Gemalto releases multimodal biometric ID solution

Gemalto has released CABIS 7, a multimodal biometric identification solution designed to enable law enforcement and other government agencies to conduct biometrics-based identity searches with improved speed, accuracy and efficiency. The company also launched CABIS Core Cloud engine, expanding the support scope of Cogent’s flagship CABIS portfolio to include flexible and scalable cloud architecture. In May, Gemalto formally completed its acquisition of 3M’s Identity Management Business, 3M Cogent. CABIS 7 is the first major product release since Gemalto acquired Cogent.

Most popular biometrics news reports for week ending May 2

Here’s a recap of most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Synaptics confirms fingerprint sensor in Samsung Galaxy S6, reports quarterly results – Synaptics CEO Richard Bergman confirmed that the company’s small area touch fingerprint sensor is embedded in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge smartphones. Inside HYPR’s biometric token solution, FIDO certification – Biometric security firm HYPR is hoping to disrupt the authentication market with its cloud-based biometric token platform, which uses sensors and

Ohio biometric criminal background check system flawed with errors: report

Ohio state officials are looking to replace its biometric criminal background-check system, developed by 3M Cogent, following a slew of ongoing issues, according to a report by The Columbus Dispatch and WBNS-TV. Operated by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) in the office of Attorney General Mike DeWine, the report claims that the system has been plagued with various problems within the 15 years it has been in operation including falsely indicating that thousands of criminals have clean records. Following

3M Cogent to present new latent searching and fingerprint marking AFIS features at IAI Conference

3M Cogent is set to present the newest features of its automated fingerprint and palmprint identification system client application at the International Association for Identification’s Annual Education Conference, set to take place August 10-16, 2014 in Minneapolis. According to the company, new features of the client application include left-right reversal latent print searching capability and GYRO fingerprint marking methodology support. 3M says both of these new features have been designed to improve the efficiency of the latent print examination process.

3M Cogent biometric access control readers added to Schneider Electric’s security and building management solutions

3M Cogent has announced that its MiY Biometric Access Control Readers have been added to Schneider Electric’s Andover Continuum integrated security and building management solutions. According to the company, specifically, MiY readers are now integrated with Andover Continuum CyberStation 1.91 or greater. The first complete integration of the MiY solution for user and credential management into a third party software, leveraging MiY’s framework, provides biometric capture and cardholder enrollment directly from any CyberStation or using any 3M MiY reader on the

Entrust integrates 3M Cogent biometric technology into authentication platform

Entrust and 3M Cogent are currently working to integrate biometric fingerprint authentication into Entrust’s IdentityGuard software authentication platform. Specifically, under the new partnership, Entrust will embed 3M Cogent’s fingerprint capture and verification technology into the system. The IdentityGuard authentication platform is Entrust’s flagship product. “Entrust and 3M have complementary offerings in the identity management marketplace — from digital certificate management to identity document issuance solutions,” Teresa Wu, who manages the global biometric portfolio for 3M Cogent said. “We will leverage our respective

Australian Government turns to 3M for new multi-modal identification system

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has awarded a three-year contract to 3M to provide software and services for the department’s new Biometric Identification System. Specifically, the department will use 3M Cogent’s Automated Biometric Identification System (CABIS), which the company says provides fast, accurate fingerprint and facial recognition matching. “We are pleased the Department of Immigration and Citizenship selected 3M as their biometric system technology partner,” Gary Stapleton, managing director of 3M Australia and New Zealand said.

3M Cogent takes home judge’s choice award at ISC West

3M Cogent‘s MiY-Touch biometric access control reader won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Security Industry Association’s 2013 “New Product Showcase” last week at ISC West in Las Vegas. “Each year, the companies competing in SIA’s New Product Showcase at ISC West present leading-edge security solutions that are shaping the industry,” SAI CEO Don Erickson said. “These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward, and I congratulate 3M Cogent on their win at this year’s