ievo announces new fingerprint reader deployment

UK-based biometric recognition systems manufacturer ievo has supplied its “ultimate” fingerprint readers as an integral part of the security for the multi-million refurbishment and restoration of the Tyne Pedestrian and Cyclist Tunnels. The fingerprint readers have been installed at access turnstiles to both ends of the unique construction site, effectively securing access to the entire site and the construction staff. “Access through the two full height turnstiles at each end of the site is controlled by the biometric readers,” explained

WFP education program in Pakistan using biometrics to verify identity

The World Food Programme’s (WFP) first cash-based assistance initiative for secondary school girls in Pakistan will be supported by biometric attendance data. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Secretariat education program will serve the semi-autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan, which will see participation from about 15,000 female students in 179 middle and high schools in 7 FATA agencies and the frontier regions. All girls who attend at least 80 percent of classes each month will receive a cash grant

Iris ID providing biometric ID technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport

Iris ID is providing biometric identification technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport in Dohato, enabling travelers to pass through self-service security e-gates in as little as 10 seconds. The two-step process is available for free to all Qatar residents, in which passengers are prompted to place their ID cards or passports on a reader which opens a gate to a second portal. Iris scans or fingerprint readers are then used to verify the traveler’s identity before opening the last barrier

Startek releases PIV certified fingerprint module FM300E for e-KYC

Taiwanese biometrics technology firm Startek has released fingerprint module FM300E, the company’s latest personal identity verification (PIV) certified solution for e-KYC (electronic know your customer) applications. FM300E includes the company’s identity verification and cloud-based fingerprint recognition technology called Bio-server. The new fingerprint module builds on the success of Startek’s FC320U (PIV certified), which is used as enrollment tool by various governments and banks worldwide for fingerprint databases. The CMOS-based optical sensor captures images and verifies fingerprints at a high speed.

Safran providing software, manufacturing capacities for Mastercard biometric card

Safran Identity & Security is providing biometric card software and manufacturing capacities for Mastercard’s next generation biometric card. The new payment card combines chip technology and biometrics to provide a strong and convenient authentication method at the Point of Sale (POS). Cardholders can place their finger onto the card, at which point their fingerprint is matched against the biometric template on the card. By linking a person’s biometric identity to a payment card, Safran is opening up a wide range

Goodix fingerprint technology featured in Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi has launched its Mi 6 smartphone featuring Goodix’s Invisible Fingerprint Sensor (IFS) technology. Goodix’s IFS is an integrated fingerprint sensor and touch panel solution that authenticates a user’s fingerprint through the glass panel of mobile devices. Earlier this year, Goodix was named a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Awards Winner for its live fingerprint authentication solution.

Mastercard unveils biometric card, completed trials in South Africa

Mastercard has unveiled its biometric card, which combines chip technology with fingerprints to seamlessly and safely verify cardholder’s identity for in-store purchases. The credit card firm initially tested the technology in the South African market, having recently completed two separate trials with supermarket retailer Pick n Pay and Absa Bank. The company is also planning additional trials in Europe and Asia Pacific in the coming months, followed by a full roll out later this year “Consumers are increasingly experiencing the

Zwipe introducing its biometric smartcard at Seamless Asia

Zwipe is introducing its dual-interface payment card at Seamless Asia, currently being held in Singapore. The biometrics-based payments solution is the first of its kind to fully integrate EMV compatible contact and contactless transactions. The ISO and EMV compliant card operates without the need for a battery, allowing end-users to make limitless contactless transactions. All biometric information is securely encrypted only on the card meaning that the solution works without the need for a database. “We have been working diligently

Navy bases transitioning to biometric ID system for access control

The U.S. Navy is currently transitioning from its previous verification system to an improved identity authentication and force protection system, which is expected to take six months to complete, according to a report by San Diego Union Tribune. The Navy Installations Command in Washington, D.C. ordered commanders to immediately begin switching over to the Defense Biometrics Identification Systems (DBIDS), which is currently being used for access gates at Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE). The move comes nearly four years

InAuth adds biometric authentication to its mobile security platform

InAuth has formally launched InMobile Biometrics, which adds biometric authentication to InMobile’s core capabilities. InMobile Biometrics combines fingerprint authentication technology with InAuth’s InMobile solution to deliver a device identification solution with fully integrated and secure biometric recognition. The solution leverages a mobile device’s native fingerprint sensor to authenticate users, offering strong two-factor (2FA) security. “This makes perfect sense for InAuth, as we are on the end point, the consumer’s device, to begin with,” said Michael Lynch, chief strategy officer at