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

Neurotechnology releases new biometric video surveillance SDK

Neurotechnology announced it has released VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 software development kit, which provides real-time biometric face identification using live video streams from single or multiple high-resolution digital surveillance cameras. The new version is highly intuitive, enabling users to not only identify faces in a crowd but also detect and distinguish people from objects while they are moving through the video frame. Additionally, the software can detect if a person or object is entering or leaving a specific boundary area, which

Biometric Update: most popular news for week ending October 19

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: biometrics the future of traveller screening, White House talks biometrics over passwords, Icahn optimistic on Apple Pay, biometric tech usage protocals, Bionym shipping Nymi band, financial institutions embracing biometrics, fingerprint authenticated payment card, Bill Gates talks biometric ID and banking, privacy advocates concerned about voiceprints and a special report on Port security. Biometrics could be the future of

Smart Vend Solutions to distribute Rheavendors facial recognition vending machines in UK

Smart Vend Solutions announced it will distribute Rheavendors’ facial recognition-enabled vending machines throughout the UK. Part of the Stanco Services Group, Smart Vend Solutions has partnered with Rheavendors to deliver its Luce X2 Touch TV machine to end users in a range of retail, office, health and education environments. When linked with an existing database of self-registered subscribers (in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act), Rheavendors machines are able to identify, greet and service end users with customized options

Diebold launches new 5500 ATM series with biometric finger-vein reader

Diebold announced it has released its new 5500 series of ATMS, which is designed to help financial institutions deliver full availability, low total cost of ownership, and advanced security features and technologies. Diebold says the 5500 series can help financial institutions address various business objectives, such as managing security risks, driving efficiencies and lower cost of ownership, and appease customers. The patent-pending Diebold ActivEdge card reader, which curbs all forms of skimming, is a standard feature in the 5500 series.

EAB seminar Biometrics in Banking currently has over 25 banks registered

The upcoming European Association for Biometrics seminar, Biometrics in Banking, has received an overwhelming response with over 25 banks currently registered to attend. The EAB seminar includes speakers from different banks and financial institutions, including Barclays, Visa Europe and GE Money Bank. Meanwhile, integrators and suppliers will discuss biometric implementations, referring to specific ongoing projects and use cases. Previously reported, the EAB seminar will be hosted by Citibank and co-organized by Financial Fraud Action UK, and will be held from

Collection of voiceprint data has privacy advocates concerned

Businesses and governments are increasingly implementing voice biometrics as an authentication tool, and while it can potentially be a means of identification and replace passwords, the massive stores of voiceprints have some privacy advocates worried. According to Associated Press research, at least 65 million voiceprints are stored in corporate and government databases around the world. For instance, the Internal Revenue Department of New Zealand, a country of less than 4.5 million people has a million voiceprints catalogued. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase,

Hungarian soccer fans protest biometric scans required upon entering stadium

Fans of Hungarian soccer team Ferencvaros (or “Fradi”) came en masse to their home stadium in Budapest to protest a new biometric ID system used for entry to home matches, and chanted “Down with the scanner,” according a Reuters report. Biometric ID systems have become somewhat commonplace in soccer, and in other sports as well. The Dutch club ADO Den Haag has a facial recognition system at its entrance that takes around five seconds per impression. At the Fradi stadium,