Wayne Memorial Hospital installs SafeChx fingerprint recognition scanner

Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Pennsylvania is installing SafeChx’s fingerprint recognition scanner as a security for its patient identification process to prevent medical identity theft, according to a report by thetimes-tribune.com. The technology, which will be available at all the hospital registration points starting next week, allows patients the option of scanning their fingers and generating their own unique code in addition to traditional authorization methods such as their photo identification, date of birth and Social Security number. “The main

Researchers develop way to identify first-person filmmakers from the camera wobble

Two researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a way to identify first-person filmmakers based on the wobble of their cameras, according to a report by The Verge. Professor Shmuel Peleg and Yedid Hoshen recently published their results in a paper titled “Egocentric Video Biometrics”, where it details how you can distinguish one person from another by analyzing an individual’s gait, or the unique pattern of their body movements. The researchers tracked the “optical flow” of objects and

Crossmatch deploys fingerprint identification system at First Bank branch locations

Crossmatch announced that its DigitalPersona Pro Enterprise software and U.are.U 4500 fingerprint readers have been deployed throughout First Bank branch locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Serving more than 162,000 customers, First Bank chose Crossmatch’s biometrics-based solution to meet the stringent log-in requirements for its hosted core banking system. Before implementing the Crossmatch solution earlier this year, First Bank’s more than 850 full- and part-time employees were required to remember and enter strong and complex passwords to access

Intel and McAfee to release new biometric authentication software

In the coming weeks, McAfee will release new biometric authentication software that will enable individuals to log into email and online bank accounts, according to a report by PC World. Though no additional details about the product are currently available, the new software will eliminate the inconvenience of remembering passwords when using PCs and tablets. “Your biometrics basically eliminate the need for you to enter passwords for Windows log in and eventually all your websites ever again,” said Kirk Skaugen,

MorphoTrust introduces mobile service enrollment for travelers seeking TSA pre-check

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced it has introduced a mobile enrollment service to support the Transportation Security Administration goal of increasing the number of travelers using the TSA pre-check program. The company already provides enrollment services for travelers at more than 300 locations, including at major airports and at off-airport IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust. MorphoTrust has teamed up with a range of organizations to offer the new mobile enrollment program, including universities, trade associations, sports teams and travel companies. Time Warner,

London Gatwick installs HRS’s airport ID pass application solution

Human Recognition Systems’ airport ID pass application vetting and issuance solution MTrust will be installed at London Gatwick Airport’s ID centers to boost security and improve service, while reducing pass rejections and waiting times, according to a report by the Human Recognition Systems blog. London Gatwick Airports chose the cloud-hosted MTrust to streamline its airport ID pass management with absolute certainty of identity. Developed in close partnership with London Gatwick, the new system is now live with 2,500 authorized signatories,

South Africa seeks bids for biometrics-verified grant payment system

After a series of controversy-plagued tenders, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is once again looking for a private company to distribute 15 million social grants across South Africa in a tender worth more than $230 million. According to a report from Business Day’s Stuart Theobald, Sassa is looking for an enterprise to administer social security grants in South Africa which include the old age pension, the disability grant, the child support grant, the foster child grant and the

OASIS creates IBOPS committee aimed at developing server-based biometric identity standards

OASIS, a standards consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards in a variety of technologies, has launched a new committee to define a server-based, biometric identity standard that will address security issues in online transactions. OASIS’s new Technical Committee on the Identity-Based Attestation and Open Exchange Protocol Specification (or “IBOPS”) will be working on producing an end-to-end specification describing the standards necessary to perform server-based enhanced biometric security. The IBOPS approach to storing and accessing information

FacePhi brings facial recognition to mobile banking in Costa Rica

FacePhi Biometrics announced it has signed a deal with Coopeservidores to install its facial recognition system for the Costa Rican financial institution’s mobile banking service. Coopeservidores selected FacePhi’s facial recognition technology after performing several tests in different scenarios and platforms. As one of the largest credit unions in Costa Rica, Coopeservidores has 26 offices throughout the country that manage more than €600 million in assets. With this new operation, FacePhi continues its expansion in Latin American according to its business

Russian bank Tinkoff implements voice recognition in their call center

Russian bank Tinkoff Credit Systems announced it has implemented NICE Real-Time Voice Authentication System in all workplaces of its call center, according to a report by CNews. NICE Real-Time Authentication significantly cuts down the average customer handling time and improves the customer experience by using voice biometrics to authenticate customers in real time. Using this technology, contact centers can voiceprint the majority of customers for seamless passive enrollment, securely authenticate customers without any customer effort, help agents expedite time to