Defense contractor selects BIO-key biometrics technology

A government defense contractor is securing employee access to its online infrastructure using the BIO-key SideSwipe fingerprint reader solution. SideSwipe offers native support for Windows Biometric Framework, which streamlines the implementation of biometric authentication into an enterprise network. The initial purchase order is valued at approximately $75K and will enable compliance with regulatory requirements for multi-factor authentication and, as the solution is deployed, will lead to additional opportunities . The unnamed contractor provides highly sensitive solutions to government and commercial

Integrated Biometrics ships 450 Five-O units to FBI amid growing demand

Integrated Biometrics has shipped 450 units of its Five-O mobile ten-finger enrollment and matching device for use by the FBI, to improve the agency’s field identification capabilities. Integrated Biometrics integration partner InCadence Strategic Solutions won the contract to provide the units for use with Federal Government software, giving FBI agents mobile identification capabilities in situations in which it was not previously available. The deal demonstrates the FBI’s confidence in being able to extend biometric technology closer to where identification is

Home Shopping Network to feature BIO-key fingerprint reader

BIO-key’s SideTouch fingerprint readers for Windows will be featured on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) Wednesday, September 27th airing during the 8 p.m. hour ET. SideTouch is compatible with Windows Hello, allowing users to substitute fingerprint authentication for their passwords/PIN and seamlessly sign in to their device. Users enroll by simply plugging the reader into their device’s USB port. Using SideTouch and Windows Hello, users can also access applications such as Dropbox, EnPass, 8 Zip, Cloud Drive!, FourBudget, ShareFile, Passwords

Thinking Software integrates ievo fingerprint readers with time and attendance software

Thinking Software has integrated its Rota Horizon software with fingerprint readers from ievo. “Our Rota Horizon software connects directly to the new ievo SQL database for data on readers, employees and their ‘fingerprint recognised’ events to generate the required time and attendance data,” David Hambidge, Thinking Software’s business development manager explained. “Rota Horizon will read the events from this database irrespective of the type of hardware being used at the back end, and then the front end provides all the

ievo fingerprint readers can now be integrated with Texecom security alarm system

ievo announced that its fingerprint readers can now be integrated with Texecom’s security alarm systems, making biometric access control technology more accessible to the domestic and smaller SME markets. The integration of ievo fingerprint readers with Texecom’s Premier Elite Series of control panel systems provides a single comprehensive system architecture and peripheral range of devices managed by biometric access control. As a result, intruder alarm systems can be activated and disarmed by reading a registered fingerprint. The system can also be extended

IdentiMetrics brings biometric tech to Pennsylvania school district lunch lines

In an effort to prove to the federal government that the district is actually serving the number of students that it claims to feed, the Hazleton Area school district in Pennsylvania has selected biometrics technology from IdentiMetrics. All students in the district have eaten free lunches and breakfasts since 2015 when the federal government implemented a program aimed at reducing hunger. Board President Jared O’Donnell explained that fingerprint records will be able to prove to the federal government that the

Australian government agency to use BIO-key biometrics technology

An unnamed Australian government agency has selected BIO-key International’s ID Director for Windows software and SideSwipe fingerprint readers to enable fingerprint authentication for agency employees across the country. The agreement marks BIO-key’s first notable contract in Australia, supporting further business development opportunities within government, healthcare, financial, retail, and enterprise markets throughout the nation. The contract was facilitated by BIO-key’s new distribution partner Aquion Pty Ltd, which will establish a local channel to market biometric software and hardware solutions to enterprise

Suprema features its range of biometric security solutions at Security Twenty 17 North

Suprema is featuring its latest range of biometric security solutions today at Security Twenty 17 North at Harrogate in the UK. The biometrics and security solutions provider will showcase its latest facial recognition access control terminal, FaceStation 2, as well as 2nd generation fingerprint IP readers and security platform. According to a company release, the new FaceStation 2 has been improved by an enhanced algorithm, new optical structure, class leading 1.4GHz quad-core CPU and performs fast face matching of up

BIO-key announces DDS as a major OEM customer in Japan

Japanese security solutions provider DDS Inc. has selected BIO-key’s SideSwipe fingerprint scanners to provide secure biometric authentication for its custom, Windows-based authentication solutions. DDS, which develops and delivers information security products to enterprise customers throughout Asia, has purchased an initial 30,000 devices for deployment in customer implementations. DDS is a system integrator for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Group, Japan’s largest telecom, governmental organization and corporate customer. “After researching options for an affordable, Windows-compatible fingerprint reader, BIO-key’s compact readers, which

SecuGen and M2SYS partner on new software suite

M2SYS Technology announced a new partnership to help customers using SecuGen fingerprint readers accelerate their projects with a suite of cloud-based biometric identification management software tools called CloudABIS. The partnership will help to speed deployment and facilitate the software development process for SecuGen’s global partner network. “Implementation of biometric identity management projects often poses a host of challenges such as integration, development obstacles, licensing issues, and on-going maintenance which cost precious time, resources, and money,” explained Mizan Rahman, founder of