Second day of ID4Africa event focused on practical solutions

The ID4Africa Forum held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, continued to examine electronic identity in Africa on its second and final day of session programming. The main theme for the event revolved around practical methods for developing successful eID schemes. Through a series of workshops on Wednesday, the event allowed government officials from 36 African countries to explore a wide range of issues, including the establishment of foundational identity programs such as national ID and civil registration to functional applications,

Integrated Biometrics demoed products, launched online toolkit at ID4Africa

Integrated Biometrics announced that it has launched an online resource geared towards the African marketplace. The biometric equipment manufacturer made the announcement at the ID4Africa Forum and exposition this week in Kigali, Rwanda. ID4Africa is an annual government meeting that examines issues around identity and social inclusion. The one-of-a-kind event gathered together a large number of representatives from multiple government agencies across Africa to build awareness of identity management solutions as being a prime driver for social and economic development.

ID4Africa introduces new ambassador program

ID4Africa introduced its new ambassador program at its second annual government meeting in Kigali on Wednesday. The program allows representatives from government agencies across Africa to play an integral role in building awareness of ID4Africa’s vision in their home countries. The organization’s leading principal is to ensure that legal identity in Africa becomes a driver for all social and economic development. . @ID4Africa Ambassadors announced at closing plenary session pic.twitter.com/IMsZzSvBdB — Rawlson King (@rawlsonking2) May 25, 2016 ID4Africa bills itself

NXT-ID to acquire LogicMark for $20 million

Biometric sensor developer NXT-ID has signed an agreement to acquire personal emergency response system manufacturer LogicMark for $20 million, according to a report by Security Systems News. NXT-ID’s extensive expertise in biometrics and miniaturization will help LogicMark develop PERS solutions. The deal, which was initially on May 19 at Affiliated Monitoring’s PERS conference Catalyst, is expected to be completed by the end of June. The two companies have complementary capabilities, and the acquisition will bring LogicMark in-house engineering staff while

Unisys and BehavioSec behavioral biometric prototype for Nationwide wins award

Unisys Corporation announced that its client Nationwide Building Society has been recognized with the Retail Banking Security Innovation of the Year award for a behavioral biometrics prototype it developed with Unisys and BehavioSec to enhance security and user experience for mobile banking customers. Recognized at the Retail Banking Conference & Awards event on May 19, the prototype analyzes the user’s physical usage patterns on a smartphone or tablet to establish uniquely identifiable behavioral profiles. These usage patterns can include the

ZKAccess brought its advanced biometric access control class to PSA-TEC

Biometrics and RFID security solutions provider ZKAccess recently conducted its Advanced Biometric Access Control class at PSA-TEC. The CEU course is accredited by the ESA, BICSI, State of NJ and the State of Florida. The class walks students through the evolution of access control, providing a clear understanding of why each new technology succeeded its predecessor. Topics covered include why PIN code locks succeeded metal key ‘n lock systems, why barcode and mag stripe readers succeeded PIN code readers, what

Norbain adds Suprema and BioConnect products to access control line

Norbain announced it has added several new Suprema and BioConnect biometric products to its line of access control products, including BioConnect Identity Platform, Suprema BioStation A2 and L2, and BioConnect TeamWorks. The BioConnect Identity Platform enables the suite of Suprema biometric readers to integrate with the top access control systems around the globe, providing an opportunity for biometrics in both retrofit and legacy systems for access control As the newest biometric terminals from Suprema, both Suprema BioStation A2 and BioStation

HID Global wins award for biometrics deployment in two Chinese theme parks

HID Global has won the Best Use of Biometrics in a Commercial Setting Award at this year’s SMART Awards Asia 2016 for its Lumidigm biometrics deployment in two of China’s leading theme parks in Guangzhou province. SMART Awards Asia 2016 honors organizations and individuals that have demonstrated unparalleled excellence in the cards, payments, retail, e-commerce and banking industry. HID Global’s Lumidigm family of fingerprint sensors was deployed to manage visitors’ fingerprint authentication at the theme park gates, ticket booth and

SITA researching blockchain technology to store travelers ID details

SITA is researching blockchain technology as a platform that allows passengers to create and store their own secure biometric profile on their smartphone that could serve as proof of identity in an effort to streamline airport security processes, according to a report by Air Transport World. Airlines, security, border controls and other airport services could quickly scan the passenger’s biometric “token” to verify their identity, which would cut down on long queues and waiting periods. The passenger would retain all

Researchers use driving data to accurately identify individuals

Researchers from the University of Washington and the University of California at San Diego have discovered a way to identify drivers based solely on data gathered from the internal computer network, or CAN bus, of the vehicle their subjects were driving, according to a report by Wired. The researchers plan to present these findings in a study at the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium in Germany this July. The team found that the data gathered from just the car’s brake pedal