ViaTouch integrates EyeLock for “high-tech vending machine” AI

Iris recognition technology from EyeLock will be embedded into ViaTouch’s Auto-Retail solution to provide security and personalization, following an integration partnership announced Wednesday. Developed from its real-time, interactive media solution LISA (which stands for Luxery Interactive Smart Shelves), ViaTouch’s Vicki (ViaTouch Intellishelf Cognitive Kinetic Interactions) product uses artificial intelligence to serve as a virtual clerk and high-tech vending machine. EyeLock’s iris authentication technology with dual-eye verification enables a fast, user-friendly experience, according to the announcement. Vicki engages with customers, talk

Technavio report forecasts iris recognition market growth over 20 percent through 2021

Technavio expects the global iris recognition market to grow at a CAGR of nearly 21 percent through 2021, according to research released Monday. The report, “Global Iris Recognition Market 2017-2021,” provides analysis of the market segments, regions, revenues, and emerging trends, and divides the market by categories of government, healthcare, and transportation. Iris recognition technology was widely accepted in government use in 2016, according to the report. “The need to track employees and government initiatives such as e-passports, border control

Somaliland using iris recognition technology in upcoming election

Somaliland’s upcoming presidential election on November 13 marks the first use of iris-based biometrics technology in an African election, according to a report by All Africa. The first members of a team of 60 international election observers — who are hoping for a successful and conflict-free Presidential elections — arrived in Hargeisa last week. The British government funded International Election Observation Mission (EOM) was invited by Somaliland’s National Electoral Commission (NEC). “The EOM is particularly hopeful that the implementation of

New deployments of FPC fingerprint and iris technology

The BitVault blockchain phone, which recently launched in London, is powered by Fingerprint Cards’ ActiveIRIS and the FPC1028 touch fingerprint sensor. The BitVault is a secure communication device providing a range of blockchain services such as messaging, banking, calling, document transfer, media vault as well as a secure blockchain developer platform. According to an FPC statement, with FPC1028’s maximum biometric performance combined with ActiveIRIS iris recognition, and NFC technology, the BitVault is the most secure device on the market for

New smartphone features FPC iris recognition and fingerprint sensor technology

Fingerprint Cards‘ ActiveIRIS and FPC1145 touch sensor are featured in a new smartphone from a leading Japanese manufacturer marking the Swedish biometrics company’s first commercial launch with multi modalities. ActiveIRIS combines advanced iris recognition software and simple, inexpensive secure camera reference hardware to provide iris recognition on a mobile device. The system is also certified for use with Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity system. ActiveIRIS was developed by Delta ID, a company Fingerprint Cards acquired in June. The FPC1145 touch

Zoloz introduces three new biometric authentication solutions

Zoloz has unveiled three new products — Zoloz Connect, Real ID and Smile — that are designed to ensure trust and security for millions of people who perform key transactions online, according to a report by Startland News. In August, EyeVerify revealed it rebranded to Zoloz to reflect its more comprehensive solution for trusted digital identity. The products expand on the company’s initial EyePrint ID solution, but will also use facial recognition and optical character recognition technology. “Each day, we

Dubai Airport to install virtual aquarium tunnel that scans faces and irises

The Dubai International Airport is replacing facial recognition security booths with a virtual aquarium tunnel that will scan the faces and irises of passengers using up to 80 hidden cameras, according to a report by Interesting Engineering. Passengers merely need to walk through the virtual aquarium tunnel and their faces and irises will automatically be scanned by the cameras. The airport authority has not confirmed whether there will be a separate scanner for a suitcase, however, the Al Bayan News’

Lextar Electronics releases iris and facial biometric IR LED module

Lextar Electronics Corp. released the PR88 IR LED packaging module that is used for iris and facial biometric functions, making it one of a few IR LED modules in the industry with double biometric functions. The company also simultaneously released two IR LED modules with different beam angles that can be widely applied on security systems, access control systems, mobile phones, notebook PCs and other. This simultaneous release of various IR LED products marks Lextar Electronics’ formal entry into the

Samsung Galaxy Note8 features Princeton Identity iris biometrics technology

Princeton Identity revealed that its iris recognition technology is one of the core features of the Samsung Galaxy Note8. This follows the integration of the identity management company’s iris recognition technology into the Samsung Galaxy S8 earlier this year. “The future is here,” commented Mark Clifton, CEO, Princeton Identity. “Biometric tech is changing the way we interact with devices and we’re moving toward a world where you are the password. We’re excited that Samsung shares this vision and are proud

Iris ID demonstrating mobile iris recognition enrollment and ID products at MWC

Iris ID will soon release two lightweight handheld mobile devices integrated with the OPALi (opal-eye) iris recognition camera module, which provide fast and accurate multimodal enrollment and identification capabilities for field use by border control, customs, immigration, law enforcement and other officials. The company is demonstrating the mobile iris recognition products at this week’s Mobile World Congress in San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The OPALi iris recognition camera module — both of which will be available with MIPI and USB interfaces