HID Global’s healthcare ID technology trends point to the growing role of biometrics

HID Global has shared three key identification technology trends emerging in the healthcare sector, which include integrated, compliant systems that are both convenient and connected; connected environments that drive the need to ensure the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT); and the increasing role of biometrics in patient and provider authentication and EPCS applications. The increasing use of trusted identities in the healthcare sector is driving the demand for advanced smart card technologies and mobile solutions. As the industry shifts its

EAB presenting Biometrics in Payments session at European Payment Summit

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) will be presenting a ‘Biometrics in Payments’ session at the European Payment Summit (EPS) on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The session, moderated by EAB co-founder and Secretary Max Snijder, will provide an up-to-date briefing on developments and trends of biometric applications in financial markets and the transaction space. Onegini and UL TS BV will join the panel discussion. The European Payment Summit (EPS) offers a two day program featuring key developments for and by

Microsoft considering using Aadhaar to authenticate Skype users in India

Microsoft is considering using Aadhaar to authenticate users in India of its VoIP phone service Skype, according to a report by The Hindu Business Line. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently met with India’s Minister for Electronics and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, to discuss how the technologies used in Digital India projects can benefit the country. The Digital India initiative aims to make government services available to Indian citizens electronically through improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity. Microsoft said

End-customer trials for smartcards incorporating IDEX biometric sensors begin

Fingerprint solutions developer IDEX revealed that the first end-customer trials for smartcards incorporating IDEX’s biometric sensors have commenced. The trials are in collaboration with the company’s undisclosed global payment provider and previously announced card integrators and identity solution providers. Multiple financial institutions and government bodies are expected to participate in customer trials over the coming months. The end customer trials are one of the final steps in the commercialization process. After completion of the initial trials over the next few

Hitachi releases new video analytics software for smart cities and digital enterprises

Hitachi Insight Group, Hitachi Ltd.’s global unified internet of things (IoT) business and go-to-market (GTM) unit, released new video analytics software to improve and expand on its Smart City and Public Safety solutions portfolio. Through a combination of computer vision and advanced analytics, Hitachi Video Analytics (HVA) is able to obtain key insights and create real-time alerts that can provide cities, airports, campuses, transportation agencies, and businesses with operational and business intelligence, smarter transportation, traffic and parking management, and more

IriTech, Egistec sign co-promotion deal to target mobile device and VR/AR manufacturers

IriTech, Inc. has entered a co-promotion agreement with fingerprint sensor developer Egis Technology Inc., which is expected to create more opportunities for the two companies in the consumer technology space while focusing on the mobile industry. With an extensive background in iris recognition technologies, IriTech provides several innovative approaches aimed at emerging industries such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and automotive. The company has made significant investments in research and development to solve various challenges faced by iris

BioID releases source code for its Android and iOS facial recognition app

Cloud biometrics developer BioID has released the Android version of its face recognition authenticator and announced the availability of the source code for both the Android and iOS versions of the app. The mobile app source code allows developers to quickly integrate biometric authentication directly into their apps on the two platforms. Since authentication requires both possession of the registered mobile device and the user’s physical presence verified through face recognition, mobile developers can offer their end users multifactor authentication

Suprema to showcase mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm BioSign 2.0 at MWC

Suprema will showcase mobile fingerprint authentication algorithm BioSign 2.0 at Mobile World Congress 2017. According to a company statement, the BioSign 2.0 algorithm employs Suprema’s latest artificial intelligence technology to learn the user’s habits and conditions continuously, delivering matching speed up to twice as fast as the top competitor’s solution while outpacing competitors in terms of accuracy (FRR) and level of security (FAR). BioSign 2.0 performs matching speed of 50ms with high-end APs and 100ms with low-end APs while maintaining

Goodix bringing new innovations to MWC

Goodix will be showcasing different smartphones equipped with CES award-winning technologies including Live Finger Detection and its Invisible Touch Fingerprint Sensor at this year`s Mobile World Congrees (MWC). According to a company statement, this “world’s first” technology patented with independent intellectual properties will demonstrate Goodix’s ability to accurately anticipate market trends and address people’s needs through technology. Its fingerprint authentication solutions protect millions of mobile phones, tablets and smart wearables. “We’re proud to return to MWC in 2017 with such

Facial recognition trial completed at South Korea government complex

South Korea’s Government Buildings Management Office is ramping up security at public buildings with a facial recognition system following a high-profile illegal entry at one of its offices last year. According to a Korea Bizwire report, the system, developed by local IT company SysOne, so far covers 186 gates at four complexes and is responsible for monitoring some 32,000 employees and 6,000 daily visitors. The Government Buildings Management Office is officially implementing the access control system after the success of