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Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month: Next Generation Identification

The FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system is a logical step in the right direction for law enforcement in the United States. Managed by the Bureau’s Criminal Justice Information Services division (CJIS), NGI brings an exciting amount of next generation efficiency to critical law enforcement procedures that used to take an unbelievable amount of time…

Biometric Surveillance Creeping Into the NBA

Biometric Surveillance Creeping Into the NBA

A new ESPN article by Pablo S. Torre puts a spotlight on the fast-moving integration of biometric technology into team management in the NBA. Noting the league’s increasingly technocratic culture with respect to data analytics, Torre speculates about a potentially Orwellian future for sports management. At the moment, the technological state of player management in…

New Biometric Mouse Works Best Under Pressure

New Biometric Mouse Works Best Under Pressure

A Raytheon engineer has developed a computer mouse that will only operate with biometric authentication, according to a Digital Trends article by Jason Hahn. The engineer, Glenn Kaufman, was inspired by the smart gun concept, a new firearm design that requires user authentication – whether via RFID, fingerprint-scanning, or some other mechanism – before a…

Next iPad Expected To Feature Touch ID Fingerprint Biometrics

Next iPad Expected To Feature Touch ID Fingerprint Biometrics

The next major announcement out of Cupertino, California, regarding new innovations from Apple is set to occur on October 16. Initially rumored to be held on the 21st of October, sources recently told online publication Re/Code that Apple will actually be taking the stage ten days from today. A huge number of announcements are expected to…

The Role of Biometrics In Containing Ebola

The Role of Biometrics In Containing Ebola

The spread of Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a terrifying topic in the news. As the deadly microbe continues to spread from person to person in affected regions of West Africa and beyond, with confirmed cases in Dallas, and Madrid, the world is looking for viable solutions for containing Ebola and those who have come in…

NIST Wants You To Participate in Tatt-C

NIST Wants You To Participate in Tatt-C

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the US government, is inviting organizations to help advance tattoo recognition technology as part of an initiative it’s calling Tattoo Recognition Technology – Challenge, or Tatt-C. This will be of particular interest to organizations involved in biometrics, as the kind of pattern-recognition technology involved…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: Canadian Biometric Banking

This week at FindBiometrics the industry news spanned everything from physical access control to a Canadian bank that is embracing fingerprint and voice authentication for its mobile app. Meanwhile in the featured articles section we entered Law Enforcement Biometrics Month with a review of how strong authentication and identification tech is catching crooks and keeping…

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

NEC Corporation of America Appoints New Executive Vice President

Today, NEC Corporation of America announced the appointment of Kevin Hooper as executive vice president. Having been with the company since November 2012, Hooper will lead NEC’s Enterprise business. “I am excited to take on this expanded role and continue to strengthen the value we deliver to customers every day,” said Hooper, who prior to…

Delfigo Security Scores Patent for Visual-Biometric Identification Technology

Delfigo Security Scores Patent for Visual-Biometric Identification Technology

Venture-backed security software company Delfigo Security has been granted approval for a US patent on its unique “Visual Authentication And Authorization For Mobile Devices” technology. Designed for mobile devices, the company’s system employs simple graphics to prompt user interaction, and in the process uses biometric scanning to verify users’ identities. “So many authentication methods stop after identifying…

Researchers Predict India’s Biometrics Market Will Exceed 2.7 Billion USD Within 5 Years

Researchers Predict India’s Biometrics Market Will Exceed 2.7 Billion USD Within 5 Years

A new report from TechSci Research is predicting massive growth in India’s biometrics market over the next several years. The market research firm suggests that the market’s overall value will surpass $2.7 billion (US) by 2019. The researchers attribute this to a few major factors. One is large-scale government initiatives; the government is seeking to…

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

Law Enforcement Biometrics Month – The Primer

The law enforcement market has been using biometrics to solve crimes ever since the first print was pulled from a crime scene. Now, biometrics, mobility and identity management extend beyond the crime lab and onto the field, into correctional facilities and onto the computer systems that help catch crooks. All through October, FindBiometrics will be…

Viscount Systems Secures USCIS Contracts in Florida and New Jersey

Viscount Systems Secures USCIS Contracts in Florida and New Jersey

Viscount Systems, a British Columbia-based security access technology provider, has won contracts to secure US government facilities in Florida and New Jersey. Awarded by the US Department of Homeland Security, the contracts will see Viscount provide access control technology to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) buildings in both states. The contracts arrive in…

Entertech Partners With Frontier To Break Biometric Adoption Barriers

Entertech Partners With Frontier To Break Biometric Adoption Barriers

Entertech Systems, the operating partner of Suprema in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada, has long been an advocate of breaking down the three major adoption barriers in biometric access control. Recently in this quest of making next gen access control accessible, Entertech has announced a partnership with Frontier Security. The partnership has…

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

Biometrics Industry News Roundup: A New Way To Scan Fingerprints?

This week at FindBiometrics we reported on news out of the University of Windsor where researchers are developing a new way to capture fingerprints. Meanwhile, both of Apple’s iPhone 6 models kept consumer biometrics in the conversation and we took a look at the many mobile modalities in our featured article of the week. This…

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

IrisAccess Product Line Receives Significant Price Drop

Next week from September 29 to October 1 at the ASIS conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Iris ID (formerly LG Electronics, Iris Technology Division) will be demonstrating its IrisAccess biometric solutions. Today, in advance of this industry event, Iris ID has announced that the IrisAccess product line will be receiving a significant price reduction. Iris ID…

Biometrics to Expedite Miami Airport Experience

Automated border control solutions are on the rise across the globe, with recent analysis predicting that airports are expected to spend more than $2.2 billion globally on ABC eGates and kiosks between 2014 and 2018. Europe is set to dominate the market share,but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing this growth in the United…

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

Mobile Biometrics Month: 5 Modalities that Show the Diversity of Mobile Biometrics

During last week’s events in Tampa – Biometrics UnPlugged and the Global Identity Summit (GIS) – one of the talking points that kept coming up during presentations and panels what the growing sentiment that in identity management there is no one solution to fit every problem. There exists a nuance to biometric deployments that has…

iPhone Biometrics Spoofed Again, Expert Still Loves Touch ID

iPhone Biometrics Spoofed Again, Expert Still Loves Touch ID

Last year, shortly after the launch of Touch ID, Apple’s smartphone fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S, Marc Rogers spoofed it. In a blog post at the time, Rogers – principal security researcher at Lookout – explained why he did it, how he did it and why the post-password solution still had a place in his good books.…

BioCatch Literally Puts The Art of Fraud on Display

BioCatch Literally Puts The Art of Fraud on Display

Today, behavioral biometrics company BioCatch announced the opening of its own online art gallery featuring images of actual malware attacks on banking sites. Each painting is based on images generated  using BioCatch’s cognitive biometrics platform, which is used to detect fraudulent activity in online commerce applications. The art, attributed to the region where it was…

Interview: Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst

Peter O’Neill, president of FindBiometrics, had the chance to interview Joseph Rosenkrantz, CEO of FaceFirst. The conversation begins with an examination of the big changes that the facial recognition market has faced in recent years, the increasing growth FaceFirst is seeing in the mobile markets and what we can expect from the company in the near future.

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