Biometric Data Interoperability Challenges Rise with Worldwide Adoption

By | March 8th, 2017|

“The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.” -Andrew Tanenbaum. As the biometrics market continues to mature, two phenomena become increasingly apparent. First, more and more institutions choose to adopt biometrics as an enhancement to their business. Secondly, these institutions seek to make use of existing standards for data [...]

Biometrics Untethered – Capture and Search with Better Accessibility and Ergonomics

By | February 9th, 2017|

Mobile technology has revolutionized many industries, and biometrics is one of them. As biometric authentication on handsets has become ubiquitous, the impact of its adoption has impacted biometrics beyond consumer applications. The mass-market scale of biometric authentication is driving useful technology improvements into biometric enrollment for search. One example is sensors. It wasn’t that long [...]

Improving Mobile Biometric Identification with Hardware Abstraction

By | December 1st, 2016|

Biometrics have continued the inevitable migration from the desktop device to the mobile device. Both the mobile industry and the biometric industry have continued to strive for smaller and more capable devices. The past few years have seen the accelerated adoption of biometrics on mobile devices. Most recently, iris biometrics have been added to Samsung [...]

Biometrics in Education: Case Study at NYC Schools

By | September 1st, 2016|

It’s the time of year for new notebooks, sneakers, backpacks, and also new schoolteachers. Most of those new teachers will be subject to background checks. Fingerprint searches have been used for decades to screen new employees in a variety of careers, including nursing, policing, banking, transportation, and education. In the US, employers in these fields [...]

Facial Biometric Search – Examiner Tools Can Make the Difference

By | June 2nd, 2016|

The proliferation of digital cameras and facial images has made facial biometrics extremely useful for criminal investigations, and increasingly so for identity applications beyond law enforcement. As with fingerprints, the use of facial biometrics needs to meet certain criteria to make them admissible in court or for whatever legal basis might be required. In these [...]