Access Control

Iris ID Systems Joins in Smartphone as Credential Movement, Supports aptiQ With IrisAccess

Iris ID Systems Joins in Smartphone as Credential Movement, Supports aptiQ With IrisAccess

Near field communications (NFC) is propelling a new type of security credential: the smartphone. It is a logical next step in the world of bring your own device (BYOD), which leverages personal smartphones and tablets as business tools, to go one step further and use the pervasive technology as mutli-factor authenticated personnel ID for physical…

Ingresoll Rand Technologies To Launch Smartphone-as-Credential Technology

Bring your own device (BYOD) is quickly beginning to posture itself not only as an efficiency tool for businesses of all sizes – especially now that mobile device management solutions and smartphone biometrics are becoming more and more prolific – but also showing potential in a physical access control capacity. Last week Suprema’s US operating…

Mobile Identity is the Talk of Tampa – Mobile ID World Roundup: September 16-20

Following in the turbulent aftermath of Apple’s iPhone 5S announcement – which brought with it the Touch ID and a hurricane of discussion – the authentication, verification and authorization markets turned their collective gaze on Tampa, Florida, this week as the Biometric Consortium Conference 2013 (BCC) – and the widely talked about Biometrics UnPlugged: Mobility…

Finger Q Launched in Asia, Brings Mobile Fingerprint ID To Android

On Monday Android users in Asia got a quick fix for their fingerprint sensor craving that resulted from last weeks still very talked about Apple Touch ID announcement in the form of FingerQ from World Wide Touch Technology (WWTT). Available in sleeve or key form and operating via micro-USB connection, Finger Q products are mounted…

Smartphone Finger Identification Courtesy of Entertech Systems To Combine Biometrics, Mobility and NFC

Suprema’s US operating partner Entertech Systems announced yesterday that it is committed to include its biometric finger identification solutions on smartphones once NFC technology completes its early testing phase and starts to find itself integrated into mobile devices. By promising to extend its BioConnect application – which allows Suprema readers to interface and integrate with…

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…

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