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Biometrics to make domestic flying easier

web-post October 10, 2017

Shortly, boarding domestic flights in India will not require paper or e-tickets. The government has begun work on ensuring an entirely paperless aircraft boarding process under which a mobile phone is all that will be necessary to board domestic flights in India. In an attempt to create a more seamless boarding experience, the government is… Continue Reading »


Consumers prefer Fingerprint Biometrics to PINs: FPC Study

web-post October 4, 2017

Fingerprint scanning is the top biometric modality on mobile devices around the world, suggest new findings from a Fingerprint Cards-commissioned study. The results suggest that consumers prefer fingerprint scanning to passwords and PINs for mobile authentication. According to one infographic from the study, which appears to compare the availability of biometric technologies on smartphones to… Continue Reading »


Brits give thumbs up to in-store biometrics

web-post September 28, 2017

Nearly two thirds of Brits want to be able to use a biometric scan to authorise payments in-store, according to a WorldPay survey. Fingerprints remain the most popular biometric method, with 69% of the 2500 people quizzed by WorldPay saying that they would be open to settling up with a digit. This week a Costcutter… Continue Reading »


CISF proposes to do away with boarding pass

web-post September 22, 2017

After doing away with hand baggage tags at over a dozen airports, aviation security agencies are now planning to dump the boarding pass collection system and begin a regime of ‘express check-in’ aided by biometrics for smooth air travel. The chief of the country’s airport security force — the CISF said that they have begun… Continue Reading »


Could the iPhone X pave the path for Biometrics at the Airport?

web-post September 20, 2017

Of the many bells and whistles that Apple showed off at its product release keynote, the biggest talker may have been the new face-scanning capabilities of the iPhone X, which replaced the Touch ID technology in earlier iPhones. Biometrics aren’t completely new, however, and folks who aren’t ready to shell out $1,000 for an iPhone… Continue Reading »


NMIMS installs biometric system to keep out outsiders

web-post August 16, 2017

Officials at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Vile Parle, have found a new way to discourage trespassing inside the college premises. Borrowing from the corporate world, NMIMS has deployed ‘biometric access control’ system at entrance points, to ensure that only faculty members and students can enter. The entry gates could remind one of… Continue Reading »


AIIMS to start biometric attendance system for security guards

web-post June 9, 2017

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has decided to implement mandatory biometric system to register the attendance of private security guards at the premier hospital, said an official.  The decision was taken following the absence of several security guards from duty and many found in inebriated condition on several occasions while on duty…. Continue Reading »


India leads globally in adoption of biometric tech

web-post June 8, 2017

With advancements in the field of biometric technology, India has topped globally in adoption of biometrics techniques, says a report. “On an average, people in India (9 per cent) are three times more likely than any other country (3 per cent) surveyed to have used ‘iris recognition’ to identify themselves,” said the HSBC’s recent ‘Trust… Continue Reading »


Biometric banking most popular in UK

web-post June 7, 2017

The survey of 12,000 people in 11 countries found that less than half (46 per cent) trusted fingerprint recognition to replace their traditional password, in spite of the benefits it offers in security and convenience. However, people in the UK were keener to embrace new biometric technology in banking. The report said: “When it comes… Continue Reading »


India makes biometrics compulsory in e-govt programmes

web-post May 31, 2017

The Indian government has released new e-govt guidelines that make biometrics a compulsory authentication factor. The staff guidelines come under a “National e-Governance Plan” that aims to make all government services available electronically. The guidelines state that biometric authentication is now mandatory, with fingerprints, faces and irises all acceptable. “The Indian Government encourages use of… Continue Reading »

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