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Banking on Biometrics! 24 April 2014

In a Blog, Unisys' Terry Hartmann explores the use of biometrics in banking… 

UK Passport Office implements advanced facial recognition system 24 April 2014

Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) in the UK is to implement a new facial recognition system (FRS) supplied by Unisys Corporation’s UK subsidiary. 

Suprema live scanners deployed for Uganda voter registration 23 April 2014

Biometric company Suprema has announced it is providing Uganda with several thousand RealScan-G10 live scanners for citizen voter identification.

Biometrics Institute launches 2014 Industry Survey 21 April 2014

The Biometrics Institute has launched its 2014 Industry Survey and requests your input on the current status and expected future developments of the biometrics industry.

Cross Match acquires DigitalPersona - new biometric powerhouse on the block 21 April 2014

Cross Match Holdings and DigitalPersona have announced a definitive merger agreement that will see the two companies combine to create a new powerhouse in the biometric industry.

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> SDW - June 16-18, 2014, London, UK

SDW 2014 is the 'number one' international event for technology suppliers, security document printers, infrastructure providers and integrators in the fast-moving security document market place.

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SecuGen device receives STQC Certification for Indian UID Project 15 April 2014

SecuGen Corporation has announced that its new Hamster Pro 20 fingerprint reader has been certified as meeting the requirements necessary for use in India’s Unique Identification (UID) project.

Kenya to use biometrics to create unified national register 14 April 2014

The Kenyan Government has said it will register all Kenyans afresh in a new national digital database. Designed to assist the Government in addressing security and planning issues, the database will contain biometric details of all people.

Fingerprint Cards secures first smartphone order for touch sensors 14 April 2014

Swedish biometric company Fingerprint Cards has received an initial order for its new mobile touch sensor – the FPC1020

PayPal with fingerprint now available on Samsung Galaxy S5 14 April 2014

PayPal has made good on its promise to release an app with fingerprint authentication on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 device.

Morpho Joins FIDO Alliance 14 April 2014

Morpho (Safran) has joined the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry consortium delivering standards for simpler, stronger authentication during online transactions.

Introducing the new center for biometric excellence 10 April 2014

A Center for Biometrics Research and Testing has been created in Switzerland, offering opportunities for collaboration and cooperation between industry and academia in Europe and worldwide, in the domain of biometric security.

AGNITiO raises the bar for secure, simple voice iD authentication 09 April 2014

The latest version of this FIDO ready software platform delivers anti-spoofing protection while further enhancing user experience.

SIBA announce exciting board members 08 April 2014

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) has announced today that it has named its board members.

Cognitec Algorithm comes out on top in NIST Independent Vendor Test 07 April 2014

Test results published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on the performance of automated age estimation algorithms, claim that Cognitec Systems’ are in a market-leading position in the face recognition market.

connect:ID Report - New markets, new technologies – a new horizon 02 April 2014

In the final of a series of four reports from the recent connect:ID conference and exhibition, the International Biometrics & Identification Association explains how opportunities are growing in new sectors like banking and healthcare — and in emerging markets like Latin America and Africa.

connect:ID Report - Biometrics and consumer acceptance 02 April 2014

New report shows that biometrics still suffer from the perception that they are in some way invasive to personal privacy, despite the opposite being predominantly true.

Mobile devices to wake up with voice biometrics 01 April 2014

Nuance Communications has announced that its Dragon Mobile Assistant app, available free to consumers on Android, now features Nuance Voiceprint biometric technology.

Latin America banks choose DigitalPersona biometrics 01 April 2014

DigitalPersona has announced that Coppel Corporation, a group of retail and finance companies, has chosen its fingerprint technology to verify employee and customer identities in more than 800 banks and 1,000 Pension Fund Offices throughout Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.

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Latest Features

Special Report on the SC37 Meetings in Darmstadt, Germany 05 February 2014

The January meeting of the working groups of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics were held in Darmstadt, Germany. Greg Cannon of Crossmatch reports.

iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift? 27 November 2013

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.

EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations 01 October 2013

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.

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Latest Expert Comment

On the cusp of mobile biometric technology adoption? 09 September 2013

In the months since our first white paper on Mobile Biometrics was first posted, there have been several developments that suggest we are on the cusp of a surge in mobile biometric technology adoption.

Special Report on the April SC37 Meetings in Winchester, England 28 May 2013

The April meetings of the working groups of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC37 subcommittee on biometrics were held in Winchester, England. This article is a Special Report by our Expert Editor, Cathy Tilton, into the meetings and main outcomes from the various Working Groups.

Special Report on the SC37 Meetings in Paris 29 August 2012

A full and exclusive report into the recent Paris meetings by the SC37 subcommittee on biometrics and its working groups as they continue their task of setting international standards related to biometrics.

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