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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.…

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…

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…

Finding the “I” in Global Identity Summit

Finding the “I” in Global Identity Summit

The opening keynote of the very first Global Identity Summit was presented by FBI’s executive assistant director for science and technology, Amy Hess. The choice to launch the conference and exhibition with a speech from Hess was appropriate for a number of reasons, chief of which is the fact the the FBI’s Next Generation Identity…

Biometrics Now a Must Have on Smartphones, Says Goode

Biometrics Now a Must Have on Smartphones, Says Goode

A new report from Goode Intelligence, a research and consulting firm, underlines the crucial role that biometrics are playing in the current mobile device landscape. The new white paper titled Mobile Voice Biometrics – Meeting the Needs of Convenient User Authentication focuses specifically on voice recognition for mobile devices. With the proliferation of smartphones and…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Mobility, Eye Care and Law Enforcement

This past week at FindBiometrics we kicked off Mobile Biometrics Month, hosted a webinar on privacy with the IBIA and checked in with the verticals as time quickly counted down to the upcoming festivities in Tampa. In these final days leading up to Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit in Tampa Florida, we will…

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

Report Names Key Vendors in Growing Law Enforcement Biometrics Market

A new report from firm Research and Markets has named Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent and Cross Match Technologies as the key vendors in the law enforcement biometrics market. According to the research firm, based on its objective analysis built around a combination of primary and secondary sources, the law enforcement biometrics market is set to…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics in Airports and Amusement Parks

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometrics in Airports and Amusement Parks

This past week in biometrics news we saw a number of new deployments, some resistance to identity management, talk about border control and – because it was week three of Biometric Software Month – some strong authentication technologies you can try on your smartphone right now. Aruba Airport is trialing a pre-screening initiative that will…

Interview With Alexey Khitrov, President, Speechpro

SpeechProNLVoiceKey.OnePass is an innovative idea that brings together different biometric modalities into a single verification process. The idea here is to make verification in the mobile environment or online as easy as possible while increasing the security. So what we are doing is combining the modalities in the collection process.

Peter O’Neill-findBIOMETRICS speaks with Raffie Beroukhim, VP, Biometrics Division, NEC Corporation of America

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fB: Let’s start with the big news…Frost and Sullivan just presented the 2014 Best Practices Global Customer Value Leadership Award in strong authentication to NEC. This is one of the most prestigious awards that Frost & Sullivan presents. Can you please tell us about this honor Raffie?

NEC: Yes, thank you Peter. NEC is very proud to be the recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award for our facial recognition including both authentication and identification. In my acceptance speech, I suggested that technologies now a day are not necessarily just viewed by their specifications but how technology is used to solve everyday problems. Increasingly we are seeing threats of terrorism, online and cyber security threats and I believe we shall see increasing uses of facial recognition in solving such online security. Furthermore in a number of other industries including healthcare, retail and education… facial recognition will also play increasingly a larger role. This is why I believe the Frost & Sullivan award is important to us because it doesn’t simply acknowledge the technology but also the value the technology brings to our partners and customers in the industries that…

SpeechPro Names Bryan Chaney as Vice-president of Sales and Marketing

SpeechPro is pleased to announce today that Bryan Chaney has been named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SpeechPro. In this role, Mr. Chaney will be leading the effort to penetrate the US market with SpeechPro’s Voice Biometric software solutions – recognized as an industry leader by OPUS research – and to build the…

Paypal CISO and FIDO Alliance President Michael Barrett to Keynote Voice Biometrics Conference Highlighting Simple, Mobile Authentication

San Francisco, CA –March 27, 2013:  Opus Research is assembling a roster of top-notch presenters to describe how voice biometric technologies help fill the need for fast, easy and strong user authentication. Financial institutions, mobile carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers and government agencies are already putting the technologies to task to support the most convenient way…

Matt Smallman of Barclay’s Wealth and Investment Management to Lead Speaker Roster at Voice Biometrics Conference at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco May 8-9

San Francisco, CA – February 27, 2013 – From May 8-9, San Francisco’s Nob Hill will provide the backdrop for the voice biometric community’s most important get-together, Voice Biometrics Conference (#VBCSF). The meeting will be held at The Fairmont Hotel San Francisco making it the prime meeting place for core technology vendors, application developers, integrators, contact…

Sensory Announces TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0

SANTA CLARA, CA–(Feb 19, 2013) – Sensory, Inc. today announces the release of TrulyHandsfree™ Voice Control 3.0 with the ability for end users to create their own custom voice triggers and biometric passphrases that identify who they are and unlock features, permit access, or call up customized settings. TrulyHandsfree 1.0 introduced single voice trigger technology,…

CEVA and Sensory Partner to Deliver Lowest Power Voice Activation Solution Based on CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP Platform

CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and Sensory, Inc., the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, today announced that the companies have partnered to offer an advanced voice recognition solution based on the industry-leading CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP and Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree™ always-on voice activation technology.…

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!  

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