Hoyos Labs becomes member of The FIDO Alliance

Hoyos Labs announced it has joined The FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, an industry organization devoted to furthering online security with open standards for simpler and stronger authentication. Members of the FIDO Alliance commit to sharing their technology and collaborating with the organization to deliver open standards for universal strong authentication. Hoyos Labs will rely on its experience in standards development and expertise in end-to-end user authentication, biometrics and identity management to contribute to FIDO specifications. “Both Hoyos Labs and

id3 Technologies implements biometric identification system for Colombian notaries

The Colombian Board of Public Notaries (UCNC) has successfully completed the final phase to initiate the country’s biometric identification and online authentication project. The UCNC first approached id3 Technologies in 2012 to implement a biometric identification system for all Colombian citizens using its services in an effort to curb identity theft and fraudulent activity. The partnership among the National Civil Registry, the UCNC, Certicamara and id3 Technologies will enable full access to the country’s official biographical and biometric database to

Emaratech unveils iris authentication solution to verify travellers’ identity

Emaratech unveiled at the Future of Borders International Conference in Dubai a new iris authentication system that can be integrated into border gates to perform simultaneous document and iris scans to rapidly verify travellers’ identity. Engineered by Emaratech, the iris authentication system has an average acquisition speed of up to two seconds. The technology is called “Eyen”, which is the Arabic word for sight and vision, has been integrated in the new smart travel gate that will be launched soon.

CBP to discuss biometric entry and exit program at Identity Management Symposium

Defense Strategies Institute announced that Michael Hardin, deputy director of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Biometric Entry and Exit program will be on hand at the upcoming Identity Management Symposium to address the implementation of the program. The recent Department of Homeland Security appropriations act requires the agency to submit an update on the implementation of the CBP program to Congress within 30 days. The Identity Management Symposium, held April 21-22 in Alexandria, Virginia, will attract representatives from various

Indian state selects iris based identity management solution by IriTech

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh, India recently demonstrated IriTech`s iris based identity management solution at the launch event of the Indian state’s new facility for pension distribution. Manufactured by U.S. based IriTech, the IriShield USB MK2120U is assembled to be marketed in India through its Indian partner, Biometronic Technology. “The state’s decision to use iris technology as a primary method to issue Aadhaar verified direct benefit transfer will address concerns of total inclusiveness of its residence as

Rockwell Collins, Atkins to deploy biometric identity management solutions for airports

Avionics and IT systems firm Rockwell Collins is integrating its ARINC vMUSE and ARINC Veripax technologies with the Atkins identity management toolkit, enabling airports to verify travelers using biometric identification. Rockwell Collins’ ARINC vMUSE is compatible with a range of biometric modalities, including fingerprint, facial recognition and iris scan enabling it to deliver a plug-and-play solution that can be implemented quickly and easily. The solution allows for a phased rollout of biometric processing, with airline or gate-specific rules permitting the

Sensormatic to resell CMITech iris recognition cameras in Turkey

Iris recognition technology firm CMITech Company, Ltd. has entered a reseller and system integration agreement with Sensormatic Güvenlik Hizmetleri Tic. A.S., and its distribution affiliate, Y3K Güvenlik Teknolojileri A.S. for the exclusive territory of Turkey. Under the agreement, Sensormatic also retains non-exclusive rights to resell CMITech’s solutions in the Middle East region. Sensormatic will actively promote CMITech’s entire line of iris recognition cameras to end users in all market segments as an integral part of their identity management solution strategy.

BluStor running Indiegogo campaign for its CyberGate solution

BluStor has launched an Indiegogo campaign to promote its CyberGate product. Finis Conner, the firm’s founder and CEO describes CyberGate as a personalized and secured biometric smart card. The card can easily and safely be tucked away in your wallet. Protected by biometrics, the card can both hold and safeguard all your passwords, identity documents, and credit cards. “Cyber security and protecting your personal information has never been more important as online attacks increase at an unprecedented rate,” stated Conner

Entertech Systems releases new version of biometric identity management app

Entertech Systems announce it has released identity management platform BioConnect 3.0, which enables users to integrate Suprema biometric readers with access control systems. Entertech Systems’ BioConnect 3.0 addresses deployment challenges by reducing costs, overcoming complexity and making it easier to bring users on board. Currently, 13 of the top global access control manufacturers have been integrated with the new BioConnect 3.0, according to the company. Entertech Systems’ said that early market feedback for BioConnect 3.0, which enables users to easily

Cognitec integrates new algorithm in facial recognition product for greater performance

Cognitec has released its facial recognition engine B9 and integrated the algorithm in its facial recognition product, FaceVACS-DBScan. In researching and developing the B9 algorithm, Cognitec focused mainly on significantly improving the performance rate of images with low resolution or have been taken in less controlled environments, which are often found in police databases. The company also found that the matching accuracy increased for images with non-frontal poses, with faces turned upward, downward or to the side. FaceVACS-DBScan enables users