Neurotechnology releases automated biometric ID system

Neurotechnology has released the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), a comprehensive system designed for deploying large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can rapidly and accurately process multiple complex biometric transactions using any combination of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. The system uses the core technology of MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator, which have been used in a broad range of national-scale biometric identification projects, including national voter registration, biometric passport and ID, border control and criminal records systems. The quality

Moldova deploys biometric enrollment solution by Vision-Box

The Government of the Republic of Moldova is modernizing the issuance of citizen identity documents with an integrated biometric enrollment solution by Vision-Box. The Centre for State Information Resources “Registru” (CSIR) is a state-owned enterprise that holds the exclusive rights to produce and issue identity documents to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. In 2015, CSIR announced an open tender towards updating and modernizing the identity documents issuance process across its countrywide offices for population documentation and records by

Iris ID helps India’s national identity program register one billion citizens

India’s Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has registered in excess of one billion citizens in the Aadhaar national identity program using Iris ID’s iris recognition biometric technology. Iris ID has been involved in the largest online digital identity platform in the world since its inception in 2010 and has provided technology advice to the UIDAI technical committee on the benefits and usability of iris technology. Iris ID participated in the initial pilot project and helped the UIDAI organization to set iris

Integrated Biometrics presenting at ID4Africa and other industry events

In an effort to to share know-how and advances in its patented light emitting sensor (LES) film, Integrated Biometrics is sending key members of its leadership and technology team to discuss technological best practices with systems integrators and end users in government, financial, and healthcare marketplaces at multiple high-profile events in the U.S. and overseas this spring. “The past couple of years have seen critical, unforeseen challenges in human migration all across the globe,” said the company’s President Mike Grimes.

Extension approved for Israel’s biometric database pilot

A request by Israel’s Interior Minister for a nine-month extension on the country’s biometric database pilot was approved on Tuesday. Earlier this week, the Minister had requested an extension of the pilot until December 31, 2016 to better learn the issues since he is relatively new in the job. According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, the initiative is seeing reduced support since a legal adviser to the Israeli Biometric Database Management Authority acknowledging that the potential for database

Turkey starts distributing biometric identity cards

Turkish authorities have started distribution of its new biometric identity cards and have selected Kirikkale as the pilot province for this new program. The new biometric identity cards will be valid for ten years and contains a chip that, according to the country’s Electronic Authentication System website, can hold up to 1 GB of information, including the user’s finger and palm prints. This change in the country’s national ID system will replace the current color-coded card system (pink for women

Tech giants unwilling to link biometrics to Aadhaar

Officials in the Indian government claim that Apple, Microsoft and Google are not making their proprietary biometric systems available to be used for Aadhaar authentication. The officials claim that these companies are acting as “gatekeepers” and are averse to allowing open access to their smartphone software development frameworks to leverage biometric functionality. Aadhaar, recognized as the world’s largest universal civil ID program and biometric database, is currently used by the Indian government to provide social services. To date, Aadhaar has

Indian gov’t to link food ration cards to Aadhaar

The Indian government has announced that it intends to update its ration card system so that it can take advantage of Aadhaar. Aadhaar is the 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Indian government to every individual resident of India. The Aadhaar project aims to provide a single, unique identifier which captures all the demographic and biometric details of every Indian resident. Currently, Aadhaar has issued over 900 million Aadhaar numbers, and has enrolled approximately 850 million people, with a

Bulgaria to introduce biometric identity cards

Bulgaria’s Deputy Interior Minister Krasimir Tsipov announced this week that the country will soon introduce identity cards containing biometric data that will allow passage through eGates at EU airports. According to a report by the Sofia News Agency, the new ID cards will also include an electronic identification option and will serve as an electronic signature to allow Bulgarian citizens to access online services offered by the state. Last November the government decided to move to a centralized system of

Biometrics and law enforcement, facial recognition and national ID trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Facial recognition The Scottish Professional Football League has asked the government for financial support to introduce facial recognition technology to identify troublemakers in stadiums next season. The goal in implementing the technology, which could cost up to £4m, is to identify those guilty of violence, offensive singing, using pyrotechnics and exhibiting any other prohibited behaviour. U.S. Customs and Border Protection have started