QiSQi develops mobile automated biometric ID system for law enforcement

QiSQi Identification Technologies developed the MABIS (mobile automated biometric identification system) platform and app that can register and identify fingerprints, faces, and iris within less than a second. The app operates on a standard Android mobile phone, enabling users to seamlessly and quickly deploy its capabilities without investing in any additional hardware. Equipped with mobile and touchless biometrics software from Diamond Fortress, the app obtains high-quality fingerprints via the mobile camera. The face recognition has 2D/3D enhancement features, which enables

Mount Airey Group, Acuant to release chip reader for passport authentication

Identity solutions firm Mount Airey Group, Inc. is partnering with data capture and authentication firm Acuant to release a comprehensive authentication solution for border control. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIP, will serve as an integral aspect of AssureID which is integrated with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport authentication technology. The partnership offers the first-to-market certificate chain validation for passports, including country-specific policy controls. Acuant CHIP conducts multiple authentication tests including basic access control (BAC) to cryptographically access

CBP will continue to engage with industry on biometric exit plans

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency recently updated the industry on its plans for biometric exit since it issued its initial request for information (RFI), CBP OIT Biometric Exit Acquisition last June, emphasizing that it will “continue to engage with industry regarding biometric exit,” according to a report by Homeland Security Today. The move comes a couple weeks after CBP detailed its biometric exit plans in the RFI, including the four biometric field tests the agency performed to

CBP details biometric entry/exit program plans

The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) is taking the next step of its development of a biometric entry/exit system program by reaching out to the industry with an RFI titled “CBP OIT Biometric Exit Acquisition“, as posted via the U.S. General Services Administration. As discussed in the previous RFI, which was issued on June 20, 2016, the CBP performed four biometric field tests to assess the operational viability of different biometric modalities and traveler processing procedures. These experiments

Revised immigration order calls for expedited completion of biometric entry/exit system for “in-scope” travelers

President Donald Trump has signed an updated version of his executive order on immigration, which calls for the expedited completion and implementation of a biometric entry/exit system for “in-scope” travelers, according to a report by FCW. The move comes six weeks after President Trump signed the initial executive order which included a proposal to establish a national biometric ID program for non-citizens entering and leaving the U.S. In addition to excluding Iraq from the list of majority-Muslim Middle Eastern countries

Identity Strategy Partners issues statement on Homeland Security RFP

Mark Crego, a partner at Identity Strategy Partners, issued a statement yesterday supporting the modernization of biometric identity management technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In his statement, the former chief architect of DHS’s biometric ID system noted that: “[t]he current DHS identity management system was designed to house up to 200 million people’s fingerprints, and support up to 250,000 identification transactions per day. Today the system has over 240 million identities and is conducting over 300,000 transactions

Japan providing $4.5m grant to strengthen Jordan’s biometric border control

The governments of Jordan and Japan have signed a 500 million yen (approximately US$4.5 million) grant agreement aimed at securing advanced devices and security solutions in five border posts to increase defense measures in the Kingdom, according to a report by The Jordan Times. The grant will supplement the previous 1 billion yen (approximately US$8.8 million) grant signed at the end of October for the Installation of IP Based Facial Recognition CCTV Systems at the border crossing points under the

INTERPOL World 2017 garners strong support from public and private sectors

The organizers of this summer’s INTERPOL World 2017 are already reporting strong support from public and private sectors. INTERPOL World provides a platform for collaborations, information sharing, innovations and solutions in response to security threats. The event takes a multi-stakeholder approach by engaging the government, private and public sectors to address future security menaces. At least 300 international manufacturers and solution providers will showcase their technologies to 10,000 security professionals and buyers from both public and private sectors. Market leaders

U.S. congressman supports mandatory biometric screening at U.S.-Canada border

As several members of upstate New York’s congressional delegation criticize a plan to move forward with biometric screening at U.S.-Canada border crossings, U.S. Rep. John Katko (R) says he supports the initiative, according to a report by Auburnpub.com. In an interview with The Citizen, Katko said that while he acknowledges the potential consequences that the screening could have on northern and western New York, he is primarily focused on how biometric technology could strengthen border security. “I think we can

WEF study identifies biometrics as key growth driver of international travel and security

The World Economic Forum published a study titled “Digital Borders: Enabling a secure, seamless and personalized journey”, which calls for a new approach to the way travelers move across borders in order to establish a balance between meeting the increasing demand for international travel and the need to strengthen border security. With the number of international travelers projected to increase by 46 percent to 1.8 billion per year by 2030, and governments focused on improving the safety of national borders,