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TECH5 makes touchless tech available 06 April 2020

In an effort to aid in the global movement of “flatten the curve”, TECH5 has made its biometric rapid deployment kit available to help develop and implement touchless biometric-based solutions as part of COVID-19 crisis management.


ImageWare awarded biometric identification patent 06 April 2020

ImageWare Systems, a provider of identity management software, has received a biometric authentication patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled, "Conditional and Situational Biometric Authentication and Enrollment."


Innovatrics delivers biometric solution for Guinea Elections 03 April 2020

Innovatrics, a provider of multimodal biometric technology, is proud to announce the deployment of a biometric electoral register for the Guinea parliamentary elections in record time despite numerous challenges.


TrueID recommends biometrics for efficient lock-downs 03 April 2020

TrueID, with its expertise in the application of advanced biometrics for Identity Management would like to contribute its bit for the social cause by bringing out the fact that biometrics can help in effective law enforcement.


Plurilock expands US team 03 April 2020

Plurilock Security Solutions, a leading provider of advanced authentication products with behavioral biometrics technology, has announced the addition of key team members to its sales operations division.

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Signicat acquires Dutch identity specialist Connectis 02 April 2020

Signicat has acquired digital identity specialist Connectis, to create what the firms describe as the strongest digital identity platform in the European market.


Fujitsu Frontech completes acqusition of Fulcrum Biometrics 02 April 2020

Fujitsu Frontech North America announced the acquisition of Fulcrum Biometrics, a Texas-based biometric hardware, software and solutions provider.


Dermalog provides details on biometric fever system 02 April 2020

The German company Dermalog has developed a camera, which measures body temperature with accuracy and speed to make a significant contribution to the containment of pandemics. 


Group probes Greek police face recognition plans 02 April 2020

European Digital Rights (EDri) group Homo Digitalis has noted that in the spring of 2019, the Hellenic Police signed a €4 million ($4.3 million) contract with Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, for a smart policing project. 


New South Wales Police Force and IDEMIA extend partnership 01 April 2020

IDEMIA, a global leader in Augmented Identity has renewed its partnership with the New South Wales Police Force, the largest police force in Australia


ImageWare Systems extends patent portfolio 01 April 2020

ImageWare Systems, a leader in identity management software, announces that on March 3, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent 10,580,243 entitled, “Conditional and Situational Biometric Authentication and Enrollment.”


Fingerprints and FEITIAN enter global software and sensor deal 01 April 2020

FEITIAN, a leading provider of online user authentication and payment transaction security of China, has entered a global license agreement for Fingerprints software and sensors.


Acuant completes acquisition of digital identity startup 31 March 2020

Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced it has finalised the acquisition of former strategic partner IdentityMind, creator of Trusted Digital Identities. 


Integrated Biometrics introduces 'world’s strongest' spoof prevention 31 March 2020

Integrated Biometrics (IB), the world leader in mobile FBI-certified biometric fingerprint scanners, today announced the release of the industry’s strongest Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) technology in an FBI-certified fingerprint scanner. 


Redrock Biometrics waiving fees for PalmID 31 March 2020

Redrock Biometrics, a leading provider of palm-based biometrics for authentication and identification, announced it will wave its PalmID license fee to businesses that are labeled as essential during this pandemic.


Vision-Box:Contactless tech can help prevent pathogen spread 31 March 2020

Vision-Box believes that lives can be saved by using seamless, contactless digital identity technology equipped with advanced biometrics.

 

Its touchless clearance functionality used in travel hubs and at border crossings is designed to prevent the transmission and spread of pathogens by limiting, and in many cases, eliminating the need for travelers to physical interact with potentially infected machines, security or airline personnel. 


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Commentary

Veridium talks mobile identity and biometrics

Planet Biometrics took time out to speak to Jason Tooley, chief revenue officer at Veridium, about digital ID and the adoption of biometric authentication solutions.


Executive Interview: Iris ID on non-contact biometrics and privacy

Planet Biometrics took time out to speak to Mohammed Murad, Iris ID's vice president of global business development and sales, about the increasing prevalence of the modality and its important new application areas.


Interview: Nok Nok Labs

Planet Biometrics took time out to speak to Rolf Lindemann, VP of Products at Nok Nok Labs, the FIDO Alliance.


Interview: Experian on biometrics and digital ID

In this interview, Planet Biometrics caught up with Mike Gross, Head of Global Fraud & ID Production Innovation at Experian, to hear his views on the evolution of identity in 2020 and beyond.


Interview: HID on CID

HID VP & Managing Director Jessica Westerouen van Meeteren told Security Document World about how the firm is addressing CID trends.


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Company Spotlights

Company Spotlight: Cognitec Systems

Cognitec is the only company worldwide that has worked exclusively on face recognition technology since its inception in 2002.


Company spotlight: ID R&D

In this interview, Planet Biometrics spoke to Konstantin Simonchik, CTO and co-founder of ID R&D, about the company’s history, aspirations, and its position on future biometrics trends.
 


Company Spotlight: Next Biometrics

Planet Biometrics talks to Next Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre.


Company Spotlight - SITA

Company spotlights have been created to give firms operating in the biometrics and identity industry an opportunity to discuss trends, product innovations and achievements. Planet Biometrics talks to global IT provider SITA.


Company Spotlight: Ideal Innovations

Arlington-based facial recognition technology firm Ideal Innovations discusses the latest industry trends and the company's history.


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Guest Posts

Mobile Identity Checks by Fingerprinting

Recent advances in mobile and fingerprint capture technologies are making truly independent mobile identity checks in the field possible and will play an important role in the daily routine of law enforcement agencies. 

 


Guest Post: nVIAsoft on their biometric solution

Cybersecurity and Identity Access Management (IAM) market leaders are seeking new means of securing identities.


Size matters: why bigger is better when it comes to the biometric fingerprint sensor

Whilst there is no denying the fingerprint biometric smart card is reaching its inflection point, one barrier to mass market adoption is the cost of the sensors needed to take each person’s biometric fingerprint data.


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