Physical Access/Attendance

Physical access control and time/attendance applications are a mainstay for the biometrics industry. These systems can control access to buildings, sensitive facilities and building sites and help verify the attendance records of employees or other relevent groups of people, such as students. This section covers all the news and views in this sector…

Latest Headlines

Costa Rica to have ePassport by 2020 13 November 2017

Officials have confirmed that South American country Costa Rica will have an ePassport by the end of the decade, with a tender to be launched soon.


SoftBank Robotics partners with face recognition platform 26 October 2017

SoftBank Robotics has announced plans to collaborate with Ever AI, a face recognition platform, for integration with its humanoid customer engagement robot, Pepper.


San Diego firm testing face recognition for subway 06 October 2017

A San Diego-based technology and transportation company is trialling a face recognition based payment system.


Israel to share biometric database with US 03 October 2017

Opposition Israeli politicians have complained after the leadership admitted that it would be sharing a biometric database with the US.

Features

Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.


iPhone 5S: heralding a paradigm shift?

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

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.


Automatic Facial Recognition: A Review

In an effort to answer the increasing number of questions being put forward about automatic facial recognition, this whitepaper by Morpho takes a general look at the technology, explores the state of the art and assesses its technical and commercial potential.


Automated Personal Identification

This book is a rare and exciting find in the US Library of Congress. It is one of the very earliest analyses of automated personal identity technology and was written at the birth of what we now know as the modern biometrics industry. Despite being written in 1974, the authors saw with impressive clarity many of the issues that remain today as some of the most difficult problems to solve.

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