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

Georgia’s Floyd County Jail to install biometric locks

Floyd County Jail in Rome, Georgia is currently undergoing a major security system upgrade that features new biometric locks, according to a report by Northwest Georgia News. The system is part of a $1.9 million special purpose, local options sales tax (SPLOST) project that is expected to be completed in April or May. Deputies will be able to place their finger in the biometric lock device that will display their information before opening a door. The system also ensures that

Smart Policing Summit 2015

April 27 – 29, 2015 Washington, DC, USA The Smart Policing Summit this April 27 – 29 in Washington, D.C., will bring together Law Enforcement and research professionals from across the country to discuss the benefits and challenges in adopting smart policing tactics and technologies. Already in attendance are the CNA, Police Executive Research Forum as well as Senior Law Enforcement professionals from Police Departments in Washington, D.C., San Diego, CA, Austin, TX, Pullman, WA, Michigan State and more! View

Imprivata, Symantec provide fingerprint identification solution for e-prescriptions

Imprivata has partnered with Symantec to provide a complete fingerprint biometric and FICAM-certified credential service provider (CSP) solution for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS). Symantec Norton Secure Login, which acts as the CSP, and Symantec Validation and ID Protection Services integrate with Imprivata Confirm ID to simplify the process of identity-proofing and authorizing prescribers to comply with DEA requirements for EPCS. “Our strategic partnership with Symantec provides customers with a complete, DEA-compliant solution for identity-proofing individual prescribers to

Cognitec integrates new algorithm in facial recognition product for greater performance

Cognitec has released its facial recognition engine B9 and integrated the algorithm in its facial recognition product, FaceVACS-DBScan. In researching and developing the B9 algorithm, Cognitec focused mainly on significantly improving the performance rate of images with low resolution or have been taken in less controlled environments, which are often found in police databases. The company also found that the matching accuracy increased for images with non-frontal poses, with faces turned upward, downward or to the side. FaceVACS-DBScan enables users

New study has found that fingerprint examiners make extremely few errors

The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice released a self-funded study that explores the accuracy and reliability of decisions made by latent fingerprint examiners, which found that examiners make extremely few errors. The study was authored by the Miami-Dade Police Department Forensic Services Bureau, fingerprint identification section and is entitled “Miami-Dade Research Study for the Reliability of the ACE-V Process: Accuracy & Precision in Latent Fingerprint Examinations“. The study found that even in situations where examiners did not

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,