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Top biometrics news stories, week of August 24


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

Biometrics Week in Review: mobile biometric authentication report, SimPrints, Gates Foundation, NEC, Chams Plc, Anil Jain, EyeVerify, Trustonic, Fingerprint Cards, law enforcement biometrics market report and fingerprint access control for dispensaries in Illinois.

Special Report: Mobile Biometric Authentication – This report examines how the total market for mobile biometrics will increase due to smartphone growth and the drive for password supplantation and outlines the increasing use of mobile biometrics for financial services and to aid in law enforcement and military applications.

SimPrints wins £250,000 from Gates Foundation to develop fingerprint scanner – UK start-up SimPrints announced it has received a £250,000 grant in funding to develop a fingerprint scanner that some are calling a game-changer in global healthcare.

NEC places first in NIST fingerprint matching benchmark test – The test evaluated various vendor technologies in one-to-one verification matching accuracy against 120,000-subject datasets comprising of a broad range of fingerprint data gathered for official uses.

Fingerprint recognition to protect medical marijuana dispensaries in Illinois – Medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries in Illinois will be safeguarded by advanced security measures, including fingerprint recognition access control systems.

Osun State, Nigeria government to issue biometric ID card for public school students – The Osun Smart ID, an initiative of Chams Plc, is linked to a central database providing the government with accurate data on the identity and number of students enrolled in its schools.

Photo-ID security measures not sufficient: study – The study shows that a single passport photo does not provide enough verification for a security checkpoint to truly be accurate, suggesting that perhaps passports ought to have multiple images of a person.

Researchers developing a fingerprint recognition solution to track infants’ vaccinations – In the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded study, Anil Jain and his team are hoping that the new tracking method it has developed will increase vaccination coverage of children in developing countries.

Law enforcement biometrics market in North America expected to grow at 18.2% CAGR: report – TechNavio has published its latest research report – Law Enforcement Biometrics Market in North America 2014-2018 – and expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 18.2 percent during the forecast period.

EyeVerify raises $6 million from Wells Fargo, Sprint and Qihoo 360 – The funding will enable EyeVerify to drive mass adoption of its biometric technology directly and through key channel partners within the financial services, enterprise mobility, mobile security, telecom, healthcare and government markets.

Trustonic, Fingerprint Cards to secure FIDO Ready biometric authentication on smart devices – Trustonic and Fingerprint Cards AB announced they have partnered to secure FIDO Ready secure biometric authentication on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

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