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Biometric Update

  1. Zwipe has released a report on biometric authentication solutions for payments. The report is based upon market research features interviews with 15 leading international experts from academia, financial institutions and solution providers. Zwipe is a Norwegian-based biometric technology firm that is focused on developing and commercializing secure, fast and easy-to-use biometric authentication solutions in three key areas: payments, access control and identification. Zwipe’s report, targeted at industry players, aims to highlight developments in payment biometrics, specifically focused on trends driving
  2. A new biometric system deployed by the Marine Corps System Command has led to a 154 percent increase in biometric collections submitted, and 11 watch list hits in its first month of use, dvidshub.net reports. The Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps (IDS-MC) captures fingerprints, iris and face images, to aid detainee management and questioning, base access, counterintelligence screening, border control and law enforcement operations. It replaces the Biometric Enrollment and Screening Device (BESD), and allows immediate information sharing with the Tactical
  3. The number of digital identification and biometrics-based border control kiosks in use has increased by 71 percent CAGR over the last four years to 2283 kiosks deployed across 71 installations in 59 global ports of entry, according to the latest report by Acuity Market Intelligence. The tally includes Automated Border Control (ABC) Kiosks, Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks, and Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIK) at international airports and cruise terminals. “As airports and other ports of entry struggle to keep up
  4. French IT service group Atos has made an unsolicited offer to acquire Gemalto for 4.3 billion euros ($5.06 billion), or 46 euros a share, dividend included. Atos claims to have secured the backing of the France’s state-owned investment bank Bpifrance, which holds an 8.3 per cent stake in Gemalto, for the deal. Gemalto’s board said on Tuesday that the company has until Friday to review the unsolicited all-cash bid. “The company subsequently informed Atos that it would carefully review the
  5. INTERPOL’s Fingerprints unit held the 1st INTERPOL Fingerprint and Face Symposium earlier this month, bringing together 125 experts on fingerprint examination and facial recognition from 58 countries. Stressing the growing recognition of biometrics as a critical tool against transnational crime, speakers at the symposium included the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, the UK ACRO Criminal Records Office and the Biometrics Institute. Member countries discussed the need to improve the quality of biometric data shared for more accurate identifications that can
  6. Face-Six has released FA6Drone, a face recognition software solution designed to recognize people from drones (UAV’s). The FFA6Drone software allows drones to identify people from any range, provided that faces are of decent quality and have a minimal size. “We are pleased to offer clients a very powerful tool for identifying people in the field and in the crowd. The new FA6Drone software can be helpful in the lookout for criminals and terrorists in the streets, in the search of
  7. Synaptics is pitting its fingerprint biometrics against Apple’s FaceID, as the company announced it has reached mass production of its Clear ID FS9500 in-display fingerprints sensors with a Tier 1 OEM. Screens have grown relative to device sizes, typically covering 64 percent of the front surface in 2011, compared to 84 percent for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and 83 percent for the iPhone 10 in 2017. Synaptics predicts that full-surface OLED “infinity displays” will soon dominate the top end of
  8. TypingDNA has developed technology capable of identifying individuals by how they type short, repetitive text samples, enabling key-stroke biometrics to be added as a secondary form of authentication for account logins and passwords, the company has announced. The new TypingDNA product can authenticate users the second time they enter a certain text string, according to the announcement, and works on both desktop and mobile devices. The company’s authentication solutions are compliant with authentication regulations, and the strength of typing biometrics
  9. Anixter International will provide an update on smart building technology on a new Science Channel series, Tomorrow’s World Today. Anixter will discuss current and future smart building applications including access control, video surveillance, facial recognition and other technologies that can be utilized in any environment whether it is in a commercial building, theme park, stadium or classroom. Tomorrow’s World Today is a new technology-inspired television program dedicated to exploring topics such as sustainability, educating viewers on new technology, and showcasing
  10. The National Airport Company in Bucharest is planning an EUR 8.8 million upgrade of the coverage of the CCTV system at the Henri Coanda Airport. According to a Business Review report, the upgrade will include a facial recognition and automatic license plate number recognition solution, as well as an extension of the area covered by video surveillance. The CCTV system will be extended to areas currently not covered including public areas, technical areas, airport platforms, lounges and any other areas
   
   
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