SMARTCORE, Lumidigm partner for South Korea immigration project
A new immigration initiative has been instituted wherein foreign visitors to the Republic of Korea will undergo a clearance process that features SMARTCORE multi-biometric acquisition stations (MBAS) with Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors.
Upon arrival to Korean airports and seaports, foreign visitors will submit their arrival card and passport to officials at Korea Immigration stations, where they will then place the index fingers of each hand on two Lumidigm fingerprint sensors for simultaneous fingerprint verification. As an additional measure, the MBAS will also photograph the face of each visitor during the transaction.
The MBAS is manufactured by SMARTCORE – an image processing and immigration solutions provider in South Korea – and features an ergonomic, integrated unit that can capture both facial and fingerprint data. The MBAS solution promises to minimize imaging time while capturing high-quality biometric data.
Intelligent Fingerprinting acquires drug testing patent
Intelligent Fingerprinting, maker of a handheld drug-testing device, has been awarded its first U.S. patent. The patent protects the company’s proprietary method that detects substances within fingerprint sweat deposits, which has been built into the company’s new drug-screening device.
The device works by analyzing the small amounts of sweat contained in each fingerprint to detect chemicals known as ‘drug metabolites.’ If present, these drug metabolites can indicate drug use. The device can test for multiple drugs from a single fingerprint sample, providing results in only ten minutes. The method is both non-invasive and safe, and because there is no need to collect blood, saliva or urine, cuts costs and time associated with conventional drug testing methods.
Schlage biometric terminals offering optional heater
An often-overlooked aspect of the biometric terminal is its surrounding weather conditions. To account for inclement conditions, Ingersoll Rand has announced the release of its INT-HTR-G integrated heater for the GT-400 HandPunch biometric time and attendance terminal.
The new, optional heater will enable users to more reliably gather time and attendance data extreme environments like frozen food plants and cold warehouses, where heated platens are necessary. The optional heater will help to maintain a constant operating temperature on the platen in these colder conditions, ensuring a consistent, effective read.
The heater will also prove useful in humid environments, by helping to eliminate condensation and moisture from collecting on the platen. When used in conjunction with the high-impact, UV-resistant enclosure, the Schlage biometric terminal provides additional protection from dusty, dirty and rainy environments.
AOptix releases identity verification SDK for iOS
AOptix, the security provider that leverages optics to transform identity verification and wireless communications, has revealed that the company’s Stratus Client Software Development Kit (SDK) is now available for iOS.
AOptix Stratus is a mobile identity solution that has been tailored for the iPhone by integrating iris, fingerprint, voice and face recognition into a single solution. The new Client SDK for iOS provides users with the AOptix Stratus platform’s open architecture, which enables for an ecosystem of smart mobile identity products and apps. With the SDK, systems integrators and vendors alike can quickly create apps according to the specific requirements of their customers across a number of major markets, including:
- Law enforcement and public safety
- Defense and homeland security
- Humanitarian aid and disaster relief
- Health care
- National and civil ID programs
GlobalPlatform holds TEE conference
GlobalPlatform will host a conference focusing on advancing the trusted execution environment (TEE) landscape. The conference, entitled ‘GlobalPlatform Presents the TEE: Next Generation Mobile Security for Today and Tomorrow’ will showcase the value of the TEE – the secure area that resides in the main processor of a mobile device and ensures that sensitive data is stored, processed and protected in a secure environment. TEE was examined as a security solution for various markets including premium content protection, enterprise, government, mobile financial services and authentication.
The one-day event will be held on Oct. 31 in Santa Clara, California and offeres insight into the opportunities that TEE creates for the deployment of trusted applications in open environments. The goal for the conference was for delegates to understand how the TEE is being deployed in real world use cases across a variety of vertical markets.