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This section reports on where biometric technologies are being applied. It includes news and information on biometrics being used in schools, hospitals, banks, governments, military battlefields and more…To narrow your search further please choose a specific category in the blue bar above.

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NEC facial recognition adopted by major cities across Georgia 28 July 2017

Japanese tech firm NEC has announced that it has provided an advanced surveillance system for cities utilizing facial recognition to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia,

Company offers free live face recognition to identify missing young people 26 July 2017

British tech firm Digital Barriers has announced that it will be making its live facial recognition software available at no cost to national and local authorities and agencies in the UK involved in the search for missing young people. 

Will UK replace railway ticket gates with 3D face recognition? 26 July 2017

A trial is in underway in Britain that uses face recognition to authenticate railway passengers.

SecuredTouch targets bots with behavioural biometrics 26 July 2017

Biometric solutions firm SecuredTouch has revealed a new product that targets bots with behavioural biometrics.

Face recognition cameras to be installed at Prague airport 26 July 2017

Senior officials have confirmed that face recognition cameras will be installed at Prague's Václav Havel Airport. 

Sharp launches a smartphone with finger scanner integrated in 4K-screen 26 July 2017

Japanese tech giant Sharp has revealed that its Aquos S2 smartphone will be the first device to be released with a fingerprint scanner integrated into the screen.

Aware reports second quarter results 26 July 2017

Biometric software firm Aware reported financial results for its second quarter ended 30 June, registering a fall in revenue.

ECG biometrics firm raises $4.5m in funding 25 July 2017

Northern Irish biometrics firm B-Secur has has secured a £3.5m ($4.5m) investment to help fund its heartbeat biometric solutions. 

Biometric solution swings into action at Comerica Park 25 July 2017

Comerica Park, an open-air ballpark located that is home of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball, has launched a biometric entry system for fans.

FST Biometrics’ IMID Access wins new certification 25 July 2017

Isreali identity solutions firm FST Biometrics today announced that it has received Lenel factory certification under the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). 

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Latest Special Features

Apple Pay - What do we know? 23 September 2014

In this paper, independent transaction security experts UL describe what is known about Apple Pay in both a technical and organizational context, as well as what questions still remain to be answered. 

What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project? 03 July 2014

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics

iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift? 27 November 2013

In drafting this statement, the EAB seeks to offer the suppliers of mobile devices, service operators and the user a perspective on how to assess this kind of technology - and in particular its security and usability.

EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations 01 October 2013

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.

Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition 01 August 2013

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.

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