Security operative booking app secured by BioSSL biometric platform

BioSSL is delivering biometrics-based web security and mobile biometric verification to ArmourAgent, a global real-time security operative booking and logistics web application. ArmourAgent allows security operatives to register their resume, qualifications and locations and security agencies can post contracts or find security operatives. BioSSL’s biometrics-as-a-service solution secures ArmourAgent’s members’ sensitive information on the web platform with its face verification technology and allows agencies who are hiring security operatives to verify the identity of the member by using the BioSSL mobile

IARPA, NIST hosting face recognition challenge to improve accuracy

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), has launched the Face Recognition Prize Challenge (FRPC) with a total of $50,000 in cash prizes. The challenge, which is organized in partnership with National Institute of Standards and Technology, is designed to improve core face recognition accuracy and expand the breadth of capture conditions and environments suitable for successful face recognition. The Challenge if comprised of two components. The face identification component

Tascent releases compact iris and face recognition system

Tascent has released Tascent InSight One, a compact iris and face recognition system designed for high throughput enrollment, identification, and authentication. InSight One can be integrated in a range of next generation applications in consumer travel and border management, access control, financial services, and identity programs. The system captures dual iris and face images in about 2 seconds, at a distance of 0.5 to 1.0m (20 to 40 inches) and easily accommodating users across a wide range of heights. The

HYPR Corp. develops biometric shopping platform for retailers

HYPR Corp. has launched a secure biometric shopping platform designed for the eCommerce sector, which enables Fortune 500 enterprises to deliver secure, passwordless experiences to their customers across mobile, desktop, and IoT systems. The announcement comes in advance of the National Retail Foundation’s Annual Convention & EXPO aka “Retail’s BIG Show”, held January 15 to 17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Designed to curb personal data theft, HYPR’s cybersecurity solution decentralizes the storage of

Aadhaar program surpasses one billion people registered

NEC Corporation announced that the number of people registered for India’s Aadhaar Program operated by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has passed one billion this past April. NEC provides a large-scale biometrics identification system that utilizes fingerprints, face images, and iris images for this national identification system. NEC’s biometrics identification system uses three types of biometric information – fingerprints, face images, and iris images – to prevent people from being registered twice. This system can handle more than

Samsung SDS to use Sensory’s TrulySecure, adds biometric authentication to Oracle’s IAM

Samsung SDS, Samsung Group’s IT service provider, has partnered with Sensory Inc. to provide customers with a more secure and convenient approach to mobile banking and enterprise authentication services. Samsung SDS will use Sensory’s TrulySecure software which requires no specialized hardware or biometric scanners, yet provides the use of face and voice biometrics, for secure user authentication. The partnership offers financial and enterprise customers a seamless and convenient user experience without any lengthy authentication processes. Samsung’s SDS FIDO Client product

Anil Jain elected Foreign Fellow by Indian National Academy of Engineering

Biometrics expert Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) reports MSU Today. The INAE is an academy of distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines, and functions as an apex body to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology and the related sciences and disciplines in India and their application to

UAE airports implementing Morpho’s iris at a distance technology

Morpho (Safran) has recently implemented several new touchless biometric technologies, such as on-the-move, non-intrusive systems, which have helped open up new opportunities in the field of border control. Biometric technologies are slowly being implemented in airports around the world, including those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, the adoption process takes a considerable amount of time as contact methods of fingerprinting continue to have their share of concerns regarding hygiene and cultural customs against contact in some regions of

NEC demonstrating biometrics solutions at Enterprise Connect 2016

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) will feature technology solutions that help companies “Discover the Power of the Smart Enterprise” at the Enterprise Connect 2016 conference this week in Orlando, Florida. The NEC booth is designed as a “Smart Enterprise”, representing different departments within a company and showcases NEC’s portfolio of communications, analytics, security, cloud, biometrics and technology solutions that can maximize the power of any communications network. NEC technology solutions to be showcased include: SMART Receptionist; SMART Data Center; SMART

Cadence to offer Sensory’s TrulySecure facial recognition on Tensilica Vision P5 DSPs

Cadence Design Systems announced that Sensory’s TrulySecure face authentication software is now available on the Cadence Tensilica Vision P5 digital signal processor (DSP). Sensory’s software enables mobile designers to easily reduce the power required for face authentication to unlock a mobile phone, tablet, or their Internet of Things (IoT) device using the standard camera function. Using a standard mobile phone camera, Sensory’s face recognition technology identifies the user and authenticates his or her face to unlock the device. By using