The Biometric Citizen

Biometrics is becoming more familiar in the commercial marketplace, but it has a relatively long history of use by governments worldwide — not only to lower security risks and mitigate fraud, but also to improve delivery of goods and services to citizens. The focus on strong personal identification is the best means of achieving these objectives. Whether the application is border control or benefit disbursement, knowing the identity of whomever is gaining access to a country, service or privilege is

Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum

Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum June 29 | Washington, DC In order to survey and discuss DHS advances in biometrics, the Secure Identity and Biometrics Association (SIBA) will host the Biometrics and Identity Innovations Forum in Washington, D.C. on June 29, 2016. The Forum will feature experts and senior officials from CBP, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DHS Office of Biometrics and Identity Management (OBIM), and the FBI’s Biometrics Center of Excellence. The

Technavio report finds North American biometrics market to exceed $8B by 2020

Technavio recently published a new research study titled ‘Biometrics Market in North America 2016-2020,’ which forecasts the biometrics market in North America to reach over $8 billion in revenue by 2020. The comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of market growth in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. The report states that the Increasing complexity of cyber-attacks and data pilferage, along with the growing awareness about security risks have driven end-users to adopt more secure, multimodal authentication solutions. “A

Vision-Box discusses its border control solution at Portuguese government conference on migrant crisis

The Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service and its union held a conference last week under the theme “Europe and the refugees – risks and opportunities” to debate the migrant crisis and to understand how prepared the country is to effectively answer challenges. The conference took place in Lisbon and was attended by the highest-ranking authorities of the Portuguese Government and of National Border Control, and sponsor Vision-Box, a close partner of the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service (SEF). SEF has

Neurotechnology releases automated biometric ID system

Neurotechnology has released the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), a comprehensive system designed for deploying large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can rapidly and accurately process multiple complex biometric transactions using any combination of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. The system uses the core technology of MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator, which have been used in a broad range of national-scale biometric identification projects, including national voter registration, biometric passport and ID, border control and criminal records systems. The quality

Digital Signal demonstrates facial recognition at middle eastern security conference

Digital Signal Corporation (DSC) and its partner International Golden Group (IGG) demonstrated its portfolio of security solutions at this month`s International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience 2016 (ISNR) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During the show, the company demonstrated its DSC software suite which, combined with its proprietary true 3D imaging technology, enables governments and commercial businesses to perform facial recognition with the highest accuracy available. They also demonstrated its CES system, a facial recognition solution that utilizes

Barbados defers introducing biometric entry/exit screening program

Barbados has deferred its plan to introduce new immigration policies that would see Barbadians fingerprinted when leaving and entering the island, according to a report in The Daily Observer. The Barbados Immigration Department said that “until further notice, no passengers, whether Barbadian or non-national, will be required to be fingerprinted”. Just last month it was announced that, in an effort to bring Barbados in line with other international ports of entry, the country’s immigration department would be fingerprinting anyone entering

Vision-Box introducing new biometric passenger platform at connect:ID

Vision-Box will be demonstrating its biometrics passenger processing system at connect:ID next week in Washington, D.C. In a statement, the company said it has developed “an innovative integrated approach to border management and traveler facilitation, which includes a powerful orchestration platform connecting different land, air and sea border immigration systems with traveler-centric self-service touchpoints for biometric verification at every Entry/Exit port of a country”. Using facial biometrics as a single token, the streamlined, paperless method authenticates passengers from check-in to

Northrop Grumman to demo its biometric ecosystem at WEST 2016

Global security company Northrop Grumman is showcasing its key maritime defense capabilities during WEST 2016, a naval conference and exposition taking place this week in San Diego. One such solution the company is showcasing at its booth this year is its Biometric Ecosystem, a comprehensive range of biometric intelligence solutions for military, law enforcement, counterterrorism and border control. The Biometric Ecosystem includes multi-modal capture, storage, matching, performance monitoring, modeling, simulation and biometric-enabled intelligence functions. The company is also featuring Fire

Vision-Box ABC eGates installed at Viracopos International Airport

Viracopos International Airport installed Vision-Box’s automated border control (ABC) eGates at the end of 2015 and has already processing thousands of passengers during its first month in operation. Viracopos is one of the largest air traffic centers in Brazil, with 10.3 million passengers moving through the airport annually. President-Director of Viracopos International Airport, Gustavo Müssnich commented, “After Viracopos reached a record in passenger volume in a single year, this new technology has arrived to make the airport journey much more