Industry News

This section reports on where biometric technologies are being applied. It includes news and information on biometrics being used in schools, hospitals, banks, governments, military battlefields and more…To narrow your search further please choose a specific category in the blue bar above.

More News

Hungarian firm to produce biometric passports for Mongolia 20 January 2017

Mongolia has inked a deal with the Hungarian State Printing Company to develop the country’s new generation of ePassports. 


Austrian team presents new take on iris ageing 19 January 2017

A team of researchers led by Heinz Hofbauer from the University of Salzburg has studied the controversial topic of iris ageing from a different angle, this time isolating template ageing effects in a semi-controlled environment.


Cognitec hires Terry Hartmann as VP to target Asia-Pacific 19 January 2017

German face recognition specialists Cognitec have appointed biometric pioneer Terry Hartmann to lead business development and client relations as Vice President Asia Pacific.


Suprema to unveil ‘world’s fastest’ face recognition technology 19 January 2017

South Korean biometrics company Suprema has said it plans to showcase the “world’s fastest” face recognition solution.


CMITech to debut new iris recognition terminal 19 January 2017

Biometric firm CMITech has revealed plans to demonstrate a new iris recognition terminal at an upcoming trade show.


iPhone 8 could feature ‘laser-powered face scanning tech’ 19 January 2017

An analyst has said that the next major iPhone release could feature a laser-enabled face recognition scanner.


Minnesota court backs police in fingerprint phone unlock case 18 January 2017

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has backed an earlier ruling by a judge which stated that police can demand that a suspect submit a fingerprint to unlock a smartphone.


Ievo fingerprint reader keeps CPNI approval 18 January 2017

British biometric security firm ievo has secured approval for their latest revision of its ievo ultimate fingerprint reader from the CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure).


Gemalto wins privacy award for ID solution 18 January 2017

Digital security firm Gemalto has won a "Privacy by Design" award for a new identity product.


Bahamas to launch new biometric Passport 18 January 2017

The Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has announced that the government is to introduce a new series of passports at the end of this month.


More articles

Latest Special Features

Apple Pay - What do we know? 23 September 2014

In this paper, independent transaction security experts UL describe what is known about Apple Pay in both a technical and organizational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered. 


What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project? 03 July 2014

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics


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.


Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition 01 August 2013

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.


More articles

Sponsored Links

Cognitec Systems - The Face Recognition Company Cognitec develops market-leading face recognition technologies and applications for customers and government agencies around the world, with products for database search, video screening, border control, and photo capturing/quality assessment.
Speed Identity Speed Identity is an innovative Swedish technology company supplying integrated biometric data capture solutions. The new Speed Capture G3 is the first cross-functional form factor.
DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH The German software company is a global market leader in biometric solutions. With products ranging from high-tech AFIS and border control systems to the most secure identity card in the world.
FotoNation Limited FotoNation Ltd supplies development tools, software and expertise to help customers to build iris recognition products. In particular, FotoNation has reference designs, optimised software and camera solutions for mobile smart phone products, including 2MPx and 8MPx cameras with full acquisition workflow and easy user experience.
SITA SITA's iBorders Border Management integrates biographic and biometric passenger data from across the global air transport industry (ATI) to help authorities efficiently conduct risk analysis and identity verification of inbound and outbound travelers at the main steps of their journey.

Twitter Feed