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New Report Underlines Continuing Trends in Biometrics Market

New Report Underlines Continuing Trends in Biometrics Market

Aptly-named market research firm Research and Markets has released a new report on the global biometrics systems market. The report, dubbed “The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024” in a display of the firm’s usual flair for prosaic language, notes a number of continuing trends in the industry that are expected to unfold over the next…

Fingerprint Scanners Used to Cut Costs at UK Rec Centre

Fingerprint Scanners Used to Cut Costs at UK Rec Centre

Biometrics technology continues its march into workaday life as fingerprint-scanners have now been installed for employee tracking in the UK’s Writhlington Sports and Leisure. The not-for-profit community recreational centre employs a staff of over 70 people, and until now had been using paper timesheets to track their work. This development follows recent news that a…

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Biometric Border Control Month: Three Biometric Airport Security Deployments

Sometimes when we talk about technologies that can vastly improve real life experiences, especially ones that involve futuristic-feeling technology like biometrics, it helps to have real life examples. The promises of biometric border control, particularly in airports, seem almost too good to be true: convenience without the sacrifice of security. The thing is, these promises…

Germany’s Biometric Border Control – Interview with Georg Hasse of secunet

Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Georg Hasse, Senior Product Manager, Portfolio Electronic Identities at secunet. The conversation deals with secunet’s mission as a biometrics company, its products, and how its technologies are helping Germany achieve automated border control.

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

Biometric Security’s Triumphant Return to UK Airports

London City Airport has installed five new gates using facial recognition technology. The ePassport gates are intended to both increase security and to provide a faster, automated route through security screening for passengers. It’s part of a larger-scale rollout of the technology throughout the country; at the moment, there are 109 such gates at 18…

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

Biometric Border Control Month: The Barrier Free Experience

The prospect of travelling by air may have one time, long ago, held some amount of excitement for travelers. In a bygone era that some might call more innocent or possibly naive, the experience of boarding an airplane might have held dignity, convenience and something resembling novelty. I don’t know. I have not lived in…

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

EyeLock myris Handheld Iris-Scanner Wins CES Honor

Iris-scanning technology developer EyeLock has received a big new accolade for its myris USB device, as the product has been named a 2015 CES Innovation Awards Honoree. The distinction is granted by a panel designers, engineers, and media experts and is based on a set of criteria revolving around both form and function. The handheld…

Crossmatch Comes Down on Truant Bakers

Crossmatch Comes Down on Truant Bakers

Fresh off its re-branding effort after acquiring DigitalPersona, biometric technology provider Crossmatch has announced that its U.are.U fingerprint scanners have been installed throughout the bakeries of Mexico’s upscale Montparnasse Pasteleria, concluding the installation process that began in June. The retail bakery chain’s main concern in installing the technology was the apparently common practice of employees’…

New Report Helps Build Case for Mobile Biometric Security

New Report Helps Build Case for Mobile Biometric Security

A new study from Javelin Strategy & Research indicates a worrying trend of consumer apathy towards security, and provides some validation for biometric security solutions. The report was sponsored by Nok Nok Labs, one of the found members of the FIDO Alliance biometrics industry regulator. The report offers a number of insights, some less surprising than others.…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Money, Wearables and Border Control

This past week has been incredibly big for the identity management industry, particularly in terms of the commerce vertical markets. With the Money20/20 conference showing a massive uptick in biometrics-based presentations, announcements and exhibitions it is clear that the mainstream financial community is ready to embrace strong authentication. Meanwhile, FindBiometrics has entered Biometric Border Control…

New OASIS Standard to Build Biometric Security Wonderwall

New OASIS Standard to Build Biometric Security Wonderwall

Non-profit IT consortium OASIS is developing a server-based biometric authentication standard. Industry professionals, government officials, and academics have been invited to help develop the standard as part of the Identity-Based Attestation and Open Exchange Protocol Specification – or IBOPS – Technical Committee. The basic idea of the system they’re working on is to organize data…

GenKey Gets FBI Certification Just in Time for CARTES 2014

GenKey Gets FBI Certification Just in Time for CARTES 2014

Biometric solutions developer GenKey has announced that its fingerprint-scanning technology has now received WSQ certification. The Wavelet Scalar Quantization certification is issued by America’s FBI in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and is basically a measure of accuracy with respect to fingerprint imaging. The company sought the certification because it…

Introducing the New Face of Crossmatch: Interview with Richard Agostinelli

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to get the whole scoop on Crossmatch’s new brand identity in an interview with company CEO Richard Agostinelli. The conversation touches on the ideas behind the new identity, some new products from Crossmatch and what 2015 holds for the company.

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Global Popularity, Mobility and Law Enforcement

The FindBiometrics industry news section had us talking about biometrics on an international level once again this past week with news from Asia, Europe, the Caribbean and North America. Justice was also a major identity management topic, an especially convenient fact considering it was the final week of Law Enforcement Biometrics Month. Meanwhile, commerce and mobility continued…

Germany’s Interest in Security a Boon for Biometrics Market

Germany’s Interest in Security a Boon for Biometrics Market

Market research firm Research and Markets has more good news for the biometrics industry, this time from Germany. Their aptly-named “Law Enforcement Biometrics Market in Germany 2014-2018” report predicts growth of 17.6 percent (CAGR) for the law enforcement biometrics field between 2013 and 2018. The researchers note that demand for the technology is driven mostly…

Socure Closes Series A Round For Social Biometrics

Socure Closes Series A Round For Social Biometrics

Anti-fraud startup Socure has closed its Series A venture capital funding round, having raised $2.5 million for its Social Biometrics system. The patent-pending system uses online social behaviour metrics to authenticate customer identities in real time, tracking them through both structured and unstructured data from major social networks, mobile apps, and other online sources. The…

Huge Growth Expected for Video Biometrics and Analytics in APAC Market

The video analytics industry is headed for huge growth in the Asia Pacific market, according to a new report from Homeland Security Research. The report, entitled “Video Analytics, ISR, Intelligent Video Surveillance & Object Recognition: Asia-Pacific Market-2015-2020“, indicates that at growth of 19 percent (CAGR) between 2015 and 2020. The researchers attribute the growth to…

Pakistan Province Looks Into Biometrics for Polling

Pakistan Province Looks Into Biometrics for Polling

A provincial government in Pakistan wants to introduce a biometric identification system into its electoral polling, and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has been looking into the possibility, writes Inamullah Khattak in Pakistan’s The Nation. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province inquired with the electoral regulator to see if it could be done in time for a…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: The Roundup

It’s time to bring Law Enforcement Biometrics to an end. After a full month of related industry news and feature articles on the topic it is clear that the area of law enforcement and justice is a dynamic space for both biometric identification technologies and strong authentication. Here is a look back on October and…

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