27 March, 2014
Voice biometric for the mobile
VoiceVault announced the release of ViGo – a voice biometric platform for mobile devices. Designed to be used off-the-shelf, ViGo provides an ecosystem for developing and deploying voice biometrics in a mobile app.
ViGo is ready out of the box:
- Phrase or digit based voice registration
- Nothing to install, configure, optimize, manage, or maintain
- Rapid application development platform for Android or iOS
Tiered all-inclusive pricing structure exclusively based on annual user registrations. With the ViGo release, VoiceVault has launched a new web site with additional resources specifically for app developers.
Ping buys accells
Ping Identity has acquired accells technologies, a provider of context-based mobile authentication. accells technology addresses the lack of security in user-managed passwords and the significant limitations of one-time, token-based solutions.
The acquisition enables Ping Identity to incorporate a secure yet simple mobile authentication solution into its identity and access management platform. Ping Identity also gains a team of engineers to drive the organization’s investment in mobile.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The acquisition includes patented and patent-pending technologies and a team of mobile engineers based in Petah Tikva, Israel.
LEGIC unveils upgraded reader chips
The LEGIC 4000 series reader chips enable organization to use a variety of application and smart cards, the company announced. Although the 4000 series is designed for LEGIC advant transponder chips, it also supports LEGIC prime and most third-party transponders such as MIFARE.
The 4000 series of LEGIC Identsystems Ltd comprises of the SM-4200 and the SM-4500 reader chip. SM-4200 reader chip is the flexible standard chip for an efficient processing of ID media in daily use. SM-4500 reader chip adds the personalization functions for the initialization of transponder chips.
Animetrics releases face recognition API
Animetrics, a developer of 3D facial recognition and identity management solutions for law enforcement and the military, announced that it has released its first API for commercial licensing, called FaceR.
FaceR makes it possible for software developers to write programs based on Animetrics’ leading edge technology, which is used today in law enforcement agencies worldwide and within the US Department of Defense. The FaceR API will yield facial recognition applications in the commercial and enterprise market, and represents Animetrics’ first foray into the commercial space.
One company using Animetrics’ FaceR API is Kairos, a new API provider offering facial recognition core capabilities as well as innovative applications such as workplace time tracking.
The 2D to 3D technology, a cornerstone of Animetrics’ ForensicaGPS product for law enforcement, takes a flat 2D image and converts it to a 3D model. Animetrics 2D to 3D patented technology uses computational anatomy mathematical algorithms to create 3D facial biometric information of the facial geometry. This 3D information in turn is used within Animetrics proprietary face recognition matching algorithms.
Fujitsu, Vecna partner for patient ID
Vecna, a provider of patient self-service solutions, and Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. announced a strategic partnership to deliver a complete biometric patient authentication solution.
Fujitsu’s PalmSecure technology uses a near-infrared light to capture a patient’s palm vein pattern, generating a unique biometric template for identification verification. Vecna’s On-Site Registration solution enables patients to update demographics, pay bills, verify insurance, and print directions to their care provider. This joint solution reduces organizational expenses associated with manual data entry, prevents fraudulent behavior at the point-of-service, and reduces problems associated with duplicate records in the Master Patient Index.
NFC Forum approves FIME testing
FIME announced that the NFC Forum has approved its radio frequency test bench. The tool validation process and approval brings official recognition that the FIME RF test bench meets the requirements defined in the NFC Forum specifications, making the tool eligible for testing devices for conformance to the functional requirements outlined by the NFC Forum.
The FIME RF test bench evaluates the analog compliance of smart devices, such as mobile handsets and tablets, ensuring product compliance to the NFC Forum Analog Technical Specification. Successful product evaluation through compliance testing and NFC Forum certification allows a device manufacturer to use and display the NFC Forum Certification Mark.
Encap, ebpSource partner
ebpSource, a provider of electronic billing and payment solutions, announced an agreement with mobile authentication specialists, Encap Security, to market its Smarter Authentication solutions. The agreement means ebpSource will offer Encap’s products to new and existing clients in the banking, telecoms, payment processor and service bureau sectors.
Smarter Authentication is a new approach to online and mobile banking and payment authentication that uses software-based, banking-grade technology to deliver an exceptional customer experience without compromising security.
Users are able to download the secure Encap-enabled app from an app store such as the Apple Store or Google Play. Once a user’s device is paired, the user will be asked to identify using a PIN. The device becomes “something you have” and the PIN is “something you know” enabling multi-factor authentication to be delivered with a one-factor user experience. For non-smart mobile devices there is also an SMS alternative.
Through the partnership with ebpSource, the Encap-enabled app will be integrated server-side to enterprise systems, online services, identity management, transaction databases and payment processes.