Zwipe has just launched a biometric access card, with fingerprint touch sensors from Fingerprint Cards. According to the company, the new card is multi-functional and is ISO 14443 compliant. Fingerprint data is stored on the card itself. “Providing secure personal ID authentication in an easy-to-use portable device has been our goal,” Kim Kristian Humborstad, CEO of Zwipe said. “Together with FPC’s touch sensor, we have achieved this in our Zwipe Access biometric card. The card provides a secure environment, protecting user
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
Usability and functionality should be a primary concern for designers and manufacturers of biometric systems. Though such systems typically are deployed for security applications, they should still provide an exemplary service experience that quickly meets the basic needs of the user, without fuss or bother. Most would attest that the air travel experience is anything but an exemplary one. Travelers in the high-security, post-911 era have to run a high-paced gantlet of airline flight check-in, along with baggage drop-off, security
INSIDE Secure and Intrinsic-ID have announced they are bringing to market a new class of secure microcontrollers for smart cards and other applications that apply Hardware Intrinsic Security (HIS) for cloud-based transactions. Hardware Intrinsic Security technology uses the unique attributes of a device to extract security keys. By combining INSIDE’s proven secure microcontroller designs with patented HIS technology from Intrinsic-ID, the companies say they can use the unique physical characteristics of each chip to protect cryptographic keys, and subsequently make devices extremely
The inaugural edition of NCT Maritime Border Security and Biometrics will take place in the European Union’s latest member: The Republic of Croatia. This two-day event will include a conference as well as a maritime security demonstration in the port of Split. The NCT series of events are IB Consultancy’s flagship events, covering the non-conventional threat and supporting Homeland Security professionals and the Military in their fight against terrorism. The upcoming NCT Maritime Border Security and Biometrics will join a
Users of any computerized system should remember that there is always the potential that a technology-based system can be hacked. Hackers increasingly are able to compromise cars, smartphones and medical devices, due to the ubiquity of wireless devices and open computing development environments. Avi Rubin, a professor of computer science and director of the Health and Medical Security Lab at Johns Hopkins University, warned of the dangers of an increasingly “hack-able” world during a TED talk a couple years ago.
Viscount Systems has announced that it has landed contracts to deploy its Freedom, Liberty and MESH access control technologies for one of Canada’s largest municipalities. The company has also announced that another US federal government building will use its technology in Puerto Rico. For the Canadian projects, the contracts are for up to 400 facilities to be installed over the next several years, and if the municipality – which is yet unnamed – with a full deployment, the value of the
Transport Security Expo is the largest international event for all areas of transportation security and focuses on the key threats, policy updates and regulations affecting the aviation, maritime, supply chain and public transport communities. Delegates attending the forthcoming Transport Security Expo will gather detailed insight on the challenges faced through in-depth aviation, maritime and public transport conferences. An extensive programme of workshops delivers valuable learning opportunities, including Freight & Cargo, Terminal & Facility Security, & Passenger Screening. The event is
SecureKey has announced that it has now completed the transfer of its hardware security token group to Kili Technology Corporation. Kili was just founded and has acquired the assets and engineering team from SecureKey. Afshin Rezayee, formerly vice president of hardware engineering at SecureKey, will lead Kili Technology,and along with the rest of the hardware engineering team will form the core of the new company. Kili Technology was founded by SecureKey Chairman Greg Wolfond with funding from Toronto-based Blue Sky Capital.
Viscount Systems has received commitments to deploy its touch screen intercom system and access control solution at 125 residential high-rise buildings in Canada. Specifically, the initial commitment is for MESH touch screen intercom systems with an option to add Viscount’s Freedom access control system, which allows biometrics. This initial commitment is worth approximately $500,000 and will be deployed over the coming year. “This is the largest MESH project our company has received,” Stephen Pineau, President of Viscount said. “We continue to