Costs at UK Rec Centre

Fingerprint Scanners Used to Cut Costs at UK Rec Centre

Biometrics technology continues its march into workaday life as fingerprint-scanners have now been installed for employee tracking in the UK’s Writhlington Sports and Leisure. The not-for-profit community recreational centre employs a staff of over 70 people, and until now had been using paper timesheets to track their work. This development follows recent news that a…

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Sometimes when we talk about technologies that can vastly improve real life experiences, especially ones that involve futuristic-feeling technology like biometrics, it helps to have real life examples. The promises of biometric border control, particularly in airports, seem almost too good to be true: convenience without the sacrifice of security. The thing is, these promises…

EyeLock and MorphoTrust Team Up in Major Partnership

EyeLock and MorphoTrust Team Up in Major Partnership

EyeLock Inc. and MorphoTrust USA (Safran) have joined forces in a major strategic partnership. Their goal is to provide a comprehensive set of biometric services at the enterprise level and in the fields of financial services, air terminal security, and motor vehicle administration. It’s a pretty significant partnership, as both companies already loom large in…

Shareholder Change-Up at Precise Biometrics

Shareholder Change-Up at Precise Biometrics

There’s been a little shake-up at Sweden’s Precise Biometrics. A big shareholder, Skagen Fonder, has sold off its shares, causing the firm’s representative on the Nomination Committee, Ole Soeberg, to resign his post there. The Nomination Committee then asked HJ Byggkonsulter AB to join, and that firm agreed and sent Uno Jonsson as their representative.…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Many Modalities and Border Control

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Many Modalities and Border Control

This week at FindBiometrics multiple modalities were all over the industry news while we continued to explore biometric border control in the featured articles section. Here is what the identity management industry was talking about this week: Fingerprints This week fingerprints were all over the news. From a biometric solution in healthcare that helps first responders…

SpeechPro Donates Tech and Personnel to West Virginia University

SpeechPro Donates Tech and Personnel to West Virginia University

Voice biometrics developer SpeechPro has donated $25,000 worth of technology and training personnel to West Virginia University’s speech signal representation curriculum. The gift has been offered as part of the WVU Foundation’s fundraising campaign, “A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University.” SpeechPro staff will assist in the classroom as students use their…

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

London City Airport has installed five new gates using facial recognition technology. The ePassport gates are intended to both increase security and to provide a faster, automated route through security screening for passengers. It’s part of a larger-scale rollout of the technology throughout the country; at the moment, there are 109 such gates at 18…

MSU Software Can Match Real Face to Drawing

MSU Software Can Match Real Face to Drawing

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed software that can match sketches of faces to photos, according to a Michigan Radio article by Virginia Gordan. The tool could have useful applications in the realm of law enforcement, where police sketches are sometimes all that officers have to go by in looking for…

Department of Homeland Security Asks for Help from Biometric Firms

Department of Homeland Security Asks for Help from Biometric Firms

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued an open call for private sector partners to help them upgrade their biometric systems.The call was put out by the DHS’s Office of Biometric Identity Management. According to the OBIM’s official notice, the agency is preparing for “major investment to ensure that OBIM can continue to accommodate…

Judge Weighs In On Privacy and NGI Facial Biometrics

Judge Weighs In On Privacy and NGI Facial Biometrics

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification system has only been fully operational for two months, having been activated in early September, and recently a federal judge has ruled that the NGI’s facial recognition database is deserving of open-government advocate scrutiny. According to an article for National Journal, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan says the NGI program…

Tip.ly Facial Recognition Feature to Gratify Service Industry Professionals

Tip.ly Facial Recognition Feature to Gratify Service Industry Professionals

Peer-to-peer tip payment service Tip.ly has officially launched, having debuted at last week’s Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas. The company’s platform uses biometric technology to allow peer-to-peer payment for tipping service industry professionals. Here’s how it works: When users want to tip their servers, the service automatically looks for nearby service professionals who have signed up with Tip.ly;…

Biometric Law Enforcement Comes to Canada

Biometric Law Enforcement Comes to Canada

Facial recognition technology for the purpose of law enforcement has now marched into Canada, with the Calgary Police Service set to become the first Canadian police service to use such technology. They’ve contracted Texas-based NEC Corporation to provide the tech in the form of its NeoFace Reveal system. Speaking about – or ‘aboot’, in Canadian…

Biometrics Tech to Cut Wait Times at Massachussetts RMV

Biometrics Tech to Cut Wait Times at Massachussetts RMV

Worcester, Massachusetts’ Registry of Motor Vehicles is going to be getting self-serve kiosks that use biometric authentication technology, according to an article by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Steven H. Foskett Jr. It’s part of an effort to reduce notoriously long wait times at the Worcester RMV, and the kiosks will be installed at the…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

The FindBiometrics industry news section had us talking about biometrics on an international level once again this past week with news from Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and North America. Justice was also a major identity management topic, an especially convenient fact considering it was the final week of Law Enforcement Biometrics Month. Meanwhile, commerce and mobility continued…

Costa Rican Bank Embraces Biometric Security for Mobile Banking

Costa Rican Bank Embraces Biometric Security for Mobile Banking

A Costa Rican bank has contracted a biometrics company to install facial recognition technology in its mobile banking system, according to an article by Jaime Lopez in The Costa Rice Star. Coming in the wake of a number of phishing attacks against Costa Ricans using online banking, Grupo Mutual’s new biometric security mechanism will be…

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