Top biometrics news stories, week of June 1

June 1, 2014 - 

Biometrics Week in Review: MasterCard and the Bank of Punjab, Gemalto ePassports in Moldova, Australian immigration and border protection minister Scott Morrison, IBM awarded for its mobile ID solutions, IDEX and Cypress Semiconductor strategic partnership, US Navy contracts for multimodal biometrics, Foxconn invests in Next Biometrics, embedded fingerprint sensor for Galaxy Tab S, Australian biometric eGate contract and a special report on voice biometrics.

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

MasterCard, Bank of Punjab launch biometric social security program – MasterCard and the Bank of Punjab have launched a social security program to automate disbursement, subsidy and assistance programs with a new biometric ID card.

Gemalto wins contract for biometric ePassports in Moldova – Gemalto announced a multi-year contract to supply biometric ePassports to the Republic of Moldova.

Australian immigration and border protection minister says biometrics a key part of future development – Australian immigration and border protection minister spoke on the value of biometrics, future steps for biometric immigration in Australia and support for the technology.

IBM wins award for mobile identity and access management solutions – IBM has been awarded for its integration of various mobile security, mobile identity, and access management solutions.

IDEX and Cypress Semiconductor partner-up for biometric fingerprint recognition – Cypress Semiconductor and IDEX ASA have announced a new strategic partnership to develop biometric fingerprint recognition solutions.

Multiple Firms to Provide Multimodal Biometrics for the US Navy – Six biometrics companies have been awarded contracts to provide multimodal biometrics solutions to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic, a component of the United States Navy.

Foxconn to invest in Next Biometrics, purchase sensors – Foxconn Technology is set to invest $5 million in Next Biometrics, through the biometric sensor company’s upcoming IPO.

Samsung firmware release confirms embedded fingerprint sensor for Galaxy Tab S – Samsung confirmed upcoming Galaxy tablets will feature a similar system as the embedded biometric fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Special Report: Voice Biometrics – This report on voice biometrics looks at both speech recognition and speaker/voice recognition and provides a basic analysis of respective market sizes with a look at some of the main vendors controlling the space.

Morpho and Vision-Box progress to testing stage for Australian biometric eGate contract – Morpho and Vision-Box are currently competing for a contract to deploy eGates in international airports throughout Australia.

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