The real-life impacts of Maine’s refusal to issue new federally mandated driver’s licenses and identification cards were on display Tuesday as lawmakers heard testimony on a bill that would bring the state into compliance with the federal Real ID law. Maine has been among a handful of states to resist the federal law, which requires digital photos on state driver’s licenses, IDs that can be used with facial recognition software, and the digital archiving of identity documents such as birth certificates or Social Security numbers, among other things. The states where residents will need identification other than driver’s licenses to fly on Jan. 22, 2018, are: Maine, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington.
Eventbrite, the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform, today announced it has started offering an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) solution, designed to help large, multi-day festivals and events streamline entry-management operations, create and enhance revenue streams, and reduce fraud.
exacqVision is now certified with the latest version 8.0 of AMAG’s Symmetry access control system . The Symmetry integration allows exacqVision users to view live and recorded video from Exacq-managed cameras within Symmetry’s client software. Now, with version 8.0, users can enable and disable motion alarms for each camera. Together, exacqVision and Symmetry provide users a complete end-to-end system increasing situational awareness and visitor identification management.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved $24 million in state funds for the LA Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to get new identification technology that would include palm prints, face recognition, iris scans, and voice recordings, in addition to fingerprints.
Any camera will do, as long as it’s attached to your body. Researchers say they can have computers examine body camera video footage and accurately identify a person wearing a body-mounted device in about four seconds, according to a recently released paper. The authors of the study had their software look at biometric characteristics like height, stride length, and walking speed to find the identity of the person shooting the footage.
He has been a thorn in the side of several Metro Atlanta police agencies for nearly two years getting away with armed robberies at title pawn stores. But thanks to an alert Conyers Police Officer and new technology his reign of terror may be over. Officer Lucas said the Conyers robbery was one of the suspects thanks to Conyers police Officer Spencer Holland and the License Plate Readers, or LPR’s that were on the back of his patrol car.
A privacy rights group concerned about the implications of the FBI’s nationwide biometric database has won a lawsuit against the FBI for the legal costs that led to the disclosure of hundreds of pages detailing the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) database, which includes biometrics such as iris scans, palm prints, and facial recognition.
Called FasTrack, the new kiosks will use facial recognition software to verify the identity of the customer, which is why FasTrack customers will only initially be allowed to renew existing licenses or identifications. The registry currently uses a similar system as part of its desk operations, said Ms. Blue. In addition to verifying the identities of customers, the new kiosks will also notify customers to get their hair out of your face, take off their hat, or look directly into the camera.
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.
It’s a program that still sounds futuristic, even today. The FBI announced its facial recognition program is finally up and running – and it has some privacy advocates a little concerned. Labeled as the “Next Generation Identification System," or NGI, the $1-billion program has been in development since at least 2008 when the FBI announced it was granting Lockheed Martin a contract to start building it.
LaserLock Technologies announced that it has signed an agreement to license its VerifyMe Identity Services platform to a major financial services advisory firm. At this time, the firm is unnamed, but according to LaserLock it consolidates hundreds of billions of dollars in assets for around 100,000 investment banking clients.
In this interview, Dr. Thirimachos Bourlai, an expert at the forefront of face recognition technology, shares his opinions regarding the challenges of night time facial recognition systems. He also sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of using visible or infrared sensors for practical facial recognition applications and scenarios.
The FBI announced it has digitally converted millions of files stored at its Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division’s warehouse in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Bureau prepares to transition to its new biometric system, according to the FBI website. Over the last two decades, the agency has digitally converted more than 30 million records […]
Morpho (Safran), today announced the commercial launch of Finger On the Fly®, the world’s fastest contactless four finger scanner. Using advanced imaging technology, this innovation simultaneously captures four fingerprints from a single wave of the hand. Finger On the Fly will be on display at the 2014 Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida from September […]
This fall, Columbus Community Hospital will be introducing a biometric patient identification system developed by PatientSecure. The palm vein recognition solution will ensure correct medical records are used for each patient and speed up the registration process, according to a report by ColumbusTelegram.com. Using palm vein recognition to identify patients, the PatientSecure scanner’s infrared light […]
Former Worcester Polytechnic Institute president Dennis Berkey has been named president and chief operating officer of a Cape Cod-based biometric security company. Mr. Berkey has been tapped to lead Biometric Identification and Security Systems, based in Cotuit. Besides leading WPI for nine years, Mr. Berkey was a dean and university provost at Boston University. He […]
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 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 […]
ievo recently released a new custom kit which allows its customers to enhance its biometric reader hardware for their unique applications. This allows users to effectively create their very own “do it yourself” biometric access control systems to suit the needs of specific projects. The custom kit gives ievo’s customers the ability to create a […]
Alexandra Gough-Hollahan, 18, was found not guilty for two attempted armed robberies that took place in St. John’s, Canada, in December 2013 due to a lack of positive identification. She was accused of using a knife while attempting to hold up an Esso service station in St. John’s and then a Marie’s Mini Mart in Paradise later […]