Princeton Identity opens Dubai office, provides biometric security solution for DXB

Princeton Identity’s Access500e identity management kiosk module has been deployed within the Dubai International Airport (DXB). According to the company announcement, the solution identifies travelers within one to two seconds. One hundred Access500e products are currently in operation across the airport’s Emirates Airlines terminals, with plans to deploy about 40 more in the near future to support the influx of new international tourists. Dubai is expected to surpass 20 million visitors by 2020. The Access500e features a face and iris

Suprema showcasing biometrics-based access control solutions at Intersec

Suprema is showcasing its range of biometrics-based centralized access control solutions including CoreStation, fingerprint readers, RFID/keypad readers, and its updated access management software BioStar 2 this week at Intersec 2018. Designed for mid- to enterprise-level access control systems, CoreStation can manage 500,000 users with fingerprint matching speed of up to 400,000 matches per second. CoreStation also offers comprehensive access control functionalities for up to 132 access points along with the company’s BioStar 2 security platform. The device also provides centralized

Saudi university to open biometrics research laboratory

King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will establish a biometrics research laboratory with funds granted by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Arab News reports. The grant was approved for a “Hand-based Biometrics Fusion and Bio-Cryptosystem Computation” project led by Prof. Mohammed Khurram Khan of KSU’s Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (CoEIA), under the country’s National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 initiatives, according to Arab News. “Through the funding of this project, we will be

Suprema sets up Middle East operations

Suprema continues to expand its global operations with the establishment of Suprema Middle East FZCO. The new operation is located in the Dubai Airport Free Zone. Mohamed El Shenawy has been appointed to lead the regional sales team and focus on the new business development as well as supporting existing business partners in the region. “Suprema Middle East FZCO is committed to help our strategic partners and customers in the Middle East,” explains said SY Lee, Director of Global Business

Intersec 2018 to feature 1,337 exhibitors from 59 countries

Intersec will open for the 20th time in Dubai next week and will feature 1,337 exhibitors from 59 countries. The three-day event will span 60,000sqm of exhibition space across 13 halls, and features 19 of the world’s top 20 commercial security solutions providers. More than 32,000 attendees are expected from 129 countries. The show is divided into seven sections including Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Safety & Health, Homeland Security & Policing, Information & Cyber Security, Smart Home & Building

Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition

Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition April 9 – 11, 2018 Sheikh Rashid Hall of the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Emirates International Forensic Conference & Exhibition is the region’s largest event on Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine. Emirates Forensic will be held from 9th to 11th April 2018 under the theme of “Science Serving Justice” in Sheikh Rashid Hall of the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Organized by INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions Org. Est along with its

Study finds many Saudi banks considering biometric solutions

Gemalto has published the results of a recent study in which it found that 69 percent of Saudi Arabian respondents said that it is easier to use eBanking solutions than having to physically visit a branch, according to a report by Saudi Gazette. The study arrives as several banks in the Kingdom are adopting digital banking solutions as a core strategy to cater to constantly evolving consumer behaviors. After receiving the support of the government through its National Plan for

Eazy, NCR to launch fingerprint payment service in Bahrain

Eazy Financial Services will launch the United Arab Emirates’ first biometric-enabled payment network powered by NCR Corporation in Bahrain, according to a report by TradeArabia. NCR has partnered with Eazy to develop a biometric payment infrastructure to serve participating financial institutions in Bahrain. The network will eventually be expanded to target the entire Middle East region. Customers will enroll through participating financial institutions by registering their fingerprints, allowing them to make payments with a touch of their fingertip. The payment

Japan providing $4.5m grant to strengthen Jordan’s biometric border control

The governments of Jordan and Japan have signed a 500 million yen (approximately US$4.5 million) grant agreement aimed at securing advanced devices and security solutions in five border posts to increase defense measures in the Kingdom, according to a report by The Jordan Times. The grant will supplement the previous 1 billion yen (approximately US$8.8 million) grant signed at the end of October for the Installation of IP Based Facial Recognition CCTV Systems at the border crossing points under the

Dubai Police turn to AI and biometrics for crime prevention

The Dubai Police are deploying artificial intelligence and facial recognition software to help predict and prevent crimes in areas of the city known to police, according to a Gulf News report. The Director of the Dubai Police Operations Department, Brigadier Kamil Butti Al Suwaidi, explained that the police command room will use a smart security system using sophisticated biometric software to compare images from CCTV cameras installed in public places to a database of face photos of known or wanted