CLEAR partners with Delta
Delta Air Lines and CLEAR are partnering to bring CLEAR’s expedited security experience to more major airports across the country, reducing the time spent by customers in security lines. Delta will provide CLEAR’s biometric service to its U.S. Diamond Medallion members free of charge and all U.S. Delta SkyMiles members will have access to preferential pricing.
CLEAR is a biometric identity platform that utilizes fingerprint and iris identification technology at airports and sports stadiums across the U.S.
This year, Delta and CLEAR plan to expand airport security line access points to Delta’s U.S. hub airports allowing registered customers to expedite the document check process at security screening checkpoints.
Janrain announces new CEO
Janrain announced that Jim Kaskade will succeed Larry Drebes as the company’s CEO, effective immediately. Kaskade joins Janrain after leaving his executive position at Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) where he was vice president and general manager of digital applications. Drebes, who founded Janrain in 2002, will remain the company’s CTO.
With its recent Series D funding round led by HighBar Partners in December 2015, Janrain is making investments in its growth, including hiring a new CFO and vice president of engineering.
Kaskade is a serial entrepreneur who joins Janrain with more than 31 years of experience in complex enterprise technology, including 10 years as a startup CEO leading companies from their founding to acquisition. He has built multiple technology businesses in cloud computing, enterprise software, software as a service (SaaS), online and mobile digital media, online and mobile advertising, and semiconductors.
When Kaskade was at CSC, an IT services and solutions provider, he experienced Janrain’s firsthand. He ran Big Data and Analytics, which was responsible for integrating customer data across a hybrid on-premise and SaaS architecture, that included applications from IBM, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Workday and others.
Kaskade began his career in data and analytics at Teradata, a provider of enterprise data warehousing, analytic applications, and business intelligence services designed to maximize the intrinsic value of data, servicing Fortune 1000 companies across virtually all vertical markets.
Novatron tapped by Greece for document validation
The Greek Ministry of Interior is validating ePassports and driver licenses using Elyctis ID BOX One 151 from Novatron.
The ID BOX One is used by the Ministry of Interior to read foreign passports in order to verify their authenticity and to collect passport holder data, which is used for filling government databases. The same ID BOX One is used to read ID cards and driving license in the ID-1 format from numerous countries as long as they comply with the international standard.
The ID BOX One 151 is able to read the machine readable zone from ePassports, standard ID cards and driving licenses as well as the data contained in the chip in contact and contactless mode.
Verasec, Primekey partner
Versasec, a provider of smart card management systems, and PrimeKey Solutions AB, a Swedish based provider of open source PKI solutions, announced they have partnered.
Under terms of their agreement, both companies will work with their reseller partners to ensure they can support products from Versasec and PrimeKey. Versasec is the company behind vSEC:CMS, which provides the software tools to administer and manage identity access management smart cards. PrimeKey Solutions AB is known for its flagship product EJBCA which is a certification authority, and a PKI management system.