More than 350K iris and fingerprint devices shipped a year in India: 6Wresearch report

6Wresearch announced it has a published a new report that shows that more than 350,000 iris and fingerprint units were shipped in India in the year leading up to June 2014. The report illustrates how biometrics are growing in worldwide acceptance, specifically across developing countries such as India. The report provides details about the total number of biometric units imported and manufactured in India, as well as the players, prices and features including resolution, verification, interface and applications. Single-modal biometric

ImageWare to provide retailer with multi-modal biometric identity management on Fujitsu cloud

ImageWare Systems announced it has signed a three-year contract with an undisclosed major international retailer to provide its multi-modal biometric identity management product suite that runs on the Fujitsu Trusted S5 Cloud platform. According to the agreement, ImageWare’s IWS CloudID product suite will use face, finger, iris and voice authentication. The solution will operate on top of the Fujitsu Trusted Cloud S5 platform, a fully configured, on-demand cloud infrastructure. The biometric identification management solution will initially be implemented at the

Top biometrics news stories, week of August 31

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: FBI’s NGI system, Apple patent, Precise Biometrics business strategy, multi-finger touchless fingerprint scanner, fitness wearbles, mobile biometric authentication report, Qualcomm patents, proof of life authentication, FBI updates and facial recognition wanted in Ireland. Apple patents multimode fingerprint scanner for safer financial transactions – The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Apple a series of 48 patents, including

LifeBEAM: An interview with CEO Omri Yoffe

LifeBEAM specializes in creating unique hardware and software platforms that monitor multiple physiological parameters including heart rate, blood flow and oxygen saturation. The Israeli-based company manufactures a number of “vitals monitoring gadgets”, that include a cycling helmet and sports cap. Leveraging IndieGogo in April 2013, LifeBEAM raised funds from the public to develop the helmet, which uses an optical sensor instead of an ECG chest strap to measure an athlete’s heart rate. By using an optical sensor in the front

Precise Biometrics announces new strategy to reach profitability during 2015

Precise Biometrics announced it is focusing the operations in order to reach profitability during 2015 by boosting its market presence in fingerprint technologies, making more efficient use of its partner network for the sale of Tactivo, and reducing its operating expenses. The company will expand its development, market presence and sales efforts with a predominant focus on Asian mobile phone manufacturers to strengthen its position in the market for fingerprint technology in mobile devices. “We maintain a close dialogue with

Bodet provides food manufacturer with biometric time and attendance system

Bodet Ltd. announced it has provided and installed a biometric workforce management system, which includes three palm scanners, for food manufacturer UGO Foods. The palm scanners are linked directly to the Kelio Integral time and attendance software on the main server, which automatically manages the data both for payroll and management reporting. UGO Foods employs over 100 production staff and operates a broad range of shifts as the company operates around the clock to supply retailers like Waitrose and John

Asure introduces new biometric workforce management solution with dual authentication

Asure Software announced it has launched AsureForce AirClock, a biometric, wall-mounted time collection panel that features dual authentication – using manual PIN entry and facial recognition technology — to collect punches. “AsureForce AirClock incorporates facial recognition technology that provides the highest level of security against buddy punching to reduce time fraud, and its cloud-based software enables the devices to be used from almost any location, anywhere with an Internet connection,” said Asure COO Steven Rodriguez. “Once users register, they can

Ralph Lauren teams with OMsignal to launch wearable technology collection

Major fashion retailer Ralph Lauren announced it has partnered with OMsignal to launch a new apparel collection that will feature sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological information. Developed with proprietary technology from OMsignal, whose team is comprised of experts in the fields of neuroscience, sports medicine and engineering, the Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt debuted on the opening day of the U.S. Open. The OM platform sends a broad range of physiological data

Apple patents multimode fingerprint scanner for safer financial transactions

Apple announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company a series of 48 patents, including a major invention relating to a multimode fingerprint scanner, specifically designed for financial transactions. Apple said the new fingerprint reader may have a two-dimensional array of sensors, as reported by Patently Apple. It may operate as a “stationary” scanner, designed for the iPhone’s home button that captures the user’s fingerprint when his or her finger is in a stationary position on

Face Guardian launches facial recognition-based image protection service

Face Guardian, an identity theft monitoring service of Face Data, announced it has launched an image protection service that uses advanced facial recognition technology. The service effectively monitors for an individual’s face in images across the web, alerting users when a duplicate instance of the face image is found. Face Guardian is also offering a separate remediation service designed for identifiable instances of image misuse, where the company will negotiate for the removal of an image from the third-party source.