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 […]

Mobile Biometric Market To Generate $8.3 Billion By 2018

The Goode Intelligence research analysis and consultancy organisation for the mobile security industry, has issued a new market forecast report revealing that the market for mobile biometric security products and services is set to grow significantly over the next six years. Goode Intelligence reports that as a result of the combination of Apple’s positive move […]

US Researchers Working On Biometric System To Completely Replace Passwords

by CBR Staff Writer | 14 November 2013 Researchers claim the use of biometric technology to eliminate the requirement of passwords would is a likely next step. Researchers at Purdue University are developing new biometrics technology, which would allow users to log into computers using iris and fingerprint scans rather than typing passwords. Being developed at the university’s International Center for Biometrics Research, the technology will enable logging into a computer or activate a smartphone by swiping their fingerprint over a sensor which will not require frequently changing passwords. International Center for Biometrics Research director Stephen Elliott was cited by Associated Press as saying that iris and fingerprint scans, as well as facial and voice recognition, are just a few of the tools that can boost security while making lives easier. “I think the average person would tell you they have too many passwords and it’s a hassle to change them all the time, and therefore they use the same password for lots of things, which inherently makes that easier to break,” Elliott added. According to researchers, soldiers in Iraq carry handheld devices that enable scanning fingerprints, retinas and faces and evaluate them with identities in the database Researchers noted that the use of biometric technology to eliminate the requirement of passwords would be a natural next step.

Bank of America Looks To Biometric ATMs In New Patent Application

biometric-atm November 15, 2013 –  The Bank of America has pushed through a patent application, which describes a biometric ATM system. Reported in ATM Marketplace , the patent was submitted to the USPTO in 2012, and published recently in 2013. Specifically, this patent application  outlines a system for authenticating users with a combination of a pin-code and fingerprint biometrics. The design of a biometric ATM and the patent application certainly isn’t very specific, and at this point it looks like the BofA is staking out some territory for development, and doesn’t want to leave much room for competition. “[A] fingerprint scanner for use in the systems and methods of the invention may use optical fingerprint imaging, ultrasonic sensors, capacitance sensors (passive or active) and/or any other suitable method to capture the digital image of a fingerprint,” is just an example of some of the unspecific language contained in this application. “Any suitable method for PIN validation and fingerprint validation may be used to validate the input PIN and fingerprints.” It’s been widely acknowledged that payment systems and ATMs are a coming wave for biometric integrations, and it’s interesting to see the BofA making a move. There are a few places where biometric ATMs are already a reality. Reported previously , the Central Bank of Nigeria has teamed up with Dermalog for biometric POS systems as well as for biometric ATMs. Likewise, in Kenya, Tracom Services has launched a new line of fingerprint ATMs in Nairobi.    Leave a Comment comments […]

Biometric Market To Flourish By 2018

Biometric market to flourish by 2018 – Goode Intelligence Goode Intelligence has predicted mobile security products and services will grow within the next five years, generating more than US$8.3 billion revenue by 2018. HumanIPO reported earlier this month on the National Cyber Security Alliance’s preferred smartphone security survey. Focusing on the mobile biometric security market, Goode believes the industry is driven by Apple’s release of Touch ID. “Apple has disrupted everything and has again disrupted a market and rebranded biometrics as a convenient method of  communicating with consumer technology,” the report stated. Within five years, 3.4 billion users are predicted to engage with biometrics on their mobile devices, alluding to a collective revenue of US$8.3 billion. Fingerprint sensors are forecasted to become a standard feature for high-end smart mobile devices by  2015, serving as a replacement with “cumbersome and inconvenient” methods currently available on mobile devices. With regards to mobile commerce, mobile devices are predicted as the primary mode for digital commerce. However, Goode reasons its progress is currently being hampered by identity verification and payment authorisation yet to be updated. Biometrics is suggested as a replacement for payment authorisation, as well as serving its goal in the authentication of products as supported by the Field Integrated Design Operations (FIDO) Alliance, among others. It will also contribute to scale security in the protection of sensitive information and transactions with services such as Mobile Device Management (MDM), secure containers and Mobile Application Management (MAM) succeeding in the creation of a […]

SmartMetric Biometric Activated ATM & Credit Card To Fight $8.6 Billion A Year In USA Card Fraud

SmartMetric, Inc. SmartMetric Biometric Card Solution Targets Fraudsters and Has Potential to Save Card Industry Billions per Year BAY HARBOR, FL–(Marketwired – Oct 25, 2013) – SmartMetric, Inc. ( OTCQB : SMME ) – Speaking today from the companies offices in Bay Harbor, SmartMetric™ Inc. President & CEO Chaya Hendrick said credit card industry figures show Card fraud costs the U.S. card payments industry an estimated US$8.6 billion per year*. Fraud comprises 0.4% of the US$2.1 trillion in total yearly U.S. card volume*. Using a person’s fingerprint to activate the “EMV” ATM or Credit Card will protect both financial institutions and card holders against significant fraud.  SmartMetric has developed a fingerprint reader that sits inside a person’s ATM or Credit Card. It is self powered allowing it to perform a fingerprint match while a person is standing at a retail checkout or on the street at an ATM. A person simply swipes their finger across the SmartMetric sensor on the surface of the card and the card’s internal computer processor performs a match with the person’s fingerprint that is pre-stored in the memory of the card itself. For added security a person’s fingerprint is always stored and encrypted inside the card and IS NOT stored on a bank’s computer. When a match occurs, the card’s EMV surface mounted chip is then turned on allowing a transaction at the millions of ATM and retail card machines around the world. Banks don’t have to retrofit existing retail ATM’s or POS retail card readers […]

UINT & Mereal Biometrics Launches Biometric Smart Card With Embedded FPC Fingerprint Touch Sensor

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, October 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The biometric smart card launched by UINT & Mereal Biometrics is a multi-application smart card using Fingerprint Cards’ (FPC) embedded fingerprint touch sensor and processor. It enables biometric fingerprint authentication in a top secure environment with local matching providing privacy of holders as biometric data never leave the card. First applications of the card are physical and logical access control for French Casino Operator Partouche. The smart card is now finalist in the award Discovery category at the upcoming show Cartes in Paris (19-21 Nov, 2013) and will be displayed by Mereal Biometrics in Booth 4N 087 [ (search_field)/mereal+biometrics/(sort_by)/az/(limitation)/20 ] . “A new generation of Smart Card is born; for the first time a smart card is having its own embedded biometric fingerprint reader, performs the verification on board and can be used in multiple applications. Introducing biometrics into the smart card market means meeting the toughest industry requirements available when it comes to low power consumption, optimized form factor and robust sensor design. FPC’s fingerprint sensors meet these requirements and we are really excited to now introduce this biometric smart card to the market,” says Philippe BLOT, Chief Executive Officer of UINT ( ). Johan Carlstrom, President and CEO of FPC, comments: “This launch of a biometric smart card is a market break-through and marks a milestone for integrating biometrics into smart cards. Security and protection of privacy has always been top priority in smart cards and the use of […]