Fujitsu begins internal deployment of its palm vein authentication technology

In an effort to drive enhanced security and streamlined operations, Fujitsu is rolling out a large-scale deployment of its PalmSecure palm vein authentication technology within the company. Palm vein authentication will replace the password-based authentication used by approximately 80,000 employees in Japan to access their virtual desktops. Smartcard-based authentication installed at the entrances to workplaces at two offices in Japan will also make the switch over to palm vein authentication. A field trial with 5,200 employees working at these locations

Global Net Solutions launches IoT tracking badge with fingerprint verification

Global Net Solutions has announced the launch of its new IoT-based security credential S-Badge, which protects high security environments like hospitals, and government buildings with three factors including fingerprint verification. The S-Badge includes a photo ID, and leverages a multi-sensor Bluetooth low-energy beacon, multiple data sensors, and high frequency RFID technology, according to the announcement. It authenticates users based on their location and an individually programmed NFC chip, in addition to biometrics. It also utilizes AI and machine learning to

Suprema sets up Middle East operations

Suprema continues to expand its global operations with the establishment of Suprema Middle East FZCO. The new operations are located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone. Mohamed El Shenawy has been appointed to lead the regional sales team and focus on the new business development as well as supporting existing business partners in the region. “Suprema Middle East FZCO is committed to help our strategic partners and customers in the Middle East,” explains said SY Lee, Director of Global Business

Shuttle introduces multi-modal biometric devices for physical access control

Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. has introduced its BR06 Series of intelligent, all-in-one biometric scanning devices, which feature faster recognition speeds, a larger user database capacity, and lower power consumption. The BR06, BR06V2, and BR06S have different OS, CPU, and internet access options, and can also be used for physical access control. The BR06 Series is designed for use by small and medium-sized businesses, banks, colleges and universities, industrial settings, or VIP access. The devices can be customized for facial recognition,

Intersec 2018 to feature 1,337 exhibitors from 59 countries

Intersec will open for the 20th time in Dubai next week and will feature 1,337 exhibitors from 59 countries. The three-day event will span 60,000sqm of exhibition space across 13 halls, and features 19 of the world’s top 20 commercial security solutions providers. More than 32,000 attendees are expected from 129 countries. The show is divided into seven sections including Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Information & Cyber Security, Smart Home & Building

American Green names Canadian distributor of biometrics-based marijuana vending units

Dispension Industries Incorporated will be the exclusive Canadian distributor of American Green’s Verified Identity Dispenser. The Verified Identity Dispenser was developed for the safe and secure management of regulated products, including cannabis products and pharmaceuticals. Prior to machine access, registered users are verified by scanning their finger using industry leading vascular biometric technology. “To comply with pending Canadian cannabis regulations and the requirements set forth by our government there is only one system that we feel can meet and exceed

IDEX hosts investor presentation on capturing the second biometric wave

IDEX hosted an investor presentation on “Capturing the Second Biometric Wave” with CEO Dr. Hemant Mardia, CFO Henrik Knudtzon, CTO Fred Benkley and Chief Products Officer Stan Swearingen this week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The second wave, IDEX says, consists of larger sensor sizes, driven by usability and security, the decoupling of sensing elements from silicon, which significantly decreases sensor cost, and the integration of digital intelligence into the driver ASIC. The company noted Mastercard and University of

HYPR showcasing decentralized authentication solutions at CES

This week at CES, HYPR Corp. CEO George Avetisov and CTO Bojan Simic are demonstrating how HYPR is being deployed across the Fortune 500 to prevent future breaches. HYPR decentralized authentication solutions offer enterprises an innovative approach to eliminating fraud and reducing the risk of large-scale credentials breaches. With more than 25 million users secured across the Fortune 500, HYPR will demonstrate the power, use cases and benefits of decentralized security. The showcase includes some of the leading use cases

DoD to make greater use of biometrics for access control

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is expected to receive direction in January for its plan to replace the Common Access Card (CAC) with an identity management system making greater use of biometrics, Federal News Radio reports. A 2004 e-authentication memo will soon be rescinded, after which the Office of Management and Budget will release an identity management policy under the IT Modernization Strategy for public comment within 45 days, according to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) senior

ZKAccess multifactor biometrics authentication solution safeguards MSU research lab

Michigan State University (MSU) has selected the ZKAccess ProBio-ID multibiometric reader to control door access to the research lab. According to a Security Sales & Integration report, the reader features a fingerprint sensor and a facial recognition camera for hands-free door access. MSU is a public research institution with an enrollment that exceeds 50,000 students and ranks among the top 100 higher education research facilities in the world. MSU’s Computer Science and Engineering Department features lab facilities that include expensive