BioRugged to showcase new low-cost mobile biometric devices at ID4Africa

BioRugged will showcase several new devices at its exhibit booth at the upcoming ID4Africa conference, in a major expansion of its portfolio of mobile biometric products. Among the hardware products it will present are the Suprema BioWolf LE biometric tablet, a mobile solution for smart card printing, and the Ruggbo 20 and 30 prototypes. ID4Africa 2017, being held in Windhoek, Namibia, April 26-28, is the third annual conference of ID4Africa, a multi-stakeholder organization promoting digital legal identity development on the

Safran Identity & Security renews biometric ID contract with Nigeria

Safran Identity & Security renewed its service and maintenance contract with the National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC), which includes the upgrade of the existing automatic biometric identification system (ABIS). The move comes a couple weeks after Nigeria’s minister of transportation approved a unified biometric identity card for operatives and workers to access any seaport facility in the country in an effort to improve security. The company will provide the NIMC with the new MorphoBSS (Morpho Biometric Search Services),

Aadhaar to assume social security status in India

According to an article published in the Financial Express, the Indian government is working towards assigning Aadhaar status similar to Social Security in the United States. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. Currently, over 1.1 billion citizens have biometric IDs across India under the scheme. This

Greece to issue new biometric ID cards

According to a report in the Greek Reporter, Greece will be issuing new biometric ID cards in compliance with an agreement on security and terrorism that it signed with the United States. In addititon to new ID cards, the agreement also details the exchange of intelligence between the two countries. The Citizens’ Protection Ministry has announced a planned evaluation of the agreement next month.

eyeCam raises $1.5M for development of wearable platform

eyeCam, Inc. has received $1.5 million in reservations on equity crowdfunding site Crowdfunder to develop its wearable 3D interfacing, adaptive display, and biometric ID system. The company‘s patented 3D interfacing and adaptive display system is designed to help change the way consumers use wearables to communicate, perform tasks, and interface with the world, all within a secure platform protected by a biometric identification system. “eyeCam is an innovation company that designs and engineers products for other companies to manufacture and

NEORIS develops biometric ID software to monitor vulnerable social groups

Global business and IT consulting firm NEORIS has signed an agreement with Spanish NGO to lead a project where it will design and develop a multifactor biometric identification tool called PPa (Protection People app). The multifactor biometric identification system and data processing software enables identification and data collection of the most vulnerable social groups from either a desktop or mobile device, for follow-up and subsequent intervention by social workers. Since it involves at-risk youth, the work can be particularly

UMANICK strengthens presence in Latin America with new office in Colombia

In an effort to strengthen its presence in Latin America, UMANICK has opened an office in the capital of Colombia, located in the technology companies cluster ParqueSoft Bogota, which will be the base of the new business development team for Latin America. The opening of this office meets the company’s objectives of ensuring a stable presence in the region, managing current prospects and developing new business opportunities. The company’s strategic growth plan puts the focus on Colombia, Peru and Mexico,

FST Biometrics exceeds 1.5M monthly user identifications

FST Biometrics announced that users of its IMID access system have conducted more than 1.5 million successful identifications each month around the world. The company also noted that it has increased its customer base by 30% in the past 12 months from the financial, corporate, health and real estate markets. “The feedback we have received from customers and customer prospects is astounding,” said Major General (Res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash, FST’s founder and CEO. “Our technology now has market-proven scalability, with

Advent makes a bid for Safran’s biometric identification unit

Reuters is reporting that private equity fund Advent has made a bid for Safran’s biometric identification unit Morpho with the aim to merge it with Advent-owned Oberthur Technologies. In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, the head of Advent France, Cedric Chateau, said that the merger of the two firms could create a France-based world leader in secure authentification. A Safran spokeswoman declined to comment on Advent’s offer. In April, Safran agreed to sell its U.S.-based Morpho Detection business

Zwipe and Hitachi High-Technologies announce partnership agreement

Biometric identification technology provider Zwipe and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation announced a partnership agreement for commercial and technical cooperation including sales and distribution rights for the full product portfolio of Zwipe’s solutions to the Japanese market. According to a statement from Zwipe, this partnership also has the potential for high-volume manufacturing of the Zwipe product line through Hitachi High-Tech’s systems, as well as an extension for Hitachi High-Tech to selling into other geographic markets. “Working with Hitachi High-Tech is a significant