Hotels near Delhi airport ordered by police to install facial recognition software

Hotels located near India’s Delhi airport have been instructed by local police to install facial recognition software as part of its initiative to increase security measures, according to a report by The Economic Times. The facial recognition technology has already led to significant delays and expensive costs for hoteliers at Aerocity. Lemon Tree Hotels, a mid-market hotel operator, has already installed NEC’s facial recognition software in its Aerocity property. “We have put in place NEC Face Recognition Solution,” said Rahul

Cognitive biometrics firm BioCatch among FinTech companies to watch: report

Cognitive biometrics company BioCatch is among the 10 companies featured in American Banker and the Bank Administration Institute’s annual FinTech Forward special report which highlights the top 10 technology companies to watch. American Banker and BAI are information and education institutions in the financial services industry and have collaborated for more than a decade. FinTech Forward represents a new joint initiative to give bankers the information and perspective on technology they need to successfully plot the future. It also identifies

Dating site uses biometrics to verify online dating profiles

Ruby Radar, a high-end Australian dating website aimed at executives and entrepreneurs, is using a biometric verification service to protect users from fake profiles which can be used to scam site members. In order to strengthen its rigorous member screening process, Ruby Radar uses an ID verification solution from My Verified ID which compares members’ photos to government-issued ID such as a drivers licence or passport. Users can sign into Ruby Radar through “My Verified ID” and other site members

79% of Asia-Pacific IT leaders say security concerns have stalled new business initiatives

Among IT leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, 79 percent have abandoned or delayed at least one new business initiative due to security concerns, and that emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and biometrics are seen as the biggest challenges to the safety of organizations. These are the major findings from a new study commissioned by network security company Fortinet which polled 504 enterprise IT decision makers across Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea. The study also

Samsung Developer Conference unveils keynote speaker lineup

Samsung Electronics announced the lineup of keynote speakers for its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference, which will take place November 11-13 at MOSCONE West in San Francisco, California. The three-day Samsung Developer Conference, whose theme this year is “Connected Living. Connecting Developers,” will showcase consumer-oriented products, services and technologies that present new opportunities for developers. There are over 100 speakers from Samsung and its partners scheduled to present over 90 sessions across 14 future-oriented topics and in-depth technical sessions. Samsung will

IDtech360 teams up with Virdi to distribute biometric access and time system in U.S.

IDtech360 announced it has partnered with Virdi, a biometric technology brand manufactured in South Korea by Union Community, to distribute Virdi’s biometric products across the United States. Virdi provides a range of fingerprint recognition products including access control, time and attendance, door lock, and home automation solutions. The company has become a leader in South Korea’s commercial biometric sales as a result of its patented core technology, which includes fingerprint template creation and matching algorithms, liveness detection algorithms, and terminal

Biometric Update: most popular news for week ending October 26

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: Interpol facial recognition standards, Android trusted face, biometric border control in Spain, biometrics2104 coverage, software for battlefield intelligence, google chrome and FIDO, Encap Security, biometrics in banking, Australia’s biometric collection plan and a special report on Port security. Interpol facial recognition experts meet to develop global guidelines – Biometric experts recently gathered at the first meeting of the

FacePhi provides facial recognition system for Grupo Mutual’s mobile banking service

FacePhi announced it has signed a deal with Costa Rican bank Grupo Mutual to install its facial recognition system in the mobile banking service. There will be a little bit more than a month for Grupo Mutual to trial the system among its employees and clients, before it becomes fully operative in January with more than 250.000 active clients. In its first phase, Grupo Mutual will apply the facial recognition authentication service to its mobile banking service, before moving on

AGNITio executive to present at Biometrics 2014 conference

AGNITiO announced its executive vice president of sales and marketing, Philippe Vinci, will participate on a panel discussion titled What’s Coming Next for Voice iD at the Biometrics 2014 conference in Westminster, London on October 22 at 5:10 pm. The panel discussion will give a glimpse into the future of biometrics and banking, the use of multimodal biometrics with behavioral and physical characteristics, and issues related to privacy. Vinci will discuss how biometric technologies can help in identifying criminals who

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank turns to voice biometrics

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank has implemented Nuance Communications’ voice biometric solution to easily and securely authenticate its customers’ identity, according to a report by Gulf News. Nuance Communications’ next generation voice passwords offer a more secure and easier authentication process using natural voice patterns to securely identify each customer through his or her unique voiceprint. From the registered mobile number, Nuance’s biometric technology compares customers’ spoken passphrase to their registered voiceprint. The customer is authorized to follow through with the