TSB Bank to add iris recognition to mobile app

TSB Bank will introduce iris recognition capabilities to its mobile banking app starting this September, enabling customers to login to their bank account by simply glancing at their device, according to a report by the BBC. As a result, TSB will become the first bank in Europe to offer the technology. Customers will need the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 device and register their irises to use the feature. The banking mobile app currently enables TSB customers to log on to

Jumio adds eyeball tracking capabilities to ID verification solution

Jumio has added eyeball tracking biometric capabilities to its trusted identity verification solution, Netverify. In addition to conducting a “liveness” check to verify that a real person is holding the mobile device, Jumio’s Netverify will now require users to follow an icon on the mobile device screen with their eyes as it moves in a random pattern. The biometric verification technology will be available to all Netverify users, including financial institutions, sharing economy providers, online gaming and travel companies. “Fingerprint

UN using IrisGuard ethereum blockchain payment platform for refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) is using IrisGuard’s private Ethereum blockchain technology to enable streamlined payment services for thousands of Syrian refugees seeking humanitarian aid, according to a report by ETH News. After refugees are registered through UNHCR, other humanitarian organizations including the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) can further assist them through resettlement programs, international remittance, healthcare services and microfinance to promote a better

IRIS ID time and attendance solution selected by Chinese manufacturer

Iris ID revealed that its iCAM 7000 solution has been selected to manage employee time and attendance for Tongrentang, a leading manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine. The Beijing-based company, which was founded in 1669, operates more than 1,000 retail outlets and hospital locations across the country. The iris-based biometric identification solution will be phased in over the next few years and is expected to be used by approximately 20,000 employees. The system will also be used for identity authentication at

Eyeprint ID integrated into Daon’s IdentityX authentication platform

EyeVerify‘s Eyeprint ID technology will be integrated into Daon’s IdentityX authentication platform, allowing for the first time eye recognition capability to be included in the IdentityX platform. “Collaboration with leading providers of best-of-breed authentication technologies as part of our IdentityX authentication platform is a win-win. Our partners win through fast access to our large global customer base, our customers win by having rapid access to innovative technologies and we win as the IdentityX platform grows as a thriving and innovative

IriTech, HD Barcode to demo iris verification ID card solution at MWC Shanghai

IriTech and barcode technology provider HD Barcode will demonstrate their iris verification ID card solution, HD IrisCheck, at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. Held June 28 to July 1 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), MWC Shanghai is a conference and exhibition focused on the worldwide mobile industry. The move comes a month after Iritech and HD Barcode launched HD IrisCheck, which they claim is the world’s first ID card with biometric iris data embedded in a proprietary 2D

Infinity Optics Solutions releases combined iris and face authentication sensor

Infinity Optics has released what it calls the world’s first multimodal biometric solution combining iris and facial recognition using a single sensor and no optical blind zone. Since last year’s launch of the advanced iris recognition technology that works with remarkable user distances, Infinity Optics’ new solution now provides an enterprise grade biometric modality allowing a False Accept Rate (FAR) of 1/10 million when combined with third-party facial recognition technology. “The single lens technology combining with our proprietary iris authentication

EyeVerify details PSD2 and how payment providers can comply with SCA requirements

In a new company blog post, EyeVerify solutions engineer Ryan Schroeder details the essential aspects of the Revised Payment Services Directive (commonly referred to as PSD2) and what payment service providers will need to do in order to be compliant with the law’s strong customer authentication (SCA) requirements. PSD2, which will go into effect in January, is designed to make it more convenient, faster, less expensive and more secure for consumers to make digital payments, as well as to develop

Iris ID technology integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical system for military applications

Iris ID announced that its iris recognition technology has been integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical information system for military applications. The Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) is designed to facilitate secure communication between headquarters and frontline troops using a lightweight, tablet-based device. The CATS tablets provide secure, encrypted communication including voice, situational awareness, high bandwidth video and chat across all available networks. Embedded with Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator, CATS enables front-line operatives to capture biometric data for authenticating

CSIR working on improving biometric ID techniques for minors

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an African research and development organization, is developing a biometric identification system that can obtain biometric data from children with greater accuracy. In a new video, CSIR detailed the Department of Science and Technology-funded, two-year project in which researchers will be collecting ear, iris and fingerprint biometric samples. Using this data, the organization aims to develop a system that can determine or verify the identities of minors throughout their childhood using reference