ZKTeco opens Mexico office

Under the slogan “Welcome New Era”, ZKTeco has opened a new office in Mexico. Prior to the official ribbon cut, Eli Lv was introduced as the new CEO of ZKTeco Mexico and Carlos Santamaria, brand strategy center manager, highlighted the company’s access control, time and attendance, entrance control, vehicle access control, POS and software solutions and products available within the Latin American market. Just a couple of years ago, biometrics expert Sergio Valdez said that Latin America has become the

Credence ID adds sales and support resources; opens office in Mexico City

Citing organic growth in regional mobile identity projects and demand from global partners, Credence ID has increased its sales and support resources for the Caribbean and Latin America region and has opened an office in Mexico City. Jeremy James has joined Credence ID as Director of Channel and Business Development for the Caribbean and Latin America region. James has prior history of leading business initiatives in the biometrics industry and will focus his efforts on developing and supporting the company’s

Safran Identity & Security providing mobile authentication solutions to Latin America

Through its range of mobile authentication solutions, Safran Identity & Security is working to help mobile network operators accelerate the digitalization of the Latin American economy. Next to Asia-Pacific, Latin America has become one of the fastest-growing regions for e-commerce with Brazil being the largest online market, according to BI Intelligence. “Digital life calls for digital identities,” said Rafael Canon, telecom marketing manager for LATAM at Safran Identity & Security. “Security and convenience in handling these is the basis for

UMANICK strengthens presence in Latin America with new office in Colombia

In an effort to strengthen its presence in Latin America, UMANICK has opened an office in the capital of Colombia, located in the technology companies cluster ParqueSoft Bogota, which will be the base of the new business development team for Latin America. The opening of this office meets the company’s objectives of ensuring a stable presence in the region, managing current prospects and developing new business opportunities. The company’s strategic growth plan puts the focus on Colombia, Peru and Mexico,

eID projects in Africa and Latin America drive X Infotech’s expansion

Systems integrator and software developer X Infotech has expanded its presence in Latin America, North and West Africa by engaging new regional representatives. X Infotech is a global provider of software solutions for the issuance, management and verification of identity documents and smart cards. In a statement, the company welcomed Carla Guardia Malaga and Kais Ben Amor to its growing team. Malaga will be responsible for business development in Latin America, and Amor will take care of business development in

FacePhi brings facial recognition for mobile banking to Banco del Pacífico in Ecuador

FacePhi announced that Banco del Pacífico in Ecuador has signed a three year agreement to use its facial biometrics technology in different channels of the bank to increase client security. Banco del Pacífico clients can now access and manage their bank accounts on their mobile devices using a selfie. This is the sixth financial institution that has chosen technology by the South American firm, allowing FacePhi to continue with its growth strategy and goal of being a global leader in

Biometrics market research: law enforcement, hospitality, fingerprint sensors and China

A handful of analyst firms have recently published reports exploring various areas of the biometrics industry, including the global biometrics market in the hospitality sector, China’s biometrics monitoring systems, biometrics in law enforcement, and capacitive fingerprint sensors. TechNavio published the report, “Global Biometrics Market in Hospitality Sector 2016-2020”, which explores the global biometrics market in the hospitality sector by technology (fingerprint, facial, and vein). The report outlines the market shares for key regions including APAC, Europe, Latin America, MEA, and

Next Biometrics signs Intuate Biometrics as its distributor in Spain

Next Biometrics announced it has signed Intuate S.L., which operates under the name Intuate Biometric, as its official distributor in Spain. Signing Intuate as its Spanish distributor plays an integral role for Next Biometrics in building a “strong network of high quality distributors around the world,” according to Next Biometrics CEO Tore Etholm-Idsoe. Enabled by its patented Next Active Thermal principle, which is based on heat transfer, Next Biometrics offers high quality area fingerprint sensors that can be implemented in

Latin America’s growing biometric technology market

Latin America has become the largest growing market for biometric technology used for identifying individuals and is increasingly being used by the region’s governments, biometric expert Sergio Valdez said at the recent Second International Security Meeting (EISCE) in Quito, Ecuador. “It is being applied in many Latin American countries” at a rapid rate “precisely because of the volume of the critical mass of inhabitants,” said Valdez, director of business development of the multinational 3M for Latin America. According to market