Anixter supports biometrics systems with unique lab

The development and adoption of advanced security technologies puts pressure on businesses to not just understand them, but to communicate them to clients. For this reason, Anixter supports the growth of its biometrics products distribution business with a unique laboratory at its Glenview, Illinois headquarters. The Anixter Infrastructure Solutions Lab is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of different technologies in different situations and configurations, to help systems integrators and end users choose the most effective products and configurations for their

Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry funding new biometrics R&D

Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Ministry and the National Cyber Bureau’s biometric identification and applications unit have put out a call for proposals for biometric and identification research and development, according to a report by The Jerusalem Post. The Israeli government will reward each project with NIS 450,000 (US$125,559) for a period of up to three years. The project is designed to advance existing knowledge in the biometrics and identification field, develop applications, and increase the number of researchers and

mSIGNIA granted three machine learning patents for authentication, data protection

mSIGNIA has been received three additional patents including two by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Patent No. 6095691 by the Japanese Patent Office. As a result, mSIGNIA now has a total of five patents for innovation in authentication, cryptography and data protection since its first patent was granted in 2014. U.S. Patent No. 9,559,852 is a continuation of mSIGNIA’s earlier Digital Biometric patents that use machine learning to identify users and recognize devices in a consumer friendly and

CMU creates new AI initiative to attract more startups and investors

Carnegie Mellon University’s new CMU AI initiative will bring together its various areas of artificial intelligence research under one large group and potentially attract more startups and investors to the university and region, according to a report by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “There are multiple parts to [AI]. One of the strengths of Carnegie Mellon is that we are experts in all of those parts,” said Andrew Moore, dean of CMU’s School of Computer Science. “As we have grown, we have focused

SRI wins $12.5M IARPA contract to research and develop dynamic biometrics

SRI International has been awarded a four-year $12.5 million contract by IARPA’s Odin Program to research and develop “dynamic biometrics” that can more effectively detect attempts to evade or dupe biometric security systems. By spotting these “presentation attacks”, the research organization will be able to address key flaws in current generation biometric security systems. This will ultimately expand biometric use cases beyond relatively low risk applications such as unlocking a person’s phone, or applications in which a human guard must

Biometric audio security patent issued to Max Sound

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Max Sound Corporation a patent for biometric audio security. “I am pleased to report this new patent being issued,” states John Blaisure, CEO of Max Sound. “… with the growing number of mobile devices now in excess of 7 billion, the demand for new technologies like MAXD to protect security of consumers is higher than ever.” According to a company statement, MAXD technology deployed in a device or network can

Why usability matters

This is a guest post by Joey Pritikin, VP Sales and Marketing at Tascent. Showing your ID at the airport is one thing. But using your eye as your passport? It might feel like a big step. Nevertheless, iris scanning and other forms of biometrics will soon be common sights at airports around the world. Airports all over the world are installing biometrics to streamline the traveler journey, from airplane entry gates to baggage pickup. The Australian government plans to

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

Biowatch introducing wearable prototype at VivaTechnology

Swiss startup Biowatch SA has developed and tested the world’s first fully functioning prototype for a wearable device secured by wrist vein patterns that can be used for payments, access control, ticketing, ID management, environment personalization, and more. The company said the new prototype is the “result of a disruptive technology whose time has come coupled with our continued focus on the miniaturization of technology for convenience, and the maximization of biometric performance.” “At Biowatch we are convinced that such

UWE Bristol, Customer Clever to develop 3-D facial recognition system

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has partnered with British facial recognition firm Customer Clever to develop a 3-D facial recognition system for high security commercial applications, according to a report in Phys.org. Customer Clever is already successfully providing its line of face recognition solutions — CleverIntel, CleverID, CleverAccess and CleverPod — for customers in a range of sectors, including retail. Innovate UK has allocated joint funding of £170,000 (US$217,657) for the two-year project in an effort