Eyelock issued patent for mobility identity platforms

EyeLock has been granted a patent for an invention that selects images with the best iris-related quality metrics to hold in memory for further processing. This represents the company’s 46th issued patent. According to a company statement, the mobility identity platform: provides opportunistic acquisition of a number of iris images from which a limited number of images that each meets a quality threshold is stored or maintained for further processing; does not require autofocus functions that often trail user movements

Visa study finds millennials favor biometrics-secured payments

Visa has published a new study which reveals that millennials are interested in making biometric-secured payments using identifiers such as fingerprints and irises, according to a report by New Zealand Herald. The Visa New Zealand Millennial Survey found that 62 percent of millennials are interested in using biometrics for payments because “they see it as being secure and convenient and having the ‘cool factor’.” “Emerging payment technology like biometrics remove potential pain points for customers,” said Marty Kerr, New Zealand

Microsoft patents iris ID method for unlocking smartphone and other devices

Microsoft recently patented technology relating to an iris identification method that could be used in the company’s future Surface smartphones, tablets and notebooks, as well as possibly its HoloLens augmented reality headset, according to a report by Patently Apple. According to the patent filing, the method is able to obtain image data of multiple digital image frames captured of the subject’s eye having an iris and a pupil while lighting the subject’s eye from different directions. The method then compares

Delta ID developing affordable iris sensor units for Aadhaar-enabled smartphones

Delta ID is working on developing more affordable and accurate iris recognition technology for the Indian market to be integrated into smartphones so that they can be used in Aadhaar biometric verification, according to a report by Digit. The company recently held tests at MGNREGA in Telengana, as well as passed the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) tests by achieving 99 percent accuracy. In January, the Indian government called on local smartphone vendors to develop sub-Rs 2,000 (US$29.36) smartphones

EU agencies join forces to protect European citizens’ data privacy rights

Two European Union agencies responsible for advising government agencies on fundamental rights have joined forces to help safeguard the data privacy rights of EU citizens, according to a report by Bloomberg BNA. European Union Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the sharing of information and working together on research projects. The agreement between the two agencies makes sense considering their overlapping goals. The FRA provides “expert advice”

Princeton Identity releases multi-modal biometric ID management solution for access control

Princeton Identity has released the IOM Access200, a biometric identification management solution designed for various access control applications. As Princeton’s first product as a standalone company, the IOM Access200 is a compact biometric solution that features multimodal (face and iris) and multifactor capabilities (PIN and card). Built using patented technologies, the IOM Access200 is easily configurable and works with range of protocols (including OSDP) to provide end-to-end security. The product can be installed as a wall-mounted unit and process identification

EyeLock patents technology to sequentially link iris and facial biometrics

EyeLock has been granted a U.S. patent for technology that links an iris image with a face image acquired in sequence (during the same transaction), which marks its 45th issued patent. Originally filed on May 14, 2015, Patent No. 9,613,281 is titled “Methods for performing biometric recognition of a human eye and corroboration of same”. The patent application details a biometric recognition method that collects multiple face images or other non-iris images, along with an iris image of an individual.

Safran Identity & Security renews biometric ID contract with Nigeria

Safran Identity & Security renewed its service and maintenance contract with the National Identity Management Commission of Nigeria (NIMC), which includes the upgrade of the existing automatic biometric identification system (ABIS). The move comes a couple weeks after Nigeria’s minister of transportation approved a unified biometric identity card for operatives and workers to access any seaport facility in the country in an effort to improve security. The company will provide the NIMC with the new MorphoBSS (Morpho Biometric Search Services),

Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature Princeton Identity iris technology for Mastercard selfie pay

Princeton Identity announced that its patented iris recognition technology is featured in the Samsung Galaxy S8. Earlier this week Samsung announced that the Galaxy S8 will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition to deliver improved security for mobile banking and other sensitive applications. Princeton Identity’s iris recognition technology will enable S8 users to quickly unlock their phones with a quick glance at their device. Capturing over 200 points of a person’s iris, iris recognition is far more secure than a

EyeLock demonstrating outdoor iris ID authentication solution at ISC Wes

EyeLock will be exhibiting its outdoor iris identity authentication solution, nano EXT, as well as several other solutions, at ISC West next week in Las Vegas. The nano EXT is designed to handle extreme outdoor environments while providing improved security and convenience for data centers, banks, factories, industrial facilities, and office buildings. The solution incorporates several features including an IP-67 rating for operating in extreme outdoor conditions, an IK-10 certification for its vandal-resistant construction, a standoff distance of 19-24 inches,