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Big year ahead for biometrics

February 1, 2017Paul Ragusa, Editor

LOUISVILLE, Colo.—Biometrics are coming of age, and 2017 has the potential to be a big year for the continued adoption of biometric technologies, according to Acuity Market Intelligence, which released its "Ten Top Trends for Biometrics and Digital Identity" for 2017 this week. "Biometrics and digital identity are often perceived as threats to privacy and security," Maxine Most, Principal of Acuity Market intelligence said in the announcement.. "However, taken together these technologies have...

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The Battle of the Body Parts: Which biometric will prevail?

May 31, 2016Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Representatives of four different forms of biometric identification—facial recognition, iris scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry—each made a case for their biometric being most prevalent in the future at TechSec Solutions 2016.The winner, chosen by a panel of four Security Systems News “20 under 40” Class of 2015 award winners, was iris scan.Manish Dalal, general manager of ZKAccess, represented fingerprint technologies. ZK Access is a division of...

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TechSec educational program announced

December 21, 2015Spencer Ives

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—TechSec Solutions, the industry's premiere conference dedicated to new and emerging security technologies, announced its lineup of educational sessions for 2016.The conference will take place at the Delray Beach Marriot here Feb. 2-3.The first session will be “Biometrics: Battle of the body parts.” Moderator Ray Coulombe of Security Specifiers will take a look at four leading technologies—facial recognition, eye scan, fingerprint, and hand geometry. Then,...

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Integrators eye iris recognition once more

September 17, 2013Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—Iris recognition technology is highly reliable and it's been available for years. But until recently, it's also been high priced and a technology that some people are uncomfortable interacting with. As a result, iris recognition's use in recent years has been limited to high-security locations such as hospital laboratories and data centers or niche applications where other biometrics, such as fingerprint, won't work.However, as prices plunge and the technology becomes less invasive,...

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