EyeLock white paper discusses biometric authentication in the cloud

​​​EyeLock has released a new white paper titled “What You Should Know About Biometrics in the Cloud”. The white paper discusses the challenges caused by biometrics in the cloud as well as how EyeLock’s new biometric protection system BioDentity Suite helps to address these issues. Authored by Christopher Ream, chief information security officer at EyeLock, the paper emphasizes the importance of identity protection in maintaining security as applications and devices shift from the enterprise network to the cloud. In December,

Safran, FotoNation bring advanced iris recognition to mobile device users

Safran Identity & Security and Tessera Holding Corporation, through its wholly owned subsidiary FotoNation Limited, have partnered to provide an advanced iris authentication solution for mobile devices in the Indian market. The companies will provide a joint mobile iris recognition solution called BioNetra as the result of a cross-license of Safran Identity & Security’s and FotoNation’s relevant patented iris capture, recognition and control technologies. BioNetra will accurately verify the mobile user’s identity under a wide range of lighting and environmental

Fingerprint Cards acquires Delta ID for $106M

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) has acquired iris recognition firm Delta ID for US$106 million (approximately 938 MSEK) in combined cash and debt, expanding its fingerprint business and technology with a line of iris biometric security solutions. The acquisition is expected to close during the spring, subject to regulatory approvals. Delta ID develops and delivers a range of iris recognition solutions, including its ActiveIRIS iris recognition system for mobile phones, PCs, tablets and vehicles. ActiveIRIS system includes a cloud based solution and

EyeVerify makes predictions for biometrics in banking, announces new deployments

In a recent blog post, EyeVerify summarized the key biometrics-based product launches in the financial industry for 2016, as well as made a couple of predictions regarding the biometrics in banking for 2017. For fingerprint products, Touch ID saw considerable progress in 2016 with dozens of banks deploying the technology including Bank of Scotland, BBVA Compass, Deutsche Bank, Fifth Third Bank, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, Mashreq, Santander USA, and Standard Chartered, along with many regional and community banks and credit unions.

Corvus Integration launches biometric sensor package for tablets

Corvus Integration has released the Corvus Biometric Sleeve, a biometric sensor package for tablet computers. The standard Sleeve unit includes a dual boot 8” tablet (Windows and Android); sensors for acquiring ISO compliant face, dual iris and fingerprint images; contact/contactless smart card reader; an MRZ reader; and external network and USB ports. The solution’s fingerprint sensor is certified to FBI Appendix F, FAP 45. In addition, the Sleeve supports optional internal USB devices including GPS, 3G/4G, a 1D/2D barcode reader,

DCB Bank to introduce iris scans for Aadhaar authentication

Indian financial institution DCB Bank will soon introduce a new feature at all its branches which enables Aadhaar-registered customers to perform transactions by scanning their iris,, according to a report by Economic Times. The bank recently completed a three-week pilot program at 10 branches in rural or semi-urban areas in which it processed about 200 accounts. This included 100 new pre-opened accounts, which took the bank about a day to map the customer’s iris biometric details to a particular account.

New reports on iris biometrics, next generation biometric markets

Persistence Market Research will publish two reports in March focusing on the iris biometrics and next generation biometric markets for the forecast period of 2015 to 2021. In its upcoming “Iris Biometrics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 – 2021” report, Persistence analysts state that the growth of the iris biometrics market is driven by the rising demand for authentication and extensive support from the government as well as the rising demand for e-passports, criminal identification, and surveillance in

CLEAR announces major expansion to 22 airports nationwide

Biometric identity platform CLEAR announced a major expansion today, making its lanes available in 22 airports nationwide covering the majority of flights in the U.S. CLEAR lanes opened today at LaGuardia Airport following their debut at JFK International Airport in New York last month. CLEAR is expected to launch at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport later this month and will be expanding to Los Angeles International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the first quarter of 2017. CLEAR is certified

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

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to feature iris scanner, near bezel-less display

Leaked photos of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 reveal tempered glass screen protectors displaying nearly non-existent bezels, according to a report by BGR. The photos follow previous rumours of the smartphone’s dual-curved edge display. BGR reports that the panel design — where the top and bottom bezels are thin, and the visible absence of a physical home button — is similar to a smartphone seen in a leaked promo video for Samsung’s AMOLED display. This is consistent with previous expectations