UK school using biometric technology to verify students identity and register attendance

Three UK boarding schools have chosen Croma Security Solutions‘ Fastvein finger-vein biometric technology to provide access control to the schools, verify students’ identities and register their attendance, according to a report in The Sunday Times. Chroma developed FastVein in partnership with Hitachi, which provides the finger vein authentication technology, to create a comprehensive identity recognition and access control software solution. Fastvein works by passing infrared light over the surface of the finger and highlighting the network of veins below the

UKAid to conduct biometrics registration exercise for 3,000 Kenyan schoolchildren

UKAid is supporting the Adolescent Girls Initiative- Kenya (AGI-Kenya) to conduct a biometric registration exercise in which it will register the fingerprints of 3,000 adolescent girls to record their daily attendance, according to a report by All Africa. Implemented by Save the Children, the biometric exercise will use inexpensive biometric technology to identify female students in 60 schools in Wajir County. Students who meet the required 80% school attendance record qualify for a bursary twice a term. The bursary will

Increasing adoption of biometrics technology by police, airports, financial institutions and schools top the news this week

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Iris recognition In what was arguably the most popular story in biometric news this week, Microsoft at Tuesday’s Microsoft Windows 10 devices event that both its new flagship phones — Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL — will feature infrared iris scanning technology. Privacy guidelines As part of the non-profit organization’s ongoing work in establishing regulations within the industry, the Biometrics Institute released

Biometrics on the move, facial recognition, biometric payment options, fraud prevention & more top news

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Universal ID management report Accenture and the World Bank released a report to help developing nations create universal ID management system, which notes that over 1.8 billion adults in developing countries currently lack an official ID and therefore have no access to essential services. Voice authentication for retailers In a special guest post, Enacomm founder and CEO Michael Boukadakis emphasized the importance of

Technavio publishes biometrics in education report

Technavio published its report, “Biometrics Market in the United States in Education Sector 2015-2019“, which forecasts the biometrics market in the U,S. education sector to grow at a CAGR of 23.65% over the period 2014-2019. The report covers both the current and future scenarios of the biometrics market in the U.S. education sector for the period 2015-2019. According to the report, the market is highly fragmented with several small and large vendors. The report includes a detailed product and feature

California school districts testing iris recognition system for school bus safety

Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency is conducting a pilot program in which it is testing an iris reader recognition solution on its special needs buses. The IRITRANS system will alert the bus driver visibly and audibly if the child passenger is about to get on or off at the wrong bus stop. When the bus reaches the end of its daily route, the driver ends the route on the IRITRANS mobile device. If all students have not exited the bus,

Biometrics and privacy, fingerprint recognition in schools, online fraud trends and more top stories this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Aadhaar court order delays India social programs One of the top stories this week came from India, where the country’s social programs that relied upon the biometric database for citizen authentication could be jeopardized by the Supreme Court decision to place a cease order on Aadhaar data usage. Imprivata palm vein patient ID tool Meanwhile, Imprivata launched Imprivata PatientSecure, a palm vein

Columbus schools to deploy fingerprint authentication in cafeterias

The Westerville City School District Food Service Department is slowly deploying biometric finger scanning at several of schools throughout the Columbus, Ohio district, according to a report by This Week Community News. The department will first install the fingerprint technology at Blendon Middle, Longfellow Elementary and Pointview Elementary schools, which will cost $3,731 for the three buildings. The new system will enable students to use their fingerprint to access their meal accounts at lunch time instead of swiping their ID

TechNavio to release biometrics in US education sector 2015-2019 report

TechNavio will publish on September 16th its new report, “Biometrics Market in the United States in Education Sector 2015-2019”, which forecast the biometrics market in the US education sector to grow at a CAGR of 23.65% from 2014 to 2019. The 86-page report covers the present scenario as well as the growth forecasts of the biometrics market in the US education sector for the period 2015-2019. TechNavio calculated the market size by considering revenue generated from the sales of biometric

Biometrics and privacy laws, fingerprints, facial recognition & more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Iris recognition Virginia Commonwealth University announced the school has installed iris recognition cameras that will allow students with meal plans to access the dining hall this fall. Facial recognition pilot Police in Leicestershire, UK recount the successful trial of facial recognition software at a major music festival, suggesting that the technology could be used in other environments. Illinois biometrics privacy law Recent class