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Wellness center deploys FST’s IMID solution to manage member identification

FST Biometrics‘ In Motion Identification (IMID) Access technology has been successfully deployed at the HydroLife Health and Rehabilitation Center, one of the largest health establishments in southern Israel. “With so many people entering the facility daily, including many non-members who support members with disabilities, or parents dropping off and picking up children, we knew we needed a strong, yet convenient solution for managing member identification,” explained Vered Libstein, CEO of the HydroLife Center. “FST’s IMID Access system works reliably and

NEXT Biometrics adds new notebook and tablet customers

Following months of testing and evaluation, two new brand name notebook and tablet customers, including a Japanese Tier 1 firm, have selected NEXT Biometrics‘ fingerprint sensors. “NEXT’s strength in the high security segment of notebook PCs, where clients want a solution that works securely and conveniently for close to 100 per cent of the population, is confirmed again,” commented NEXT Biometrics CEO Ritu Favre. “NEXT has a unique combination of large sensors delivered at industry affordable prices, a fact that

Biometrics expert honored for work in assisting with murder investigation

According to a report by MSUToday, Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University, has been honored by the Lansing Police Department (LPD) and the Michigan State University Police Department (MSUPD) for his work assisting with a murder investigation in 2016. Jain and two members of his biometrics team, post-doctoral student Kai Cao and recently graduated doctoral student Sunpreet Arora, were awarded a Civilian Citation by the LPD “for meritorious actions which significantly

7-Eleven testing palm-vein authentication for payments in South Korea

A 7-Eleven outlet in South Korea is testing a self-checkout system that will allow customers to pay for purchases using a palm-vein authentication solution called HandPay, according to a report by CNET. Last week, the convenience store chain began testing the self-checkout system at a new store in Lotte World Tower. The pilot project lasts until the end of July. According to a company blog post, the new outlet will be the world’s first unmanned convenience store to be equipped

ievo to display range of fingerprint readers at Smart Security Technology

ievo are exhibiting its range of fingerprint readers for access control systems at the upcoming Smart Security Technology (SST2017) event in Rotterdam. The event is organized by Ievo distributer and security solutions integrator Smart SD. “This (is) the third time we have supported Smart SD’s security event and are looking forward to meeting a variety of existing and potential customers,” explained ievo Export Sales Manager Stephen Thompson. “We also use the time to talk to manufacturers of different security equipment

Fingerprint Cards announces three new deployments this week

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced three new deployments of its fingerprint sensors this week. OPPO’s new A77 mobile device features the FPC1245 sensor. OPPO A77 is a variant of OPPO F3 for the Taiwanese market, launched earlier this month. Also revealed this week, an unnamed Taiwanese OEM has launched a new smartphone model featuring Fingerprint Cards FPC1145 sensor supporting FPC 360Touch, FPC OneTouch, FPC TouchNroll, FPC EvoTouch and FPC MoveTouch. On Monday, FPC revealed that Sharp Mobile’s new Sharp Z3 smartphone

Dermalog iris solution achieves more than 8.5 million matches per second

Dermalog announced that its iris recognition solution has achieved a speed of more than 8.5 million matches per second on a single blade including 40 CPU-cores and has been certified by independant testing, auditing and certification firm SGS-TÜV Saar. According to a company statement, the German biometrics firm and system integrator emphasized that its solution “is made for using with large-scale data sets” such as registration, verification and identification in “large installations like national ID databases, customs authorities and border

STANLEY Security to offer EyeLock iris biometric access control solutions to North American customers

EyeLock announced that STANLEY Security, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, will offer EyeLock’s full suite of hardware and software access control solutions to its North American customer base. According to a company statement, EyeLock’s approach provides maximum flexibility by offering designs that have either on-board or host-based processing and illumination. Its reference designs have working distances of up to 60 cm with a false accept rate of 1 in 1.5 million for single eye authentication and a false

Sensory updates multimodal biometric solution with broader mobile OS support

Sensory has released version 3 of TrulySecure, which marks the second major update to the company’s FIDO Certified multimodal biometric authentication technology. TrulySecure 3.0 securely recognizes enrolled users through a combination of face and voice biometric recognition technologies in less than a second. The solution differentiates individuals at a 99.999 percent accuracy rate without requiring any expensive biometric scanners. “We continually improve the security and accuracy offered by TrulySecure to ensure that users are presented with a consistently better user

Suitcase features NEXT Biometrics’ fingerprint sensor for access control

NEXT Biometrics revealed that one of its customers will be launching a suitcase that features an integrated NEXT fingerprint sensor for secure locking and unlocking. The company described the suitcase as “packed with technology” explaining that it features smartphone alert functionality, an alarm, GPS-tracking, a built in weight scale, a smartphone charger and a bluetooth speakerphone. “The suitcase featuring a NEXT sensor is an innovative solution that illustrates the creativity out there,” commented NEXT CEO Ritu Favre. “It´s a natural