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

MasterCard, First Tech FCU to pilot biometric identification program

First Tech Federal Credit Union and MasterCard will introduced a pilot program later this year that enables First Tech FCU members to authorize their financial transactions via biometric identification, according to a report by Credit Union Times. “We are extremely pleased that MasterCard has chosen to partner with First Tech to pilot new payment methods,” said Terry Rodrick, vice president of cards and payments at First Tech. “Biometrics may seem very James Bond- like but the reality is fraudsters are

VMware unveils AirWatch 8 with biometric integration

VMware recently unveiled AirWatch 8, the first major update to its enterprise mobility management platform since the company acquired AirWatch in January 2014, according to a report by Fierce Mobile IT. The AirWatch update includes hundreds of improvements to the system that simplify the mobile management process for IT and end users, as well as adds new features to enable the next generation of mobile enterprise apps. IT departments will benefit from unified endpoint management for almost all devices in

ElevenPaths offers two new biometric authentication and digital technology solutions

Telefónica cybersecurity subsidiary, ElevenPaths, announced it has integrated biometric authentication and digital signature technology into its identity solutions, according to a report by Computer Business Review. ElevenPaths’ new solutions, SmartID and SealSign, are based on technology developed by SmartAccess, which Telefónica previously acquired. SmartID combines different authenticators including smart cards, RFID/NFC devices and biometric fingerprint recognition to allow for more secure user authentication when accessing applications and physical equipment. In addition, SealSign is an electronic document-signing platform that works with