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CLEAR biometric identity membership platform deployed at Comerica Park

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR has been deployed at Comerica Park in Detroit. Using CLEAR, Detroit Tigers fans can quickly move through security with the touch of a finger or blink of an eye. The launch at Comerica Park expands CLEAR’s nationwide footprint to 24 airports and seven stadiums nationwide including Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in New York, Coors Field in Denver, Marlins Park and American Airlines Arena in Miami, and AT&T Park in San Francisco. Tigers fans can

FST Biometrics certified under Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program

FST Biometrics has received Lenel factory certification under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). FST Biometrics’ IMID (In Motion Identification) Access Version 3.6 has been certified to work with the OnGuard access control system versions 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3, providing an interface between their databases and quick identification of authorized users through FST’s unique fusion of biometric technologies. “FST Biometrics has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard,” explained Zach Roth,

CLEAR takes off at Dallas Love Field airport

Identity membership platform CLEAR, a TSA-approved system that stores your biometrics, has launched at Dallas Love Field airport (DAL). The launch at DAL expands CLEAR’s network of touch points to nearly 30 U.S. airports and sports stadiums nationwide. CLEAR recently launched at Salt Lake City International Airport and five additional airports this year alone. “The whole process [of scanning your eyes and fingerprint] takes less than half a second,” said CLEAR’s David Cohen. “Then you go straight into physical screening.”

OT-Morpho exec joins IBIA Board of Directors

Bob Eckel of OT-Morpho will join the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) Board of Directors. As President, North America, OT-Morpho, Eckel leads the Biometric, Secure Credentialing and Enrollment Services business for OT Morpho. He is also a long-time member of the biometrics and identity solutions community and brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to the IBIA board. “Bob Eckel … brings a deep understanding of the importance of identification in a globally connected world, not only as

Facial recognition tech a key security measure for Summer Deaflympics

The Turkish Ministry of Youth and Sports has selected NEC‘s face recognition technology to ensure the security of participants at this year’s Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey. The event features more than 5,000 participants from 109 countries across 21 categories. This marks the first instance of face recognition technology being used as a key security measure for the Summer Deaflympics. NEC’s face recognition technology is being implemented among kiosks and security access control systems, enabling rapid identification, and ensuring that

Invixium to introduce new time and attendance access control solution

Invixium is adding the TOUCH 2 to its product line next month. Based on the original TOUCH device, the revitalized TOUCH 2 offers improved processing speed, more memory, Lumidigm fingerprint sensor, power over ethernet, Bluetooth, and wi-fi capabilities, double identification capacity (1:N) from 10K to 20K, a 5-megapixel camera for video intercom and facial detection and, Corning Gorilla Glass 5. According to a company statement, the TOUCH 2 is “the ultimate biometrics solution” for everything from time and attendance management,

BIO-key reports interest in its fingerprint solutions from healthcare organizations

BIO-key International reports that it has received orders from ten healthcare organizations for its fingerprint biometric solutions during the second quarter of 2017. The orders represent approximately $250,000 in revenue from a range of new and existing customers. The organizations, which include hospitals, eye care centers, medical device manufacturers, medical labs and group practices, are utilizing BIO-key solutions to address online security concerns, improve workflow and meet multifactor compliance requirements. “BIO-key is achieving particularly strong sales traction in healthcare, expanding

Vermont AG says DMV facial recognition program violates state law

The Vermont attorney general has determined that the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles’ use of facial recognition technology is not fully compliant with state law and that the program should continue to be suspended unless the Legislature gives the DMV authority to use biometric technology. Earlier this year the ACLU raised concerns that the program, which includes 2.7 million images of license applicants and has previously been shared with police, is in violation of a Vermont law that prohibits using

IdentiMetrics brings biometric tech to Pennsylvania school district lunch lines

In an effort to prove to the federal government that the district is actually serving the number of students that it claims to feed, the Hazleton Area school district in Pennsylvania has selected biometrics technology from IdentiMetrics. All students in the district have eaten free lunches and breakfasts since 2015 when the federal government implemented a program aimed at reducing hunger. Board President Jared O’Donnell explained that fingerprint records will be able to prove to the federal government that the

Air New Zealand planning to use biometrics to verify passengers

Air New Zealand’s long-term plans include using biometrics to verify passengers’ identities prior to boarding. The airline recently introduced a new mobile app that scans and saves passport information and also triggers expiry reminders including providing click through links to renew New Zealand, Australian, British and American passports. According to a recent media release, customers using the app will enjoy a faster check-in experience. Air New Zealand’s Chief Digital Officer Avi Golan says customers can look forward to an increasingly