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Biometrics turns inward, shifts security focus to knees

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01/29/2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—While biometrics is often associated with fingerprints, iris recognition and voice identification, a new trend could involve identifying people by their kneecaps, according to EurekaAlert, an online science news service.

San Fran PE firm buys big biometrics company

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cross Match Technologies, one of the largest providers of biometrics, has been acquired by PE firm Francisco Partners.

SIA: Biometrics can cut fraud in Medicare, Medicaid

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07/03/2012

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Biometrics can reduce fraud in Medicare and Medicaid programs and provide assurance that patient information is protected, the Security Industry Association told the Senate Finance Committee on June 29.

Safran, L-1 merger gets final go-ahead

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07/20/2011

PARIS—Safran has cleared the last hurdle in its acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions, a Stamford, Conn.-based biometrics company, and expects to close the deal by the end of next week.

FST21 partners with HID for increased coverage, more secure access control

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12/15/2010

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—FST21, a provider of intelligent controlled access and automation solutions and services, in early November announced a new technology partnership with access control provider HID for integration of its RFID technology into FST21’s intelligent building solution SafeRise.

Report finds biometrics ‘fallible’, but SIA disagrees

‘In the security world, biometrics are accepted as a viable solution for authorization and identification’
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11/23/2010

WASHINGTON—When the National Research Council released a report criticizing the use of biometric technology, many in the security industry took notice. The 2010 report, Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities found that “human recognition systems are inherently probabilistic and hence inherently fallible; the chance of error can be made small but not eliminated. System designers and operators should anticipate and plan for the occurrence of errors, even if errors are expected to be infrequent.”

Safran to buy L-1 for $1.09b cash

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09/23/2010

PARIS—Biometric giant L-1 Identity Solutions, which announced in March it was for sale, has a buyer: Safran, based here, announced Sept. 20 that it would acquire L-1 and its biometric and enterprise access solutions, secure credentialing solutions and enrollment services business in a $1.09 billion cash deal.

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