Biometrics

SAFR from RealNetworks Launches Version 3.0 Featuring Enhanced COVID-19 Response Features

SAFR from RealNetworks announced improved face detection and recognition accuracy for both masked and unmasked faces with the release of SAFR 3.0. Available now, SAFR’s 3.0 release introduces a new default high sensitivity face detector. Customers running the high sensitivity face detector will see a 95.1% detection rate and 98.85% recognition accuracy rate for faces covered by PPE face masks.

Invixium Brings Mask Detection and Face Recognition While Wearing a Mask to IXM TITAN

Invixium is adding two powerful advancements to its flagship device, IXM TITAN: mask detection and face recognition while wearing a mask. This addition is included in the upcoming release of IXM WEB 2.2.40.0 and TITAN firmware version 2.4.40.0. As businesses worldwide strategize their reopening plans per national and local guidelines, navigating mask mandates is among pressing health-focused considerations.

Extensive New Poll Finds Most Americans Support Facial Recognition

The survey of 1,000 adults found that most Americans support the use of facial recognition across a wide range of applications. Commissioned by the Security Industry Association (SIA), the survey found that while a solid majority of Americans approve of facial recognition technology generally and 68% say it can make society safer, support rises significantly when it comes to specific public and private sector applications

Singapore Government Extends National Digital Identity Programme

Four million Singaporeans can now access digital government services online using facial verification implemented by iProov and Toppan Ecquaria for the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) under the pioneering National Digital Identity program. GovTech is the government agency driving Singapore’s digital government transformation and Smart Nation initiative. iProov and Toppan Ecquaria were selected following an open international tender.

Iris ID Introduces IrisTime – A Contactless, Biometric Time and Attendance Solution

Iris ID, a new biometric time and attendance platform providing a fully customizable and accurate solution to meet the leading workforce management needs of small businesses to enterprise organizations worldwide. IrisTime also offers a new technique for authenticating employee identity that uses a fusion of iris and face recognition to increase accuracy and convenience.

Suprema to Introduce New Fusion Multimodal Terminal at Live Sessions of Suprema Connect

Suprema invites industry members to the “Fusion Face Recognition” live session scheduled on September 17th, where it will introduce the new FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal. The live session is part of Suprema Connect 2020, Suprema’s first virtual event, designed to compensate for traditional security conferences, most of which were cancelled due to COVID-19. At the Fusion Face, Recognition live sessions a Suprema expert will go over the features and technology of FaceStation F2 in detail.

iProov Launches World’s First Global Threat Intelligence System for Biometric Assurance

iProov has launched the world’s first system of global threat intelligence for biometric assurance. The iProov Security Operations Centre (iSOC) combines technology, process and people to monitor and manage the rapidly evolving landscape of biometric cyber-crime. It further secures iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance technology and protects organizations and individuals against the growing threat of AI-driven cyber-attacks, including deepfakes.

Why iProov Genuine Presence Assurance Doesn’t Use Selfies

Do you suffer from selfie anxiety? If so, you’re not alone. According to our survey, 34% of people in the UK and US class themselves as having selfie anxiety – either they don’t know how to take a selfie, or they don’t like how they look in them, or they just don’t like taking pictures of themselves. In fact, 63% of the people we surveyed said that they don’t like how they look on mobile video calls, which is selfie anxiety in all but name.

New Suprema FaceStation F2 Combines Visual and IR Face Recognition

Suprema announces the introduction of the FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal. The new multimodal biometric solution delivers exceptional authentication accuracy and anti-spoofing performance by the fusion of visual and infrared face recognition technology. The FaceStation F2 can also be combined with Suprema Thermal Camera to detect users with high skin temperature, and features mask detection capabilities to help prevent the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.

Iris ID Technology Chosen by Iraqi Millennium Hotels for Time and Attendance

Iris ID announced its contactless IrisAccess biometric technology is being used for employee time and attendance at hotels in Iraq which are part of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, a London-based hotel company that manages and operates 135 luxury hotels in 80 locations worldwide. The Millennium hotels –the Millennium Kurdistan, the Copthorne Hotel Baranan and Millennium Kurdistan Hotel and Spa– are located in the Sulaymaniyah province in the country’s Kurdistan region.

Iris ID Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Iris ID announced it was ranked number 2,947 in the 2020 version of the Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Since 1997, Iris ID has developed, produced, and sold the world’s fastest, convenient, and most accurate iris-based biometric solutions for access control, identity verification, and time and attendance. Iris ID platforms are used around the world in many markets including transportation, healthcare, immigration, finance, and national ID.

StoneLock Announces Launch of Contactless and Privacy Hardened Biometric Access Control Reader Technology

StoneLock announced the official product launch of the StoneLock GO biometric reader, a next-generation biometric reader redefining security and authentication of users for physical access control. It is now available for purchase by enterprises of all sizes. Launching at a pivotal time for access control in light of a growing demand for contactless and privacy-grounded technology, the StoneLock GO is intentionally designed with proprietary, “faceless” recognition technology to protect users by safeguarding their privacy.

Invixium and SIASA Announce Distribution Partnership for Mexico

Invixium and SIASA jointly announce an exclusive partnership to distribute Invixium’s range of biometric products to SIASA’s customers in Mexico. Invixium announced a range of new product and software solutions as a direct response to the pandemic as businesses within and outside of Mexico must adapt to COVID-19. Further, IXM TOUCH 2 is now touchless: a field upgrade can be purchased for existing devices to enable face recognition.

SAFR from RealNetworks Awarded $1.9M in Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Contracts from the USAF

SAFR announced it has been awarded two Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contracts of approximately $950k each or $1.9M in total from AFWERX. These contracts provide funding to adapt the SAFR platform for use by the Air Force for perimeter security and secure access. Once developed for the USAF, the SBIR/STTR program allows for any other federal agency to award a sole-source contract for technology developed under the program. SAFR will be enhanced to integrate real-time facial recognition across a range of fixed and mobile device embedded cameras

Acuant Integrates iProov Patented Biometric Authentication Into Its Trusted Identity Platform

iProov announced that Acuant has integrated iProov into its platform to provide robust online face authentication services. Acuant, which provides identity verification services to all industries, selected iProov’s patented Flashmark technology to deliver the highest level of trust during the online authentication of a remote individual for customer onboarding, customer authentication, age verification, fraud prevention and regulatory compliance.

ISS “Safe Return to Work” Solution Trifecta Addresses Organizations’ Most Challenging Issues

ISS offers a trifecta of solutions as part of its “Plan for a Safe Return to Work” initiative. Built to seamlessly operate on the ISS SecurOS platform, the solutions include: FaceX Facial Recognition for touchless access control credentialing and authentication; FaceX Temperature Detection to automatically measure individuals’ body surface temperature; and FaceX Mask Detection to automatically detect the presence or absence of face masks which are increasingly required for admission into various facilities.

HID Global Expands Biometric Identity Verification to Police Forces and Military Installations Around the Globe

HID Global announced the expansion of its biometrics identification management solutions to police departments and military installations around the globe. A large police force that covers a major capital city in Europe is using its HID NOMAD 30 Pocket Reader for rapid suspect identification in the field. The solution’s SDK is now available for iOS devices. This extends Bring-Your-Own-Device benefits to a wider scope of clients who seek a truly flexible and mobile single-fingerprint verification solution.

Iris ID Partners with Securiport Poviding Contactless Biometric Authentication

Iris ID announced it has entered into an agreement to provide its contactless IrisAccess biometric readers to Securiport. Securiport’s automated kiosks and gates authenticate people’s identities at airports, seaports, border crossings and other critical locations. Dr. Enrique Segura, chief executive officer and president, Securiport, said the addition of Iris ID’s biometric technology to Securiport stations enhances the convenience and safety of travelers.

Invixium and CQR Security Ltd Announce Distribution Partnership for United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

Invixium and CQR Security jointly announce an exclusive distribution partnership for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. As a highly respected global player in the intrusion prevention and access control markets, CQR brings nearly 40 years of trusted industry experience as a manufacturer and distributor of high quality security and access control products to over 60 countries worldwide. Invixium recently announced an upgrade for its flagship product IXM TITAN.

Johnson Controls introduces Innometriks Cheetah SE Bio High Assurance Smart Card Reader

Johnson Controls is introducing the Innometriks Cheetah SE Bio High Assurance Smart Card Reader with fingerprint biometric matching. The card reader’s advanced system and seamless architecture allow for efficient integration with a range of physical access control systems with its secure and open-based OSDP protocol. With this update, enrollments are captured and stored in a central database and matched via OSDP or stored directly on a smartcard,