Explaining Biometrics

Read comprehensive descriptions and explanations of the latest biometric technology solutions including a glossary of biometric terms and definitions.

 

Explainer: Signature Recognition

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. defines signature recognition as a behavioural biometric that identifies an individual on the basis of their…

 

Explainer: Fingerprint Matching

Biometrics Research Group, Inc. defines fingerprint identification as an automated method of verifying a match between two human fingerprints. Over…

 

Explainer: Big Data

Big Data is a term used to describe large and complex data sets that can provide insightful conclusions when analyzed…

 

Explainer: Mobile ID

Mobile identity, otherwise referred to as Mobile ID solutions, deliver authentication and authorization for mobile applications and services. Mobile ID…

 

Explainer: Electronic ID (eID)

An eID card is typically a government-issued document for online and offline identification. The typical electronic identity card has the…

 

History of Biometrics

Introduction The term “biometrics” is derived from the Greek words “bio” (life) and “metrics” (to measure). Automated biometric systems have…

 

Explainer: Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is a method of accessing computing and financial resources or physical facilities, with more than just…

 

Explainer: Value Added Resellers in the biometrics sector

A value added reseller is an IT vendor that takes an existing, separate product and adds their own value to…

 

Explainer: Palm print recognition

Palm print recognition inherently implements many of the same matching characteristics that have allowed fingerprint recognition to be one of…

 

Explainer: Biometrics in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is arguably the largest user of biometric technology and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) is the police’s most…

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