CardLogix launches encoding engine for ID cards and badges

CardLogix has announced its new Card Encoding Engine, for the creation of secure ID cards and badges. According to the company, CEE is a comprehensive card personalization software for designing, encoding and printing credential data, as well as badge issuance. CEE’s main features include support the a wide variety of ID credential types and card technologies, including ISO 7816 encoding for smart cards, biometrics, magnetic stripe, barces, QR and ICAO-compliant MRZs. It also includes built-in support for pre-designed CardLogix cards

FST21 rebrands to FST Biometrics

FST21 has announced that it has just rebranded to FST Biometrics. As a part of this initiative, the company says it will further concentrate its efforts on its In Motion Identification technology. FST Biometrics’ products, including IMID Access, IMID Digital Doorman and IMID Solo, will offer enterprises, campuses, venues and facilities secure access, at the speed of life. “As our team continues to establish our global presence, I believe this rebrand highlights our commitment to exceptional security and seamlessly convenient access

New Zealand IRD Voice ID service, based on ArmorVox technology, surpasses 1M customers

According to reports out of New Zealand, the country’s Inland Revenue Department’s Voice ID service has just surpassed 1 million customers. This system is based on ArmorVox voice biometrics technology. “This is a significant achievement. At 1 million enrolments we have the highest level of voice biometric enrolments per capita in the world,” New Zealand Revenue Minister Todd McClay said in a report in beehive.govt.nz. “Leading the way in voice biometrics highlights the Government’s commitment to reducing red tape and

Connect:ID closes, brings biometrics and identification to the forefront

After three solid days of networking, presentations and deal-making for the biometrics and identification community, the inaugural Connect:ID conference and exhibition has come to a close. In case you missed it, the conference took place in Washington, DC earlier this week and was one of the first conferences to amalgamate pure-play biometrics and authentication providers. This means mobile, military, government, consumer and authentication players were all under the same roof. These groups have remained fairly independent until this event and the overall consensus

Zetes wins Ugandan contract for biometric voter registration kits

Zetes has just announced that it has won a contract to supple Uganda with 4,250 biometric kits for citizen identification. According to the company, the project is being delivered in conjunction with MFI, Zetes’ main local contractor and partner. The biometrics kits will be used for voter registration in the run up to the presidential elections, which are set to take place in 2016. This project will make use of Zetes’ new generation of biometric kits, which includes options for

SpeechPro details upcoming launch of updated VoiceKey.OnePass verification platform

SpeechPro has announced the upcoming release of its newly-updated multi-biometric verification platform, VoiceKey.OnePass. According to the company, the new version of OnePass includes the ability for touchless identification, as well as static-prompted voice passphrase. This means, that when a user starts the verification process, the smartphone’s camera searches for a human face in the video stream and automatically launches the voice recording as soon as a face is detected. In addition, says the company, its new static-prompted voice passphrase feature will

Daon to deploy multimodal biometric system to protect ‘one of the world’s largest economies’

Daon has announced that it’s just been awarded a contract to provide a multi-modal biometric identity system for “one of the world’s largest global economies.” According to the company, the solution will allow users to mix and match authentication factors, which could include two separate biometric modalities. It will be used primarily to prevent terrorism, illegal immigration and other crimes at border-crossing of the unnamed country. “All over the world, companies are scrambling to build better biometrics.  However, no single authentication

DHS awards $102.8M contract for biometric IDs to XTec following reevaluation

The Department of Homeland Security has reevaluated its decision to award HP Enterprise Services the contract to upgrade its employee badge system, and has given the contract to XTec Inc instead. Reported in Nextgov, DHS decided to reevaluate the award to HP following a complaint from XTec that said proposals weren’t reasonably evaluated. HP originally won the ten-year, $102.8 million contract to replace and upgrade employee identification cards and add accommodations for new biometric modalities like iris in September 2013.

Entrust integrates 3M Cogent biometric technology into authentication platform

Entrust and 3M Cogent are currently working to integrate biometric fingerprint authentication into Entrust’s IdentityGuard software authentication platform. Specifically, under the new partnership, Entrust will embed 3M Cogent’s fingerprint capture and verification technology into the system. The IdentityGuard authentication platform is Entrust’s flagship product. “Entrust and 3M have complementary offerings in the identity management marketplace — from digital certificate management to identity document issuance solutions,” Teresa Wu, who manages the global biometric portfolio for 3M Cogent said. “We will leverage our respective

Hoyos Labs issues $78k research grant to Villanova University

Hoyos Labs has just provided a $78,000 research grant to Villanova University in the area of computer security, focusing on identity assertion, role gathering, adjudication and access control. “The world of secure identity authentication is constantly evolving,” Hector Hoyos, CEO of Hoyos Labs said. “To keep up with the newest information and to ensure that Hoyos Labs has access to, and can leverage, the best technology available in its identity assertion platforms, we have teamed up with this top group of