M2SYS unveils child anti-abduction system
M2SYS Healthcare Solutions launched a child anti-abduction system called KinderGuardian, which offers health care facilities using the RightPatient iris biometric patient identification system the ability to store a child’s biometric templates and basic biographic information in the cloud. The system is optional for parents and guardians to participate.
KinderGuardian was conceived and designed as an additional tool in the fight against child abduction, which affects over 800,000 children and families annually. If an enrolled child is abducted, their KinderGuardian record can be flagged. Since an abducted child will need medical care at some point, a health care provider using RightPatient can run a centralized search against KinderGuardian to determine if they are the victim of kidnapping. Participation in KinderGuardian is 100% voluntary, and parents can even opt to have their child’s biometric data stored on a USB drive for quick reference.
IriTech certified for India’s UIDAI
IriTech Inc. has been awarded with STQC certifications for iris authentication devices to be used in India’s UIDAI project, which is currently about halfway to its goal of providing a unique ID to each of its 1.2 billion residents.
IriTech received certifications for all three submitted camera models, the IriShield MK 2120U, IriShield BK 2121U and IriHerald 1000MK. To be certified, a product has to survive several tests.
Bell ID to Provide TSM Services in Australia
Placard Pty Ltd, an Australian supplier of card production and personalization services, has selected Bell ID’s trusted service manager software solutions to enable it to provision and manage mobile near field communication-based applications for its customer base.
Placard can now assume the role of a trusted service manager, using Bell ID’s software platform to support mobile network operators and service providers such as banks and transit operators to deploy mobile NFC services. Through its trusted service manager, Placard provides the personalization of NFC secure elements and the secure provisioning of applications – such as payment, loyalty and transit – “over the air” to an NFC enabled mobile handset pre-and post-issuance.
NFC Forum, SD Association partner
The SD Association, a global ecosystem of companies setting memory card standards, and the NFC Forum announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding that will enable the two organizations to jointly educate the market and help build the ecosystem for NFC among users of smartSD memory cards.
The SD Association will work with NFC Forum Special Interest Groups to educate and promote adoption of NFC in conjunction with smartSD memory cards to target vertical markets including consumer electronics, mobile payment, retail, transport and health care.
Some of the joint activities under consideration include workshops for target vertical markets, white papers, case studies, consumer research, webcasts, and hosted events or trade shows that demonstrate the business and consumer benefits of using NFC and smartSD memory cards together.