Bodet installs biometric time attendance system at Stapleford Park hotel

Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate in Leicestershire, UK has installed Bodet’s biometric time and attendance system to accurately monitor and track attendance for its staff, which includes casual and agency staff. The hotel has over 150 employees on staff working various shifts around the clock, making it difficult to monitor staff attendance. Previously, Stapleford Park management used time sheets to keep track of staff attendance, but the method proved to be time consuming for both non-salaried staff

MasterCard biometric verification system achieves 98% success rate in pilot

MasterCard said that a biometric verification system, which combines both voice and facial recognition, has achieved a 98% success rate in its pilot trials, according to a report by FinExtra. The credit card firm recently held a closed pilot trial to gain a deeper understanding of consumer interaction with voice and facial recognition. “We created a beta mobile app which we tested in an ecommerce environment on over 14,000 transactions,” said MasterCard. “The test group, drawn from MasterCard employees around

More than 30,000 Australians registered voiceprints with ATO in biometric authentication rollout

The Australian Taxation Office announced that it has recorded more than 30,000 “voiceprints” from Australian citizens since the agency rolled out its new biometric authentication system, according to a report by ZDNet. Using voice recognition technology, the ATO‘s voiceprint system generates a digital representation of the sound, rhythm, physical characteristics, and patterns in a person’s voice. The ATO said that the new system is designed to curb identity theft as well as replace the previous password and answer based verification

ImageWare Systems introduces mobile biometric authentication app

ImageWare Systems introduced GoVerifyID, a mobile application that provides out-of-band biometric authentication from a mobile device, at Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas this past week. Using multi-modal biometrics with a mobile device, ImageWare’s GoVerifyID provides out-of-band verification, does not require any mobile front-end coding and can also be integrated into existing enterprise applications. The solution can be purchased via license or subscription as part of the company’s identity-as-a-services offering, GoCloudID. ImageWare CTO David Harding delivered a presentation entitled “Mobile

Apple rumoured to launch iWallet app using fingerprint sensors to make purchases

Apple is preparing to launch its ‘iWallet’ app, which would allow customers to use the iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor to verify their identity to securely and conveniently make retail purchases in stores, has learned in a report on The Information. So far, it is believed that Visa has signed on to partner with the app, per a report in the Daily Mail, which is expected to launch this fall alongside the new iPhone 6. The Information claims “conversations

Identification and verification firm Facebanx joins the Biometrics Institute

Facebanx announced it has joined the Biometrics Institute, bringing the member count to 155 including Gemalto, Hitachi Europe, Nuance Communications and Unisys. “We are very pleased to welcome Facebanx,” said Isabelle Moeller, CEO of the Biometrics Institute. “Facebanx represents a growing industry where new companies are pushing biometric technology into the mainstream and their solutions cover many different markets.” Since launching face recognition solutions in early 2013, Facebanx has more recently added voice recognition and ID document capture capabilities to

Hoyos Labs to demonstrate new app that uses biometrics at NYC event

Hoyos Labs announced that it will demonstrate its soon-to-be-released mobile app which uses a range of biometrics to replace usernames and passwords, at the upcoming FinovateFall conference in New York City. At the conference, Hoyos Labs will demonstrate the app to members of the financial community to illustrate how they can use the technology to easily safeguard their corporate and financial data. By essentially transforming a smartphone into a biometrics acquisition device, the app uses a “liveness” detection system that

VoiceVault to support Mandarin Chinese voice verification in mobile apps

VoiceVault announced it is now offering phrase-based voice verification in Mandarin Chinese. The announcement comes at a time where there is a significant demand for voice biometrics in mobile applications from organizations in China. In this latest, soon-to-be-released version of VoiceVault ViGo, customers will be able to offer support for custom Mandarin Chinese phrases as well as phrases in other languages. “This is a great step forwards for the voice biometrics industry,” said Tim Furnell, CTO at VoiceVault. “We’re excited

Explainer: Biometric ATMs

Biometric ATMs are self-service automated teller machines (ATMs), or cash machines, that use a biometric measure to identify customers and allow them to withdraw cash. Biometric authentication may be the only customer identifier used, or it may be used in conjunction with another format, such as a payment card, a mobile device or an additional security credential, such as a PIN. The biometric measures used generally include palm or finger vein print biometrics, although they may also include other functionalities

Facebook rejects biometrics to embrace QR codes

Facebook engineer Gregg Stefancik has stated that he would like his company to eventually move away from using passwords, but vehemently opposes the use of biometrics. At a recent media appearance in Australia, Facebook’s top security architect said that he would ultimately prefer the use of hardware tokens to log users into Facebook. In the interim, the popular social network is encouraging its one billion users to opt for two-factor authentication to sign-in. Stefancik told ComputerWorld: “If we were in