Biometrics: European Association Wants to Drive Technology

Marketwatch | Jan 31, 2012

DARMSTADT, GERMANY, Jan 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Biometrics is generally about machines identifying people. For this purpose, certain features of a person are used in order to identify him or her. The most well-known procedures are finger-print, iris and facial recognition. Especially in Europe, biometric applications are frequently the topic of controversial discussions.

The “European Association for Biometrics” (EAB), newly founded on November 17, 2011, pursues the goal of driving the research and development of biometrics. The EAB is about promoting the appropriate and beneficial application of the technology. “Despite all positive forecasts, a global biometrics boom has not set in so far”, says Alexander Nouak

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  1. …..EB Selected by Raptor ID To Develop the RaptorPAD and RaptorONE — High-Tech Biometric Devices for Government Markets
    New handheld biometric smartphone and tablet devices will scan irises and read fingerprints, providing the national security field with cutting-edge mobile biometric technology

    Press Release: EB, Elektrobit Corporation – Mon, Jan 23, 2012 5:34 PM EST
    ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — EB, Elektrobit Corporation (NASDAQ-OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting- edge embedded technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, today announced that its technology will be adapted to power two devices produced by Raptor Identification Systems, Inc. (“Raptor ID”). Raptor ID’s Mobile Biometric Products suite consists of the RaptorONETM, a revolutionary Android-based smartphone with full multi-biometric screening capability, and the RaptorPADTM, a state-of-the-art tablet with Full Biometric Enrollment capability. Both mobile devices will run on the EB-designed Specialized Device Platform, a customizable Android platform designed especially for the specialized vertical and government markets, such as public safety and first responder fields.

    “The technology EB has packaged into the Specialized Device Platform is a disrupter for the specialized government markets because it is a customizable, cost-efficient platform that enables us to incorporate our advanced biometric technologies,” said Charles Strasburger, Chairman and CEO of Raptor ID. “EB’s platform is cost-effective and allows fast turnaround, which helps government agencies stay current with their handheld devices. Rather than developing small batches of high cost, highly specialized product, EB’s platform allows us to integrate low cost modular attachments to meet the needs of specific agencies, while simultaneously producing high volumes of core products at substantially lower cost per unit.”

    “With Raptor ID, EB will take today’s technology, solve today’s biometric challenges, and used commercial industry best practices to radically accelerate time-to-market,” said Jani Lyrintzis, vice president Special Terminals at EB, “Raptor ID will combine robust communication capability and substantial processing power with their state of the art biometric technologies, enabling a wide variety of stand-alone and network-connected apps, fulfilling multiple Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Law Enforcement mission requirements all in one self-contained, multifunction, device.”

    EB, Elektrobit Corporation

    EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company’s net sales for the year 2010 totaled EUR 161.8 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

  2. ISTANBUL, Turkey, February 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ …..İşbank Completes Implementation of More than 2,400 Biometric ATMs Using Hitachi Finger Vein Scanning Technology – Biggest Biometric ATM Network in EMEA Established

  3. Biometrics read the electrical signals generated by a humans brain and body. Each signal is “unique”. When you place your finger, hand, or eyes on or up to a biometric “scanner” what do you think it does? Does it just record your unique signals to verify you are you, or could it be used to further manipulate and control your THINKING?

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