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

ImageWare’s biometric solutions to integrate and operate with CA security products

ImageWare Systems announced it has joined the technology partner program of IT management software and solutions firm CA Technologies as an advanced partner member. Through the program, CA Technologies partners with other companies to enable value-added integrations for its products, such as ImageWare’s patented biometric solutions. ImageWare will collaborate with CA to integrate its biometric authentication mobile application GoVerifyID with CA single sign-on, CA identity manager and CA advanced authentication. All three of these products will be delivered on premise

History of Biometrics

Introduction The term “biometrics” is derived from the Greek words “bio” (life) and “metrics” (to measure). Automated biometric systems have only become available over the last few decades, due to significant advances in the field of computer processing. Many of these new automated techniques, however, are based on ideas that were originally conceived hundreds, even thousands of years ago. One of the oldest and most basic examples of a characteristic that is used for recognition by humans is the face.

New biometric security patent for iPhone published

A recently published Apple patent protects enhanced security capabilities embedded in the iPhone, the firm’s flagship mobile device. The patent describes security features that can be added to the iPhone home button and Touch ID. The patent application lays out how a Touch ID sensor can be paired with an on-screen combination lock or other secondary security feature, requiring users to move their finger in certain directions to fully unlock a device. The patent’s abstract notes that an: “An electronic device [iPhone] may

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