Cross Match Technologies and DigitalPersona Make First Appearance as “Crossmatch”

Cross Match Technologies and DigitalPersona, which merged in April, have debuted a new, unified brand identity, “Crossmatch”, at CARTES Paris 2014, a prominent digital security industry conference. According to its announcement, Crossmatch launched the new company name and logo on Tuesday, as well as a website that reflects its new brand identity for the first time. “The integration process moved quickly because the two companies were highly complementary in terms of product portfolios, service offerings, market coverage and strategic focus,”

Cross Match to offer biometrics solutions through UK government cloud

Cross Match has just announced the debut of its biometric solutions to enable criminal booking, mobile ID, enrollment and border verification, and identification on the UK’s G-Cloud CloudStore. CloudStore is an online marketplace where suppliers can offer their software, infrastructure or platform “as a service” to the UK public sector via the G-Cloud framework. The G-Cloud framework provides vendors with the opportunity to sell ready-to-deploy services to public sector clients instantly. The G-Cloud framework provides a simplified, streamlined process for

United Airlines Installs 20 BorderXpress APC Kiosks at Newark Liberty

United Airlines announced it has installed 20 BorderXpress automated passport control kiosks, developed by the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), in the Terminal C customs hall at Newark Liberty International Airport. The new BorderXpress APC kiosks will help facilitate a quicker, more customer-friendly experience when United customers enter through U.S. Customs and Border Protection services, by enabling them to scan their passport and fill out their customs declaration before they interact with a CBP officer. The kiosks, which were developed by

Cross Match launches new Guardian device for biometric APC kiosks, eGates

Cross Match has just announced the launch of its new Guardian Module at the Security Document World exhibition. According to the company, this new iteration of the Guardian offers a comprehensive biometric capture solution that features ten-print technology, biometric middleware and a user interface designed to integrate with automated passport control kiosks and eGates. “The Guardian Module leverages our industry leadership in biometric enrollment and, in particular, our Guardian line of ten-print fingerprint scanner technology and biometric middleware,” Cross Match CEO

Panama City Police to purchase Cross Match fingerprint biometric device

The Panama City Police Department is set to purchase fingerprint biometrics technology from Cross Match Technologies. According to a report in WJHG, the police department will use more than $10,000 of federal forfeiture funds to purchase the machine. This particular device sends data to the state. Currently, the Panama City Police Department record and analyze fingerprints using ink. Law enforcement communities have historically been some of the earliest adopters of biometric identification technologies. Its use in law enforcement has a

YVR upgrades automated airport kiosks with Cross Match biometrics

The Vancouver Airport Authority has announced an upgrade to its BorderXpress kiosks, with new biometric technology from Cross March that enables international travelers with Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval to use BorderXpress. “Our goal is, and has always been, to lead the transformation of the travel experience,” Craig Richmond, President & CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority said. “By expanding our Automated PAssPort Control capabilities to include travelers from visa-waiver countries, we are continuing to help airports modernize for improved

Top Biometrics News Stories, Week of April 26

Biometrics Week in Review: Cross Match acquires DigitalPersona, update on SmartMetric’s biometrics-activated card, NEC’s facial recognition PC unlock app, Samsung and PayPal opt for Nok Nok authentication, new touchless fingerprint authentication SDK for mobile devices, biometric bitcoin ATM in Australia, biometric live scanners for 2016 Ugandan elections, facial recognition system for UK Passport Office and Pupils and Irises: A closer look at biometric technologies in schools. Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on

Cross Match acquires DigitalPersona

Cross Match has just announced the acquisition of DigitalPersona and the appointment of Rich Agostinelli as CEO of the new combined company. The definitive merger agreement between Cross Match and DigitalPersona will see the two companies combined and remain headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. According to the companies, the new merger now makes them the largest independent provider of biometric identity management solutions. “While the two companies will operate independently in the near-term, the complementary nature of their products,

Cross Match announces platinum sponsorship for Connect: ID

Cross Match has announced that it will serve as a platinum sponsor of the upcoming Connect: ID conference and exhibition, set to take place next week in Washington, DC. “We are pleased to be a sponsor of this important and timely identity conference and exhibition in Washington, DC,” John Hinmon, head of marketing for Cross Match said. “Global events continue to remind us of the urgent need for greater cooperation between nations and further adoption of proven biometric technologies to verify

Cross Match gets business innovation award

Cross Match Technologies has just been honored by the British Consul General and the UK Trade & Investment Office at the GREAT Business Innovation Awards 2014 gala, held during BritWeek, last week in Miami, Florida. Specifically, Cross Match was recognized in the innovation category of Service Provision for previous success in support of the UK Home Office (UKBA) and its current drive to increase its UK footprint and grow its European business. “We are pleased to be recognized for our contribution