Uniken to showcase authentication solutions at Money 20/20 conference

Cybersecurity firm Uniken is demonstrating its line of authentication solutions at the 2016 Money 20/20 conference being held October 23 to 26 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Uniken’s REL-ID family of authentication solutions is built on its patented security protocol that combines identity and channel to verifies the user, application, and device posture and identity before granting access to applications. At the conference, Uniken is announcing a new feature of REL-ID and REL-IDverify offerings which expands on Uniken’s existing

Dutch soccer team to use Panasonic face recognition system at stadium

Dutch club FC Groningen has kicked off a season-long trial initiative in which it has installed security cameras with facial recognition software at Noordlease Stadium, according to a report by Computer Business Review. The soccer club has installed four Panasonic Full HD security cameras with facial recognition software at the turnstiles. “Panasonic has always been a strong player in the security sector and the quality and reliability of our solutions are being proven by some strong installation growth,” said Jeroen

NTechlab launches facial recognition as a service for businesses

Russian facial recognition developer NTechlab has released FindFace.Pro, a facial recognition as a service that uses a deep learning approach, according to a report by Techcrunch. NTechlab’s new facial recognition system has performed well on the open and ongoing facial recognition challenge, MegaFace, and even outscored Google’s FaceNet. Earlier this year, the facial recognition system created a proof-of-concept service that let users match submitted faces to those found on social networking community VKontakte. FindFace.Pro also offers more practical applications, such

Iris ID providing biometric ID system to U.S. Private Vaults

Anonymous safety deposit box rental firm U.S. Private Vaults has selected Iris ID’s biometric identity verification technology, enabling customers to verify their identity through their unique iris pattern. Upon signing up for the service, USPV’s 800 customers are enrolled in the Iris ID system within three minutes. After a brief orientation, customers can enter the vault door within seconds during business hours to access their safety box. “Aside from being the best way to implement our business plan, the iris

Smartmatic intros online voting solution with facial recognition

Smartmatic is introducing secure online voting solution with facial recognition that verifies the voter’s identity with a selfie. The solution is being presented at this week’s E-VOTE-ID 2016 conference in Bregenz, Austria, held October 18 to 21. The event gathers election experts from around the world to share research, experience and best practice in the field of electronic voting and identity management. Smartmatic’s online voting system, TIVI, uses facial recognition to allow voters to authenticate themselves using their smartphone, tablet,

Alibaba and Gemalto working to secure China’s IoT market

Gemalto is providing connectivity and security for the Alibaba Group-developed YunOS, a cloud-based, data and services oriented Internet of Things (IoT) operating system. YunOS’s IoT OS is widely integrated into IoT devices, as well as chips and sensors across industries. Gemalto is providing its Allynis Trusted Service Hub which allows easy provisioning of security sensitive applications throughout the identity lifecycle management. A high level of security provides peace of mind for YunOS customers, such as drivers of connected cars, and

WFP, UNHCR using iris recognition for Syrian refugee food program in Zaatari

The World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to provide an iris scan payment system in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp. The technology will allow 76,000 Syrian refugees to purchase food from camp supermarkets by scanning their eye instead of using cash, vouchers or e-cards. Launched in February at Jordan’s King Abdullah Park refugee camp, the iris recognition system was later expanded to Azraq refugee camp in eastern Jordan in April. “The iris

Face Forensics releases improved version of face recognition technology

Face Forensics Inc. has released an improved version of its advanced f2 face recognition technology for identity verification applications. Designed for integration into existing access control systems, the technology is meant to verify that the individual presenting an ID card is the same person to whom it was issued, and ultimately prevent unauthorized individuals from entering a building. As an employee walks into a secure building, their ID card number is read either by scanning an RFID chip on the

Introducing biometrics in the U.S. voting process: Q&A with Dave Gerulski

With the upcoming U.S. Presidential election just around the corner, voter ID fraud has become a controversial issue that is being debated among many states and the Obama administration. The debate involves whether or not requiring individuals to present their picture ID to vote is obtrusive, as it can make it more difficult to vote and negatively impact the overall voter turnout from low-income communities. Using fingerprint biometric technology, Americans would no longer require a state-issued form of ID. Instead,

Aadhaar program surpasses one billion people registered

NEC Corporation announced that the number of people registered for India’s Aadhaar Program operated by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has passed one billion this past April. NEC provides a large-scale biometrics identification system that utilizes fingerprints, face images, and iris images for this national identification system. NEC’s biometrics identification system uses three types of biometric information – fingerprints, face images, and iris images – to prevent people from being registered twice. This system can handle more than