Uruguay regulates legal marijuana program with Integrated Biometrics fingerprint scanners

A controversial legal marijuana distribution program is underway in Uruguay, with Integrated Biometrics‘ fingerprint scanners enabling a range of government-imposed limitations, as well as allowing for user anonymity. Planning for the program began in the South American nation of 3.4 million people in 2014, when former President José Mujica singed a bill to legalize recreational use of marijuana, in limited amounts, by Uruguayan citizens. The bill, which gives the government control of every aspect of the marijuana trade from production

TazTag, Integrated Biometrics release mobile fingerprint scanner with POS capabilities

TazTag and Integrated Biometrics have released TazPoS, a mobile fingerprint scanner with built-in point-of-sale (PoS) capabilities for law enforcement in the developing world to validate identity in the field. Individuals in developing countries will now have the option of paying fines and fees on the spot, rather than being required to travel significant distances to courthouses or other government offices. “Distance is a major challenge in North Africa, our initial market,” said Eric Fouchard, president of TazTag. “The spaces are

Technavio publishes report on global biometric POS terminals market 2016-2020

Technavio has published a new market research report entitled “Global Biometric Point-of-Sales Terminals Market 2016-2020”, which will see the market grow at a CAGR of close to 27% until the end of 2020. The report segments the global biometric POS market into the technology groups of fingerprint identification, palm-vein recognition, facial recognition, iris recognition, and retina recognition, while separating the market into the geographical areas of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA. Additionally, Technavio’s report highlights the key vendors in the

McDonald’s testing biometrics technology on POS system

McDonald’s is taking a more proactive approach to its loss prevention efforts by piloting new biometric authentication technology on its point-of-sale (POS) system at select restaurants, according to a report by Security Management. Under the pilot program, which involves some of its restaurants in the United States, the fast food franchise has installed a fingerprint device on cash registers which require a fingerprint scan to activate the system. Implementing a biometric authentication system will help the loss prevention team detect

Togo’s selects CrossMatch biometrics solution for employee sign-in and transaction authorization

Crossmatch announced that San Jose-based sandwich chain Togo’s Eateries has deployed its U.are.U 4500 fingerprint readers to increase security, boost accountability and decrease fraud at the point-of-sale. Companies and organizations can use Crossmatch fingerprint readers to ensure instant identity confirmation for employee sign in and transaction authorization. Prior to switching over to Crossmatch’s fingerprint readers, Togo’s POS system required employees to enter a password to sign in or authorize an override. However, Togo’s management found it difficult to track access

Xinguodu Technology acquires Miaxis Biometrics for US$40.64 million

Point-of-sale terminal and e-payment solutions provider Xinguodu Technology has signed an agreement to acquire biometric software developer Miaxis Biometrics for 252 million yuan (US$40.64 million), according to a report by Reuters. Miaxis develops a range of fingerprint modules and fingerprint readers for time attendance, access control, door locks, car locks, and fingerprint POS, serving clients in the banking, security, and government and military sectors. The company’s fingerprint algorithm is targeted for products including smartphones, tablets, PC’s, doors, time registration systems,

Crossmatch biometric readers enable retailer to achieve PCI compliance for POS login

Crossmatch announced that clothing accessory retailer Goorin Bros. is using its U.are.U 4500 fingerprint readers to achieve PCI compliance for its point-of-sale login. The Crossmatch biometrics-based solution secures access to the POS terminal. The solution protects the retailer and its customers from the high risk of data breaches, while improving the speed of the POS login protocol. PCI regulations governing POS login require that retailers maintain unique, complex passwords for each employee — passwords which must be changed at regular

identiMetrics partners with Harris to provide biometric identification system for school cafeterias

K-12 school nutrition technology firm Harris School Nutrition Solutions recently partnered with biometrics identification solutions firm identiMetrics to provide high quality finger scanners, software and services. identiMetrics’ fingerprint recognition system provides a cost-effective and accurate replacement for swipe-card readers, barcode readers, and PIN pads which allows schools and school districts to boost accountability, improve operations and increase security. Harris will incorporate identiMetrics’ finger scanning ID system into their flagship web-based solution, eTrition, for point-of-sale. No additional software customization will be

NCR expands use of BIO-key’s fingerprint authentication solutions for POS

BIO-key International announced that NCR Corporation has expanded its use of integrated BIO-key fingerprint authentication solutions through several national retail chains, including Wendy’s and Arby’s. Using BIO-key’s solutions, NCR will be able to provide the retail chains with secure employee access to tens of thousands of POS terminals. “The expanded utilization demonstrates that BIO-key fingerprint authentication outperforms traditional authentication methods in real-world visible applications; nothing is more mission-critical to a retailer’s revenue than the POS,” said Jim Sullivan, VP of

Logic PD Tests POS Facial Recognition for Fraud Prevention

Logic PD announced this week that its team of engineers and designers addressed the challenges of identity fraud and highlighted new insights on how the Internet of Things technology can help improve people’s lives during the Logic PD ACME-thon held late last month. The solution is a multi-modal security platform for card purchases that uses near field communication authentication coupled with camera imaging to protect users. The way it works is that when a user makes a mobile payment at