Pakistan’s Punjab Forensic Science Agency to develop fingerprint database

Pakistan’s home department is investing Rs495 million (US$7.7 million) in developing an Automated Fingerprints Information System (AFIS) for the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) by June 2018, according to a report by Tribune. Initially, 40 AFIS scanners will be deployed at selected prisons of Punjab to build a database of prison inmates and at PFSA satellite stations established at divisional headquarters. The system is upgradeable as needed. A comparable database was previously implemented for the crime registration offices of the

This bank in Thailand enabled biometric access for their mobile app

Passwords have long been an outdated form of authentication, and are often the weak link in an otherwise solid security process. The world’s most popular password is 123456, with the second being 123456789. Ouch. Mobile devices are now being developed to include a new form of authentication related to biometric data. In short, the technology allows you to unlock your device via your fingerprint, voice, facial contours and even your iris pattern. When it works, it’s a neat way to

KGI Securities analyst predicts iPhone models in 2018 to ditch fingerprint recognition

In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple will likely replace the Touch ID fingerprint sensor with facial recognition capabilities on all iPhone units planned for manufacturing in 2018, according to a report by MacRumors. According to Kuo, Apple will fully adopt Face ID as its authentication method to give it a competitive edge over Android smartphones. In the past, Kuo has forecasted that it could take years for Android smartphone manufacturers to produce comparable

Suprema releases biometric access controller for centralized systems

Suprema has released CoreStation, a biometrics-based intelligent access controller which provides advantages of biometric-enabled security over centralized access control systems. Designed for mid to enterprise-level systems, CoreStation can accommodate up to 500,000 users with rapid fingerprint matching speed of up to 400,000 matches per second. By providing high-performance, biometric readiness and Ethernet communication, CoreStation provides complete access control functionalities for up to 132 access points along with Suprema’s BioStar 2 security platform. The device also allows centralized biometric template management

Australian airports may trial iPhones to verify identity of overseas travelers

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recommended outfitting Border Force officers at the country’s eight international airports with iPhones and attachable biometric devices to verify the identity of overseas travellers of interest in near real-time, according to a report by IT News. The department has tested the portable biometric scanners at Brisbane international airport with the intention of replacing the bulky scanners which officers have complained are inconvenient to carry. The Enhanced Biometrics at the Border (EBatB) technology

BCC Research projects forensics market to reach $19.2B by 2022

BCC Research has published a new report entitled “Forensic Technologies: New and Growing Markets“, in which it forecasts the total U.S. market for forensic technologies to reach $19.2 billion by 2022 from $12.7 billion in 2016 at a CAGR of 7.7 percent. The report states that computer forensics and forensics accounting will remain the largest sectors of this market, followed by DNA testing and fingerprinting/biometrics. In contrast, BCC predicts that analytical instruments and supplies to have the lowest growth rate.

Fingerprint Cards presenting third quarter results October 26

Fingerprint Cards will be conducting a telephone conference and webcasted presentation of its interim report for the third quarter of 2017 on October 26, 2017 at 15:00 CEST. The report will be published at 07:00 CEST the same day. Fingerprint Cards’ CEO Christian Fredrikson will present the report together with CFO Hassan Tabrizi in a combined webcast and telephone conference. The presentation will be held in English. Earlier this month, CardLab announced that it will be using Fingerprint Cards latest

New fingerprint tech capable of detecting traces of drugs, blood, alcohol and more

Research teams at Sheffield Hallam University have been collaborating with West Yorkshire Police since 2012 in testing new technology that uses a form of mass spectrometry to find traces of different substances within a fingerprint, according to a report by The BBC. The technique is close to becoming admissible as evidence in court, with the Home Office recently confirming it could be “only months” before the technology is used in casework. Researchers have said that the advanced fingerprinting technique can

NFL team announces multi-year partnership with IdentoGO by IDEMIA

IdentoGO by IDEMIA, formerly OT–Morpho and the exclusive provider of TSA Precheck, has been named the Official Identity Security and Biometrics Partner of the New York Jets. The multi-year partnership marks IdentoGO’s first NFL partnership and first exclusive sponsorship in professional sports. The deal will also provide Jets fans with the opportunity to register for expedited security screening for travelers (TSA Precheck) at MetLife Stadium on game days. “We are proud to be the first sports team to partner with

Precise Biometrics enters licensing agreement with sensor manufacturer Haptrics

Precise Biometrics has entered into a commercial software license and distribution agreement with Korean sensor manufacturer Haptrics for the licensing of Precise BioMatch Mobile. Precise BioMatch Mobile is a patented hybrid algorithm solution optimized for small fingerprint sensors and platforms with limited processing power and memory space. The agreement gives Precise Biometrics annual revenues for the right to use the company’s algorithm solution and for support. The agreement also generates licensing revenues based on the number of sold sensors from