Identity Management / Biometrics


CARTES Trade Show For Smart Cards Coming To The United States In 2012

The team of CARTES and IDentification and CARTES in ASIA recently announced the launch of a new event: CARTES in North America, which will take place from March 5-7, 2012 in Las Vegas.

CSIdentity's Morrow Steps Aside to Make Way for New CEO

He will be succeeded by Joe C. Ross, the company’s current president, who will serve as interim CEO while an executive search firm helps identify a permanent replacement.

FST21 Opens New Office in the United States

FST21 has expanded its operations with its division in the Americas, which opened about a year ago and now has a new office.

Fujitsu Joins the International Biometrics and Identification Association

IBIA is a trade association that promotes the effective and appropriate use of biometric technology to determine identity and enhance security, privacy, productivity and convenience for individuals, organizations and governments.

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Law Enforcement Technology Matches Sketches to Mug Shots

Researchers at Michigan State University's Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Lab have developed new software that will allow officers to narrow the field of suspects using forensic sketches.

SIA Defends Use Of Security Technologies In Two States

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently took action to defend the use of electronic security technologies in two states.

Berk-Tek, Legrand|Ortronics to Present at Datacenter Conference

The companies will be presenting at the Datacenter Dynamics conference and Expo on March 10 in New York City on intelligent infrastructure investment.

Codebench Appoints New Director of Sales

As director of sales, Fallon will manage partner relationships and educate the market about Codebench’s software-based solutions.



Sensometrix SA and FUJITSU Limited Sign Worldwide License Agreement

Sensometrix SA and Fujitsu Ltd. have signed a global agreement that enables Fujitsu to sell the SensoBrain technology, a biometric booster for large-scale such applications as cashless payment, and physical and logical access control.

What the Government Really Wants

Federal government buildings pose similar security challenges to commercial facilities: They need to control access, visually monitor daily activity and manage intrusion-prevention. To meet these demands, the government must integrate with numerous security manufacturers that supply a means to protect different functions, such as single sign-on for individual computers, or large servers to provide redundancy and fault-tolerant needs.

Growing the Government

A critical element of protecting troops in the field of battle is proper identity management. A military installation in the Middle East, for example, must ensure that only authorized personnel can enter the camp. For soldiers, losing an access card to an enemy could be disastrous. Personal identification numbers are too easy to steal or share. To solve this problem, the military turned to biometrics just as other government entities have done as well.

Beyond the Door

For many years now, the promise of biometrics has not been fully realized. This is, in large part, because performance in the lab is not representative of performance in the field. That’s the reason major programs for Citizen ID and others have never really been fulfilled.

NEC Launches Contactless Scanner That Acquires Fingerprint and Finger Vein Data

NEC Corporation has introduced a device to simultaneously acquire fingerprint and finger vein characteristics without physical contact. Worldwide shipment of the HS100-10 Contactless Hybrid Finger Scanner (HS100-10) is scheduled to begin in May 2011.

Biometrics Providing Secure Access To Electronic Medical Records

BIO-key International Inc. and Lumidigm Inc. have partnered to provide a strong authentication solution for e-prescriptions at Genesis HealthCare System. Today, Genesis HealthCare is utilizing BIO-key’s biometric identification software with Lumidigm fingerprint sensors so staff may quickly, conveniently and securely establish identity when ordering, verifying or administering medications as required by Ohio law.

Fujitsu Appoints Charles Yanak as Dir. of Product Management and Partner Development

Yanak will report directly to Christer Bergman, vice president of Fujitsu’s biometric solutions, who joined the company in December.

Animetrics App Uses Facial Recognition to Secure Smartphones

Based on the same technology used by the U.S. Department of Defense, the apps accurately verify a user's identity using only his or her face through cloud-based facial search and retrieval applications.

HID Global Facilitates Secure Network Access For More Than 85,000 U.S. Government Employees

HID Global, provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, recently announced it has secured an 85,000-unit order from a major U.S. government agency for the company’s OMNIKEY contact smart card readers for network authentication.

Cisco Makes MorphoTrack an Ecosystem Provider

Cisco has selected MorphoTrack (Safran group) as an ecosystem provider, making the company’s MorphoAccess biometric readers available as an integral component of Cisco’s IP-based access control system.

SIA: Report On E-Verify Shows Need For Biometrics

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office demonstrates that the federal E-Verify program needs a biometric component, according to the Security Industry Association.

Security Industry Association Applauds Movement On HSPD-12

Security Industry Association officials are welcoming the federal government’s move toward full implementation of the secure ID cards envisioned by a 2004 presidential directive.

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