Top biometrics news stories, week of June 22

Biometrics Week in Review: New biometrics testing facility, Facebook rejects biometrics, Nuance Communications, biometrics market valuation, Aadhaar and NPR, biometric exit system for the US, biometric safety deposit boxes and AOptix launches new division. Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on this past week. U.S. Customs and Border Protection to open biometric test facility – U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced it will open its test facility for biometric identification technology

AOptix Technologies forms biometric identity verification unit

AOptix Technologies has announced that it has formed Terrain Biometrics, an independent division that provides identity verification solutions to customers worldwide. Under this new structure, Terrain Biometrics retains all the core product development, sales, and marketing team that was formerly referred to as the AOptix Identity Solutions business unit. The only exception is that it will now operate as a division of AOptix in an effort to focus solely on the biometrics market. AOptix Identity Solutions was originally launched within AOptix

AOptix appoints Christina Richards VP of marketing

AOptix has announced the appointment of Christina Richards as its new Vice President of Marketing. In this role, Richards will be responsible for the company’s strategic marketing vision and execution, including new product introductions, corporate branding, digital marketing, analyst and media relations as well as strategic channel marketing partnerships across the company’s Communications and Identity Solutions businesses. “Christina is an outstanding addition to the management team and brings deep experience in marketing complex technologies to network operators and enterprises globally,” Dean

AOptix appoints François Lê as new VP of Global Sales, Communications

AOptix has announced that it has appointed François Lê as the company’s new VP of Global Sales, Communications. “François is joining AOptix at an important stage in the company’s evolution as we prepare for a period of rapid growth within our Communications business and the rollout of a breakthrough wireless communications product,” Dean Senner, Chairman and CEO of AOptix said. “With more than 20 years of global communications technology experience, François will play a pivotal role in bringing AOptix’ advanced wireless transport

AOptix launches Stratus Client SDK for iOS

AOptix has just made its AOptix Stratus Client SDK available for iOS development. The stratus is the first comprehensive mobile identity solution “made for iPhone” delivering iris, fingerprint, voice and face recognition as an integrated solution. According to the company, the new client SDK unlocks the full potential of the Stratus platform’s open architecture and now means that systems integrators and resellers can now leverage the company’s technology. “The response to the launch of Stratus has been extremely positive and we’re

AOptix unveils biometric capture hardware peripheral for iPhone

AOptix has just unveiled the AOPtix Stratus, a mobile identity solution designed for the iPhone. Featuring fingerprint, iris, voice and face recognition, the Stratus is a hardware peripheral that houses an iPhone 4 or 4S and contains a fingerprint sensor and an AOPtix iris imaging system. “Until now, biometric identity verification has been delivered with by fixed location solutions or difficult to use mobile products with limited functionality,” Alan Goode, Managing Director, Goode Intelligence said. “By leveraging the capabilities of the

AOptix gets GSN Border Security Platinum Award for biometric ID system

AOptix Technologies has received the Government Security News 2013 Border Security Platinum Award for Best Biometric Identification Solution. Awarded for its AOptix Insight Duo product, the company announced the award in a blog post this week. The GSN Border Security Awards Program recognizes vendors that produce the most innovative and technologically advanced products and solutions used in border security. Reported previously in, AOptix was awarded a research contract from the U.S Defence Department (DoD) to examine its Smart Mobile Identity biometrics identification

AOptix and CACI land $3 million research contract from DoD

AOptix has just landed a research contract from the U.S Defence Department (DoD) to examine its Smart Mobile Identity biometrics identification package and to eventually provide the department with a smartphone solution for scanning someone’s eyes, face, thumbs and voice. The contract, first reported in’s Danger Room, is worth $3 million and AOptix will be working with CACI International on the project, which said to entail a hardware peripheral and an accompanying app. According to the company, its Smart

AOptix Names Scott Clark VP of Operations

AOptix, a technology innovation company that applies optics to transform identity verification and wireless communication, has appointed Scott Clark as the company’s VP of Operations. This new appointment comes one month after AOptix reorganized its company into two separate units: Identity Solutions and Communications. In his new position as VP of Operations, Clark will be responsible for procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics and customer support across AOptix’s two core businesses. “Scott joins AOptix at an exciting time,” Dean Senner, Chairman

AOptix iris-based biometrics aid Qatar border control

AOptix, a technology innovation company that applies optics to transform identity verification and wireless communications, recently announced results from the first 12 months of deployment of its identity verification systems in the State of Qatar. On average, the examination of 12 months of operations found that it takes only four seconds for travellers to pass through the AOptix identity verification systems. At the same time, the systems are highly effective in preventing non-authorized travellers from entering or exiting the country,