The PSIA will show continued momentum for its Physical Logical Access interoperability (PLAI) spec at ISC West 2019. Biometrics, an important component of enterprise physical security systems, will also be featured in the demo. Princeton Identity has previously demonstrated its PLAI adapter and at ISC West 2019 we will be showing new adapters from EyeLock and IDEMIA. The demo will be held at the Venetian/Sands Expo Center- Sands Meeting Room 403, on April 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM.
NEC Corporation announced that it provided information and communications technology (ICT) systems for the 18th Asian Games, including a facial recognition system and a behavior detection system, as a supporting sponsor in the category of ICT security. The Asian Games are an international multi-sport event for athletes from across Asia that are held once every four years. This year’s event was held in Jakarta and Palembang in the Republic of Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.
This innovative solution captures images of the user’s 4 fingertips from a single wave of the hand in less than a second. Its unique dynamic acquisition capability allows subjects to be ‘on the move’ during fingerprint capture. MorphoWave Desktop is therefore unchallenged in a wide range of applications where high-speed enrollment and matching, as well as convenience and security are key requirements. This includes border control, flow management and securing sensitive sites. By vastly reducing capture time to less than a second, efficiency and throughput are increased without compromising accuracy.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $95 million contract by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to develop increments one and two of the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) system. Northrop Grumman will serve as systems developer and integrator for this 42-month effort. HART is the organization’s next-generation recognition program, replacing the Automated Biometric Identity System (IDENT) built in the 1990s.
The widespread use of facial recognition technology is almost upon us. The new iPhone is available with FaceID where you can unlock your phone with your face. Facial recognition is not new. It’s been a sci-fi staple for decades, and its practical roots are in the 1960s with Palo Alto researchers on RAND Tablets manually mapping out people’s features. Even back then we could give a computer enough data to be able to match a person to a their photograph.
NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced that it has provided a facial recognition system for South Wales Police in the UK through NEC Europe Ltd. South Wales Police has deployed NeoFace Watch using CCTV cameras mounted on a number of police vehicles and is using its real-time surveillance capability to locate persons of interest on pre-determined watchlists, including criminals, suspects, vulnerable individuals and missing persons.
In recent years, the plaintiffs’ class action bar has focused its efforts on pursuing claims under legislative schemes that provide for statutory damages. The litigation explosion under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a textbook example of how enterprising lawyers exploit laws that provide for such uncapped damages in an attempt to extract large settlements for technical violations that, in many cases, have caused no cognizable harm. As plaintiffs begin to explore new claims under these legislative schemes, we seek to help our clients minimize their risk through heightened awareness of the technical requirements of new and existing laws, vigilant compliance programs, and aggressive defense against litigation. Biometrics is one such area.
In the wake of Alipay’s announcement that it is going to use facial recognition technology for user authentication in mobile payments, some are starting to ask if that kind of security is really enough. Dan Moren, in particular, says he has found a flaw in the system in a new Popular Science article.
Fingerprint sensor firm IDEX announced it has acquired a software algorithm and patents from Metadyne Software for US$4.5 million. IDEX said the acquisition will enable the company to deliver significantly improved security and user convenience for mass market fingerprint sensor solutions.
Google Glass is due to receive an update in 2015, and if a Google patent submitted last month is any indication, it could include a new feature to let wearers use their fingerprints, or scans of their eyes, instead of passwords on websites.
Cognitec Systems has signed an important software development and license agreement with Intel Corporation. Under the agreement, the companies will cooperate to apply face recognition to access control on electronic devices. Logon to PCs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and other computing devices will become both more convenient and secure as the technology replaces conventional passwords.
The sun sets on biometric tracking technology in schools, for now in Florida. Do you know where your student is? At school? On the bus? Paying for lunch in the cafeteria? Principals in thousands of the nation’s schools know the answer because radio frequency chips are embedded in students’ ID cards, or their schools are equipped with biometric scanners that can identify portions of a student’s fingerprint, the iris of an eye, or a vein in a palm.
Google Chrome became the first web browser to implement support for FIDO Alliance authentication standards, opening the door for any website to deploy simpler, stronger FIDO U2F authentication to users of the world’s most popular web browser.
Confirmix will use the biometric technologies to develop enterprise and consumer identity authentication products, marketing the enterprise products through its flagship brand, Confirmix, to combat the identity theft and online fraud activities.
The licensed technologies include capabilities for image enhancement and restoration, face and eye detection, task detection and matching, and dual-mode and dual-scenario matching, which provide the key aspects of identity management solutions.
All of the recent news reports about the mishandling and hacking of card information has made both consumers and institutions more leery of using a card only to verify the card holder, especially at openings that need a higher level of security. There is an increasing demand for an affordable way to use biometrics to authenticate the card holder without having to replace already-installed readers and equipment.
To strengthen public safety capabilities in Malaysia (and anywhere for that matter), NEC Corporation of Malaysia recently introduced a very promising product. NeoFace, a facial recognition solution was unveiled for the first time as part of public safety capabilities. This new technology was introduced during the Public Safety & Internal Security Asia 2014 held at the Grand Millennium at Kuala Lumpur from 12 – 14 August 2014. NEC’s NeoFace is the world’s fastest and most accurate facial matching product.
West Virginia University will send researchers to the annual Twins Days festival in Twinsburg Ohio to conduct biometric facial and voice research on sets of identical and fraternal twins, with a focus on identification and accessibility solutions. According to a report in the Twinsburg Bulletin, fraternal and identical twins will be studied – having pictures […]
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security is seeking to adopt a new system which would allow it to electronically capture and process biometric identifiers to determine threats to the country, according to a report by Washington Technology. The department wants to use biometric enrollment data file plans to compare the data against other U.S. terrorist, intelligence […]
The President of Kyrgyzstan has signed into law a plan to register the biometrics of all Kyrgyz Republic citizens over the age of 16 by August 2015. The project will see the formation of the Unified State Population Registry (EGRN). The law was passed by the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan on 30 June 2014, and signed […]
Biometrics assume certain human parts are unique; that the patterns of our fingerprints and irises vouch for who we are. Later this summer, screening at McCarran Airport will include an option using those measures “to speed travelers through airport security.” Called CLEAR, the service already operates at nine airports across the country, boasting more than […]