Orange partners on biometric epayments solution for Iraq

Orange Business Services has signed an agreement with Canny Quest International, the Dubai-based technology partner of International Smart Card (ISC) in Iraq, to provide SIMs for connectivity to support ISC’s 6,000 payment terminals at points of service (POS) across Iraq. An additional 8,000 POS locations are planned to be online by mid-2016. ISC’s new model for e-payment services uses smart cards with sophisticated biometrics to authenticate customer ID and counter the risk of fraud. ISC provides government employees and private

Financial institutions piloting Cardlab’s fingerprint activated credit card

Cardlab announced that Texas-based card provider Epic One and two banks in Dubai and London are trialing its new biometric credit card. The biometric credit card was developed in cooperation with Danish firm Quardlock using both companies technologies and patents. The authentication system combines a fingerprint with a one-time-password (OTP). The card generates standard OTP for every successful fingerprint authentication No data is send to the magnet strip, NFC or EMV chip if the owner of the card is not

HID Global exec discusses biometrics and smart cards

Following the acquisition of Lumidigm, HID Global strategically integrated the Lumidigm biometrics technology with its Omnikey contactless smart card readers to provide an accurate and reliable identity validation solution. The company’s biometric identity and access management solutions are used in a range of applications, including citizen identification, financial services, healthcare, and border security. HID Global’s Lumidigm biometrics sensors are often used in combination with an airport’s access control system, such as in the case of Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport’s deployment

NEXT Biometrics to focus on “non-smartphone markets” in 2016

Tore Etholm-Idsoe, CEO of NEXT Biometrics, a leader in high-quality low-cost fingerprint sensors, said the firm is set for significant progress in 2016 and recapped 2015 highlights in his annual Christmas letter to shareholders. He said in his year-end statement that NEXT had expanded its product offering throughout 2015. In the first half of the year, six different NEXT fingerprint sensor modules were released, to cover all major customer needs. In the third quarter these were further enhanced by a

Tactivo order from US DoD for Precise Biometrics

Biometric technology firm Precise Biometrics has won an order of Tactivo mobile smart card readers from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) of the US Department of Defense (DoD). The value of the order is 1.1 million SEK ($131,000 USD) and will impact fourth quarter revenues 2015 and first quarter revenues 2016. The order, which has been placed through Precise Biometrics’ partner TX Systems, includes Tactivo for iPhone devices. Tactivo is a line of mobile smart card readers for iOS and

Tyco Security integrates IdentyTech fingerprint readers

Tyco Security Products has expanded its biometrics portfolio with the integration of IdentyTech fingerprint readers with Software House’s C•CURE 9000 security and event management solution. “Our growing portfolio of biometric integrations with the powerful C•CURE 9000 platform continues to expand the options for businesses requiring a higher level of security with multi-factor authentication,” said Jason Ouellette, Product Line Director – Access Control for Tyco Security Products. “The combination of C•CURE 9000 and IdentyTech’s fingerprint readers provide a flexible, scalable and

Iris ID certified under Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program

Iris ID Systems Inc. announced it has received Lenel factory certification by joining the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP), enabling the company’s IrisAccess iCAM iris recognition products to interface with the Lenel OnGuard access control system. IrisAccess is a non-contact biometric iris authentication solution that offers convenience, speed, accuracy, and security. The new interface allows OnGuard and Iris ID customers to use a more seamless enrollment process and management of data. By completing the required factory testing at Lenel, IrisAccess

Technical issues with fingerprint readers delay Nigeria’s presidential election

Some of Nigeria’s newly-introduced mobile fingerprint identification readers failed to allow citizens to cast their ballots during the country’s presidential election on Saturday, according to a report by BBC News. Many of the fingerprint identification readers that representatives from the Independent National Electoral Commission were using to validate voter ID cards, failed to work. President Goodluck Jonathan and at least three governors from his ruling party were among the voters who were unable to electronically validate their identities using the

INEC undergoes successful testing of biometric card readers despite 41% fingerprint failure

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the successful field-testing of biometric card readers, which are set to be used to validate voters in the March 28 and April 11 general elections, according to a report by Premium Times. INEC said that the exercise, held in 12 states spanning six geo-political zones of Nigeria, was successful and the biometric technology will help combat fraud in the upcoming elections. The electoral body said it successfully fulfilled its objective of verifying the

ElevenPaths offers two new biometric authentication and digital technology solutions

Telefónica cybersecurity subsidiary, ElevenPaths, announced it has integrated biometric authentication and digital signature technology into its identity solutions, according to a report by Computer Business Review. ElevenPaths’ new solutions, SmartID and SealSign, are based on technology developed by SmartAccess, which Telefónica previously acquired. SmartID combines different authenticators including smart cards, RFID/NFC devices and biometric fingerprint recognition to allow for more secure user authentication when accessing applications and physical equipment. In addition, SealSign is an electronic document-signing platform that works with