CyberExtruder releases new versions of facial recognition and reconstruction software

CyberExtruder announced it has released its new Aureus 3D facial reconstruction software, as well as version 5.0 of its facial recognition matching algorithm. The company claims that Aureus 3D facial reconstruction software successfully improves on facial recognition matching accuracy by 26.5% when compared to some of the leading 2D facial recognition products. The facial recognition matching accuracy results is taken from tests for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which illustrates how Aureus 3D’s ability to generate a 3D representation

Allevate offering Tygart’s mobile face recognition system

Allevate Limited announced it is now offering Tygart Technology’s MXMOBILE facial recognition identification system for mobile devices to enable European government and law enforcement agencies to identify faces remotely. The move comes a day after Tygart Technology launched the MXMOBILE FaceID System, a mobile face recognition application designed for government agencies. Using MXMOBILE, government agencies will be able to access Tygart’s MXSERVER cloud-based face recognition system, which process large amounts of video and photo collections on agency-managed smartphones. MXMOBILE enables

MorphoTrak tattoo recognition algorithm places first in NIST evaluation

MorphoTrak announced that its tattoo recognition algorithm placed first in National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) “Tattoo Recognition Technology – Challenge (Tatt-C)” evaluation. Each NIST Tatt-C trial examined a crucial element of performance for an automated tattoo recognition solution. In the identification trials, the MorphoTrak algorithm was able to successfully identify different instances of the same tattoo on the same subject, collected over time. Additionally, MorphoTrak was successful in finding a small concentrated area within a larger tattoo, as

4th World BORDERPOL Congress

Trafficking: Human, Drug, Contraband and CBRNe at the 4th World BORDERPOL Congress Trafficking remains one of the major issues for border security and management agencies. Whether humans, drugs, contraband or CBRNe proliferation, trafficking provides major challenges that affects peoples lives and countries economies, whilst proving hugely profitable for organised criminal gangs. Different regional issues provide global challenges. Trafficking in human beings as a criminal enterprise has spiked in 2015. The well documented Mediterranean crisis has brought the global scourge of

In effort to expand biometric scheme, India says privacy not fundamental right

During the course of defending the legality of the Aadhaar biometric scheme before India’s Supreme Court this week, the chief lawyer for India’s central government argued that privacy is not a fundamental right bestowed by the country’s constitution. India’s government also asked the court to reconsider all Supreme Court judgments over the past two decades that defined privacy as a constitutional right. India’s central government made the argument in order to defend extending the use of the Aadhaar biometric system

Singapore airport to install facial recognition technology in new terminal

Singapore’s Changi Airport will install facial recognition technology at the new Terminal 4 to eliminate the need for security staff to manually identity passengers at various check points, according to a report by Today. The terminal, which spans 195,000 square meters (639,764 square feet), will feature many other fast and seamless travel (FAST) facilities, including self-service and automated options for check-in, bag tagging, immigration clearance and aircraft boarding. The new terminal will also offer passport validation, and automated scanning and

Canada to expand collection of biometrics from foreign visitors

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said his government will put $312.6 million over five years towards expanding biometric screening measures to all foreign travelers entering Canada on a visa. According to the government’s plan, all foreign nationals, except for U.S. citizens, applying for a work or study permit, as well as those applying for temporary or permanent residency in Canada will be subject to biometric screening. Travelers will be able to provide their biometrics at 180 biometric collection service

BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel

September 9-11, 2015 Dupont Circle Hotel, Washington D.C BORDERPOL International Security Meeting: Curtailing Terrorist Travel Borderpol’s purpose is to support border agencies worldwide to develop fast, safe and secure borders. Perhaps the greatest threat our agency leaders have to better borders is terrorist travel. ISIS is desperate to move foreign nationals into its fold and presenting new and ever-evolving tactics that border agencies and the supporting tech sector need to harness to help curtail the travel. We have world support

Descartes Biometrics to demonstrate ear recognition software at CES on the Hill

Descartes Biometrics Inc. will be showcasing its new HELIX flagship ear image recognition technology for enterprises at the International CES on the Hill event in Washington DC on April 15. The HELIX ear recognition software identifies and authenticates an individual based on their unique ear shape. Using a cross-platform library, HELIX does not need any additional hardware and can be integrated with most camera-equipped portable devices, including body cameras, webcams and smartphones for security and surveillance applications. The biometric enterprise

Bank Muscat deploys biometric identification system at branches

Bank Muscat has partnered with the Royal Oman Police to launch a biometric identification system to improve customer service in branch transactions, according to a report by Times of Oman. Bank Muscat’s new biometric system is compatible with the Sultanate’s national identification card, making it the first of its kind in the banking sector in Oman. To authenticate banking transactions at Bank Muscat branches, customers must insert their national identification card in the biometric machine and validate their identity by