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Top Biometrics News Stories, Week of May 11


Biometrics Week in Review: multi-lab testing of rapid DNA technology, Fingerprint Cards order for touch sensors, Stanford prof looks to improve Aadhaar, BI2 announces patent issuance, personalization of Belgian ePassports, biometric liveness detection app, BIO-key’s multifactor authentication solution, ETS rolls out voice biometric security, a report on the Indian biometrics market and a conversation with LastPass CEO Joe Siegrist.

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

GE Healthcare Life Sciences and NetBio announce multi-lab testing of rapid DNA technology – GE Healthcare Life Sciences and NetBio have announced a multi-laboratory developmental validation of its DNAscan biometric rapid DNA analysis system.

Fingerprint Cards gets ramp order for biometric touch sensors – Fingerprint Cards has just received the first ramp order of US$2.75 million for its FPC 1020 sensor, related to previous orders and a design win for a Global Tier 1 OEM smartphone flagship model.

Stanford prof looks to lower false rejections, increase speed of Aadhaar – Stanford University business professor Lawrence Wein has published new research outlining a system for improving accuracy in India’s Aadhaar program.

BI2 announces patent issuance for mobile biometric capture and communication system – Business Intelligence & Identification Technologies (BI2 Technologies) has announced the issuance of its patent for a mobile biometric capture and communication system.

LastPass goes biometric: A conversation with CEO/Co-Founder Joe Siegrist – BiometricUpdate.com interview with the LastPass CEO and CO-founder Joe Siegrist about working with the S5’s fingerprint API, two-factor authentication and LastPass’s early roots as a company.

Zetes begins personalization of Belgian biometric ePassports – Zetes has announced that it is now beginning to personalize Belgian biometric passports, following winning a tender for the project last year.

NexID launches biometric liveness detection Android app – NexID has just launched its Mobile Live Finger Detection app for Android that, according to the company, means that the accuracy of fingerprint authentication can be improved by more than 95 percent.

BIO-key launches new biometrics-friendly multifactor authentication solution – BIO-key International has launched a new adaptive multifactor authentication solution, which it says supports biometrics, proximity cards and challenge response questions.

ETS rolls out voice biometric security for English-language tests – ETS has announced that it has now integrated voice biometric identification to its TOEFL Program for English-language tests.

Indian biometrics market fueled by govt projects, expected to grow at 44.22% CAGR: research – The Indian biometrics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 44.22 percent between 2013-2018, according to a new research report, Biometrics Market in India 2014-2018.

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