Sharing economy to leverage Aadhaar

Two major proponents of the sharing economy, Airbnb and Uber, are considering using the Aadhaar biometric identification database to authenticate their respective users in India. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. At last count, over 1.1 billion people out of India’s population of 1.27 billion have

TSB Bank to add iris recognition to mobile app

TSB Bank will introduce iris recognition capabilities to its mobile banking app starting this September, enabling customers to login to their bank account by simply glancing at their device, according to a report by the BBC. As a result, TSB will become the first bank in Europe to offer the technology. Customers will need the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 device and register their irises to use the feature. The banking mobile app currently enables TSB customers to log on to

Viewpost study finds US consumers looking forward to face, voice recognition payments

Online invoicing and payment firm Viewpost has released the results of a new survey that finds that people are looking forward to paying companies with mobile apps and technologies such as face and voice recognition, according to a report by International Business Times. The survey, which is based on the responses of 1,000 U.S consumers, finds that more than half of American believe that payments between companies and customers will soon be conducted through mobile apps. Additionally, only 11 percent

UN using IrisGuard ethereum blockchain payment platform for refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) is using IrisGuard’s private Ethereum blockchain technology to enable streamlined payment services for thousands of Syrian refugees seeking humanitarian aid, according to a report by ETH News. After refugees are registered through UNHCR, other humanitarian organizations including the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) can further assist them through resettlement programs, international remittance, healthcare services and microfinance to promote a better

IRIS ID time and attendance solution selected by Chinese manufacturer

Iris ID revealed that its iCAM 7000 solution has been selected to manage employee time and attendance for Tongrentang, a leading manufacturer of traditional Chinese medicine. The Beijing-based company, which was founded in 1669, operates more than 1,000 retail outlets and hospital locations across the country. The iris-based biometric identification solution will be phased in over the next few years and is expected to be used by approximately 20,000 employees. The system will also be used for identity authentication at

IriTech, HD Barcode to demo iris verification ID card solution at MWC Shanghai

IriTech and barcode technology provider HD Barcode will demonstrate their iris verification ID card solution, HD IrisCheck, at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017. Held June 28 to July 1 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), MWC Shanghai is a conference and exhibition focused on the worldwide mobile industry. The move comes a month after Iritech and HD Barcode launched HD IrisCheck, which they claim is the world’s first ID card with biometric iris data embedded in a proprietary 2D

Infinity Optics Solutions releases combined iris and face authentication sensor

Infinity Optics has released what it calls the world’s first multimodal biometric solution combining iris and facial recognition using a single sensor and no optical blind zone. Since last year’s launch of the advanced iris recognition technology that works with remarkable user distances, Infinity Optics’ new solution now provides an enterprise grade biometric modality allowing a False Accept Rate (FAR) of 1/10 million when combined with third-party facial recognition technology. “The single lens technology combining with our proprietary iris authentication

Why usability matters

This is a guest post by Joey Pritikin, VP Sales and Marketing at Tascent. Showing your ID at the airport is one thing. But using your eye as your passport? It might feel like a big step. Nevertheless, iris scanning and other forms of biometrics will soon be common sights at airports around the world. Airports all over the world are installing biometrics to streamline the traveler journey, from airplane entry gates to baggage pickup. The Australian government plans to

Tascent wins award for its InSight One iris and face recognition system

Tascent has won the 2017 Good Design Australia award for its InSight One iris and face recognition system. A jury of more than 35 Australian and international design experts selected Tascent InSight One to win a Good Design Award in the category of Product Design, Commercial and Industrial. According to a company statement, InSight One is an iris and face recognition system designed for enrollment, identification and authentication of people in high-throughput environments. The product features a combination of human-centric

CLEAR now open for business at LAX

Biometric identity membership platform CLEAR is now open for business at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). CLEAR will be available in all terminals at LAX, moving travelers quickly through security with the touch of a finger or blink of an eye. The launch at LAX expands CLEAR’s nationwide footprint to 22 airports and six stadiums nationwide. “We are thrilled to bring CLEAR to travelers at LAX. We have no doubt the VIP CLEAR experience will resonate with Los Angeles consumers