RightPatient recognized at Fierce Innovation Awards for patient identity management and engagement platform

RightPatient announced it has received top honors in the “Best in Show” category, as well as an overall award of “Best in Show: Fiercest Engagement Solution for its patient identity management and engagement platform at this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition. The RightPatient platform provides flexible and scalable biometric patient safety, patient data integrity, and patient engagement system, with support for any form of biometrics, including fingerprint, finger vein, palm vein, iris, facial, and voice recognition The identity management

ImageWare Systems appoints senior vice president of sales and marketing

ImageWare Systems announced it has appointed Jeff Harris its new senior vice president of sales and marketing. Harris has an extensive background of over 25 years of sales and marketing experience across various technology-based products, including advanced sensors and communications as well as networking products. In his new role, Harris will drive direct and indirect sales strategies, along with ImageWare’s brand and global marketing efforts. Other responsibilities will include leading product and solutions sales, channel partnership development, product support, and

Smartmatic spins off new parent company, SGO, with British lord

Biometrics voting technology provider Smartmatic announced it has launched its new venture, SGO, which will evolve the business beyond election technologies and consulting. Smartmatic CEO and co-founder Antonio Mugica will serve as CEO for the new venture, while Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who previously served as deputy secretary-general of the UN, vice-president of the World Bank, and UK Foreign Office minister, will assume the role of chairman of the board. Malloch-Brown will be joined on SGO’s board by DLA Piper global

WVU Office of Technology Transfer licenses biometric technologies to Confirmix

The West Virginia University Office of Technology Transfer has granted a license for particular biometrics technologies to startup Confirmix, which was formed by the WVU faculty member who developed the technologies and a team of entrepreneurs. Confirmix will use the biometric technologies to develop enterprise and consumer identity authentication products, marketing the enterprise products through its flagship brand, Confirmix, to combat the identity theft and online fraud activities. Additionally, Confirmix will market the consumer products through its SecureSelfies brand and

Identity management distributor IDtech360 launches operations

IDtech360 announced that it has formerly launched its biometric-based access and identity management operations. Offering the latest fingerprint, palm vein, facial, and iris technologies, IDtech360 will provide hardware and software components and solutions to end user organizations, systems integrators, and security solution providers. Initially, the Homewood, Alabama-based company will focus specifically on the higher education marketplace. IDtech360 founder and CEO Seth Miller has significant expertise in the global biometrics market, having previously served as director of international business development for

Frontier integrates biometrics with Entertech Systems for Suprema Technology

Frontier Security announced it has partnered with Entertech Systems, the official operating partner for Suprema and its biometric devices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Puerto Rico . As a result, Frontier Integrated Platform now supports Suprema’s line of biometric devices, including fingerprint detection, card and PIN readers. The integration provides seamless enrollment and a choice of biometric templates all within the Frontier system architecture, providing more effective management and the benefit of the access control

ShadowTrack selects ArmorVox10 voice biometrics solution

Shadowtrack Technologies announced it will use ArmorVox10 voice biometrics in its next generation monitoring solutions, where offenders enroll their voice to allow authorities to monitor and track them in home detention. Shadowtrack’s monitoring solutions offer a cost-effective and secure alternative to the imprisonment of offenders. At the core of Shadowtrack’s operations is accurate voice matching, which Shadowtrack president and CEO Robert L. Magaletta said is the reason why Shadowtrack is able to offer reliable monitoring of house arrest offenders. After

Virgin Atlantic tests out biometric wristbands

Virgin Atlantic CIO David Bulman told the World Low Cost Airlines Congress this week that the airline is currently testing out a new wearable biometric device that will be used to identify passengers, according to a report by Airline Fleet Management. Despite not having officially announced the solution, Virgin Atlantic is currently trialing the biometric wristband to measure each passenger’s unique heart rate, according to Bulman. By measuring each unique heart rate, airline staff will be able to accurately identify

Idiap engineers developing vein reading biometric wristwatch

Engineers from the Idiap Research Institute are currently developing a new vein reading biometric watch called BioWatch, enabling users to own and control the watch themselves. Joe Rice – touted as the inventor of vein recognition – has partnered with Matthias Vanoni and the engineers at Idiap in Martigny, Switzerland to develop a personal worn biometric system that will secure people’s transactions. At the core of BioWatch is the wrist vein reader, a wearable technology that reads the vein pattern

ImageWare to provide retailer with multi-modal biometric identity management on Fujitsu cloud

ImageWare Systems announced it has signed a three-year contract with an undisclosed major international retailer to provide its multi-modal biometric identity management product suite that runs on the Fujitsu Trusted S5 Cloud platform. According to the agreement, ImageWare’s IWS CloudID product suite will use face, finger, iris and voice authentication. The solution will operate on top of the Fujitsu Trusted Cloud S5 platform, a fully configured, on-demand cloud infrastructure. The biometric identification management solution will initially be implemented at the