KeyLemon and Swissteach demo facial recognition system for student verification

KeyLemon has announced a new partnership with Swisstech AG to introduce facial recognition to Swissteach’s Global Teach online learning management system. According to the company, the Swissteach/KeyLemon system, which has so far been set up as a demo, supplements legacy username and password logins to guard access to sensitive information using 20 points of facial data. The system also features a one-way verification process that prevents face reconstruction using biometric models.  With the new system, student identities can be checked periodically

Coppel Corporation picks DigitalPersona fingerprint technology for identity verification

DigitalPersona has announced that Coppel Corporation has chosen the company’s fingerprint technology to verify customer and employee identities in more than 800 banks and 1,000 Pension Fund Offices throughout Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. “Customers like the ease of use and assured identity that fingerprint technology provides them,” Ing. Jose Gpe. Mendoza Macias, national manager of systems development for Coppel Corporation said. “The fraud-fighting benefit of knowing someone cannot purchase goods on their account is also very important to our customers.” “In

Queensland Corrective Services to deploy Argus Global biometric kiosk

The Queensland Corrective Services is set to deploy Argus Global‘s Biometric Offender Reporting Information System (BORIS) across all of its community monitoring offices and selected Police stations. According to the company, the automated self-service touch screen kiosk — which is based on the company’s smart kiosk solution — is set to be interfaced with the Department’s primary offender information management system. The BORIS system digitizes manual reporting procedures and allows parolees to present themselves without the attendance of an officer.

SpeechPro details upcoming launch of updated VoiceKey.OnePass verification platform

SpeechPro has announced the upcoming release of its newly-updated multi-biometric verification platform, VoiceKey.OnePass. According to the company, the new version of OnePass includes the ability for touchless identification, as well as static-prompted voice passphrase. This means, that when a user starts the verification process, the smartphone’s camera searches for a human face in the video stream and automatically launches the voice recording as soon as a face is detected. In addition, says the company, its new static-prompted voice passphrase feature will

QiSQi partners with WeTradeNet to secure transactions with fingerprint biometrics

European crowdfunding platform WeTradeNet has partnered with QiSQi to secure its transactions with biometric fingerprint identification and verification. According to QiSQi, the fingerprint registration and verification solution it integrated into the WeTradeNet platform is based on the Java Vaadin Framework. According to the Biometrics Research Group, the market for fingerprint biometric technologies accounts for the greatest share of the global biometrics market and is forecast to continue to be the main source of overall market revenues from 2010 to 2015.

Global spending on government biometrics to increase: report

According to a new report, global spending on government biometrics systems is set to grow substantially through to 2024. The report, The Global Government Biometric Systems Market 2014-2024, now available through, expects market growth at a CAGR of 6.88%, driven primarily by the central role being played by the requirement for verification of digital identity. This includes ePassports and national identity card programs. According to the report, growth is also due to the increasing availability of suppliers that are capable

Biometric SIM sales ramp up in Pakistan, Telenor latest to install verification system

There has long been debate around a mandate for biometric verification for all SIM card sales in Pakistan, and operators and merchants are starting to get on board. Just this week, Telenor announced its successful installation at its sales and service centers throughout the country. ”We have completed the installation of biometric verification systems at all our Sales and Service Centers and Franchises in the country to ensure higher accuracy of subscriber data,“ Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor

TangoWire adds BeehiveID biometric verification to eliminate fraud

Online dating community, TangoWire has implemented a biometric verification system from BeehiveID. Specifically, the new Beehive ID system uses social network analysis and facial recognition to detect the patterns of real people and eliminate fraudulent accounts. “Trust is a key issue to our customers,” Bryan Brown, CEO of TangoWire said. “Since we launched BeehiveID, we’ve seen a 21% increase in the number of members participating in the verification process. This is significant because it clearly demonstrates that trust has a substantial

Fonetic builds voice biometrics into trading record keeping compliance tool

Fonetic has integrated voice biometrics capabilities into its Dodd-Frank Trading Record Keeping Compliance Solution to help banks verify a trader’s identity from a few seconds of conversation. The solution takes unstructured data from voice, email and chat interactions to create a searchable database of communications related to a bank’s traders and trades. The addition of biometric voice analysis enables banks to verify a caller’s identity, track their interactions, and authenticate transactions based on their unique voice. According to Fonetic, voice biometrics

Mandiant Corp awarded DARPA Active Authentication contract

Mandiant Corp. has just been awarded a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to complete the second phase of its Active Authentication program. The contract, worth $2.5 million seeks to expand biometrics research for identity verification, Military & Aerospace reports. Specifically, this program focuses on behavioral measures in computer use and also the development of a platform to integrate all available biometrics on a single device. The behavioral aspect of this project will focus on desktop, laptop, tablet and