Tygart releases latest version of cloud-based facial recognition system

Tygart Technology announced it has released MXSERVER v2.7, a cloud-based face recognition system that processes large amounts of video and photo collections to quickly transform files extracted from captured devices, SIM cards and video surveillance systems into searchable resources. Tygart’s latest version of MXSERVER offers significant improvements to the solution’s functionality, user interface and security. As a result, investigators and analysts now have the capability to analyze video; manage and distribute large media collections via the Internet as they monitor

Mumbai to install nearly 6,000 CCTV cameras for surveillance

The Indian government will deploy 5,963 hi-tech CCTV cameras in 1,472 locations throughout Mumbai for a new CCTV surveillance system project, according to a report by The Asian Age. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis announced the confirmed project, with technology provided by Larsen & Toubro subsidiaries, L&T Construction and L&T Infotech. The planned installation of CCTV cameras comes a couple of months after the November 26th terrorist attack in Mumbai. The project will feature five different kinds of CCTV cameras including

Integrated Biometrics unveils new FBI-compliant fingerprint scanner

Integrated Biometrics has unveiled Columbo Desktop FAP PIV 30 Scanner, a new fingerprint scanner designed for the military, law enforcement, airport/border security, finance and health care. With sales already underway, Integrated Biometrics’ Columbo Desktop FAP PIV 30 Scanner features a minimal size and weight that makes it ideal for mobile applications. The scanner includes a full featured SDK for effective integration into applications requiring high quality fingerprint images in indirect or direct sunlight, and is durable enough to withstand tough

NEC multimodal biometric solution selected by two California counties

NEC Corporation of America announced that it is providing its multimodal biometrics identification solution (MBIS) Integra-ID 5 to the Cal-ID units of San Bernardino and Riverside counties in California, to upgrade their existing identification, biometrics and forensics capabilities. The Integra-ID 5 updates SB/RV’s current AFIS functionality with an advanced biometric solution that integrates a range of authentication options, including fingerprint, palm-print and facial recognition. The implementation of the NEC solution adheres to the FBI’s Electronic Biometric Transmission Standard version 10,

IQPC unveils lineup for Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement conference

International Quality & Productivity Center has unveiled the speaker lineup for the ninth annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement conference, held January 26-28 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington Texas. Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement is the only biometrics event designed to exclusively cater to the unique needs of federal government and local law enforcement. The conference will focus on the future of biometric initiatives and technology, delivered by a lineup of speakers spanning DHS, the

SpeechPro named voice biometrics leader by Opus Research

Last week, SpeechPro was named an industry leader in voice biometrics, in a report published by Opus Research in Speech Technology Magazine. “SpeechPro has invested heavily in research and development with over 150 specialists, including 30 PhDs, collaborating to create our cutting edge products,” said Alexey Khitrov, President of SpeechPro. “This recognition is an honor and confirmation that our focus on R&D has been a worthwhile endeavor in the innovation-driven world of voice biometrics.” The Opus Research report, entitled “Voice

Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement

January 26-28, 2015 Washington D.C Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement returns for its 9th consecutive year as the only biometrics event to exclusively cater to the needs of federal government and local law enforcement. Join hundreds of biometric professionals (both industry and end users) to preview the future of biometric initiatives and technology, first hand from those leading the direction of our upcoming efforts. Engage in discussions with representatives from DHS, the U.S. Army, CBP, FBI, Michigan State Police,

SMi Group to host Border Security meeting in Rome

SMi Group announced it will host its eight annual Border Security meeting on February 18-19, 2015 at NATO’s defense college in Rome, Italy. This year’s Border Security meeting will explore European border security and current operations in the region. The meeting will see presentations on modern and innovative solutions, such as the use of satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles, providing attendees with new methods to boost their nation’s border security. Additionally, the event will emphasize data privacy and protection issues

Canadian researchers developing new fingerprint scanning process

A research team at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada is currently developing a new technology it says could potentially enhance the process of fingerprint scanning for police, military and border services, according to a report by CBC.ca. The researchers have developed a new biometric system at the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research in Windsor that can scan a finger into a 3-D image 2 mm from the skin’s surface. “What we do here is unlike current, existing fingerprint

DNA evidence identifies Jack the Ripper

According to news reports published in UK newspapers including the Daily Mirror and The Independent over the weekend, DNA evidence has unmasked the identity of “Jack the Ripper”, the infamous rapist and murderer who terrorized London’s East End. DNA found on a shawl belonging to one of the serial killer’s victims was definitively matched to Polish suspect Aaron Kosminski. Kosminski was an insane man who had a great hatred for women, specifically prostitutes. He had been identified as the prime