MCB Islamic Bank offering Diebold Nixdorf’s biometric ATMs in Pakistan

Pakistan bank MCB Islamic Bank Limited has partnered with German fintech firm Diebold Nixdorf Technology to provide biometric-enabled cash dispensing technology and software to the country’s unbanked population. The new technology, which features biometric authentication and is powered by Diebold Nixdorf’s software, will enable the bank to drive connected commerce, improve the consumer experience, and deliver a seamless experience across its entire network. “As financial institutions expand their reach within the region, we will continue to serve as a true

Britain accepting passport photos captured on phones to simplify facial recognition matching

Britain’s passport office said it will now accept photos taken on mobile phones when British applicants renew their passports online, according to a report by The Economist. Those individuals applying for their first passport will still be required to have hard copy photos countersigned by a professional acquaintance to verify their identity. However, “selfies” are prohibited as all photos must be taken from a distance of 1.5 meter (4.9 feet). The new feature is a part of developing Home Office

Hong Kong startup Neat approves prepaid cards through facial recognition

Hong Kong startup Neat recently launched prepaid credit cards that enable users to register instantly through facial recognition technology, according to a report by South China Morning Post. Launched in early December, Neat’s prepaid credit cards are designed specifically for students and first-time jobholders with limited or no credit history who can’t get approved for a credit card from traditional financial institutions. “We are targeting the millennial demographic, students or young professionals who … don’t necessarily qualify for a credit

Biometrics to replace passports at Australian airports

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection announced plans to implement a new biometric system at the country’s international airports by 2020, which will include replacing existing paper ID passports with face, iris and/or fingerprint recognition, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald. Budgeted to cost $94 million over five years, the Seamless Traveler system aims to make the airport process more efficient by enabling 90% of arrivals to automatically pass unmanned electronic stations at some time between

iPhone 8 predicted to feature facial recognition, two-step Touch ID

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is predicting that the upcoming iPhone 8 will feature facial recognition as well as a new design to support an OLED display with 3D Touch capability, according to a report by Mac Rumors. Kuo revealed his iPhone 8 predictions in a new research report, which also states that Apple may replace its current FPCB sensor with a film sensor offering film higher sensitivity in an effort to improve the 3D Touch user experience. He says

ZKAccess integrates biometric security platform with C2P video surveillance solutions

ZKAccess has integrated its ZKBioSecurity web-based biometric security platform with C2P (ConvergenceTP, Inc) video event management software. The C2P integration enables customers using a single interface to search and report on ZKBioSecurity access events which are time synchronized with VMS surveillance video.   The solution currently supports VMS integrations including OnSSI, Milestone and Mirasys, with more to follow later this year. The ZKTeco-developed ZKBioSecurity includes four integrated modules: access control, video linkage, elevator control and visitor management. Designed for high

innerCore adds Sensory face and voice recognition integration capabilities

Sensory Inc. has partnered with innerCore to help more banks, enterprises and financial institutions around the world to enhance the security of data sensitive mobile apps. As part of its line of end-to-end secure user authentication platforms, innerCore is now enabling customers to integrate Sensory’s TrulySecure face and voice biometric authentication into their apps to facilitate a more secure and convenient experience. “TrulySecure is a perfect example of how an elegant fusion of face and voice biometric recognition can be

Suprema to exhibit fastest face recognition technology at Intersec 2017

Suprema will exhibit what it says is the world’s fastest and most advanced face recognition technology at Intersec 2017, held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai. The company will unveil a prototype version of long-awaited FaceStation 2, its flagship face recognition terminal which is designed for use in access control and time & attendance applications. FaceStation 2 features Suprema’s latest face recognition technology providing the world’s best performance in terms of matching speed, user capacity and

iPhone 8 rumored to feature gesture and facial recognition technologies

Cowen and Company analyst Timothy Arcuri recently wrote in a research note distributed to clients that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8, expected in September, will feature a front-facing sensor that will be used for facial and gesture recognition features, according to an analyst cited in a report by 9 to 5 Mac. Arcuri states that the new iPhone model will “include some form of facial/gesture recognition supported by a new laser sensor and an infrared sensor mounted near the front-facing camera”,

Cognitec names biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann VP of Asia Pacific

Cognitec Systems Pty Ltd has named biometrics pioneer Terry Hartmann vice president of Asia Pacific, a role in which he will lead an international sales and support team to meet the demands of an expanding biometrics market in the region. The appointment comes as governments in Australia, New Zealand and several Asian countries continue to make significant investments in large-scale biometric projects, with many of them having deployed Cognitec’s face recognition technology for more than a decade. “Face biometrics is