EPFL, Global ID developing 3D finger vein recognition system

EPFL’s Security and Cryptography Laboratory has partnered with startup Global ID to develop an encryption technique for processing biometric data captured via 3D finger vein recognition, a system the researchers say is nearly impossible to forge, according to a report by TechXplore. Using 3D vein imaging technology developed by the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny, the University of Applied Sciences in Sion (HES-SO Valais-Wallis) and Global ID, the new identification system can process data more safely than current standards. “Two-dimensional

UK music venue implements finger vein biometrics solution to authenticate payments

In an effor to reduce wait times at the bar while introducing more secure transactions, a music venue in the UK has deployed Sthaler’s biometrics-based payment solution Fingopay, according to a report by Finextra. The Fingopay reader works by shining a near-infrared light through the user’s finger, which illuminates the finger veins before capturing the final image. Users can then register the unique finger vein pattern as their preferred payment method, at which point the pattern is encrypted into a

American Green selects M2SYS finger vein reader for biometric authentication

American Green, a technology company in the medical cannabis industry, has selected the M2SYS finger vien reader to integrate with the American Green Machine (AGM), a custom vending solution for dispensaries. M2SYS will provide its M2-FingerVein finger vein reader for the AGM. The finger vein reader works by passing near-infrared light through the finger which is partially absorbed by the hemoglobin in the veins allowing an image to be recorded on a CCD camera. The M2SYS solution is designed to

Hitachi demonstrates new finger vein authentication system

At the Social Innovation Forum 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi demonstrated its new finger vein authentication system which uses a standard smartphone camera with software to validate the identity of a user, according to a report by TelecomAsia.net. Hitachi said this is the first time a solution of its kind has been demonstrated. The vein authentication system, which does not need any specialized hardware, can easily authorize the identity of returning customers for online shopping. Hitachi is hoping to introduce

FlexEnable, ISORG launch flexible fingerprint sensor with 500 dpi resolution

Flexible organic electronics developer FlexEnable, and ISORG, a developer of organic photodetectors and large area image sensors in printed electronics, have jointly released a flexible fingerprint sensor with 500 dpi image resolution. The companies say the new product is the only flexible fingerprint sensor that offers such high resolution, making it suitable for applications requiring standard-compliant fingerprint enrolment and/or identification. The optical sensor is ultra-thin, light and robust, and can be seamlessly integrated into a range of products including fingerprint

Commercial Bank of Qatar introduces finger vein biometrics for ATM authentication

Banking software solution provider 01 Systems announced today that the Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) has deployed its finger vein biometrics solution that enables customers to access their account at Commercial Bank branches and ATMs with finger vein scanners without need for a bank card or PIN number. This technology incorporates finger vein devices from biometrics hardware manufacturer mofiria Corporation and is integrated with ATMs from NCR Corporation. Bank CEO Joseph Abraham said: “Biometric security features are an important tool

Mofiria to release a USB-connected finger vein authentication device

mofiria plans to release a new USB-connected finger vein authentication device in October. The Japanese firm expects to sell 20,000 on the new FVA-U4ST devices in the first year due to domestic demand for a secure solution to support national identification number systems, and increasing overseas demand for biometrics solutions in Asia and Middle East. This device adopts a flat finger placement method which helps decrease issues on installation and operation. It can also support the matching process inside the

ZKAccess continues to expand outside field sales force

Biometrics and RFID security solutions provider ZKAccess has retained manufacturers’ rep firm Marktek to service the United States mid-Atlantic region. According to the company website, Marktek, Inc. concentrates quality sales efforts on system products and works in partnership with manufacturers to provide a total marketing program and focus on a limited number of integrated product lines permitting a synergetic presentation. Marktek has over 30 years of experience in the Life Safety & Electronic Security Industry, and its President, Ted Leventhal,

ZKAccess educates NJESA members on biometric security solutions

Biometrics and RFID security solutions provider ZKAccess met with over 50 ESA members at the recent New Jersey Electronic Security Association (NJESA) Annual Symposium and Expo. The Symposium and Expo brings together New Jersey ESA members for two days of CEU course instruction, a vendor expo and networking opportunities. Held at the end of February in Atlantic City, attendees who visited the ZKAccess booth learned how to leverage low cost biometric security technology to further grow their business and gain

Japanese finger vein biometrics firm expands into Hong Kong

Japanese biometrics firm T4U is opening a Hong Kong office as it expands the use of its finger vein identification technology beyond its home market, according to a report by South China Morning Post (SCMP). T4U is developing the technology for use in financial institutions. It captures a user’s finger vein profile by passing light from infrared LEDs through the finger. “Fingerprints and irises are on the outside of the body, but veins are inside the body … so using