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Top Biometrics News Stories, Week of April 12


Biometrics Week in Review: Cognitec boasts NIST test results, Eximbank deploys fingerprint authentication, AGNITiO’s mobile voice biometrics platform, banking apps with voice biometrics, Fujitsu ATMs with biometrics and NFC, PayPal Samsung fingerprint integration, Steve Thies interview, iris recognition white paper and an editorial on biometric voter enrollment.

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics news stories that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week.

Cognitec boasts NIST face recognition vendor test results – Cognitec announced that its facial recognition algorithm fared well in a recent NIST face recognition vendor test, specifically in tests with youth and senior age groups, leading the next most accurate algorithm in 5-year accuracy by 30% and 16% respectively.

Vietnam Eximbank deploys fingerprint authentication for POS, ATM transactions – TSYS announced that its client, Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank – Vietnam Eximbank – has begun to deploy fingerprint authentication for POS and ATM transactions.

AGNITiO launches updated mobile voice biometrics platform – AGNITiO launched version 4.1 of its KIVOX Mobile Platform, which includes advanced anti-spoofing protection and ease of use enhancements. The new system is capable of recognizing the difference between a voice recording and a live voice, preventing replay attacks.

Banking Apps to Feature Voice Biometrics, Audio Virtual Assistants – Two major banks will soon introduce the use of audio virtual assistants combined with voice biometrics in their mobile apps, says Nuance Communications.

Fujitsu Launches European ATMs with Biometrics and NFC – Fujitsu has launched a series of ATM`s for the European market that support its PalmSecure biometric verification technology along with contactless and NFC transactions.

PayPal debuts Samsung fingerprint integration – This particular integration and partnership between PayPal and Samsung is an interesting development because it is in stark contrast to Apple’s strict handling of the fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S.

Integrated Biometrics: A conversation with CEO Steve Thies – Steve Thies works closely with the company’s CTO, operations and business development teams. He also works closely with investors and is charged with ensuring everyone at the organization is working on Integrated Biometrics strategic initiatives.

Seeing the Future of Iris Recognition – This white paper by SRI International presents snapshots of how a range of organizations will authenticate people when iris recognition becomes the standard.

Biometric voter enrollment engenders rewards and risks – Quick and precise voter enrollment and identification is the cornerstone of any credible election and biometric voting systems are increasingly being deployed in the developing world with the aim to ensure a fair and efficient electoral process.

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