BioCatch obtains 9 new patents in 2016

BioCatch has expanded its patent portfolio to over 40 granted and pending patents, with nine new patents obtained this year alone. The company’s IP portfolio expansion was led by its recently filed patent entitled “System, Device, and Method Estimating Force Applied to a Touch Surface,” which covers technology that enables device makers to omit the use of expensive hardware that are traditionally needed to estimate the force and pressure applied to touch surfaces on devices. Designed for the small screen,

Changi airport selects MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal

Safran Identity & Security announced that Singapore’s Changi airport has selected the MorphoPass biometrics solution for its new terminal. MorphoPass uses biometric identification to manage a passenger’s journey through an airport and makes checkpoints faster and less intrusive for travelers at bag drop, airside access and passport control, as well as the boarding control point. According to a company statement, the MorphoPass project is focused on three points: improving security, operational efficiency and passenger experience. To meet these three needs

EyeVerify CEO says biometric banking breakthrough has already begun

The tipping point for biometric authentication for mobile banking may have already arrived, EyeVerify CEO and founder Toby Rush says. Further, that position is not one of optimism, he says, but observation of financial institutions currently achieving their user experience and security goals with biometric implementations. When it was acquired by Ant Financial in September, EyeVerify already had dozens of clients in production, and was moving more through the procoess. The company announced last week that Poland-based Comarch will use

TypingDNA enables easy identity verification for web apps with typing biometrics

TypingDNA has developed technology that expands the limited biometric authentication options not requiring specialized sensors or advanced hardware. Its approach works with existing keyboards, and can be used to protect any app by matching a short typing sample. TypingDNA’s cybersecurity SaaS uses artificial intelligence to match two or more typing patterns, which consist of “press and flight times” keyboard input. Typing patterns are virtually impossible to steal, and are also simpler to use for web applications than other biometrics, CMO

World Border Security Congress to address identity and biometrics at the border

Identity, biometrics and advanced passenger information (API) at the border will be some of the key subjects addressed at the World Border Security Congress to be held in Morocco next March. The “Identity and Biometrics at the Border – Compliance, Application and Implementation” session will address how ease of travel for bona fide travelers has become more complicated despite new technologies such as biometrics and e-visas and how can biometrics can be implemented in compliance within legal, privacy and data

UAE government adopting facial and iris recognition to identify customers

UAE government departments plan to adopt new biometric verification processes including facial recognition and iris recognition within two years, according to a report in Arabian Business. Currently, residents have to show their Emirates ID at majority of the government departments to complete any transaction. “Iris scans and facial recognition are very important add-ons to our system,” saidf Shukri Al Braiki, director, Emirates Identity Authority. “You use biometrics to ensure that you avoid duplicating a record, which means issuing more than

Biometric vehicle access systems market to reach $854.8M by 2021

Markets and Markets has published new research that finds that the biometric vehicle access systems global market, which is currently valued at about $442.7 million, is projected to nearly double by 2021. The report forecasts that by 2021, the global market will undergo a 14.06% CAGR to reach $854.8 million. Examining the production volumes and demand trends of the global market, the report is based on interviews from experts and suppliers on the future trends of the biometric vehicle access

Jamaican government agencies discuss using biometrics to improve border security

Jamaican government agencies gathered at the ‘Leveraging Technology for Effective Border Security’ conference, recently held at the National Police College in St Catherine, to discuss the use of biometric technologies to protect the country’s borders, according to a report by Jamaica Observer. Passport Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA), Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), and Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) also committed to taking a multi-agency approach to improving the country’s national security. PICA’s acting CEO, Andrew Wynter, said

EyeVerify brings payment grade biometric security to Comarch’s banking clients

In an effort to provide its client base with payment grade biometric authentication on mobile devices, Comarch is partnering with EyeVerify to integrate Eyeprint ID into Comarch’s Smart Finance and Corporate Banking solutions. Comarch is a global provider of IT solutions for banks, insurers, brokerage houses, asset management companies, investment funds and factors. Eyeprint ID uses existing 1+ MP smartphone cameras to image and pattern match the unique pattern of eye veins and other micro features in and around the

American Green selects M2SYS finger vein reader for biometric authentication

American Green, a technology company in the medical cannabis industry, has selected the M2SYS finger vien reader to integrate with the American Green Machine (AGM), a custom vending solution for dispensaries. M2SYS will provide its M2-FingerVein finger vein reader for the AGM. The finger vein reader works by passing near-infrared light through the finger which is partially absorbed by the hemoglobin in the veins allowing an image to be recorded on a CCD camera. The M2SYS solution is designed to