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Commercial Applications

Biometrics are used in retail and customer-facing settings for point-of-sales services such as payments, access control in systems for purposes such as shoplifting prevention, and identification or characteristic analysis for personalization or customer insights. Access control systems are also increasingly used for automated commercial applications, such as hotel check-ins. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition.

 

Kansas Colleges use Biometrics to Catch Cheaters

Biometric Signature ID has been added by at least six Kansas State community colleges in the EduKan consortium. The move…

 

Security Cameras Gain Artificial Intelligence from MIT

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created an artificial intelligence computer system for security camera systems that will help…

 

Identive Smart Cards vs. Cyber Attacks

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A Million More For SmartMetric

SmartMetric recently announced that it has received additional funding from private investors. Another million dollars will be added into the…

 

Nuance Announces Dragon ID Voice Biometrics for Mobile

Nuance Communications, Inc. on Tuesday announced a new voice biometrics technology, Dragon ID, allowing mobile device users to unlock their…

 

AuthenTec’s Tiny $10 USB Fingerprint Reader

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Biometrics in the Airport of the Future

Amadeus, IT solutions provider to the travel and tourism industry, released a report on May 24, “Reinventing the Airport Ecosystem”….

 

Hamilton Telecommunications Joins Fujitsu PalmPartner Program

Fujitsu Frontech North America (FFNA) and Hamilton Telecommunications have partnered to offer a secure biometric solution through Fujitsu’s PalmPartner program….

 

Biometrics to enable mobile phone money transfers

Mobilis Networks Limited has launched fingerprint verification for international money transfers via mobile phones. This service is currently being rolled…

 

Expert says South Africa ahead on biometric uptake

South Africa is ahead on biometric uptake. That pronouncement emerged from a briefing for financial sector representatives conducted in Johannesburg…

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