Equifax leverages facial recognition for document verification solution

Equifax has released its Document Verifier solution which uses facial recognition technology to provide faster identity authentication for financial product applications. Document Verifier authenticates the identity of an applicant within seconds by comparing a live image of the individual with a photograph of his or her passport or driving licence, both of which are captured by a smartphone or webcam enabled device. In addition, the automated technology can detect potential tampering or anomalies on official documents from over 200 countries.

NEC integrates facial biometrics technology into its unified communication platforms

NEC Corporation of America has integrated its facial biometrics technology into its UNIVERGE Communication platforms, which includes NeoFace Welcome and NeoFace Watch. Launched less than two years ago, NEC’s Smart Enterprise approach to unified communications delivers an IT communications infrastructure that helps companies operate at a lower cost and gives them a competitive edge. The solutions also help enterprises solve business issues, innovate business processes, deliver a stable ICT solution and enables them to focus on their key business challenges.

StoneLock showcasing facial recognition technology at ISC West

Biometric access control solution provider StoneLock will be participating at the upcoming ISC West show in Las Vegas and demonstrating its facial recognition technology with industry partners AMAG, Boon Edam, HID Global, Hirsch by Identiv and TYCO Security Products. “The past year has realized unprecedented growth in sales, partnerships and product advancements for StoneLock and we look forward to returning to ISC West for our fourth consecutive year since coming to market in 2013,” said CEO and Co-Founder Colleen Dunlap.

Neurotechnology releases new biometric time and attendance products

Neurotechnology has released two biometric time and attendance tracking products including the new NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance cloud-based service and the updated NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 software. NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance uses face recognition to enable users to check in and out from anywhere via the internet by taking selfies using mobile devices or a dedicated device for all users in the company. In addition, NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 software provides improved speed and usability as well as adds iris

LPGA deploying NEC facial recognition technology for identity verification

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) facial recognition technology is being deployed at this week’s ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club to verifiy the identity of credentialed media covering the LPGA’s first major golf championship of the year. NEC’s NeoFace Watch video facial recognition technology will be positioned at the main entrance to the ANA Inspiration Media Center and the Mission Hills Country Club, where faces of individuals will be captured and extracted from the video feed and matched in

Digital Rights Movement petitions against Israeli biometric database law

The Digital Rights Movement petitioned against the recently passed Biometric Database Law, declaring to the High Court of Justice that the law violates the privacy and security of citizens, according to a report by The Jerusalem Post. “From the moment the database went into effect, we all go on to the blacklist of potential suspects,” DRM lawyer Yonatan Klinger said. “The rule in our democracy until now has been very simple: if you did not break a law, you do

UK government’s position on facial biometrics database hit with liberal backlash

The UK government’s decision to allow police to store the facial biometric images of millions of innocent people on a massive database has drawn a number criticisms from UK civil liberties’ groups and the Liberal Democrats, according to a report by UK Authority. Independent biometrics commissioner Paul Wiles condemned the practice last week, stating that UK citizens are entitled to greater “independent oversight, transparency and assurance”. Wiles called on ministers to implement a ‘presumption of deletion’, which would make it

British Airways introduces facial recognition border control gates at Heathrow airport

British Airways is introducing facial recognition-based border control technology that will seamlessly and quickly identify passengers at boarding gates in London’s Heathrow Airport, according to a report by Bloomberg. Facial recognition devices at the airport’s main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler’s facial features along with the boarding pass. The kiosks then run a facial scan at the gate to verify the traveler’s identity, allowing them to board the plane without displaying any documents, according to a British

NEC to demonstrate biometric enterprise solutions at Enterprise Connect 2017

NEC Corporation of America is demonstrating its range of Smart Enterprise technologies, which include several biometric solutions, at the upcoming Enterprise Connect 2017 conference. During the conference NEC will deliver an interactive presentation that will prove how any size company can use Smart Enterprise solutions across the organization. NEC will also exhibit its line of biometrics, communications, analytics, security, cloud, and SDN solutions that maximize the benefits of a Smart Enterprise strategy. The company’s facial recognition software NeoFace recognizes registered

MouseComputers releases Windows Hello facial recognition camera for Windows 10

MouseComputers recently made available its Mouse Facial Recognition Camera For Windows Hello (CM01-A), which allows Windows 10 users to add facial recognition capabilities to their existing device, according to a report by Supersite Windows. The company first showcased the camera last year at the COMPUTEX Taipei 2016 conference. The product was previously available only in the Asia Pacific market, but can now be purchased in the US through Amazon. Priced at $69.99, the MouseComputers peripheral camera features an infrared camera