Baltimore police to purchase Booz Allen Hamilton portable fingerprint devices

The Baltimore police force will purchase five portable biometric fingerprint devices to help crime scene technicians to better solve criminal cases, according to a report by The Baltimore Sun. At a Board of Estimates meeting held on Wednesday, the city approved the $30,000 purchase of five Booz Allen Hamilton VAMPIRE tactical forensic devices through a sole-source contract from Information Technology Solutions. The devices will be purchased using federal grant funds. Booz Allen first introduced the portable biometric device in October,

Precise Biometrics and FPC technology integrated in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate its mobile fingerprint recognition software, Precise BioMatch Mobile, in Huawei’s new Honor 7i smartphone. Although Precise Biometrics does not explicitly specify the smartphone model, the company’s press release does, in fact, display a photo of Huawei Honor 7i. ”We are pleased to see that Precise BioMatch Mobile has been integrated in this new model as well,” said Håkan Persson, CEO of Precise Biometrics. “This is the fourth

Precise Biometrics licenses Precise BioMatch Mobile to ELAN

Precise Biometrics has partnered with Taiwanese sensor manufacturer ELAN Microelectronics Corporation in which it will license Precise BioMatch Mobile, its fingerprint recognition product for mobile devices. The license agreement will generate royalty revenue based on sales of fingerprint sensors from ELAN, which are volume dependant and cannot be forecasted at this time. The contract also includes a limited initial fixed fee for the right to integrate and use Precise BioMatch Mobile, as well as for support and maintenance, which will

Precise Biometrics integrates Precise BioMatch Mobile in new smartphone

Precise Biometrics announced that it has partnered with Fingerprint Cards (FPC) to integrate its Precise BioMatch Mobile in yet another smartphone whose name was not disclosed. This marks the tenth time in the past year that Precise BioMatch Mobile has been launched within a smartphone model. From the third quarter of the year, this latest integration will generate license revenue, whose value will be determined based on the number of sensors FPC delivers to the mobile phone manufacturer. ”We have

Philippine National Police deploy NEC fingerprint identification system

NEC Corporation announced that NEC Philippines has deployed a new Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Manila in an effort to maintain a database of fingerprint records used for criminal identification purposes. The new AFIS will enable law enforcement to compare sets of fingerprints recovered from crime scenes and match them against a database of known and unknown fingerprints. The system provides three times faster search capabilities to identify crime suspects when compared to

MSU fellowship fund will support doctoral-level research in biometric recognition

Michigan State University announced it is using an anonymous $400,000 cash gift from a former Computer Science and Engineering student to fund doctoral-level research on pattern recognition, computer vision, and biometric recognition. The Anil K. Jain Endowed Graduate Fellowship is an anonymous gift from an international businessman who was a visiting scholar in computer graphics and image processing in Jain’s laboratory during the early 1980s. Jain is a university distinguished professor of Computer Science and Engineering at MSU, who has

Suprema, Genetec announce integration for biometric access control solution

Suprema has integrated its biometric devices into Genetec, Inc.’s Security Center unified security platform through Entertech Systems’ BioConnect 3.0 identity management platform, to offer an advanced identity management solution. The products work together to simplify the process of deploying, enrolling and managing biometrics for secure access control in any scenario. Suprema integrated a range of biometric devices into Genetec Security Center, including BioStation T2, BioStation, BioEntry Plus, BioEntry W, BioLite Net and BioMini. “Suprema is very pleased to integrate its

Global government biometrics market to reach $10.2b in 2025: report

A new report by Strategic Defence Intelligence titled “The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2015-2025” projects the global biometric systems market to grow at a CAGR of 8.70% from $4.4 billion in 2015 to reach a peak of $10.2 billion by 2025. The report, available for purchase at Research and Markets, offers a detailed analysis of the global government biometric systems market with market size forecasts covering the next 10 years, including the major drivers, trends, and challenges faced by

Windows 10 to feature biometric verification system, password-free identification

The upcoming release of Windows 10 will feature Microsoft’s new biometric security system Hello, which will allow users to unlock their phone, tablet or PC by scanning their face, eyeball or fingerprints, according to a report by the Financial Review. Microsoft announced details about the new Hello feature on the Windows blog, in which Microsoft corporate vice president Joe Belfiore said that the biometric system will enable you to “just show your face, or touch your finger, to new devices

Rockwell Collins, Atkins to deploy biometric identity management solutions for airports

Avionics and IT systems firm Rockwell Collins is integrating its ARINC vMUSE and ARINC Veripax technologies with the Atkins identity management toolkit, enabling airports to verify travelers using biometric identification. Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE is compatible with a range of biometric modalities, including fingerprint, facial recognition and iris scan enabling it to deliver a plug-and-play solution that can be implemented quickly and easily. The solution allows for a phased rollout of biometric processing, with airline or gate-specific rules permitting the