Uniphore develops voice biometric solution for farmers

Indian software firm Uniphore has developed a customized voice solution that combines speech recognition and voice biometrics to provide a more inclusive information service for rural markets. The solution can ultimately overcome the challenges of sourcing news about crops, market prices and other important information regarding farming. Compatible with any mobile phone, AgriConnect converts the person’s speech into text messages. The system is currently offered in over 14 Indian languages, which amounts to 100 different dialects in native languages. The

Identification and verification firm Facebanx joins the Biometrics Institute

Facebanx announced it has joined the Biometrics Institute, bringing the member count to 155 including Gemalto, Hitachi Europe, Nuance Communications and Unisys. “We are very pleased to welcome Facebanx,” said Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute. “Facebanx represents a growing industry where new companies are pushing biometric technology into the mainstream and their solutions cover many different markets.” Since launching face recognition solutions in early 2013, Facebanx has more recently added voice recognition and ID document capture capabilities to

Top biometrics news stories, week of July 27

Biometrics Week in Review: FBI opens biometrics center, State Department request for information, Capital Hill concerns about fingerprint recognition, emerging trends in the UK, BioCatch, Aadhaar, BIO-key Experian partnership, Hoyos Labs, Stanley wins government contracts and a Q&A with Biometrics Institute CEO Isabelle Moeller Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. FBI, Department of Defense to open new biometrics center in West Virginia – The center will house the

BioCatch Flags Bank Fraud Attempts Using Physiological and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis

For Israel-based biometric authentication and threat detection company BioCatch, the way we do things says a lot about who we are. BioCatch monitors how people use applications, collecting data from a device’s keyboard, mouse, touch screen, and even gyroscope to create an accurate profile of the person who’s using an application, and – more importantly – detect when it’s an intruder. “Basically, what BioCatch does is we track human behavior – how people interact with applications and devices,” says Oren

Fujitsu to release new digital advertising solution with facial detection

Fujitsu announced that version 6.3 of digital advertising solution, TELentice, which will be released in August in Australia, will integrate facial detection. Incorporating near field communications capability and Bluetooth connectivity, the new facial detection functionality will allow marketers to send targeted messages and personalized content to consumers as they walk toward or pass media screens. The solution also has an optional demographic recognition feature, allowing marketers to customize advertising content around the target consumer’s estimated age and gender to execute

BioCatch included in Gartner’s online fraud detection report for delivering passive biometric analysis

BioCatch announced it has been named in Gartner’s Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection, formerly known as Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Fraud Detection. Gartner listed BioCatch in the report as one of many vendors to deliver passive, or transparent, biometric analysis, meaning that the user is not forced to play an active role and therefore making it a frictionless process. “By 2017, passive biometric analysis will become a standard feature of at least 30% of one-stop fraud detection solutions

Opus Research to host VBC London 2014: The Voice Security & Authentication Conference

Opus Research announced it will host the VBC London 2014 (Voice Security & Authentication Conference), which will showcase a wide range of technologies that support simple, secure and trusted communications over the web, mobile phones and tablets. The announcement follows the success of Opus Research‘s Voice Biometrics Conference San Francisco, held in May, which featured a keynote presentation from José Ignacio Zorrilla of Banco Santander Mexico. Held November 18 to 19 at The Tower Hotel, VBC London 2014 will be

Hoyos Labs to demonstrate new app that uses biometrics at NYC event

Hoyos Labs announced that it will demonstrate its soon-to-be-released mobile app which uses a range of biometrics to replace usernames and passwords, at the upcoming FinovateFall conference in New York City. At the conference, Hoyos Labs will demonstrate the app to members of the financial community to illustrate how they can use the technology to easily safeguard their corporate and financial data. By essentially transforming a smartphone into a biometrics acquisition device, the app uses a “liveness” detection system that

BIO-key International, Experian Public Sector to provide enhanced ID verification using biometrics

BIO-key International announced it is partnering with Experian Public Sector to provide combined, streamlined multi-factor ID proofing services and fraud prevention. As a result of the partnership, BIO-key will provide its fingerprint-based biometric identification technology along with Experian’s suite of identity verification products, to offer comprehensive identity proofing for authentication transactions. “By adding BIO-key’s world class technology to our industry-leading suite of fraud solutions which includes Precise ID, Experian customers will be able to positively ID an enrolled individual during

Bionym Joins FIDO Alliance to simplify secure online authentication

Bionym announced it has joined FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance. Bionym aims to provide a single point of persistent identity through its wearable identity authentication device, the Nymi, complementing the FIDO framework and working with FIDO-enabled services and websites to generate a trusted ecosystem for seamless authentication. The Nymi detects users’ cardiac rhythm to authenticate their identity, allowing them to wirelessly take control of their devices, car and more. “The FIDO Alliance represents a true collaborative effort to make online