Malaysia’s Deputy PM wants standardized biometrics screening for ASEAN borders

All ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries should have a standardized security screening system for people who enter their respective entry points, according to a report by The New Straits Times Online. Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the standardized system should use biometrics such as fingerprints and facial recognition for identity verification. “ASEAN countries should have its own template in border security screening with the use of uniformed documents,” said Zahid. “This should be

Daon supports next-generation biometric border control system in Asia

Daon announced its contributing role in extending a biometric border control system in an unnamed developing country in Asia. In 2007, a Japanese global system integrator first integrated Daon biometric software to make it the first multimodal biometric middleware put into production for border control in a developing country in Asia. In 2014, the same systems integrator upgraded the system to the Next Generation Biometric Identification System using the Daon end-to-end biometric software suite. At the time of upgrade, the

Singapore Changi Airport leveraging biometrics, considering wearable tech

Changi Airport Group (CAG) is considering the use of biometric-based single passenger tokens and wearable technology at Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4, which is scheduled to open in 2017, according to a report by Future Travel Experience. The move comes a few months after CAG announced it will install facial recognition technology at Singapore’s Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 to eliminate the need for security staff to manually identity passengers at various check points. “With the possibility of a

Thailand police to implement facial recognition at all border checkpoints

The Royal Thai Police announced it will install facial recognition scanners at all border checkpoints to speed up the immigration screening process as well as prevent transnational crimes, according to a report by Bangkok Post. The face recognition technology will be installed at every border checkpoint to scan the facial features of people and detect if they match criminal profiles stored on a national database, according to Police General Prawut Thavornsiri. The current immigration screening checking process makes it difficult

Asian distributor orders more than $30M in touch fingerprint sensors from FPC

Fingerprint Cards AB received an order for its touch fingerprint sensors from the Asian distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG Holdings. The sensors being purchased for delivery in Q2 and Q3 are FPC1025, FPC1035, FPC1145 and FPC1155 and will be used by smartphone manufacturers in Asia. This order is valued at 268 MSEK which is close to $32M USD. “This order is another evidence of the growing interest from smartphone OEMs in integrating touch fingerprint sensors in

Interpol calls on APAC authorities to make greater use of biometrics to identify terrorists

Interpol has called on Asia Pacific authorities to more effectively use biometrics in an effort to identify members of dangerous terrorist organizations such as ISIS, according to a report by Computerworld. In a presentation delivered at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific conference in Sydney, Interpol operational police support directorate director Michael O’Connell said Interpol has seen an “increase in the number of Asian foreign fighters” from Australia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore “joining the conflict in Syria and

FPC receives $28.3M fingerprint sensor order from East Asian distributor

Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced it has received an order for its touch fingerprint sensors FPC1025 and FPC1155 from the Taiwanese integrated circuits distributor World Peace Industrial Group (WPI), part of WPG Holdings. FPC is planning to deliver the order for touch fingerprint sensors – which will be used by smartphone manufacturers in China — during the third quarter. The order value of 235 MSEK (USD $28.3 million) is included in FPC’s communicated revenue guidance of more than 1,000 MSEK (USD

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