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Bexar County Pursues Biometric Tech for Police

Bexar County Pursues Biometric Tech for Police

Texas’ Bexar County has hired an IT company to provide it with new biometric technology for law enforcement, according to an article by KENS5 Eyewitness News’ Stacia Wilson. County officials will pay NEC Corporation of America up to $3.4 million for the technology. The county’s law enforcement officials are looking for “Automated Fingerprint Identification and…

Huge Growth Expected for Video Biometrics and Analytics in APAC Market

The video analytics industry is headed for huge growth in the Asia Pacific market, according to a new report from Homeland Security Research. The report, entitled “Video Analytics, ISR, Intelligent Video Surveillance & Object Recognition: Asia-Pacific Market-2015-2020“, indicates that at growth of 19 percent (CAGR) between 2015 and 2020. The researchers attribute the growth to…

Forza Silicon Unveils Super-Adaptable Image Sensor

Forza Silicon Unveils Super-Adaptable Image Sensor

Video tech developer Forza Silicon has announced a new image sensor offering a great degree of customization. Forza says it’s the world’s first image sensor offering total reconfiguration and programmability in a single chip. The company is pushing the technology’s applications in the Internet of Things, given its high degree of customizability and adaptability. It…

Spanish Audiences Will Pay for Laughing at Comedians

Comedy clubs in Spain are starting to install facial recognition systems so that they can charge audience members by the laugh, according to the BBC’s Jane Wakefield. It started as a response to tax increases on theater tickets, which depressed attendance. The Teatreneu club decided to team up with ad agency The Cyranos McCann to…

Interview: Seth Miller, Founder & CEO, IDtech360

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Seth Miller, IDtech360’s founder and CEO, about his business, the need for overseas biometrics companies in America and the specifics of the education market.

KeyLemon to Offer Biometric Security for Okta’s Identity Management Platform

KeyLemon to Offer Biometric Security for Okta’s Identity Management Platform

Identity management solutions provider Okta, Inc. is going to integrate biometric security into its platform. The announcement comes by way of the security provider, KeyLemon, which announced in a press release that its technology would be installed in the Okta Application Network (OAN). The OAN allows users to integrate numerous application identities into one framework, thereby…

INTERPOL Embraces P3s in Pursuit of Security Tech Solutions

INTERPOL Embraces P3s in Pursuit of Security Tech Solutions

INTERPOL, the international police organization, has launched an initiative inviting private-sector companies to help find more advanced policing solutions. Dubbed the Strategic Partners Programme, the initiative is the product of INTERPOL World, a new biennial conference organized by the global policing body. In a press release, the organization noted that the inaugural event will place…

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.

Forward-Thinking Fujitsu Files Biometrics Patents

Forward-Thinking Fujitsu Files Biometrics Patents

Japanese computing company Fujitsu Ltd. has filed a number of new patent applications for biometric technology, according to Steve Brachmann in an article for IPWatchdog. While the company also has its hands in computer processing and data transmission, these latest patents indicate that it is “deeply invested in the development of biometric technologies,” Brachmann writes.…

New Android OS Uses ‘Face Unlock’ Biometric Security

New Android OS Uses ‘Face Unlock’ Biometric Security

Google’s new Android Lollipop operating system for mobile devices now uses vastly improved facial recognition technology, writes Ryan Whitwam in an article for Android Police. The biometric technology is now used to unlock whatever mobile device the OS is running on. When ‘trusted face mode’ is enabled on a smartphone running the Lollipop OS, the phone scans the user’s face,…

Biometrics Security Proposal Raises Eyebrows in Australia

Biometrics Security Proposal Raises Eyebrows in Australia

The Australian government is mulling large-scale integration of biometrics into its security apparatus amid growing skepticism and unease about such an idea, writes the Sydney Morning Herald’s David Wroe. The idea is to have Australia’s Immigration Department build a database of images of all Australian citizens that can be used in concert with facial recognition…

ADCB Customers Will be Thunderstruck by New Voice Biometrics Security

ADCB Customers Will be Thunderstruck by New Voice Biometrics Security

A major bank in the United Arab Emirates has announced plans to introduce voice biometrics security for its phone banking services. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has partnered with Nuance Communications Inc. to implement the system. It’s a move that could be part of a trend. Recently, South African ICT company ATIO made a similar…

Voice Biometrics Conference Names MasterCard and Barclays as Keynote Speakers

Voice Biometrics Conference Names MasterCard and Barclays as Keynote Speakers

Today, Opus Research announced that MasterCard and Barclays will both present keynote presentations at the upcoming Voice Biometric Conference (VBC) in London this November. VBC, which takes place from November 18 through 19 in London, England, is the thirteenth Voice Biometrics Conference held by Opus Research, an analyst firm specializing in what it calls “conversational…

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…

Alibaba to Use Biometrics to Say ‘Open Sesame’

Alibaba, the huge Chinese commerce company that recently made waves with its IPO, is planning to incorporate biometric security in its payment system, according to a Wall Street Journal blog article by Juro Osawa. Alipay, the e-commerce wing of the company, is currently enjoying great success with its mobile payment app Alipay Wallet. With 190 million active users, it’s…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Modalities Of Justice

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: 4 Modalities Of Justice

It’s Law Enforcement Biometric Month here at FindBiometrics and to celebrate the vertical that aims to keep us safe on the streets and in our homes we’re going to take a look at the diversity in its solutions. Fingerprints Fingerprints are so tied to law enforcement that the two ideas are practically synonymous in the…

Privacy Alarms Go Off As Public Learns About Voiceprint Boom

Privacy Alarms Go Off As Public Learns About Voiceprint Boom

There’s an old comic book proverb you might remember hearing from time to time, with great power comes great responsibility. It’s the mantra of Spider-man that keeps him fighting the good fight. It’s also a great thing to keep in mind with powerful identity management technologies: biometrics are meant to protect society from fraud, theft…

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…

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…

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