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

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