Juniper Research identifies leading disruptors in mobile biometric authentication

Juniper Research released a new research report that identified G&D (Giesecke & Devrient), Gemalto and Synaptics as the leading disruptors within mobile biometric authentication. The three companies are featured prominently within Juniper’s Biometric Platform Disruptors & Challengers Quadrant, released as part of its Mobile Payment Security: Biometric Authentication & Tokenisation research. Juniper defines leading disruptors as companies who possess the capabilities to disrupt the wider mobile ecosystem through the implementation of their platforms. The research firm asserted that while the

Veridos will continue to provide ePassport to the Republic of Kosovo

Veridos announced it will continue to provide the Republic of Kosovo with ePassports for the next five years. In addition to providing Kosovo with ePassports, Veridos has been delivering an advanced system solution to personalize the ePassports for the last three years and will continue to do so. Veridos will also oversee data management as well as service and maintenance for the software and hardware infrastructure. “We are very proud that our partnership with the Republic of Kosovo will carry

NXT-ID and Giesecke & Devrient become FIDO Alliance members

The Fast IDentity Online Alliance or “FIDO Alliance” has welcomed secure communication and identity management solutions provider Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) as a member, and NXT-ID, a biometric authentication company specializing in mobile commerce, as a Sponsor member this week. The FIDO Alliance is an industry consortium that develops standards for strong online authentication. Its members share technology and collaborate to deliver open authentication specifications. This makes FIDO-compliant authentication methods interoperable, more secure and private, and easier-to-use. Still an early

Top biometrics news stories, week ending September 21

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on this past week. Biometrics Week in Review: spoofing finger vein recognition, biometric passports for Haiti, biometric database of HIV patients, voice biometric banking app, FBI’s NGI database, Fujitsu deal with Biyo, MasterCard biometrics pilot, Alipay select Nok Nok, Suprema access control, VoiceTrust share exchange, new funding. Tabula Rasa video demonstrates spoofing in a commercial finger vein recognition device – The video shows how enrollment of

Haitian government one step closer to transition to biometric passport

Haitian Minister of Interior and Territorial Communities Réginald Delva recently held a meeting with officials of the Directorate of Immigration and Emigration and Giesecke & Devrient, the German company contracted to accompany the DIE, to discuss the upcoming transition from regular passports to biometric ePassports, according to a report by Haiti Libre. The meeting — the first of a series of several — follows the recent vote in the lower house of the law on “Electronic Signature”, which brought the

Giesecke & Devrient nabs contract for Iraqi eID cards

Giesecke & Devrient has been awarded a contract to provide and end-to-end solution for an eID card in Iraq. This is the second recent contract for G&D in Iraq, as earlier this year, the company announced that it will produce electronic passports in the Middle Eastern country. As a general contractor for this project, G&D is set to provide smart cards, the personalization system, IT and data acquisition infrastructure as well as associated services, which includes technical support and maintenance. The

Gemalto, Morpho, Oberthur, G&D dominating e-passport market: research

The global market for e-passports is set to grow at a CAGR of 32.5% over the period of 2012-2016, according to new research published by TechNavio. The report, Global e-passport Market 2012-2016, notes that one of the key factors contributing to this growth is increased government regulations. However, the report also indicates that high implementation costs of e-passports could pose a challenge to this growth. According to the report, vendors dominating this space include Gemalto, Giesecke and Devrient, Morpho and Oberthur Technologies. Biometric

Kosovo contracts Giesecke & Devrient for biometric smart ID cards

Giesecke & Devrient will manufacture Kosovo’s new smart ID cards, which will contain biometric data and support ICAO and EU standards. “In issuing contactless smart ID cards, the Republic of Kosovo is following the German model – giving its citizens a highly secure, multifunctional document featuring cutting-edge technology,” Hans Wolfgang Kunz, Head of the Government Solutions business unit at G&D said. “In addition to offering the highest levels of security and convenience, the new card paves the way for Kosovars to

Giesecke & Devrient to produce Mexican voter ID cards

Giesecke & Devrient is set to supply Mexico with new voter identification cards – 60 million of them, to be exact. The Instituto Federal Electoral is responsible for organizing all of Mexico’s elections, and it has commissioned the technology group’s Mexican subsidiary Giesecke y Devrient de Mexico S.A. de C.V. (G&D Mexico) to manufacture and personalize the new voting cards. The company will establish a new card production center and two personalization centers in the country, in collaboration with a partner.