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INTERVIEW: FotoNation on the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

INTERVIEW: FotoNation on the Mobile Biometrics Revolution

Interview with Martin George, Sr. Director, Business Development and Sumat Mehra, SVP, Marketing & Business Development: FotoNation FindBiometric president Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Martin George and Sumat Mehra of FotoNation – a company that specializes in providing face recognition and tracking technology for deployment in high-end digital cameras and smartphones. The conversation touches…

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

Biometrics Makes Headlines – The findBIOMETRICS 2013 Year in Review

January 15, 2014 – by Peter O’Neill   This is our 11th Anniversary Year in Review. Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry. What a year for the Biometrics and Identification Industry!   The past year in biometrics was explosive. Biometrics has become real. From the…

findBIOMETRICS Year in Review 2012

This is our 10th Anniversary Year in Review and the response this year was our largest ever with 68 companies/industry experts responding to our questionnaire!

yir2k12Thanks to all on our expert panel. This is the largest yearly global snapshot of our industry and over the past 10 years we have seen so many changes. The industry is entering into a serious growth phase right now. So many companies are reporting new markets, new verticals, new and innovative product lines, new partnerships and new deployments…several in the hundreds of millions of enrollees. There is a clear indication that GROWTH is where we are heading over the next 5 years. I can’t wait to see what the Identity and Biometrics world will look like then.

We received responses from Canada, Spain, Russia, China, Ireland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, UK, Israel, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Lithuania, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and the USA.

Participants include:

Iris ID Systems Inc., MorphoTrak, Lumidigm, IBIA, 3M Cogent, Cross Match Technologies, MITRE, Aware, Lockheed Martin, SmartMatic, ZKTeco, Northstar Recruiting, San Jose State University, Greenbit, NEC, Suprema, Daon, IEEE, WCC Smart Search and Search, Digital Persona, MorphoTrust, FaceFirst, Avalon Biometrics, AOptix, Natural Security, Agnitio, ekey Biometric Systems, Innometrics, Smart Sensors, Identification Technology Partners, Fingerprint Cards, IriTech, BIO-key, Cognitec, SIC Biometrics, SRI International, Creative Information Technology, Accenture, TBS- Touchless Biometric Systems, Raptor ID, ipsiti, Secunet, FST21, Biocertification, Nuance Communications, Neurotechnology, Precise Biometrics, Acuity, SecurLinx, Imageware, Speech Technology Center, Unisys, Speed Identity, HSB, Authenware, Human Recognition Systems,  Koehlke, IdentiMetrics, Fulcrum,  SecuGen, Integrated Biometrics, realtime, Voice Security Systems, M2SYS, SOFTPRO, Biometrie-Online.Net, ievo and Fujitsu Frontech North America. 

I hope you enjoy reading the 2012 Year in Review!  

Click here to view the 2012 findBIOMETRICS Year in Review

 

findBIOMETRICS at the 2012 Biometric Consortium Conference

findBIOMETRICS is pleased to bring our readers the following exclusive video interviews from the Biometric Consortium Conference 2012 which was held in Tampa, Florida on September 18 – 20th.

Supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the Biometrics Consortium Conference and Technology Expo are focused on Biometric Technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing and Electronic Commerce. The Conference features two and a half days of presentations, seminars and panel discussions with the participation of national and internationally recognized experts in biometric technologies, system and application developers, IT business strategists, and government and commercial leaders.

Global Industry Analysts Report Predicts that Global Smart Sensors Market to Reach US$6.7 Billion by 2017

  Sensor networks and smart sensors are being used widely in most of the industries, including automotive, medical, industrial, entertainment, security, and defense due to increased usage of process controls and sensing elements in different sectors. Changing end-user requirements in these industries are being met through advancements in sensor network and smart sensor technologies. While…

Smart Sensors Brings MIRLIN Iris Recognition SDK to Android

Smart Sensors Limited has ported its MIRLIN Iris Recognition SDK to the Android operating system for Smart Phones so it can offer strong and economic biometric identification for a new generation of security applications. Two immediate classes of application come to mind for this development: Law enforcement agencies will be interested because Android means that…

findBIOMETRICS Year in Review 2011

Thanks to all our respondents this year. We received responses from Canada, Spain, Russia, China, Ireland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, UK, Israel, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and the USA.

Participants include:

Iris ID Systems Inc., 3M-Cogent , MorphoTrak, Lumidigm, IBIA, Cross Match Technologies, Aware, AOptix, BIO-key, IrisGuard, Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Anviz, CSC, SmartMatic, ZK Software, CGI, Greenbit, Warwick Warp, NEC, Daon, IEEE, Digital Persona, Airborne Biometrics Group, Avalon, Smart Sensors, Fingerprint Cards, Fujitsu Frontech North America, Cognitec, Acuity, SecurLinx, Speech Technology Center, Suprema, HSB, Human Recognition Systems, Authentec, Accu-Time Systems, Wasp Barcode Technologies, IdentiMetrics, Fulcrum, Griaule, Iritech, Sarnoff, Neurotechnology, Corvus, M2SYS, SOFTPRO, SIC, and Authenware.   

 
 
 

findBIOMETRICS Releases 2011 Year in Review

Thanks to all our respondents this year. We received responses from Canada, Spain, Russia, China, Ireland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, UK, Israel, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and the USA. Participants include: Iris ID Systems Inc., 3M-Cogent , MorphoTrak, Lumidigm, IBIA, Cross Match Technologies, Aware, AOptix, BIO-key, IrisGuard, Lockheed Martin,…

New Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops Fingerprint Secured by AuthenTec’s Newest Smart Sensor Chipset

AuthenTec, a leading provider of mobile and network security solutions, announced today that Lenovo is using its new generation smart fingerprint sensor solution to help provide faster time-to-productivity and time-to-connectivity with advanced security in multiple new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop PCs. AuthenTec’s TCS5D smart sensor with TCD51 companion processor enhances user security and productivity through Lenovo’s…

findBIOMETRICS at the Biometric Consortium Conference 2011

findBIOMETRICS is pleased to bring our readers the following exclusive video interviews from the Biometrics Consortium Conference 2011 which was held in Tampa, Florida on September 27-29th. Supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the Biometrics Consortium Conference is focused on Biometric Technologies for Defense, Homeland Security, Identity Management, Border Crossing and Electronic Commerce.

We have interviews and demos from MorphoTrak, IBM, Lumidigm, WCC, Aware, Iris ID, Cross Match, Smartmatic, IBIA, BIO-key, IEEE, Fujitsu, AOptix, Smart Sensors, CGI, Cognitec and SpeechPro.

 

findBIOMETRICS Year in Review 2010

The response to this year’s YIR was outstanding with 63 companies/industry experts responding to our questionnaire. We received responses from Canada, India, Slovenia, Spain, Russia, Australia, China, Ireland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, Mexico, Germany, UK, Israel, France, Korea, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and the USA.

Participants include:
 
Iris ID Systems Inc.(formerly LG Electronics), NEC, MorphoTrak, Lockheed Martin, Lumidigm, IBIA, Cross Match Technologies, Aware, AOptix, WCC, 3M, BIO-key, Accenture, e-DATA, MaxID, National Biometric Security Project, CSC, SmartMatic, Northrop Grumman, Merkatum, ZK Software, SAIC, West Virginia University-Center for Identification Technology Research, IDTECK, Greenbit, Daon, San Jose State University, IEEE, Human Recognition Systems, Synochip, Airborne Biometrics Group, Avalon, Smart Sensors, TBS, Cognitec, Acuity, SecurLinx, Speech Technology Center, Suprema, HSB, Hanwang Technology, Triad, Time Management Inc, Wasp Barcode Technologies, C-True, Digital Persona, Fingerprint Cards, Hoyos Group, IdentiMetrics, Sonda, TAB, M2SYS, Integrated Biometrics, Secugen, SOFTPRO, Validity, Animetrics and UIDAI.  
 

Question 2 – What are the most pressing issues facing the Biometric Industry as we move into 2011?

Question 3 – Was 2010 a good year for your company? What were some of the highlights? What will 2011 hold for your company/organization/department? 

Interview with Martin George, CEO, Smart Sensors Ltd.

altA good example would be our work with Datastrip’s DSV family of mobile multi-biometric and credential verification units. We built an iris recognition engine for Datastrip’s DSV II mobile unit, which runs Windows CE on a small footprint processor, with 8 hours continuous battery life. The unit can read virtually every type of mag stripe, chip card and contactless credential, including barcodes, and can match in excess of 4000 records on-board with iris, face and fingerprint biometrics in addition to a full set of biographics. Greater matching capacity can be had via built-in wireless ….