Actual iD time management solution uses Suprema biometric readers and enrollment devices

Actual iD’s cloud-based time and absence management solution leverages Suprema biometric readers to ensure that employees’ real identity is being used for time tracking and compliance purposes. The company’s time and absence management solution helps its customers adhere to many of the compliance challenges facing employers, including maintaining records for key compliance requirements. These include hours worked for hourly employees, hours worked for salaried employees in excess of a regular work day, and vacation time and pay. “We continue to

Barclays Bank launches online business portal to be used with Hitachi biometric reader

UK financial institution Barclays Bank has launched its online banking portal that can be used with Hitachi Europe’s biometric reader to provide corporate customers with a single and secure gateway to business services, according to a report by Finextra. The new dashboard-style service can be used with Barclays Biometric Reader, developed with Hitachi’s finger vein authentication technology (VeinID), for secure customer authentication. Built from the ground up using agile delivery methodology instead of redesigning or overlaying existing ones, Barclays iPortal

Crossmatch releases improved version of multi-factor authentication solution

Crossmatch announced it has released an improved version of DigitalPersonaR Altus multi-factor authentication solution. The new version’s latest improvements build on the native flexibility and ease of use of the DigitalPersona Altus platform, in addition to providing expanded mobile credential capabilities and biometric reader compatibility. “DigitalPersona Altus is a strong, multi-factor authentication solution based on a secure architecture that is proven and trusted,” said Rich Agostinelli, Crossmatch CEO. “Altus integrates with legacy infrastructure and easily enables the multi-factor approach of

Inception Technologies releases new biometric reader

Inception Technologies announced it has released Atlas 2000, a new biometric reader that simplifies the process of collecting workforce data. The Atlas 2000 resolves various issues regarding user interface, connectivity and modern technology that are commonly associated with existing readers. Inception Technologies’ new reader uses a hand geometry recognition system that ensures a high level of security every time a user clocks in, enables users to handle self-service tasks, and allows them to connect via WiFi or a cellular signal

3M Cogent selected for Port of Long Beach port security pilot test

3M Cogent has announced that its MiY Outdoor Biometric Access Control Reader has been selected by SSA Marine with its integrator TRL Systems to manage the Port of Long Beach in Southern California. The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport in the United States and is a leading gateway for trade with Asia. It employs 30,000 people and is serviced by 11,000 drayage trucks. According to 3M Cogent, its systems were chosen as SSA Marine couldn’t find a

Fishermen in Goa to get biometric smart ID cards

The Indian Department of Fisheries has started distributing biometric smart cards to fishermen in Goa. These new smart cards have been issued by the Union ministry of agriculture, department of animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, the Times of India reports. The central government has awarded the contract for the biometric smart cards to an unnamed company in Kerala which has so far created 3,600 cards. According to the Times report, the department has collected and submitted the biographical and biometric

Suprema facilitates biometric passport project in Mexico

Suprema Inc., a provider of biometrics and identification solutions, announced that the company will be providing passport readers and authentication devices as a part of the nationwide electronic passport project of Mexico. The project, steered by the Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE, Ministry of Exterior) of Mexico, aims to develop an electronic passport issuing system for 2.7 million electronic passports across all 32 states in Mexico, including the Federal District of Mexico City. In the future, the SRE plans to

BrandWatch develops biometrics for taggants

BrandWatch Technologies, which develops and manufactures microscopic particles called “taggants” and detection devices has completed a new detection device called TAU, which provides brand owners, integrators, and governments the ability to differentiate multiple products, inks, and documents with a single IR taggant maker. “The TAU is a significant advance in the world of security taggants,” said Neil Ivey, CEO of BrandWatch. “The TAU is essentially a biometrics reader for taggants. It is programmable, and will not recognize any taggant or

DigitalPersona CEO addressed European biometric conference

Richard Agostinelli, the recently installed President and CEO of DigitalPersona, talked about leveraging biometric databases to create value for citizens at the Biometrics Exhibition and Conference, which recently took place in London. In a major conference session, Agostinelli talked about nations such as Nigeria and Brazil, where the democratic voting process is being embraced, allowing these emerging countries to step out of the “Third World” shadow. In order for these countries to have credible elections, they have to confront issues

Natural Security and Discover offer secure biometric payments

Natural Security, a strong authentication technology company based in France, has announced a partnership with Discover Financial Services (Discover), a leading U.S. payments company, to experiment with Natural Security’s touchless biometric solution. Discover will integrate Natural Security’s hands-free biometric strong authentication solution, enabling customers to execute simple and convenient, highly secure payment transactions with a biometric reader and wireless customer device. “I believe that leaving your card in your pocket, simply touching a reader, and having the peace-of-mind that your