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Biometrics and Mobility To Bolster NYPD Presence

Biometrics and Mobility To Bolster NYPD Presence

The common industry knowledge is that mobile biometrics can bring efficiency to law enforcement operations. If a suspect can be identified in the field, an officer of the law need not waste precious time dragging a possibly innocent citizen back to the police station. It looks like the New York Police Department agrees with this assessment, as…

Integrated Biometrics to Showcase Military-Grade Mobile Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Integrated Biometrics to Showcase Military-Grade Mobile Fingerprint Sensor Tech

Fingerprint-scanner developer Integrated Biometrics will be showcasing its technology at two major conference events this month. The company will be at London, England’s Biometrics 2014 conference, and the Annual IACP Conference and Exposition taking place in Orlando, Florida. As we’ve noted a lot here lately, the biometrics business is booming, and with fingerprint sensors increasingly finding…

New Alaska Air Board Members Could Help Push Biometric Integration

New Alaska Air Board Members Could Help Push Biometric Integration

The parent company of Alaska Airlines has added two new members to its board. Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca will both join the Alaska Air Group board as the company moves forward with technological innovations that it hopes will give it a competitive edge in the market. Ms Savitt’s is in marketing and communications, having…

Interview: Seth Miller, Founder & CEO, IDtech360

FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Seth Miller, IDtech360’s founder and CEO, about his business, the need for overseas biometrics companies in America and the specifics of the education market.

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

IDtech360 and Virdi Partner To Bring Biometric Time and Attendance Stateside

Biometric identity and access product distributor IDtech360 has announced its partnership with Virdi, a South Korea based biometric technology manufacturer. “Virdi is thrilled to be working with IDtech360,” says Steve Yoo, an account manager in Virdi’s international sales division who looks forward to a successful and rewarding relationship with his company’s new partner. Virdi’s products…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Law Enforcement, Blood Clinics and National eID

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Law Enforcement, Blood Clinics and National eID

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news touched on a huge number of identity management applications and a diverse selection for biometrics modalities. From healthcare to finance and from consumer tech to government deployments, the week ending October 25, 2014 was jam packed with biometrics industry news. Staying Safe and Healthy Healthcare and law enforcement…

VAMPIRE Handheld Brings Mobile Biometric Tech To Crime Scenes

VAMPIRE Handheld Brings Mobile Biometric Tech To Crime Scenes

In law enforcement scenarios time means everything. Investigations hinge on collecting quality forensic evidence as fast as possible in order to make sure the right people are found and society remains safe for the innocent. A new biometric handheld device from Booz Allen stands to speed up forensic processes for this exact reason. The VAMPIRE…

BIO-key Biometrics Aim For a Positive Donor Experience in Blood Centers

BIO-key Biometrics Aim For a Positive Donor Experience in Blood Centers

Biometric identity management technologies are a great boon to medical centers and clinics that see a high throughput of patients. Patient management systems that operate using biometrics rather than cards help cut down on administrative inefficiencies, add accountability to records, break down language barriers and make medical fraud much more difficult for those who would…

New Study Tracks Shift of Retail – and Fraud – into Mobile Domain

New Study Tracks Shift of Retail – and Fraud – into Mobile Domain

Research and Markets has issued a new mobile retail report based on several 2012 Javelin Strategy & Research surveys. The report, “Online And Mobile Retail Payments Authentication: Preventing Fraud in the Age of Data Breaches and Malware”, notes that mobile commerce is on the rise and retail fraud is following suit. The report notes that…

Interview with Kim Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe

Last week, Zwipe announced that it and its partner, a little company named MasterCard, have taken on the task of disrupting the payments industry by revealing the world’s first biometric contactless payments card. FindBiometrics president Peter O’Neill had a chance to speak with Zwipe CEO Kim Humborstad about the big news.

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.…

Precise Biometrics Releases Q3 Results

This week, Precise Biometrics announced its Q3 2014 results, marking the period highlights and going on record with its financial statistics. The third quarter had Precise reporting nets sales figures worth SEK 7.3 million, operating results of SEK -14.1 million. The net result for Q3 was SEK -14.0 million and Precise reports having SEK 68.5…

New Android OS Uses ‘Face Unlock’ Biometric Security

New Android OS Uses ‘Face Unlock’ Biometric Security

Google’s new Android Lollipop operating system for mobile devices now uses vastly improved facial recognition technology, writes Ryan Whitwam in an article for Android Police. The biometric technology is now used to unlock whatever mobile device the OS is running on. When ‘trusted face mode’ is enabled on a smartphone running the Lollipop OS, the phone scans the user’s face,…

Money20/20 Coming To Europe Thanks To North American Success

Money20/20 Coming To Europe Thanks To North American Success

Today, Money20/20 LLC – the organizer of its eponymous payments and financial services industry event – announced that it will be launching Money20/20Europe with an inaugural conference date set for Spring 2016. According to Anil D. Aggarwal, co creator of Money20/20, the expansion of the event into Europe is a logical next step after three…

ADCB Customers Will be Thunderstruck by New Voice Biometrics Security

ADCB Customers Will be Thunderstruck by New Voice Biometrics Security

A major bank in the United Arab Emirates has announced plans to introduce voice biometrics security for its phone banking services. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has partnered with Nuance Communications Inc. to implement the system. It’s a move that could be part of a trend. Recently, South African ICT company ATIO made a similar…

AGNITiO To Talk Voice Biometrics and Fraud Protection

AGNITiO To Talk Voice Biometrics and Fraud Protection

Today, voice biometric company AGNITiO announced that, as part of the upcoming Biometrics 2014 conference in London, England, it will be participating in a panel discussion titled What’s Coming Next for Voice ID. Specifically, Phillippe Vinci, the company’s executive vice president of sales, will be a member of the on stage conversation. Voice biometrics are…

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…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Biometric Tech Versus Ebola

Last week at Find Biometrics we continued our month long examination of law enforcement biometrics while mobility held on to its top spot as a fixture of identity management news thanks to the persistent and strong hype generated by Apple. Meanwhile border control, access control and privacy concerns in the NBA rounded out an exciting…

Has Apple Dramatically Shifted The Mobile Biometrics Marketplace?

Has Apple Dramatically Shifted The Mobile Biometrics Marketplace?

A new market brief from Acuity Market Intelligence is positioning Apple’s recent announcements in the areas of commerce, privacy and biometrics as market changing in a major way. The research firm posits that thanks to Apple’s focus on giving users control over their personal data, mobile biometrics are now poised as a privacy enabling technology rather than…

Biometric Tech Clocks In for Work

Biometric Tech Clocks In for Work

Workforce management company Kronos Inc. has announced a new suite of tools available through its Workforce Ready line, with biometric technology playing a new role. Announced at the HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, the new suite of management tools includes a fingerprint-scanning time clock, ensuring that employees must personally be on site…

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