About Stephen Mayhew

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.

CLEAR biometric identity verification platform available at all three Washington D.C. airports

CLEAR have opened kiosks at Dulles International and Reagan National airports to quickly verify a traveler’s identity as part of the security screening process. Clear kiosks have been in operation at BWI-Marshall Airport for the last year. In a report in Washington’s Top News, David Cohen, CLEAR’s chief administrative officer explained how the biometric identity verification platform works for registered users. “The verification process takes less than a second. Our technology will assess what the best biometric is, and will

Details leak about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner setup

A report in Android Authority shows screenshots from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7‘s Grace UX interface relating to setting up the mobile device’s iris scanner. The long disclaimer details why the device might not recognize a user’s irises including: when you are wearing glasses or certain types of contact lenses; when parts of your iris is hiding by puffy or narrowed eyes; when the device is tilted too much or lower than your face; after certian types of eye surgery;

Ideco rolls out BIMS solution in South Africa

Ideco has rolled out its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit in South Africa. The Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) enables biometric identification across a range of modalities, from fingerprint through to iris scanning. According to a statement by the company, BIMS is highly mobile, readily configurable and can be rolled out rapidly in any environment requiring agile identification and processing of crowds. It is capable of six biometric modalities and delivers a full range of connectivity options including Bluetooth, WiFi,

NEXT Biometrics, Innolux partner for mass production of flexible fingerprint sensors

NEXT Biometrics and Innolux, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of TFT-LCD-panels, are investing in establishing mass production capacity for NEXT’s flexible fingerprint sensor technology. According to a statement by the company, Innolux and NEXT Biometrics have worked together for many years with NEXT manufacturing volumes of rigid fingerprint sensors at Innolux plants in Taiwan. The new partnership will see the companies make joint investments to enable mass production of NEXT’s new flexible fingerprint sensors. NEXT Biometrics has previously communicated

More countries added to face recognition border clearance system at Lisbon International Airport

Vision-Box and the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) have made the self-service face recognition border clearance system at Lisbon International Airport available for citizens of nine additional countries outside of the European Union. Already in use by EU, EEA (European Economic Area) and Swiss citizens at Lisbon International Airport, the Automated Identification of Passengers Holding Electronic Travel Documents solution has been rebranded RAPID4ALL and beginning immediately, international citizens of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United

UMANICK shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016

UMANICK announced today that it has been shortlisted to enter Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2016. Startupbootcamp is Europe’s largest business accelerator, operating 10 accelerators across Europe and one in Singapore, each focused on an industry suited to the location. Digital Health Miami is the first Startupbootcamp program in the US, and it has a $2 Million grant from the Knight Foundation to support companies that are innovating in healthcare and focused on the eradication of healthcare disparities in the United

Veridos wins Jordan passport contract

Veridos announced today that the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has awarded the company a multi-year contract to produce and deliver machine-readable passports that meet the requirements set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for international travel. “Giesecke & Devrient, one of our parent companies, has been providing passports to Jordan since 2012. We are very pleased that with this new contract the partnership can continue via Veridos,” said Veridos CEO Hans Wolfgang Kunz. Veridos is a joint venture

OT to supply ePassports to Republic of Mali

Following an invitation to tender, OT (Oberthur Technologies) has signed a contract with the Government of the Republic of Mali to supply a complete solution for issuing electronic passports which meet the strictest international security standards. According to a statement by the company, the public private partnership (PPP) gives OT a contract for 10 years, during which time the Republic of Mali will benefit from a comprehensive and innovative hi-tech industrial solution for its latest generation passport. The Republic of

Security firm integrates ievo and Paxton tech for biometric access control at UK construction site

Shetland Facilities Management (SFM) Security has provided Morrison Construction Ltd with a biometric access control system utilizing fingerprint readers at a new development at Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, UK. As the main contractor for the £56m ($74m USD) construction project, Morrison’s asked SFM to provide an integrated access control system that could give an accurate count of the workforce in each of the site’s two zones, split by company and trade discipline, for health, safety, security and environmental requirements

Performance and Evaluation for Mobile Biometrics

Performance and evaluation for mobile biometrics July 22, 2016 Paris, France The workshop will address how standards and evaluation capabilities can be set up in order to independently assess the performance of biometric authentication and identification applications on mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. The objectives of the workshop are to get more insight into the needs and requirements from the financial industry, as well as to come to a draft proposal for a new ISO work item