Vision-Box’s ABC eGates clear 10M passengers at major Australian airports

Vision-Box announced that 10 million passengers have been successfully processed through its Automated Border Control eGates installed at Australian international airports since last year. Using Vision-Box’s Automated Border Clearance solution, passengers of all ages and nationalities are able to leave the country by displaying their passport and looking directly at a camera to clear the border. It took approximately 12 months to install an unparalleled Automated Border Control infrastructure in Departures Halls at eight major airports throughout Australia, including in

Uruguay Airport implements Vision-Box biometric border control technologies

Puerta del Sur S.A. (part of Corporación America and concessionary of the Carrasco International Airport), and the National Direction of Migration of Uruguay have been working together to develop a significant overhaul of the border control procedures. These border control procedure renovations are being conducted in the scope of SISCA, a comprehensive program that analyzes, develops and implements the best technologies and procedures to control and secure airport facilities, verify travelers and cargo, as well as facilitate passengers along their

Biometrics Institute releases findings from 2016 industry survey

The Biometrics Institute has released to its members the full report on the findings of the 2016 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey. The annual report, now in its seventh year, provides insights into different trends and emerging developments in the biometrics industry. The survey was distributed to all Biometrics Institute members, other key stakeholders and media contacts (approximately 6000 individuals in total) in May and closed in early June. The findings are based on the feedback of over 200 individuals from

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