Biometrics reports from Persistence Market Research and Technavio

Persistence Market Research has published a new report entitled “Face and Voice Biometrics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2015 – 2021”. The report finds the major drivers for the face and voice biometrics market include growth in e-passport program, government support, biometrics in smartphones, use of biometric technology in banking and healthcare, extensive use in criminal identification, use of biometric technologies in election administration and growing need for large scale supervision at public meetings. As for the key challenges

Morpho wins NZ Customs eGates contract, forms biometrics research partnership

Morpho (Safran) announced that it signed a new 5-year agreement with New Zealand Customs Services (NZCS) through to 2020. The announcement comes a couple of months after it was revealed that the New Zealand government is investing asset sales to fund an additional 29 next-generation SmartGates at its airports. As a result, NZCS will rollout an initial nine new generation Morpho e-Gates this year at Auckland international airport, with the option to purchase new and replacement gates over the next

Enterprise biometrics and vein recognition research from Tractica and Technavio

Research analyst firms Tractica and Technavio have each published individual reports on biometrics for enterprise applications, and vein recognition biometrics, respectively. Tractica’s “Biometrics for Enterprise Applications” report examines the market for enterprise applications for biometrics horizontally across all industries, including 10-year forecasts for the period from 2015 through 2024. One of the report’s top findings it that enterprise biometrics devices and software licenses will reach 142 million annually by 2024. According to the report, enterprises around the world are growing

Researchers find that DNA could be used for effective archival purposes

Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) have discovered that DNA could be used to store digital data and preserve essential knowledge for thousands of years, according to a report by The Telegraph. ETH scientists exploring the archival capabilities of DNA performed a test in which it downloaded error-free data after the equivalent of 2,000 years. The researchers are now tasked with developing a method of searching for information encoded in strands of DNA contained in a drop

FBI opens Biometrics Technology Center in West Virginia

The FBI will open a new four-story, 360,000-square-foot biometrics facility on August 11 at the agency’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division campus in Clarksburg, West Virginia, according to a report by The Exponent Telegram. The opening comes more than a year after the FBI announced it was partnering with the Department of Defense to expand the FBI center campus in Clarksburg, West Virginia with the addition of the Biometrics Technology Center. “The Biometrics Technology Center will be the center for

New research proves that fingerprint accuracy remains unchanged over time

A Michigan State University professor and his former Ph.D. student have published a new paper that proves that fingerprint recognition accuracy between two comparable fingerprints remains the same over time. “We wanted to answer the question that has plagued law enforcement and forensic science for decades: Is fingerprint pattern persistent over time?” said Anil Jain, professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University. “We have now determined, with multilevel statistical modeling, that fingerprint recognition accuracy remains stable over

NEXT Biometrics CEO says sensor size does matter

NEXT Biometrics recently commissioned the largest, commercial fingerprint sensor test ever conducted, which found that fingerprint sensor accuracy directly correlates to the size of sensors used. The report, conducted at the University Carlos III of Madrid noted that the smaller the image collected by a fingerprint sensor, the larger the rejection during acquisition, and the higher the error rates generated by the device. The study conducted by Professor Raul Sanchez-Reillo, Director of GUTI, known as the University Group for Identification

MSU fellowship fund will support doctoral-level research in biometric recognition

Michigan State University announced it is using an anonymous $400,000 cash gift from a former Computer Science and Engineering student to fund doctoral-level research on pattern recognition, computer vision, and biometric recognition. The Anil K. Jain Endowed Graduate Fellowship is an anonymous gift from an international businessman who was a visiting scholar in computer graphics and image processing in Jain’s laboratory during the early 1980s. Jain is a university distinguished professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MSU, who has

European Association for Biometrics to host second European research conference

European Association for Biometrics announced it is organizing the EAB Research Projects Conference 2015 (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management on September 7-8 at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. The second EAB Research Projects Conference 2015, which is funded by the European Commission, will be colocated with the IEEE BIOSIG conference that will take place later that same week. The EAB and numerous EU FP7 projects, namely FIDELITY, FastPass, BEAT, FutureID, MobilePass,

ICRI-CIR to present at European Association for Biometrics research conference

ICRI-CRI – KU Leuven announced it will be participating in the second EAB Research Projects Conference (EAB-RPC), Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of Biometrics and Identity Management, held at Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt, Germany on September 7-8. The Interdisciplinary Centre for Law & ICT (ICRI) is a research centre at the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven dedicated to advance and promote legal knowledge about the information society through research and teaching. Funded by the European Commission,