HID buys DemoTeller
HID Global announced that it has acquired DemoTeller, a provider of instant issuance solutions for the financial market. With this acquisition, HID Global is able to address the needs of financial institutions and retailers for instant issuance of personalized financial or payment cards, such as a chip card.
DemoTeller’s offerings expand HID Global’s secure issuance portfolio to include financial instant issuance software, hosted distributed printers and HSM hardware. DemoTeller enables HID Global to sell a financial instant issuance solution to financial institutions and retailers, addressing the needs of payment card issuers wanting to offer their customers instant access to their payment card offerings.
Financial institutions are investing in new software and hardware to meet EMV standards for smart payment cards. The DemoTeller solution, coupled with HID printers and consumables, gives financial institutions and retailers the ability to hand a customer a personalized card that is activated, which increases the likelihood that the customer will use it immediately. At the same time, consumers value the instant gratification of receiving a payment card. HID Global now connects this convenience and efficiency with the market-specific solution from DemoTeller to complement HID’s existing printers that are used to personalize cards.
Tascent unveils multi-modal biometric capture, verification device
Tascent Inc., a biometrics technology provider, announced the availability of Tascent M6, its latest generation mobile biometric device, which in conjunction with the Apple iPhone 6 or 6s forms a multimodal biometric platform for a variety of identification applications.
The M6 supports iris, face, fingerprint, and voice biometrics, and designed to meet the global demand for establishing and verifying identity. The device is deigned for a range of applications ranging from consumer travel and financial services to public safety and humanitarian aid.
The product is offered in two configurations, with one supporting fingerprint, face, and voice biometrics and the other enabling the full complement of iris, fingerprint, face and voice biometrics. With these devices, the Tascent M6 is capable of dual-eye iris capture and dual-print or rolled fingerprint capture, even in bright sunlight. M6 has received FBI’s Appendix F FAP45 certification for fingerprint capture, and meets international standards for biometric and product performance.
As a Made for iPhone product, Tascent M6 device leverages iOS and the iPhone to deliver advanced capabilities critical to the deployment of biometrics and identity, including FIPS 140-2-certified encryption, MDM readiness, advanced wireless communications, GPS, and even the iSight camera itself.
Mali taps Oberthur for ePassports
Oberthur Technologies has signed a contract with the Government of the Republic of Mali to supply a solution for issuing electronic passports.
The 10-year contract will supply the African country with a complete e-passport system. Oberthur will have complete responsibility for Malian passports, from collection of payment from citizens to registration and validation of applications, through to production, personalization and distribution of the passports.
The Republic of Mali is providing its citizens with the ability to identify them and travel in complete security. Mali’s new electronic passport features the latest security innovations and includes fingerprints, further increasing the passport’s level of security.
Imageware, Fuitsu partner for cloud-based access
ImageWare Systems Inc., a provider of mobile and cloud-based, multi-modal biometric identity management solutions, and RunMyProcess, a subsidiary of Fujitsu, have partnered to provide integration of ImageWare’s GoVerifyID for solutions developed on the RunMyProcess platform.
RunMyProcess offers a cloud platform to build applications that connect enterprise systems and processes to the people, clouds and devices of the digital world.
ImageWare’s GoVerifyID is an enterprise-ready biometric authentication SaaS that verifies a user’s identity prior to granting them access to applications, systems, or networks.
With an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop development environment coupled with an extensive library of integration connectors — including Office 365, SAP, Oracle CRM and SalesForce — RunMyProcess customers can rapidly build and deploy highly-customized business applications that integrate people, software and things within end-to-end digital process flows.
Entrust Datacard, HARMAN partner on IoT
Entrust Datacard announced that the company has entered into a partnership with HARMAN International to bring to market an Internet of Things offering that will create and maintain a trusted ecosystem and secure data and operations across the IoT infrastructure.
The partnership was established based on HARMAN’s IoT domain and industry vertical knowledge and Entrust Datacard’s history of providing identity solutions which enable secure transactions in high risk and constrained environments.
The partnership will enable both companies to use the new Entrust Datacard offering with their respective customers while jointly advancing the development of the IoT ecosystem. The solution will enable organizations to establish trust in their infrastructure and secure the interaction between users, devices, and systems in a manner that recognizes the customer’s need to leverage existing environments and remain flexible in choosing devices, backend applications, and data analytics platforms best suited to their specific business environments.