FST21 has expanded its operations with its division in the Americas, which opened about a year ago and now has a new office.
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.
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.
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.
- By Lisa Williams
- Mar 14, 2011
The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently took action to defend the use of electronic security technologies in two states.
The companies will be presenting at the Datacenter Dynamics conference and Expo on March 10 in New York City on intelligent infrastructure investment.
As director of sales, Fallon will manage partner relationships and educate the market about Codebench’s software-based solutions.
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.
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.
- By Kim Rahfaldt
- Mar 01, 2011
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.
- By Dan Kilgore
- Mar 01, 2011
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.
- By Phil Scarfo
- Mar 01, 2011
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.
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.
Yanak will report directly to Christer Bergman, vice president of Fujitsu’s biometric solutions, who joined the company in December.
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, 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 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.
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 officials are welcoming the federal government’s move toward full implementation of the secure ID cards envisioned by a 2004 presidential directive.
Lumidigm has announced that Verimetrics has selected Lumidigm’s Mercury and Venus fingerprint readers as its preferred biometric platforms for SmartProfile deployments in a wide range of environments, including hospitals, emergency response vehicles and retail stores.