MorphoTrust enrolls over one million people in TSA PreCheck program

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) announced that over one million people are now enrolled in the Transportation Security Administration PreCheck program for which it is the sole enrollment services provider. MorphoTrust enrolls about 4,000 people per day in its increasing network of more than 330 TSA PreCheck application centers, including locations at 31 airports and many IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust. TSA PreCheck is an expedited screening program that provides low-risk travelers with a faster and more efficient screening at 133 U.S. airports.

CLEAR to provide fingerprint, iris scans security clearance kiosks at Baltimore airport

CLEAR will launch its security clearance services, which verify travelers’ identities through fingerprint and iris scans, for enrolled members at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in April, according to a report by the Baltimore Sun. CLEAR’s scanning kiosks, which are integrated into the Transportation Security Administration’s existing Pre-Check system, will be available at BWI’s B and D concourses. The Anne Arundel County airport marks the first in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and the 11th airport nationwide to be added to CLEAR’s

Customs and Border Protection launches passport facial recognition airport pilot

The Department of Homeland Security announced that Customs and Border Protection has initiated its “1:1 Facial Recognition Air Entry Pilot” program to allow CBP officers (CBPOs) at airports to use facial recognition technology to help verify the identities of US electronic passport holders, according to a report by Homeland Security Today. DHS’s Privacy Office is legally required to provide continued guidance on all privacy issues relating to key technologies in which the private data of citizens is collected for training

AssureTec awarded Canadian patent for secure identity verification method

Biometric authentication solutions firm AssureTec Technologies announced that it was awarded Canadian Patent 2,469,797 “Document and Bearer Verification”. The patent relates to AssureTec’s method for the secure verification of biometrics and personal data that is needed to gain secure documents and restricted access while preventing such personal information to be accessed by others. The Canadian patent mirrors US Patent 7,003,669 B2 that AssureTec previously managed to secure. “The issuance of both the Canadian version and the US version of this

Imprivata, Symantec provide fingerprint identification solution for e-prescriptions

Imprivata has partnered with Symantec to provide a complete fingerprint biometric and FICAM-certified credential service provider (CSP) solution for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Symantec Norton Secure Login, which acts as the CSP, and Symantec Validation and ID Protection Services integrate with Imprivata Confirm ID to simplify the process of identity-proofing and authorizing prescribers to comply with DEA requirements for EPCS. “Our strategic partnership with Symantec provides customers with a complete, DEA-compliant solution for identity-proofing individual prescribers to

Digital Insight partners with EyeVerify to provide a password-free mobile banking experience

Online financial management solutions firm Digital Insight announced it has partnered with EyeVerify Inc. to provide its customers with EyePrint ID, a biometric mobile banking application. By using the camera on mobile devices, EyePrint ID patented technology takes a photo of the individual’s eye and pattern-matches the blood vessels in the whites of the eye, eliminating the need for a password. Digital Insight customers can implement EyePrint ID into their current mobile banking applications, providing their users with instant and

Inference Solutions integrates ArmorVox voice biometrics into SaaS voice automation solution

Inference Solutions announced it has integrated Auraya Systems’ ArmorVox voice biometrics into the Inference Studio SaaS voice automation solution, which allows customers to create complex voice applications in the cloud. Integrating ArmorVox into the Inference Studio platform will ensure that Inference customers are able to verify caller identity quickly and easily without having to go through the tedious process of answering security questions. Based on Auraya’s patented language independent Speaker Adaptive Voice Biometric algorithms, ArmorVox combines text-dependent, text-independent, text-prompted, fast

US military developing identity verification system based on behavioral biometrics

The US military is developing a new “cognitive” identity verification system at West Point that could ultimately replace passwords, fingerprints and iris recognition systems for web users, according to a report by Sky News. The system uses “cognitive fingerprints” instead of physical characteristics such as palms, face, DNA or iris recognition and is described in a contract document seen by Sky News. The biometric API centers around behavioural-based biometrics in which algorithms are used to confirm identity based on the

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