Access Control

Lumidigm and Innometriks Provide Easy and Secure Authentication to Transportation Workers

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) cards, biometric encoded ID smart cards that allow maritime transportation workers unescorted access to secure areas as a part of the pickup process, are going to be interacting with Lumidigm V-Series fingerprint sensors on a much more frequent basis now that the company has announced that approximately 400 locations are…

Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Apple Buys-In – Will Biometrics Now Go Mainstream?

Yesterday Apple announced their latest iPhone 5S with Touch ID, a capacitive fingerprint sensor plus home button built in.  Apple says that Touch ID is a “security” function that also adds simplicity (ie. no more passwords).  During the iPhone 5S launch event, Apple indicated that only half of all current iPhone users implemented the passcode…

EyeVerify Selected By AirWatch for Anti-Password Demonstration

“Passwords are often not optimal in enterprise mobility deployments because they impede the end-user experience, are easily forgotten and can leave an enterprise vulnerable.” This is Chris Barnett, EVP of global sales and marketing for eyeprint solutions provider EyeVerify. The company announced today that it will be demonstrating its Eyeprint Verification technology in Atlanta this…

Jay Meier Says “Passwords Are Dead,” And He’s Not Alone

Vice president of corporate development for BIO-key, Jay Meier recently published a blog post on the IBM Security Intelligence Blog declaring the end of the password. To be more clear on just how much of an end he means, in the article titled Passwords are Dead, We Need a Better System Now begins with a…

Establishing Trust for Transactions: How Much Risk Reduction and at What Cost?

Establishing Trust for Transactions: How Much Risk Reduction and at What Cost?

Just after the tragic events of 9/11 happened, positively confirming a person’s identity became an obsession of ours for every sort of transaction under the sun.  A myriad of authentication methods came out of the woodwork claiming they were going to make our passwords and cheap plastic cards go away.  Pilot projects were launched where…

Mobile Payment Security, Why PINs Don’t Work and The Biometric Solution: An Interview With Jean-Noel Georges

This past July Frost & Sullivan released a market insight report detailing the largest obstacle in the way of a mobile payment revolution: inadequate security. Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets there has been a significant increase in payments made via mobile device. However, the various authentication processes in place for card-not-present…

BIO-key Certified For Electronic Health Records, Deployed at Knox Community Hospital in Ohio

Ohio’s Knox Community Hospital will be serving as the initial deployment site for Allscripts Professional electronic health records (EHR) that now integrate BIO-key’s fingerprint recognition technology. BIO-key announced today that it has been certified by Allscripts Professional, which grants access to EHRs that feature open architecture to a wide base of American hospitals and physicians,…

Addtional MorphoIDent Units Deployed by Mesa, Arizona Police Department

Following last year’s pilot deployment of six MorphoIDent mobile biometric identification units in patrol vehicles, the Mesa, Arizona Police Department has purchased an additional 30 fingerprint capture devices from Morpho (Safran)’s U.S. subsidiary MorphoTrak. “They now have enough MorphoIDent devices to cover all three of their daily patrol shifts in all four of their geographical…

MorphoTrak Launches Morpho Mobile Gateway Software, Allows Connection To Any AFIS

As of today, thanks to the new Morpho Mobile Gateway from MorphoTrak, Morpho mobile biometric devices can interface with not just the FBI’s Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC) but with any Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), giving law enforcement officers attempting to identify suspects instant access to a greatly improved resource of criminal…

Biometric Fingerprint Locks Rumored For The Next iPhone

The iPhone 5S may ship with built-in biometric fingerprint sensor in its home button. The hot rumor comes the day after the beta release of the new iOS 7 development kit, given in advance to developers in order to better craft applications to fit the new operating system’s rules and features. The news comes courtesy…

First Biometric Mobile Identity Management Platform Introduced By ImageWare Systems

Today, ImageWare Systems introduced GoMobile Interactive (GMI): the industry’s first mobile biometric identity management platform. ImageWave is a provider of cloud based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions and its new platform leverages acquired messaging technology patents, combined with the company’s Biometric Engine, to protect content on Android or iOS mobile devices. GMI, which includes a standalone…

Precise Biometrics Partners with SPARC, Brings Government Users Multi-Factor Authentication and Streamlined MDM

Precise Biometrics announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with government focused software product development company SPARC. The newly minted partnering will see Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo smart casing solution, which provides smart card and fingerprint authentication to mobile devices, with SPARC’s new Knappsack mobile device management (MDM) platform. With the addition of Tactivo, Knappsack users…

Cognitec Releases Facial Recognition SDK For Android

The demand for face recognition technology is growing, and Cognitec has responded by offering customers FaceVACS, its world class biometric software development kit (SDK), for the creation of Android applications. In addition to development tools for enrollment, verification and identification, the FaceVACS-SDK also provides face and eye recognition in images, functionality for facial characteristic analysis…

Mobile Facial Recognition From JailBase

Mugshot database website JailBase has introduced a new mobile app to allow for the matching of user supplied photos to arrest records. Currently available for Android devices, with plans for a Q4 2013 release on iOS platforms, the JailBase app allows for public users to search through millions of arrest records from many counties in the United…

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) Demonstrates Fingerprint Biometric Touch Sensor for Microsoft Windows 8.1

GOTHENBURG, Sweden and NEW ORLEANS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today at TechEd North America 2013 Microsoft demonstrates an FPC fingerprint touch sensor in combination with a beta version of Windows 8.1, an update to Windows 8. The demonstrations showcase a number of innovative online use cases using FPC’s fingerprint touch technology. Windows 8.1 customers will be able to sign…

Fingerprint Cards Joins Mobile Heights to Boost the Mobile Ecosystem in Southern Sweden

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Fingerprint Cards (FPC) (STO:FINGB) is joining Mobile Heights, an industry-driven triple-helix initiative where members cooperate to boost the mobile ecosystem in southern Sweden to further leverage the establishment of FPC’s development office in Lund. This membership allows FPC to tap into the vast experience in mobile technology in the region and supports…

Fingerprint Cards: FPC Receives Additional Order for Sensors in Asian Smartphones

STOCKHOLM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News: Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC)(STO:FINGB) has received a new order for 455,000 units of its swipe sensor technology, to be delivered in early June 2013. This order comes less than two weeks after the announcement of an additional volume of 275,000 units for Japanese smartphones scheduled for launch in Japan during the second quarter…

Interview with Jaimin Shah, CEO, ZKTeco, US Headquarter

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Our focus is having a totally integrated solution within our Time & Attendance, Access Control and IP cameras with face detection and identification. To give you an example, at ISC you will see our fully integrated access control solution where you match your fingerprint on the panel. We will also present our IP based video surveillance solution that is capable of detecting and identifying face which can be integrated with our access control offering. We also have an SDK available so that our partners can integrate our products with any third party solution. We will also display our newly designed modular 7” touch screen workforce terminal at ISC.
So those are the 4 different areas that we are focused in providing a complete integrated solution. This will do lot of justice to our partners’ channels who have helped us all along during our growth and will help them to make more money and provide more services for their customers…

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