CBP tests capturing biometric data on-the-move

The Custom and Border Protection’s Entry/Exit Transformation (EXT) Office are piloting several programs to make the process of collecting biometric data from foreign traveler entering and leaving the United States less invasive, according to a report by Federal Times. The pilots will test new technologies such as fingerprinting and open-air pass-through scanners, including one project beginning November at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego aimed at capturing biometric data on-the-move. The “Pedestrian Border Experiment” will test multiple on-the-move

Extreme Reality closes $10M Series D as it eyes biometric and security markets

Extreme Reality, a 3D human body motion control and analysis software company, has raised a Series D funding round of $10 million. According to the company, the new funding comes on the heels of a few successful integrations (notably with SEGA) and also as the company plans an expansion into security and biometrics spaces. How its system could be leveraged in a biometric environment is as of yet unknown, though the applications are obvious, seeing as 3D-mapping allows for more

Physical security market to reach $85.51 billion in 2018

New research suggests the physical security market, which has been valued at $55.59 billion in 2013, will grow to $85.51 billion in 2018, representing a CAGR of 9% from 2013 to 2018. According to the report, Physical Security Market By Products (Video surveillance, Access Control, Biometrics, Intrusion Detection, Security Systems), Services (Remote Management, Technical Support, Security Consulting) Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013 – 2018), government organizations and large enterprises are actively adopting new security technologies – which includes biometrics