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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.

 

Kenyan PM calls for biometric voting halt

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called for a halt to the biometric voter registration tender in favor of the…

 

Nuance unveils voice-based virtual assistant

Nuance Communications, Inc. has introduced a new virtual assistant called “Nina” in order to compete with other voice assistants like…

 

Biometric Research Notes: FLIR Systems

The stock price of FLIR Systems is projected to rise over 25 percent over the next year. The firm which…

 

Pennsylvania to use Animetrics facial recognition system

The Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET) has selected Animetrics, a leading developer of advanced 3-D facial recognition and identity management solutions,…

 

Biometric Research Note: Commercial Applications for Biometrics Growing

Biometrics Research Group Inc. projects that the global biometrics market will grow to $15 billion by 2015 from its 2012…

 

Better biometric security to enhance Apple’s mobile enterprise offerings

The proposed acquisition of AuthenTec by Apple is set to provide iPhones and iPads with a level of mobile device security…

 

Fingerprint scanners to boost mobile security

The Apple bid to acquire AuthenTec further boosts its chances of outfitting the iPad with a fingerprint reader. However, some groups do not…

 

AuthenTec investor challenges Apple takeover in court

An unhappy investor has filed a legal suit against AuthenTec, claiming that the company has been remiss in its duty…

 

VoiceVault sets new standard for voice biometric accuracy

VoiceVault, a U.S. based private voice biometric company, has released the next generation of its voice biometric speaker verification engine….

 

South African welfare agency issues biometric MasterCards

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has teamed up with MasterCard in a bid to offer its clients biometric…

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