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TIVI System Uses Selfies for Online Voting

TIVI System Uses Selfies for Online Voting

Smartmatic has unveiled a new online voting system based on biometric authentication. Called TIVI, the system essentially verifies voters via selfie, allowing them to cast their ballots online from the comfort of their own homes. A voter needs only to upload an image of her face to the system prior to voting, and then facial…

Photo Contest Illustrates Democratic Ideals of Recent Philippines Election

Photo Contest Illustrates Democratic Ideals of Recent Philippines Election

Smartmatic has announced the winners of its Transparency 2016 Election Photo Contest. Organized in partnership with the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, the contest highlighted the civil spirit animating the Philippines’ recent general elections, with Jijo de Guzman’s grand prize-winning photo depicting a Catholic nun voting alongside a woman in traditional Muslim garb. De Guzman won…

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

INTERVIEW: Smartmatic’s Robert Cook

Although electronic voting is still seen by some as a thing of the future, there are experts in the field with decade’s worth of experience under their belt. This is the case of Robert Cook, Global Administration Sales Operations VP for Smartmatic. For the last 38 years, Mr. Cook has been involved in the adoption…

American Voters Want Change in Voting Technology: Smartmatic

American Voters Want Change in Voting Technology: Smartmatic

Smartmatic says a new survey conducted by the company clearly indicates an appetite for change to America’s voting system. The survey asked 1,000 registered voters about their attitudes toward voting and potential upgrades to voting systems, and found that 81 percent felt that changes should be made. Asked to select the priority from three potential…

Smartmatic Backs Obama’s Call for e-Voting

Smartmatic Backs Obama’s Call for e-Voting

Electronic voting solutions provider Smartmatic is backing President Obama’s recent call for online voting in the US. Speaking at the SXSW cultural event in Austin, Texas, Obama asserted that the government is trying to engage tech leaders to “create safe, secure, smart systems for people to be able to vote much easier online”, and called on…

Smartmatic Tech to Ensure ‘One Voter – One Vote’ in Ugandan Election

Smartmatic Tech to Ensure ‘One Voter – One Vote’ in Ugandan Election

Uganda’s first election to use biometric polling is fast approaching, and its Electoral Commission is looking to Smartmatic to ensure that its technical aspects proceed accordingly. The company’s role in this election is extensive. Smartmatic has provided the main system to store and mange voter data—both biometric and biographic—and is also working to synchronize that…

Uganda’s Electoral Commission Trains Staff on Biometric Voter Identification

Uganda’s Electoral Commission Trains Staff on Biometric Voter Identification

Uganda’s Electoral Commission has started training staff to use the biometric technology to be used in its upcoming election. The EC ordered 32,000 thumbprint scanners for this purpose from Smartmatic, which has also helped to provide technology for election projects in other countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Venezuela, and the Philippines. The scanners will be deployed…

Smartmatic Tech Ensures Smooth, Credible Election Process in Venezuela

Smartmatic Tech Ensures Smooth, Credible Election Process in Venezuela

Electronic elections specialist Smartmatic has overseen another successful election in Venezuela. The company has provided voting technology for Venezuela’s last 14 national elections, and its end-to-end system proved a resounding success in this latest parliamentary voting period. Thirteen technical audits of the system were performed through the election process, with the end result being an…

Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Smartmatic: The Future of Elections is Digital

Elections commissions from around the world are increasingly adopting technology to improve election administration. According to expert Robert Cook, Worldwide Business Support Vice-President for Smartmatic, biometrics and the Internet are two of the technologies that are making elections more transparent and efficient. FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill spoke to Robert Cook about the work this London-based…

Report Highlights Opportunities, Vendors in Iris Biometrics

Report Highlights Opportunities, Vendors in Iris Biometrics

The iris recognition market is on the rise, though it isn’t without its hurdles, according to a new report from Persistence Market Research. The report, entitled “Iris Biometrics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 – 2021”, suggests that there is rising demand for iris-based authentication, but also points to cost and privacy concerns as…

Estonian Voters Cast Ballots Online

Estonian Voters Cast Ballots Online

Estonia has concluded a parliamentary election that saw 30 percent of votes come in online. That marks a 25 percent increase over the last election’s online voting in 2011. The online voting system was developed by Estonian IT firm Cybernetica. In 2014, Smartmatic, a leading election automation company, and Cybernetica co-founded the Centre of Excellence for Internet…

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…

Smartmatic Providing Remote Voting Terminals To Brazil

Smartmatic Providing Remote Voting Terminals To Brazil

“Brazil already uses biometrics in its elections.” The next general election in Brazil is taking place in October and in preparation the country’s Superior Electoral Court has awarded a contract to Smartmatic in order to aid votership in the nation’s 15 most isolated states. The contract will see the deployment of 1,424 Broadband Global Area…

Interview with Robert Cook, President Worldwide Sales, Smartmatic

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We formally entered into the elections business in 2004 when Smartmatic won its first significant contract to do the elections in Venezuela. To win that bid we competed against 42 different companies. Smartmatic ended up winning that contract which was obviously the first significant business we had in the elections area. Since then, we have been able to grow from a $1 million business to close to $400 million in business last year. With that election, we became the first company in the world providing the opportunity to not only report the election results electronically, but also to add an auditable and verifiable paper trail to support the electronic results, which is really the cornerstone of the business that we have now in the elections industry. Our headquarters today are in London and we have over 600 employees in approximately 20 different countries around the world and all of that obviously is taking place since the initial contract in 2004. So we have grown from initially 20 employees to over 600 employees in basically 8 years.

Research and Markets Announces the Release of “Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017”

The limitations and inconvenience involved in using alternative identification methods i.e. photographs, passwords and PIN codes, have driven the growth of biometric technologies in the last few years. Again, increasing terrorist attacks, plane hijackings and crime rates have underlined the need for superior security measures around the world. On the other side, some border control…

Smartmatic to Assist Haiti Upgrading its Civil Registration and National ID

The government of Haiti has announced it is partnering with Smartmatic to continue efforts toward the modernization, consolidation and upgrading of the country’s civil and identity registry system. Upgrading the civil and registry system represents an unparalleled opportunity for the Haitian government to ensure adequate planning, and better compliance of measures to enforce human and…

findBIOMETRICS interviews Antonio Mugica, Smartmatic’s CEO

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In October we’ll be deploying large scale critical mission projects in Belgium, Venezuela and Brazil. That month alone, we will assist approximately 170,000,000 registered voters to decide their future representatives. We feel honored that those three nations decided to rely on Smartmatic’s electoral technology, services, and know-how to upgrade the transparency, accuracy and efficiency of their 2012 elections. During this year, we have also kept innovating. 2012 has seen the final release of two new lines of products in the identity and electoral markets our new Remote Session Activator for biometric voter authentication and the SAES-3370 series voting kit for Belgium…

Smartmatic and Green Bit Selected to Supply Biometric Enrollment Solution to Mexico

Smartmatic, a world leader in technology solutions for Governments, and Italy based Green Bit SpA, a leading supplier of FBI certified Livescan systems, proudly announced their joint efforts to provide a biometric enrollment solution for the Mexican Federal Election Institute (IFE). Smartmatic, a specialist in Electoral and Identity Management solutions partnered with Green Bit to…

Smartmatic Voting Systems Show Repeated Success in Venezuela Election

Once again, Smartmatic’s robust automated voting system was used with total success in yet another Venezuelan election. This time an alliance of opposition parties, grouped under the banner of Coalition for Democratic Unity, carried out primary elections in order to choose their presidential candidate for the upcoming October 7 presidential elections, and the candidates for…

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