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.

Fingerprint Cards CFO leaving for eye-tracking firm Tobii

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Johan Wilsby will leave the company no later than July 2017. Wilsby, who has been CFO at FPC since 2015, is leaving the company on his own initiative for eye-tracking firm Tobii where he will succeed Esben Olesen as CFO, according to a Reuters report. “Fingerprint Cards is a dynamic and rapidly growing company where Johan is a business-driven and highly appreciated co-worker,” says Christian Fredrikson, CEO of Fingerprint

IDscan granted patent for technology to verify faces on a passport or ID card

IDScan, a GBG company, has been granted a U.S. patent for Visage, which verifes the facial component of a passport or ID card by checking against a databank of faces acquired from proven fake, forged or altered documents. “The production of fake documents is an industry all of its own now,” commented Tamlyn Thompson, managing director of IDscan. “IDscan has always strived to stay one step ahead of the criminals to ensure that our global customers are properly protected. Our

ZKAccess biometric readers integrated with AMAG Symmetry Access Control system

ZKAccess announced AMAG certification completion of its OP-200 fingerprint reader integration with AMAG’s Symmetry security management platform and that it is now a member of the Symmetry Preferred Partner Program. The OP-200 fingerprint reader interfaces with the Symmetry Access Control system to provide biometric capabilities without needing additional middleware. “OP-200 is just one model in our new Opera series of biometric readers designed to integrate with Symmetry,” said Manish Dalal, ZKAccess COO and product manager. ZKAccess and AMAG Technology cooperatively

Biometrics-based disaster evacuee identification system introduced in Japan

The Japan Automatic Identification Systems Association (JAiSA) has introduced a system to identify disaster evacuees via fingerprint and palm vein recognition. The system, according to a report in The Japan News, is primarily intended for use with disabled and elderly people with communication difficulties. JAiSA plans to roll out the system to municipalities across Japan by the end of fiscal 2017, adding biometrics-based identification provided by the system to the support system for disaster-affected municipalities run by the Japan Agency

Nigeria capturing biometrics for 2018 census

Nigeria’s Federal Commisioner of the National Population Commission (NPC) has revealed that biometric system technology will be deployed during the 2018 census to capture facial impressions and fingerprints of citizens, according to a report in Leadership. The NPC is determined to use biometrics in the census to prevent people from gaining advantage through manipulation of the Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) as only persons physically seen will be counted and biometrics taken. “To us in the Commission, the significance of the

Apple acquires Israeli facial recognition firm

Apple has acquired an Israeli cybersecurity startup Realface whose facial recognition technology can be used to authenticate users. According to a TechTimes report, the technology is said to be capable of learning facial features. Israeli financial website Calcalist reported yesterday that this deal, Apple’s fourth acquisition in Israel, is estimated to be worth a couple of million of dollars. The Times of Israel reported that Realface had raised $1 million prior to the acquisition and employs up to 10 people,

BIO-key healthcare partners presenting biometric authentication solutions at HIMSS

A number of BIO-key‘s strategic alliance partners will be presenting the company’s biometric authentication solutions at HIMSS 2017 later this month in Florida where more than 35,000 healthcare IT professionals will attend the educational and networking event. BIO-key partners exhibiting at HIMSS 2017 include: Allscripts, Aventura, Caradigm, Epic, HealthCast Solutions, HID Global, IBM, KSI Keyboards, Microsoft and Oracle. “We continue to grow both our partnership relationships and our technology solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations,” explained Mike DePasquale, chairman &

IrisGuard introduces iris camera designed for outdoor enrollment and recognition

IrisGuard has released EyeHood, its portable iris camera that is ideally suited for outdoor enrollments and recognitions. EyeHood is the latest addition to the IrisGuard EyePay platform camera portfolio. The camera fully shields the user from direct sunlight and other external lighting conditions both at mobile or stationary enrollment and verification stations, providing excellent iris quality images and matching results, essential in payment and identity systems. According to a company statement, the EyeHood was developed to meet difficult outdoor registration

IDEX ASIC platform suited for contactless biometric card applications

IDEX has completed development of its next generation ASIC for off-chip touch sensors, which will be the foundation for a range of new flagship products and solutions the fingerprint technology firm will launch starting this year. “Our new ASIC has the smallest footprint of any chip we have ever introduced, while simultaneously delivering an impressive combination of enhanced performance and reduced power consumption at an extremely attractive price point direct from foundry,” explained Dr Hemant Mardia, IDEX CEO. “Designed to

Biometric technology leveraged to improve safety in Kazakhstan

A partnership has been established to share information on how NEC’s public safety products and solutions, including facial recognition and behavioral analysis, can contribute to improving the safety and security of Kazakhstan. NEC Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading company for the Toyota Group, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Kazakhstan Ministry for Investments and Development (KAZNEX INVEST) to form a partnership that will explore the provision of security solutions that will help promote favorable