Chinese town implements Baidu face recognition to identify tourists

The Chinese tourist town of Wuzhen is implementing Baidu’s face recognition technology to identify tourists staying in its hotels and to serve as their entry pass, according to a report by New Scientist. Baidu’s facial recognition system is expected to process 5,000 visitors a day to Wuzhen, a historic town that has been transformed into a tourist attraction with museums, tours and crafts. Wuzhen visitors checking into hotels will now have their pictures taken and uploaded to a central database.

Biometrics software firm Innovatrics opens Atlanta and Singapore offices

Innovatrics, a provider of biometric software solutions for identity management projects, recently expanded its global presence by opening new offices in the U.S. and Singapore. The move is intended to more effectively serve Innovatrics’ current and future North & Latin American and APAC customers. The company can now work more closely with its customers and accommodate their specific needs by developing customized solutions. “Our 12 years of experience in biometrics has helped us to understand the dynamics of the market.

ImageWare to provide corporate update for Q3 on November 14

Mobile and cloud-based identity management solutions developer ImageWare Systems will conduct a conference call on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. PST) to provide a corporate update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. The company will report its results in a press release prior to the call. ImageWare Chairman and CEO Jim Miller and CFO Wayne Wetherell will host the conference call, followed by a question and answer period. The conference call will be

PAE awarded $66M forensics and biometrics contract from U.S. Navy

PAE has been awarded the Naval Expeditionary Forensics and Biometrics (NEFB) task order by the U.S. Navy under its SeaPort-e IDIQ. The task order is for a four-year duration and has a total value of about $66 million if all options are exercised. Under the contract, PAE will provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division with CONUS, OCONUS and shipboard services to support the Weapons Control and Integration Department’s forensics and biometrics requirements. The company will provide a wide

Fujitsu delivers biometric PalmSecure ID Access device to South Africa

Fujitsu is now offering customers in South Africa and English-speaking Africa PalmSecure ID Access, an off-the-shelf biometric device that can be easily deployed by enterprises and SMEs to replace or improve existing facility access control. PalmSecure ID Access comprises a terminal with integrated PalmSecure sensor and touchscreen to authenticate a person’s identity based on a contactless palm vein scan. The PSN900, which is based on Fujitsu’s biometric palm vein scanning technology, can be quickly and easily integrated into existing hardware

ImageWare Systems, Fortscale Security deliver behavior analytics-based biometric solution

ImageWare Systems has partnered with Fortscale Security to deliver a combined solution that will leverage Fortscale’s user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) with ImageWare Systems’ biometric platform to detect breached credentials. The joint solution will ultimately provide a higher level of account security to the global enterprise security market. The companies are also working on a joint strategy to continue co-developing a broader, advanced, adaptive identity management suite. Based on over 100 behavioral attributes, Fortscale applies advanced machine learning to

GET Group to offer biometric live capture solutions

GET Group North America has entered into an exclusive reseller agreement with Speed Identity to offer biometric live capture solutions to the North American market. According to a company statement, GET Group NA is partnering with Speed Identity to provide a biometric capture solution featuring live enrollment capabilities so that all captured biometric data is collected at one time, ensuring data is securely tied to the applicant. This reduces enrollment time to just a few minutes; secures the process from

Princeton Identity to license its patented iris recognition technology to Samsung

Princeton Identity Inc. announced an agreement to license their patented iris recognition technology to Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. for use in the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and other mobile devices. This agreement with Princeton Identity builds on the company’s track record of delivering leading-edge biometric identity readers and identity management systems for a range of government and commercial applications. The company is a recent spinoff from SRI International. “Biometric technologies are the right approach to address today’s security challenges,

More details about Australia’s identity access management framework expected soon

The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) has unveiled plans for a national identity system, signalling the growing importance of identity in Australia’s cybersecurity debate, according to a report by ComputerWeekly.com. Speaking last month at ForgeRock’s Identity Summit 2016 in Sydney, DTO head of identity Rachel Dixon said the verification framework approved by the Commonwealth identity service requires “well anchored” biometrics to help support it. Dixon said the biometric verification framework could be a tough sell, stating that “people don’t want a

EAB Research Projects Conference to take place in two weeks

Later this month, the EAB Research Projects Conference 2016, Europe’s largest conference on research in the area of biometrics and identity management funded by the European Commission, will be co-located with the IEEE BIOSIG conference in Darmstadt, Germany. Biometrics and identity management are key research topics that are currently investigated in a variety of EU projects running under the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and in the Horizon 2020 research program. The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) and numerous EU research