Novetta VP appointed to ISO editor position

Novetta vice president of special projects, Michael Thieme, has been appointed editor of ISO/IEC 30107-4, a performance testing standard related to biometric presentation attack detection. This performance testing standard will address spoofing and presentation attacks against mobile devices such as iPhones and Android smartphones. “This appointment further solidifies Novetta’s role as a thought leader in emerging biometric and identity-related technologies,” said Tiffanny Gates, Novetta president and chief executive officer. “We look forward to supporting this important and challenging work.” According

Safran awarded ISO 14298 certification for production facility in Brazil

Safran Identity & Security has been awarded the Intergraf ISO 14298 certification for its production facility in Taubaté, Brazil. Intergraf is a not-for-profit organization representing European printing associations. In a company statement, the identity and security solutions provider explains that this certification specifies the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems, ensuring that the plant uses the most secure set of processes to fight fraud. In 2014, Safran Identity & Security’s plant in the Netherlands was certified by Integraf

EAB hosting workshop on performance and evaluation of mobile biometrics

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) will host a workshop on the Performance and Evaluation for Mobile Biometrics on July 22 in Paris, France. The workshop will address how standards and evaluation capabilities can be set up in order to independently assess the performance of biometric authentication and identification applications on mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. The objectives of the workshop are to get more insight into the needs and requirements from the financial industry, as well

CMITech demonstrates new iris recognition system at UMANICK offices

Iris recognition technology firm CMITech COO Philip Tusa recently visited the Valencia, Spain offices of UMANICK’s — the principal integrator of CMITech products in Europe — to demonstrate its new EF-45 iris recognition system that the company is about to bring to market. The move comes a few months after CMITech previewed EF-45 at the connect:ID exhibition in Washington DC in March. CMITech’s new EF-45 model is designed particularly for access control and time and attendance applications, as well as

The unique smart card market challenge and opportunity

While biometric authentication is becoming a normal part of people’s lives in the form of embedded modules and mobile devices, another mass market biometrics opportunity is currently knocking. NEXT Biometrics is pursuing the smart card market with a flexible fingerprint sensor it, along with manufacturing partner Innolux, has figured out how to mass produce inexpensively. The marketability of this kind of sensor at the current price point is shown by NEXT’s recent announcement that it has received an order for

MorphoTrust USA factories now ISO certified

MorphoTrust USA (Safran) factories, which manufacture 80 percent of the US driver licenses, have all achieved a high certification for superior security standards in the credential process from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The certification, ISO 14298, governs security printing and specifies the highest possible security requirements for certain printing systems. MorphoTrust is the only manufacturer of driver licenses in the US that has achieved this certification. MorphoTrust also previously received the North American Security Product Organization (NASPO) certification

Biometric passport authentication technology by Vision-Box deployed at JFK airport

Beginning in January 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport deployed a system for biometric authentication of electronic passports allowing for biometric matching of a traveler’s face with the facial image stored on the identification document’s e-chip. Vision-Box revealed today that it is providing the core biometric technology, the vb e-pass desktop, as part of a facial recognition solution provided to CBP by Unisys Corporation for this initial deployment . This deployment