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

Neurotechnology adds ‘Extreme’ edition to its MegaMatcher Accelerator solution

Neurotechnology has added a new ‘Extreme’ edition to its MegaMatcher Accelerator line of multi-biometric identification solutions for national-scale projects. According to a company statement, the new edition can handle up to 160 million fingerprints, up to 40 million faces and up to 200 million eye iris templates on one server and is capable of matching 1.2 billion fingerprints per second, 1.2 billion faces per second or 700 million eye irises per second on a single server. “MegaMatcher Accelerator Extreme edition

Iris ID technology integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical system for military applications

Iris ID announced that its iris recognition technology has been integrated in Ultra Electronics’ tactical information system for military applications. The Combat Apps Tactical System (CATS) is designed to facilitate secure communication between headquarters and frontline troops using a lightweight, tablet-based device. The CATS tablets provide secure, encrypted communication including voice, situational awareness, high bandwidth video and chat across all available networks. Embedded with Iris ID’s R-100 camera and IrisAccelerator, CATS enables front-line operatives to capture biometric data for authenticating

Defense Department seeking better biometric ID devices for use in field

The Department of Defense’s Special Operations Command unit is seeking more effective biometric identification devices for use in the field, during mass enrollments of personnel at forward operating bases or for watchlist matching, according to a report by GCN. In a request for information posted on May 26, the department stated that the technologies should be able to rapidly collect and store a wide range of biometrics — including facial image, iris, fingerprints and voice capture — and send the

CSIR working on improving biometric ID techniques for minors

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an African research and development organization, is developing a biometric identification system that can obtain biometric data from children with greater accuracy. In a new video, CSIR detailed the Department of Science and Technology-funded, two-year project in which researchers will be collecting ear, iris and fingerprint biometric samples. Using this data, the organization aims to develop a system that can determine or verify the identities of minors throughout their childhood using reference

Study finds India leading world in biometric technology adoption

HSBC published a new research report entitled ‘Trust in Technology’, which found that people in Asia and the Middle East are ahead of Western countries when it comes to the adoption of biometric technologies due to greater understanding and optimism instilling more trust, according to a report by Tech Observer. Based on a survey of more than 12,000 people in 11 countries, the report found that trust and adoption of new technology varies greatly around the world with the Eastern

HD Barcode, IriTech to release iris verification ID card solution

HD Barcode has partnered with Iritech to introduce HD IrisCheck, which they claim is the world’s first ID card with biometric iris data embedded in a proprietary 2D code. Unlike public codes that can be created by any individual, HD Barcode requires a secure code generator which always remains with the customer to ensure that those individuals who are able to read HD Barcodes may not create or alter code data. HD IrisCheck is ideal for schools and institutions that

CCC researchers use iris image to breach Samsung Galaxy S8 scanner

Researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) have successfully breached the Samsung Galaxy S8’s iris recognition system to unlock the device using an image of an iris, according to a report by Motherboard. CCC has posted a video demonstrating how they bypassed the iris scanner’s protections using a camera, a printer, and a contact lens. “We’ve had iris scanners that could be bypassed using a simple print-out,” said Linus Neumann, one of the CCC researchers who appears in the video.

Iris ID providing biometric ID technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport

Iris ID is providing biometric identification technology at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport in Dohato, enabling travelers to pass through self-service security e-gates in as little as 10 seconds. The two-step process is available for free to all Qatar residents, in which passengers are prompted to place their ID cards or passports on a reader which opens a gate to a second portal. Iris scans or fingerprint readers are then used to verify the traveler’s identity before opening the last barrier

Dermalog iris solution achieves more than 8.5 million matches per second

Dermalog announced that its iris recognition solution has achieved a speed of more than 8.5 million matches per second on a single blade including 40 CPU-cores and has been certified by independant testing, auditing and certification firm SGS-TÜV Saar. According to a company statement, the German biometrics firm and system integrator emphasized that its solution “is made for using with large-scale data sets” such as registration, verification and identification in “large installations like national ID databases, customs authorities and border