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EyeLock Opens IoT Center of Excellence

EyeLock Opens IoT Center of Excellence

Iris biometrics specialist EyeLock has opened a new R&D facility in Austin, Texas. Called the IoT Center of Excellence, it extends the company’s national presence, complementing its offices in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. In announcing the new facility, EyeLock emphasized the location’s vitality in terms of tech culture. Commenting in a statement,…

Texas Transit Agency to Scan Faces of Train Passengers

Texas Transit Agency to Scan Faces of Train Passengers

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), North Texas’ biggest municipal transit agency, is bringing cameras and facial recognition technology to its trains. Whereas the Beijing Railway Station in China recently introduced facial recognition as a means of efficiently processing passengers in the onboarding process, DART’s move is primarily intended as a security measure, at least partly…

Uber, Lyft Resist Biometric Background Checks for Drivers

Uber, Lyft Resist Biometric Background Checks for Drivers

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are fighting municipal legislation encouraging them to adopt fingerprint-based background checks for drivers in Austin, Texas. The legislation offers special privileges to drivers who undergo the fingerprint-based background checks, such as access to high-traffic areas at city events. But the ride-sharing companies see it differently, with Uber having issued a…

Texas DPS Director Highlights Importance of Biometrics in Law Enforcement

Texas DPS Director Highlights Importance of Biometrics in Law Enforcement

A state hearing on helmed by Texas’ House State Affairs Committee has helped to highlight the importance of biometric identification to security authorities. Speaking at one of the hearings, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw explained how a seemingly minor amendment to state legislation has hindered the DPS from identifying criminals. The legislation in…

Biometric Tech Improves Efficiency in Child Wellness Center

Biometric Tech Improves Efficiency in Child Wellness Center

Biometric technology integrator and distributor Fulcrum Biometrics has announced that its Biodentify authentication system is now being used at the Clarity Child Guidance Center in San Antonio, Texas. The mental health facility for children’s staff, comprising over 150 healthcare workers, are now using the fingerprint-based system to login to their electronic medical records system. It’s…

Texas School District Moves Biometric Attendance Tracking to the Cloud

Texas School District Moves Biometric Attendance Tracking to the Cloud

Texas’ Galveston Independent School District has upgraded its biometric time and attendance tracking system. Provided by Kronos Incorporated, the school district’s Workforce Central system has now been moved to the cloud via Kronos Cloud. The system is used to track employee attendance via biometric time clocks, with Galveston having been a longtime customer. By moving…