QiSQi develops mobile automated biometric ID system for law enforcement

QiSQi Identification Technologies developed the MABIS (mobile automated biometric identification system) platform and app that can register and identify fingerprints, faces, and iris within less than a second. The app operates on a standard Android mobile phone, enabling users to seamlessly and quickly deploy its capabilities without investing in any additional hardware. Equipped with mobile and touchless biometrics software from Diamond Fortress, the app obtains high-quality fingerprints via the mobile camera. The face recognition has 2D/3D enhancement features, which enables

DERMALOG demonstrates biometric solutions for German Chancellor, Japan PM

German biometrics firm DERMALOG demonstrated its fingerprint, face and iris recognition solutions as well as its multi-biometrics system for German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at last week’s CeBIT 2017. Since this year’s CeBIT partner country was Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe accompanied Chancellor Merkel to the demonstration, where DERMALOG founder and CEO Günther Mull presented the latest fingerprint scanners and “liveness detection” technology to the state guests. The visitors were also able to see

Aadhaar program wins World Bank praise

Paul Romer, Chief Economist at the World Bank, told Bloomberg that India’s Aadhaar scheme is tremendously effective and should be emulated around the world. According to a report by Bloomberg, Romer said: “The system in India is the most sophisticated that I’ve seen. It is the basis for all kinds of connections that involve things like financial transactions. It could be good for the world if this became widely adopted.” While other countries are also looking at similar programs, research

DERMALOG to demonstrate multi-biometric solutions at CeBIT

German biometrics firm DERMALOG will demonstrate the many application uses and combinations of its line of biometric solutions at CeBIT 2017, to be held later this month in Hanover, Germany. The company reports that it’s scientists are continuously developing biometric identification systems such as fingerprint recognition, face recognition and iris recognition, in an effort to combat identity fraud. By optimizing the accuracy and speed of these algorithms, DERMALOG’s biometric solutions are able to identify individuals in large-scale databases. “Our multimodal

State Department issues RFI on mobile biometrics data collection devices

The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the security and law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State, is seeking information on the current and near-term availability, capabilities and price point of a mobile data collection device capable of capturing biometric and biographic information from unknown persons and to confirm identification of known persons of interest while in the field. According to the request for information, devices should weigh three pounds or less, be tough, rugged, and durable enough to function

Tractica report forecasts global iris recognition market to grow to $4.1B by 2025

Tractica has published a new report that examines the market for iris recognition biometrics hardware from 2016 through 2025, which forecasts that the number of iris recognition device shipments will increase from 10.7 million units in 2016 to 61.6 million units in 2025. The iris recognition market, which will see 277.4 million cumulative shipments over the 10-year forecast, is driven by the continued growth in consumer and government applications. According to Tractica’s “Iris Recognition” report, recent technology advances have brought

Oxford Economics study reveals consumers want biometric security measures

Oxford Economics released a study titled “The Future of Money: How digital payments are changing global commerce”, which finds that both consumers and business executives want biometric security measures when using payment methods, according to a report by betanews. The report, for which Oxford Economics interviewed 2,000 consumers and 300 business executives, finds that 70 percent of consumers would like fingerprint scans or facial recognition, and 67 percent iris recognition. Business executives tend to be more traditional, with 64 percent

UIDAI says Aadhaar database is fully secure, no incidents of biometrics misuse

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the governing agency in charge of Aadhaar, announced that they have not found any cases of misuse of Aadhaar biometrics resulting in identity theft and financial loss during the more than 40 billion Aadhaar authenticated transactions that were processed over the past five years, according to a report by Business Today. The authority also read through various reports and confirmed that there has never been a breach to UIDAI’s Aadhaar database, and emphasized

Osram Opto introduces new infrared LED for iris scanners

Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced a new infrared LED (IRED) for iris scanners at last week’s Mobile World Congress that, according to the company, illuminates the eyes so evenly that the software identifying the iris pattern hardly needs to correct artifacts. The direction of emission of the new SFH 4787S is slightly angled rather than vertical, simplifying the design process by eliminating the usual mechanical aids. Osram Opto Semiconductors introduced its first generation of this technology for smartphones and mobile devices

CLEAR adds hospitality industry veterans to executive leadership team

Biometric identity membership platform Clear has added two hospitality industry veterans to the company’s leadership team. Clear utilizes fingerprint and iris identification technology to speed its growing base of more than 700,000 members through security at airports and sports stadiums across the United States. Joining Clear’s executive leadership team are Kerry Held, senior vice president of direct sales and corporate partnerships, and Ben Feilen, senior vice president of operations. Held, who previously worked as director of client relations at Hospitality