Shuttle introduces multi-modal biometric devices for physical access control

Shuttle Computer Group, Inc. has introduced its BR06 Series of intelligent, all-in-one biometric scanning devices, which feature faster recognition speeds, a larger user database capacity, and lower power consumption. The BR06, BR06V2, and BR06S have different OS, CPU, and internet access options, and can also be used for physical access control. The BR06 Series is designed for use by small and medium-sized businesses, banks, colleges and universities, industrial settings, or VIP access. The devices can be customized for facial recognition,

AimBrain whitepaper examines impact of GDPR on companies using biometrics

With GDPR set to come into effect in May of 2018, AimBrain and strategic law firm JAG Shaw Baker have published a whitepaper examining the responsibilities of organizations collecting, storing, and making use of biometric data. “GDPR & Beyond: Collaboration, Consent, Capture and Care in the World of Biometric Data” considers the implications of GDPR for companies processing biometric data, the role of consent for active and passive biometric data capture, and the future of biometric data beyond GDPR. Key

FIDO Alliance lauds first-year progress of Japan Working Group

The FIDO Alliance has announced that membership in its FIDO Japan Working Group (FJWG) has doubled in the first year to 25 companies, indicating what the Alliance calls “a year of great progress for FIDO Authentication in Japan” in 2017. New members to the FJWG include mobile network operator (MNO) KDDI, which joins the country’s other two MNOs in the organization, along with JCB, Japan’s only international payment brand. Deployments of FIDO authentication by major organizations in Japan accelerated over

DISA working on gait recognition for multi-factor mobile authentication platform

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is working to enable seven different types of biometric authentication with mobile devices for identifying people in the field, outgoing DISA chief Lt. Gen. Allen Lynn said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) luncheon, FedScoop reports. Gait recognition is among the seven different biometrics DISA is attempting to use, in addition to more common authentication modalities like fingerprint and facial recognition, Lynn said. Lynn did not list all seven biometrics the

Survey shows biometric authentication about to take off among Asian corporations

Nearly a third of all large corporations in Asia believe biometric authentication modalities like fingerprint, face, voice, and iris recognition are far more secure than current practices, and plan to use them in the near future, according to research by East & Partners Asia. The market research firm interviewed 947 chief financial officers and corporate treasurers from the top 1,000 financial institutions across ten major markets in Asia, and found that while only 3.2 percent currently use biometrics, passwords are

Canadian consumer ready to replace passwords with biometrics: survey

An overwhelming majority of Canadian consumers (85 percent) is interested in using biometrics to verify their identity or make a payment, according to survey results released by Visa. In a survey of a thousand Canadians, Visa found that nearly six out of ten are already familiar with biometrics, with 57 percent having used fingerprint recognition, and 25 percent using it regularly. Experience with voice biometrics is less common, with 39 percent having used the technology, and only 10 percent using

HYPR showcasing decentralized authentication solutions at CES

This week at CES, HYPR Corp. CEO George Avetisov and CTO Bojan Simic are demonstrating how HYPR is being deployed across the Fortune 500 to prevent future breaches. HYPR decentralized authentication solutions offer enterprises an innovative approach to eliminating fraud and reducing the risk of large-scale credentials breaches. With more than 25 million users secured across the Fortune 500, HYPR will demonstrate the power, use cases and benefits of decentralized security. The showcase includes some of the leading use cases

OmniVision launches new sensor for infrared facial recognition

OmniVision Technologies has announced the launch of the 1/9”, 1.4-micron OV9738, a RGB-Ir sensor built with the company’s PureCel Plus technology. The OV9738 supports colour and IR imaging applications, and can deliver IR-based facial recognition, and gesture interfaces to a broad range of devices, including laptops and mobile devices, at a lower overall system cost, according to the announcement. “Notebook and mobile consumers are demanding facial recognition and other types of advanced biometric authentication to replace traditional login methods,” said

Sensory tech enabling voice control and biometric security on dozens of solutions at CES

Sensory revealed that its speech recognition and biometric authentication technologies will be showcased this week at more than three-dozen sites at CES, ranging from chip manufacturers to tier-1 consumer electronics brands. Sensory’s TrulyHandsfree, TrulySecure, and TrulyNatural will be enabling voice control and biometric security on dozens of new products and solutions being announced at CES including 3Nod, Abalta, Amazon, Anki, AONI, Binatone, Blue Frog Robotics, Braven, Caavo, Cleer, Doss, Garmin, Hi Mirror, Holimotion, Honeywell, Huawei, LG, Libre Wireless, Linkplay, Logitech,

Goode Intelligence predicts biometrics will power keyless vehicle entry, more secure payments in 2018

The global biometrics market may experience a brief “plateau” or “dip” in 2018 as “the industry pauses to catch its breath” after four years of strong growth, according to Goode Intelligence. The market research firm’s 2018 Biometric Industry Predictions include more mobile device OEMs following Apple with 3D facial recognition systems, while further innovation in mobile device fingerprint integration to allow larger touchscreens with no physical home button could involve ultrasound or optical fingerprint sensors. Goode says that 2018 could