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.

Japanese bank considering facial recognition payment system

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) has been considering how to implement a payment system using facial biometrics for authentication, according to a report in The Japan Times. SMFG is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company established by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, which is the second largest bank in Japan by market value. The system would identify individuals by their facial characteristics as a means of verifying their credit cards or bank accounts so they can make payments

FPC and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology in two new 360 devices

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) and Precise Biometrics fingerprint technology has been integrated into two new 360 mobile devices. 360’s new Q5 and Q5+ devices feature the FPC OneTouch fingerprint sensor FPC1035 and Precise Biometrics’ algorithm solution for fingerprint recognition in mobile devices, Precise BioMatch Mobile. Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics, recently said that the company continues to see strong results in licensing biometric algorithm software to the mobile market with its Precise BioMatch Mobile technology being used in 40 mobile

Barbara Rivera named BIO-key`s Chief Operating Officer

BIO-key International has appointed Barbara Rivera as Chief Operating Officer, a new position at the company. She will be responsible for overseeing business operations with a focus on marketing and product development, in support of the company’s growth initiatives. Ms. Rivera previously served on BIO-key’s Board. According to a company statement, Ms. Rivera possesses substantial expertise, a broad base of technology industry relationships, and a record of accomplishment at some of the world’s largest technology service providers, with particular insight

Structure Security 2016

Structure Security 2016 September 27-28, 2016 San Francisco CA Structure Security is the gathering place for information security professionals, tech industry leaders, business executives, security vendors and investors to discuss the importance of security as part of the ever increasing reliance on technology in our digital world. You’ll hear how technology companies are working to build security into game-changing products that businesses have come to rely on, such as the public cloud, virtual machines and containers, and the internet of

Integrated Biometrics ranks 965 on the Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine has ranked Integrated Biometrics number 965 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. “Our growth is due to our team’s tireless innovation not only in developing newer and better fingerprint biometric technology, but in responding to the continually changing needs of our strategic partners and the customers they serve,” CEO Steve Thies said, adding, “The Inc. 5000 listing is a reflection of this extraordinary attention to customer service.”

Standard Chartered Bank deployment of biometric technology expected to reach 5 million clients

Standard Chartered Bank will be deploying fingerprint and voice biometrics technology across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, according to a report in FinTech Innovation. The roll-out is expected to reach 5 million clients in 15 markets across Asia, Africa and the Middle East enabling them to access the bank’s mobile banking services on both iOS and Android devices with fingerprint sensors rather than an ID and password. Clients will be access their bank account balances, cards and investments using

German minister wants facial recognition at airports, train stations

According to a report by Reuters, Germany’s Interior Minister wants facial recognition software deployed at train stations and airports in an effort to enhance security and identify terrorism suspects. In a report published in Bild am Sonntag, Thomas de Maiziere said internet software was able to determine whether persons shown in photographs were celebrities or politicians. “I would like to use this kind of facial recognition technology in video cameras at airports and train stations. Then, if a suspect appears

University Health Care System selects RightPatient biometric patient ID system

Augusta, Georgia-based University Health Care System has implemented the RightPatient biometric patient identification system to improve patient safety, data integrity, and revenue cycle by preventing duplicate medical records, fraud, and patient identification errors. According to a company statement, University Health was pleased with the seamless integration of RightPatient into their Epic workflows and the unique ability to minimize potential patient registration errors. Nearly 50,000 University patients have enrolled in the system. Using RightPatient, patients simply take their picture and the

InCadence wins $12.6M State Department contract

The U.S. Department of State, Office of Acquisition Management, has awarded a contract to InCadence Strategic Solutions for the provision of operational support for the implementation of the Tactical High-Threat Operational Response (THOR) system in support of the Office of the Chief Technology Officer within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/EX/CTO). The THOR system performs multimodal biometric collection and identification using fingerprints, iris, and facial recognition in order to provide enhanced security and access control to Department of State facilities.

LIVETOUCH quattro from JENETRIC now FBI-certified

The LIVETOUCH quattro from JENETRIC has been FBI-certified for capturing rolled fingerprints. “Our LIVETOUCH quattro not only has an intelligent, error minimizing algorithm” says Roberto Wolfer, one of the founders and managing directors of JENETRIC. “The integrated user guidance, already simplifying the capture of plain fingerprints, now also supports officers during the roll capture process.” According to a company statement, officers don’t need to divide their attention between the rolled finger and an external screen to control the capture process.