Fingerprint recognition

Biometric Identity Verification Is Coming To Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport

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 […]

NEC Demonstrates How Intelligent Surveillance And Biometric Technologies Can Reduce Security Costs And Safeguard Lives

NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced that it is showcasing its latest range of intelligent security solutions for the enterprise and government markets at the International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference (IFSEC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 13-15 May 2014. This includes NEC’s market leading video surveillance, image analytics, facial and fingerprint recognition solutions […]

Next Generation Biometric Market Worth $23.54 Billion By 2020

According to the new market research report “Next Generation Biometric Market by Technology, Function, Application & Geography – Forecasts & Analysis 2014 – 2020”, published by MarketsandMarkets, the biometric market will be worth $23.54 Billion by 2020 at an estimated CAGR of 17.6%. Browse 158 market data tables, 59 figures spread through 352 pages, and […]

DigitalPersona Fingerprint Biometric Solutions Improve Security And Service In Latin America Banks

DigitalPersona, Inc., a trusted partner for biometric identity verification solutions, announced that Coppel Corporation, a group of retail and finance companies, has chosen DigitalPersona® fingerprint technology to verify employee and customer identities in more than 800 banks and 1,000 Pension Fund Offices throughout Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Coppel Corporation also maintains similar biometrics-based solutions in […]

The Future Of Biometric Technology

The future of biometric technology Biometric security such as fingerprint, face and voice recognition is set to hit the mainstream as global technology companies market the systems as convenient and easy to use, according to a prominent information security systems expert. ECU Adjunct Professor Steven Furnell says the use of biometrics is on the rise with the introduction of biometric technologies as standard in mainstream mobile phones. He says people are also more willing to submit their biometric data to personal devices such as mobiles and tablets than to desktops PCs and printers. Prof Furnell last month published an article in the journal Biometric Technology Today , which details new fingerprint recognition technology available on the home button of iPhones and Face Unlock for Android. He says both technologies can work very well—under the right conditions. "With the facial unlock, if you’re in a dark environment and the front-facing camera can’t pick up your facial image correctly then you can’t use the facial unlock to unlock the phone," Prof Furnell says. "With the fingerprint recognition, if it’s wet … then you’re not going to be able to get that phone to unlock particularly easily without drying everything off. "Similarly, if you’re wearing gloves, then again it won’t be able to detect your fingerprint and won’t unlock for you." Prof Furnell says both techniques also have security issues. "[The facial unlock] can be fooled, for example in earlier implementations, by just holding up a static photo of the legitimate user […]

North America Leads World Government Biometric Systems Market

TD The Market Publishers Ltd London, UK (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The worldwide market for government biometric systems is poised to be on an upward trend through to 2024. Currently, North America ranks as the leading regional market, driven primarily by the constantly rising demand for fingerprint recognition systems in the USA. The expenditures on government biometric systems in APAC are anticipated to witness substantial growth through 2024. Meantime, other emerging markets like Africa and Latin America are also anticipated to see positive growth in the upcoming decade. The spending on biometrics systems in the European countries is likely to be propelled by the increasing demand for national ID programs and e-passports. Biometric fingerprint identification and facial recognition segments are expected to call for the dominant market shares of the overall government biometric systems market in the next 10 years. The retinal/iris recognition segment is forecast to register a 5.79% CAGR through 2024. The major challenges being faced by the world government biometric systems market include, among others, the complexity and cost of implementation of such systems, as well as a strict control of access to databases keeping personal identification information. New research report “ The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024 ” worked out by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI) has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. Report Details: Title: The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024 Published: January, 2014 Pages: 173 Price: US$ 4,800.00 An up-to-bottom view of the current situation in the worldwide market for […]

SmartMetric Says the Time Has Come for Biometric Protected Credit and Debit Cards

SmartMetric, Inc. 40 Million Credit and Debit Cards Have Passwords and CVC’s Along With Names and Card Numbers Stolen in U.S.A. in Past Few Days NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Dec 19, 2013) – SmartMetric, Inc. ( OTCQB : SMME ) — Speaking today from NEW YORK, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said the SmartMetric biometric card with a self powered in card fingerprint reader is a technology solution using the power of biometrics to protect the public and merchant alike from credit card fraud. She said SmartMetric has been approached from financial institutions from around the world looking at a better solution to the vulnerable pin dependant cards. The gigantic criminal theft of over 40 million credit cards information over the past few days from just one retailer shows how vulnerable the existing card payment system is and the time has come for a better card solution. The biometric payment card from SmartMetric uses a person’s fingerprint to activate the card and stores card information encrypted inside the card’s internal electronics. For information on SmartMetric and its technology please go to . For information on the SmartMetric™ MedicalKeyring™ please go to Safe Harbor Statement Certain of the above statements contained in this press release are forward looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward looking statements are within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Readers are cautioned […]

Can Apple Transfer Its Elegance To Secure Biometrics And Access Control?

With a fresh patent in hand this week for facial recognition, a fingerprint reader on its iPhone 5 and a new $345 million acquisition of 3D-sensor company PrimeSense , Apple seems to be putting some serious body english on the user interface. Apple facial recognition device touchID primesense Exhibit 1 from Apple’s Facial Recognition patent. No. 124 points to an "image sensor" behind the screen. Is Apple gunning to re-define interacting (re: authentication) and interfacing with computers, devices – and ultimately "things" in the computing environment at large? And will it re-set expectations for security, as well as, for innovation and convenience? Apple’s newest patent awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office points to a sophisticated array of biometric and gesture-based inputs across a range of devices and vertical industries. If that is the case (the company isn’t saying), can Apple’s pedigree for elegant design overcome fickle user acceptance and current shortcomings in biometric technology and lap the field? "The state of play today in consumer biometrics security is pretty primitive," said Steve Wilson, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research. "In security, we’re accustomed to rigorous standards and testing; lots of peer review; all encryption algorithms being published. But with biometrics we still don’t have agreed upon test protocols." Wilson said consumer biometrics is all about convenience and has very little to do with serious security. Apple found that out first hand when the Touch ID fingerprint reader on the new iPhone 5 was hacked shortly after […]

Zwipe Launches Biometric Access Card With Fingerprint Cards Sensor

zwipe logo December 2, 2013 –  Zwipe  has just launched a biometric access card, with fingerprint touch sensors from Fingerprint Cards . According to the company, the new card is multi-functional and is ISO 14443 compliant. Fingerprint data is stored on the card itself. “Providing secure personal ID authentication in an easy-to-use portable device has been our goal,” Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe said. “Together with FPC’s touch sensor, we have achieved this in our Zwipe Access biometric card. The card provides a secure environment, protecting user data while still being able to communicate easily with access control systems using standard interfaces. FPC’s fingerprint sensors deliver the performance and functionality that our card product requires in an application where low power consumption and compact size are crucial.” “The access control market using cards and tokens is expanding constantly and the challenge is to combine security with user convenience,” Thomas Rex, EVP Sales & Marketing of Fingerprint Cards said. “Zwipe’s biometric card is the solution to this and is a state-of-the-art product that really pushes the limits to what is possible to do on a card today. The use of a touch sensor provides an enhanced user experience and is in line with the worldwide trend of integrating touch sensors into portable devices.” Reported previously , Fingerprint Cards also recently launched a capacitive fingerprint touch sensor for Android and Windows that had a major effect on the company’s share price almost instantly. According to a recently-published report, the overall electronic […]