BORDERPOL International Security meeting set for September 11 in Washington DC; Top officials from around the world participating

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). To bring together the best and the brightest dedicated to helping curtail terrorist travel, and assess its threats, the international nonprofit BORDERPOL is holding it first North America Directorate International Security Meeting “Curtailing Terrorist Travel” September 9-11 in Washington D.C. The conference will move substantively through threats and solutions in visa adjudication, travel document security, international law, air and land ports of inspection,

ImageWare Systems to integrate biometric engine into Lockheed Martin IDaaS platform

Imageware Systems has signed a three-year licensing agreement with Lockheed Martin, under which ImageWare will integrate its patented biometric engine into the Lockheed Martin cloud-based multimodal biometric, IDHaystack identity as a service (IDaaS) platform. Lockheed Martin will offer the identity service to federal government agencies and other customers through its FedRAMP approved government community cloud, SolaS. “Lockheed Martin is a well-recognized, world class company and we both pride ourselves on delivering superior world class biometric products and technology to our

Medical firm deploys Suprema, Entertech Systems’ biometric access control solutions: case study

Suprema released a recent customer case study in which it provided core finger biometric technology and integrated software for medical device firm CorMatrix Cardiovascular’s access control system. After relocating to a new head office in the greater Atlanta area, CorMatrix required an access control solution for the 80,000 square feet site, which also had plans to expand over the next year. CorMatrix hired Timberline Security Services to identify and implement an identity management system, which in turn selected Suprema and

UNHCR’s biometrics solution helping Myanmar refugees in Thailand

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced it has successfully completed its roll-out of its biometrics identity management system (BIMS) to identify Myanmar refugees in Thailand’s nine border camps. From January through May, UNHCR and the Royal Thai Government used the UNHCR’s new BIMS to verify and update the records of nearly 110,000 registered and unregistered refugees from Myanmar. Thailand was selected as the first site of the global roll-out program. The Thailand camps had not undergone regular

NEC launches biometrics solution for hospitality industry

NEC Corporation has launched NEC Smart Hospitality Solutions, an integrated portfolio of solutions for the international hospitality industry that includes communications platforms, unified communications (UC) applications, property management systems (PMS), facial recognition systems, digital signage and guest room management systems. Based on a modular and seamlessly integrated approach, the hospitality solutions enable customer data to be easily shared throughout the portfolio to provide hotel owners and operators with highly value-added guest services and improve the productivity of hotel staff. For

Morpho works with Ideco to expand presence in African biometric markets

Morpho (Safran) said it is planning to aggressively capture untapped markets in Africa. The company recently showcased MorphoWave in South Africa, the market’s first biometric access solution featuring high-speed touchless fingerprint matching. To expand its presence in South Africa, Morpho has been working with local partner Ideco, which is considered Africa’s leader in the design, distribution and integration of biometric solutions. “Not only do our strategies complement each other, but Ideco really understands the African markets,” said Guillaume Lefevre, Morpho

Infineon launches FIDO single-chip reference design for secure USB token

Infineon Technologies AG has launched the first FIDO certified single-chip USB token reference design supporting the FIDO Alliance Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication standard. The reference design is based on the Infineon SLE 78 security controller with integrated USB interface, offering a cost and size effective solution for high security authenticators. Using the Infineon reference design, manufacturers will be able to quickly implement compact and secure USB tokens that are compliant with the FIDO U2F authentication standard. The U2F USB

Integrated Biometrics attending biometrics events in South Carolina, Africa and Australia

Integrated Biometrics announced it is participating in several biometrics-related events, with company representatives attending the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Biometrics Community of Interest meeting in North Charleston, South Carolina on May 27; the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference in Sydney, Australia on May 27-28; and ID4Africa in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on June 2-4. “As biometric identification devices continue to get smaller and more portable, it is essential that we maintain our ability to support new mobile requirements

realtime North America’s biometric authentication software compatible with SAP HANA

realtime North America Inc. announced that its bioLock Fraud Prevention software solution for use with SAP is now compliant with SAP HANA, making it the only natively embedded biometric security system certified by SAP. SAP HANA is an OLTP/OLAP database management system designed to accommodate both high transaction rates and complex query processing on the same platform. realtime’s bioLock software system assures true identity management of users gaining access to SAP via biometric authentication of transactional activity. The certification enables

UNHCR, Accenture provide global biometric identity management system to help refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is working with Accenture to deliver a biometric technology system for registering and verifying the identities of displaced individuals around the world, providing refugees with the help they need. After a competitive tendering process, Accenture secured the three-year contract in which UNHCR will deploy Accenture’s biometric identity management system (BIMS) across UNHCR global operations. Accenture’s system is able to capture and store fingerprints, iris data and facial images of individuals, providing these