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Stephen Mayhew is the publisher and co-founder of Biometrics Research Group, Inc.. His experience includes a mix of entrepreneurship, brand development and publishing. Stephen attended Carleton University and lives in Toronto, Canada. Connect with Stephen on LinkindIn.

Tyco Security to deploy Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series

Tyco Security Products will be integrating the Safran MorphoAccess SIGMA Series access control high speed biometric and card reader and the MorphoWave Tower into its C•CURE 9000 Security and Event Management platforms to deliver contactless access control. The MorphoAccess SIGMA Series readers employ fingerprint technology that is ranked the most accurate in the world by NIST. The optical biometric sensor used in the readers also meets the FBI’s standards for Personal Identity Verification and Image Quality Specifications. The SIGMA Lite

Safran expanding its business activities in Central America

Safran Identity & Security announced it is expanding its business activities in Central America and has acquired the former office location of the Colombian-based Carvajal Group in Costa Rica. According to a statement by the company, the new location marks an important strategic development for its business activities in Central America and Carribean, as the company becomes the first EMV card manufacturer which has a domestic presence in Costa Rica, enabling them to serve the payment industry and financial institutions

Infineon introduces FIDO certified Bluetooth solution

Infineon Technologies has introduced a FIDO-certified Bluetooth low energy (BLE) reference design for wireless authentication tokens. By using such a token in addition to their password, consumers can securely authenticate their online activities on mobile devices. “63 per cent of all successful online breaches can be tracked back to inadequate passwords,” said Joerg Borchert, Vice President of the Chip Card & Security Division at Infineon Technologies Americas Corp and Board Representative in the FIDO Alliance. “The FIDO industry standard is

Biometrics and border security, law enforcement and facial recognition trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Industry insight In a guest post, the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association discusses the rise of biometrics and identity management in the homeland security enterprise and its Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum in Washington, D.C. later this month. In a guest post, David Gerulski, VP at Integrated Biometrics, discusses how the use of biometrics as an identifier is having a positive effect

JENETRIC recognized for its fingerprint technology

German biometrics company JENETRIC announced today that it took first place at the 12th IQ Innovation Award Central Germany in the category of information technology for its LIVETOUCH quattro FBI certified fingerprint scanner. 100 branch experts from industry and academia reviewed 61 submitted innovations in a multistage jury process. “During development we especially had the people in mind, who will use the product. Thanks to the unique user guidance of our ‘LIVETOUCH quattro’ people will be more confident and successful

Vision-Box set to deploy automated border control system at Rio airport

Vision-Box announced that the new automated border control (ABC) solution at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport is set to go live and by the end of the month. Brazilian citizens will be able to use self-service ABC eGates to cross borders when arriving or departing from the airport. Tom Jobim International Airport registered 17 million passengers in 2015. Any Brazilian national above 18-years old, holding an electronic passport, will be able to cross immigration and emigration control through state-of-the-art

Twitter acquires machine learning startup for $150 million

Twitter is acquiring Magic Pony Technology, a London-based startup that specializes in Machine learning, for $150 million, according to two separate sources cited in a report by Techcrunch. This marks the third machine learning startup Twitter has acquired in two years, following its purchase of Whetlab in 2015, and Madbits in 2014. Magic Pony Technology has developed techniques of using neural networks and machine learning to provide expanded data for images. The technology can be used to improve the quality

OCBC Malaysia introduces biometric authentication for mobile banking transactions

Malaysia’s OCBC Bank has launched OCBC OneTouch, a mobile banking app that leverages Apple’s Touch ID technology to create a fingerprint recognition system to give customers quicker access to the balances in their bank accounts, cards and investments. In a report in IBS Intelligence, OCBC Bank’s Head of E-Business Roy Heong commented: “With the majority of mobile banking transactions revolving round checking of account balances, we view the introduction of OCBC OneTouch as key to meeting a significant need of

BioConnect providing Multi-Health Systems with integrated authentication platform

BioConnect will be providing Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS) with an integrated authentication platform, using mobile biometric technology, to ensure MHS’ critical applications, IT infrastructure and physical access control are more secure. MHS is a technology company focused on innovative digital delivery of data analysis and scientifically validated assessments for more than 30 years. MHS serves clients in corporate, clinical, educational, public safety, government, military, pharmaceutical, and research settings. Responsible for storing and securing sensitive personal health information (PHI), this partnership

New appointments reflect NuData’s strategic growth plan

NuData Security announced that Randy Lukashuk has been appointed to the new role of principal product architect and that Jon Cunningham has been named the director of customer development. Both will report directly to NuData’s CTO, Christopher Bailey. According to a statement by the company, the moves reflect NuData’s strategic growth in its product and customer development teams in response to high customer demand and customer focus values. As NuData’s principal product architect, Lukashuk will focus on product-related design and