Nedap selects STid’s Architect readers adding security, biometrics and Mobile access

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Nedap selects STid’s Architect readers adding security, biometrics and Mobile access | #TpromoCom #Biometrics #AccessControl #Business | STid, leading developer of high security contactless identification and Nedap, market leader in access control solutions, have joined forces on the access control market.

The partnership primarily focuses on integrating STid’s high security expertise into the Nedap AEOS-proposition. This close collaboration makes STid a Nedap Technological Partner. Nedap is the global leader in Physical Access Control solutions that contribute to the freedom of movement in everyday life, by protecting people, information, property and products. STid is an internationally recognized company based in France and one of the leading developers of wireless identification solutions using RFID, NFC and Bluetooth® technology.

The main focus of the partnership between the two companies is the integration of STid’s high security solutions into Nedap’s AEOS platform.

STid joins the Nedap Technology Partner Program with its high secure solutions. These solutions provide Nedap’s AEOS customers with:

• More security with credential and readers
• Cost effectiveness with an optimised infrastructure.
• More options for security with 1, 2 or 3 factor identifications solutions like Biometric access via template-on-card
• An improved customer experience with the use of the smartphone as a high secure credential (STid Mobile virtual cards)

“Our workshops did enable us to test the integration of Architect readers, also with biometric options and Stid Mobile Virtual cards. Mutually we can easily say, STid and Nedap hardware are a perfect match.” explains Wesley Keegstra, Integration Manager in Nedap.

“Nedap and STid have a shared ambition: we want to provide organizations with the best possible solutions to protect their people and strategic assets. The integration of our propositions is seamless. We are planning on building a new common solution based on the best of both worlds to help organisations confront the new security challenges they are facing”, says STid-CEO Vincent Dupart.

Visit STid at www.stid-security.com .

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NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers

facial recognition, FAA, airlines (image)#NEC Developing Facial Recognition Platform for Star Alliance Frequent Flyers | #TpromoCom #FacialRecognition #Airline #Security | The opt-in platform will allow passengers of Star Alliance’s member airlines to move through various checkpoints without the need for a passport or a boarding pass, using only biometric authentication to enter lounges or pass through boarding gates and check-in kiosks at participating airports.

The proposed system is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2020. Star Alliance members will be able to let their passengers use a mobile device to enroll in the program, and the latter will only need to do so once to enable biometric authentication when flying with any Star Alliance airline at an airport that supports the biometric technology.

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StoneLock Launches New Biometric Access Control Reader

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StoneLock Launches New Biometric Access Control Reader | #TpromoCom #Biometric #AccessControl | The reader, dubbed the ‘StoneLock GO’, is capable of scanning faces in a range of lighting conditions, from pitch dark to bright sunlight. It’s also capable of detecting multiple faces arranged in a potential ‘tailgating’ scenario in which an unauthorized user is attempting to gain entry by following on the heels of an authorized user, which it can automatically flag.

“… StoneLock GO takes full advantage of the functionality of the StoneLock Gateway released last year and is designed to protect both security and privacy concerns with an easy-to-use, transparent approach to access control.” – Colleen Dunlap, CEO and Co-founder, StoneLock

Together with StoneLock Gateway’s capability of registering and authenticating up to 20,000 users based on facial recognition, the StoneLock GO is being pitched as a solution for a range of high-throughput scenarios.

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Gradiant, top 10 in the international competition CVPR 2019

Gradiant, top 10 in the international competition CVPR 2019 | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Biometric #Security | The challenge focused on evaluating the best facial recognition technologies to detect spoofing attacks using multimodal information.

The competition was held in the framework of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) event, to be celebrated next week in California. Gradiant is presenting its work focused on facial anti-spoofing Gradiant did it again. Our biometric technology experts recently participated in ‘Chalearn Workshop on Face Spoofing Attack’ of CVPR 2019, an international competition focused on evaluating the performance of facial biometric systems for spoofing attack detection using multimodal information. The challenge focused on using the latest advances on artificial intelligence research to create robust and accurate anti-spoofing algorithms.


Gradiant’s team ranked worldwide 8th in this competition, with more than 300 biometric technology experts all over the world. The work of our colleagues was in the top 10 teams worldwide and second in the European top, in advance of other leading organizations in facial recognition technology such as Idiap Research Institute or the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), CAS of China.

The most important machine vision conference in the world
The competition was held within the framework of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Congress (CVPR 2019), to take place from June 16th to 20th in Long Beach (California). “CVPR is the international reference event in artificial intelligence applied to artificial vision” pointed out Daniel González, director of Multimodal Information at Gradiant.

The team is going to present ‘Deep Anomaly Detection for Generalized Face Anti-Spoofing’ paper in California. It is focused on a facial anti-spoofing proposal for the detection of anomalies by using deep learning techniques without the need to process a whole video, just by using RGB images. With this information, the algorithm we have developed can determine whether the person in the picture is real or it is a spoofing attack.

“Presenting our solution in the CVPR, beyond the position obtained in the competition, is a recognition of the quality of Gradiant’s technologies,” Gonzalez said. This work is going to be exhibited in oral and poster format during the event, and attendees can discover our technology in detail on Monday 17th June from 11:00 to 11:20 hours in space 102 B.

As a result of our expertise in biometric facial recognition solutions, we take advantage of our identity verification solutions to solve competition’s challenge: to detect spoofing attacks using multimodal information (information from three information sources: RGB images, depth and IR).

Instead of using a card to gain access to a door, as in this photo, biometrics allows you to use a physical trait, like the features of your face.

Accredited international background
It’s not the first time that Gradiant gets a great score in a competition like this. Back in 2017, our facial recognition system obtained the highest score in all test at the IJCB 2017 conference, ahead of companies such as FUJITSU Laboratories LTD (Japan), CpqD and University of Campinas (Brazil) or Idiap Research Institute (Switzerland). In addition our colleagues presented our solutions at the most important biometrics congress, the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2019).

With more than ten years of experience in biometric research, Gradiant has been able to transfer secure technologies to sectors such as banking, health and security. Following this philosophy, we make available our biometric technologies for mobile devices in three complementary modalities: face, voice and signature recognition.

About Gradiant
Gradiant is private technology ICT centre focused on connectivity, intelligence and security technologies. Gradiant is an innovation provider, with over 10 years of experience on technology incubation and more than 100 engineers, Gradiant has a footprint in 29 countries and over 170 customers.

After ten years of activity, Gradiant has quintupled the license agreements of its innovation projects in the last two years, which already reach 150 licenses in 18 countries. Some recent public international references include Telefónica, Vodafone, Samsung, PSA Peugeot Citroën, NATO, Indra, Everis, Babcock international, and Boeing.

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San Francisco could ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology

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San Francisco could ban #government agencies from using facial recognition #technology | #TpromoCom #AccessControl | City would be first in US to ban official use of technology. Supervisor: ‘We don’t want to live in a police state.’

San Francisco could become the first city in the country to ban government agencies from using facial recognition technology.

The “Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance” would prevent government agencies, including police, from using facial recognition in law enforcement. The bill passed unanimously in a committee vote on Monday and will move to the San Francisco board of supervisors for a final vote on 14 May.

The legislation is meant to address concerns about the accuracy of technology and put a stop to creeping surveillance culture, said supervisor Aaron Peskin, who introduced the ordinance.

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Tensor featuring facial recognition and access control solutions at International Security Expo 2018

Tensor featuring facial recognition and access control solutions at ISC Expo 2018 | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Market #Trending | UK-based Tensor plc and partner Herta Security will together exhibit security, facial recognition and access control solutions later this month at International Security Expo 2018. (Please scroll down)

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The International Security Expo was formerly the UK Security Expo and showcases more than 1,000 security products from 350 exhibitors to the 12,500 international security stakeholders from government, CNI, law enforcement, military, major events, transport and borders, cybersecurity, facilities and public and private sectors.

First US implementation of iris recognition in senior care home

First US implementation of iris recognition in senior care home | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Biometrics | Brevillier Village is reported as being the nation’s first senior residential and healthcare facility to deploy iris recognition technology as part of a comprehensive physical security system and according to the technology company Princeton Identity their client is reaping the benefits. To read the remainder of this news item, click here.

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at ISC West 2018

The Biometrics Industry Speaks at ISC West 2018 | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Biometric #Event |  Peter O’Neill, President of FindBiometrics, is helping amplify these critical conversations in identity tech by interviewing the key industry voices in biometrics. Conversations about enterprise security, the convergence of physical and information access, the rise of contactless modalities and much more are all part of the ISC West buzz, presented in our exclusive audio interview series, and the links below will bring the excitement of the Vegas event straight to your ears.

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The Biometrics Industry Speaks at ISC West 2018