Recognition

NIST Wants You To Participate in Tatt-C

NIST Wants You To Participate in Tatt-C

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the US government, is inviting organizations to help advance tattoo recognition technology as part of an initiative it’s calling Tattoo Recognition Technology – Challenge, or Tatt-C. This will be of particular interest to organizations involved in biometrics, as the kind of pattern-recognition technology involved…

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…

Tangerine to Introduce Biometric Security to its Mobile Banking Services

Tangerine to Introduce Biometric Security to its Mobile Banking Services

Canadian direct bank Tangerine (formerly “ING Direct”) has announced that it will install biometric authentication security to its mobile banking services, becoming the first Canadian bank to integrate such technology. The bank’s mobile app will employ Touch ID fingerprint scanning, while a voice recognition service called Voice Authentication, developed by American software firm Nuance Communications, will launch later this…

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced the appointment of Kevin Hooper as executive vice president. Having been with the company since November 2012, Hooper will lead NEC’s Enterprise business. “I am excited to take on this expanded role and continue to strengthen the value we deliver to customers every day,” said Hooper, who prior to…

Witness The Power of the FBI’s Fully Armed And Operational NGI Suite

Witness The Power of the FBI’s Fully Armed And Operational NGI Suite

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) program went fully operational on September 7, making history as its ten year effort to better serve its law enforcement partners came to fruition. Replacing the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), the NGI has been rolled out in increments, with the first phase debuting in 2010. Recently, the…

Researchers Predict India’s Biometrics Market Will Exceed 2.7 Billion USD Within 5 Years

Researchers Predict India’s Biometrics Market Will Exceed 2.7 Billion USD Within 5 Years

A new report from TechSci Research is predicting massive growth in India’s biometrics market over the next several years. The market research firm suggests that the market’s overall value will surpass $2.7 billion (US) by 2019. The researchers attribute this to a few major factors. One is large-scale government initiatives; the government is seeking to…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

The law enforcement market has been using biometrics to solve crimes ever since the first print was pulled from a crime scene. Now, biometrics, mobility and identity management extend beyond the crime lab and onto the field, into correctional facilities and onto the computer systems that help catch crooks. All through October, FindBiometrics will be…

BIO-key Aims at Mass Markets With New Biometric Reader

BIO-key Aims at Mass Markets With New Biometric Reader

Today, BIO-key International – a company specializing in biometric identification, cloud-based mobile credentialing and identity verification – announced a new piece of technology that it’s calling revolutionary: a new, compact and low cost fingerprint reader called SideSwipe. The SideSwipe Mini-Reader is priced at $34.99. It connects to a device through USB without the use of a cable, offering…

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

Next week from September 29 to October 1 at the ASIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Iris ID (formerly LG Electronics, Iris Technology Division) will be demonstrating its IrisAccess biometric solutions. Today, in advance of this industry event, Iris ID has announced that the IrisAccess product line will be receiving a significant price reduction. Iris ID…

Biometric Car To Make Appearance In Detroit

Biometric Car To Make Appearance In Detroit

Next week marks the annual Meeting of the Minds summit, an event first co-founded in 2007 by Toyota. This year, the summit will take place in Detroit, Michigan, a city that Toyota describes as redefining itself for the future, from September 30 to October 2. “Like many cities who saw their own stars shine with the…

Bionym Raises $14 Million In Series A Funding

Bionym Raises $14 Million In Series A Funding

Bionym, a Toronto-based startup specializing in persistent biometric authentication though vital measurements, has raised $14 million in a series A funding round. Reported by TechCrunch yesterday morning, this recent period of investment included bids from MasterCard, Salesforce Ventures, Ignition Partners and Relay Ventures. The company’s Nymi wristband uses cardiac rhythm recognition, a proximity factor and task-based gesture control…

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

During last week’s events in Tampa – Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit (GIS) – one of the talking points that kept coming up during presentations and panels what the growing sentiment that in identity management there is no one solution to fit every problem. There exists a nuance to biometric deployments that has…

Interview: Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had the chance to interview Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The conversation begins with an examination of the big changes that the facial recognition market has faced in recent years, the increasing growth FaceFirst is seeing in the mobile markets and what we can expect from the company in the near future.

Historic Hotel Embraces the Future With Biometric Time and Attendance

Historic Hotel Embraces the Future With Biometric Time and Attendance

The benefits of a biometric time and attendance system practically sell themselves when businesses are looking for efficient ways of keeping track of employee hours and payroll. A biometric system, regardless of modality, helps eliminate time-theft situations, discrepancies based on human error and administrative costs stemming from lost punch cards or forgotten PINs. A new…

BIO-Key Expecting High End Of Initial Revenue Estimate This Quarter

Today, BIO-key International affirmed that it is on track to achieve Q3 2014 revenues in the high end of its previously stated estimate of $800,000 to $1.2 million. The initial projection was stated during the company’s second quarter financial report, during which it declared strong visibility for this current financial period. Today’s announcement states that…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Identity Summit and Biometrics UnPlugged

This past week FindBiometrics was in Tampa, covering Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit from the ground floor. That didn’t mean it was a week without the regular industry news though, with product launches, partnerships, contract announcements and research reports all making their way onto our radar. Monday was the second annual Biometrics UnPlugged…

Global Identity Summit: SpeechPro Launches VoiceKey.WebAccess

Global Identity Summit: SpeechPro Launches VoiceKey.WebAccess

The Global Identity Summit came to a close yesterday in Tampa, Florida. SpeechPro – a voice  biometric software company – closed the week filled with keynotes, panels, dynamic discussions and exhibitions by announcing the launch of VoiceKey.WebAccess. The new solution is a multi-factor authentication software that leverages cameras and microphones to combine face and voice…

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

FaceFirst Expands Border Control Deployment in Panama

Facial recognition supplier FaceFirst has announced that its biometric solutions currently deployed in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport are expanding into the facility’s Terminal Muelle Norte (the North Terminal). Initially implemented at the airport in 2011, FaceFirst’s facial recognition system provides Tocumen International with the ability to facilitate the capture multiple Interpol suspects as well as national…

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive Scores First Place Emerging Technology Award

This past Wednesday at the Super Mobility Week trade show in Las Vegas, mobile and cloud-based identity management company ImageWare Systems received the Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Award from CTIA – The Wireless Association. The honor was granted for ImageWare’s GoMobile Interactive product, which scored first place in the category of Mobile Money, Payments, Banking & Commerce. Runners up…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Apple Pay Gets Launched and Biometric Lunch Lines Get a Pass

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Apple Pay Gets Launched and Biometric Lunch Lines Get a Pass

This week at FindBiometrics we entered week two of Mobile Biometrics Month, so it was appropriate that Apple took center stage in identity management news with its highly anticipated September keynote. In addition to new biometrics powered products and services out of Cupertino, we also reported on analysis concerning the global facial recognition market, stories…

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