Next Biometrics appoints Acer senior executive as VP operations and Asia sales

Next Biometrics Group ASA has named Campbell Kan, former president of PC global operations of Acer, the company’s new vice president of operations and Asia sales. Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Kan will manage the Next Biometrics Asian sales team, as well as personally handle the major and strategically important Tier-1 accounts. Prior to joining Next Biometrics, Kan worked at Acer where he worked his way from a software engineer to become head of global operations for Acer. In this position,

Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference 2015

May 27-28, 2015 Dockside, Sydney, Australia Following the unprecedented success of the 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference, the Biometrics Institute is pleased to announce dates for next year’s flagship conference. Please also note the two pre-conference workshops on : Biometrics Project Implementation Best Practices, 26 May 2015, AM Vulnerability and Standards, 26 May 2015, PM Ministerial Keynote Address: The Hon Michael Keenan, Minister for Justice, Australia Keynote Speakers: Randall Brugeaud, First Assistant Secretary (National Director), Major Capability Division, Department of Immigration and

79% of Asia-Pacific IT leaders say security concerns have stalled new business initiatives

Among IT leaders in the Asia-Pacific region, 79 percent have abandoned or delayed at least one new business initiative due to security concerns, and that emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and biometrics are seen as the biggest challenges to the safety of organizations. These are the major findings from a new study commissioned by network security company Fortinet which polled 504 enterprise IT decision makers across Australia, China, India, Japan and South Korea. The study also

Singapore considering iris scanning systems at borders

Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs is currently looking to implement iris scanning systems at its borders, having issued a request for information last week asking all interested vendors to submit proposals by October 10, according to a report by The Straits Times. Once the Ministry of Home Affairs successfully finds a vendor, it could eventually lead to a small-scale trial of implementing iris scanning technology at the country’s airports. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority has selected contactless iris capturing and

Precise Biometrics announces new strategy to reach profitability during 2015

Precise Biometrics announced it is focusing the operations in order to reach profitability during 2015 by boosting its market presence in fingerprint technologies, making more efficient use of its partner network for the sale of Tactivo, and reducing its operating expenses. The company will expand its development, market presence and sales efforts with a predominant focus on Asian mobile phone manufacturers to strengthen its position in the market for fingerprint technology in mobile devices. “We maintain a close dialogue with

AxxonSoft facial recognition solution protects jewelry at Singapore exhibition

AxxonSoft announced that its facial recognition solution was used to protect USD $200 million worth of jewelry at the Singapore International Jewelry Exhibition last month, following a theft incident at last year’s event. Face Intellect is a software solution designed for public gathering places, important infrastructure sites, and access. The technology recognizes faces captured on video, which can then be checked against previously recorded footage. Event security installed high-resolution cameras at the entrance to the exhibition hall to perform automatic

Fingerprint Cards gets pre-ramp production order for touch sensors

Fingerprint Cards has just received an initial pre-ramp purchase order, worth US$ 600k (SEK 4M) for its FPC 1020 touch sensor. According to the company, this new order is related to the production of a Tier 1 flagship smartphone. This current order is set for delivery in May 2014, and according to the company, it expects to ship more than three million units for this particular flagship device alone. “FPC is the leading global supplier of capacitive touch fingerprint sensors and

Safe Cities Asia: Public Safety, Welfare and Technology Integration for Secured Cities

Safe Cities Asia: Public Safety, Welfare and Technology Integration for Secured Cities 27 – 30 May, 2014 Max Atria @ Singapore Expo, Singapore Safe Cities Asia will examine how the integration of advanced technologies can improve public security and welfare. It is an initiative that will explore topics such as Urban Security, Intelligent Transport, Cyber Resilience, Disaster Managementand Emergency Response, C3i, Video Surveillanceand Analytics, Biometrics, Big Dataand Analytics, Social Mediaand Geospatial Intelligencefor secured cities. Safe Cities Asia will bring together

FPC gets bulk order for fingerprint area sensors from Asian distributor

Fingerprint Cards has announced an order worth $US 4.62 million (SEK 30M) from its distributor in China and Taiwan, Hardware & Software Technologies Co. This order is larger than one that came from the same distributor at this time last year. According to the company, the new order is for the FPC 1011F3 area sensor and delivery is scheduled to start already in March 2014. “This order confirms our leading position in the market for capacitive authentication devices for Chinese Banks,

The 2nd Guangzhou International Biometric Identification Technology Exhibition 2014

May 12-14, 2014 Guangzhou, China Greatly supported by domestic and overseas associations, Biometric China 2013 was successfully held in Poly World Trade Expo Center and gathered over 100 exhibitors coming from South Korea, Germany, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and other countries and regions, showcasing a variety of cutting-edge and advanced products & technologies. Over 12,000 buyers from more than 30 countries and regions were received. This year, GIBITE 2014 will be held on May 12-14th, 2014 at the