GenKey issues new release of its mobile enrollment software

GenKey has issued a new release of its mobile biometric enrollment software. According to a company statement, many of the improvements in the new release address the challenges of mobile registration in rural locations, including privacy-by-design software designed to store sensitive biometric information securely in the event of limited connectivity. The company has also improved the user experience, making the recruitment and training process easier in rural locations. The software runs on all mobile platforms and is compatible with all

GenKey releases version 3.1 of its automated biometric identification system

GenKey has released version 3.1 of its Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), designed to meet the growing demands and complexity of large-scale identity programs. The company said the new release improves the reliability of the registration process, particularly when using handheld, single fingerprint scanners. Perhaps one of the most notable updates is to the LIM (Label Independent Matching) function, which can detect duplicate fingerprints. “It’s easy for mistakes to happen when scanning 10 fingers using a one-finger scanning device,” GenKey

Ghana using GenKey biometric voter verification solution for third consecutive election

GenKey announced that for the third consecutive municipal election, more than 16 million Ghanaians will visit polling stations facilitated by the company’s biometric verification technology to vote for their next president. The country’s Electoral Commission first deployed GenKey’s biometric technology to register and verify voters in the 2012 general election, marking the first time biometric technology has ever been used to verify voters identities on an election day. Three years later, the Electoral Commission again used GenKey’s biometric solution, this

GenKey healthcare solution shortlisted for Africa Healthcare Award

GenKey’s biometrics based healthcare solution has been shortlisted for the ‘Solution of the Year Award’ in the category ‘Awards for Technology and Solution Providers Operating in Africa and/or Exporting to Africa’. The Africa Healthcare Awards recognize excellence and achievements in the field of African healthcare provision; as well as recognizing new international solutions and technologies that have the potential to create positive change in Africa. The awards are judged by an expert panel drawn from senior management from African hospitals,

GenKey CEO discusses biometric identity and election management solutions

This year proved to be a notable one for GenKey with the company announcing several deployments throughout the world of its biometric identity and election management technology. GenKey’s biometric deduplication system, in particular, was deployed in many nation-scale election and health programs, with both the Tanzanian and Ghanaian governments deploying its solutions for their respective elections. In May, GenKey updated its FastAFIS SDK technology with significantly improved biometric matching accuracy. Following these improvements, FastAFIS can now achieve 10 to 1000

Biometrics and elections, Aadhaar, online fraud, Intel’s authentication app & more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Aadhaar Supreme Court decision In one of this week’s most popular stories, Nandan Nilekani, the former chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), argued in an opinion piece published in the Indian Express that the recent Supreme Court decision limiting Aadhaar use should be appealed. Fighting organized online fraud In a special guest post, NuData Security director of customer success Ryan

Ghana deploys GenKey biometric voter verification solution

GenKey announced that its biometric voter verification solution has been successfully deployed, with the cooperation of local partner STL, at the District Level Elections in Ghana, which was held on September 1. The news comes a few weeks after Ghanaian opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) claimed that the party used facial recognition technology to discover that there are 76,000 fake voters on the country’s voter’s register. The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana had selected STL/GenKey’s solution to verify the identity

Biometrics in border control, facial recognition, a lawsuit and more top stories

Here’s a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Lawsuit In one of the most intriguing stories this week, Hoyos Labs LLC filed a lawsuit in New York federal court against EyeVerify Inc. alleging that EyeVerify violated state and federal law by misleading consumers about how its Eyeprint ID solution identifies users. Biometrics and elections Turning over to biometric applications in electoral polls, GenKey announced that the Tanzanian government has deployed its

GenKey’s biometric ID solutions deployed for voter registration in Tanzania

GenKey announced that the Tanzanian government has deployed its biometric identification solutions for its upcoming national elections, including its Voter ID Management Solution (SPiRE), Automated Biometric Identification Solution (ABIS) for deduplication, and Adjudication solutions. The government conducted a voter registration exercise in advance of the elections, in which it biometrically enrolled and registered 24 million eligible Tanzanian voters in the Permanent Voter Register (PVR). GenKey’s large-scale biometric-based deduplication solution was chosen to ensure that each voter is enrolled only once.

Biometrics and healthcare, rapid DNA, fingerprint authentication for mobile banking & more top stories

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometric healthcare management system One of the week’s biggest stories came from GenKey, which announced that it will provide its biometric healthcare management system to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) of Kenya. Rapid DNA platform IntegenX has introduced the RapidHIT ID System, a DNA identification solution that quickly and seamlessly generates forensic DNA profiles within 90 minutes. Behavioral biometrics And in