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Biometrics gain appreciation during a pandemic

A recent consumer survey shows a growing acceptance of biometric technologies. Nearly half (46%) of respondents said biometrics made their lives easier to deal with during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biometric comfort levels are up significantly over a similar study conducted two years ago. The survey, conducted by GetApp, an online ecosystem of business app and

April 4th, 2022|Blog|
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Air Travel — Why Iris ID?

Part 4 By Mohammed Murad Global air travel organizations and airports worldwide agree that biometric systems using iris-based recognition technologies offer the solutions to tame the wasted time and confusion currently facing passengers. That begs the question of which iris biometric provider is ready with the proven technology to meet the demands of new airport

February 8th, 2022|Blog|
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Airports are already using biometrics

Part 3 by Mohammed Murad Biometrics technologies provide various choices, typically divided into behavioral or physiological categories. Behavioral biometrics might measure how a person walks, talks, signs a signature or types on a keyboard. More commonly used physiological measurements include scans of a person’s fingerprints, facial structure and iris, the colored ring around the pupil.

February 3rd, 2022|Blog, News|

Reducing time in airports

By Mohammed Murad It’s no secret that air travel is way down from pre-pandemic days by about 60%. Although pleasure travelers are returning, business travels are not.  While the latter group accounts for only one in eight tickets sold, it accounts for up to 75% of airline revenue. Winning them back is a challenge facing

January 20th, 2022|Blog|

Four reasons iris-based technology will drive biometric system growth

by Mohammed Murad Many government and fortune 50 organizations need the tighter access control that biometric technologies provide. That’s why industry experts are predicting annual double-digit sales growth for non-contact biometrics over the next decade, with iris-based systems leading the increase. Here’s a look at four reasons iris biometrics are increasingly popular. Accuracy Short of

January 10th, 2022|Blog|

Regaining Air Travelers

The first in a four-part series on how biometrics can help air travel recovery from the effects of the pandemic By Mohammed Murad When will global commercial airline traffic return to its pre-pandemic days? According to the International Air Transport Association, the number of passengers flying in 2020 decreased by more than 60%1 compared to

January 6th, 2022|Blog|

Biometrics Needed for Vaccine Equity

By Mohammed Murad While many first-world nations have now fully vaccinated more than 70% of their citizens against the COVID-19 virus, there are African nations where fewer than one person in 100 have received shots. According to a research team based at the U.K.'s University of Oxford, only about 2% of people in all developing

October 26th, 2021|Blog|

Iris Biometrics Set the Stage for Future Federal Access Control

Final of a three-part series By Mohammed Murad When the federal government first established a PIV card program to increase security for federal employees and contractors, they were wise to include fingerprint biometrics into the protocol to provide another layer of identity authentication. By having employees present a PIV credential to a reader and then

October 12th, 2021|Blog|

Time to Make PIV Cards Universal in Federal Facilities

Second of a three-part series By Mohammed Murad Getting into a federal building or gaining access to a logical device isn't as easy today as in the early 2000s. Now, more than five million federal employees and contractors carry high-security Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards at many departments and agencies.  The cards, featuring embedded biometrics,

October 5th, 2021|Blog|

9/11 Forever Changed Government Access Control

First of a three-part series By Mohammed Murad The 2001 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. forever changed how U.S. government agencies look at day-to-day operations. Security became top of mind, with improvements to access control drawing significant attention. Necessary improvements to access control weren’t limited to airports, where the terrorists initiated their attacks. Officials

September 29th, 2021|Blog|