MorphoTrust opens 28 new TSA precheck biometric enrollment centers

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced it has opened 28 new off-airport IdentoGO Centers over the last three months, enabling travellers to enroll in TSA Precheck. In addition, travellers can enroll in TSA Precheck at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Miami International Airport, Spokane International Airport, a second location at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, and a third location at Los Angeles International Airport. Previously reported, MorphoTrust USA (Safran) recently introduced a mobile enrollment service to support the Transportation Security Administration goal

Fingerprint Cards AB and Atmel Corporation become strategic partners

Fingerprint Cards AB and Atmel Corporation have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly develop combined capacitive touchscreens and touch fingerprint area sensor technology for smart devices. The joint solution offered by both companies will aim to accelerate an OEM’s time-to-market by offering must-have high-performance security and user interface solutions. “In order to bring more security to mobile devices, device manufacturers are adopting fingerprint sensing technologies to offer consumers an improved user experience,” said Jorgen Lantto, acting President and CEO

ZTE releases biometrics-enabled LTE smartphone in China

ZTE, a global manufacturer of smartphones and mobile devices, recently launched its flagship ZTE Star 2 product, a new 4G LTE voice controlled smartphone. ZTE Star 2’s voice control functions allow users to unlock the device with their own unique voice tone, make phone calls, open third-party apps, play music, take photos and much more. The device offers a number of smart voice functions for both business and entertainment purposes, such as real-time voice-to-text input and a function that allows

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