Canada’s government coordinating biometric efforts

Canadian government agencies and police are coordinating the development of their biometric capabilities, according to a report published in Motherboard. Over the last year, Canada’s military, national police, border agency and intelligence establishment have reportedly been sharing information to “foster collaboration between federal departments and agencies that have an interest in biometric technologies and their application”, according to a National Defence spokesperson. The article notes that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian

CLEAR now open for business at LAX

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR is now open for business at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). CLEAR will be available in all terminals at LAX, moving travelers quickly through security with the touch of a finger or blink of an eye. The launch at LAX expands CLEAR’s nationwide footprint to 22 airports and six stadiums nationwide. “We are thrilled to bring CLEAR to travelers at LAX. We have no doubt the VIP CLEAR experience will resonate with Los Angeles consumers

Kona I and Fingerprint Cards extend smartcard partnership

In an effort to bring new levels of security and convenience to consumers, Fingerprint Cards biometric technology will be integrated with the Kona I Co. Ltd. (Kona) range of electronic smartcards. Kona has launched 4 new biometric smartcard versions using Fingerprint Cards technology, integrating long-life batteries and patented energy harvesting solutions with display and LED indicators. Together with battery powered internet banking solutions such as, One Time Password (OTP) and Dynamic Card Verification Value (dCVV) smartcards, Kona’s Electronic card solutions

STC Group contributes to university biometric and forensic laboratory

STC Group, in collaboration with the American University of Science & Technology (AUST) and SITE Technology have opened a biometric and forensic laboratory for 40 workplaces in Lebanon. The grand opening of the STC laboratory and introduction of the education program for students with a degree in forensics took place on June 2. Representatives from the University and Site Technology, counselors of the Russian Embassy and experts from STC came together for a roundtable discussion concerning current market conditions, the

NEXT Biometrics, Innolux to mass produce flexible fingerprint sensors

NEXT Biometrics has launched operations of the world’s first volume production line to mass produce production-ready flexible fingerprint sensors with its production partner Innolux in Taiwan. With this latest development, NEXT Biometrics reaches the milestone capability it previously forecast to achieve during the first half of 2017. NEXT said the company has worked extensively with production partner Innolux through 2016 and 2017 to achieve the target. “We are not aware of any other fingerprint supplier able to mass produce flexible

Fujitsu to resell ImageWare biometric security solutions

Fujitsu is expanding its advanced biometric security solutions portfolio through a newly-signed agreement in which it will resell ImageWare Systems’ key security solutions including enterprise mobile biometric user authentication as a service. Under the agreement, Fujitsu not only extends its biometric identity and access management solutions to mobile devices but also to additional authentication methods including fingerprint, face, and voice recognition. As a result, Fujitsu customers will now be able to deploy biometric authentication as a service running on the

Biometric ID firm AimBrain has closed its $5.1m financing round

London-based biometric identification startup AimBrain has closed its £4 million (US$5.1 million) Series A round, according to a report by B Daily. Founded in 2015 by Andrius Sutas and Alesis Novak, AimBrain’s latest round of funding has been led by BGF Ventures alongside Episode1, Entrepreneur First and angels including Simon Rozas, Chris Mairs and Charles Songhurst. The company will use the funds to grow out its ‘biometrics as a service’ offering, which is primarily targeted at financial services businesses and

Syniverse, Pinn to deliver stronger security and continuous attribution

Syniverse and Pinn have partnered to combine Syniverse’s global platform with Pinn’s attribution solution to deliver a stronger level of transaction security and continuous attribution. These capabilities are required by impending regulation like Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Pinn’s attribution solution collects data regarding a user’s behavioral biometrics — which use the recognition and analysis of an activity that users do frequently, such as how they hold their smartphone or type on a

Accenture, Microsoft demonstrate digital identity prototype at ID2020 Summit

Accenture has partnered with with Microsoft and Avanade to provide blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private partnership that is working towards implementing digital identity on a global basis by leveraging secure and well-established systems. The companies have developed a blockchain technology-based identity prototype that runs on Microsoft Azure, designed to enable users to control who has access to their personal information, as well as when to release and share data. Using an advanced decentralized, or “distributed,”

SIA publishes new paper on establishing strong identity at borders

The Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) has published its “Strong Identity, Strong Borders” paper that provides agencies and governments with a best practice guide to the design and implementation of effective eBorder strategies. The white paper addresses efficient border management by discussing the technologies, processes and components that play an integral role in developing a fully interconnected eBorder strategy. Containing references and real-world case studies from emerging and mature deployments, the report provides agencies and governments with deep insights and best